Inventory of the Monterey Collection, 1785-1877, bulk 1828-1854

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Inventory of the Monterey Collection, 1785-1877, bulk 1828-1854

The Huntington Library



San Marino, California

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: lgarcia@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=554
Processed by:
The Huntington Library staff
© 2000 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Monterey Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1785-1877,
Date (bulk): bulk 1828-1854
Extent: 1,337 peices (8 Boxes in chronological order, 1785-1877)
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

The collection was purchased from Mr. & Mrs. Wilford R. Holman, of Pacific Grove, Calif., 2/15/59.

Access

Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Monterey Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Introduction

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 period.

Subject Matter

  • 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

Interesting or Important Items

 

HARTNELL, William E.P.

 

To Ayuntamiento of Monterey: petition for Mexican citizenship. 1829, Jan. 22 (MR 188)

 

SPENCE, David.

 

To Ayuntamiento of Monterey: petition for Mexican citizenship. 1829, Jan.22 (MR 364)

 

MONTEREY (Calif.). Ayuntamiento.

 

Minute books of meetings for the years 1833, 1834, & 1836, which, according to Bancroft, were not believed to be extant. The 1836 minute book contains a copy of the inaugural address of Gov. Mariano Chico, of which there seems to be only one printed copy in the Mercantile Library in San Francisco. (MR 251-253)

 

HIJAR, José María de.

 

Letter to David Spence, then Alcalde, requesting a certificate of good character as demonstrated during the four months he resided at Monterey, and asking to state if Spence ever considered that he entertained revolutionary ideas. 1835, Apr. 12 (MR 191)

 

ROMERO, José Mariano.

 

Letter from the teacher of the normal school at Monterey to the Ayuntamiento, protesting the unjust criticism of his teaching levelled at him by parents and civic authorities. 1835, Nov. 14 (MR 347)

 

ALLEN, George.

 

Accounts of receipts and disbursements of the municipal funds. 1835 - 1837 (MR 41-45)

 

Tally list of

 

Tally list of votes, signed ballots cast, and list of delegates elected at Monterey to the Consejo General, scheduled to meet at Santa Barbara on June 15, 1846. 1846, May 26 - 30. (61 pieces) (MR 13)

 

Several documents and bills

 

Several documents and bills concerning the building and repair of Colton Hall, California's Constitution Hall. 1847 - 1850 (MR 29, 102, 226, 336, 400)

 

ROACH, Philip A.

 

To Common Council of Monterey. Letters from the Mayor containing his recommendations to the council regarding the need for defining the boundaries of the newly constituted city of Monterey, the sale of vacant lands, efforts to be made to have Monterey designated as the capital of California, need for building a wharf, etc. 1850, April 10 & 27. (MR 330)

 

MONTEREY (Calif.). Residents.

 

Petition addressed to the Common Council requesting that an appropiation be made to defray the expenses of suitably celebrating the 4th of July. Document containing 23 signatures, dated June 6, 1850. (MR 282)