Title:Documents relating to the colonization of Texas, 1729-1730
Autos relativos a las población de Tejas por emigrantes de las Islas Canarias
Two files of documents, copies and originals, relating to a royal decree of February 14, 1729, which provided for settlement
of certain localities in the province of Texas by 400 families from the Canary Islands. This was in accordance with the recommendations
of the Marqués de San Miguel de Aguayo, former governor of Coahuila and Texas, who advocated mixed colonization by Canary
Islanders and Tlaxcalan natives, in view of threatened French encroachment and the potential value of the territory.
Subject:San Miguel de Aguayo, Marqués de
French -- Texas
Texas -- History
Also available on microfilm.
Temporary finding aid available.
4 folders (210) p.
partial microfilm reel (31 exposures) : negative (Rich. 486:12) and positive.
BANC MSS M-M 1857
BANC MSS M-M 1849, 1851, 1853-1858 FILM