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1979 - The Patenting Of California's Private Land Claims, 1851-1885, David Hornbeck Mar 2018

1979 - The Patenting Of California's Private Land Claims, 1851-1885, David Hornbeck

Overview of California Private Land Claims and the Public Domain

This paper examines the basis of the land-tenure conflict, its resolution, and the subsequent patenting of 482 private land claims that covered a total of 8.5 million acres of land in California. The problem of distinguishing between Mexican land grants and the American public domain was not one that time would easily resolve.


Rancho De San Pedro (Chapman), Diseño 512, Ventura (Formerly Santa Barbara) County, And Associated Historical Documents. Mar 2018

Rancho De San Pedro (Chapman), Diseño 512, Ventura (Formerly Santa Barbara) County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Santa Barbara County

National Archives Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.

Hoffman Table of Land Claims Appendix, Reports on Land Cases, Vol. I, 1862, Ogden Hoffman – Index of land claims, in chronological order by Diseño number, made to the U.S. Land Commission for rancho land previously granted by the Spanish/Mexican governments ...


Todos Santos Y San Antonio, Diseño 228, Glo No. 357, Santa Barbara County, And Associated Historical Documents. Mar 2018

Todos Santos Y San Antonio, Diseño 228, Glo No. 357, Santa Barbara County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Santa Barbara County

National Archives Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.

Bancroft Notes – Document detailing information and documents regarding a rancho found in the Bancroft Archives.

Bancroft Diseños – Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican governments used in the U.S. District ...


Sespe (Also Called San Cayetano), Diseño 49, Glo No. 397, Ventura (Formerly Santa Barbara) County, And Associated Historical Documents. Mar 2018

Sespe (Also Called San Cayetano), Diseño 49, Glo No. 397, Ventura (Formerly Santa Barbara) County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Santa Barbara County

National Archives Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.

Bancroft Notes – Document detailing information and documents regarding a rancho found in the Bancroft Archives.

Bancroft Diseños – Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican governments used in the U.S. District ...


Santa Gertrudes (Colima), Diseño 475, Glo No. 463, Los Angeles (Formerly Santa Barbara) County, And Associated Historical Documents. Mar 2018

Santa Gertrudes (Colima), Diseño 475, Glo No. 463, Los Angeles (Formerly Santa Barbara) County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Santa Barbara County

National Archives Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

National Archives Expediente – Hand-written Spanish-Mexican land grant document issued to Spanish or Mexican citizens for land located in Alta-California.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.

Bancroft Notes – Document detailing information and documents regarding a rancho found in the Bancroft Archives.

Bancroft Diseños – Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical ...


Guadalasca, Diseño 31, Glo No. 406, Santa Barbara (Ventura) County, And Associated Historical Documents. Mar 2018

Guadalasca, Diseño 31, Glo No. 406, Santa Barbara (Ventura) County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Santa Barbara County

National Archives Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

National Archives Expediente – Hand-written Spanish-Mexican land grant document issued to Spanish or Mexican citizens for land located in Alta-California.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.

Bancroft Notes – Document detailing information and documents regarding a rancho found in the Bancroft Archives.

Bancroft Diseños – Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical ...


Ojai, Diseño 139, Glo No. 389, Santa Barbara (Ventura) County, And Associated Historical Documents. Mar 2018

Ojai, Diseño 139, Glo No. 389, Santa Barbara (Ventura) County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Santa Barbara County

National Archives Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.

Bancroft Notes – Document detailing information and documents regarding a rancho found in the Bancroft Archives.

Bancroft Diseños – Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican governments used in the U.S. District ...


Soulajule, Joshua Brackett, Diseño 233, Glo No. 31, Marin County, And Associated Historical Documents. Mar 2018

Soulajule, Joshua Brackett, Diseño 233, Glo No. 31, Marin County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Marin County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.

Bancroft Notes – Document detailing information and documents regarding a rancho found in the Bancroft Archives.

Bancroft Diseños – Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican governments used in the U.S. District Court proceedings ...


San José (Pacheco), Diseño198, Glo No. 45, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

San José (Pacheco), Diseño198, Glo No. 45, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Mission San Fernando [8 Tracts (Church Property)], Diseño 609, Glo No. 412, Los Angeles County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Mission San Fernando [8 Tracts (Church Property)], Diseño 609, Glo No. 412, Los Angeles County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Los Angeles County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.

Hoffman Table of Land Claims Appendix, Reports on Land Cases, Vol. I, 1862, Ogden Hoffman – Index of land claims, in chronological order by Diseño number, made to the U.S. Land Commission for rancho land previously granted by the Spanish/Mexican governments in California.


Mission Dolores, Suerte In, Diseño 229, Glo No. 160, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Mission Dolores, Suerte In, Diseño 229, Glo No. 160, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents.

San Francisco County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


San Francisco - Two Lots (Leese), Diseño 74, Glo No. 162, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

San Francisco - Two Lots (Leese), Diseño 74, Glo No. 162, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents.

San Francisco County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Laguna De La Merced, Diseño 102, Glo No. 163, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Laguna De La Merced, Diseño 102, Glo No. 163, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents.

San Francisco County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Ojo De Agua De Figueroa, Diseño 310, Glo No. 159, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Ojo De Agua De Figueroa, Diseño 310, Glo No. 159, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents.

San Francisco County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Las Camaritas, Diseño 629, Glo No. 543, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Las Camaritas, Diseño 629, Glo No. 543, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents.

San Francisco County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Cienega De Los Paicines, Diseño 596, Glo No. 268, San Benito County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Cienega De Los Paicines, Diseño 596, Glo No. 268, San Benito County, And Associated Historical Documents.

San Benito County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Expediente – Hand-written Spanish-Mexican land grant document issued to Spanish or Mexican citizens for land located in Alta-California.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.

Hoffman Notes -- Summary of information concerning claims made for the Rancho lands from the Appendix containing the Table of Land Claims in the Reports of Land Cases ...


San Miguel (Noé), Diseño 17, Glo No. 154, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

San Miguel (Noé), Diseño 17, Glo No. 154, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents.

San Francisco County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


CañAda De Guadalupe Y Rodeo Viejo, Diseño 142, Glo No. 152, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

CañAda De Guadalupe Y Rodeo Viejo, Diseño 142, Glo No. 152, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents.

San Francisco County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


RincóN De Las Salinas Y Potrero Viejo, Diseño 30, Glo No. 153, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

RincóN De Las Salinas Y Potrero Viejo, Diseño 30, Glo No. 153, San Francisco County, And Associated Historical Documents.

San Francisco County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


MuñIz, Diseño 43, Glo No. 26, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

MuñIz, Diseño 43, Glo No. 26, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Petaluma, Diseño 250, Glo No. 49, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Petaluma, Diseño 250, Glo No. 49, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Mallacomes Or Morristul Y Plan De Agua Caliente [Berreyesa], Diseño 58, Glo No. 61, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Mallacomes Or Morristul Y Plan De Agua Caliente [Berreyesa], Diseño 58, Glo No. 61, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Sonoma Pueblo Lands, Diseño 237, Glo No. 68, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Sonoma Pueblo Lands, Diseño 237, Glo No. 68, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Tzabaco, Diseño 298, Glo No. 55, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Tzabaco, Diseño 298, Glo No. 55, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


San Miguel (West), Diseño 251, Glo No. 62, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

San Miguel (West), Diseño 251, Glo No. 62, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Roblar De La Miseria, Diseño 69, Glo No. 50, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Roblar De La Miseria, Diseño 69, Glo No. 50, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Sotoyome, Diseño 16, Glo No. 54, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Sotoyome, Diseño 16, Glo No. 54, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


RincóN De MusalacóN, Diseño 584, Glo No. 56, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

RincóN De MusalacóN, Diseño 584, Glo No. 56, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


German, Diseño 199, Glo No. 25, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

German, Diseño 199, Glo No. 25, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.


Laguna De San Antonio, Diseño 44, Glo No. 30, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents. Feb 2018

Laguna De San Antonio, Diseño 44, Glo No. 30, Sonoma County, And Associated Historical Documents.

Sonoma County

Diseños - Hand-drawn Spanish-Mexican map demonstrating the physical boundaries of land granted to Mexican citizens by the Spanish or Mexican.

Work Progress Administration Abstract (WPA Abstract) – A summary document prepared in 1938 under the U. S. Work Progress Administration program detailing the history of a rancho beginning with the Spanish-American land through the U.S. patenting process.