Baja California Government Documents Collection, 1831-1982 (bulk 1850-1930) (MSS 778)

Restrictions: For preservation reasons, onsite researchers are required to use digitized versions of the documents. Permission to consult originals may be granted by the Program Director.

Extent: 17.8 Linear feet (44 archives boxes)

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Municipal and government documents relating to official policies, civil matters, contracts, litigation, war, and state infrastructure development in Baja California, including Santo Tomas, Rosarito, Mexicali, Tecate, Tijuana, and other towns and cities.

The administrative and custodial history of these materials is unknown.

Municipal and government documents relating to official policies, civil matters, contracts, litigation, war, and state infrastructure development in Baja California, including Santo Tomas, Rosarito, Mexicali, Ensenada, Tecate, Tijuana, and other towns and cities. Documents include official handwritten correspondence, petitions, requests to purchase land, settlements and maps, mine registers, and other materials that document daily life and municipal administration in Baja, especially throughout the turbulent period including the Mexican War, 1846-1848 and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920.

Materials are not arranged in any particular order, but are divided into two lists based on the original accessioning of the material. The order, which does not have a discernable structure, reflects the arrangement of the papers as they were upon receipt by the Library. Key-word searching across the finding aid, and searching by date in the digitized component of the collection, is recommended for finding specific topics or locales.

Arranged in two series: 1) DOCUMENTS PROCESSED IN 2016, and 2) DOCUMENTS PROCESSED IN 2019-2021.

A photograph album, Distrito Norte de la Baja California, Mex. al C. Primer Jefe del E. C. encargado del poder ejecutivo de la nacion, was seperated from the papers, cataloged, and digitized in Special Collections & Archives.

A selection of other printed materials judged to be of historical importance (such as rare broadsides) were pulled from this collection, individually cataloged, and digitized. They can be found as part of this online collection on the Digital Collections website, or searched in the catalog by keyword. They do not have a unique tracer identifying them as originally part of MSS 778.

These materials were purchased in four batches from a bookseller who provided preliminary descriptions for some of the documents. When they were accessioned, the original arrangement of the papers -- which otherwise did not appear to have a dicernable order -- was preserved so catalogers and researchers could refer to the existing descriptions. When the collection was prepared for digitization, bulky folders were divided up into their component files, still maintaining the original order, and the file descriptions were enhanced when possible. Strings and bindings that held discrete files together were removed, but all previously "sewn" files remain housed together in their own folders to preserve context. Descriptions, folder titles, and dates were reviewed and enhanced in 2019-2021. Further corrections or enrichments may be brought to the attention of Special Collections staff.

Container List


Box 1 Folder 1

Manuscript letter, Mexico City, José Ramón Pacheco, to Pio Pico, Los Angeles. Pacheco writes that he has recently been made Minister of Justice and reaches out to Pico, suggesting a frank and straightforward communication going forward.

Box 1 Folder 2

Census of Frontera Norte, Baja California, with names and ages of residents noted; place names and ranches also noted.

Box 1 Folder 3

Manuscript letter, Mexico City, Juan Bandini land concession of 1845 in the Mission of Guadalupe in Baja California is null and void.

Box 1 Folder 4

Decree issued in La Paz in 1861 concerning the carrying of arms; and two circulars: Real del Castillo in 1877, and another issued in La Paz in 1878.

Box 1 Folder 5

Report by the medical officer of the Servicio Sanitario Militar, with itinerary of travel in northern Baja California checking on health of troops.

Box 1 Folder 6

Articles of Incorporation, Mexican Land Colonization Company, London: English language original and Spanish translation.

Box 1 Folder 7

Peter H. Barnes application to build Laguna Salada resort development. Barnes offers to build a highway to create access to the proposed resort, and asks permission to build, hunt, and fish there. Response from Governor Cantú granting permission.

Box 1 Folder 8

Ignacio del Corte (Compañía Refinadora Nacional) contract to establish distilleries for aguardiente and chemical products. Includes a signed letter from Charles Wong to the governor, wherein he describes that he has a license to sell opium in wholesale quantities. He sold a batch to C.A. Johnson, but the product was detained by customs agents at the border.

Box 1 Folder 9

Expediente No. 126. Request to change motto on official government communications to "Sufragio efectivo. No reelección."

Box 1 Folder 10

Letter from Manuel Clemente Rojo, former governor of Baja California. Mentions Don Antonio Sosa in relation to homicide and other crimes.

Box 1 Folder 11

Benigno Barriero and Eduardo Guerrero, permission request and contract with government to establish a tannery and shoe factory. Includes signed response of the governor of Baja California and draft of contract.

Box 1 Folder 12

Federico Dato contract with the government to establish cotton gins, cotton seed oil mills, soap factories, and glycerin production. The contract was first given to A.M. Schenk, however the government nullified the contract. Signed by the governor of Baja California.

Box 1 Folder 13

Santos Cota, request to occupy land in San Antonio, including the ruins of a house abandoned by the Spaniard Manuel Cordova. Signed at Santo Tomás.

Box 1 Folder 14

Requests to occupy uninhabited lands in Baja California, from Pedro Duarte in San Rafael and Loreto Amador in Santo Tomás.

Box 1 Folder 15

Report of military commander and Baja California governor Francisco Vázquez on expulsion of Carranza revolutionaries and filibusters from northern Baja California. Telegram of Aureliano Blanquet confirming he got the message. Signed by Governor Francisco Vázquez.

Box 1 Folder 16

Expediente No. 7. Correspondence of Mayor Miguel Martínez Carmona, Francisco Vázquez, and an Undersecretary of State regarding Mexican Revolution in Baja California. Communication from the consul in El Paso, Texas, in which he says that he has reasons to believe that the rebels will once again attack the Port of Guaymas in Sonora. To take defensive measure, Pedro Torres was commissioned to recruit people in Phoenix and in Arizona. Also, he says another attack in Baja California is expected. Of Carranza, the letter adds that little is known about him, only that he is headed to Chihuahua. Also, Pesqueira and Obregón will pretend to form a column to penetrate in Tepic and take Jalisco, but before that they are heading to Cananea to grab provisions and ammunitions (dated December 29, 1913). Letter from the governor of BC, Francisco Vázquez, telling that he is aware of the possible invasion to the territory and he is taking measures (January, 1914). Letter from the subsecretary to the governor of BC, informing that the Mexican consul in Tucson, Arizona informed that Martin Espinos is headed that way by train to go afterwards west, and he believes that this could be a movement to head to Baja California. The letter adds that in Sonora troops are preparing to enter Baja California, led by Lucio Blanco and Antonio Legaspi, who was born in BC (January 22, 1914). Signed letter from the governor of BC, Vázquez, informing that he received the last letter and that he is aware of a possible invasion (February 17, 1914). Letter from the Subsecretary to the governor of BC reporting the Consul from Douglas, Arizona informed that a secret meeting is taking place in Agua Prieta, presided by various rebel leaders. The nature of the meeting is unknown, but the Consul says that it's probably that the rebels, confident of victory, deliberated about the conditions of peace (June 27, 1913).

Box 1 Folder 17

Correspondence with Francisco Vázquez regarding subordinate's need for different train due to potential bandit ambush. Includes signed response from Governor Vázquez.

Box 1 Folder 18

Expediente No. 17. Correspondence with Francisco Vázquez regarding Tirso de la Tova and Juan Márquez recruiting people on the U.S. side at Tecate for an invasion of Baja California. Signed letter from the Gov. Vázquez, informing about the recruitment of soldiers in Tecate on the American side. He adds that he has taken precautions to avoid being surprised by the attack (April 11, 1914). Letter from Gov. Vázquez reporting the imminent attack from Tecate (April 11, 1914). Letter from Gov. Vázquez to Major Mendieta telling him he can permit the rebel leader Tirso de la Toba to enter Baja California so he can capture him (April 13, 1914). Manuscript response from the Major Medieta reporting information given to him by Indians who say that Tirso de la Toba is now in his campsite on the American side, but they aren't allowing any Indians to enter there. Letter from the General of Brigade, reporting he is aware that Márquez and de la Tova are recruiting people on the American side (May 11, 1914). Letter from Gov. Vazquez to Col. Juan Lojero, telling him that the Mexican consul in San Diego says the following: American soldiers are preparing to enter Baja California from a point called "Piel" near Mexicali. There are 250 men there; they have their soldiers dressed as workers. There is another point called Tecate where more troops will enter at the same time, and many soldiers are Indians. Their leader is Enrique Anaya, who is already appointed governor of Baja California. The men are well-armed (April 16, 1914). Letter from a Colonel to the General saying that he is aware of the imminent invasion, and he received the communication from the Mexican Consul in Los Angeles, CA (April 29, 1914). Manuscript letter from Major Mendieta to the General Military Commander of Baja California, informing him that the Mexican Consul in San Diego requested that the General be informed of the military operation to invade Baja California (April 16, 1914).

Box 1 Folder 19

Authorization of payment to the Sociedad de Irrigación y Terrenos Baldios for water service in Mexicali.

Box 1 Folder 20

Receipts for property tax payments by various individuals.

Box 1 Folder 21

Request from Charles F. Off to acquire land southwest of Mexicali. Expediente No. 75.

Box 1 Folder 22

Juan J. Jaussaud land acquisition request. Expediente No. 82.

Box 1 Folder 23

Ferdina Renaud land acquisition request. Expediente No. 88.

Box 1 Folder 25

Albert Casner land acquisition request. Expediente No. 26.

Box 1 Folder 26

Mining tax document.

Box 1 Folder 27

Mines register listing name of mining property, ownership, extent, and type of ore.

Box 1 Folder 28

Mine sales register.

Box 1 Folder 29

Correspondence regarding land acquisition requests mostly from United States citizens.

Box 1 Folder 31

Western Mining Directory Co. request for information on Baja California mines. Expediente No. 82.

Box 1 Folder 32

Baja California mining industry statistics submitted to Mexican central government.

Box 1 Folder 33

Letter from José Matías Moreno to Agustín Mansilla y Gamboa, regarding land in northern Baja California. Makes mention of Lassépas' error regarding mining property in Baja California.

Box 1 Folder 35

Signed statement in which Castillo maintains he was the first to discover a gold mine in Real del Castillo, and that it was because of him that the town was founded. References litigation about land he claims was wrongfully sold by an Indian without his consent.

Box 1 Folder 36

Documents regarding the founding of the town of Real del Castillo. No. 120.

Box 1 Folder 37

Index of lots in Real del Castillo. Includes an attached file of land requests. Includes American names listed as land owners.

Box 1 Folder 38

Documentation regarding the townsite of Real del Castillo. Includes sketch of town square area.

Box 1 Folder 39

D. Raymundo Yorba land acquisition request in San Rafael Valley.

Box 1 Folder 40

List of contributors for festivities in San Rafael.

Box 1 Folder 41

Statement on land distribution to new settlers in Real del Castillo.

Box 1 Folder 42

Regulations for Real del Castillo police force.

Box 1 Folder 43

Proceedings and resolutions of Santo Tomás.

Box 1 Folder 44

Real del Castillo local taxes and fees.

Box 1 Folder 45

Inventory of documents of the municipal treasury of Real del Castillo.

Box 1 Folder 46

Applications for urban lots in Real del Castillo.

Box 1 Folder 47

Real del Castillo administrative records. Public instruction, crime, escaped criminals, and petitions by residents.

Box 2 Folder 1

Documents regarding the townsite of Real del Castillo by the commission of vacant lands of Baja California.

Box 2 Folder 2

Printed Real del Castillo townsite land grant form (blank).

Box 2 Folder 3

Signed documents and letters, including circulars, land concessions, internal communications, decree of 1856 allowing foreigners to own land in Baja California, copied in 1861 at La Paz.

Box 2 Folder 4

Letter from José María Gómez, written from La Paz, about a new impending filibuster invasion.

Box 2 Folder 5

Decree by Teodoro Riveroll, signed at La Paz, regarding foreign resident registration.

Box 2 Folder 6

Letter from Teodoro Riveroll requesting a report about forces in the territory.

Box 2 Folder 7

Circular letter signed by Manuel Clemente Rojo regarding vagrants.

Box 2 Folder 8

Letter from José María Villagrana, Real del Castillo, regarding the official transfer of the presidencia municipal to Mariano Baldivia [Valdivia].

Box 2 Folder 9

Letter from Cecilio Zerega granting permission to a Sr. Pompa to hunt goats on Guadalupe island, and to explore the island.

Box 2 Folder 10

Letters and official correspondence regarding a wide range of civil cases, land ownership, and policy, including decrees and circular letters signed by Teodoro Riveroll, Pedro Navarrete, José María Larroque, Cecilio Zerega, Antonio Navarro, José Chacón, Tomás Warner, Manuel Rojo, and others.

Box 2 Folder 11

Francisco Osborne letter requesting Mexican citizenship. Osborne married a Mexican and served 5 years in the Mexican Navy: he served with the Mexicans against the French invasion.

Box 2 Folder 12

Letter from Juan José Encinas, mayor of La Paz, notifying authorities in the jurisdictions of Loreto, Comondú, San Ignacio and Fronteras, of the escape of convicted murderer Juan Retomo.

Box 2 Folder 13

Authorization to exploit a copper mine granted to an American company.

Box 2 Folder 14

Letter from James Ritchey, a U.S. citizen, requesting Mexican citizenship.

Box 2 Folder 15

Letter from Pedro Navarrete expressing pleasure that immigrant U.S. citizens from California desire to apply for Mexican citizenship.

Box 2 Folder 16

Circular regarding office of vital statistics in Baja California, signed by Teodoro Riveroll at La Paz.

Box 2 Folder 17

Circular on postal regulations and official correspondence in the territory.

Box 2 Folder 18

Announcement of impending invasion and war with Spain. Includes requests for Baja California to send a list of men 16 years and older that could serve to defend the country. Also notes that foreigners living in the land can serve if they choose. Inquires about available weapons. Signed by Governor Teodoro Riveroll.

Box 2 Folder 19

Notice regarding an American soldier named Gramell who deserted, list of items he stole, and order of apprehension. Includes description of items stolen by soldier from the US Army.

Box 2 Folder 20

File of over 60 pages of legal documents from the Santo Tomás court, including land cases involving borderlands ranch properties such as Rancho de Jesus María ó San Ysidro, as well as mining properties.

Box 2 Folder 21

Election documents, municipal records for Santo Tomás, and miscellaneous items

Box 2 Folder 22

File concerning streamlining administration of the various sections of the district though a modification in law. No. 217.

Box 2 Folder 23

File of proceedings and resolutions of the Ayuntamiento of the Northern District of Baja California.

Box 2 Folder 24

Various legal documents, including land title case in Tijuana; the ship Newbern and outbreak of yellow fever; a range of court papers; copper mine documents notarized in San Francisco. Signed by William Denton, Francisco Zérega, and others.

Box 2 Folder 25

Spanish translation of a legal contract relating to a mining property in Real del Castillo, signed at Los Angeles.

Box 2 Folder 26

Local declaration concerning extradition treaty; passports for US citizens; various Indians and criminals apprehended.

Box 2 Folder 27

Appointment of Cabellu as captain of the Huerteña tribe in Valle de la Trinidad; expense report for Indian revolts; other documents concerning Indians including a letter signed by Lino López in 1865 from San Ysidro, east of present day Tijuana. Circulars and other documents signed by Cecilio Zérega, Tomás Warner, José L. Espinosa and others.

Box 2 Folder 28

Courthouse records; various signed by José A. Chaves, Cecilio Zérega, Tomás Warner, and others.

Box 2 Folder 29

Courthouse records: drafts and notes.

Box 2 Folder 30

Indian land claims on ex-mission lands; includes documents signed by Tomás Warner and José L. Espinosa.

Box 2 Folder 31

Land deeds, letter from Com. Pesquisidora, criminal reports (one regarding Captain Ross), civil registry documents; inventory of documents deposited in the archive by José María Larroque. Land document of Juan de Jesús Osio dated 1858. Also documents signed by José Chacon, Pedro Duarte, Cecilio Zérega, and Emilio Legaspy.

Box 2 Folder 32

Land deeds, including sale contract for Rancho Santo Domingo to Eleuterio Gilbert.

Box 2 Folder 33

Includes report on the guano industry and a notice signed by León Yanez at La Paz about an invasion.

Box 2 Folder 34

Land concessions in Rosario and ex-Mission of Santo Domingo lands granted to the Indians Loreto Ortega, Bernardo Ybañez and Pedro Pablo Bernal.

Box 2 Folder 35

Request for land concession of 378 hectares by Jesus María Machado. Includes a manuscript map of the the land, located in San Antonio de los Buenos.

Box 2 Folder 36

Decrees, property documents, and court papers. Includes documents signed at La Paz by Teodoro Riveroll, as well as Felipe Crosthwaite at San Antonio.

Box 2 Folder 37

Land concession in San Telmo in favor of José Ignacio Arce.

Box 2 Folder 38

Extensive file of land titles of Don Tomás Bona, a.k.a. Tomás Warner, including to the Rancho de La Calentura and the Valle de la Trinidad. Signed by Estanislao Armenta, José Ignacio Arce, and others.

Box 2 Folder 39

Sale contract for Rancho de Las Animas to José Domingo Saens. Signed by Cecilio Zerega.

Box 2 Folder 40

Land ownership records: Francisco X. Gastelum, Pedro Gastelum, Hugh McCormick, Salomé Murillo de Melendes, and others.

Box 2 Folder 42

Documents relating to ex-mission lands at Santo Tomás.

Box 2 Folder 43

Land grant in La Frontera, to Don Santiago E. Argüello and Lino López.

Box 2 Folder 44

Title to agrarian lands granted to Joaquín Riesgo.

Box 2 Folder 46

Santo Tomás land records.

Box 2 Folder 47

Court records, many entries signed by Tomás Bona (a.k.a. Tomás Warner)

Box 2 Folder 48

Land grants to various individuals.

Box 3 Folder 1

Request for grant of land known as Santa Rosa by Juan Ramirez. No. 65.

Box 3 Folder 2

Land grant in Santo Tomás to Senor Santamaria Alvarez.

Box 3 Folder 4

Land titles recorded in San Vicente de la Frontera. Signed by Tomás Bona (Tomás Warner), Pio Pico, and José Ignacio Arce.

Box 3 Folder 6

Court records, several signed by Cecilio Zerega, including 1862 murder case; document regarding Baron Milatobich, disallowed in territory due to smallpox epidemic.

Box 3 Folder 7

Court documents, wide range of cases, concerning land; criminal; including an 1869 assault case in San Telmo involving two Indians

Box 3 Folder 8

Court documents, several signed by Cecilio Zerega; fragment of undated document from 1840s mentioning General Manuel Micheltorena as head of government of the Departamento de Californias; letter signed at Campo Gudiño from Francisco Rubio regarding 1848 earthquake in Loreto

Box 3 Folder 9

Court documents; edict addressed to the public by Ramon A. Rodriguez at Real del Castillo in 1874 regarding intestate estate of Eleuterio Guilbert; other edicts relating to land ownership; 1862 document regarding Indians suspected of murdering an American, R.H. McGonagle.

Box 3 Folder 11

Orders of military commanders of La Frontera; 1840 documents signed by Estanislao Armenta at San Vicente; several signed by Pedro Duarte.

Box 3 Folder 12

Wide range of court documents and internal government circulars; 1866 case of the Indian Pedro,"hijo del viejo quezán"; a circular docketed by José María Bandini at the Rancho de Tijuan; documents signed by Cecilio Zerega and Tomás Warner; decree from La Paz stating Benito Juárez is President of México; and 1867 election documents.

Box 3 Folder 13

Circular concerning elections signed by Cecilio Zerega.

Box 3 Folder 14

Wide range of documents including printed broadsides; circulars concerning vacant lands; some signed by Teodoro Riveroll, Cecilio Zerega; 1840 document signed by Estanislao Armenta; land document for rancho known as Aguajito, signed at Ensenada de Todos Santos in 1857 by Francisco X. Gastelum; letter dated 1856 from José Castro to Santiago Argüello referencing Rancho de Tijuan and American bandits.

Box 3 Folder 15

Documents of the Comandancia General de la Baja California; some signed by Agustín Mansilla.

Box 3 Folder 16

Circular signed by Pedro Duarte concerning Mexican Independence Day .

Box 3 Folder 17

Minutes taken at Santo Tomás by Cecilio Zerega and others.

Box 3 Folder 18

Title to agrarian land granted to Manuel Clemente Rojo.

Box 3 Folder 19

Court case involving a dispute over a house; including several documents signed by Cecilio Zérega.

Box 3 Folder 20

Court case summaries; includes documents signed by Cecilio Zerega, Tomás Warner, Pedro Duarte, Estanislao Armenta, and others.

Box 3 Folder 21

Boundary between San Telmo and Santo Tomás.

Box 3 Folder 22

Court records.

Box 3 Folder 23

Petition by residents at Santo Tomás concerning schools and elections.

Box 3 Folder 24

Title to agrarian land granted to Manuel Salgado.

Box 3 Folder 25

Title to a piece of land granted to Antonio S. Sosa.

Box 3 Folder 26

Court records and notes; documents signed by Dolores Lucero, José A. Chaves, and others.

Box 3 Folder 27

Documents of the mayor's office, Santo Tomás.

Box 3 Folder 28

Land cases, including one concerning properties in the Valle de la Trinidad, San José and el Salado belonging to Tomás Warner. Other miscellaneous court records.

Box 3 Folder 29

Court documents for case between Antonio María Melendrez and José Luciano Espinosa.

Box 3 Folder 30

Elections documents, including voter rolls. Includes printed broadside issued by José Maria Ross at Ensenada on Nov. 7, 1892.

Box 3 Folder 31

Election ballots of various residents of Ensenada, each certified with signature of Jesus D. Arce.

Box 4 Folder 1-9

Election ballots of various residents of Ensenada, Real del Castillo, Santo Tomás, El Rosario, San Quintin, Tijuana, and Tecate, each certified with signature of Jesus D. Arce, Manuel Clemente Rojo, Manuel Estrada, Carlos Cota, Francisco Herrera, Martin Magallanes, and J.M. Villagrana.

Box 4 Folder 10

Miscellaneous documents: will of Don José Chacon; other court records.

Box 4 Folder 11

Description of Rancho Nacional of Doña María de los Reyes E. de Duarte (undated fragment).

Box 4 Folder 12

Documents concerning land owned by Don Juan de Jesús Osio, including San Ysidro and Guadalupe. Includes documents signed by Santiago Arce, Francisco X. Gastelum, and others.

Box 4 Folder 13

Miscellaneous public documents.

Box 4 Folder 14

Land grants, criminal cases and 1860 governor's election, misc. municipal and Indian affairs documents; documents signed by José Domingo Saenz, Ignacio Argüello, Tomás Warner, Pedro Duarte, Cecilio Zerega, José Matias Moreno, and others.

Box 4 Folder 15

Court documents.

Box 4 Folder 16

Emilio Legaspy writes to the President of Mexico regarding his salary for various government posts.

Box 4 Folder 17

Miscellaneous court records including document signed by Manual Galván Cuevas at Tijuana concerning Rancho Guadalupe owned by Juan Bandini.

Box 4 Folder 18

Court case records logbook.

Box 4 Folder 19

Circular signed at Santo Tomás by Cecilio Zerega.

Box 4 Folder 20

Records of the Ayuntamiento at Real del Castillo

Box 4 Folder 21

Regarding the settlement of a goat raising business owned by Landrum Butterfield and Ignacio Pompa after the death of the latter.

Box 4 Folder 22

Documents on the settlement of a goat raising business owned by Landrum Butterfield and Ignacio Pompa.

Box 4 Folder 23

Examination of land titles for large tract in northern Baja California stemming from transactions by Don Antonio Milatovich.

Box 4 Folder 24

Copy of decree from Mexico City concerning local elections. Copy signed at Santo Tomás by Joaquim Riesgo.

Box 4 Folder 25

Contracts to develop railroads, steamship lines, and other infrastructure projects. File contains many printed circulars from Mexico City. Expediente No. 16.

Box 4 Folder 26

Mexican consul at San Diego reports on Senator Ashurst of Arizona and his scheme to have the United States purchase Baja California and part of Sonora (with clippings from San Diego newspapers); also Colonel Francisco Vázquez's occupation of the "Flume" on the Colorado River; typescript of Itinerary of troops under Col. Francisco Vázquez in their march from Ensenada to Mexicali; includes manuscript map: Camino recorrido por la tropa del 25o Batallón al mando del Cap. 1o. O. Cervantes.

Box 5 Folder 1

Compañía de Tierras y Aguas de la Baja California (occupied by Mexican settlers), with photographs and maps; irrigation survey. Detailed folded map shows lands in Baja irrigated with water from the Colorado River. Includes tables showing canals used by persons with American and Chinese names.

Box 5 Folder 2

Misc docs: 1923 Tecate blueprint map; various Tecate documents, including 1877 petition signed by residents of Tecate; town treasury statements of 1900; various decrees issued in Mexico City in 1929 relating to land development and distribution.

Box 5 Folder 3

File on nomination of Paulino Uribe as replacement for Ambrosio González as government development agent in Tecate. Expediente No. 4.

Box 5 Folder 4

Report on lands in Tecate, suitability for colonization and development; 1910 printed broadside proclamation (2 copies) against Madero, and in support of Porfirio Díaz and Ramón Corral, by Governor Labastida of the Northern District of Baja California, Ensenada. Expediente No. 39.

Box 5 Folder 6

Rafaela de Gallegos requests permission to open a liquor store in Tecate.

Box 5 Folder 7

Case against individuals in Tecate, suspected Magonistas turned Maderistas. Expediente No. 261.

Box 5 Folder 8

Request for permission and lands by Jesus Larragoitiy of the Agrupación Benéfica Mexicana "Benito Juárez" of San Bernardino, California, to establish a colony of 1000 Mexicans in Tecate. Expediente No. 42.

Box 5 Folder 10

Governors of various Mexican states communicate their reelection to the Jefe Politico of the Distrito Norte de la Baja California. Expediente No. 39.

Box 5 Folder 11

File concerning complaint by various Tijuana residents to the president of Mexico about news reports that Tijuana government offices were moving closer to the border area for the convenience of American speculators who planned a new development about 1.5 kilometers from the present townsite that could house 5,000 inhabitants. Expediente No. 169.

Box 5 Folder 12

Published report of Mexican census of 1900.

Box 5 Folder 13

Printed broadside issued by Fidencio González at Ensenada on Nov. 6, 1911, conveying a federal decree recognizing Francisco Madero as president of Mexico.

Box 5 Folder 14

José Rosas Villavicencio requests limits on liquor sales at Campo Alemán.

Box 5 Folder 15

Fees and taxes for wide range of businesses.

Box 5 Folder 16

File concerning the purchase of a pump and boiler for water plant.

Box 5 Folder 17

Extensive file of telegrams and reports on battles in northern Mexico and movements of the Carrancistas during the Mexican Revolution, mostly addressed to Esteban Cantú; reports by Mexican consuls in California; also reports by the "agente confidencial" of the provisional Mexican government in Washington, D.C.; includes a printed broadside, "Contestación que el Sr. Gral. Villa da a la nota Americana" dated at Aguascalientes, June 10, 1915

Box 5 Folder 18

Reports on the latest news and movements of the Villistas and the Carrancistas, by the "agente confidencial" of the provisional Mexican government in Washington, D.C., transmitted by Enrique Aldrete, Mexican consul at Tia Juana, California, to Esteban Cantú's government.

Box 5 Folder 19

File of communications, including several telegrams, relating to the status of the executive power in Mexico being either under Francisco Lagos Cházaro or Gen. Roque González Garza.

Box 5 Folder 20

File of circulars and other content submitted for publication in the official newspaper of Distrito Norte de la Baja California.

Box 5 Folder 21

File concerning the collection of statistical information from Ensenada and Rancho San Vicente, as requested by the Departamento de Estado Mayor de la Secretaría de Guerra. No. 219.

Box 5 Folder 22

Legal files concerning livestock and several ranchos in Baja California: includes documents signed by Tomás Warner dating from the 1860s. Also original passport-style photographs of several people including Ricardo and Walter Hussong and Alejandro M. Denton.

Box 5 Folder 23

Manuscript map of the postal route from Tijuana to Mexicali.

Box 5 Folder 24

Correspondence regarding construction of Mexicali post office, including telegrams. No. C-6.

Box 5 Folder 25

Correspondence and records regarding postal services in the Distrito Norte de la Baja California.

Box 5 Folder 26

Contract for construction of the San Diego and Arizona railway line between Tijuana and Jacumba.

Box 5 Folder 27

Decree to establish post office in Ensenada. No. 1.

Box 5 Folder 28

Request to transport dynamite from US to Mexico.

Box 6 Folder 1

Petition by George W. Beermaker to establish a steamboat line between San Diego and Ensenada; includes telegrams, typed letters and reports, handwritten letters and a copy of the original contract.

Box 6 Folder 2

Correspondence, including telegrams, regarding an attack on Mexicali post office. No. 110.

Box 6 Folder 3

Taxation records for Ensenada, Tijuana, Tecate, Alamo and Real del Castillo. No. 2.

Box 6 Folder 4

Correspondence and documents regarding crimes and sentencing of Rosendo Rodriguez. Including two release cards with attached photograph portrait on each. No. 53.

Box 6 Folder 5

Mexicali post office communications.

Box 6 Folder 6

Mexicali post office correspondence and other documents concerning railroad projects and others. Includes a manuscript map of northern Baja California.

Box 6 Folder 7

Judgment of intestacy of Manuel Machado.

Box 6 Folder 8

Court documents and notes. No. 12.

Box 6 Folder 9

Communique that the Mexican Consul at Saint Louis has reported that munitions dealers of that city have been shipping large quantities of their products to the Mexican border. Responses from various municipalities, including Tijuana. Also three printed broadsides: Carnaval regulations in Ensenada (1903); regulations for raffles (1903); Convocatoria relating to elections (1911). No. 35.

Box 6 Folder 10

Report to the Secretary of Interior from the Political Chief of the Distrito Norte de la Baja California: includes mining tables, population, industrial data, telephone, telegraph (line extension by the Peninsular Railway and Telegraph Company); a census with information on "Mexicans, foreigners, Indians." Vital statistics; municipal water system in Ensenada. Crime data: cases and circumstances of extradition to the US. Includes file with 250 questions about statistics, with their responses; printed broadside issued Oct. 20, 1903 at Ensenada concerning a typhoid break-out in the port city, and public health improvements needed to fight the spread of disease.

Box 6 Folder 11

Various subjects: sale of lands, appointments by the Governor, infrastructure construction, business improvement, petition from Mexicali residents regarding lack of water service, and various printed broadsides.

Box 6 Folder 12

Request by Trinidad Valdivia to the Ayuntamiento de Mexicali for an advance on salary as a municipal delegate.

Box 6 Folder 13

Saturnino Urias has taken charge of the office of Notary Public No. 1 in Mexicali as well as the public registry of land. No. 19.

Box 6 Folder 14

Concerning a list of people in Mexicali who use public water services. No. 225.

Box 6 Folder 15

Communication about the temporary move of the Distrito Norte government to Tijuana. No. 72.

Box 6 Folder 16

File on infrastructure development. Includes printed broadsides, including on from Nacozari de García, Sonora, celebrating the memory of Jesús García.

Box 6 Folder 17

Mimeograph typescript of tax plan, detailing how various types of businesses in the district will be taxed.

Box 6 Folder 18

The Compañía de Terrenos y Colonización requests permission to move the Hotel Pacheco building.

Box 6 Folder 19

Marriage documents.

Box 6 Folder 20

Industrial statistics submitted to the central government in Mexico City.

Box 6 Folder 22

Reports of the land concessions in Santo Tomás and el Rosarito .

Box 6 Folder 23

Letters and telegrams from newly appointed governors of various states by the "Ejercito Constitucionalista," most signed; some are printed broadsides.

Box 6 Folder 24

Ten issues of the Diario Oficial (Mexico City) newspaper.

Box 6 Folder 25

Blueprint map of roads in northern Baja California dated Oct. 1927; inventories of records.

Box 6 Folder 26

Inventory of records for the year.

Box 6 Folder 27

Inventory of records for the year.

Box 6 Folder 28

Inventory of records for the year.

Box 6 Folder 29

Assorted documents re: gambling and cantinas; includes a letter from Mamie Haywood, American owner of a brothel in Ensenada, who requests of Esteban Cantú that she not be forced to move her establishment.

Box 7 Folder 1

File relating to tax payments for various businesses including barbershops, restaurants, liquor stores, and the like.

Box 7 Folder 2

Inventory of records, with extracts, organized by sectors: Gobernación, Fomento, Comunicaciones, Hacienda, Relaciones, Justicia.

Box 7 Folder 3

Requests for carrying guns, many with photograph of the solicitant, describing the desired weapon and reasons to support the request. No. 10.

Box 7 Folder 4

Mexican consul at Calexico reports on a request by the Imperial Valley Land & Irrigation Company to bring 300-400 Chinese laborers to work cotton fields located in Cucapah, near Mexicali. The consul suggests it would be better to have Mexican workers. No. 27.

Box 7 Folder 5

Miscellaneous letters and files: La Laguna de Hansen (1925); cotton business contract involving land near the Colorado River, between Colorado River Land Company and Shuichi Niwa, a Japanese farmer (1936).

Box 7 Folder 6

Complaint by the Colorado River Land Company against A.H. Hobbs over a property with sulfur baths at Cerro Prieto.

Box 7 Folder 7

File concerning a Chinese man found bound to wooden planks, and charges against Chan Fut, Jam Jhim, and Alfonso Chi Chang as perpetrators of the crime. No. 79.

Box 7 Folder 8

Printed decree by Porfirio Diaz concerning weights and measures.

Box 7 Folder 9

Request of missionary priest Domingo Scarpetta that the government supply a water line free of charge to the Catholic church in Ensenada, for the use of parishioners and to irrigate the trees around the church.

Box 7 Folder 10

File concerning appraised value of ranch lands known as the Andrade concession and Los Algodones. Includes two issues of the Periódico Oficial (Ensenada), Feb. 5, 1908 and Feb. 25, 1908. No. 1.

Box 7 Folder 11

1982 copy of a manuscript plan of the "Cañada de Tecate," requested by Jose Mogort; certified copy (mimeograph typescript) of 1917 sale contract for original townsite of Tecate.

Box 7 Folder 12

Decrees and circulars (typescript) issued by the Secretary of War during the Mexican Revolution. No. 2.

Box 7 Folder 13

Newspaper clippings and translations from various San Diego, California newspapers, on Mexican topics, including Porfirio Diaz's actions; social unrest in Mexico (especially Indian uprising in Yucatan); Madero revolt; smuggling of Chinese through Mexico; the Russian colony at Guadalupe, Baja California; D.W. McKay affair; and reports of events in border towns, especially crime. No. 80.

Box 7 Folder 14

Correspondence and internal communications of the Partido Norte de la Baja California government; including letters and circulars signed by José Castro, Cecilio Zerega and Teodoro Riveroll; Oct. 6, 1857 letter from Capt. H.S. Burton, commander of Fort Yuma, California, about the murder of G.R. Morris by Cocopah (Cucupá) Indians, as told by survivor J.W. Carey; 1867 circular (manuscript) setting forth rules governing importation of goods from Alta California.

Box 7 Folder 15

Documents concerning cantinas and gambling houses in Mexicali and Ensenada. Includes licenses granted to various individuals for such establishments.

Box 7 Folder 16

Requests for opening various small business establishments in Mexicali, Ensenada and San Quintin.

Box 7 Folder 17

Licenses for gambling establishments in Mexicali and Ensenada.

Box 7 Folder 18

Blueprint map of the Distrito Norte de la Baja California by David Goldbaum, dated 1919; broadside "Manifiesto" by Esteban Cantú date stamped Aug. 19, 1920; contract between the BC government and Robert G. Goree and W.J. Hartman to establish a cotton mill business; 1919 contract to bring one thousand Chinese workers to the Distrito Norte de la Baja California.

Box 7 Folder 19

Typescript "Manifesto to the Nation" by Gov. Esteban Cantú, October 15, 1915, declaring his neutrality in the current conflict.

Box 7 Folder 20

List of Ensenada residents who consume water from the municipal water company.

Box 7 Folder 21

File concerning the U.S. commission's study of water issues of the Colorado River and order to facilitate the commission's work while in Mexico. No. 148.

Box 7 Folder 22

Appointment of a colonization agent in Ensenada to serve the colonists brought by Ivan Samarin and C.P. Blumenthal. No. 19.

Box 7 Folder 23

Decree (typescript) signed by Esteban Cantú, on the appointment of judges and notaries,

Box 7 Folder 24

Holograph letter, signed by José María Villagrana, Real del Castillo, concerning school textbooks in Santo Tomás.

Box 7 Folder 26

Publication from the federal government on status of land grants. Publication from the federal government on status of land grants: Cuadros relativos al movimiento general que han tenido los terrenos pertenecientes a la federación.

Box 7 Folder 27

File of correspondence from H.H. Clark, general manager of the Colorado River Land Company concerning cross border water and land issues in the Imperial Valley.

Box 7 Folder 28

Census documents including official correspondence, telegrams, and reports.

Box 7 Folder 29

Blueline map of Tecate; 1892 roster listing inhabitants of Tecate, including name, age, marital status and nationality

Box 8 Folder 1

Telegram (1889) and printed circular by postmaster of Ensenada (1904).

Box 8 Folder 2

Statistics on railroads, telegraph and telephone services, submitted to the federal government. No. 15.

Box 8 Folder 3

Post office administration. No. 29.

Box 8 Folder 4

Expectación Carrillo requests documents concerning his properties in Mexicali as he needed to be a co-signer for Benito Amador.

Box 8 Folder 6

Blueprint map of the town of Maneadero and part of Ensenada.

Box 8 Folder 7

Documents relative to the mining industry in the Distrito Norte, with chart listing names of active gold, silver, copper and iron mines, also names of owners.

Box 8 Folder 8

File concerning receipt and return of a balance sheet document of the Sociedad de Irrigación y Terrenos de la Baja California, S.A. No. 150.

Box 8 Folder 9

Misc. files: balance sheets of local treasury; 4 printed broadsides for 1912 cinema screenings at the Teatro Centenario in Ensenada.

Box 8 Folder 10

File of numerous printed political campaign broadsides and political newspapers issued in Ensenada such as El Democrata del Norte. No. 372.

Box 8 Folder 11

Call for a commission to send a floral offering to honor Benito Juárez; file includes printed broadsides by the "Comité Patriotico Permanente." No. 135.

Box 8 Folder 12

Includes lists of official place names for towns and ranches in northern Baja California; also publication: Ley de 26 de Mayo de 1882 que creó la Dirección General de Estadística (Mexico, 1900). No. 34.

Box 8 Folder 13

Table of people who owe taxes on urban and rural lands, and for patent rights.

Box 8 Folder 14

Pronouncement from the council of Baja California, signed by M. Labastida, giving their support to President Porfirio Díaz in the midst of the "Anti-Releccionistas" revolts. No. 197.

Box 8 Folder 15

Notice regarding a special leave of absence granted to a Professor Jorge Engerrand of the National Museum of Archaeology, so that he can join the commission doing geological research in Baja California.

Box 8 Folder 16

Pronouncement of a new director of the Diario Oficial; with unrelated 1903 document concerning abandoned land lots in Ensenada.

Box 8 Folder 17

Agricultural production statistics for the district.

Box 8 Folder 18

Inventory of records of the government of the Distrito Norte de la Baja California.

Box 8 Folder 19

Brief reports on number of cemeteries, churches, and certain businesses in the district. Also notes on municipal light and water services. No. 114.

Box 8 Folder 20

File concerning the question of whether Punta Banda is a city, town or village.

Box 8 Folder 21

Typescript of tax law with rates for all manner of goods and services.

Box 8 Folder 22

Includes a document about a horse allegedly stolen by the Magonistas and other documents having to do with the so-called filibusters. Several printed broadsides.

Box 8 Folder 23

Requests to open bars and gambling houses in Mexicali.

Box 8 Folder 24

File on land tax collection.

Box 8 Folder 25

File concerning the request by B. Barreiro, to establish a local ice plant, citing the monopolist supply of low-quality ice from the US. Barreiro asks for concession to establish his own refrigeration plant in B.C., Mexicali; includes list of equipment and material needed for the plant. Response from the government conceding parts of his request, including duty-free importation of equipment. Signed responses by governor Cantú. Internal legal analysis indicating that Mr. Barreiro tricked the government, because he was really working for the interests of the Calexico refrigeration and ice plant and finally sold the plant to the Americans.

Box 8 Folder 26

Testimony of Mateo Veldes, as taken down and submitted by Enrique Tejedor Pedro, about Veldes' interaction with Francisco Luna in Mexicali: with Luna claiming to be a Magonista who fought with Quijada, and boasting about burning a nearby railroad; further claiming that there were 200 men, disposed to revolution, at the nearby "Laguna Azul." Also a printed invitation to a "Friendship Celebration" in San Diego, from Gov. E. Cantú.

Box 8 Folder 27

Minutes of the local presidencia municipal at Real del Castillo; covers a range of business including appointments, elections, public notices, and the like.

Box 8 Folder 28

Inventory of contents of a store owned by A. Sander, who had disappeared. Signed by L. Amador and Emilio Legaspy.

Box 8 Folder 29

Census of professionals residing in Ensenada, including medical doctors, notaries, and the like.

Box 8 Folder 30

Letter from Francisco Valenzuela to the Ayuntamiento requesting reimbursement for expenses as auxiliary judge in Juarez, Baja California.

Box 8 Folder 31

Railway documents including contract for construction of the San Diego & Arizona Railroad with John D. Spreckels; also other railroad projects: Ferrocarril de Tijuana y Tecate, S.A.; Inter-California Railroad; includes printed map and various printed items such as baggage schedules, regulations for transporting human cadavers.

Box 8 Folder 32

Concession to Southern Pacific to do planning work on possible extension of railroad to Ensenada.

Box 8 Folder 33

The Southern Pacific Company requests permission to cross the border with its railroad cars. No. 14.

Box 8 Folder 34

Concessions for the Southern Pacific Company to plan an extension of railroad to Ensenada. No. 61.

Box 8 Folder 36

File concerning complaint by two Mexican passengers against the railroad conductor M. Reisinger. No. 37.

Box 8 Folder 37

Complaint by residents of Mexicali about railroad company work causing the closure of an erstwhile border crossing on the Mexican side. Includes telegrams. No. 296.

Box 8 Folder 38

Documents concerning the construction of federal offices in Mexicali, Tijuana, and Tecate, at the expense of the Inter-California Railroad and/or the San Diego and Arizona Railroad.

Box 8 Folder 39

Report on the San Diego & Arizona Railroad; details on construction; also printed railroad contracts for other railroads in Mexico.

Box 8 Folder 40

Statistical report on railroads, telegraphs and telephones in the Distrito Norte de la Baja California. No. 79.

Box 9 Folder 1

Report on railroads. No. 2.

Box 9 Folder 2

Report on railroads. No. 56.

Box 9 Folder 3

Request for permission to install a telephone line between Mexicali and Las Compuertas. No. 10.

Box 9 Folder 4

Report on the most important potential railroad routes for the Distrito Norte de la Baja California. Includes copies of two maps: Map of Lower California by J. Ross Browne (Jan. 1868); Map of that part of the Colorado Desert in California, United States and Lower California, Mexico, known as the New River Country (1900). No. 3.

Box 9 Folder 5

Complaint by an attorney representing the Inter-California Railroad against the commissioner of police at Algodones for halting permitted railroad work. No. 113.

Box 9 Folder 8

Documents on international boundary crossing by railroads and related customs issues involving the San Diego & Arizona Railroad and the line between Tijuana and Tecate.

Box 9 Folder 9

Report on the islands of the Gulf of California; contract between the government and Alberto Metrá for a resort development and casinos in the Coronado Islands; and other documents concerning Baja California islands.

Box 9 Folder 10

Lease contracts for railroad rights of way.

Box 9 Folder 11

Permission granted to Donald Barker to acquire a ranch named Guadalupe; 1922 report on ex-mission property.

Box 9 Folder 12

Subscription list for a wagon road between Ensenada and Tijuana, Baja California.

Box 9 Folder 13

Report by a military captain concerning the roads near Tijuana, including a bridge on the road between Valle de las Palmas and Vallecitos. Includes a manuscript map. No. 494.

Box 9 Folder 14

Handwritten documents from Mexico City and Tijuana concerning land grants to Mexicans and Indians in order to establish new colonies near the border between Mexico and the US; completed ballots for 1915 elections in Tecate and Ensenada.

Box 9 Folder 15

Permits granted for opening businesses (gambling houses, liquor stores etc.) and business closure notices. No. 37.

Box 9 Folder 16

Manuscript parcel registry for lands in Campo de Juárez, with hand-drawn drawings of each parcel (mostly lands registered to American citizens); court documents, appointments and other legal documents from various sections, including San Vicente, Santa Catarina, and Vallecitos.

Box 9 Folder 17

Includes printed broadsides relating to local elections, as well as printed decrees from Mexico City.

Box 9 Folder 18

File of announcements and circulars concerning President Madero's cabinet. No. 64.

Box 9 Folder 19

Cattle brands. Includes printed broadside circular setting forth regulations of cattle brands in Baja California. File includes 4 original drawings of cattle brands on registration documents executed at Calmalli, and 2 other cattle brands registered without drawings; also a document signed by Tomás Warner at Guadalupe in 1865 concerning a lost horse (with drawing of brand on the horse). No. 72.

Box 9 Folder 20

Two printed Mexico City decrees relating to land development; also various printed contracts between the government and private parties regarding beef packing, grain elevators, mining exploration, oil exploration, and other enterprises. No. 7.

Box 9 Folder 21

File concerning travel expenses to Los Angeles, California for various witnesses in the case against Pyhs Pryce, and other so-called filibusters. No. 58.

Box 9 Folder 22

File of reports on a battle between government forces and so-called filibusters at the Hacienda Valentín near Tecate on June 26, 1911. No. 4.

Box 9 Folder 23

File relating to detained Italians and others suspected of filibusterism and Magonism. Includes telegrams. No. 64.

Box 9 Folder 24

Land tax collection documents.

Box 9 Folder 25

Statistical data and tables regarding agriculture, and forest and wood production.

Box 9 Folder 26

Census of ovens in Baja California.

Box 9 Folder 27

Letter: appointment to a municipal school in Tijuana.

Box 9 Folder 28

File on the prison in Mexicali; including a list of current prisoners and their respective crimes committed. No. 97.

Box 9 Folder 29

Vice President of the Sociedad de Irrigación y Terrenos de la Baja California requests a summary of the fines imposed by a customs official. No. 23.

Box 9 Folder 30

Various documents concerning auxiliary police and gendarmerie.

Box 9 Folder 31

Miscellaneous documents: statistical chart on public schools in Baja California for 1903; several printed broadsides, including some issued by Gov. Cantú.

Box 9 Folder 32

Pietro Efseff, Russian farmer residing in the Rancho de Guadalupe, applies for Mexican citizenship. No. 101.

Box 9 Folder 33

Appointment of director of the school in the neighborhood of San Ysidro in Mexicali.

Box 10 Folder 1

File concerning a wireless installation operating in Alamo, in possible violation of neutrality laws; includes letter from the British consul at Ensenada alerting officials in Baja California about the installation.

Box 10 Folder 2

Various court documents from Punta Banda, Santo Tomas and San Telmo.

Box 10 Folder 3

Baja California government expenditure budget for 1901.

Box 10 Folder 4

Baja California government expenditure budget for 1904. No. 121.

Box 10 Folder 5

Gendarmerie staff changes. No. 15.

Box 10 Folder 6

Esteban Cantú: typescript and printed decrees from 1916. Printed broadside issued by Celso Vega in 1911. Includes telegrams.

Box 10 Folder 7

Requests concerning lands from the Sociedad de Irrigación y Terrenos de la Baja California. No. 123.

Box 10 Folder 8

Gendarmerie staffing. No. 36.

Box 10 Folder 9

Land purchase requests by United States citizens, including Edward P. Baker of the Aztec Brewing Co.

Box 10 Folder 10

Baja California government expenditure budget for 1904 and earlier years. Includes issue of the Periódico Oficial (Oct. 8, 1902).

Box 10 Folder 11

Translations of articles from San Diego newspapers on early rebel activity in Baja California, including the Magonista Revolt or so-called filibusters in Baja California.

Box 10 Folder 12

Contract between the Mexican government and Luis Huller for establishing a railway line in Baja California.

Box 10 Folder 13

Official appointments of Indians (Diegueño, Santa Catarina, La Huerta, San Isidoro tribes) to posts in Baja California. No. 15.

Box 10 Folder 14

Documents relative to taxes for settlers in Baja California. References to the lands adjacent to the border with the United States. Also a case involving the Compañía Mexicana de Terrenos y Colonización. No. 1.

Box 10 Folder 15

Registry of urban properties in Baja California, including Ensenada, Tijuana, and El Alamo.

Box 10 Folder 16

Report by the Jefe Político of Baja California to the central government in Mexico City on problems in northern Baja California: the need for more Rurales between Tijuana and Tecate to control livestock smuggling, schools, jails, among other issues (photocopies).

Box 10 Folder 17

A.E. Babcock requests authorization to close public access to certain roads in the Valle de San Rafael and Real del Castillo owned by the Mexican Land & Colonization Company; includes maps. Manuscript map: Croquis del Valle de San Rafael indicando con tinta roja los caminos de carro que como nacionales, quedarán abiertos al publico. No. 19.

Box 10 Folder 18

Misc. documents: requests for permission to acquire land; military operations in 1911 including the march of the 8th Battalion to the Colorado River, and the like.

Box 10 Folder 19

Report by Col. Miguel Mayol on the battle of the 8th Battalion against Magonista rebels or so-called filibusters at Rancho Little.

Box 10 Folder 20

Report by the Colonel José R. Moreno of the 5th Battalion on situation in Santa Rosalía and the Compañía Minera El Boleo. No. 11.

Box 10 Folder 21

Concerning the reestablishment of a customs house at Algodones.

Box 10 Folder 22

San Lee, a Chinese, requests documentation to record that his store in Santo Tomás was looted by filibusters. No. 298.

Box 10 Folder 23

Troop movements and calls for reinforcements during the Magonista revolt or filibuster invasion of 1911.

Box 10 Folder 24

File relating to an organization to counteract, with arms and supplies, the so-called filibusters and the influence of the brothers Flores Magón and the Partido Liberal. Includes a broadside call-to-arms to defend "national integrity" against the invasion; another broadside announces a meeting in San Diego to collect funds and volunteers from the Mexican community of San Diego. No. 94.

Box 11 Folder 1

Documents concerning the boundary between Baja California and Sonora. References to and correspondence with Colorado River Land Company. Includes printed map showing Northern Baja California and San Diego: Compañía del Ferrocarril Inter-California (October 1926).

Box 11 Folder 2

Handwritten statistical charts for Múzquiz, Coahuila, with correspondence from officials and business people in Monclova, Coahuila, and other places outside Baja California.

Box 11 Folder 3

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Abasolo, Guanajuato.

Box 11 Folder 4

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Arteaga, Coahuila.

Box 11 Folder 5

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of San Buenaventura.

Box 11 Folder 6

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila.

Box 11 Folder 7

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of General Cepeda, Coahuila.

Box 11 Folder 8

Handwritten statistical chart for Ciudad Porfirio Díaz, Coahuila.

Box 11 Folder 9

Handwritten statistical chart for Guerrero.

Box 11 Folder 10

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Gigedo.

Box 11 Folder 11

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Villa Hidalgo.

Box 11 Folder 12

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Jiménez.

Box 11 Folder 13

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Juárez.

Box 11 Folder 14

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Sierra Mojada, Coahuila.

Box 11 Folder 15

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Matamoros de la Laguna.

Box 11 Folder 16

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Nava.

Box 11 Folder 17

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Nadadores.

Box 11 Folder 18

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Parras.

Box 11 Folder 19

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of San Pedro.

Box 11 Folder 20

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Ramos Arizpe.

Box 11 Folder 21

Handwritten statistical chart for Ciudad Romero Rubio.

Box 11 Folder 22

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Rosales.

Box 11 Folder 23

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of San Juan de Sabinas.

Box 11 Folder 24

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Sacramento.

Box 11 Folder 25

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Torreón.

Box 11 Folder 26

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Viesca.

Box 11 Folder 27

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Zaragoza.

Box 11 Folder 28

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Allende.

Box 11 Folder 29

Handwritten statistical chart for the municipality of Morelos.

Box 11 Folder 30

File re: Mexican Land and Colonization Company.

Box 11 Folder 32

Request for Mexican citizenship by Pedro Evers, a German living in Ensenada; additional requests by other foreigners in Baja California.

Box 11 Folder 33

Census of professionals in Ensenada.

Box 11 Folder 34

Census of mining relating rights/properties.

Box 11 Folder 35

Census of properties.

Box 11 Folder 36

Census of ovens.