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Pablo Macedo Collection of Mexican Notorial, Mining and Colonial Documents
MSS 0035  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Processing History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Historical Background
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Pablo Macedo Collection of Mexican Notorial, Mining and Colonial Documents
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0035
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Languages: Spanish; Castilian
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)
    Date (inclusive): 1600 - 1908
    Languages: Documents are in Spanish.
    Abstract: The collection contains 17th century Mexican colonial documents relating to land tenure in the Itzmiquilpa region of Mexico; inspection reports from Mexican mines dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries; two papal documents, dated ca. 1806 and 1811; a handwritten supplement to a manual of Mexican agriculture, dated 1869; and an autograph letter signed by Pablo Macedo in 1908. The materials are written in Spanish. They relate largely to Mexican legal matters and mining interests, although other subjects are represented.
    Creator: Macedo, Pablo

    Processing History

    9 documents from this collection have item-level catalog records and can be found by searching the call number "MSS 35" in Roger.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains 17th century Mexican colonial documents relating to land tenure in the Itzmiquilpa region of Mexico; inspection reports from Mexican mines dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries; two papal documents, dated ca. 1806 and 1811; a handwritten supplement to a manual of Mexican agriculture, dated 1869; and an autograph letter signed by Pablo Macedo in 1908. The materials are written in Spanish. They relate largely to Mexican legal matters and mining interests, although other subjects are represented.
    The first item in the colllection is a letter from Pablo Macedo, dated January 29, 1908, which discusses some of the materials in the collection. According to Macedo, some of the papers concern the Hacienda of Nuestra Senora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary), otherwise known as "Los Reyes" (the Kings), the estate of Macedo's father. According to this letter, the estate was taken from the elder Macedo by Governor Joaquin Martinez in 1867 "by evil means." It is likely that the Macedo family collected these documents in an effort to prove Mariano Macedo's title to the property.

    Historical Background

    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.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    Pablo Macedo Collection of Mexican notorial, mining and colonial documents, MSS 0035. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Based on a letter in the collection from Pablo Macedo, it may be assumed that the materials originally belonged to the Macedo family, though the date and circumstances of their transfer to UC San Diego is unknown. The materials were originally enclosed in a rustic leather portfolio and found in the vault of the Mandeville Special Collections Library in 1986. It is possible the papers were included in one of the many book collections acquired by the Library prior to 1986.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Macedo, Mariano -- Archives
    Macedo, Pablo -- Archives
    Haciendas -- Mexico
    Land tenure -- Mexico
    Mines and mineral resources--Mexico