Inventory of the Cave Johnson Couts Papers, 1832-1951

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Inventory of the Cave Johnson Couts Papers, 1832-1951

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San Marino, California

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Cave Johnson Couts Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1832-1951
Creator: Couts, Cave Johnson
Extent: Number of pieces: 16,000
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Cave Johnson Couts Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Scope and Content

The Couts Collection, consisting of some 16,000 pieces, was acquired from Mrs. Ida Richardson in 1958. It contains the personal and business papers of Cave Johnson Couts a (1821-1874) and Cave Johnson Couts b (1856-1943).

Biographic Sketch of the Couts Family

Biographic Sketch of Cave J. Couts a

Cave J. Couts a was born near Springfield, Tennessee in November, 1821. He was recommended by Rep. James K. Polk to the United States Military Academy, which he attended from 1838 to 1843. For four years Couts served at posts in Louisiana and what is now Oklahoma, during which time he rose from second lieutenant of Riflemen to first lieutenant of First Dragoons.
In November, 1847, in the closing moments of the war with Mexico, Couts was sent to Monterrey, Mex., too late to take part in any real confrontation with the enemy. In June, 1848, after uneventful months of occupation duty, Couts' company began a six-month march to California from Monterrey. Due to incompetent command the march proved to be one of foolish hardship and privation, and Couts kept a journal chronicling the outrages to which his proud company was submitted.
Upon reaching California Couts was stationed at Los Angeles and San Diego for several months, and in late 1849 he headed up the escort for the U.S. Boundary Commission survey team, which was mapping the U.S. border from San Diego to the Colorado-Gila River junction.
In 1851, after several more months of occupation duty in San Diego, Couts married Isidora Bandini, daughter of the very prominent californiano, Juan Bandini. Shortly thereafter, in October of that year, Couts resigned his Army commission and took over the operation of the San Diego County ranch Guajome, a wedding present of the bride's brother-in-law, Abel Stearns.
In late 1851 Couts was second-in-command of the volunteer force which brought under control the San Diego County Indian uprising known as the Garra Revolt. In January, 1852 he was the presiding judge at the court martial of the man who instigated that revolt, Antonio Garra. Couts was further involved with San Diego Indians as sub-agent for the county from 1853 to 1855.
As Couts turned his attentions toward setting up his ranch he put his primary efforts into raising cattle, with the help of Abel Stearns. He proved quite successful as a cattleman, and acquired great wealth. He was later able to add the nearby ranches Buena Vista and Los Vallecitos de San Marcos to his land holdings. He was also a very well-respected man throughout California. A staunch Democrat, he was very active in county and state politics. He was several times a delegate to the state Democratic Convention, and he held numerous county positions, including that of Justice of the Peace (which he held from 1853 to 1863).
With the passing of the No-fence Law in Sacramento in 1872 Couts received a financial blow from which he never recovered. California laws had always favored the rancher, with his open-range method of cattle raising. This new law, which Couts fought desperately, placed on the cattleman the responsibility for any damage to farmers' crops caused by his free-roaming cattle. Thus, rather than farmers having to enclose their fields, ranchers had to enclose their cattle, or sell. Couts was forced to sell his herds at ruinous prices. Two years later, in June, 1874, Couts died of aneurism at San Diego.
An interesting sidelight to Couts' papers is the Civil War material to be found in the correspondence he maintained with his brothers and sisters in Tennessee. These letters give an informative view of the rigors of war in that state. Couts, as one might suspect, was a strong Confederate supporter.

Biographic Sketch of Cave J. Couts B

Cave J. Couts b, fourth child of Cave J. Couts a, was born at Rancho Guajome in 1856. He received his schooling at St. Vincent's Academy in Los Angeles and at Stewart College in Clarksville, Tennessee (now Southwestern Presbyterian University).
Couts became a civil engineer, and in 1883 he and his brother-in-law, Chalmers Scott, went to Guatemala and El Salvador to work on the Central American Pacific Railroad. After his return in 1884 Couts was appointed Deputy Surveyor for San Diego County, and he actively surveyed the public lands for more than twenty-five years.
In February, 1887 Couts married Elizabeth B. Clemens, niece of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Their only child, Cave Johnson Couts c, was born late that same year. In June, 1897 Couts and his wife were divorced. She later remarried, to Dr. Charles Schrader.
Couts' great pride, Rancho Guajome, was gradually acquired as a whole by him from other members of his family. The ranch had been divided up among the family following the death of Couts a. In times of financial reverses the family turned to Couts b for assistance, and in this way the land came into his hands. Couts had a strong sense of history, and the ranch retained an atmosphere of early California well into the twentieth century. In 1927 he had the house and outbuildings completely restored.
Couts' sense of history also led him to buy and renovate the Casa de Bandini in San Diego, home of his famous grandfather, Juan Bandini. Following its restoration in 1930 the house was opened as a hotel.
Couts owned or administered large parcels of land, a few of which gave him much worry and trouble. A heated battle over the Rancho Buena Vista caused Couts, as administrator of his father's estate, years of litigation (1889-1907). His problems were first centered around a dispute with the government over the final survey of the land, and later were focussed on an effort to buy the lands of the original ranch excluded from the final survey. There was also a great deal of family disagreement over the proper handling of the matter.
Another problem for Couts was the Ranchito Mine, a gold mine in the Julian District which he purchased in 1895. This was generally regarded as the richest mine in the Julian area, but it proved to be a great disappointment to Couts. He got little more out of it than debts and troubles, and he tried for many years to dispose of it, unsuccessfully.
In 1917 Couts nearly lost Rancho Guajome. In 1896 he had received a loan of a considerable sum from Richard O'Neill, Sr., manager of neighboring Rancho Santa Margarita y las Flores. At that time he had signed a note which amounted to a mortgage, although there was an unwritten understanding between the two friends that the note did not constitute a mortgage. At O'Neill's death in 1910 Richard O'Neill, Jr. inherited the Guajome note and insisted upon a literal interpretation of it. In 1917 the issue came to a head in a bitter legal battle.
Couts had a great deal of civic pride, which led him into commitments for the betterment of San Diego city and county. Foremost among these was his assuming the chairmanship of the committee which succeeded in establishing the famous Palomar Observatory.
Couts was also quite active in the southern California business world. He took part in many ventures in San Diego and Los Angeles, and his business correspondence includes many prominent local figures of the early twentieth century. The death of one of these figures, Arcadia (Bandini) Stearns Baker (Couts' aunt), involved a multi-million-dollar estate, including vast holdings of Los Angeles County land. Couts, as an heir, was caught up in the partition suits, which dragged on for more than nine years after the 1912 death of Mrs. Baker. Couts was a successful businessman, and he was a wealthy man most of his life. His business activity remained brisk until shortly before his death at the age of 87 in 1943.

Container List

Box 1-40

I. Correspondence (A-Z), 1832-1941, including:

Physical Description: c.4100 pieces
 

A. Personal and business papers of Cave J. Couts a

 

B. Personal correspondence of Cave J. Couts b

 

C. Correspondence of all other family members

Box 41-62

II. Business correspondence (A-Z) of Cave J. Couts b, 1882-1943

Physical Description: c.5500 pieces
Box 63-64

III. Army papers of Cave J. Couts a, 1837-1855

Physical Description: 658 pieces
Box 65-66

IV. Army papers of Aaron B. Hardcastle, 1852-1861

Physical Description: 306 pieces
 

V. Accounts

 

A. Tax bills, assessments, 1850-1942

Physical Description: c.230 pieces
Box 67

B. Medical bills, 1853-1872

Physical Description: 12 pieces
 

C. Livestock bills, 1862-c.1875

Physical Description: 17 pieces
 

VI. Miscellaneous accounts

Box 68

A. 1850-1861

Physical Description: c.375 pieces
Box 69

B. 1862-1869

Physical Description: c.300 pieces
Box 70

C. 1870-1889

Physical Description: c.275 pieces
Box 71

D. 1890-1909

Physical Description: c.200 pieces
Box 72

E. 1910-1919

Physical Description: c.375 pieces
Box 73

F. 1920-1943

Physical Description: c.375 pieces
Box 74

VII. Land papers

 

A. Estates

Box 75

1. Arcadia (Bandini) Stearns Baker, 1914-1935

Physical Description: 54 pieces
 

2. Jeremiah W. Clemens, 1894-1896

Physical Description: 10 pieces
 

3. Cave J. Couts a, c. 1865-1926

Physical Description: 24 pieces
 

B. Ranchos

 

1. Agua Hedionda, 1859-1930

Physical Description: 7 pieces
 

2. Buena Vista

 

a. 1845-1896

Physical Description: 125 pieces
Box 76

b. 1897-Sep., 1906

Physical Description: 90 pieces
 

c. Oct., 1906-1907

Physical Description: 7 pieces
Box 77

3. El Cajón, c. 1875

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

4. Guajome

 

a. 1892-1917

Physical Description: 23 pieces
 

b. 1918-1926

Physical Description: 5 pieces
 

5. La Joya, 1898

Physical Description: 3 pieces
 

6. Monserrate, c. 1932

Physical Description: 7 pieces
 

7. La Nación, 1890

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

8. San Francisco (San Diego County), 1864

Physical Description: 1 piece
Box 78

9. Santa Margarita y las Flores, 1904

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

10. Temecula, 1876

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

11. Valle de San José and Valle de Pamo, 1870

Physical Description: 2 pieces
 

C. Cities

 

1. Coronado, Calif., 1873-1888

Physical Description: 5 pieces
 

2. Fallbrook, Calif., 1932-1939

Physical Description: 2 pieces
 

3. Los Angeles, Calif., 1916-1942

Physical Description: 48 pieces
 

4. Moosa, Calif., 1925

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

5. Oceanside, Calif., 1885-1939

Physical Description: 28 pieces
 

6. La Presa, Calif., 1887-1900

Physical Description: 3 pieces
 

7. San Diego, Calif., 1850-1943, including:

Physical Description: 303 pieces
 

a. Colorado House, 1850-1862

Physical Description: 22 pieces
 

b. Roseville, 1853-1909

Physical Description: 7 pieces
Box 79

c. Horton's Addition and City Heights Annex No. 1, 1873-1930

Physical Description: 9 pieces
 

d. Middletown, 1887-1890

Physical Description: 5 pieces
 

e. Inspiration Heights, 1926

Physical Description: 3 pieces
 

f. Casa de Bandini, 1928-1943

Physical Description: 94 pieces
 

g. City Heights Annex No. 1, 1928-1943

Physical Description: 7 pieces
 

h. Week End Villas, 1930-1942

Physical Description: 5 pieces
 

i. Fairmount Theater, 1932-1943

Physical Description: 144 pieces
 

8. Tijuana, Mexico, 1872

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

9. Vista, Calif., 1912-1918

Physical Description: 26 pieces
 

D. Counties

Box 80

1. San Bernardino, 1890-1898

Physical Description: 4 pieces
 

2. San Diego

 

a. Oriflamme Mine, 1876

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

b. Pala Indian Reservation, 1931

Physical Description: 5 pieces
 

c. Palomar Park Observatory

 

1. 1930-1934

Physical Description: 87 pieces
 

2. 1935-1938

Physical Description: 53 pieces
Box 81

d. Ranchito Mine

 

1. Correspondence

 

a. 1895-1902

Physical Description: 343 pieces
Box 82

b. 1903-1941

Physical Description: 202 pieces
 

2. Bills and assay reports, 1896-1928

Physical Description: 82 pieces
Box 83

e. Miscellaneous (described by range and township), 1875-1939

Physical Description: 107 pieces
 

VIII. Legal papers

 

A. Estate of Cave J. Couts a, 1887-c. 1908

Physical Description: 15 pieces
Box 84

B. Estate of Isidora (Bandini) Couts, 1898-1908

Physical Description: 4 pieces
 

C. Divorce of Cave J. Couts b and Elizabeth B. (Clemens) Couts Schrader, 1897-1899

Physical Description: 33 pieces
 

D. Miscellaneous legal papers, 1875-1930

Physical Description: 42 pieces
 

IX. Survey correspondence of Cave J. Couts b

Box 85

A. 1877-1893

Physical Description: 134 pieces
Box 86

B. 1894-1940

Physical Description: 106 pieces
 

X. Field notes of Cave J. Couts b

 

A. Ranchos

 

1. Agua Hedionda, 1854-1912

Physical Description: 3 pieces
 

2. Cañada de San Vicente y Mesa de Padre Barona, 1856

Physical Description: 2 pieces
 

3. Misión Vieja o la Paz, 1858-1884

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

4. Pauma, 1868

Physical Description: 2 pieces
 

5. La Puente, 1857

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

6. San Juan Cajón de Santa Ana, 1876

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

7. Santa Ysabel and Valle de San José, 1866-1896

Physical Description: 3 pieces
Box 87

B. Indian reservations (San Diego County)

 

1. Campo, 1856-1858

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

2. Capitan Grande, 1856-1876

Physical Description: 2 pieces
 

3. Iñaja, 1875

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

4. Manzanita, 1856

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

5. Mesa Grande, 1856

Physical Description: 2 pieces
 

6. Santa Ysabel, 1876

Physical Description: 1 piece
 

C. Counties (described by range and township)

 

1. Riverside, 1868-1879

Physical Description: 2 pieces
 

2. San Diego

 

a. Ranges 1 and 2 West, 1853-1893

Physical Description: 29 pieces
 

b. Ranges 2-5 West, 1854-1893

Physical Description: 18 pieces
 

c. Ranges 1-9 East, 1850-c. 1889

Physical Description: 10 pieces
Box 88

d. Lists of land ownership, c. 1886

Physical Description: 9 pieces
 

D. Miscellaneous

 

1. Notes, sketches, etc. re Indian reservations in San Diego County

Physical Description: 21 pieces
 

2. Miscellaneous notes, reports, sketches of Cave J. Couts b

Physical Description: 12 pieces
 

3. Scratch papers, unidentified field notes of Cave J. Couts b

Physical Description: 15 pieces
 

XI. Family papers

 

A. Biographical sketches of Cave J. Couts (a & b)

Physical Description: 5 pieces
 

B. Baptismal records, wedding announcements, etc., of Couts, Bandini families, 1857-1940

Physical Description: 22 pieces
Box 89

C. Miscellaneous biographical and genealogical material re Couts, Bandini, etc., families

Physical Description: 25 pieces
 

D. Newspaper clippings re Couts, Bandini, etc., families

Physical Description: 57 pieces
 

E. List of books at Rancho Guajome, 1941<

Physical Description: 20 pieces
 

F. School papers, 1838-1882

Physical Description: 41 pieces
 

(including school papers of Cave J. Couts a while at the United States Military Academy, 1838<>1843)

Physical Description: 25 pieces
 

G. Recipes, 1851-c. 1930

Physical Description: 6 pieces
Box 90

XII. Photographs

Physical Description: 182 pieces
 

XIII. Ephemera

 

A. Social invitations, calling cards, etc.

Physical Description: 90 pieces
Box 91

B. Unidentified material

Physical Description: 32 pieces
 

C. Newspaper clippings

Physical Description: 47 pieces
 

D. Printed matter

Physical Description: 72 pieces
 

E. Ephemera

Physical Description: 49 pieces
Box 92

XIV. Envelopes

Physical Description: c.250 pieces
 

XV. Volumes

Physical Description: 171 pieces
 

XVI. Maps

Physical Description: 250 pieces

Subject Material Re Indians

 

INDIAN AFFAIRS - California

item CT 83

BEALE, Edward Fitzgerald. To General Tomás. 1854, Feb. 16

item CT 145-146

BURTON, Henry Stanton. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1854-1857

item CT 297

COUTS, Cave Johnson a. To Manuel Cota. 1853, Sep. 1

item CT 308

COUTS, Cave Johnson a. To Thomas Jefferson Henley. 1856, Feb. 29

item CT 936

GODEY, Alexis. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1863, Jan. 2

item CT 1066

HENLEY, George W. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1856, Mar. 26

item CT 1067-1073

HENLEY, Thomas Jefferson. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1855-1856

item CT 1268

JOHNSON, Charles Robinson. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1865, Apr. 13

item CT 1544

LAWSON, S S. To Chalmers Scott. 1881, Jan. 27

item CT 1563

LOVETT, William Edward. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1866, Jan. 17

item CT 1634

MALTBY, Charles. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1866, Apr. 5

item CT 2118

STANLEY, John Quincy Adams. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1865, Dec. 22

item CT 2119

STANLEY, John Quincy Adams. To Willie Blount Couts. 1867, Dec. 8

item CT 2389-2390

WHITING, Billington Crum. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1871-1872

item CT 2406

WILSON, Benjamin Davis. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1854, May. 15

 

INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA

item CT 53

BANDINI, José María. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1861, Apr. 6

item CT 56 (1-2)

BANDINI, José María. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1865

item CT 83

BEALE, Edward Fitzgerald. To General Tomás. 1854, Feb. 16

item CT 133 (1-6)

BROWN, W. Haney. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1871

item CT 145-146

BURTON, Henry Stanton. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1854-1857

item CT 193 (1-57)

CALIFORNIA. San Diego County. Justice of the Peace. Documents and related papers of legal cases brought before Cave Johnson Couts a, Justice of the Peace, regarding Indians of California. 1854-1862

item CT 199 (1-11)

CALIFORNIA. San Diego County. Justice of the Peace. Documents and related papers regarding José Antonio Serrano, Blas Aguilar, & Juan Avila vs. Indians of Pauma, legal case brought before Cave Johnson Couts a, Justice of the Peace. 1859-1861

item CT 204

CALIFORNIA. San Diego County. Justice of the Peace. Judgement rendered by William Caswell Ferrell, Justice of the Peace, in case of Cave Johnson Couts a vs. Francisco, an Indian boy. 1858, May 6

item CT 205

CALIFORNIA. San Diego County. Justice of the Peace. Deposition made by Antonio Nieblas & José María Castillo regarding some stolen hides belonging to Cave Johnson Couts a. 1865, Dec. 16

item CT 207

CALIFORNIA. San Diego County. Justice of the Peace. Indenture wherein Indian woman, Jacinto, binds over her son to Isidora (Bandini) Couts. 1866, Aug. 13

item CT 272-274

COTA, Manuel. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1855-1858

item CT 276-278

COTA, Manuel. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1860-1863

item CT 280

COTA, Manuel. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1864?

item CT 294

COUTS, Cave Johnson a. To John Judson Ames. 1855, June 13

item CT 297

COUTS, Cave Johnson a. To Manuel Cota. 1853, Sep. 1

item CT 309

COUTS, Cave Johnson a. To Don A. Hollister. 1861, Jan. 10

item CT 2543 (1-45)

COUTS, Cave Johnson a. Account books containing records of Indian servants. 1851-1874

item CT 2614

COUTS, Cave Johnson a. To James William Denver. 1857, Oct. 7

item CT 2545 (2)

COUTS, Cave Johnson b. Letter book. 1894-1904

item CT 2547 (30)

COUTS, Cave Johnson b. Survey field book re Sycuan Indian Reservation. 1894

item CT 2547 (31)

COUTS, Cave Johnson b. Survey field book re Sycuan, Campo, La Posta, Manzanita, Cuyapipe, and Laguna Indian Reservations. 1894

item CT 2547 (32)

COUTS, Cave Johnson b. Survey field book re Sycuan Indian Reservation. 1894

item CT 2547 (38)

COUTS, Cave Johnson b. Survey field book re Capitan Grande Indian Reservation. 1894-1895

item CT 2547 (47)

COUTS, Cave Johnson b. Survey field book re Campo, La Posta, Manzanita, and Pauma Indian Reservations. 1906

item CT 2547 (50)

COUTS, Cave Johnson b. Survey field book re Campo, La Posta, Manzanita, Cuyapipe, and Laguna Indian Reservations 1908

item CT 511 (1-5)

CURTIS, James Freeman. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1864

item CT 546

DECKER, John E. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1863, Sep. 20

item CT 627

ENSWORTH, Augustus S. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1863, May 9

item CT 629

ENSWORTH, Augustus S. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1863, May 18

item CT 896

FORSTER, John b. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1871, June 8

item CT 900

FORSTER, John b. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1871, Aug. 4

item CT 684

FORSTER, Isidora (Pico). To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1855, July 11

item CT 686

FORSTER, Marcos Antonio. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1862, Aug. 12

item CT 936

GODEY, Alexis. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1863, Jan. 2

item CT 938-939

GOMEZ, Silvestre. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1864-1865

item CT 1015

HAYES, Benjamin Ignatius. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1862, Nov. 26

item CT 1017-1018

HAYES, Benjamin Ignatius. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1862, Nov. 30-Dec. 3

item CT 1020

HAYES, Benjamin Ignatius. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1862, Dec. 10

item CT 1022-1024

HAYES, Benjamin Ignatius. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1863, Jan. 12-15

item CT 1083 (1-7)

HOLLISTER, Don A. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1862

item CT 1268

JOHNSON, Charles Robinson. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1865, Apr. 13

item CT 1483

KENDRICK, J. J. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1859, Dec. 18

item CT 1563

LOVETT, William Edward. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1866, Jan. 17

item CT 1585 (1-3)

McCOY, James. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1864

item CT 1625-1627

MAGLA, Francisco. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1862-1864

item CT 1634

MALTBY, Charles. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1866 Apr. 5

item CT 1664 (1-16)

MENDOZA, Juan. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1863

item CT 1684 (1-2)

MORENO, José de Jesús. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1862

item CT 1750

PARSONS, Ben[jamin Franklin?]. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1862, Mar. 12

item CT 1956

ROUEN, Louis A. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1857, Aug. 18

item CT 1969

SANCHEZ, Tomás A. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1862, Mar. 4

item CT 2011

SCOTT, Chalmers. Recommendation of D. C. Collier as Commissioner to arrange settlement with Mission Indians. 1891?, Jan. 19<

item CT 2075

SEXTON, M. M. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1854, Sep. 14

item CT 2118

STANLEY, John Quincy Adams. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1865, Dec. 22

item CT 2119

STANLEY, John Quincy Adams. To Willie Blount Couts. 1867, Dec. 8

item CT 2142-2143

STEARNS, Abel. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1853, Dec. 15-1854, Jan. 11

item CT 2145

STEARNS, Abel. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1854, Apr. 4

item CT 2153

STEARNS, Abel. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1855, July 6

item CT 2199

STEARNS, Abel. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1861, Oct. 30

item CT 2203

STEARNS, Abel. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1862, Apr. 14

item CT 2389-2390

WHITING, Billington Crum. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1871-1872

item CT 2405 (1-3)

WILLISTON, Edward Bancroft. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1866

item CT 2406

WILSON, Benjamin Davis. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1854, May 15

item CT 2443

WOLF, Louis. To W Haney Brown. 1871, Aug. 31

item CT 2605

Survey maps of Indian reservations in San Diego County. 1857-1908

 

Uncatalogued Material

 

In the survey correspondence of Cave Johnson Couts b there is material re surveys of Indian lands in San Diego County:

Box CT Box 85, Folder 5-6

(1877-1893)

Box CT Box 86, Folder 1-4

(1894)

Box CT Box 86, Folder 5

(1895)

Box CT Box 86, Folder 7

(1906-1908)

Box CT Box 86, Folder 8

(1909, 1911, 1916, 1930, 1940)

 

In the survey field notes of Cave Johnson Couts b there is material re surveys of the following Indian reservations:

Box CT Box 87, Folder 8

Campo (1856-1858)

Box CT Box 87, Folder 9

Capitan Grande (1856-1876)

Box CT Box 87, Folder 10

Iñaja (1875)

Box CT Box 87, Folder 11

Manzanita (1856)

Box CT Box 87, Folder 12

Mesa Grande (1856)

Box CT Box 87, Folder 13

Santa Ysabel (1876)

Box CT Box 88, Folder 8

Notes & sketches re Indians

 

INDIANS OF CALIFORNIA - Garra uprising

item CT 85

BEAN, Joshua H. To Cave Johnson Couts a. 1851, Dec. 14

item CT 104

BIRD, Ira W. To Edward Harold Fitzgerald. 1851, Dec. 15

item CT 118

BRINLEY, Charles Henry. To Juan María Marrón. 1851, Dec. 1

item CT 290

COUTS, Cave Johnson a. List of San Diego Fitzgerald Volunteers. 1851, c.Dec. 1

item CT 291

COUTS, Cave Johnson a. List of positions held by members of the San Diego Fitzgerald Volunteers. 1852, Jan. 17?

item CT 310

COUTS, Cave Johnson a. To Lewis Irving. 1852, Jan. 17

item CT 519

DAVIS, George Henry. List of subscriptions towards defraying the expenses of the prisoners, and for purchasing some Clothes & provisions for those Indians who have shown themselves friendly.... 1851, Dec. 14

item CT 723

GARRA, Antonio. To José Antonio Estudillo. 1851, Nov. 21

item CT 1511

KURTZ, Daniel Brown. To the officers and members of the San Diego Fitzgerald Volunteers. 1851, Dec. 10

item CT 1522-1523

KURTZ, Daniel Brown. To Edward Harold Fitzgerald. 1851, Nov. 30-Dec. 4

item CT 1628

MAGRUDER, John Bankhead. To Edward Harold Fitzgerald. 1851, Dec. 4

item CT 1755

PATTERSON, Francis Engle. To Edward Harold Fitzgerald. 1851, Nov. 30

item CT 1973

SAN DIEGO FITZGERALD VOLUNTEERS. Documents dealing with the court martial of William Marshall and others by members of the San Diego Fitzgerald Volunteers for the crime of treason against the State of California and the murder of four American citizens. 1851, Dec. 9-12

item CT 1974

SAN DIEGO FITZGERALD VOLUNTEERS. Court martial of Antonio Garra, Indian chief of the Cupeños. 1852, Jan. 10-17

item CT 2321

TULE, Domingo. To Manuel Cota? 1851, Nov. 30