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Guide to the Photograph Collection of Family Members and Descendents of General M.G. Vallejo
BANC PIC 1978.195--PIC  
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Description
Photographs of the family of Mariano G. Vallejo, prominent California leader and landowner during the late Mexican and early American era of the region.
Background
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1808-1890) was among the most prominent leaders and landowners of Mexican California at the time of the gold rush and subsequent American statehood. Although never formally granted the rank of general, from 1838 Vallejo was comandante-general of California. He was later a member of the California constitutional convention and instrumental in the California's entry into Unites States. From 1834 Vallejo owned the Petaluma Rancho, and his later home was Lachryma Montis, in Sonoma. Although he was one of the largest landowners in California, statehood and subsequent legal battles over land claims cost him nearly all of his holdings.
Extent
25 photographic prints : chiefly b&w ; various sizes. 26 digital objects
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or reproduce must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Please use digital facsimiles when possible.