Finding Aid to the Documentos relativos a las misiones del Nuevo Mexico, 1605-1720

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Finding Aid to the Documentos relativos a las misiones del Nuevo Mexico, 1605-1720

Collection number: BANC MSS M-A 4:1

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Documentos relativos a las misiones del Nuevo Mexico,
Date (inclusive): 1605-1720
Collection Number: BANC MSS M-A 4:1
Extent: Number of containers: 7 boxes
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Documentos relativos a las misiones del Nuevo Mexico, BANC MSS M-A 4:1, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

The prints in this collection are arranged into six legajos and relate chiefly to the missions of New Mexico in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. They were copied by the Library of Congress for Professor France V. Scholes. He arranged and listed these documents in the Biblioteca in 1927. He outlined his work and listed the manuscripts in an article written in 1928 for the New Mexico Historical Review (Vol. 3:3, pp. 301-311, "Manuscripts for the History of New Mexico in the National Library in Mexico City.")* [*The Bancroft Library has copies only of Legajos 1-6.] The titles which are used in this Calendar are copied from Prof. Scholes article, except for two which were not given in the article.
Folder numbers should be used in requesting these documents, as well as the archival citations.
Note: Annotated in Ignacio del Río's Guía del Archivo Franciscano for some docs. in Legajo 1. Very difficult to correlate Río's and Scholes' descriptions. VCF 11/25/80

Key to Arrangement

 

Legajo 1. 1605-1681. Archivo Franciscano (4 folders)

Box 1, folder Folder 1

Document 1. List of documents for the history of New Mexico. Documents which were in some ecclesiastical archive, probably in that of the Province of Santo Evangelio. 14 ff.

folder Folder 1

Document 3. 1605. Petition of Padre Escobar. 3 ff. [19/399.1 - f.1-2]

folder Folder 1

Document 4. 1625. Real cedula in favor of Andres Carrasquilla, secretary of Don Juan f. de Oñate. 3 ff. [30/604.1 - f.1-2v]

folder Folder 1

Document 5. 1631. Letter of Padre Benavides to the religious of the custodia. 4 ff. [19/402.1 - f.1-3]

folder Folder 1

Document 7. 1636. Autos concerning quick-silver found in the house of Francisco Gomez de Torres, citizen of New Mexico. 22 ff. [19/404.1 - f. cl3 1-21]

folder Folder 1

Document 9. 1631. Copy of the asiento made by the oficiales reales with P. Fr. Tomás Manso concerning the service of supply for the New Mexican missions. 9 ff. [19/403.1 - f.1-8]

folder Folder 1

Document 10. 1646. Memorial concerning certain pueblos which were discovered in New Mexico (Ypoltapiguas). 2 ff. [19/406.1 - f.1-2]

folder Folder 1

Document 10A. 1656. Testimonio of decrees of the Superior Government concerning the increase in the number of religious for the conversions of New Mexico. 5 ff. [19/408.1 - f.1-5]

folder Folder 1

Document 11. 1657. Copy of the asiento which was made by the oficiales reales with P. Fr. Juan Ramirez. 10 ff. [19/409.1 - f.1-10]

folder Folder 1

Document 12. A copy of #11. 5 ff. [f.11-14]

folder Folder 1

Document 13. 1660. Real cedula concerning Padre Ramirez. Procurator of New Mexico. 5 ff. [19/410.1 - f.1-5]

folder Folder 1

Document 14. 1664. Incomplete statement of the cost of administration of the service supply for the New Mexican missions. 2 ff. [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 15. 1661. Petition of the religious concerning the service of supply. 2 ff. [19/412.1 - f.1-2]

folder Folder 1

Document 16. 1661. Memorial of Fray Zapata concerning the administration of the service of supply. 2 ff. [19/412.2 - f.3-4v]

folder Folder 1

Document 17. 1668. Documents concerning the service of supply. 2 ff. [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 18. 1663. Provisions and decrees of the Superior Government concerning the service of supply. 13 ff. [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 19. 1635-1661. Documents concerning the personal services of the Indians at the missions. 3 ff. [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 20. 1664. Document concerning the service of supply. 3 ff. [19/412.3? - f.5-17v.]

folder Folder 1

Document 21. 1665. Barron of a letter written to the Custodio of New Mexico. 2 ff. [19/413.1 - f.1-2v?]

folder Folder 1

Document 22. 1665. Representation by comisario General Fray Hernando de la Rua to the Viceroy. Controversy with the Bishop of Guadiana (Durango). 3 ff.

folder Folder 1

Document 23. 1665. Letter to Padre Garnica. 2 ff. [19/414.1 - f.1-2]

folder Folder 1

Document 24. 1666. Certification by the contador of the Real Hacienda concerning the accounts of Fray Juan Ramirez. 1 f. [19/414.2 - f.3-3v]

folder Folder 1

Document 25. Memorial concerning the service of supply (undated) 2 ff. [19/416.1 - f.1-2]

folder Folder 1

Document 26. 1668. Memorial presented by Comisario General Fray Hernando de la Rua against the Bishop of Guadiana (Durango) in defense of the authority of the custodia of New Mexico. 6 ff. [11/185.1 - f.1-4, 5-7v]

folder Folder 1

Document 27. 1668. Informe of the oficiales reales concerning the service of supply. f.3-4. 2 ff. [19/416.2]

folder Folder 1

Document 28. Order of the Viceroy concerning the missions of Casa Grandes. 10 ff. [11/186.1 - f.1-9]

folder Folder 1

Document 29. 1668. Expediente in which Governor Villanueva asks aid from the Padre Custodio against the Apaches. 5 ff. [19/418.1 f.1-5v]

folder Folder 1

Document 30. 1668. Testimonio concerning the dedication of the church at the mission of Guadalupe del Paso. 3 ff. [19/417.1 - f.1-3v]

folder Folder 1

Document 31. Copy of #30. 2 ff. [f.4-5]

folder Folder 1

Document 32. 1669. Letters of Governor Medrano concerning attacks by the Apaches. 6 ff. [19/420.1 f.1-2, 19/420.2 f.3-4, 19/420.3 f.5-5v]

folder Folder 1

Document 34. 1672. Memoria of the furnishings in the New Mexican churches and of the annual cost of the missions. 17 ff. [19/422.1-19/423.1]

folder Folder 1

Document 35. 1673. Patents of Padre Comisario Treviño concerning missionaries for New Mexico. 2 ff. [19/425.1 - f.1-2]

folder Folder 1

Document 36. 1674. Decision of the Real Audiencia concerning the service of supply and a cedula confirming it. 2 ff. [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 37. [1675. Determinacion de la Real Audiencia azerca de los Carros del Nuebo Mexico y zedula de su Magd. q. la confirma. 2 ff.] [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 38. Real cedula prohibiting the sending of religious without the license of the Viceroy and Audiencia. 2 ff. [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 39. 1673. Real cedula prohibiting the sending of religious without the license of the Viceroy and Audiencia. [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 40. 1680. Letters concerning the uprising of the Indians of New Mexico. 6 ff. [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 42. 1680. Expediente concerning the actions of Padre Ayeta in El Paso. 1 f. [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 43. 1680. Letters of Padre Ayeta, Padre Alvarez, and Governor Otermín, in which they give an account of the uprising. 7 ff. (Copy is in the Archivo General [de la Nación], Historia, T. 25) [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 44. 1680. Letter of Padre Ayeta to the Comisario General in which he gives an account of what occurred in El Paso. 4 ff. (Copy is in the Archivo General [de la Nación], Historia, T. 25) [20/432.2 - f.2-2v]

folder Folder 1

Document 45. 1681. Letter of the Lieutenant-General to Padre Ayeta in which he gives an account of the affairs of the province. 3 ff. [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 46. 1681. Memorial of Padre Ayeta to the viceroy asking for aid for New Mexico. 5 ff. [20/435.1 - f.1-5]

folder Folder 1

Document 50. 1676. Autos concerning aid for New Mexico. 4 ff. (Another copy is in the Archivo General [de la Nación], Historia, T. 25) [?]

folder Folder 1

Document 51. 1672. Real cedula concerning Indians, tribute, and encomiendas. Printed. 4 pp. [?]

 

Legajo 2. 1681-1686. (7 folders)

folder Folder 2

Document 1. 1681. Testimony remitted by Governor Otermin to the viceroy. 190 ff. (This expediente is a copy, but I was not able to find the original. It covers the months of Sept.-Nov., 1681, or the period immediately preceding that covered by #48 in the first legajo. Muster rolls make up a considerable portion of the expediente.)

Box 2, folder Folder 2

Document 2. 1681. Title of vice-cura and vicario eclesiastico conferred on Padre Ayeta by the Bishop of Guadiana (Durango). 7 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 3. 1681. Copy of an order of the Bishop of Guadiana (Durango). 4 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 4. 1681. Ibid. 2 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 5. 1682. Letters of the cabildo of New Mexico to the viceroy. 15 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 6. 1682. Copy of a libransa for Governor Otermín from Padre Ayeta. 3 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 7. 1682. Despatches and decisions concerning affairs of the province following the uprising. 7 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 8. 1682. Copy of a patente of Padre Ayeta. 2 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 9. 1683. Document concerning the service of supply. 2 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 10. 1683. Testimony of Governor Otermín concerning Fray Francisco de Vargas. 2 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 11. 1683. Copy of a declaration made by a Jumana Indian. 4 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 12. 1683. Documents concerning Indian affairs. (Copy of the original which is in the Archivo General [de la Nación], Provincias Internas, T. 35, Exp. 2.) 18 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 13. 1683. Documents concerning emigration from El Paso. 50 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 14. 1685. Testimony concerning services of the religious of New Mexico. 2 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 15. 1685. Letter of Fray Juan de Luzurriaga. 1 f.

folder Folder 2

Document 16. 1685. Letter of the cabildo. 1 f.

folder Folder 2

Document 17. 1685. Letter of the Padre Custodio. 2 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 18. 1685. Papers concerning "good government." 8 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 19. 1686. Letter of the cabildo. 1 f.

folder Folder 2

Document 20. 1686. Certification by Governor Cruzate. 1 f.

folder Folder 2

Document 21. 1686. Informe of Padre Posadas concerning New Mexico. 12 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 22. 1686. Ibid. 13 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 23. 1686. Ibid. 12 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 24. 1686. Ibid. 24 ff.

folder Folder 2

Document 25. 1686. Memorial of Padre Posadas. Incomplete. 2 ff.

 

Legajo 3. 1686-1692? (5 folders)

folder Folder 3

Document 1. Various document concerning New Mexico. 53 ff. (Contaings a MS copy of the letter of Escalante concerning the Pueblo revolt and an incomplete relation which seems to be the continuation of Escalante's letter. Cf. the Doc. para la Hist. de Mex., 3rd series. The National Library does not posses a copy of the third series, so that it was impossible to compare it with the MS.)

folder Folder 3

Document 1A. The continuation of the incomplete relation that is in #1. 64 ff.

folder Folder 3

Document 2. 1688. Copy of an appointment granted to Capt. Cristóval Tapía by Governor Reneros de Posada. 1 f.

folder Folder 3

Document 3. 1688. Copy of an appointment as cura-mayor, vicario, and juez Guadiana (Durango). 2 ff.

folder Folder 3

Document 5. 1689. Various autos concerning the affairs of New Mexico. 130 ff.

folder Folder 3

Document 6. 1690's. Papers pertaining to New Mexico. 20 ff.

 

Legajo 4. 1692-1699 (8 folders)

folder Folder 4

Document 1. 1692. Posesión in favor of the cusodia granted by Governor de Vargas. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 1A. Certification by Governor de Vargas. 1 f.

folder Folder 4

Document 2. 1692. Posesión granted to Fray Francisco Corbera. 3 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 3. 1692. Petition of Fray Juan Muñoz de Castro. 5 ff.

Box 3, folder Folder 4

Document 4. 1692. Document of Governor Vargas concerning the jurisdiction of the religious. 10 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 5. 1693. Testimonio of the autos de guerra concerning campaigns in New Mexico. 143 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 6. 1694. Noticias ciertas by the religious who assist in the Indian pueblos of New Mexico. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 7. 1694. Parecer of the religious of the province. 1 f.

folder Folder 4

Document 8. 1694. Letter of Fray Francisco de Vargas. 1 f.

folder Folder 4

Document 9. 1694. Noticia cierta of what occurred in the entrada to New Mexico. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 10. 1695. Letter of Padre Corbera. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 11. 1695. Certification concerning P. Fr. Diego Sainos. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 12. 1695. Letter of Padre Arbisu. 1 f.

folder Folder 4

Document 13. 1696-1698. Documents concerning the death of missionaries. 10 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 15. 1696. Traslado of documents remitted by P. Fr. Francisco de Vargas, Custodia of New Mexico. 46 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 16. 1696. Copy of a letter written by P. Fr. Francisco de Vargas. 2 ff.

Box 4, folder Folder 4

Document 17. 1696. Letter of Fray Joseph Arbuisu. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 18. 1696. Letter of P. Fr. Francisco de Vargas. 5 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 19. 1696. Miscellaneous documents concerning New Mexico. 3 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 20. Letter of P. Fr. Francisco de Vargas. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 21. 1696. Copy of letter of P. Fr. Francisco de Vargas. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 22. 1696. Certification by Fray Diego Salazar. 1 f.

folder Folder 4

Document 23. 1696. Letter of P. Fr. Francisco de Vargas. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 24. 1696. Diligencias of the Custodio of New Mexico to prevent the revolt of the year 1696. 62 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 26. Letter of Joseph Samiento Valladares. 1 f.

folder Folder 4

Document 27. 1698. Certification by Governor Cubero. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 28. 1699. Petition of some of the religious of New Mexico. 2 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 29. 1699. Information given by seven witnesses concerning the causes of the revolt of 1680. 20 ff.

folder Folder 4

Document 30. 1699. Documents relative to New Mexico and instructions of the missionaries. 186 ff.

 

Legajo 5. 1700-1706. (9 folders)

folder Folder 5

Document 1. 1700. Autos concerning the appointment of Capt. Don Antonio de Valverde Cosio as commander of the presidio of El Paso. 148 ff.

Box 5, folder Folder 5

Document 2. 1700. Letter of Fray Buenaventura de Contreras. 1 f.

folder Folder 5

Document 3. 1703. Letter of the cabildo to Padre Arguello. 2 ff.

folder Folder 5

Document 4. 1703. Letter of Padre Arguello. 1 f.

folder Folder 5

Document 5. Documents concerning the authority of the religious. 38 ff.

folder Folder 5

Document 6. 1705. Testimonio of representations made by Governor Francisco Cuerbo y Valdez to the Viceroy. 118 ff.

folder Folder 5

Document 6A. 1704. Testimonio concerning the foundation of the mission of San Juan. 4 ff.

folder Folder 5

Document 7. 1705. General muster of the citizens of New Mexico. 12 ff.

folder Folder 5

Document 8. 1705. Miscellaneous documents concerning New Mexico. (Copy of the original which is in the Archivo General [de la Nación], Provincias Internas, T. 37.) 90 ff.

folder Folder 5

Document 10. 1705-1707. Various autos concerning New Mexico. 20 ff.

 

Legajo 6. 1708-1719. (13 folders)

folder Folder 6

Document 1. 1708. Certification from New Mexico concerning the celebration of the accession of Philip V. 1 f.

folder Folder 6

Document 3. 1709-1717. Disagreements between the Governor and the Custodio. 62 ff.

Box 6, folder Folder 6

Document 4. 1711. Various diligencias. 108 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 5. 1711. Document concerning the service of supply. 15 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 6. 1711. Autos remitted by the Governor, Marqués de la Peñuela, concerning Indian affairs. 20 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 7. 1711. Miscellaneous documents concerning the Indians. 80 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 8. 1711-1712. Petition of the Governor to the Custodio, and the latter's reply. 19 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 9. 1712. Letter of the religious. 2 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 10. 1712. Letters of Governor Flores Mogollón. 1 f.

folder Folder 6

Document 11. 1712. Autos concerning Indian affairs in El Paso. 56 ff.

Box 7, folder Folder 6

Document 12. 1713. Copy of a representation made by the discretorio of New Mexico to the Real Acuerdo. 1 f.

folder Folder 6

Document 13. 1713. Letter to the Viceroy concerning an entrada to the Moquis. 1 f.

folder Folder 6

Document 14. 1713. Miscellaneous documents concerning New Mexico. 14 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 15. 1714. Letter from Parral to the Comisario General. 1 f.

folder Folder 6

Document 16. 1714. Autos concerning Indian affairs. 52 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 17. 1715. Letter of Fray Carlos Delgado. 1 f.

folder Folder 6

Document 18. 1715. Letter of Joseph de B_______. 2 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 18A. 1715. Letter of Fray Carlos Delgado. 1 f.

folder Folder 6

Document 19. 1715. Various documents concerning the Indians. 20 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 20. 1718. Certification by Governor Valverde. 1 f.

folder Folder 6

Document 21. 1715. Letters of the religious. 3 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 22. 1718. Letters of the religious. 4 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 23. 1719. Autos resulting from the consultation of the Governors of New Mexico and "Parral" concerning the intrusion of the French. 92 ff.

folder Folder 6

Document 24. [1720?] La Cedula y Carta posterior se le entrego al Pe. Fr. Diego de Rosas. 13 ff.