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Records Of Mexican Land Claims In California, Ralph G. Lounsbury, Undated May 2016

Records Of Mexican Land Claims In California, Ralph G. Lounsbury, Undated

National Archives Documents

A report (93 pages) on the historical background of land tenure in California.

Provides the series of the land records of California located in Federal agencies and California and detailed background information for each category:

  • Land records of the Spanish and Mexican Archives of California;
  • Documents deposited in support of claims filed with the Board of Land Commissioners, 1852-1856;
  • Records of Proceedings of that Board, 1851-1856;
  • Attorney General's transcripts of Land Commission cases, 1852-1856; and
  • Records of cases appealed to the Supreme Court from the United States District Courts in California


Index Cards Of Maps Of Mexico And California May 2016

Index Cards Of Maps Of Mexico And California

National Archives Documents

Handwritten and typed index cards providing location in National Archives and details regarding maps of Mexican and Californian:

Early Spanish map embracing frontiers of his majesty's (Spanish) territories in North America

1804 General map of the Kingdom of New Spain

Second edition (1846) of 1832 map of the United States of Mexico Republic

1849 California, Chart of the coast from San Blas to San Francisco, James Imray

1916 Map of Mexico issued by Southern Department of Army Continental Command for War College


California Private Land Grant Records In The National Archives, J. N. Bowman, January 24, 1956 May 2016

California Private Land Grant Records In The National Archives, J. N. Bowman, January 24, 1956

National Archives Documents

Detailed report regarding California Private Land Grant Records in the National Archive prepared by J. N. Bowman, January 24, 1956.

Provides historical background, types of private land grant papers in the National Archives and the location of other private land grant papers both nationally and within the State of California.

Describes types of private land grant papers located within the National Archives and their condition.

Extensive lists of Expedientes, Unclassified Expedientes and Board Expedientes


Outline History Of California Board Of Land Commissioners, 1851-1856, Philip P. Brower, February 1943 May 2016

Outline History Of California Board Of Land Commissioners, 1851-1856, Philip P. Brower, February 1943

National Archives Documents

A detailed outline pertaining to the history of the California Board of Land Commissioners from 1851-1850.


Index Of California Private Land Grants - Unclassified (Incomplete) Expedientes, Na-5 May 2016

Index Of California Private Land Grants - Unclassified (Incomplete) Expedientes, Na-5

National Archives Documents

U.S. National Archives Undated Index of California Private Land Grants, Unclassified (Incomplete) Expedientes, List E.


California Private Land Claims - Case Expediente Shelf List By Gay L. Ebinger, December 1981 May 2016

California Private Land Claims - Case Expediente Shelf List By Gay L. Ebinger, December 1981

National Archives Documents

Detailed explanation regarding documents found in the California Private Land Claims folders; Index of Case Exppedientes


Alphabetical List Of The 580 Complete Expedientes, Undated May 2016

Alphabetical List Of The 580 Complete Expedientes, Undated

National Archives Documents

An alphabetical listing of the 580 expediente that were completed. Cover page printed; index handwritten. Provides claimant name, rancho name (locality), date and number.


Field Notes Of California Private Claims; Also Plat And Docket Indexes; Combined. May 2016

Field Notes Of California Private Claims; Also Plat And Docket Indexes; Combined.

National Archives Documents

Field Notes of California Private Claims – Partly from Chart Index E’s, California field-note drawer) showing such field notes as are in volumes, whether governing or not.

Index – California Private Land Claims - Annotated typescript list prepared in Survey Division of General Land Office (Bureau of Land Management). Covers plats, survey field notes and similar records in Plat Room and other sections of the GLO prior to 1952. Arranged alphabetically by name of claimant. Photostat made in National Archives from original typescript copy of the BLM, November 1952.

Maps Separated from Docket Files, List C – Oversized maps and plats, California private ...


Incomplete Expediente, List E, Na4; Records Of The General Land Office, Rg49. May 2016

Incomplete Expediente, List E, Na4; Records Of The General Land Office, Rg49.

National Archives Documents

Alphabetical Index of incomplete Expediente, List D, with corresponding Docket Number (Expediente Number), designating those Expediente that have drawing included.


Expedientes, California Board Of Land Commissioners, Record Group 49: Records Of The General Land Office May 2016

Expedientes, California Board Of Land Commissioners, Record Group 49: Records Of The General Land Office

National Archives Documents

A 1939 alphabetical listing of Expedientes with claimant and Expediente numbers, located in the National Archives, Record Group 49: Records of the General Land Office, California private land claims.


Complete Expediente, List D, Na3; Records Of The General Land Office, Rg49 May 2016

Complete Expediente, List D, Na3; Records Of The General Land Office, Rg49

National Archives Documents

Alphabetical Index of Complete Expediente, List D, with corresponding Docket Number (Expediente Number).


Cartographic Records Pertaining To California Private Land Claims, U.S. National Archives, Na-1, Grim 2-19-82. May 2016

Cartographic Records Pertaining To California Private Land Claims, U.S. National Archives, Na-1, Grim 2-19-82.

National Archives Documents

A listing of Records of California Private Land Claims that includes:

Complete expedientes (case file). Case file contains variety of textual documents, all in Spanish. Most include a diseños or rough sketch map of the particular grant. It should be the original drawing.

Incomplete expedientes (includes copy of diseños).

Case expedientes (AKA Board expedientes; includes copy of diseños).

Board of Land Commissioners, three volumes of diseños (copies from originals).

Maps separated from General Land Office docket files.

Land Offices plats of survey, 25 volumes of survey plats.

Reference works for researching California Private Land Claims.