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2017 - Monterey County Historical Society - Hornbeck Collection Wpa Notebooks And Folders Inventory.Pdf Aug 2019

2017 - Monterey County Historical Society - Hornbeck Collection Wpa Notebooks And Folders Inventory.Pdf

Related Research and Documents

A series of notebooks and folders containing information regrading California land grants, patented grants, missions, diseños, expedientes, Mission manuscripts


2019 - Monterey County Historical Society - Hornbeck Collection - Book Inventory Aug 2019

2019 - Monterey County Historical Society - Hornbeck Collection - Book Inventory

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Over 1200 books pertaining to, among other things, the history of California, California missions, geography, Spanish and Mexicans in the United States and California, California Indians, U.S. history, computer technology used in mapping, data use and interpretation


2019 - Monterey County Historical Society - Hornbeck Collection - Documents And Research Inventory Jul 2019

2019 - Monterey County Historical Society - Hornbeck Collection - Documents And Research Inventory

Related Research and Documents

Research and documents accumulated by Dr. David Hornbeck throughout his career pertaining to the history of California, the inhabitants, colonization and missions that he donated to the Monterey County Historical Society.


2003 - California Bulletin 118 - Update Mar 2019

2003 - California Bulletin 118 - Update

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

This is an update of the California Bulletin 118. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) recognized the need for collection, summary, and evaluation of groundwater data as tools in planning optimal use of the groundwater resource. Bulletin 118 presents the results of groundwater basin evaluations in California. The Bulletin 118 series was preceded by Water Quality Investigations Report No. 3, Ground Water Basins in California (referred to in this bulletin as Report No. 3), published in 1952 by the Department of Public Works, Division of Water Resources (the predecessor of DWR). The purpose of Report No. 3 was to ...


2018 - California Water Plan Update - Public Review Draft Mar 2019

2018 - California Water Plan Update - Public Review Draft

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

California Water Plan Update 2018 provides recommended actions, funding scenarios, and an investment strategy to bolster efforts by water and resource managers, planners, and decision-makers to overcome California’s most pressing water resource challenges. It builds on progress made in California Water Plan Update 2013; reaffirms State government’s unique role and commitment to sustainable, equitable, long-term water resource management; and introduces implementation tools to inform sound decision-making.


2016 - Agricultural Lands Stewardship Mar 2019

2016 - Agricultural Lands Stewardship

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The agricultural lands stewardship strategy (ALS) focuses primarily on private land in agriculture including cultivated land and rangeland. Agricultural land in California comprises about 31.6 million acres. Agricultural systems in California are varied in the way resources are used, ranging from intensive conventional agriculture (irrigated crop cultivation) to more extensive systems such as livestock grazing, each with a different relationship to natural resources. They also affect and are affected by surface hydrology and groundwater recharge in different ways. Stewardship of this land requires constant balancing among natural constraints, market forces, and ever-changing social expectations. Institutions and policies have been ...


2016 - California Land Use And Management - A Resource Management Strategy Of The California Water Plan Mar 2019

2016 - California Land Use And Management - A Resource Management Strategy Of The California Water Plan

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Land use planning and management cuts across many resource management strategies. More efficient and effective land use is linked to several resource management strategies including watershed, water use efficiency, groundwater quality, flood management, parks and recreation, climate change adaptive management and agricultural lands stewardship. Directly development away from agricultural lands permits multi-objective management of these lands for agricultural preservation, floodplain management, water quality, habitat conservation, and sustainable development. In addition, planning for more compact and sustainable communities, both urban and rural, will assist in reducing reliance on the state-s water supply, and result in more efficient use of California’s ...


Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Iv, 1855-1908 Feb 2019

Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Iv, 1855-1908

Chinese Pamphlets

Nine pamphlets published between 1855 and 1908 regarding Chinese in the United States and, in particular, in California, containing arguments for and against the Chinese being in America, past relations with the Chinese, describing the Chinese as heathens and a continuation of the claims made against the Chinese in the first three volumes of Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets.


2019 - Chinese Pamphlets On Immigration And Exclusion - Inventory - Draft Feb 2019

2019 - Chinese Pamphlets On Immigration And Exclusion - Inventory - Draft

Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlet Inventory

An inventory of a group of pamphlets published from 1855 through 1929 detailing the perceived problems associated with the Chinese in America, the efforts made to deprive Chinese rights granted others including citizenship, the depiction of Chinese as inferior humans in terms of intellect and morals standing, the inability of Chinese to assimilate into the American culture, laws enacted to limit the ability of Chinese to participate in the economy, anti-Chinese organizations, speeches before various legislative bodies in opposition to the Chinese, Chinese responses to the anti-Chinese publications, and responses by religious organizations on the subject of race and equality ...


Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Iii, 1857-1902 Feb 2019

Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Iii, 1857-1902

Chinese Pamphlets

Eleven pamphlets published between 1857 and 1902 regarding the treatment of the exempt classes of Chinese in the United States, arguments in favor of immigration with measurers recommended by the Immigration Union, the church and the Chinese, competition with Chinese and the necessity of a stringent exclusion clause, and letters written by members of the Chinese community on the Chinese question.


Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Ii, 1870-1906 Feb 2019

Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume Ii, 1870-1906

Chinese Pamphlets

Eight pamphlets published between 1870 and 1906 consisting of topics such as the treatment of the exempt classes of Chinese in the United States, Chinese immigration, Chinese mining license tax, the evils of the Mongolian immigration, the “true sentiments” of the Republican Party of California on the Chinese question, the nature and effect of the competition by Chinese with American labor, the church and Chinese immigration, cholera in San Francisco and the conflict of the races.


Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume I, 1876-1914 Feb 2019

Chinese Immigration-Exclusion Pamphlets, Volume I, 1876-1914

Chinese Pamphlets

Seventeen pamphlets published between 1876 and 1914 that set forth the pros and cons of Chinese immigration into the United States, including arguments as to why the Chinese should be excluded. Those claims were in part that the Chinese being non-assimilative, undesirable, destructive to competition and hence the need to protect American labor and White citizens. The Chinese were blamed for the spread of slavery, criminal activities, highbinders (assassins), opium smoking, leprosy and other imported evils and the overall corruption of California.


Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Iv, 1907-1925 Feb 2019

Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Iv, 1907-1925

Japanese Pamphlets

Ten politically oriented pamphlets published between 1907 to 1925 that set forth largely anti-Japanese contentions against those residing in the United States and California. The White population continued to be concerned about the mixing of races and wanted additional laws that not only excluded the Japanese who were living in the United States (including children born in the United States) from citizenship but also from leasing or owning land. The arguments found in the first three volumes of pamphlets continued on into Volume IV including a V.H. McClatchy’s 1925 pamphlet entitled: “Guarding the Immigration Gates: What Has Been ...


Japanese Pamphlets, Volume I, 1906-1914 Feb 2019

Japanese Pamphlets, Volume I, 1906-1914

Japanese Pamphlets

Nineteen politically oriented pamphlets published between 1906 to 1914 that set forth the pros and cons of Japanese continuing to reside in the United States and California. The White population was particularly concerned about the mixing of races and wanted laws that not only excluded the Japanese who were living in the United States (including children born in the United States) from citizenship but also from leasing or owning land. Those who were anti-Japanese described the Japanese as an inferior race incapable of assimilating into the White population. The pamphlets in this volume also include responses from the Japan Society ...


Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Ii, 1912-1920 Feb 2019

Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Ii, 1912-1920

Japanese Pamphlets

Twenty-nine politically oriented pamphlets published between 1912-1929 set forth the pros and cons of Japanese continuing to reside in the United States and California. The White population was particularly concerned about the mixing of races and wanted laws that not only excluded the Japanese who were living in the United States (including children born in the United States) from citizenship but also from leasing or owning land. Arguments used against the Japanese living in America included claims of surreptitious entries (e.g., being smuggled in through Mexico), Japanese use of “Picture Prides, Japanese efforts to control the soil, Japanese use ...


Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Iii, 1918-1925 Feb 2019

Japanese Pamphlets, Volume Iii, 1918-1925

Japanese Pamphlets

Twenty-two politically oriented pamphlets published between 1906 to 1914 that set forth the pros and cons of Japanese continuing to reside in the United States and California. The White population was particularly concerned about the mixing of races and wanted laws that not only excluded the Japanese who were living in the United States (including children born in the United States) from citizenship but also from leasing or owning land. Those who were anti-Japanese described the Japanese as an inferior race incapable of assimilating into the White population and includes a pamphlet entitled “Preliminary Report of the Mental Capacity of ...


2019 - Japanese Pamphlets Inventory - Draft Feb 2019

2019 - Japanese Pamphlets Inventory - Draft

Japanese-American Pamphlet Inventory

An inventory of a series of pamphlets published from 1906 through 1925 focused on the presence of Japanese in America, the perception by some that Japan was taking steps to take over America, the great lengths gone to deprive Japanese residing in the United States of land either by purchase or lease and even citizenship, the depiction of Japanese as inferior humans in terms of intellect and morals standing, agreement and laws enacted to limit the ability of Japanese to participate in the economy, anti-Japanese organizations, speeches before various legislative bodies in opposition to the Japanese, Japanese responses to the ...


1916 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Index To Volumes Ii-Iv, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1916 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Index To Volumes Ii-Iv, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

This 1916 publication is an index of Volumes I through IV for Engelhardt's Missions and Missionaries of California.


Patented Land Grants Listed By Date Of Original Grants, Undated Feb 2019

Patented Land Grants Listed By Date Of Original Grants, Undated

Summaries of Data Relating to the Basins

A list of land grants organized by the date of the original Spanish land concession or Mexican land grant prepared under the Work Progress Administration program in the 1930s.


Patented Land Grants Listed By Date Of Original Grants, Undated Feb 2019

Patented Land Grants Listed By Date Of Original Grants, Undated

National Archives Documents

A list of land grants organized by the date of the original Spanish land concession or Mexican land grant prepared under the Work Progress Administration program in the 1930s.


1913 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iii, Upper California, Part Ii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1913 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iii, Upper California, Part Ii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Volume III, Section I of Engelhardt's series on California missions covers largely the period of 1812 through 1830 addressing the challenges and difficulties facing the missionaries including the scarcity of resources and labor. He described the invasion of Monterey and other ports in Upper California by Hipólte Bouchard in 1818. Section II covers the period of 1830 through 1836 and the secularization of the missions by the Mexican government during which time the missionaries held their posts until either death or the government relieved them of the responsibility of protecting the neophytes against "white rapacity" and the destruction of ...


1912 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Ii, Upper California, Part I, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1912 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Ii, Upper California, Part I, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Volume II was a general accounting of the missions and missionaries in Upper California. Section I addressed the establishment and administration of the missions by Fr. Junípero Serra. Section II covered the administration of Fr. Fermín Francisco de Lasuén and Fr. Estevan Tapis. The author posited that the real object of the conquest and occupation of Alta California was not the establishment of the Catholic faith in California but rather to fund expeditions and secure the land from the Russians and others who were making expeditions in the region. Engelhardt's evidence was the fact that the Spanish government seized ...


1915 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iv, Upper California, Part Iii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1915 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. Iv, Upper California, Part Iii, General History, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

The fourth and final volume in Engelhardt's series on the general history of the California missions and generally concludes with the narrative in the early 1850s time period. The author noted that, "... a cursory view of the situation revealed such un common struggles in behalf of the Indians against military usurpation and colonist cupidity, accompanied and followed by such extraordinary misrepresentations and calumnies, that only a documentary history would satisfy the critical student and intelligent reader. ... The character of the missionaries, their religious and moral principles, their object, methods, resources, successes and reverses were examined and recorded in these ...


1908 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. I, Lower California, Zephyrin Engelhardt Feb 2019

1908 - The Missions And Missionaries Of California, Vol. I, Lower California, Zephyrin Engelhardt

Franciscan Publications

Volume I of the Missions and Missionaries in California was compiled from original sources and was intended to serve as an introduction to the history of what was referred to as Upper or Alta California. This volume addresses the origin of the missions in Lower California, it's discovery, efforts to colonize the lower peninsula, the endeavors to establish a government, learn the language, introduction of agriculture, failure of the Spanish government to adequately fund the missions, establishment of various missions, the Jesuits decline, the Franciscan period; efforts to establish missions in Upper California by Fr. Junipero Serra, Fr. Palóu ...


1886 - Physical Data And Statistics Of California Jan 2019

1886 - Physical Data And Statistics Of California

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

A reporting of water supply and related data collected in accordance with the law of 1878, creating the office of and defining the duties of the State Engineer, and upon which to base reports on the problems of irrigation and arterial drainage in California.


1890 - Report On Irrigation In The United States, Second Edition, Richard J. Hinton Jan 2019

1890 - Report On Irrigation In The United States, Second Edition, Richard J. Hinton

Miscellaneous Federal Documents & Reports

The report to the United States Senate Special Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands was an inquiry into the progress and condition of irrigation involving the extent and character of the area within which the annual rain fall was not sufficient for industrial uses of the people. The inquiry involved the extent of the fall of rains or snow within an area, any evidence as to increase or decrease of precipitation resulting from agricultural settlement or of pastoral occupation, the increase of humidity, the destruction of the timber mainly by its use for settlement purposes, the effect of ...


1885 - Royal Commission On Water Supply Irrigation In Western America, First Progress Report. A. Deakin Jan 2019

1885 - Royal Commission On Water Supply Irrigation In Western America, First Progress Report. A. Deakin

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A report prepared for the members of the Australian Royal Commission on Water Supply concerning irrigation in Western America as it related to water supply conditions in Australia, including a discussion of the historic irrigation practices on the North America continent, extent of irrigation in the West and various irrigation laws.


1875 - Revised Statutes Of The United States Relating To Mineral Lands And Mining Resources, Walter A. Skidmore Jan 2019

1875 - Revised Statutes Of The United States Relating To Mineral Lands And Mining Resources, Walter A. Skidmore

US Government Legislation and Statutes

The book consists of the Revised Statutes of the United States relating to mineral lands and mining resources including circular instructions of the General Land Office, a Digest of Decisions of the Department of Interior and the Opinions of the Attorneys-Generals, along with an appendix of Special Statutes relating to mining, chapters on Water Rights in California and Mineral lands on schools sections in California. The Sutro Tunnel Act and Extracts from Railroad Act make up the final chapters.

The chapter on Water Rights from the Civil Code of California, was inserted with the belief that it was the best ...


1883 - A Popular History Of California _ From The Earliest Period Of Its Discovery To The Present Time, Lucia Norman Jan 2019

1883 - A Popular History Of California _ From The Earliest Period Of Its Discovery To The Present Time, Lucia Norman

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

Published originally in 1867, this second edition included events that transpired during the intervening years (1867-1883). Topics covered included, but not limited to, were a eescription of California, it’s discovery, the sufferings of Cortez and his Followers, Spaniards neglect of California, the commerce of Spain disrupted by Privateers, Viscaino’s second expedition, Father Salva-Tierra at San Dionysio, the insurrection of the Pericues, earliest settlements in Upper California, the Discovery of the Bay of San Francisco, establishment of missions, Mission Delores, the state of the converted Indians, Captain John A. Sutter, Stockton subjugation of California, California ceded to the United ...


1881 - State Viticultural Commission - First Annual Report Jan 2019

1881 - State Viticultural Commission - First Annual Report

Miscellaneous Documents and Reports

The first report submitted to the California Legislature in 1881 in accordance with the an Act for the Promotion of the Viticultural Industries of the State approved April 15, 1880. The report contained several reports from Commissioners to the State Board of Viticultural Commissioners, the President's report, the Treasurer's report, Secretary's report, board minutes, reports of various committees, lectures on the Phylloxera, the curing of rains in Spain and the maintenance of vineyards, papers on the manufacture and use of Bi-Sulphine of Carbon, as well as several translations of the French regard the habits and ravages of ...