Papers probably collected by the family of Pablo Macedo, Mexican lawyer and professor of political economy, mostly relating
to his father Mariano's claim to the Hacienda de Nuestra Senora de las Rosarios (a.k.a. "Los Reyes"). The materials, written
in Spanish, include colonial documents, called "mercedes," relating to land tenure in the Itzmiquilpa region of Mexico, dated
from the seventeeth century and signed by Spanish viceroys. Also included are inspection reports from Mexican mines, dating
from the late 18th and early 19th centuries; two papal bulls, dated 1711 and 1806; a handwritten supplement to a manual of
Mexican agriculture, 1869; and an autograph letter signed by Pablo Macedo, 1908.
Pablo Macedo was born in Mexico City on February 1, 1851. His father may have been Mariano Macedo (d. 1869), a minister in
the government of General Mariano Arista. A disciple of Gabino Barreda (1818-1881), Pablo Macedo became a lawyer and served
as a professor of political economy at the Escuela de Leyes (School of Law). He was the author of "La evolucion mercantil,"
"Communicaciones y obras publicas," and "Tres monografias que dan idea de una parte de la evolucion economica de Mexico" (Mexico:
J. Bollesca, 1905). He died in Spain on December 25, 1918.
0.40 linear feet
(1 archives box)
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