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San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records

 Collection
Identifier: H1964.2

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The first section of papers contains marriage investigation records kept by the San Gabriel Mission from 1788 to 1861. An alphabetical index indicates the folder number of each item.

The second section of papers contains letters and documents from early California missionaries from 1773-1856. There is a total of 330 documents.

Dates

  • 1773-1856

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

Biography of Collection

The San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records are significant because they offer a unique insight into the pre-statehood activities of the Mission. Also, they establish many facts concerning the individuals married at the Mission and provide much genealogical detail for descendants. There are 165 investigations in all, with 173 men and 170 women being interviewed.

Extent

4 feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Abstract:

The first section of papers contains marriage investigation records kept by the San Gabriel Mission from 1788 to 1861. An alphabetical index indicates the folder number of each item. The second section of papers contains letters and documents from early California missionaries from 1773-1856. There is a total of 330 documents.

Series Arrangement

Series 1 Matrimonial Records

Subseries 1.1 Men

Suberies 1.2 Women

Suberies 1.3 Indian girls (no surname)

Physical Location

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from a gift by William McPherson in 1964.

Accruals

No addition to the collection is anticipated.

Related Material

Digital collection available via The Claremont Colleges Digital Library http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/mir/.

General Physical Description note

2 boxes and 1 large envelope

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by By Russell Michalak

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the San Gabriel Mission Matrimonial Investigation Records
Author
Russell Michalak
Date
2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

Contact:
800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States