Rancho San Antonio
May 1858 and February 1863
19.5 in HIGH x 26.375 in WIDE
(49.5 cm HIGH x 67 cm WIDE)
Gift of Mr. William G. Boardman

Early California Art and History, Science Special Gallery, December 2007 - September 2009

Plat of the part of Rancho San Antonio finally confirmed to Antonio Maria Peralta, surveyed under instructions from the U.S. Surveyor General by J.T. Stratton, Deputy Surveyor, May 1858 & Feb. 1863, containing 14,236 + acres. Approved February 28, 1863 by F.E. Beales, U.S. Surveyor General, California. Approved March 2, 1863 by Ogden Hoffman, District Judge. From the History Information Station Object: Plat map of the part of Rancho San Antonio confirmed to Antonio Mar�a Peralta on March 2, 1863. History: Antonio Mar�a Peralta (1801-79), was the son of Luis Mar�a Peralta who was granted the Rancho San Antonio in 1822, by the last Spanish govenor of California, Pablo Vicente de Sola. After Alta California became part of Mexico, Peralta's grant was upheld. After California became part of the United States in 1846, a land commission was established to reconfirm the Spanish and Mexican land grants. The Peralta grant was confirmed, but attorneys for the squatters on the Rancho, or for those who had purchased land from the squatters, appealed the decision. The process of appeal went up to the United States Supreme Court in 1856. Collection of William G. Boardman, Margaret B. Hildebrand, and Alice Boardman

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