Collection of papers (originals, drafts, and copies) relating to the
establishment, administration, and foreign relations of the Colonia Militar de la Frontera in Lower
California, under the command of Manuel Castro and successors. The collection includes correspondence of
Castro, Rafael Espinosa (inspector-in-chief of the colony and political chief of Lower California), Lt.
Jose Antonio Chaves, and many others; military registers, petitions for land and land grants;
regulations, orders and proclamations from the central and local governments; lists of funds and
equipment required, received or distributed; proceedings of cases tried in the colony; records of
international incidents; payrolls and receipts; passports, permits, et cetera.
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