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Finding Aid to the Archivo General de Indias records : Spanish exploration and settlement related materials, circa 1530-circa 1820
BANC MSS Z-E 1  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Archivo General de Indias records : Spanish exploration and settlement related materials
    Date (inclusive): circa 1530-circa 1820
    Collection Number: BANC MSS Z-E 1
    Creator : Archivo General de Indias
    Extent: Number of containers: 35 cartons. No. 887: 1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 636:11) and positive. Linear feet: 43.75
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Topics dealt with emphasize Spanish exploration and settlement on the frontiers north from Mexico City, including the Provincias Internas, the Californias, New Mexico, and Texas; and maritime explorations and foreign intrusions into Spain's Pacific waters. (Documents are transcripts and/or record prints.)
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Collection is stored in part offsite: advance notice is required for use.

    Location of Originals

    Location of originals at the time of reproduction was at the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Spanish exploration and settlement related material, circa 1500-circa 1890, BANC MSS Z-E 1, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    No. 887 : 1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 636:11) and positive.

    Related Collections

    Title: Selected items pertaining to diplomatic relations between Spain and the United States : transcripts and copies, 1817-1819
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS Z-E 3
    Title: Antonio María Bucareli Y Ursúa correspondence : typescript, 1772-1777
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS Z-E 9
    Title: Teodoro de Croix correspondence : transcripts, 1777-1783
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS Z-E 10
    Title: Economic history of Mexico and Central America, [1529?]-1795
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS Z-E 13

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Archivo General de Indias--Archives
    Mexico--Discovery and exploration--Sources
    California--Discovery and exploration--Sources
    New Mexico--Discovery and exploration--Sources
    Texas--Discovery and exploration--Sources
    Spain--History--Sources

    Administrative Information

    Arrangement

    Documents which were copied in the archives by methods other than microfilm are listed in this Calendar. The copies were made mostly from about 1908 through the 1930's. Some were copied by hand, some were typed, and a few were enlarged from microfilm. Some were copied on funds provided by Phoebe Apperson Hearst, the Native Sons of the Golden West Travelling Fellowship Fund, and other endowments. Some were done privately by graduate students and scholars.
    The arrangement of sections and legajos follows that of the Archivo General de Indias. The arrangement within the legajo is purely chronological. In many cases both the old signature and the modern legajo equivalent appear as identification; in other cases only one or the other is available at this time.
    Each document herein listed has been checked against Chapman's Catalogue of Materials in the Archivo General de Indias, and the Chapman number noted in the description. The Catalogue has been annotated appropriately for record prints and transcripts. No attempt has been made within this Calendar to note where modern microfilm correlates to these copies. The use of the microfilm notebooks and this key together would make such a correlation possible.
    Documents copied from the archive may also appear in other transcript collections, catalogued separately. This arrangement was necessary because of the physical nature of the material (bound in volumes, etc.) Cross references to these collections appear in the beginnings of the sections of this Calendar. Other collections which include AGI material are BANC MSS Z-E 3, Z-E 9, Z-E 10, and Z-E 13. A key is available for each.
    The arrangement of ramos follows that of the AGI. In addition, within the ramo, documents are identified with legajo number and/or date to provide a citation to the original source.
    Documents, unless otherwise marked, are transcripts.

    Processing Information

    Bancroft Library staff.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Topics dealt with emphasize Spanish exploration and settlement on the frontiers north from Mexico City, including the Provincias Internas, the Californias, New Mexico, and Texas; and maritime explorations and foreign intrusions into Spain's Pacific waters. (Documents are transcripts and/or record prints.)
    The arrangement generally follows that of the Archivo General de Indias, with the addition of the Dunn and Scholes transcriptions. Documents are organized in the following sequence:
    • Audiencia de Filipinas
    • Audiencia de Guadalajara
    • Audiencia de Lima
    • Audiencia de México
    • Dunn Transcripts
    • Audiencia de Quito
    • Audiencia de Santa Fe
    • Audiencia de Santo Domingo
    • Casa de Contratación
    • Contaduria
    • Escribania de Camara
    • Indiferente General
    • Justicia
    • Ministerio de Ultramar
    • Papeles de Cuba
    • Papeles de Estado
    • Patronato
    • Scholes Transcripts