Finding Aid for the Notarial contracts from colonial Puebla de los Angeles (New Spain/Mexico, ca. 1580), 1582-1584

Processed by Pablo Sierra, with assistance from Kelley Bachli, Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), February 2008; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Notarial contracts from colonial Puebla de los Angeles (New Spain/Mexico, ca. 1580)
Date (inclusive): 1582-1584
Collection number: 170/383
Creator: Molina, Melchor de.
Extent: 2 leaves: paper; 320 mm x 215 mm
Abstract: Three notarial documents from the end of the sixteenth century in the city of Puebla document the system through which financial transactions and powers of attorney were formalized through the use of a public scribe in early colonial Mexico.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Processing Note

Processed by Pablo Sierra, with assistance from Kelley Bachli, Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), February 2008.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Notarial contracts from colonial Puebla de los Angeles (New Spain/Mexico, ca. 1580) (Collection 170/383). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230403 

Biography/History

Annotated by Melchor de Molina and Toriobio de Ma. Villa in Puebla de los Angeles, New Spain, in 1582 and 1584 respectively. Melchor de Molina also appears as the scribe for Leonardo Ruiz de la Peña's testament in the Archivo del Convento de la Concepción in Puebla (ACCP, Libro de Profesiones, f. 2, 1586/07/17).

Scope and Content

These three notarial documents from the end of the sixteenth century in the city of Puebla de los Angeles document the system through which quotidian transactions were formalized through the use of a public scribe in early colonial Mexico. As three separate notarial contracts, there do not appear to be any linkages.
Text in Spanish.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts.

Related Material

Bound Manuscripts Collection (Collection 170)  . Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

Container List

 

ff. 877r Agustin Hernandez agrees to pay Diego Aras 102 pesos by the end of November 1582. Maria [Rojas], Diego Rodriguez, Juan [Dominguez] and Tomas [Sanchez] served as witnesses. Documented by Melchor de Molina, public scribe. 1582/08/16

 

ff. 877v Andres [Gonzales/Gomez?] agrees to pay Pedro de Baeza and Alonso Brabo in 32 pesos 6.5 tomines of common gold for 20 "fanegas" of corn. Alonso Perez and and Alonso Rubilla Seles de Angulo served as witnesses. Documented by Melchor de Molina, public scribe. 1582/08/18

 

ff. 882 Melchor de los Reyes awards power of attorney to Hernan Perez, prosecutor of the city. Juan de [Ribero?], Juana Congo and Alonso de Vega, neighbors of this city [Puebla] served as witnesses. Documented by Toribio de Ma. Villa, public scribe. 1584/01/26