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Finding Aid to the Documents relating to land transactions in Baja, 1841-1886
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Box 1, folder 1

Papers relating to the Iands of the Gochicoa y Compañía, a colonizing venture, 1856-1858

 

1. A share of the company, made out to Antonio Milatovich, with printed statement concerning the colony on verso. Oct. 24, 1856. Signed by Juan Julio Mörner.

 

2. Copies of documents relating to the proposed establishment of the colony. 1856.

 

3. Memorandum of an agreement between Mörner and George R. Morris re surveying the company's lands. Mar. 3, 1857

 

4. Letter from Bernardo Flores to Francisco de Paula Gochicoa, transcribing copy of his Ietter to the Jefe Político of Baja California concerning the Gochicoa Colony. Nov. 24, 1857

 

5. Agreement between Juan Julio Mörner and Manuel Castro concerning the surveying of the company's lands by Manuel Castro in return for 32 shares in the company. Also signed by Vicente Perfecto Gómez. Apr. 1, 1858

folder 2

Papers relating to Las Juntas, 1858-1860

 

1. Grant by José Casrro of 8 square leagues of Las Juntas to Juan Mendoza and to Cecilio Zeraga. June 17, 1858

 

2. Transfer by Juan Julio Mörner of 2 leagues of Las Juntas formerly in the possession of Juan Mendoza and Cecilio Zeraga to Antonio Milatovich. June 18, 1859

 

3. Agreement of Juan Julio Mörner to transfer deed for 6 leagues of Las Juntas to Antonio Milatovich. Oct. 13, 1859

 

4. Deed by Juan Julio Mörner of 8 leagues of Las Juntas to Antonio Milatovich. Original and copy. Oct. 13, 1859. George T. Knox, notary public.

 

5. Flle of documents including Heinrich Kröncke's petition for 4 square leagues of EI Sobrante de las Juntas. Mar. 5, 1860; grant by José Castro, Mar. 5, 1860; and deed from Kröncke to Antonio Milatovich. Mar. 20, 1860.

 

6. Deed from Juan Mendoza to Manuel Castro of 4 square leagues of Las Juntas. Aug. 7. 1860

 

7. Deed from Manuel Castro to Antonio Milatovich of Las Juntas lands. Aug. 14, 1860. Juan Julio Mörner, witness.

folder 3

Papers relating to Ojo de Liebre and its salt marshes, 1858-1863

 

1. Grant by José Castro to Manuel Díaz y García and José Antonio Castro for 22 square leagues of land in Ojo de Liebre. Nov. 20, 1858

 

2. Deed from José Antonio Castro to Antonio Milatovich for one third of his Ojo de Liebre property. George T. Knox, notary public, M. Barragán and Manuel Castro, witnesses. Oct. 3, 1859

 

3. Deed from José Antonio Castor of 2 square leagues of his Ojo de Liebre lands to Antonio Milatovich. George T. Knox, notary; M. Barragán and Juan Julio Mörner. witnesses. Oct. 13, 1859

 

4. Deed from José Antonio Castro to Antonio Milatovich for 4 square leagues of Ojo de Liebre. George T. Knox, notary public. Nov. 26, 1859

 

5. Statement of Manuel Díaz and José Antonio Castro re division of the Ojo de Liebre lands and shares. José Antonio Cháves, witness. Dec. 19, 1859

 

6. Certificate by José Castro that Manuel Díaz and José Antonio Castro have paid 400 pesos for the Ojo de Liebre land. Mar. 3, 1860

 

7. Power of attorney to Manuel Castro from José Antonio Casrro, re Ojo de Liebre property. M. Barragán, witness. Apr. 13. 1860

 

8. Deed from Manuel Castro to Antonio Milatovich of one third of a league of Ojo de Liebre. George T. Knox, notary; Juan Julio Mörner, witness. July 25, 1862

 

9. Power of attorney from Manuel Castro to Antonio Milatovich re Ojo de Liebre lands. George T. Knox and Juan Julio Mörner, witnesses. Aug. 29, 1862

 

10. Deed of one square league of Ojo de Liebre to Antonio Milatovich from Manuel Castro. George T. Knox and Juan Julio Mörner, witnesses. Aug. 29, 1862

 

11. Deed from Manuel Díaz to Vicente P. Gómez for 15/72 shares in the Ojo de Liebre. July 25, 1863

 

12. Deed from Manuel Díaz of 6/72 of his interest in the Ojo de Liebre to José Antonio Castro. July 25, 1863

 

13. Deed from Vicente P. Gómez of his shares in the Ojo de Liebre to Antonio Milatovich. George T. Knox, witness. Aug. 1, 1863

 

14. Deed from José Antonio Castro of 6/72 shares in Ojo de Liebre to Antonio Milatovich. Juan B. Castro, witness. Aug. 10, 1863

 

15. Deed from Manuel Díaz to Antonio Milatovich for 15/72 shares in Ojo de Liebre. Sept. 1, 1863

 

16. Diseño of Ojo de Liebre. n. d.

folder 4

Papers relating to San Andrés, 1860-1862

Scope and Content Note

File containing: petition of Juan Bautista Alvarado for 11 square leagues in the Cañada de San Andrés. Jan. 2, 1860; grant by José Castro, Mar. 2, 1860; statement re land by Castro. Mar. 2, 1860; certificate by Castro that Alvarado has paid for the land, Mar. 2, 1860; Diseño; deed from Alvarado to Antonio Milatovich (George T. Knox, notary puhlic), July 2, 1862
folder 5

Papers relating to San Felipe, 1857-1860

 

1. Grant of San Felipe from Manuel Orozco to Miguel María Arroja. Oct. 12, 1857. Copy.

 

2. Petition of Juan Julio Mörner to José Castro for aid in surveying San Felipe, with marginal reply by Castro. Aug. 7, 1858. Original and copy.

 

3. File containing: certificate that copy of espediente is correct; deed from Juan Julio Mörner to Antonio Milatovich for 1/16 of the property, Feb. 25, 1859; and deed from Juan Julio Mörner to Milatovich for 2 square leagues (George T. Knox, public scribe, and S. C. Simmons, witness), Mar. 16,1859

 

4. Deed from Juan Julio Mörner to Antonio Milatovich for 2 square leagues of San Felipe. Mar. 23, 1860

 

5. Deed from Juan Julio Mörner to Antonio Milatovich for one half league of San Felipe. George T. Knox, notary. July 3, 1860

 

6. Deed from Juan Julio Mörner to Antonio Milatovich for three and one half leagues of San Felipe. July 5, 1860

folder 6

Papers relating to land in the ex-mission San Fernando, 1858-1877

 

1. Grant from José Castro of 11 square leagues in Baja California to Juan Julio Mörner. Aug. 13, 1858. Original and copy.

 

2. Petition from Juan Julio Mörner to Castro to be permitted to choose land from the ex-mission of San Fernando and requesting that Castro give orders to the surveyor and the judge so that land be measured to complete his title. With marginal reply by Castro. Jan. 28, 1859

 

3. Request by Mörner of extension of time to measure land and complete title, with marginal reply by Castro granting him a year. May 19, 1859

 

4. File containing: Deed from Juan Julio Mörner for 8 leagues of property to Antonio Milatovich (George T. Knox, public scribe, and S. C. Simmons, witness), Mar. 15, 1859; deed from Mörner to Antonio Milatovich for two and one half leagues of land (George T. Knox, Notary) Sept. 23, 1859; and copies of the two documents.

 

5. Draft of petition of Juan Julio Mörner to the Minister of Fomento in Mexico re land granted him, stating that due to revolutionary times he has been unable to measure off and claim the land within the year. Dec. 10, 1860

 

6. Power of attorney from Juan Julio Mörner to Antonio Milatovich concerning the property. George T. Knox, notary. Aug. 9, 1961

 

7. Incomplete document describing San Fernando by Julius J. Müller. July 15, 1877

 

8. Map showing the relative position of the ex-mission of San Fernando, by J. G. Müller. n. d.

folder 7

Papers relating to land in Santa Catarina, 1858-1860

 

1. File containing: petition by Rafael Rodrigo for 2 square leagues of unoccupied land in the northern part of Santa Catarina, Apr. 5, 1858, with grant signed by José Castro; Statement by Castro of conditions of grant, Apr. 7, 1858; statement by Castro to Rodrigo that the claim has been registered in the Archives, Feb. 1, 1860; Deed from Reyes Rodrigo to Antonio Milatovich for two leagues of the land (George T. Knox, notary; José Antonio Cháves and Juan Julio Mörner, witnesses), Aug. 1, 1860; Power of attorney from Rafael Rodrigo to his brother Reyes re land. May. 28, 1860; affidavit by John Reed for Rafael Rodrigo, May 28, 1860; and deed from Rafael Rodrigo to Antonio Milatovich for 2 leagues of land, Sept. 29, 1860.

 

2. Release of interests in 5 leagues of Santa Catarina property by Juan Julio Mörner to Antonio Milatovich. June 14, 1859

folder 8

Papers relating to Santa Clara, 1841-1859

 

1. Copy of 1841 espediente granting Santa Clara to Guadalupe Melendres. Copy made Aug. 30, 1858

 

2. Statement by Manuel Díaz re sale of property by Guadalupe Melendres to Juan Julio Mörner. Jan. 29, 1859

 

3. Deed from Juan Julio Mörner of Santa Clara to Antonio Milatovich. George T. Knox. public scribe. Mar. 3, 1859

folder 9

Papers relating to Santa Gertrudis, 1860

 

1. Petition of Antonio Milatovich for unoccupied lands of Santa Gertrudis, Mar. 3, 1860, with grant by Castro. Mar 5, 1860

 

2. Certificate by José Castro that Antonio Milatovich has paid for the 11 square leagues granted him in Santa Gertrudis.

folder 10

Papers relating to land in the Pueblo de Santa Tomás and the nearby Aguaje de los Alizos, 1858-1860

Scope and Content Note

File sewn together containing: petition of Saturnina Munoz de Chaves requesting additional land adjacent to her property, Feb. 26, 1858; deed from José Antonio Cháves to Antonio Milatovich for land in Santo Tomás and in the Aguaje de los Alizos, Jan. 21, 1860; petition of Saturnina Chaves for farm land in the Aguaje de los Alizos, Mar. 31, 1858; and request of José Antonio Cháves for land in Santo Tomás, Mar. 31, 1858.
Box 2, folder 11

Papers relating to a floating grant to Francisco Rico in Baja California, 1860-1864

Scope and Content Note

File conatining: grant by JoséCastro of eleven square leagues in Baja California to Francisco Rico, Mar. 2, 1860; certificate by Castro of Rico's payment for the property, Mar. 2, 1860; power of attorney from Rico to Manuel Castro re his land, Aug. 3, 1863 (Henry Haight. notary public); and deed from M. Castro to Antonio Milatovich, Feb. 24, 1864 (George T. Knox, notary).
folder 12

Papers relating to land on the northern boundary of Baja California, originally granted to Juan Bautista Alvarado, 1859

Scope and Content Note

File containing: copy of Ocampo's grant of land on the northern frontier of Baja California to Juan Bautista Alvarado, Aug. 1, 1859; deed from Alvarado to Manuel Castro for one quarter of the property, Oct. 18, 1859 (George T. Knox, notary; Vicente Perfecto Gómez and S.C. Simmons, witnesses); deed from M. Castro for the above to Antonio Milatovich, Oct. 24, 1859 (George T. Knox, notary; M. Barragán, witness).
folder 13

Papers relating to land on the northern boundary of Baja California, originally granted to Juan Argos, 1860-1861

Scope and Content Note

File containing: grant by José Castro to Juan Argos for eleven square leagues, Mar. 2, 1860; certificate of payment, signed by Castro, Mar. 2, 1860; deed from Argos to Antonio Milatovich for the eleven square leagues, Dec. 20, 1860 (George T. Knox, notary); and petition of Juan Argos for judicial possession of the property granted him, Dec. 10, 1861 (George T. Knox, witness).
folder 14

Papers relating to land on the northern boundary of Baja California, originally granted to Juan Bautista Castro, 1858-1863

 

1. Grant by José Castro of eleven square leagues of land on the northern boundary of Baja California to Juan Bautista Castro. Original and copy. Nov. 22, 1858

 

2. Deed from Juan Bautista Castro for five and one half leagues of his land to Manuel Castro (José Abrego, witness). May 21, 1860

 

3. Deed from Manuel Castro to Antonio Milatovich for two and three quarters leagues of land in Juan Bautista Castro's grant. George T. Knox, notary; M. Barragán, witness. June 6, 1860

 

4. Deed from Manuel Castro to Antonio Milatovich for one square league of land in Juan Bautista Castro's grant. July 7, 1862

 

5. File containing: deed from Manuel Castro to Antonio Milatovich for four leagues of land (George T. Knox, witness), June 4, 1863; and deed from Juan Bautista Castro for five and one half leagues of land. Sept. 3, 1863

folder 15

Papers relating to land on the northern boundary of Baja California, originally granted to José Anronio Cháves, 1859

Scope and Content Note

File containing: deed of 2 square leagues of property from José Antonio Cháves to Juan Julio Mörner (George T. Knox, notary), Oct. 12, 1859; deed from Mörner to Antonio Milatovich, Oct. 13, 1859 (George T. Knox, notary); and deed from Cháves to Milatovich of two square leagues, Oct. 7, 1859
folder 16

Papers relating to land on the northern boundary of Baja California, originally granted to Benito Díaz, 1860-1864

Scope and Content Note

File containing: grant, with statement of conditions, by José Castro to Benito Díaz, Mar. 3, 1860; certificate by Castro of payment by Díaz, Mar. 3, 1860; deed from Díaz to Manuel Castro, Mar. 17, 1864; and deed from Manuel Castro to Antonio Milatovich, Mar. 28, 1864 (George T. Knox, public scribe.).
folder 17

Papers relating to land on the northern boundary of Baja California, originally granted to Ambrosio Gómez, 1858-1863

Scope and Content Note

File containing: grant by José Castro of eleven square leagues to Ambrosio Gómez, Nov. 29, 1858; deed from Gómez to Manuel Castro, June 20, 1863; deed from Manuel Castro to Antonio Milatovich. June 25, 1863 (George T. Knox, notary and witness).
folder 18

Papers relating to land on the northern boundary of Baja California, originally granted to Antonio Milatovich, 1858-1860

 

1. Petition of Antonio Milatovich for land, May 12, 1858, with grant of request by José Castro. June 9, 1858

 

2. Petition of Antonio Milatovich to Castro for extension of time to satisfy requirements for occupying land granted to him on June 9, 1858. Apr. 4, 1859

 

3. File containing: grant by José Castro of eleven square leagues of land, with certain conditions to be fulfilled, June 9, 1858; certificate by Castro that Milatovich has paid for the land, Mar. 2, 1860; and copy of request by Juan Julio Mörnerfor extension of time for surveying. May 19, 1859.

folder 19

Papers relating to land on the right bank of the Colorado River, the original grant to Maximino Barragán, 1858-1860

 

1. Grant by José Castro of land to Maximino Barragán. Copy. Apr. 15, 1858

 

2. Deed from M. Barragán for one and one half square leagues of property to Antonio Milatovich. Oct. 7, 1859

 

3. Deed from Barragán of one square league of property to Antonio Milatovich, May 2, 1860. Manuel Castro, witness.

 

4. Deed from Barragán of two square leagues of land to Antonio Mialtovich July 3, 1860. George T. Knox, notary; Manuel Castro, witness.

folder 20

Papers relating to land on the right bank of the Colorado River, the original grant to Manuel Castro and Agustín Alviso, 1857-1863

 

1. Letter from Bernardo Flores to Manual Castro and Agustín Alviso re grant of land. Nov. 1857

 

2. File containing: duplicate copy of order by José Castro to register payment by Agustín Alviso and Manuel Castro for Colorado River property. Feb. 5, 1859; certificate by Zerega stating this has been done, Feb. 6, 1859; deed from Manuel Castro to Antonio Milatovich for one league of land, May 2, 1860 (M. Barragán, witness); and deed from Manuel Castro to Antonio Milatovich for three leagues of the land. May 2, 1860 (Juan Julio Mörner, witness).

 

3. Copy of deed from Antonio Milatovich to Etienne Casterauste for the property. Apr. 4, 1863

folder 21

Papers relating to land on the slopes of the Colorado River, original grant to Eugenio Montenegro, 1858-1860

 

1. Deed from Juan Julio Mörner to Antonio Milatovich for land formerly belonging to Eugenio Montenegro. Oct. 7, 1859. Original and copy.

 

2. File containing: grant of land to Eugenio Montenegro, June 23, 1858; deed from Montenegro to Antonio Milatovich for this property, Mar. 1, 1860; and power of attorney from Montenegro to Milatovich concerning these lands. June 27, 1860

folder 22

Papers relating to land near the Rancho de la Ensenada, original grant to Antonio Milatovich, 1860

Scope and Content Note

File containing: request of Antonio Milatovich for land near Rancho de la Ensenada, Mar. 1, 1860, and grant of request by José Castro; certificate by JoséCastro of payment for land. Mar. 6, 1860
folder 23

Correspondence of Juan Julio Mörner, 1858-1859

 

1. Letter from Ricardo Palacio. Dec. 28, 1858

 

2. Letter from Mörner to Father J. Alric requesting his opinion as to safety for a colony of settlers to take possession of lands in Baja California near the Colorado River, May 23, 1859, with, at bottom, reply that Alric thinks it inadvisable at this time.

folder 24

Receipts, etc., from Juan Julio Mörner to Antonio Milatovich, 1858-1859 (8 items)

folder 25

Miscellaneous papers of Antonio Milatovich, 1858-1860

 

1. Copy of letter from Vicente Gómez Farías of decree promulgated by Benito Juáres concerning the powers of Santos Degollado. Apr. 7, 1858

 

2. Decree of José Castro concerning land grants he has made. Copy. Jan. 29, 1859

 

3. Statement by John Judson Ames concerning the safety of persons going to the Colorado River at this time, [1860], with sworn statement that Antonio Milatovich received the statement in 1860, dated July 7, 1886.

 

4. List of grants confirmed by Juáres and Comonfort, with note re D. O. McCarthy pasted to bottom. n. d.

folder 26

Miscellaneous receipts to Antonio Milatovich, 1859-1860 (6 items)

Partial List of Authors or Signers of Documents

folder Folder 4;, folder Folder 12

Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1890-1882

folder Folder 25:3

Ames, John Judson, 1821-1861

folder Folder 2: 1,5;, folder Folder 3:1,6;, folder Folder 6:1-3;

, folder Folder 7:1;, folder Folder 9:1-2;, folder Folder 11;

, folder Folder 13;, folder Folder 14:1;, folder Folder 16;

, folder Folder 17;, folder Folder 18:3;, folder Folder 19:1;

, folder Folder 20:2;, folder Folder 22;, folder Folder 25

Castro, José, 1810-1860

folder Folder 3:2-5,7,14

Castro, josé Antonio, 1830-

folder Folder 3:14;, folder Folder 14:2,5

Castro, Juan Bautista, 1835-

folder Folder 1:5;, folder Folder 2:7;, folder Folder 3:2,8-10;

, folder Folder 11;, folder Folder 12;, folder Folder 14:3-5;

, folder Folder 16;, folder Folder 17;, folder Folder 19:3-4;, folder Folder 20:2

Castro, Manuel de Jesus, 1821-

folder Folder 3:5;, folder Folder 7:1;

, folder Folder 10;, folder Folder 15

Cháves, José Antonio

folder Folder 1:4;, folder Folder 20:1

Flores, Bernardo

folder Folder 1:1-5

Gochicoa y Compañía

folder Folder 1:5;, folder Folder 3:13;, folder Folder 12

Gómez, Vicente Perfecto, 1824-1884

folder Folder 25:l

Gómez Farías, Valentín, 1781-1858

folder Folder 1:1-3,5;, folder Folder 2:2-4,7;, folder Folder 3:3,8-10;

, folder Folder 5:2-6;, folder Folder 6:2-6;, folder Folder 7:1-2;

, folder Folder 8:2;, folder Folder 15;, folder Folder 17:3;

, folder Folder 20:2;, folder Folder 21:1;, folder Folder 23;

, folder Folder 24

Mörner, Juan Julio, barón

folder Folder 21:2

Montenegro, Eugenio

folder Folder 6:7-8

Müller, Julius J.

folder Folder 11

Rico, Francisco, 1820?-

folder Folder 5:3;, folder Folder 6:4;, folder Folder 12

Simmons, S. C.