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A U.S. National Archives finding aid for the cartographic records pertaining to California Private Land Claims consisting of six series, each with a different numbering sequence. Includes reference works for researching California Private Land Claim.
A listing of Records of California Private Land Claims that includes:
Complete expedientes (case file). Case file contains variety of textual documents, all in Spanish. Most include a diseños or rough sketch map of the particular grant. It should be the original drawing.
Incomplete expedientes (includes copy of diseños).
Case expedientes (AKA Board expedientes; includes copy of diseños).
Board of Land Commissioners, three volumes of diseños (copies from originals).
Maps separated from General Land Office docket files.
Land Offices plats of survey, 25 volumes of survey plats.
Reference works for researching California Private Land Claims.
U.S. National Archives, Maryland
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"Cartographic Records Pertaining to California Private Land Claims, U.S. National Archives, NA-1, Grim 2-19-82." (2016). National Archives Documents. 2.