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1881 - History Of The State Of California From The Period Of The Conquest By Spain To Her Occupation By The United States, John Frost Nov 2017

1881 - History Of The State Of California From The Period Of The Conquest By Spain To Her Occupation By The United States, John Frost

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Originally published in 1851 without the Appendix and with a chapter on the natural history of California, this 1881 edition covers the entire pre-United States history of California in pages 7 through 36. The remainder of the book focuses on California history following 1847 through 1853 (pages 36 through 300) with a significant emphasis on gold, mining, agriculture and other resources; the formation of the state government; routes to California; the Californians; and California Indians. This later edition excluded the natural history chapter and added a new one concerning events in California from its admission into the United States to ...


1850 – Report On The Subject Of Land Titles In California Made In Pursuance Of Instructions From The Secretary Of State And The Secretary Of Interior, By William Carey Jones: Together With A Translation Of The Principal Laws On That Subject, And Some Other Papers Relating Thereto Nov 2017

1850 – Report On The Subject Of Land Titles In California Made In Pursuance Of Instructions From The Secretary Of State And The Secretary Of Interior, By William Carey Jones: Together With A Translation Of The Principal Laws On That Subject, And Some Other Papers Relating Thereto

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An 1850 report prepared by William Carey Jones at the request of the Secretaries of State and Interior. In the first half of the report, Jones described the method by which land titles were created from the first inception to the perfect title as practiced by Mexico within the Province of California, as well as the history of the issuance of land grants subsequent to the independence of Mexico from Spain and the process by which that was accomplished. Jones provides a list of records and memoranda of grants found in the government archives of Monterey. The report addressed the ...


2017 - California State Lands Commission – Ranchos, Missions, Presidios And Pueblos Jun 2017

2017 - California State Lands Commission – Ranchos, Missions, Presidios And Pueblos

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The California State Lands Commission provides a historical summary concerning the establishment of ranchos, missions, presidios and pueblos in California by the Spanish and Mexican governments, including the practice granting sovereign lands to private individuals. The Commission describes the provisions that established rights to land title of landowners in the conquered territories under the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo signed at the end of the United States war with Mexico, as well as the sections of the 1851 act of the U.S. Congress to settle private land claims in California


1903 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1901 Jun 2017

1903 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1901

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

1903 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1901, copies of some of the publications, bulletins and letters issued by the Society and others throughout the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1846 - Life In California: A Description Of The Country And The Missionary Establishments; A Historical Account Of The Origin, Customs And Traditions Of The Indians Of Alta-California, Translated From Original Spanish Manuscript May 2017

1846 - Life In California: A Description Of The Country And The Missionary Establishments; A Historical Account Of The Origin, Customs And Traditions Of The Indians Of Alta-California, Translated From Original Spanish Manuscript

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This 1846 book, written by Alfred Robinson during a residence of several years in Alta California, provides an account of the history of Alta California along with the author’s personal observations about his travels throughout California. Topics include the first attempt of the Spaniards to colonize Alta California as well as the author’s description of ports, cities, missions and country life in California. Annexed to this publication is a translation of Friar Geronimo Boscana’s “Chinigchinich: A Historical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Traditions of the Indians at the Missionary Establishment of St. Juan Capistrano, Alta California ...


1847 - Alta California: Embracing Notices Of The Climate, Soil, And Agricultural Products Of Northern Mexico And The Pacific Seaboard; Also, A History Of The Military And Naval Operations Of The United States Directed Against The Territories Of Northern Mexico, In The Year 1846-'47; With Documents Declaratory Of The Policy Of The Present Administration Of The National Government In Regard To The Annexation Of Conquered Territory, And The Opinion Of The Hon. James Buchanan On The Wilmot Proviso; By Thomas W. Streeter May 2017

1847 - Alta California: Embracing Notices Of The Climate, Soil, And Agricultural Products Of Northern Mexico And The Pacific Seaboard; Also, A History Of The Military And Naval Operations Of The United States Directed Against The Territories Of Northern Mexico, In The Year 1846-'47; With Documents Declaratory Of The Policy Of The Present Administration Of The National Government In Regard To The Annexation Of Conquered Territory, And The Opinion Of The Hon. James Buchanan On The Wilmot Proviso; By Thomas W. Streeter

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The 1847 publication briefly address climate soil and agriculture in Alta and Baja California in chapter I. The following eight chapters consist of communications from the U.S. Government consisting of instructions in the event Mexico declared war, justification of and motives for war, various reports to Washington, communications with Mexican officials in Alta California, accounts of the military operations in California, the articles of capitulation entered into at Rancho of Cowanga on January 13, 1847, all of which are interspersed with personal observations and comments by the author. The final chapter deals with the question of whether slavery would ...


1852, February 3 - Report Of Secretary Of Interior Communicating Instructions To California Land Commissioners May 2017

1852, February 3 - Report Of Secretary Of Interior Communicating Instructions To California Land Commissioners

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The 1852 report from the Secretary of the Interior transmitting to the United States Senate the September 11, 1851, instructions given to the California land commissioners appointed pursuant to the act of Congress approved on March 3, 1851, entitled, “An act to ascertain and settle the private land claims in the State of California.” In addition to settling and recognizing bona fide valid titles, the instructions made note that: “The growth and prosperity of California materially depends upon a speeding and just settlement of the claims to land within her limits and the separation of all private property from the ...


2002 - Early California Laws And Policies Related To California Indians, Kimberly Johnston-Dodds May 2017

2002 - Early California Laws And Policies Related To California Indians, Kimberly Johnston-Dodds

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The report is a response to the question: Did the State of California enact laws that prohibited California Indians from practicing their religion, speaking their languages or practicing traditional ceremonies and customs? Four examples of early California laws and policies that significantly impacted California Indians’ way of life are discussed: 1850 Act for the Government and Protection of Indians and related amendments; California militia policies and “Expeditions against the Indians” during 1851 to 1859; the State of California’s official response to federal treaties negotiated with California Indians during 1851 to 1852; and early and current state fish protection laws ...


1878 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1877 May 2017

1878 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1877

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1878 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1877, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1866 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1864 And1865 May 2017

1866 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1864 And1865

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1866 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1864 and 1865, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1879 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1878 May 2017

1879 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1878

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1879 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1878, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1885 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1884 May 2017

1885 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1884

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1885 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1884, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1870 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1868 And 1869 May 2017

1870 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1868 And 1869

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1870 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1868 and 1869, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1901 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1900 May 2017

1901 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1900

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1901 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1900, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1880 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1880 May 2017

1880 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1880

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1880 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1880, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1864 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1863 May 2017

1864 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1863

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1864 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1863, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1886 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1885 May 2017

1886 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1885

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1886 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1885, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1884 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1883 May 2017

1884 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1883

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

1884 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1883, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1911 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1910 May 2017

1911 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1910

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1911 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1910, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1889 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1888 May 2017

1889 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1888

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

1889 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1888, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1880 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1879 May 2017

1880 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1879

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

1880 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1879, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1888 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1887 Apr 2017

1888 - Report Of The California State Agricultural Society For 1887

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1888 report on various subjects pertaining to the California State Agricultural Society in 1887, copies of some of the bulletins issued by the Society during the year, and a review of the physical conditions and characteristics of most of the counties of the State, with statistics showing the farm acreage, the assessable wealth, and industrial resources for those counties.


1850 - Report Of The Debates In The Convention Of California, On The Formation Of The State Constitution, In September And October, 1849 Apr 2017

1850 - Report Of The Debates In The Convention Of California, On The Formation Of The State Constitution, In September And October, 1849

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The 1850 Report of the debates of the California State Constitutional Convention (September and October 1849) comprises the official records of the convention. John Ross Browne, official reporter for the Convention, provided transcripts of the proclamation calling the convention, proceedings of the convention, text of the state constitution adopted by the delegates, and official correspondence regarding the convention and the institution of state government under that constitution.


1967 - California Ranchos And Farms; 1846-1862, Including The Letters: Of John Quincy Adams Warren Of 1861, Being Largely Devoted To Livestock, Wheat Farming, Fruit Raising And The Wine Industry, Paul W. Gates. Mar 2017

1967 - California Ranchos And Farms; 1846-1862, Including The Letters: Of John Quincy Adams Warren Of 1861, Being Largely Devoted To Livestock, Wheat Farming, Fruit Raising And The Wine Industry, Paul W. Gates.

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Published in 1967, the book, containing letters of John Quincy Adams Warren, was edited by Paul W. Gates who describes the importance of early agriculture in California. Gates writes about the complications created by the Mexican land grants and the beginning development of irrigation. He examines the early American period of California husbandry and beginnings of commercial farming. Gates provides detailed information concerning California ranchos and farms, summarizing livestock, grain, fruit and wine industries during the 1850s. The 1861 John Quincy Adams Warren letters included in the book were written by Warren throughout his travels in Southern California, the Bay ...