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Cooper-Molera Family Papers
BANC MSS 78/57 c  
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Description
Papers of the Cooper and Molera families of Monterey County, California. Includes some nineteenth-century materials from patriarch John B. Rogers Cooper and papers from his descendants, many of which relate to the operations of El Sur Ranch.
Background
John Rogers Cooper (1791-1872) came to Monterey, California from New England in 1823 as captain of the trading schooner Rover. In Alta California, Cooper became a Mexican citizen and took the name Juan Bautista Rogerio Cooper. He married Encarnacion Vallejo (1809-1902), sister of General Mariano Vallejo.
Extent
11 linear feet (7 cartons, 8 volumes, 2 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. The copyright for unpublished manuscript material in this collection is held by the donor. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.