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1861 - Drake's Complication Of Spanish Grants Feb 2019

1861 - Drake's Complication Of Spanish Grants

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An 1861 publication compiled by Eugene B. Drake containing Jimeno's and Hartnell's indexes of Mexican land concessions, from 1830 to 1846; the Toma de Razon, or, registry of titles, for 1844-'45; approvals of land grants by the Territorial Deputation and Departmental Assembly of California, from 1835 to 1846, and a list of unclaimed grants. The compilation of indices was compiled from the Spanish archives in the U.S. Surveyor-general's office.


1887 - The Present Condition Of The Mission Indians Of California, Charles C. Painter Feb 2019

1887 - The Present Condition Of The Mission Indians Of California, Charles C. Painter

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The need of the direct observation of facts in the Indian country, and of assistance and redress for Indians in cases of flagrant wrong and encroachment, increases every year. The Indian Rights Association co-operated with the government in all measures and efforts tending to the advancement of the Indians toward self-support. The Association favored the immediate adoption of a system for the education of all Indian children; the extension of law over the reservations, for the protection of the rights of both Indians and white men; the allotment of lands to individual Indians, and the breaking up of the tribal ...


1870 - The Indians Of California, Chever, Edward E. Feb 2019

1870 - The Indians Of California, Chever, Edward E.

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This May 1, 1870, article was read originally before the Essex Institute on February 21, 1870. Chever's five years amongst the California Indians and his familiarity with the language of the tribes provided him with a sympathetic insight into the lives of the California Indians who had been demoralized by contact with the Whites. The Indians described were the Sesum, Hocktem, Yubum, Hololipi, Willem and Tankum who inhabited the valley of Northern California between the Sierra Nevada and the Coastal Range.


1849 - The Emigrant's Guide To New Mexico, California, And Oregon, John Disturnell Feb 2019

1849 - The Emigrant's Guide To New Mexico, California, And Oregon, John Disturnell

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The author, noting the desire for correct information in relation to the various routes, provided a detailed description and lists of the provisions and equipment needed for each option, distances involved and different routes (over land or via sea) that an emigrant in 1849 could travel to reach the U.S. Territories in the West: New Mexico, California and Oregon.


1904 - California And Its Missions - Their History To The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Vol. Ii, Bryan J. Clinch Feb 2019

1904 - California And Its Missions - Their History To The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Vol. Ii, Bryan J. Clinch

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Clinch wrote a two-volume, extensive history on the early development of the lower and upper California missions. In Volume II, the author, a well-known San Francisco architect, described the principal events beginning with the founding of the California missions of Alta California.


1849 - California Constitution Feb 2019

1849 - California Constitution

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The original Constitution for California was adopted at the California Constitutional Convention on October 10, 1849, and ratified on November 13, 1849. The United States Congress in 1848 failed to set up any government for California either territorial or state, and adjourning early in 1849 without taking any action. BVT Brigadier-General Bennet Riley, then the Military Governor, issued a proclamation calling for the establishment of a state constitution or a territorial government. A new constitution was adopted in 1879.


1965 - The Original Constitution Of The State Of California, 1849, With The Official Spanish Translation Feb 2019

1965 - The Original Constitution Of The State Of California, 1849, With The Official Spanish Translation

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A presentation copy to the Governor of the State of California, Edmund G. Brown, of the first California Constitution. The book includes the Constitution in English and Spanish, along with a narrative about the circumstances surrounding the creation and adoption of the original Constitution.


1844 - The History Of Oregon And California And Other Territories, Robert Greenhow Feb 2019

1844 - The History Of Oregon And California And Other Territories, Robert Greenhow

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Writing principally about the portion of North America border on the Pacific Ocean between the 40th and 54th parallels of latitude (Oregon), Greenhow found it necessary to also include the regions known as California that extended southward from the Columbia River to the Californian Gulf. Recognizing that the territories were becoming increasingly more important due to the advancement of the population of adjoining countries towards the territories; from the constant increase of the trade and navigation of several countries claiming powers in the Pacific. The difficulty of effecting an amicable partition of the territories was becoming more urgent ...


1879 - Droughts In California In 1805 And 1817, Mariano G. Vallejo Jan 2019

1879 - Droughts In California In 1805 And 1817, Mariano G. Vallejo

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A handwritten transcription of a brief narrative by Mariano G. Vallejo (original in Spanish) describing the droughts of 1805 and 1817 experienced in California and the impact it had upon the people and land.


1914 - Bibliography Of The History Of California And The Pacific West, 1510-1906; Together With The Text Of John W Dwinelle's Address On Acquisition Of California By The United States, Robert Ernest Cowan Jan 2019

1914 - Bibliography Of The History Of California And The Pacific West, 1510-1906; Together With The Text Of John W Dwinelle's Address On Acquisition Of California By The United States, Robert Ernest Cowan

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The study of the bibliography of California, of which this printed essay was the result, began many years prior to 1914. The notes were made primarily as a guide to the collection of that class of books, and included all printed documents relating to the State with the exception of those of the newspaper and periodical presses. The publication lists about 1,000 titles up through 1905. The book also contains John W. Dwinelle’s “Address on the Acquisition of California by the United States.


1898 - History Of California, Volume 4, Theodore Henry Hittell Jan 2019

1898 - History Of California, Volume 4, Theodore Henry Hittell

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Author Hittell wrote about the lives and times during the tenures of the California governors during the second half of the eighteen hundreds including: Peter H. Burnett; John McDougal; John Bigler; John Neely Johnson; John B.. Weller; Milton S. Latham; John G. Downey; Leland Stanford; Frederick F. Low; Henry Huntly Haight; Newton Booth; Romualdo Pacheco; William Irwin; George Clement Perkins; George Stoneman; Washington Bartlett; Robert W. Waterman; Henry Markham; and James Budd. Hittell also wrote about the Pacific Railroads and Second Constitutional Convention. The book also contains an index (141 pages) that includes the contents of Volumes 1-4 of the ...


1898 - Brief History Of California, Book I, Theodore Henry Hittell Jan 2019

1898 - Brief History Of California, Book I, Theodore Henry Hittell

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To further minimize time and effort on the part of teachers, and at the same time to give pupils an opportunity of acquiring for themselves directly some knowledge of the history of the State, Hittel's "Brief History of California, Book I," dealing with the discovery and early voyages to California, was designed as a textbook for instruction in the history of the State and for supplementary reading for grammar grade students (6th through 8th) .


1885 - History Of California, Volume 1 Theodore Henry Hittell Jan 2019

1885 - History Of California, Volume 1 Theodore Henry Hittell

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Volume I details the discovery of California, Coretes' expedition to California, including the voyage and discoveries of Francisco de Ulloa, expedition of Coronado to Cibola and Quivira, discovery of Alta California by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the Philippines trade, Francis Drake, New Albion, Thomas Cavendish, Woodes Rogers, Privateersman Captain George Shelvocke, governors of California; Mexican independence from Spain, Northwest-Coast fur trade, overland expeditions and explorations to the West, Indian religion and superstitions.


1885 - History Of California, Volume 2, Theodore Henry Hittell Jan 2019

1885 - History Of California, Volume 2, Theodore Henry Hittell

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Hittell devotes the first portion of Volume 2 to the Mexican Governors of California including Pablo Vicente de Sola, Luis Antonio Arguello, Jose Maria de Echeandia, Manuel Victoria, Pio Pico, Jose Figueroa, Mariano Chico, Nicolas Gutierrez. Juan Bautista Alvarado, Jose Manuel Micheltorena, Hittell also describes the people and circumstances leading up to the war between the United States and Mexico: John C. Fremont, Bear Flag Revolution, Texas Revolution, and Florida Treaty. The final portion of Hittell's book addressed the social and cultural aspects of life in Alta California, missionaries, physical geography, geology, botany and zoology of Alta California, Americans ...


1897 - History Of California, Volume 3, Theodore Henry Hittell Jan 2019

1897 - History Of California, Volume 3, Theodore Henry Hittell

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Hittell dedicated the first portion of Volume 3 to early mining times in California including Pioneer mines, miners and mining appliances, Northern California mines, Southern California mines, gold distribution and gold rushes, struggles for organization and order, evolution of mining laws, and the lynch-law in the mines. Hittell wrote at considerable length about the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1851 and 1856, progress made in San Francisco, city debts, land sales, bank failures of 1855, growth of the State of California, People's Party reform, squatters, Land Commission Act, Joaquin Murieta and his banditti, Californian Filibusters, discovery of Humboldt Bay ...


1889 - Sixty Years In California, William Heath Davis Jan 2019

1889 - Sixty Years In California, William Heath Davis

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The author, who arrived in Alta California in 1831, wrote about his extended experience as it related to the manners and customs of the people, their methods of trade, of social and political history of the Mexican government and of its successor, the Territory and then State of California, The book covers 60 years of history of events and life in California; the personal, political and military, under the Mexican Regime, during the quasi-military government of the Territory by the United States, and after the Admission of California into the Union. While the 63 chapters cover a broad and detailed ...


1891 - Life In California During A Residence Of Several Years In That Territory, Alfred Robinson Jan 2019

1891 - Life In California During A Residence Of Several Years In That Territory, Alfred Robinson

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The personal observations of Alfred Robinson of the Spanish rule and more detailed descriptions under Mexican rule of Alta California were originally published in 1846. The 1891 updated version Included is an appendix that describing the events that transpired after the period when California was an independent government, thought not yet recognized as such by Mexico. He also included an addition at the end of his book entitled, Reminisces of 1829.


1901 - The Transition Period Of California From A Province Of Mexico In 1846 To A State Of The American Union In 1850 Jan 2019

1901 - The Transition Period Of California From A Province Of Mexico In 1846 To A State Of The American Union In 1850

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A detailed description of events that transpired from 1846 when to 1850 when California became a state of the United States of America. The author gives a brief account of peoples already living in California and events preceding the war with Mexico. He discusses efforts by other countries to get a foothold in California, the war with Mexico, the treaty, the conventions held to establish California first as a territory and then as a state.


1916 - The Founding Of Spanish California, Charles Edward Chapman Jan 2019

1916 - The Founding Of Spanish California, Charles Edward Chapman

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The first seven chapters of this book discuss the advance of the Spanish conquest overland toward the Colorado and Gila rivers, from 1521 to 1773, with some reference also to the occupation of the two Californias before the mainland conquest had reached those rivers. This portion of the book was presented as a doctoral thesis in May, 1915, at the University of California, in substantially the same form as it appeared here, under the title Preliminaries of the Spanish advance from Sonora to California, 1687-1773. Then follows the principal part of the work, to which were added two concluding chapters ...


1910 - The United States Consulate In California Jan 2019

1910 - The United States Consulate In California

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This is the story of the first and only United States consulate in California. Thomas Oliver Larkin served in four different official capacities under the United States government -- as United States consul in California from 1844 to 1848; as confidential agent of the government from 1846 to 1848; as navy agent from 1847 to 1849; and as a naval store keeper from 1847 to 1848. Rumors of war with Mexico over Texas and later with England over the Oregon boundary reach California.

When Larkin became consul for the United States, the US consular service was on an uncertain basis both ...


1912 - The Missions Of California And The Old Southwest, Jesse S. Hildrup Jan 2019

1912 - The Missions Of California And The Old Southwest, Jesse S. Hildrup

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A publication exhorting the glory of the California and Old Southwest missions, the golden climate and the efforts by the padres to save the Indian from his primitive life and ultimately prepare them for the civilization which came later under American sovereignty. The author viewed the region as the "chosen land, so wonderfully endowed by Nature, made possible the spiritual and civilizing purposes of the Church by the very configuration of its surface, the fertility of its soil, its temperate and subtropical climates, and its abundant water, which were stored in natural reservoirs and available for lowland cultivation by the ...


1911 - California Under Spain And Mexico, 1535-1847; Irving Berdine Richman Jan 2019

1911 - California Under Spain And Mexico, 1535-1847; Irving Berdine Richman

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

This book provides history of the California and Pacific Coast of the United States under Spain and Mexico, based on original sources, chiefly manuscript, that were found in the Spanish and Mexican Archives and other repositories.


1910 - A Mission Record Of The California Indians; Putnam, Kroeber Jan 2019

1910 - A Mission Record Of The California Indians; Putnam, Kroeber

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The Mission Record of the California Indians was in response to a list of questions sent to Alta California in 1811 by the Spanish government of Mexico. The “interrogatorio” was answered at the various missions, the replies collected and prefaced by the president of the mission with a short general statement or abstract of the answers received to each question and then presumably forwarded to Mexico with a copy retained in the archives of the Santa Barbara Mission.


1913 - Water Resources Of California, Part Iii, Water-Supply Paper 300 Jan 2019

1913 - Water Resources Of California, Part Iii, Water-Supply Paper 300

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The water available for irrigation and domestic supply was the chief factor in the development of southern California, which then had a population of more than 1,000,000 people. The many mountain streams of California afforded abundant hydroelectric power, the utilization of which in manufacturing enterprises and in transportation had been made possible by the progress of electric-power transmission during the previous decade.

Information concerning the quantity of water carried by the streams had been and would continue to be an important factor in the development of these resources, for the fundamental importance of stream-flow data was so thoroughly ...


1919 - Catalogue Of Materials In The Archivo General De Indias For The History Of The Pacific Coast And The American Southwest, Chapman Jan 2019

1919 - Catalogue Of Materials In The Archivo General De Indias For The History Of The Pacific Coast And The American Southwest, Chapman

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The Sevillian archive, Archivo General de Indias, contained a wealth of materials on almost every conceivable subject in Spanish colonial administration and was the most valuable single archive on that field in existence. As of 1919, much material of the Spanish period relating to regions now within the United States was still found in various local archives. The report listed the pertinent files on California history in general and that of regions in the direct line of approach to California, especially Baja California and Sonora but also affairs of the easterly provinces of the northern frontier from Nueva Vizcaya to ...


2008 - Managing An Uncertain Future - Climate Change Adaptation Strategies For California's Water Dec 2018

2008 - Managing An Uncertain Future - Climate Change Adaptation Strategies For California's Water

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

This report recommends a number of adaptation strategies for California and local water managers to improve their capacity to handle change. Many of the strategies will also help adapt California's water resources to accommodate non-climate demands including a growing population, ecosystem restoration and greater flood protection. Several of the recommendations in this report are ready for immediate adoption, while others need additional public deliberation and development. Some can be implemented using existing resources and authority, while the majority will require new resources, sustained financial investment and significant collaborative effort.


1918 - Report Of The State Agricultural Society For The Year 1917 Dec 2018

1918 - Report Of The State Agricultural Society For The Year 1917

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1918 report by the California State Agricultural Society on the production and resources of California along with a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties in the State and statistics reflecting the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1914 - Report Of The State Agricultural Society For The Year 1913 Dec 2018

1914 - Report Of The State Agricultural Society For The Year 1913

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

1914 report by the California State Agricultural Society on the production and resources of California along with a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties in the State and statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1920 - California's Greatest Opportunity - Reclaiming An Empire--The Valley Of California, Col. R. B. Marshall Apr 2018

1920 - California's Greatest Opportunity - Reclaiming An Empire--The Valley Of California, Col. R. B. Marshall

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Col. Marshall proposed a state-wide engineering project that would provide irrigation water to 12,000,000 acres of land in the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Livermore and Concord valleys, as well as water for Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bay cities. The water would come from the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. He envisioned an increase in the State valuation of $6,000,000,000. Additionally hydro-electric current generation would furnish all the power necessary for construction as well as supply more power than would be needed for use on electric railroads, in municipal lighting, for manufacturing, and for ...


1919 - Summary Of The Annual Reports From Farm Advisors Of California For Dec. 1917 To Dec. 1918, Circular No. 208 Apr 2018

1919 - Summary Of The Annual Reports From Farm Advisors Of California For Dec. 1917 To Dec. 1918, Circular No. 208

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Noting that the prime requisites for the successful prosecution of the World War I were men, munitions, ships, finance and food, this report focused on food as that part of the war effort left primarily to the voluntary effort of the people. Two federal agencies were tasked with the food problem: The United States Department of Agriculture (food production) and the United States Food Administration (food conservation and distribution. The report discusses the establishment of the agricultural colleges and of the the agricultural extension organization with its local representatives known as farm advisors or county agents. Report also describes various ...