Some accounts and legal papers of Dr. Edward T. Bale and papers relating to the establishment of his flour and saw mills in
Napa Co., 1841-1849; personal and business papers of his wife, Maria I. Soberanes de Bale (niece of Mariano G. Vallejo), relating
primarily to the management of their property, Carne Humana Rancho, Napa Valley, ca. 1850-1899.
Dr. Edward Turner Bale, surgeon on the English ship Harriet, came to California in 1837, practiced medicine for several years in Monterey, and in 1840 was appointed surgeon of the Mexican
army. In 1841 he married María Ignacia Soberanes, the niece of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo and was granted the Carne Humana
Rancho in the Napa Valley. From that date until his death in 1849, he made his residence there and began his work as one of
the early promoters of industry north of San Francisco Bay. Among his important accomplishments were the construction of a
water-power flour mill in 1846 and the erection of a sawmill in 1848.
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