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Finding Aid to the Documentos para la historia de California, 1827-1873
BANC MSS C-B 67  
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Calendar of Documents

folder 1-2.

Bonilla, José Mariano, 1807-1878:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, Apr. 29, 1842, concerning land claim by José Ortega.
folder 3-4.

Blank pages

folder 5-14.

Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872:

Additional Note

Circular, Mar. 31, 1849, and 3 letters to Avila, May 15-23, 1849. Translations into Spanish by W. E. P. Hartnell.
folder 15.

Number gap.

folder 16.

Printed document removed for separate cataloging.

folder 17-20.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Draft of complaint against John Price for theft of a calf, and request for justice. [ 1850] See also 125-128.
folder 21-24.

Pico, José de Jesús, 1807- :

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, Oct. 18, 1846, requesting Avila to turn over to José García hide and tallow belonging to William Dana and William Howard.
folder 25-28.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Statement, May 12-18, 1849 re Mariano Bonilla's conduct towards him and action taken.
folder 29-32.

Price, John Miguel:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, n. d., requesting accounts and ordering him to pay a fine of fifty pesos.
folder 33-34.

Bonilla, José Mariano, 1807-1878:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, Nov. 16, 1849, requesting vouchers to document accounts.
folder 35-36.

Blank pages

folder 37-38.

Bonilla, José Mariano, 1807-1878:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, Jan. 3, 1850, requesting Avila to turn documents over to the ayuntamiento.
folder 39-40.

Blank pages

folder 41-44.

Price, John Miguel:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, Feb. 8, 1850, requesting that order of February 7, 1850, be complied with by February 15.
folder 45-46.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Sentence, May 1, 1849, a fine of 100 pesos imposed on Mariano Bonilla, and a note stating that on the 17th of the month, Bonilla left for Monterey without permission of the jusgado and without having paid the fine. See also no. 25-38.
folder 47-48.

Blank pages

folder 49-50.

Accounts, 1844-1845:

Additional Note

Mutilated and incomplete.
folder 51-52.

Accounts, n. d.

Additional Note

Mutilated and incomplete.
folder 53-54.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Draft of document, n. d.Mutilated.
folder 55-56.

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821- :

Additional Note

Proclamation, Sept. 29, 1849. Incomplete and damaged.
folder 57-60.

Castro, José, 1810-1860:

Additional Note

Letter to Manuel Castro, Sept. 30, 1845, commenting on Manuel Castro's proclamation of Sept. 29, 1845. Copy. Damaged.
folder 61-62.

Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882:

Additional Note

Order, Sept. 30, [1845], stating that proclamation published on this date has not been recognised by the comandante general. Copy. Damaged.
folder 63-68.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Expediente, concerning request for some land in extension of Rancho San Miguelito, with annotations by José de Jesús Pico and Anastasio Carrillo. Copy in Avila's hand.
folder 69-70.

Blank pages

folder 71-72.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Unsigned draft of letter to William Dana, n. d. Complete?
folder 73-76.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, May 7, 1846, stating that Avila's request for land seems to be going well.
folder 77-80.

Obligaciones de los alcaldes, n. d.

Additional Note

Statement of duties of alcaldes.
folder 81-84.

[Obligaciones] de los ayuntamientos, n. d.

Additional Note

Statement of duties of ayuntamientos.
folder 85-86.

Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, May 19, 1849, concerning legislation re land titles. Translation into Spanish, with certification of copy by José Maria Villavicencio.
folder 87-88.

Blank pages

folder 89-90.

Mesa, Francisco:

Additional Note

Account with José Maria Avila, Aug. 3, 1827: Copy. With this, copy of José Maria Avila's power of attorney to Nicolás Alvisu, Aug. 6, 1827, and note, Oct. 28, 1827, that account has been settled.
folder 91-98.

Accounts for income and expenditures of the Juzgado of San Luis Obispo for the year 1849.

Additional Note

Draft and fair copy (2 items).
folder 99-102.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Protest, Feb. 21, 1850, against John Price and Mariano Bonilla in the matter of his position as Juez de la Instancia.
folder 103-106.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Deposition, Dec. 31, 1849, of Isidoro Villavicencio in his case against Luciano Féliz re the sale of a house and a lot.
folder 107-108.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Draft of a notice, n. d., stating he wishes his records to be made public.
folder 109-110.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Receipt, May 14, 1853, for 25 heads of cattle and a promise to pay Joaquin Estrada. Draft.
folder 111-112.

Blank pages

folder 113-116.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Drafts of documents as alcalde and Juez de la Instancia of San Luis Obispo, Dec. 23 and 31, 1849, concerning José María Quintana's request for land.
folder 117-120.

Sepúlveda, José L. de:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, July 4, 1852, concerning horses and livestock.
folder 121-124.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Letter to the Juez of the district, Apr. 2, 1851, concerning litigation with John Wilson over land.
folder 125-128.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Drafts relating to his complaint against John Price, Jan. -Feb. 1850. See also no. 17-20.
folder 129-130.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Draft of letter to William Dana, 1850?
folder 131-132.

Blank pages

folder 133-134.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Incomplete draft of petition, n. d.
folder 135-136.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Draft of complaint against John Price who has been persecuting him about the payment of some fines, n. d.
folder 137-138.

Blank pages

folder 139-140.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Draft of document, July 1, 1849, concerning a dispute between Father Gómez, Vicente Féliz and Mariano Bonilla re some mill wheels.
folder 141-142.

Blank pages

folder 143-148.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894:

Additional Note

Letter, June 12, 1849, transmitting copy of a communication from the Mexican Minister of Foreign Relations re Michel-torena's rule in Alta California. Copy of a copy.
folder 149-152.

Sepúlveda, José L. de:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, Aug. 2, 1852.
folder 153-154.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Copy of document, Jan. 12, 1854, stating that his daughter Rafaela has permission to build a house on his property. Original also signed by María Inocenta Pico Avila, and witnessed by William Bollard and Bartólo Zúñiga.
folder 155-156.

Jimeno Casarín, Manuel, d. 1853:

Additional Note

Letter, June 12, 1844, stating that by decree of the governor, Miguel Avila has been granted the land he requested.
folder 157-158

Blank pages

folder 159-160

San Luis Obispo Co., Calif. County Clerk:

Additional Note

Certificate, Sept. 16, 1854, stating that Mariano Bonilla received the highest number of votes for the office of supervisor. Signed by D. F. Newsom.
folder 161-164.

Decree of confirmation for Rancho San Miguelito, Dec. 1853:

Additional Note

Translation into Spanish, in Avila's hand.
folder 165-168.

Norton & Olvera:

Additional Note

Letter to J. R. Hardenberg, Sept. 18, 1873, re Avila's claim for San Miguelito. Copy. Also included, copy of J. R. Hardenberg's reply.
folder 169-170.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Claim, Apr. 14, 1844, re his property, with annotations by Manuel Jimeno Casarín and M. Micheltorena. Copy, certified by R. de Zaldo.
folder 171-172.

Blank pages

folder 173-174.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Land grant of a lot in San Luis Obispo, Dec. 5, 1849, to José María Covarrubias.
folder l75-176.

Blank pages

folder 177-178.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894:

Additional Note

Grant of extension of San Miguelito Ranch to Miguel Avila, Mar. 17, 1846. See no. 213-216 for another copy.
folder 179-180.

Blank pages

folder 181-182.

Printed document.

Additional Note

Removed for separate cataloging.
folder 183-184.

Quintana, José María:

Additional Note

Petition for a lot in San Luis Obispo, Dec. 22, 1849Also signed by Jesús Luna.
folder 185-186.

Blank pages

folder 187-188.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Document, May 12, 1849, concerning title of certain buildings to Father Miguel Gómez, also signed by Diego Quintana, Juan Matias Sánchez, José Manuel Múñoz and Ignacio Atencio.
folder 189-190.

Blank pages

folder 191-192.

Avila, Miguel, l796-1874:

Additional Note

Letter to Father Miguel Gómez, June 5, 1849, concerning clarification of title to property. Copy.
folder 193-196.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Letter to Mariano Bonilla, Nov. 23, 1849, concerning Bonilla's quarrel with him.
folder 197-200.

Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, May 15, 1849, translated into Spanish, concerning the powers of the alcalde and the governor's choice of Avila as alcalde of San Luis Obispo. Certified by Tomás de Herrera.
folder 201-202.

Villavicencio, José María, 1800- :

Additional Note

Statement, Mar. 22, 1844, concerning a horse.
folder 203-204.

Blank pages

folder 205-206.

Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, May 23, 1849, translated into Spanish, requesting Avila to suspend the sentence against Mariano Bonilla until further investigation has taken place. Certified by José María Villavicencio.
folder 207-208.

Blank pages

folder 209-212.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Request for an extension to his ranch, Sept. 14, 1845.
folder 213-216.

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894:

Additional Note

Grant of extension of Rancho San Miguelito to Miguel Avila, Mar. 17, 1846 (Another copy. See also no. 177-178. )
folder 217-218.

Clarke, Jeremiah:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, Dec. 9, 1853, stating that two of Avila's titles have been confirmed, but the third granted by Pío Pico is still before the commissioners. He suggests that Avila come to San Francisco.
folder 219-220.

Blank pages

folder 221-224.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Letter to William Dana, Jan. 30, 1845, stating he regrets not being able to see Dana because of his illness.
folder 225-226.

Printed document removed for separate cataloging.

folder 227-230.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Document, Nov. 28, 1851, in which he yields to his wife and children all his property. Also signed by Bartólo Zúñiga as witness.
folder 231-234.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Request for extension of property, n. d.
folder 235-238.

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874:

Additional Note

Grant of a lot in San Luis Obispo to José Antonio de 1a Guerra, Dec. 23, 1849.
folder 239-240.

Quintana, José María:

Additional Note

Request for a lot in San Luis Obispo, Dec. 26, 1849
folder 241-242.

Blank pages

folder 243-246.

Jimeno Casarín, Manuel, d. 1853:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, July 13, 1849, concerning the house granted to Father Gómez.
folder 247-248.

Bonilla, José Mariano, 1807-1878:

Additional Note

Order, Jan. 6, 1848, to appear before John Price in action concerning a calf belonging to Miguel Avila.
folder 249-252.

Hartnell, William Edward Petty, 1798-1854:

Additional Note

Letter to Miguel Avila, Dec. 12, 1849, concerning accounts.
folder 253.

Printed document removed for separate cataloging.

List of Correspondents and/or Signers of Documents

 

Alvarado, Juan Bautista, 1809-1882

 

Nos. 61-62

 

Atencio, Ignacio

 

No. 187

 

Avila, José Maria

 

Nos. 89-90

 

Avila, María Inocenta (Pico)

 

No. 153

 

Avila, Miguel, 1796-1874

 

Nos. 17-20

 

Nos. 25-28

 

Nos. 45-46

 

Nos. 53-54

 

Nos. 63-68

 

Nos. 71-72

 

Nos. 99-102

 

Nos. 103-106

 

Nos. 107-108

 

Nos. 113-116

 

Nos. 121-124

 

Nos. 125-128

 

Nos. 129-130

 

Nos. 133-134

 

Nos. 135-136

 

Nos. 139-140

 

Nos. 153-154

 

Nos. 169-170

 

Nos. 173-174

 

Nos. 187-188

 

Nos. 191-192

 

Nos. 193-196

 

Nos. 209-212

 

Nos. 221-224

 

Nos. 227-230

 

Nos. 231-234

 

Nos. 235-238

 

Bonilla, José Mariano, 1807-1878

 

Nos. 1

 

Nos. 33-34

 

Nos. 37-38

 

Nos. 247-248

 

Carrillo, Anastasio

 

Nos. 63-68

 

Castro, José, 1810-1860

 

Nos. 57-60

 

Castro, Manuel de Jesús, 1821-

 

Nos. 55-56

 

Clarke, Jeremiah

 

No. 217

 

Estrada, Joaquín, 1817-

 

No. 109

 

Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872

 

Nos. 5-14

 

No. 85

 

Nos. 197-200

 

No. 205

 

Hardenberg, James Richmond, 1814-

 

No. 167

 

Hartnell, William Edward Petty, 1798-1854

 

Nos. 5-14

 

Nos. 249-252

 

Herrera, Tomás de

 

Nos. 197-200

 

Jimeno Casarín, Manuel, d. 1853

 

Nos. 155-156

 

Nos. 169-170

 

Nos. 243-246

 

Luna, Jesús

 

Nos. 183-184

 

Mesa, Francisco

 

No. 89

 

Micheltorena, Manuel, d. 1853

 

Nos. 169-170

 

Muñoz, José Manuel

 

Nos. 187-188

 

Newsom, D. F.

 

Nos. 159-160

 

Norton & Olvera

 

Nos. 165-166

 

Pico, José de Jesús, 1807-

 

Nos. 21-24

 

Nos. 63-68

 

Pico, Pío, 1801-1894

 

Nos. 73-76

 

Nos. 143-148

 

Nos. 177-178

 

Nos. 213-216

 

Price, John Miguel

 

Nos. 29-32

 

Nos. 41-44

 

Quintana, Diego

 

Nos. 187-188

 

Quintana, José María

 

Nos. 183-184

 

Nos. 239-240

 

Sánchez, Juan Matías

 

Nos. 187-188

 

Sepúlveda, José L.

 

Nos. 117-120

 

Nos. 149-152

 

Villavicencio, José María, 1800-

 

Nos. 86

 

Nos. 201-202

 

Nos. 205-206

 

Zaldo, Ramón de, d. 1878

 

Nos. 169-170

 

Zúñiga, Bartólo

 

Nos. 153-154

 

Nos. 227-230