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Guide to the Denton Family Papers MS 175
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Series I:  Family Papers

Box-folder 1:1

Official documents (some in Spanish), 1894-1917

Includes:

William Denton Mexican Naturalization document, 1894 (translation) (original encapsulated and in Oversize Collections D1) (original in Spanish).
Box-folder 1:2

Family history (some in Spanish), 1907 April-1952 April

Includes:

Letter to Elena Cano Denton from Baja California Governor Esteban Cantu, January 14, 1919. (Spanish)
 

Series II:  Family Estates

Box-folder 1:3

United States properties, 1852, 1904

Includes:

Winamac, Indiana land deed for Andrew Remersnider, July 1, 1852 (in Oversize Collections D1).
Box-folder 1:4

Mexican estates (some in Spanish), 1863-1930

Includes:

Land transfer documents for Los Algodones Rancho, 1899-1922. (some Spanish)
Court-ordered report of several Denton family properties including Jacume Rancho, Los Algodones Rancho, and various mines, March 15, 1923. (Spanish)
Box-folder 1:5

Mexican mines (some in Spanish), 1889-1924

Includes:

Original deeds to mines signed by Portofirio Diaz, including site plan for each mine, October 3, 1903-May 31, 1904 (in Oversize Collections D1). (Spanish)
Box-folder 1:6

Legal disputes (property), 1924 May-September

 

Series III:  Business Relationships

Box-folder 1:7

Land surveys (some in Spanish), 1858-1906

Includes:

Copies of pages from Federico Fitch's diary that mention William Denton, 1858-1860.
Compiled reports on the Colorado River Basin completed by William Denton, in cooperation with Justin P. Moore of the California Academy of Sciences, 1878-1879.
Box-folder 1:8

International Colonization Company, 1878-1891

Includes:

Published International Colonization Company field notes from the San Vicente Basin, 1887.
Published "Allegation of Facts" by Timoteo R. de Esparza in lawsuit against the International Colonization Company, 1888.
Original correspondence between Geoge H. Sisson of the company and Denton's lawyer regarding William Denton's disputed lands claims, August-November 1891.
Box-folder 1:9

Legal disputes (business) (Spanish), undated

 

Series IV:  Baja California Maps

Box-folder Oversize Collections D1

Maps of Denton property (some in Spanish), 1870-1903

Includes:

Original site plan of the Jacume area, 1870.
Original site plan of Los Algodones Rancho, 1873.
Box-folder Oversize Collections D1

Regional maps (some in Spanish), 1875 and undated

Includes:

Original map of Baja California Region, drawn up by William Denton, 1875.
Original hand-drawn map of lands surrounding the Cucupa Mountains, undated.