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Benjamin Hayes papers, 1849-1864.
BANC MSS C-B 82; BANC MSS C-B 80-82
Collection Overview

Title:

Benjamin Hayes papers, 1849-1864
Papeles varios originales

Creator/Contributor:

Hayes, Benjamin, 1815-1877, creator

Abstract:

Most of these twenty manuscripts probably belonged at one time to the private archive of José Matías Moreno. They consist mainly of personal letters, eight of them signed by Pío Pico. Included in the collection is a letter from John G. Downey to California's then-governor, Leland Stanford, discussing charges of disloyalty made against citizens of Los Angeles during the early part of the Civil War.

Date:

1849 (issued)

Subject:

Governors -- California
California -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE MICROFILM COPY ONLY. Use of original only only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Also available on microfilm.
The Benjamin Hayes papers are but a small fraction of the enormous collection of Californiana made by Judge Benjamin Hayes. For twenty-five years, beginning in 1849 with his own journal of a trip across the plains, Hayes gathered up everything he could find that might eventually be useful to him in writing a history of southern California. By 1874 he recognized that his advanced age and poor health would make it impossible to carry out his plan, and he transferred all of his materials to the Bancroft Library. However, he continued his diligent search for historical data, and at the time of his death in 1877 he was actively engaged in transcribing documents from the archives of Los Angeles.

Physical Description:

1 portfolio.
partial microfilm reel (28 frames) : negative (Rich. 88:6) and positive.

Language:

Spanish
English

Identifier:

BANC MSS C-B 82
BANC MSS C-B 80-82

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED ORIGINAL. USE MICROFILM COPY ONLY. Use of original only only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.