Title: Monterey Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1785-1877,
Date (bulk): bulk 1828-1854
Extent: 1,337 peices (8 Boxes in chronological order, 1785-1877)
The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
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[Identification of item], Monterey Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Group of correspondence and documents from the municipal archives of Monterey, Calif., covering the period from 1828 to 1854,
with two earlier items for 1785 and 1798, and a later one for 1877. The papers offer a good example of the California municipal
system of government operating under an
ayuntamiento during the Mexican period, when Monterey was the capital of the province, and under a common council during the early American
- A. Common welfare and the preservation of the public order
- B. Health measures, sanitation and hospitals
- C. Financial administration: salaries of public officials and employees; assessment of property and taxation, collection of
revenues, etc. (over 350 pieces consist of orders to pay, bills, receipts, etc.).
- D. Education
- E. Elections
- F. Administration of justice
- G. Repair of streets, bridges, & public buildings