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Correspondence 1832-1941

Physical Description: approximately 4100 pieces in 40 boxes

Includes the personal and business papers of Cave J. Couts a; the personal correspondence of Cave J. Couts b; and the correspondence of all other family members
Box 1

Correspondence, A-Bal

Box 2

Correspondence, Ban-Bo

Box 3

Correspondence, Br-Cas

Box 4

Correspondence, California

Box 5

Correspondence, Ch-Cot

Box 6

Correspondence, Cou-Couts, Cave J. (b)

Box 7

Correspondence, Couts, Cave J. c- Couts, James

Box 8

Correspondence, Couts, John F.-Couts, Poston

Box 9

Correspondence, Couts, Robert L.-Cro

Box 10

Correspondence, Cu-D

Box 11

Correspondence, E-Fe

Box 12

Correspondence, Fi-Ga

Box 13

Correspondence, Forster, John (1857-1865)

Box 14

Correspondence, Forster, John (1866-1870 June 30)

Box 15

Correspondence, Forster, John (1870 July 1-1874)

Box 16

Correspondence, Gi-Gw

Box 17

Correspondence, Ha-Hend

Box 18

Correspondence, Henl-I

Box 19

Correspondence, J-Johnson

Box 20

Correspondence, Johnson, Charles R. (1859-1864)

Box 21

Correspondence, Johnson, Charles R. (1865-1868)

Box 22

Correspondence, Johnson, Charles R. (1869-1870)

Box 23

Correspondence, Johnson, Charles R. (1871-1896)

Box 24

Correspondence, Johnston-Kr

Box 25

Correspondence, Ku-L

Box 26

Correspondence, Ma-Man

Box 27

Correspondence, Mar-Morr

Box 28

Correspondence, Mors-Ped

Box 29

Correspondence, Pen-Pol

Box 30

Correspondence, Por-Raimond, R. E. (1854-1868)

Box 31

Correspondence, Raimond, R. E. (1869-1874)-Roa

Box 32

Correspondence, Rob-Sch

Box 33

Correspondence, Scrader, Elizabeth B. (Clemens) Couts

Box 34

Correspondence, Scott

Box 35

Correspondence, Se-Step

Box 36

Correspondence, Stearns, Abel (1853-1861)

Box 37

Correspondence, Stearns, Abel (1862-1871)

Box 38

Correspondence, Stew-T

Box 39

Correspondence, U-We

Box 40

Correspondence, Wh-Y

 

Business correspondence and of Cave J. Couts b. 1882-1943

Physical Description: approximately 5500 pieces in 22 boxes
Box 41

A-Banc

Box 42

Bank-Br

Box 43

Bu-Cl

Box 44

Co-Cave J. Couts (b) (1889-1923)

Box 45

Cave J. Couts (b) (1924-1942)

Box 46

Cr-Fa

Box 47

Fi-Go

Box 48

Gr-J

Box 49

Hunsaker, William J. (1888-1903)

Box 50

Hunsaker, William J. (1904-1928)

Box 51

K-L

Box 52

M-Merc

Box 53

Merr-O

Box 54

O'Melveny-O'Neill

Box 55

P-Rob

Box 56

Roe-Ru

Box 57

Sa

Box 58

Sc-Sto

Box 59

Stearns, Frederic W. (1897-1907)

Box 60

Stearns, Frederic W. (1908-1928)-SW

Box 61

T-U

Box 62

V-Z

 

United States Army papers of Cave J. Couts a. 1837-1855

Physical Description: 658 pieces in 2 boxes
Box 63

1837-1849

Box 64

1850-1853

 

United States Army papers of Aaron B. Hardcastle. 1852-1861

Physical Description: 306 pieces in 2 boxes
Box 65

1852-1860

Box 66

18661

 

Accounts

Box 67

Tax bills and assessments; medical bills; livestock bills

This box contains:
  • Tax bills, assessments, 1850-1942 (approximately 230 pieces)
  • Medical bills, 1853-1872 (12 pieces)
  • Livestock bills, 1862-approximately 1875 (17 pieces)
Box 68

Miscellaneous accounts: 1850-1861

Physical Description: Approximately 375 pieces
Box 69

Miscellaneous accounts: 1862-1869

Physical Description: Approximately 300 pieces
Box 70

Miscellaneous accounts: 1870-1889

Physical Description: Approximately 275 pieces
Box 71

Miscellaneous accounts: 1890-1909

Physical Description: Approximately 200 pieces
Box 72

Miscellaneous accounts: 1910-1919

Physical Description: Approximately 375 pieces
Box 73

Miscellaneous accounts: 1920-1943

Physical Description: Approximately 375 pieces
 

Land papers

Box 74

Estates: Baker, Arcadia (Bandini) Stearns

Consists of:

Estates

  • Arcadia (Bandini) Stearns Baker, 1914-1935 (54 pieces)
Box 75

Estates: Clemens, Jeremiah W. and Couts, Cave J. (a); Ranchos: Agua Hedionda; Buena Vista (1845-1896)

Consists of:

Estates

  • Jeremiah W. Clemens, 1894-1896 (10 pieces)
  • Cave J. Couts a, approximately 1865-1926 (24 pieces)

Ranchos

  • Agua Hedionda, 1859-1930 (7 pieces)
  • Buena Vista, 1845-1896 (125 pieces)
Box 76

Rancho Buena Vista (1897-1906 September)

Consists of:

Ranchos

  • Buena Vista, 1897-September 1906 (90 pieces)
Box 77

Ranchos: Buena Vista (1906 October-1907); El Cajón; Guajome (1892-1917)

Consists of:

Ranchos

  • Buena Vista, 1906 October-1907 (7 pieces)
  • El Cajón, approximately 1875 (1 piece)
  • Guajome, 1892-1917 (23 pieces)
Box 78

Ranchos: Guajome (1918-1926)-Valle de San Jose; Cities: Coronado-Moosa

Consists of:

Ranchos

  • Guajome, 1918-1926 (5 pieces)
  • La Joya, 1898 (3 pieces)
  • Monserrate, approximately 1932 (7 pieces)
  • La Nación, 1890 (1 piece)
  • San Francisco (San Diego County), 1864 (1 piece)
  • Santa Margarita y las Flores, 1904 (1 piece)
  • Temecula, 1876 (1 piece)
  • Valle de San José and Valle de Pamo, 1870 (2 pieces)

Cities

  • Coronado, Calif., 1873-1888 (5 pieces)
  • Fallbrook, Calif., 1932-1939 (2 pieces)
  • Los Angeles, Calif., 1916-1942 (48 pieces)
  • Moosa, Calif., 1925 (1 piece)
Box 79

Cities: Oceanside-San Diego

Consists of:

Cities

  • Oceanside, Calif., 1885-1939 (28 pieces)
  • La Presa, Calif., 1887-1900 (3 pieces)
  • San Diego, Calif., 1850-1943 (303 pieces) (in both boxes 79 and 80)
    • Colorado House, 1850-1862 (22 pieces)
    • Roseville, 1853-1909 (7 pieces)
    • Horton's Addition and City Heights Annex No. 1, 1873-1930 (9 pieces)
    • Middletown, 1887-1890 (5 pieces)
    • Inspiration Heights, 1926 (3 pieces)
    • Casa de Bandini, 1928-1943 (94 pieces)
    • City Heights Annex No. 1, 1928-1943 (7 pieces)
    • Week End Villas, 1930-1942 (5 pieces)
    • Fairmount Theater, 1932-1943 (144 pieces)
Box 80

Cities: San Diego-Vista; San Bernardino County; San Diego County (O-Palomar Park Observatory, 1930-1934)

Consists of:

Cities

  • San Diego, Calif. (continued from box 79)
  • Tijuana, Mexico, 1872 (1 piece)
  • Vista, Calif., 1912-1918 (26 pieces)

Counties

  • San Bernardino, 1890-1898 (4 pieces)
  • San Diego County
    • Oriflamme Mine, 1876 (1 piece)
    • Pala Indian Reservation, (5 pieces)
    • Palomar Park Observatory, 1930-1934 (87 pieces)
Box 81

San Diego County (Palomar Park Observatory, 1935-1938; Ranchito Mine, 1895-1902)

Consists of:

Counties

  • San Diego County
    • Palomar Park Observatory, 1935-1938 (53 pieces)
    • Ranchito Mine, Correspondence, 1895-1914 (343 pieces)
Box 82

San Diego County (Ranchito Mine, 1903-1941)

Consists of:

Counties

  • San Diego County
    • Ranchito Mine, Correspondence, 1903-1941 (202 pieces)
    • Ranchito Mine, Bills and assay reports, 1896-1928 (82 pieces)
Box 83

San Diego County (Miscellaneous)

Consists of: Miscellaneous (described by range and township), 1875-1939 (107 pieces).
 

Legal papers

Box 84

Legal Papers

Consists of documents related to:
  • Estate of Cave J. Couts a, 1887-approximately 1908 (15 pieces)
  • Estate of Isidora (Bandini) Couts, 1898-1908 (4 pieces)
  • Divorce of Cave J. Couts b and Elizabeth B. (Clemens) Couts Schrader, 1897-1899 (33 pieces)
  • Miscellaneous legal papers, >1875-1930 (42 pieces)
 

Survey correspondence of Cave J. Couts b

Box 85

1877-1893

Physical Description: 134 pieces
Box 86

1894-1940

Physical Description: 106 pieces
 

Field notes of Cave J. Couts b

Box 87

Ranchos; Indian reservations; Counties (Riverside-San Diego)

Consists of:

Ranchos

  • Agua Hedionda, 1854-1912 (3 pieces)
  • Cañada de San Vicente y Mesa de Padre Barona, 1856 (2 pieces)
  • Misión Vieja o la Paz, 1858-1884 (1 piece)
  • Pauma, 1868 (2 pieces)
  • La Puente, 1857 (1 piece)
  • San Juan Cajón de Santa Ana, 1876 (1 piece)
  • Santa Ysabel and Valle de San José, 1866-1896 (3 pieces)

Indian reservations (San Diego County)

  • Campo, 1856-1858 (1 piece)
  • Capitan Grande, 1856-1876 (2 pieces)
  • Iñaja, 1875 (1 piece)
  • Manzanita, 1856 (1 piece)
  • Mesa Grande, 1856 (2 pieces)
  • Santa Ysabel, 1876 (1 piece)

Counties (described by range and township)

  • Riverside, 1868-1879 (2 pieces)
  • San Diego
    • Ranges 1 and 2 West, 1853-1893 (continued in Box 88)
Box 88

Counties (San Diego); Miscellaneous

Consists of:

Counties (described by range and township)

  • San Diego
    • Ranges 1 and 2 West, 1853-1893 (29 pieces) (continued)
    • Ranges 2-5 West, 1854-1893 (18 pieces)
    • Ranges 1-9 East, 1850-approximately 1889 (10 pieces)
    • Lists of land ownership, approximately 1886 (9 pieces)

Miscellaneous

  • Notes, sketches, etc. re Indian reservations in San Diego County (21 pieces)
  • Miscellaneous notes, reports, sketches of Cave J. Couts b (12 pieces)
  • Scratch papers, unidentified field notes of Cave J. Couts b (15 pieces)
 

Family papers

Box 89

Genealogical and biographical materials

Consists of:
  • Biographical sketches of Cave J. Couts (a and b) (5 pieces)
  • Baptismal records, wedding announcements, etc., of Couts, Bandini families, 1857-1940 (22 pieces)
  • Miscellaneous biographical and genealogical material re Couts, Bandini, etc., families (25 pieces)
  • Newspaper clippings re Couts, Bandini, etc., families (57 pieces)
  • List of books at Rancho Guajome, after 1941 (20 pieces)
  • School papers, 1838-1882 (41 pieces including 25 pieces of school papers of Cave J. Couts a while at the United States Military Academy, 1838-1843)
  • Recipes, 1851-approximately 1930 (6 pieces)
Box 90

Photographs

Physical Description: 182 pieces
Box 91

Ephemera

Consists of:
  • Social invitations, calling cards, etc. (90 pieces)
  • Unidentified material (32 pieces)
  • Newspaper clippings (47 pieces)
  • Printed matter (72 pieces)
  • Ephemera (49 pieces)
Box 92

Envelopes

Physical Description: approximately 250 pieces
 

Volumes

Physical Description: 171 pieces
Box 94

Accounts; Letterbooks; Diaries. CT 2543 (3-13)

Box 95

Accounts; Letterbooks; Diaries. CT 2543 (15-18, 20-26)

Box 96

Accounts; Letterbooks; Diaries. CT 2543 (27-45), 2544 (1-4)

Box 97

Accounts; Letterbooks; Diaries. CT 2544 (6-27)

Box 98

Accounts; Letterbooks; Diaries. CT 2545 (1-5), 2546 (1-3)

Box 99

Accounts; Letterbooks; Diaries. 2546 (4-16), 2547 (1-7)

Box 100

Accounts; Letterbooks; Diaries. 2547 (8-35)

Box 101

Accounts; Letterbooks; Diaries. 2547 (36-55), 2548 (1-2)

Box 102

Accounts; Letterbooks; Diaries. CT 2549-2550, 2552-2557

Box 103

Accounts; Letterbooks; Diaries. CT 2557-2560, 2611-2612

Loose volume

CT 2541 (fac) Facsimile of Cave J. Couts (a) Journal

Envelope

CT 2543 (19) Account book: cattle and servants, 1854-1857

Envelope

CT 2544 (5) Couts, Cave J. b account of expenses while in the employ of the Central American Pacific Railway and Transportation Co. 1884

Envelope

CT 2561 Wilson, Clarendon J.L. and Couts, Cave J. a. Returns of provisions received and issued, purchases, sales, etc. by the Acting Assistant Commissaries of Subsistence, United States Army at San Luis Rey. 1850-1851

Book case

CT 2551 Benjamin Ignatius Hayes, Diary, 1875

Microfilm

CT 2541 (2) Positive microfilm of Cave J. Couts (a) Journal

Loose volume

HM 59966 Transcription of CT 2551 by Ellen L. Sweet, 1999

Roll

CT 2613 Schoolwork of Cadet Cave Johnson Couts (a), United States Military Academy at West Point, between 1838 and 1843

 

Maps

Physical Description: 250 pieces