Papers collected by H.H. Bancroft for his history of California. Primarily Alviso
family documents relating to the sale of cattle, tallow and hides and to early government in San Jose.
Also included are miscellaneous papers of Juan B.R. Cooper, M.G. Vallejo, Thomas O. Larkin and James
Originals: 1 box and 4 oversize folders
Copies: partial microfilm reel (224 exp.); negative (Rich. 88:2) and positive
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for
publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the
Collection is open for research.