Guide to the Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon Papers, 1837-1854

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Guide to the Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon Papers, 1837-1854



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1837-1854
Box Number: 882-888
Creator: Raousset-Boulbon, Gaston Raoux, comte de, 1817-1854
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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Access Points

Filibusters
Mexico--History--1821-1861
Mexico--Politics and government--1821-1861
Apache Indians
Raousset-Boulbon, Gaston Raoux, comte de, 1817-1854

Contents

A collection of carbon copies of transcripts in Spanish from the Mexican archives used in research for the book THE FRENCH IN SONORA.

Biography

Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon was born in Avignon, France, on May 5, 1817. He led two filibuster expeditions from San Francisco against Sonora, Mexico in 1852 and 1854. The first expedition was under the guise of a mining company known as La Compenia Restauradora de la Mina de la Arizona. He captured Hermosillo, Sonora in 1852. A retreat to Guaymas resulted in his surrender to General Miguel Blanco. In 1854 he returned to Sonora. After a series of misunderstandings his French forces were defeated in the Battle of Guaymas, July 13, 1854, by the forces of Jose Maria Yanez. The Count was executed August 13, 1854.

Container List

Box Box 882

General correspondence; baptismal account; biography; historical accounts; pamphlet; poetry; memory of the Senate and House of Deputies; newspaper - El Sonorense; proclamations; travelog; Apache Indians, 1837-1849.

Box Box 883

Apache Indians, 1850-1851.

Box Box 884

Apache Indians, 1852-1854.

Box Box 885

Military operations, 1851-1854; plans to annex Baja; new fears of invasion; invasion of Sonora; action at Hermosillo; official letters of French Legation.

Box Box 886

Filibusterers.

Box Box 887

Count Raoussett-Boulbon; letter to diplomatic corps; expedition against Sonora; Sonora prepares; rumors in Central America; French invaders; intercepted correspondence; invasion of Sonora; U.S. Consular letters; action at Guaymas; invasion preparations; invasion of Sonora; 500 American filibusterers; American filibusterers; 300 adventurers.

Box Box 888

Newspaper reports.