Baja California Government Documents Collection, ca. 1831-1939 (MSS 0778)

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: 5 Linear feet (12 archives boxes)

Digital Content

This collection was digitized in 2016 for inclusion in the Adam Matthew subscription database Frontier Life: borderlands, settlement & colonial encounters. The documents are viewable in that resource when accessed from a UC San Diego IP address, or via any institution that subscribes to that resource.

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.

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 and cataloged in Special Collections & Archives.

These materials were purchased in four batches from a bookseller who provided descriptions for most of the documents. When they were accessioned, the original arrangement of the papers 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 were rehoused together in their own folders to preserve context. The descriptions presented here may include inaccuracies or be incomplete. Corrections may be brought to the attention of Special Collections staff.

Container List


Box: 1 Folder: 1
Manuscript letter, M. Pacheco to Pio Pico, Los Angeles, 1846 August 9
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Padrón del Partido: Norte de la Frontera de la Baja California, 1858, 1861

The Padrón is essentially a list compiled at municipal level of all the people who live within each municipality or district. The document provides names and ages of people dwelling on ex-mission lands, pueblos, and ranchos.

Box: 1 Folder: 3
Manuscript letter, re: Juan Bandini and his cattle, 1857
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Decieto Portación de Armas; two Circulars, 1861, 1877-1878
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Report from the Servicio Sanitario Militar, Teniente Coronel Médico Cirujano, 1911 October
Box: 1 Folder: 6
File of notarized documents re: Mexican Land Colonization Company, 1890
Assorted documents
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Peter H. Barnes application to build Laguna Salada recreation park, 1916

Barnes offers to build a highway to create access to the park, and asks permission to build, hunt, and fish there. Signed. Response from Cantú granting permission.

Box: 1 Folder: 8
Ignacio del Corte (Compañía Refinadora Nacional) contract to establish refineries and distilleries, 1916

Signatures by the governor of Baja California [Cantú]. Includes a signed letter from Charles Wong[on] to the governor, wherein he describes that he has a license to sell opium in large quantities. He sold a batch to C.A. Johnson, but the product was detained by the borderlands patrol.

Box: 1 Folder: 9
Request to include new phrasing on official government communications ("Sufragio efectivo no reeleción"), 1911 July 7

To support the Revolution. Manuscript and printed responses of Judges and Commandants.

Box: 1 Folder: 10
Letter from Manuel Clemente Rojo, former governor of Baja California, 1871 August 15

Notes that he received a letter with a new electoral law. Also mentions an order he received from the government to prosecute Antonio Sosa for the executions he ordered in the valley of San Rafael, and for permitting the escape of an alleged murderer.

Box: 1 Folder: 11
Requests to establish a tannery and shoe factory from Benigno Barriero and Eduardo Guerrero, 1916-1917

Includes signed response of the governor of BC and draft of contract.

Box: 1 Folder: 12
Frederico Dato contract to establish cotton gins and oil mills, 1916 April 28

The contract was first given to A.M. Schenk, however the government nullified the contract. Signed by the governor of BC.

Box: 1 Folder: 13
Request to occupy land in San Antonio County, 1870 July 7

Signed at Santo Tomas.

Box: 1 Folder: 14
Requests to occupy uninhabited lands in Baja California, 1869

Requests by Pedro Duarte in San Rafael and Loreto Amador in Santo Tomas.

Box: 1 Folder: 15
Report of Military Commander and Baja California Governor Francisco Vázquez on expulsion of Carranza military from northern Baja California, 1914 March 3

Ensenada. Vázquez mentions that he managed to disperse the forces of Carranza, with many of them escaping to the United States. Telegram of Aureliano Blanquet confirming he got the message. Signed by Governor Francisco Vázquez.

Box: 1 Folder: 16
Correspondence of Mayor Miguel Martínez Carmona, Francisco Vázquez, and an Undersecretary of State regarding Mexican Revolution in Baja California, 1913-1914

Multiple letters. Important message from the consulate 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 Obregon 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 go to Baja California, leaded by Lucio Blanco and Antonio Legastpi, who was born in BC. January 22, 1914. Signed letter from the governor of BC, Vazquez, 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 the victory, deliberated about the conditions of peace and to restitute the ex-governor of Sonora who has an important message from Carranza to deliver. June 27, 1913.

Box: 1 Folder: 17
Correspondence with Francisco Vázquez regarding subordinate's need for different train due to potential bandit ambush, 1914 January

Regarding subordinate's need to change trains due to potential bandit ambush. Includes signed response from Governor Vázquez.

Box: 1 Folder: 18
Correspondence with Francisco Vázquez regarding Tirso de la Tova, 1914 April

Letter informs that Tirso de la Tova and Juan Marquez are recruiting people in Tecate but on the American side, to attack the State. April 11, 1914. Signed letter from the Gov. Vazquez, informing about the recruitment of soldiers in Tecate in the American side. He adds that he has taken precautions to avoid being surprised by the attack. April 11, 1914. Letter from Gov. Vazquez reporting the imminent attack from Tecate. April 11, 1914. Letter from Gov. Vazquez to Major Mendieta telling him he can permit the rebel leader Tirso de la Toba to enter to BC so he can capture him. April 13, 1914. Manuscript response from the Major Medieta reporting information given to him by some 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 Marquez and de la Tova are recruiting people on the American side. Signed. 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 Col. 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 BC, informing him that the Mexican Consul in San Diego requested that the General be informed of the American military operation to invade BC. April 16, 1914.

Box: 1 Folder: 19
Order of payment to the Sociedad de Irrigacion y Terrenos Baldios, 1909

For water services in Mexicali.

Assorted letters re: Charles Off
Box: 1 Folder: 20
Receipts, 1917-1922
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Request from Charles F. Off to acquire land southwest of Mexicali, 1909-1910

Signed letter from Charles F. Off, American citizen from Los Angeles, CA, to the governor of BC, requesting permission to acquire borderlands southwest from Mexicali. The lands are forbidden to foreigners because of their proximity with the border. August 21, 1909. Copy to the secretary. Letter from Brigadier General Robert Wankowski to the governor of BC, speaking well of Charles Off. Letterhead from the Headquarter First Brigade National Guard of California Los Angeles. Calexico, CA. 1909. Letter of recommendation from Edward Dool, from Beach & Dool, Imperial Valler Lands in California & Mexico. 1909. Letter of recommendation from H.M. Sale, from Western Wholesale Drug. Co. Los Angeles, 1909. Letter from the sub secretary granting permission to acquire the lands. 1910.

Box: 1 Folder: 22
Juan J. Jaussaud land acquisition request, 1907

Request for land in borderlands of Baja California usually restricted from foreign ownership. Includes letters and documents related to case, including from judge stating that Jaussaud had been convicted for the crime of contraband (illegal export of herd of cattle) years earlier.

Box: 1 Folder: 23
Ferdina Renaud land acquisition request, 1907

Request for land in borderlands of northern Baja California. 6 letters. Signed by the subprefecto Molina and Officer Martinez, directed to the governor of BC. The last letter states the President of Mexico has granted permission.

Box: 1 Folder: 24
Moses B. Davis land acquisition request, 1909

Request for land in borderlands of Baja California usually restricted from foreign ownership. Copies and manuscript letter from the Officer Terrazas. Reply from Davis and attached letters of recommendation, informing that Mr. Davis has some business related to tobacco and liquors. Permission grant signed by the sub-secretary of BC, February 1910, to acquire the land.

Box: 1 Folder: 25
Albert Casner land acquisition request, 1910

Request for land in borderlands of Baja California usually restricted from foreign ownership. Casner states he has recommendations of the First Bank of Calexico and Calexico National Bank from California. With copies. Letter from the Mexican Consul in Calexico, CA, saying that he will search for references of Mr. Casner. Signed. Letter from the Subprefecto Terrazas saying that Mr. Casner is from Texas. Letter from the Mexican Consul in Calexico attaching letter of reference regarding Mr. Casner: Letter from H.H. Griswold saying that he doesn't know Mr. Casner, from Imperial Valley Farm Lands, Calexico. Other 6 letters of reference all from Calexico: Reynolds Realty, Shenk Reynolds Realty, Calexico National Bank, The Calexico Chronicle, Compañia del Ferrocarril Inter-California, Calexico Savings Bank. Letter from the Despacho de Relaciones Exteriores saying that the President of Mexico has granted the permission.

Documents re: mining, and letters re: land acquisition
Box: 1 Folder: 26
Mining documents, ca. 1888-1905
Box: 1 Folder: 27
Mines register for Baja California, undated

Many foreign and American names.

Box: 1 Folder: 28
Mine sales register, 1888-1914

Includes buyer and seller names and additional notes.

Box: 1 Folder: 29
Correspondence regarding land acquisition requests, 1903-1907

Mostly from American citizens.

Box: 1 Folder: 30
Juan Storchi mine acquisition request, 1906
Box: 1 Folder: 31
Western Mining Directory Co. request for information on Baja California mines, 1904

Includes an attached brochure of mines in BC and a list of mines.

Box: 1 Folder: 32
Baja California mining industry statistics, 1903

Contains a list of mines and owners.

Files and documents re: Real del Castillo
Box: 1 Folder: 33
Letter regarding land in northern Baja California, 1862 December 8

San Francisco, directed to Agustin Mansilla y Gaboa in San Diego, California.

Box: 1 Folder: 34
Real del Castillo petition to judge regarding unfair ruling, 1870 October 8

Signed by petitioners.

Box: 1 Folder: 35
Letter from Ambrosio del Castillo, 1873 February 11

Castillo states he was the first one who discovered 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
Documentation regarding founding of town of Real del Castillo, 1870

"Expediente relativo a la fundacion del pueblo del Real del Castillo".

Box: 1 Folder: 37
Index of lots in Real del Castillo, 1886-1887

Includes an attached file of land requests. Includes American names listed as land owners.

Box: 1 Folder: 38
Documentation regarding the legal fund of Real del Castillo, 1869

"Dispocision del ayuntamiento para que se mida el fundo legal del Pueblo del Real del Castillo". Includes sketch of town square area.

Box: 1 Folder: 39
D. Raymundo Yorba land acquisition request in San Rafael Valley, 1874
Box: 1 Folder: 40
List of contributions for festivities in San Rafael, undated
Box: 1 Folder: 41
Statement on land distribution to new settlers in Real del Castillo, 1874
Box: 1 Folder: 42
Instructions for Real del Castillo police, circa 1871
Box: 1 Folder: 43
Proceedings and resolutions of Santo Tomas, 1870
Box: 1 Folder: 44
Real del Castillo local taxes and fees, 1872
Box: 1 Folder: 45
Real del Castillo treasury report, 1872
Box: 1 Folder: 46
Applications for urban lots in Real del Castillo, 1871
Box: 1 Folder: 47
Real del Castillo administrative records, 1873

Public instruction, crime, escaped criminals, and resident complaints.

Box: 2 Folder: 1
Statements relating to D. Raymundo Yorba request, 1877 August 1
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Blank Real del Castillo land request form, 1880s
Signed documents and letters
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Signed documents and letters, 1856-1867
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Letter from Jose Maria Gomez, 1856

Governor of Baja California. Regarding the measures that must be taken in the shorelines and roads, due to an impending pirate attack and invasion on the territory.

Box: 2 Folder: 5
Decree by Teodoro Riverol regarding foreign resident registration, 1861 May 13

References a broadside requiring registration of foreigners.

Box: 2 Folder: 6
Letter from Teodoro Riverol requesting a report about forces in the State, 1861
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Decree by Manuel Clemente Rojo regarding vagrants, 1867 November 9

Governor of Baja California.

Box: 2 Folder: 8
Letter from José María Villagrana regarding the movement of a "subjefatura", 1874

Governor of Baja California.

Box: 2 Folder: 9
Letter from Cecilio Zerega, 1868 May 12

Governor of Baja California. Granting permission to Mr. Pompa to go to the Island of Guadalupe to explore.

Letters and official correspondence regarding civil cases, concerns, and policy
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Letters and official correspondence regarding civil cases, concerns, and policy, ca. 1848-1890
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Francisco Osborne letter requesting Mexican citizenship, 1871 May 16

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, Governor of Loreto, 1849

Letter notifying of escaped murder convict, who escaped to the borderlands guided by an Indian. Request to all towns to apprehend him dead or alive. On the letter are written replies of the governors, informing that they haven't seen the convict.

Box: 2 Folder: 13
Authorization to exploit a copper mine to an American company, 1861

Authorization to the Burton family dictates that mine may be exploited tax-free.

Box: 2 Folder: 14
James Ritchey letter requesting Mexican citizenship, 1864 October 15

Ritchey is an American citizen.

Box: 2 Folder: 15
Letter from Pedro Navarrete, 1864 May 25

States that Baja California has captured the attention of the residents of California and that they want to emigrate. He notes that they should foment the emigration, but to be careful to select properly to defend the State and the frontier.

Box: 2 Folder: 16
Circular regarding social registry in Baja California, 1861 August 8

Signed by Teodor Riverol, Governor of Baja California.

Box: 2 Folder: 17
Circular regarding postal practices, 1868
Box: 2 Folder: 18
Announcement of impending invasion and war with Spain, 1861

Includes requests to 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. Also requests information about available weaponry. Signed by Governor Teodoro Riverol.

Box: 2 Folder: 19
Notice regarding American soldier who deserted and order of apprehension, 1864

Includes description of items stolen by soldier from the US Army.

Box: 2 Folder: 20
Court records, Santo Tomas, 1857

1 file of 66p.

Election documents, Municipal records, miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 21
Election documents, Municipal records, miscellaneous, 1856-1872

8 sheets.

Box: 2 Folder: 22
untitled, 1912 May 9
Box: 2 Folder: 23
Actas y Acuerdos, 1856
Papers re: ship Newbern and outbreak of yellow fever, court papers, and copper mine documents notarized in San Francisco
Box: 2 Folder: 24
Papers re: ship Newbern and outbreak of yellow fever, court papers, and copper mine documents notarized in San Francisco, 1875-1898

37 sheets.

Box: 2 Folder: 25
untitled, 1881
Box: 2 Folder: 26
Extradition and internment treaty, passports for US citizens, Indians apprehended, 1851-1865

7 sheets.

Box: 2 Folder: 27
Indian revolts, 1860-1865

5 sheets.

Courthouse records, Indian land claims on ex-mission property
Box: 2 Folder: 28
Courthouse records, Indian land claims on ex-mission property, 1864-1871

11 sheets.

Box: 2 Folder: 29
Libro de minutos ó Borradores, 1856
Box: 2 Folder: 30
untitled, 1861
Land deeds (including manuscript map), letter from Com. Pesquisidora, criminal reports (one regarding Captain Ross), Civil Registry documents
Box: 2 Folder: 31
Land deeds (including manuscript map), letter from Com. Pesquisidora, criminal reports (one regarding Captain Ross), Civil Registry documents, 1856-1892

20 sheets.

Box: 2 Folder: 32
Escrituras Publicas, 1870
Box: 2 Folder: 33
untitled, 1857
Box: 2 Folder: 34
Concesion de suertes de tierra, 1867
Box: 2 Folder: 35
untitled, 1867
Decrees, property documents, and court papers

Decreed land donation in exchange of founding a colony, 1857; deposition regarding property belonging to Sargento Arce, 1852; land deeds, including some given by Pio Pico, unsigned; land deed 1831; documents regarding Rosarito, 1856; 1850 court papers; borderlands land deeds, 1844. 6 sheets.

Box: 2 Folder: 36
Decrees, property documents, and court papers, 1857-1869
Box: 2 Folder: 37
untitled, 1858
Box: 2 Folder: 38
Titulos y Posesiones, 1831
Box: 2 Folder: 39
untitled, 1855
Box: 2 Folder: 40
Libro de Posesiones de Terrenos, 1859
Box: 2 Folder: 41
Copia certificada del Espedien, 1858
Box: 2 Folder: 42
Copias de documentos relation a terrenos de la ex-Mision de Santo Tomas, 1856
Box: 2 Folder: 43
Posecion dada alos Señores Apoderados, 1857 May 22
Box: 2 Folder: 44
Titulo de propriedad de una Puerte del tierra agraria, 1870
Box: 2 Folder: 45
Jefatura Policia de la Frontera Norte de la Baja California, 1866
Box: 2 Folder: 46
Libro de Poseciones de Suertes de Tierra, 1869-1870
Box: 2 Folder: 47
untitled, 1850
Box: 2 Folder: 48
untitled, 1856-1858
Box: 3 Folder: 1
untitled, 1856
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Expediente de un solar en Santo Tomas, 1851
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Posesion del paraje nombrado "San Jose", 1836 June 22
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Titulos y posesiones de los habitantes de la Frontera, 1846
Box: 3 Folder: 5
untitled, 1856
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Document re: Baron Milatobich disallowed in territory due to smallpox epidemic; various court papers, 1863-1879

7 sheets.

Box: 3 Folder: 7
Court documents, criminal cases, 1850-1888

56 sheets.

Court documents, and document regarding 1848 earthquake in Loreto

Court documents involving criminal cases (many involving Indians); inquiry documents from Com. Pesquisidora; letter sent to José María de Hijar; American citizens guilty of fraud who fled onboard a ship.

Box: 3 Folder: 8
Court documents, and document regarding 1848 earthquake in Loreto, 1848-1874
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Juzgado Constitucional del Partido, 1872-1874
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Court documents Frontera de Santo Tomas, 1852

1 file of 12p.

Box: 3 Folder: 11
Military decrees, National Guard and military commander letters, 1840-1864

6 sheets.

Decree from La Paz stating Benito Juárez is President of México, criminal court letters, and 1867 election documents, 1861-1867

80 sheets.

Box: 3 Folder: 13
untitled, 1867
Box: 3 Folder: 14
Broadsides and assorted military documents, 1842-1862

Broadsides: Benito Juarez Puebla, 1862; Amnesty Law 1853; Indians exempted of military service, signed Tornel; 1856 signed Lerdo de Tejada sale of church property; mail delivery, 1862; Lino Alcorta, 1853; signed Tornel relating to the army; letters including military commander in Frontera 1842; 1856 American bandits (27 sheets).

Box: 3 Folder: 15
Military command documents, 1856

1 file

Peace court documents, misc. court documents, and 1907 border between San Telmo and Santo Tomás

Court documents include affairs of American citizens and post office documents.

Box: 3 Folder: 16
Circular signed by Pedro Duarte, undated
Box: 3 Folder: 17
Minutas, 1856
Box: 3 Folder: 18
Titulos por despachar, 1870
Box: 3 Folder: 19
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Sumarias de los Juzgados de Paz, 1855
Box: 3 Folder: 21
Cuestión saber límites entro las Seciones del San Tomas, 1901
Box: 3 Folder: 22
Libro de minutas, 1870
Box: 3 Folder: 23
untitled, 1871 March 16
Box: 3 Folder: 24
Titulo de propriedad, 1869
Box: 3 Folder: 25
Titulo de propriedad, 1870
Box: 3 Folder: 26
Libro de borradores, 1856
Box: 3 Folder: 27
Precidencia Municipal, 1871
Box: 3 Folder: 28
Libro de minutas, 1870
Box: 3 Folder: 29
Court documents, 1854

1 file.

Documents from elections, including ballots and records
Box: 3 Folder: 30
1892 election records, 1892
Box: 3 Folder: 31
Election ballots, 1892
Box: 4 Folder: 1-9
Election ballots, 1892
San Francisco contract and other documents
Box: 4 Folder: 10
San Francisco contract and other documents, 1864-1909

6 sheets.

Box: 4 Folder: 11
Medidas de los terrenos, undated
Box: 4 Folder: 12
Informacion ad perpetuam, 1860
Box: 4 Folder: 13
untitled, 1870
Land grants, criminal cases and 1860 governor's election, misc. municipal and Indian affairs documents

Includes document relating to the division of the district into 2 parts, due to it being too extensive for only one courthouse, 1862. 27 sheets.

Box: 4 Folder: 14
Land grants, criminal cases and 1860 governor's election, misc. municipal and Indian affairs documents, 1856-1877
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Expediente de Comunicaciones, 1874
Box: 4 Folder: 16
untitled, 1877
Box: 4 Folder: 17
untitled, 1852
Box: 4 Folder: 18
untitled, undated
Town Hall records Real del Castillo
Box: 4 Folder: 19
Town Hall records Real del Castillo, 1874-1875

1 sheet.

Box: 4 Folder: 20
Libro de minutas, 1873-1874
Documents regarding the settlement of a company involved in raising goats between Landrum Butterfield and Ignacio Pompa
Box: 4 Folder: 21
Documents regarding the settlement of a company involved in raising goats between Landrum Butterfield and Ignacio Pompa, 1873

2 sheets.

Box: 4 Folder: 22
Liquidacion de una Compania, 1873
Box: 4 Folder: 23
Land deeds regarding lands that belonged to Misión de San Miguel o Misión Vieja, 1860

1 file

Box: 4 Folder: 24
Manuscript letter, 1871

Regarding a decree of President Juarez concerning elections in Baja California, especially in places where there aren't democratically elected municipalities.

Box: 4 Folder: 25
Contracts to exploit railroad lines and vapor steamship, 1912
Box: 4 Folder: 26
File by Colonel Francisco Vazquez re: occupation of the "Flume" on the Colorado River, with orders; Itinerary of troops from Ensenada to Mexicali, 1911-1912

Troop itineraries by Francisco Vazquez (1911) and Captain Cervantes (1912), signed with map.

Box: 5 Folder: 1
Compañia de Tierras y Aguas de la Baja California (occupied by Mexican settlers), with photographs and maps; irrigation survey, 1926

Photographs are interesting and extensive, showing agricultural production. Folded map includes lands in Baja irrigated with water by the Colorado River. Includes tables showing canals used by persons with American and Chinese names, and irrigable land.

1923 Tecate map; misc. Tecate letters and documents; 1910 Proclamation against Madero and in favor of Porfirio Díaz and Ramón Corral, by the Municipal President of The Northern District of Baja California, Ensenada
Box: 5 Folder: 2
1923 Tecate map; misc. Tecate letters and documents; 1910 Proclamation against Madero and in favor of Porfirio Díaz and Ramón Corral, by the Municipal President of The Northern District of Baja California, Ensenada, 1877-1929
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Le propone ála Tria del ramo al C. Paulino Uribe, 1905
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Colonia de Tecate, 1913
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Pader Otorgado á Francisco Argüello, 1870
Box: 5 Folder: 6
El Juez de Paz de Tecate, 1899
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Uribe Paulino. - Denuncia Que Hace En Contra de Manuel Vizcarra, 1912
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Agrupacion Benefica Mexicana, 1913
Box: 5 Folder: 9
La Tria del ramo, 1903
Box: 5 Folder: 10
File re: reelection of governor Próspero Cahuantzi, Distrito Norte del Territorio de Baja California, 1909
Box: 5 Folder: 11
Población de Tijuana, proyectos de cambiarla a un sitio diferente, etc. Ensenada, 1910

Documents concerning a project to move the city of Tijuana next to the international border with the US. Apparently, this initiative was proposed by a group of American citizens.

Box: 5 Folder: 12
Mexico census, 1900
Proclamation recognizing Francisco Madero as President, Ensenada; two additional legal files
Box: 5 Folder: 13
Proclamation recognizing Francisco Madero as President, Ensenada; two additional legal files, 1911
Box: 5 Folder: 14
José Rosas Villanicencia, 1907
Box: 5 Folder: 15
Dotacion de Fondos Municipales, 1916
Box: 5 Folder: 16
untitled, 1907
Telegrams and reports re: the 1915 Mexican "Convención," with reports on battles in Northern Mexico; includes broadside, "Contestación que el Sr. Gral Villa da a la nota Norte Americana"
Box: 5 Folder: 17
Telegrams and reports re: the 1915 Mexican "Convención," with reports on battles in Northern Mexico; includes broadside, "Contestación que el Sr. Gral Villa da a la nota Norte Americana", 1915

Villa addresses President Wilson in the text of the broadside.

Box: 5 Folder: 18
El Señor Agente Confidencial del Gobierno Provisional de Mexico en Washington, 1915 July 14
Box: 5 Folder: 19
Poder Ejecutivo de la Nación, 1915
Box: 5 Folder: 20
Periodico Oficial, 1915
Box: 5 Folder: 21
Statistical information from Ensenada and Rancho San Vicente, requested by the Departamento de Estado Mayor de la Secretaría de Guerra, 1917
Legal files concerning several ranchos in Baja California
Box: 5 Folder: 22
Legal files concerning several ranchos in Baja California, undated
Box: 5 Folder: 23
Postal map from Tijuana to Mexicali, 1918
Box: 5 Folder: 24
Correspondence regarding construction of Mexicali post office, 1917-1918
Box: 5 Folder: 25
Correspondence and records regarding postal services in Mexicali, 1918-1919

Includes postal route maps.

Box: 5 Folder: 26
Contract for construction of a railway line, 1913

"San Diego y Arizona de Tijuana a Jacumba" line.

Box: 5 Folder: 27
Decree to establish post office in Ensenada, 1905
Box: 5 Folder: 28
Letter regarding request by John D. Spreckels, 1912 May 24

Request to transport dynamite from US to Mexico.

Box: 6 Folder: 1
Petition to establish steamboat postline between San Diego and Ensenada, 1915-1916

Petition made by American citizen. Files includes telegrams, typed letters and reports, handwritten letters and a copy of the original contract.

Box: 6 Folder: 2
Correspondence regarding attack on Mexicali post office, 1908
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Taxation records for Ensenada, Tijuana, Tecate, Alamo and Real del Castillo, 1903-1904
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Correspondence and decrees regarding crimes and sentencing of Rosendo Rodriguez, 1910-1913
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Mexicali post office communications, 1912
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Mexicali post office correspondence and decrees, 1904-1935
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Judgment of intestacy of Manuel Machado, 1914-1922
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Tangado civil proceedings, 1893
Box: 6 Folder: 9
File: Letter from the Consul of Saint Louis, expressing need for more supervision in BC due to reports of illicit gun sales of guns. Responses from various municipalities, including Tijuana, 1907

Includes a reference to Colt company agents.

Box: 6 Folder: 10
Report to the Secretary of Interior from the Political Chief of the State, 1903-1904

Includes mining tables, population, industrial data, telephone, telegraph (line extension by the Peninsular Railway and Telegraph Company); includes a census with information on "Mexicans, foreigners, Indians." Crime data: includes data of cases and circumstances of extradition to the US. Signed by the political Chief. Includes file with 250 questions about statistics, with their responses.

File on various subjects: sale of lands, appointments by the Governor, projects for infrastructure construction, business improvement requests

Some documents signed by the Governor of BC, Esteban Cantú Jiménez.

Box: 6 Folder: 11
File on various subjects: sale of lands, appointments by the Governor, projects for infrastructure construction, business improvement requests, 1919-1920
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Ayuntamiento de Mexicali, 1920 June 12
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Circular del C. Lic Saturnino Urias, 1917 February 7
Box: 6 Folder: 14
untitled, 1909 August 7
Box: 6 Folder: 15
Establecimiento Temporal del Gobierno Politico y Militar, 1916 June 28
Files on matrimony (including US citizens), industry, and infrastructure development
Box: 6 Folder: 16
Files on matrimony (including US citizens), industry, and infrastructure development, 1903, 1914-1916
Box: 6 Folder: 17
Proyecto del Plan de Propios y Adbitrios, 1925
Box: 6 Folder: 18
La Compania al Terrenos, 1892
Box: 6 Folder: 19
Actas foraneas de Presentación y Matrimo, 1906
Box: 6 Folder: 20
Datos relativos a la Esta distica industrial remitidos, 1904
Box: 6 Folder: 21
El Juez del Registro Civil, 1909
Box: 6 Folder: 22
Reports of the land concessions in Santo Tomas and el Rosarito, 1866-1870

Includes the name of the owner and additional information, etc. With some foreign and American names.

Box: 6 Folder: 23
Letters by the newly appointed governors of various states of the Republic by the "Ejercito Constitucionalista," most signed, with responses, 1916
Box: 6 Folder: 24
Ten issues of the Diario Oficial, 1910-1912
Plan of the roads in BC, 1937; Inventories of records for 1907-1913
Box: 6 Folder: 25
Plan of roads in Baja California; Inventories of records, 1937
Box: 6 Folder: 26
Inventario de los expedientes formados por esta Secretaria, 1907
Box: 6 Folder: 27
Inventario de los expedientes, 1913
Box: 6 Folder: 28
Extracto, 1910
Box: 6 Folder: 29
Assorted documents re: gambling and cantinas, 1909-1911

Includes: Requests by an American, owner of a gambling house, to introduce new gambling games. File: tables of gambling houses with the allowed games and liquor stores. Names of the owners: almost entirely American and foreigners. File: letters concerning about the obligatory movement of various "Cantinas" to a designated area in Mexicali. It includes a letter from an American owner claiming business is a tavern that is complemented with the business of "libertinaje" (prostitution, most likely), she claims that her business can't be moved.

Box: 7 Folder: 1
File re: establishment, payment of taxes and selling of business in Mexicali, 1912

Includes mostly Chinese and American names

Box: 7 Folder: 2
Inventory of the records, with extracts, divided in the sectors: "Gobernacion, Fomento, Comunicaciones Hacienda, Relaciones, Justicia", 1906
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Requests for carrying guns, with photographs of the solicitant, describing the desired weapon and reasons to support the request, 1914

Includes many American names.

Box: 7 Folder: 4
Letters re: Chinese labor in Mexicali, 1910

Letter from the Mexican Consul in Calexico, CA, to the Governor of Baja California concerning a request by Thomas Daly, secretary of the Imperial Valley Land & Irrigation Company of Lower California. The company has acquired many lands in Mexicali, and inquires if it would be possible to get 300 or 400 Chinese workers for the cotton fields. The consul adds that the area in question is mostly unpopulated, situated in the delta of the Colorado River, that he would prefer to use Mexican workers over Chinese ones. Includes response by the governor, saying that he can easily get the Chinese workers; he expresses that he would like too for Mexican workers have that job, but there aren't enough in that district.

Miscellaneous letters and files

Information about the finding of a Chinese man strapped to a bed, 1911. Further letters about the investigation of the case and the person (his boss), also Chinese, who kept him captive. Various letters and files about establishment of business (some gambling houses). Includes a rent contact between the Colorado River Land Company and a Japanese resident, 1935.

Box: 7 Folder: 5
Miscellaneous letters and files, 1894-1936
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Colorado River Land Co., 1923

Complaint of the Colorado River Land Company, regarding the illicit occupation of some of their land by A.H. Hobbs, American, who established a hunting club there.

Box: 7 Folder: 7
El Sub-Prefecto de Mexicali, 1917
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Porfirio Diaz broadside about the "Ley sobre Pesas y Medidas", 1905
Box: 7 Folder: 9
File: Request of Domingo Scarpetta, representative of the Catholic church in that district, for the government supply him a water intake for his church and lands, Ensenada, 1900

Includes responses and resolution.

Box: 7 Folder: 10
Various letters re: the value of the lands of various ranches, the administration of the Sociedad de Irrigacion y Terrenos de la Baja California (listing of American executives), etc, ca. 1900-1910
Box: 7 Folder: 11
Plan of the "Cañada de Tecate," requested by Jose Mogort, undated

On the "extension of five sites for cattle."

Box: 7 Folder: 12
Military decrees related to the Mexican Revolution, 1914

Includes a decree that notes that when someone is captured and claims that he is foreigner, he should be detained in site until he can prove his claim.

Box: 7 Folder: 13
Newspaper clippings and translations from various San Diego, CA newspapers, mostly on news about Porfirio Diaz and the social revolts, 1910
Box: 7 Folder: 14
Assorted letters, 1850-1867

Manuscript letter: regarding the establishment of the municipal government of the northern frontier in Santo Thomas, 1867. Letters claim that it is impossible to establish in Santo Thomas, because the land is deserted, and there aren't houses suitable, 1862. Letter about the introduction of goods from Alta California, 1867. File: manuscript letters from the Governor of BC, Jose Castro, regarding land concessions and other matters. Various letters from 1850-1860, different subjects: justice, religious freedom, etc.

Documents and reports (some handwritten) concerning the opening of cantinas and gambling houses in Mexicali and Ensenada
Box: 7 Folder: 15
Documents and reports (some handwritten) concerning the opening of cantinas and gambling houses in Mexicali and Ensenada, 1909-1911
Box: 7 Folder: 16
untitled, 1909
Box: 7 Folder: 17
untitled, 1909
Blueprints and miscellaneous documents

Folding blueprint titled: "Mapa del distrito norte de la Baja California Zona-Lat 32 A La línea Internacional. Del plano del Ing. R. W. Leman y corregido con datos proporcionados por el depositario de la Cia. Mexicana de Terrenos y Colonización. Ing. David Goldbaum," undated. File: "Comisión Americana en estudio de las cuestión de aguas del Río Colorado. Orden para facilitarles los trabajos." Permits granted for the American commission to study the Colorado River in Mexican territory, 1910. File: "Manifiesto a la nación del Col Comandante Militar y Gobernador del Distrito Norte de B. Calif" Other documents relating to a contract for cotton industry and water reservoir of a local dam.

Box: 7 Folder: 18
Blueprints and miscellaneous documents, 1907-1921
Box: 7 Folder: 19
Manifiesto a la Nación, 1915

Manifest by the governor of Baja California regarding the "Convención"

Box: 7 Folder: 20
Censo de Tomas de agua potable en Ensenada, 1901
Box: 7 Folder: 21
Comision Americana en estadio de la Cuestión de aguas, 1910
Box: 7 Folder: 22
Appointment of a colonization agent in Ensenada, 1906
Box: 7 Folder: 23
Decree signed by Estaban Cantú, on the appointment of judges and notaries, 1916
Box: 7 Folder: 24
Handwritten and signed letter by José María Villagrana, Real del Castillo, 1873 May 8
Cuadros Relativos Al Movimiento General Que Han Tenido Los Terrenos Pertenecientes A La Federación En El Semestre Transcurrido
Box: 7 Folder: 25
Cuadros Relativos Al Movimiento General Que Han Tenido Los Terrenos Pertenecientes A La Federación En El Semestre Transcurrido, 1911

List of lands bought during the second half of 1911. Some records of lands bought by American citizens.

Box: 7 Folder: 26
La Jefatura Politica, 1913
Box: 7 Folder: 27
Actitud de la Cia. Irrigadora District de Caléxico, 1923
Box: 7 Folder: 28
File: Handwritten documents (many of them with original signatures) relative to the census of 1910 in Baja California, 1910

Includes a copy of the census in which it is included the towns and cities that existed in Baja California, and the number of inhabitants residing in each of them.

Box: 7 Folder: 29
Map of the city of Tecate (1931?); File entitled, "Padrón general de los habitantes de la sección de Tecate" 1892 census

Census includes name, age, marital status and nationality of the residents of Tecate.

Assorted files

Statistical documents relative to railroads, telephone and telegraphs in Baja California. With some handwritten letters. File: Concerning the trial of a Mexican citizen.

Box: 8 Folder: 1
Telegram and circular, 1889, 1904
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Noticias estradisticas sobre ferro-carriles, 1912

File titled: "Noticias estadísticas sobre ferrocarriles, telégrafos y teléfonos para el año de 1911."

Box: 8 Folder: 3
Admin de Correos, 1904

File: Relative to the postal service in Baja California.

Box: 8 Folder: 4
Carrillo Expectacion, 1909 April
Box: 8 Folder: 5
La Sria de Comunicaciones, 1917
Blueprint of the town el Meneadero, Ensenada
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Blueprint of the town el Meneadero, Ensenada, 1933
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Noticias relativas a la industria minera y metalúrgica de este distrito, correspondientes al año de 1909" with documents relative to the mining industry in Ensenada, 1910
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Balance General de la Sociedad de Irrigación y Terrenos de la Baja California S.A., 1910

Request to publish the financial balance of "Sociedad de Irrigación y terrenos" in Baja California's official journal.

Misc. files, including census data, 1899-1912

Politica propaganda, broadsides, and newspapers relative to the municipal elections in the Northern District of Baja California, 1912. File: Documents relative to the organization of a celebration in honor of Benito Juarez, 1911. File: Census of all the ranches, towns, mining stations and ports in Baja California. Also includes the principal economic activity of each town, 1907-1910.

Box: 8 Folder: 10
Manifiestos y exitativas publicados con motivo de las elecciones Municipales, 1911

File: "Manifiestos y exitativas publicados con motivo de las elecciones municipales".

Box: 8 Folder: 11
"El Comite Patrioteco Permanente", 1911
Box: 8 Folder: 12
Division territorial del Distrito Norte de la Baja California, 1910
Box: 8 Folder: 13
Table of people who owe taxes of urban and rural lands, and for patent rights, Ensenada, 1917-1918

Includes American names.

Box: 8 Folder: 14
Pronouncement from the council of BC, giving their support to President Porfirio Diaz in the midst of the "Anti-Releccionistas" revolts, 1910 December 2

File includes communications with different States over the same subject, and various broadsides of the "Anti-Releccionistas" revolts.

Statistical data of agriculture of Tecate with folded tables
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Notice regarding National Museum of Archaeology appointment, 1911
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Diario Oficial, 1902-1903
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Estadística sobre Agricultura y sus producciones naturales, 1903
Inventory of the records of the "Jefatura Politica del Distrito Norte"
Box: 8 Folder: 18
Inventory of the records of the "Jefatura Politica del Distrito Norte", 1910
Box: 8 Folder: 19
Noticias rendidas a la Jefatura, 1903
Box: 8 Folder: 20
El Juez de Distrito del Territorio, 1903
Box: 8 Folder: 21
Ley de Dotación de Fondos Municipales, undated
Box: 8 Folder: 22
Miscellaneous files, 1911

Files on various subjects, including a letter from an American citizen requesting lands; letter from the American embassy, requesting any information about the whereabouts of the American citizen Baldemar Bladm who is supposedly part of the filibusters, etc. gang of Jack Fondon.

Box: 8 Folder: 23
Miscellaneous letters and documents re: gambling and taverns in Mexicali, 1908-1912

Letter: Signed letter by the Governor of BC, Celso Vega, giving permission to an American to run gambling business in Mexicali, 1910. Various letters requesting permission to open various business: gambling houses, cock fights, liquor stores, etc. 1908-1909 in Mexicali. American names. Typed letter from the Governor of BC, regarding the propagation of the gambling houses and taverns that have increased vice. Decree about various regulations and prohibitions (that include "public dances") on those subjects, 1912. Typed letter from the Governor of BC, concerning the dire situation of Mexicali. He notes that after the most recent filibuster invasion, most Mexican families have left, leaving mostly American citizens. He mentions that it is dominated by taverns, gambling houses and brothels, and Spanish is seldom spoken. He mentions the same tendency in Tijuana, etc. 1912. Manuscript letter with signatures of various American tavern owners, regarding new laws. Mexicali, 1912.

Box: 8 Folder: 24
File on land tax collection, 1904-1905

Includes the location, cattle, borders, etc. With some American properties listed.

Box: 8 Folder: 25
Letter from B. Barreiro, to Esteban Cantú re: low quality and monopolist supply of ice from the US, 1917-1918

Author notes that the product doesn't even comply with the regulations of the Calexico sanitary commission. Barreiro asks for some concessions to establish his own refrigeration plant in BC. Mexicali; includes list of equipment and material needed for the plant. Response from the government conceding some of the concessions. Signed responses by the governor Cantú. Further governmental communications 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.

Miscellaneous documents

File: draft of resolutions from Real del Castillo, 1877-1880. File: list of the inventory of the store of A. Sanders, Santo Tomas, 1870. Various letters: including the apprehension of a criminal that got drunk and confessed burning a bridge during the Mexican revolution, ca. 1917.

Box: 8 Folder: 26
Miscellaneous documents, 1917
Box: 8 Folder: 27
Minutas, 1877-1880
Box: 8 Folder: 28
Inventario de los existencias de los tienda, 1870
Box: 8 Folder: 29
Padron Profesiones, 1899-1900
Box: 8 Folder: 30
C. Trio del T. Ayuntamiento Ensenada, 1907
Miscellaneous railway documents and files, Inter-California Railroad and Southern Pacific

Broadside regarding the concession of the Inter-California Railroad; the headquarters will be moved to Mexicali, 1906. File: the case of two Mexicans who were abandoned in the desert by Mr. Raisenger, the train driver of the Inter-California Railroad, because they didn't have their tickets, 1908. Map of the inter-California railroad, 1926. File: request from the Southern Pacific company for tracing a railroad line in the borderland with the US, 1903. File: Presidential concession for a line extension from Ensenada to Todos los Santos, for Southern Pacific, 1904. File: telegrams from the Southern Pacific, line constructions, 1904. File: contracts and concessions to the Southern Pacific, 1904. 15 files: Regarding railroads from American companies, contracts, concessions, telegraphs and telephone lines, etc.1905-1913.

Box: 8 Folder: 31
Miscellaneous railway documents and files, Inter-California Railroad and Southern Pacific, 1906-1913
Box: 8 Folder: 32
Comunicaciones, 1904
Box: 8 Folder: 33
Comunicaciones El Juez de Paz de Mexicali, 1904
Box: 8 Folder: 34
untitled, 1904
Box: 8 Folder: 35
La Sria del ramo inserta oficio de la Comunicaciones, 1903
Box: 8 Folder: 36
El Subprefecto de Mexicali, 1908
Box: 8 Folder: 37
Varios vecinos de Mexicali, 1909
Box: 8 Folder: 38
Casa para Oficinos Federales en Mexicali, 1918
Box: 8 Folder: 39
San Diego y Arizona de Tijuana a Jacumba, 1916
Box: 8 Folder: 40
Noticia relativa a ferrocarriles, 1907
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Noticia relativa a ferrocarriles de este Distrito, 1908
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Noticia rendida a la Sria sobre Ferrocarriles, 1905
Box: 9 Folder: 3
Comunicaciones, 1913
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Ferrocarriles: La Secretaria piole informes, 1914
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Gobernacion, 1908
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Comunicaciones. El Ingeniero Pedro Espinosa, 1905
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Ferro-carril Inter California, 1907-1909
Box: 9 Folder: 8
Transito Internacional por Ferrocarril, 1915
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Arrendamiento de Los Islotes Coronados Alberto Metra, 1923
Box: 9 Folder: 10
Centrates celebrados por los Ferrocarriles, 1929
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Permit granted to Donald Barker to acquire a Ranch named Guadalupe; 1922 report on the missions in Ensenada, 1905, 1922
Subscription List For A Wagon Road Between Ensenada And Tijuana, Lower California
Box: 9 Folder: 12
Subscription List For A Wagon Road Between Ensenada And Tijuana, Lower California, 1906
Box: 9 Folder: 13
El Capitan Lo Villena remite un croquis de las camino de Tijuana, 1911
Box: 9 Folder: 14
2 photo negatives of maps drawn by American mining companies; Handwritten documents about giving land to Mexicans and Indians who are in the US and want to return to Mexico, in order to establish new colonies in the border line between the two countries, Tijuana, ca. 1876
Box: 9 Folder: 15
Avisos De Clausura Marcados Con Números Del 1 Al 81, Permits granted for opening businesses (gambling houses, liquor stores etc.) and business closure notices, ca. 1915

Over 100 p.

Box: 9 Folder: 16
Manuscript parcel registry for the year 1873, with hand-drawn drawings of each parcel (lands are registered to American citizens); Appointments and other legal documents, ca. 1873
Miscellaneous decrees

File: Decrees appointing the cabinet ministers for the presidency of Francisco I. Madero, 1911. Decree: "El Presidente Interino de la República se ha servido dirigirme el siguiente decreto: Francisco L. De La Barra," México, mayo 27 de 1911. Decree by the interim Mexican President Francisco de la Barra, granting amnesty to all the rebels that fought against Porfirio Díaz. Broadside: "Jefatura política del Distrito Norte. Baja California. Covocatoria," 17 de Junio de 1911. Celso Vega. Call for presidential elections in Baja California. Decree: "El Presidente Interino Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, se ha servido dirigirme el siguiente decreto: " Victoriano Huerta, México, 11 de Octubre de 1913. Victoriano Huerta orders the dissolution of the Mexican congress. Other decrees and handwritten letters.

Box: 9 Folder: 17
Miscellaneous decrees, 1911-1913
Box: 9 Folder: 18
untitled, 1911
Box: 9 Folder: 19
File re: cattle brands. With 4 original drawings of cattle brands that were officially registered, and 2 other cattle brands registered without drawings, 1901
Box: 9 Folder: 20
Two decrees and contracts regarding lands, 1909-1910
Letters from Capt Justino Mendieta; misc. documents re: "filibusters"

File: Detailed letter from Captain Justino Mendieta describing a combat between his forces and the filibusters, June 27, 1911. Tijuana. Includes descriptive document of the forces of Captain Mendieta involved in the fight, More letters from Captain Mendieta, describing the persecution of the filibusters and the capture of their weapons and supplies, and Mexican revolution early battles in BC against the "Magonistas." File: telegrams communications with the Governor of BC, Celso Vega, regarding the capture and imprisonment of filibusters. Among the prisoners there are some Italians and Americans; they write a letter to the governor telling him that there is no reason to keep them captive because they didn't commit crimes, 1911. Includes: Signed letters from the governor requesting their release; request to close all the taverns in Mexicali to avoid aid to the filibusters and magonistas, 1911. File: solicitation of some witnesses in Los Angeles, California for a trial of extradition of some filibusters, 1911.

Box: 9 Folder: 21
Letters from Capt Justino Mendieta; misc. documents re: "filibusters", 1911
Box: 9 Folder: 22
Operaciones de Campaña, 1911
Box: 9 Folder: 23
Secretaría de Relaciones, 1911
Statistical data and tables regarding agriculture; Land tax collection tables
Box: 9 Folder: 24
Statistical data and tables regarding agriculture; Land tax collection tables, 1899-1913
Box: 9 Folder: 25
Datos sobre la Industria Agricola, 1904
Box: 9 Folder: 26
Padron de Hornos, 1899-1900
Box: 9 Folder: 27
Letter: appointment to a municipal school, 1888
Miscellaneous files

File: Rental of a house to be used as a jail. Mexicali, 1913. Includes Letter describing the reparations and improvements to the house; list of the prisoners kept in that jail, with their crimes. Many American and foreigners names. File: letter from W.T. Heffernan, Vice president of "Sociedad de Irrigacion y Terrenos de la Baja California," requesting a list of all the fines imposed to the company, 1907, Mexicali. File: appointment of police man in Mexicali and request for guns supply to them. Mexicali, 1905.

Box: 9 Folder: 28
Carcel de Mexicali, 1913
Box: 9 Folder: 29
Sociedad, 1908
Box: 9 Folder: 30
La Corporación que presido, acordó que en atención, 1905
Miscellaneous letters and files

Letters and documents, 1862-1911. Request for citizenship of a Russian farmer 1910, Indian revolts 1904, broadside announcing Francisco I. Madero as the new president (November 3, 1911). Letter from Gov. Teodoro Riveroll, on the citizenship granted to foreigners in BC. La Paz, 1862. Letter describing the catastrophe produced by an earthquake, Real del Castillo, 1878. Statistical table of schools in BC in the northern district, 1903. Letter from an American citizen from the Pacific Steel Company, requesting to buy a mine. 1904, Ensenada. Various letters circa 1905, about mining, appointments, etc.

Box: 9 Folder: 31
Miscellaneous letters and files, 1862-1935
Box: 9 Folder: 32
Pietro Efseff, Russian farmer, citizenship request, 1910
Box: 9 Folder: 33
Sombramiento de Director de la Escuela Oficial de la Colonia de San Ysidro, 1916
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Illegal wireless station correspondence, 1914-1915

Letter from the British vice consul in Ensenada informing the governor of BC about the construction of a wireless installation in Alamo, Northern district of BC. The consul request the destruction of it, in the grounds that it violates the Mexican laws of neutrality, 1914. Letters from the government informing that they have opened an investigation and are seeking to detain the criminals. Notification of detention of several persons: J.A. Johnstone, Ernes Holly Knopp, etc. 1914. Telegram from the British vice-consul, W.D. Madden, informing that the wireless installation plant is German. Letter from W.D. Madden, who notes that the radio was used for communicating with the Imperial German warships that are in war with England. The station was hidden to seem as a mine.

Expenditure Budget for the northern district; Legal documents, most of them signed by the ex-governor, Manuel Clemente Rojo
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Compania Mexicana de Terrenos y Colonizacion, 1916
Box: 10 Folder: 3
untitled, 1900-1901
Legal and budget documents, police affairs, etc.

File: Expenditure Budget for the northern district of BC, 1903. File: Legal documents, most of them signed by the ex-governor of BC Manuel Clemente Rojo, 1899. File: Police affairs: Mexicali, Ensenada and more, 1905.

Box: 10 Folder: 4
Proyecto de presupuesto, 1903
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Cambios de Gendarmes, 1905
Files re: municipal issues; communication with Cantú

File: About a letter from Mr. H.T. Corey from the Sociedad de Irrigación y Terrenos de Baja California regarding the eviction of some Mexicans occupying their land. Ensenada, 1909. Communication of the governor of BC, Esteban Cantú, regarding the decrees of Venustiano Carranza: election of president, a new constitution, appointment of representatives in the States to form a constituent congress, etc. Mexicali, 1916. E. Cantú, governor of BC, calling for elections of representatives in BC, plus documents, broadsides, telegraphs on the same subject, 1916.

Box: 10 Folder: 6
Files re: municipal issues; communication with Cantú, 1916
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Lanzamientos de personas en terrenos de Mexicali, 1909
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Cambio de gendarmes en el destacamento de este distrito, on police officers in Mexicali, 1906
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Ramo de Agricultura y Fomento. Solicitud de extranjeros pidiendo tierras, relating to the purchase of lands by American citizens, 1927

Approx. 24 p.

Box: 10 Folder: 10
Presupuesto de egresos del ayuntamiento de este distrito norte para el año de 1904 y anteriores, Expenditure budget, 1903
Box: 10 Folder: 11
Translations of American newspaper articles and other documents, 1911
Box: 10 Folder: 12
Contract for establishing a railway line in California, 1887
Box: 10 Folder: 13
Nombramientos expedidos por esta jefatura en favor de Indígenas, 1910

Official appointments for Indians.

Box: 10 Folder: 14
Consulta sobre si las compañías colonizadoras y colonos deben pagar las contribuciones que se estableció en la Baja Cal., 1894-1895

Mostly handwritten documents and letters relative to taxes for settlers in Baja California. References to the lands adjacent to the border with the United States.

Box: 10 Folder: 15
Registro de predios urbanos, 1888-1889

Registry of urban properties in Baja California.

File: Request for the closing of a federal road in Valle de San Rafael

An American citizen requests the closing of a road that passes through his lands in Mexico. Includes 2 hand-drawn maps of the valley of San Rafael.

Box: 10 Folder: 16
Request for the closing of a federal road in Valle de San Rafael photocopies, undated
Box: 10 Folder: 17
El Sr. A. E. Babcok Solicita se le autorire cerrar algunos caminos, 1905
Misc. files on war skirmishes, military operations, etc.

File: Military operations in Mexicali. Handwritten and typed letters and documents. File: Claim by San Lee, a Chinese citizen, against a group of "filibusters" that damaged his property. File: Report on the combat that took place on the ranch of "little" between the Mexican forces and filibuster forces commanded by Stanley Williams. In this report, Stanley Williams is said to be wounded. Dated September 27 of 1911, with some handwritten letters. File: Report on the combat that took place on La Rosalia, August 29 of 1911. File: "Instalación de la Sociedad Llamada Defensores de la Integridad Nacional". Creation of the league of "Defensores de la Integridad Nacional" whose objective was to defend Baja California against the Filibuster invasions from the US.

Box: 10 Folder: 18
Misc. files on war skirmishes, military operations, etc., 1905-1911
Box: 10 Folder: 19
Parte y relacion del Coronel M. May, 1911
Box: 10 Folder: 20
Parte del Coronel del 5th Batallion de Santa Rosalia, 1911
Box: 10 Folder: 21
Aduana en Algodones. Se participon á Gobernación, 1911
Box: 10 Folder: 22
San Lee, subdito chino, 1911
Box: 10 Folder: 23
Marcha a Mexicali, 1911
Box: 10 Folder: 24
Instalación de la Sociedad llamada "Defensores de la Integridad Nacional", 1911
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Limit dispute between the states of Sonora and Baja California, with map, 1939
Handwritten statistical charts of many towns in Baja California, including Arteaga, San Buenaventura, Cuatro Ciénagas, Juárez, Matamoros de la Laguna, etc.

Many folded tables in poor condition.

Box: 11 Folder: 2
Handwritten statistical charts of many towns in Baja California, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Estadistica de Abasolo, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 4
Estadistica de Arteaga, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 5
Estadistica de San Buenaventura, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 6
Estadistica de Cuatro Cienegas, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 7
Estadistica de Gral Cepeda, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Estadistica de CS. Porfirio Diaz, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 9
Estadistica de Guerrero, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 10
Estadistica de Gigedo, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 11
Estadistica de Villa Hidalgo, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 12
Estadistica de Jimenez, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 13
Estadistica de Juárez, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 14
Estadistica de S. Mojada, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 15
Estadistica de Matamoros de la Laguna, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 16
Estadistica de Nava, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 17
Estadistica de Nadadores, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 18
Estadistica de Parras, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 19
Estadistica de San Pedro, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 20
Estadistica de Ramos Arizpe, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 21
Estadistica de Cd. Romero Rubio., 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 22
Estadistica de Rosales, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 23
Estadistica de San Juan de Sabinas, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 24
Estadistica de Sacramento, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 25
Estadistica de Torreón, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 26
Estadistica de Viesca, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 27
Estadistica de Taragoza, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 28
Estadistica de Allende, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 29
Estadistica de Morelos, 1902
Box: 11 Folder: 30
File re: Mexican Land and Colonization Company, ca. 1901-1921
Requests by Newton House and Pedro Evers
Box: 11 Folder: 31
Property acquisition request by Newton House, 1904
Box: 11 Folder: 32
Property acquisition request by Pedro Evers, 1904
Census of professions in Todos Santos
Box: 11 Folder: 33
Padrón de Profesionés, 1897-1898
Box: 11 Folder: 34
Padrón de Derecho de Mineña, 1897-1898
Box: 11 Folder: 35
Padrón de Derecho de 6 al millar, 1897-1898
Box: 11 Folder: 36
Padrón de Hormos, 1897-1898
Box: 12 Folder: 1
Padrón de Derecho de Paténté, 1897-1898
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Padrón de Profesionés, 1897-1898
Misc. documents and letters, civil settlements and court documents
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Civil documents, undated
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Lawsuit filed by Don Manuel Mejia, 1878
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Lawsuit filed by Antonin Lopez, 1885
Box: 12 Folder: 6
untitled, 1899
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Misc. documents and two broadsides, Ensenada and Mexicali, 1891-1914
Notarized documents from San Diego and Baja
Box: 12 Folder: 8
Notarized documents from San Diego and Baja, 1870-1889
Box: 12 Folder: 9
untitled, undated
Misc. documents, including file on Eden Theater in Mexicali
Box: 12 Folder: 10
Misc. documents, including file on Eden Theater in Mexicali, 1855-1923
Box: 12 Folder: 11
untitled, 1899
Box: 12 Folder: 12
File re: Inter-California Railway Company, 1909
Broadsides and miscellaneous documents, 1913-1915
Box: 12 Folder: 13
Broadsides and miscellaneous documents, 1913-1915
Box: 12 Folder: 14
Circular, 1914
Box: 12 Folder: 15
Contractos, Ensenada, 1903
Box: 12 Folder: 16
Fuegos in Mexicali, 1914