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Pearl Fishery

Correspondence re: construction of canal, churches; pearl diving.

Author(s): 
Valcarcel, Domingo
Author(s): 
Galvez, Joseph de
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
02-01-1776
Documentation: 
Madrid. February 1, 1776 - August 16, 1777. 32p. Oficio, decreto. Copy.

Documents relating to charges brought by Moreno y Castro against Pison y Gusman for blasphemies, drunkenness, debts and other bad conduct, in Loreto.

Author(s): 
Pison y Gusman, Gaspar de (Teniente de Caballeria)(Dueno)
Author(s): 
Moreno y Castro, Bernardo de (Teniente del Gobernador)
Author(s): 
Asevedo, Rosa Francisca (Mujer de Pison y Gusman)
Author(s): 
Moreno, Manuel Antonio (Cirujano)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
00-00-1768
Documentation: 
Loreto, Santa Ana, Mexico, San Blas, Tepic, Veracruz. July 5, 1772 to August 12, 1774. 212p. Causa. Autos. Diligencia. Memorias. Providencia. Decreto. Dictamen. Cuenta. Informes. Peticiones. Letter. Drafts, copies, transcriptions. Originals. Signed.

Documents pertaining to visita of Josef de Galvez in alta California 1769. Sent to governor Neve by predecessor Barri at time of change of office.

Author(s): 
Galvez, Josef de (Visitador)
Author(s): 
Barri, Felipe (Gobernador)
Date: 
12-12-1767
Documentation: 
Loreto, Monterey, Santa ana, la paz. December 12, 1767 to October 29, 1774. 132p. Instrucciones. Reglamentos, index. Informe. Letters, original, signed. Copies. 10-28-1774 from berri to new governor neve outlining duties in change of command. Invites consultation and outlines accompanying documents which should be returned to archive in south (Loreto ?). Observations of civil-military-religious relations in province. 2) ff. 126-135 Galvez' instrucciones of 1769 to barri. Discusses duties of governor and importance of stern but just punishment of indians for economic independence from missions. Discussion of governor's administration of pearl fishing, with reference to leyes de indios, previous reales ordenes and cedulas to prohibit foreigners. Better fiscal management of mines and defense to establish more missions and presidios in province. Copy consists of 26 sections, dated 9-30-1774. 3) ff. 142-144 index of 19 documents Barri sends to neve of Galvez' visita to antigua California of 1769. Brief description of each document. Dated 9-30-1774. 4) full texts of Galvez' visita/expedition of 1769, copies from 1768 to 1770. Overall impression of carefully prepared, detailed planning for military-civil-religious coordination in province. Attention to fiscal-administrative matters to establish good relations between Spanish and indians (although typically condescending towards abilities of latter group) for economic-geographic expansion in Californias. Overall idea for governing broken families to Loreto, agricultural and religious training, artesan and pearl fishing industries, rights and inheritance regulations of lands after secularization (temporalidades) from missions, specifications for architectural plans of church, plaza and homes, wages and formations of indians into militias. Production from salinas, transportation of these by canoe sacramento and paquebot la concepcion, salaries, equipment and supply rations for all levels of workers and managers, diezmos (taxes) and royal fifth on production. Coordinated defenses by military and militia of missions, neighbors and presidios to continue outward expansion to new territories. Realtionship of provincial income/outflow to real hacienda in Guadalajara, including pricing, collecting of diezmo and quinto for ramos of playing cards, gunpowder, mercury, papel sellado, and tobacco and pearl fishing and mining industries. Of special note are great details in ff. 159-160 of maritime transportation of products to and from lower California from north and to continent, and ff. 161-162 of ordenances, supplies and rations to be in effect for each type of vessel used. (J. M. Johnson, April 1988)

Autos and decreto by Mena, Jover, Ossio and others regarding mining and livestock matters in Santa Rosalia ranch vecinity.

Author(s): 
Mena, Antonio Ignacio de (Teniente de Coronel)
Author(s): 
Ossio, Antonio de
Author(s): 
Jover, Jose
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
11-19-1753
Documentation: 
Guadalaxara/Loreto. June 26, 1776 - November 10, 1789. 62p. Autos/decreto. Originals/signed/copies.

Series of documents concerning military administration and Indian affairs

Author(s): 
Virrey
Author(s): 
Crespo, Francisco Antonio
Author(s): 
Urrea, Bernardo
Author(s): 
Vildosola, Joseph Antonio de
Date: 
04-21-1773
Documentation: 
Cieneguilla, Horcasitas, Terrenate, fronteras. April 21, 1773-December 21, 1774. 38p. Letters, informes, peticiones. Originals, signed, copies.

Correspondence between governor and virrey on various administrative issues. 1774

Author(s): 
Crespo, Francisco Antonio
Date: 
02-25-1774
Documentation: 
Horcasitas. February 25, 1774-May 18, 1774. 34p. Letters, informes, peticiones. Originals, signed.

Corbalan to Croix (Croix's response, Mexico, 9/14/1771) letter concerning port of Guaymas.

Author(s): 
Corbalan, Pedro
Author(s): 
Virrey (?)
Date: 
08-02-1771
Documentation: 
Pitic. August 2 - September 14, 1771. 6p. Letter. Signed. Photostat.