BANCROFT LIBRARY PUBLICATIONS BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SERIES
Manuscripts Relating Chiefly to Mexico and Central America
Mexican and Central American Manuscripts
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ABAD, DIEGO JOSE, 1727-1779
Tractatus vnicus de logicis institutionibus, vulgo summulis.
[Mexico City] 1754.
84 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 130]
A summary treatise in Latin on the principles of logic, prepared by the Jesuit, Abad, for his students at the College of San Pedro y San Pablo; composed of a preface and three disputations, with preliminary page explaining the composition of the treatise.
ABBOTT, EMMA, 1850-1891
Letter of Recommendation. Kansas City. December 13, 1885.
1 p. L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:29]
Recommending Tillie Ogran, the bearer, as seamstress.
ABERDEEN, GEORGE HAMILTON GORDON, 4TH EARL OF, 1784-1860
Letter to Charles Bankhead. London. December 31, 1845 [i.e., 1844]
18 p. (Photocopy) 28 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:5]
Letter from the Foreign Secretary to the British minister in Mexico in regard to relations with Mexico and the United States, with special reference to Texas.
Register of Burials. 1632-1734.
122 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 430]
Burial register for the parish of Acatlán, in present-day Hidalgo, written in Náhuatl and Spanish. Includes a note on the inspection by Archbishop Francisco Manso y Zúñiga in 1633.
Registers of Marriages and Baptisms. 1567-1621.
192 p. 30-31 cm. HHB [M-M 429]
Baptismal and marriage records kept in Acatlán and vicinity. Includes an introductory statement for the first marriage register, 1529, signed by Fray Tomás de Santa Caterina, and a 1588 count of marriages signed by Ignacio de Barrientos. Entries prior to 1595 are written primarily in Náhuatl, with later entries in Spanish.
ACCOUNT OF TENTHS RECEIVED BY THE LORD ADMIRAL. 1587-1598
122 exp. (On film) [Z-G 19]
Microfilm of Harleian Manuscript 598 in the British Museum.
ACIOPARI, JOSÉ QUERIÉN
Ratos desgraciados y conversación confidencial de un licenciado Europeo con un oficinista Americano. . . . Memorias de la Real Sociedad Económica de la Habana. Num. 16. Distribuido en 31 de abril de 1818. 1818-1819.
146 p. Ms. and printed. 19 cm. HHB [M-M 257]
The manuscript portion of this volume is a fictitious dialogue, Mexico City,
― 4 ―Indies, which had been read by Claudio Martínez de Pinillos before the Real Sociedad Económica de la Habana, and subsequently published in the "Memorias" of that society. Outlines unfavorably the career of Valiente, with stress upon his persecution of the Cuban official, José Enrique Aparicio, and upon the latter's claim to damages.
Appended is a printed copy of the "Memorias," Havana, April 31 [sic], 1818, which contains, in addition to the eulogy of Valiente, the texts of royal decrees and related documents concerning racial and other problems in Cuba and Florida.
ADAMS, CHARLES FRANCIS, 1835-1915
Letter to C. W. Woolley. Quincy, Massachusetts. May 12, 1891.
2 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:44]
Describing his caution about political aspirations.
ADAMS, HENRY CARTER, 1851-1921
Letters to Richmond Mayo-Smith. Ann Arbor, Michigan and Washington, D.C. 1887-1890.
10 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 153]
Concerning publications and teaching activities.
Notes on a Sojourn in the River Plate region, South America. ca. 1888?
59 p. A.D. 34 cm. [Z-D 131]
Description of life and customs in Uruguay and Argentina in the 1860's. With partial draft of lecture on tour of France and Switzerland.
AFECTOS DE UN MORIBUNDO ARREPENTIDO. [N. p., n. d. 18th cent.?]
38 p. 16 cm. HHB [M-M 5]
Religious verses, in the form of quintillas, purportedly written by a repentant sinner on the verge of death.
ÁGREDA, DIEGO DE
Representación al Rey en defensa de Miguel José de Azanza. Mexico City. May 20, 1801.
69 p. 30 cm. Contemporary copy. HHB [M-M 6]
Statement in defense of Azanza's record as viceroy of New Spain, submitted by his representative, Ágreda, to King Charles IV. Praises Azanza's administration and appeals from the formal investigation by his successor, Félix Berenguer de Marquina.
AGUADO, PEDRO DE
Recopilación historial resolutoria de Sancta Marta y nuevo Reyno de Granada en las Yndias . . . Primera Parte. [Nueva Granada, ca. 1568?]
978 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 450]
A copy of the opening portion of the history written by Aguado, first Franciscan Provincial of Santa Fé de Bogotá and a participant in Jiménez de Quesada's entry into Nueva Granada. It covers Spanish exploration, conquest, and colonization of that region from the establishment of Santa Marta at the
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Part I of Aguado's history was first printed in Bogotá in 1906, as Vol. 5 of the "Biblioteca de Historia Nacional;" Part II was published in Caracas, 1913-1915, by the Venezuelan Academia Nacional de la Historia.
AGUILETA LADRÓN DE GUEVARA, JUAN DE
Residencia of Jerónimo de Vega y Salazar and his Assistants. San José del Parral, Nueva Vizcaya. May 5-June 6, 1654.
51 p. D.S. 32 cm. [M-M 1773]
File on the residencia carried out by Aguileta as alcalde mayor and judicial official of San José del Parral, in regard to the services of Vega, former justicia mayor and captain of that mining settlement, and of Vega's assistants. Initiated by order of Enrique Dávila y Pacheco, Governor of Nueva Vizcaya. Contains orders, notifications, a questionnaire for witnesses, testimony, specific charges against Antonio de Alvarado y Salcedo as chief constable and jail warden, Alvarado's refutation thereof, decisions exonerating Vega, Alvarado, and their colleagues from all charges, and related documents.
AHUMADA, JUAN ANTONIO DE
Representación politico legal que hase à N.ro S.or Soberano D.n Phelipe Quinto . . . para que se sirva declarar, no tienen los Españoles Indianos obice para obtener los empleos, politicos, y militares de la America. . . . [Mexico City. ca. 1725]
158 p. D.S. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 155]
Petition addressed to Philip V by Ahumada, attorney of the Real Audiencia in Mexico City, concerning a report that American-born Spaniards are to be barred from public office in the Indies. Sets forth legal and other arguments to show that, on the contrary, political and ecclesiastical posts in the Indies should be reserved exclusively for American Spaniards.
This petition was first printed in Madrid in 1725; reprinted in Mexico City in 1820.
70 folders. L.S., and A.L.S. 21-31 cm. [70/16M]
Letters received by Alatorre, one of Juárez's generals, from Miguel Auza, Santos Degollado, Manuel Doblado, Mariano Escobedo, Gabriel García, Luis García, Jesús González Ortega, Benito Juárez, and Ignacio Zaragoza, relating to Mexican internal struggles and resistance against the French.
ALBIÇURI (ALBIEURI), JUAN DE
Historia de las Missiones Apostolicas, q. los clerigos regulares de la Comp.a de Jesus an echo en las Indias Occidentales del Reyno de la Nueva Vizcaya. Vamupa, Mexico. 1633.
369 p. D.S. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 7]
Review of Sinaloan history, followed by an account of the Jesuit missions in that province and in Michoacán; life and martyrdom of Gonzalo de Tapia.
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ALBIZ, JUAN MANUEL COMYN, CONDE DE
Memorandum de mi excursion a Macharaviaya (Málaga). April 21, 1926.
9 p. Typescript and L.S. 27-32 cm. [Z-Z 102]
Account of a visit to the birthplace of José de Gálvez, with an excerpt from Pascual Madoz's Diccionario . . . de España . . . (Madrid, 1847) and a covering letter to H. I. Priestley, September 5, 1927.
ALCALÁ, FRANCISCO XAVIER DE
Descripción en bosquexo de . . . la Pvebla de Los Angeles; [y] . . . el Obispado de. . . . [Puebla, Mexico. 1715 or 1716]
465 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 8]
In two parts: 1) review, prose interspersed with verse, of the town of Puebla, its history, inhabitants, and natural features, with other information; 2) description of the diocese of Puebla, some events as late as 1765. Two watercolor pictorial maps of the town and diocese of Puebla.
ALCÁNTARA PÉREZ, PEDRO
Silabario del idioma otomí. . . . [Mexico. 19th century]
18 p. Ms. and printed. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 472]
A guide to pronunciation and spelling of the Otomí language by syllables, prepared by a former professor of the National University of Mexico.
ALCEDO Y BEXARANO, ANTONIO DE, 1736-1812, comp.
Biblioteca americana; catálogo de los autores que han escrito de la América en diferentes idiomas y noticias de su vida y patria, años en que vivieron y obras que escribieron. . . . Manuscrito inédito. Mexico. 1807.
2 vols. 1403 p. Ms. with printed title page. 35 cm. HHB [M-M 509]
ALDRICH, T[HOMAS] B[AILEY], 1836-1907
Letter to Mr. Osgood. Ponkapog, Massachusetts. May 25, 1880.
2 p. A.L.S. 21 cm. [Z-Z 100:64]
ALESSANDRI RODRÍGUEZ, ARTURO, 1895-
Letter to Monroe E. Deutsch. Santiago, Chile. March 24, 1941.
2 p. L.S. 27 cm. [Z-Z 100:1]
Concerning visit of Professor Herbert M. Evans to Chile.
ALVARADO, PEDRO DE, 1485-1541
Cartas Varias. January 18, 1534-April 29, 1541.
42 p. (copies) 33 cm. HHB [M-M 317]
Six letters of Alvarado: two to the King of Spain, Puerto de la Posesión, Nicaragua, January 18, 1534, and Guatemala City, May 12, 1535; one to Governor Barrionuevo of Tierra Firme, Puerto Viejo, Peru, March 10, 1534; one to the Council of the Indies, Guatemala City, November 20, 1535, on his Pacific exploratory activities, the sale of a portion of his fleet to Diego de
― 7 ―Almagro, etc.; a record, Santiago de Quito, Ecuador, August 26, 1534, of the above-mentioned sale to Almagro; and the instructions, Mexico City, April 29, 1541, issued by Alvarado, jointly with Viceroy Mendoza of New Spain, to guide Gonzalo Dovalle in a voyage of exploration.
ALZATE Y RAMÍREZ, JOSÉ ANTONIO
Memoria sobre la Naturaleza, Cultivo, y Beneficio de la Grana. Mexico. 1771.
284 p. D.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 9]
Prepared by order of Viceroy Bucareli. Describes the appearance, life cycle, food habits, varieties, and uses of the cochineal; also production problems, methods of extracting the dye, and its regulation in commerce. Two appendices. Ten colored drawings of the cochineal insect.
AMADEUS, BEATUS, 1420-1482 [?]
Beati Amadei Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Apocalypsis Nova Sensum Habens Apertum et Reseratum per Archangelum Gabrielem. [N. p., n. d.]
270 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 10]
Account of the revelations allegedly made by the Archangel Gabriel to Amadeo of Portugal, João da Silva e Menezes; eight "Ecstasies" and fifteen "Sermons," with some appended material. Includes a "Revelation to Saint Bridget," a biographical note on the supposed author, certifications of examination and approval by the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal, and statements of a copyist, Fray Miguel de los Sanctos.
ANDAGOYA, PASCUAL DE, 1495-1548
Carta que escrivió . . . al Rey . . . en contestacion de las 2 Cedulas R.s expedidas en Toledo con fecha de 20 de febrero del mismo año al Governador de Tierra firme. . . . February 20-October 22, 1534.
3 items. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 309]
Andagoya's letter dealt with the administration of Tierra Firme, notably a proposal for changing the site of Panama City. The two cedulas, dated February 20, 1534, commanded that steps be taken to make the Chagres River navigable, to erect structures necessary for a commercial port in Panama City, and that investigations be made concerning the feasibility of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
ANDERSON, ALBIN I
Account of Lingayen Gulf Operations. January, 1945.
5 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-P 121]
ANDERSON, ROBERT MARSHALL, 1862-1939
Letter to Charles A. Gauld. Circleville, Ohio. December 29, 1936.
6 p. L.S. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:6]
Tells of conditions in northern Mexico during the writer's stay there, 1906-1907, and quotes from Gauld's grandfather's notes on Mexico in 1865-1866.
Letterhead of the Rio Grande, Sierra Madre and Pacific Railway.
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ANDERSON, THOMAS McARTHUR, 1836-1917
Correspondence and Papers. 1864-1900.
43 folders. L.S. and D.S. 17-33 cm. [Z-P 109]
The collection includes records of Anderson's military service during the Civil War but primarily concerns his activities during the Spanish-American War in the Philippines where, as Brigadier and Major General, he commanded the U.S. Volunteers.
ANDONAEGUI, FRANK, 1850-
Dictation. [Ensenada, Mexico? N.d.]
2 p. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 368]
Statement dictated by Andonaegui, first United States consul at Ensenada. Contains data concerning his career, the development of Ensenada, and the operations of the International Company of Mexico.
ANIÑÓN, FELIPE, DE
Discurso de Felipe de Aniñón, sobre las utilidades y ventajas que resultarian de mudarse la Navegacion de Nombre de Dios y Panamá al Puerto de Cavallos y Fonseca. [Honduras? 1565?]
6 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 303]
Sets forth the advantages to be derived from substituting the ports of Caballos in Honduras and Fonseca in Guatemala as ports of entry in place of Nombre de Dios and Panama City.
ANTIGUA MADERERÍA DEL CABALLITO, S.A.
Accounts of. 1913-1914.
See Fernández del Castillo y de Mier, Manuel. [M-B 4]
ANTONIO DE LA ASCENSIÓN, FRAY, fl. 1600
Relacion de la jornada que hizo el general Sevastian Vizcayno al descubrimiento de las Californias el año de 1602.
127 exp. (On film) [M-M 1833]
Original manuscript in the Ayer Collection of the Newberry Library, Chicago.
APRESSA Y GANDRA, DOMINGO DE
Domingo de Apressa y Gandra contra Phelipe Pelaez por cantidad de dos mill y seiscientos y noventa y dos p.s de oro comun. . . . San José del Parral, Nueva Vizcaya. January 8, 1675-May 4, 1677.
60 p. D.S. 31-32 cm. [M-M 1775]
File on collection of debt by the merchant, Apressa, from Felipe Peláez and his wife, María Francisca, coheiress of Francisco de la Parada. Contains certified copies and originals of commitments signed by Peláez, court orders, petitions, and related documents.
ARANA, ANASTASIA DE VERGARA
Petition. Mexico City. September, 1794.
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Request for payment due her deceased husband. With annotations by Viceroy Miguel Branciforte and the treasurer, Paliza.
ARAUZ, CLEMENTE DE
Informe del Alcalde Mayor de Tegucigalpa . . . sobre el estado de los Sambosmosquitos y medio de esterminarlos. Guatemala City. October 31, 1735.
18 p. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 441]
Copy of a report from the former Alcalde Mayor of Tegucigalpa, probably addressed to Pedro Ribera y Villalón, Captain General of Guatemala, regarding the resources and depredations of the Sambos-Mosquitos, a mixed Indian-Negro tribe of Honduras and Nicaragua, and their allies. Includes a detailed plan for their extermination.
ARCE Y ECHEAGARAY, JOSÉ MARIANO DE
Instruccion sobre alcavalas. [Mexico City. 1794-1851]
185 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 12]
Collection of documents (copies) relating to excise and pulque taxes in New Spain; consists of correspondence of the tax official, Arce, with Viceroy Revilla Gigedo and Customs Director Juan Navarra, April 4-5, 1794; text of instructions for assessing and collecting these taxes, in 154 articles, with index; and various pertinent laws and orders.
ARÉVALO, ANTONIO DE
Descripción del Golfo e Istmo del Darién, con otras noticias interesantes. . . . Cartagena. March 31, 1761.
121 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 355]
Descriptive report on the Gulf and Isthmus of Darien, then a part of the Viceroyalty of Nueva Granada, the natives of the region, its history, and plans for constructing a fort on the East coast near the mouth of the Caimán River. Includes estimate of construction costs, and other papers on the proposed fort.
ARIAS, CONDE DE
Note. [N.p., n.d.]
1 p. 15 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:50]
Concerns a relación received by the Count.
ARIZA, ANDRÉS DE
Comentos de la Rica y Fertilissima Provincia de el Darién. Santa María la Antigua, Darién, Panama. 1774.
43 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 258A]
A report and covering letter of April 5, 1774, with related documents, addressed by the Governor of Darien to Viceroy Manuel Guirior of Nueva Granada and dealing with current conditions in the Province of Darien, the causes of its decline, and possible remedies.
With another copy (M-M 258B) in the handwriting of Alphonse Louis Pinart.
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ARNOLD, BENEDICT, 1741-1801
Order to the Inhabitants of Point Levi[s]. Point aux Trembles. November 28, 1775.
1 p. A.L.S. (Photocopy) 25 cm. [Z-Z 100:105]
Requesting that they prevent any provisions or fuel going to Quebec. From the Archives Provinciales, Musée de Quebec, Canada.
Letter to Manuel Miranda. Zacatecas. October 24, 1839.
4 p. L.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1700:89]
Transmitting an official government communication to the administrator of the powder factory in Zacatecas concerning operations of the factory.
ARRIAGA, JULIÁN DE, d. 1776
Correspondence. Manila, Ferrol (Coruña, Spain), and Cádiz. 1758-1770.
21 p. L.S. and A.L.S. 21-31 cm. HHB [Z-P 3]
Letters and enclosures addressed to Arriaga, Spanish Minister of Marine Affairs and the Indies, concerning the repair of Philippine fortifications and munitions for various parts of the empire.
ARRILLAGA, JOSÉ JOAQUÍN DE, 1750-1814
Diario que manifiesta los Reconocimientos q.e á verificado . . . en las Fronteras á la Gentilidad de la Antigua California y margenes del Colorado. Año de 1796.
3 portfolios, 62, 61, 61 p. D.S. and typescript. 28-31 cm. [M-M 1831]
Diary of a reconnoitering expedition through the frontier region of Baja California, northward as far as San Diego, and along the Lower Colorado River area. Deals with condition of the Indians, inspection of missions and settlements, and general features of the region. Written at least partly at the mission of San Vicente. June 14-December 9, 1796.
Accompanied by typescript, and translation by Nellie Van de Grift Sánchez.
ARRILLAGA Y BARCÁRCEL, BASILIO MANUEL, 1791-1867
Defensa de la Mystica Ciudad de Dios, de la Venerable Madre Sor M.a de Jesus Agreda. . . . [Mexico] 1844.
178 p. Ms. and printed. 34 cm. HHB [M-M 13]
A treatise by the Jesuit, Arrillaga, in defense of the Mística Ciudad de Dios, a life of the Virgin written by the Spanish nun, María de Ágreda. Consists of 1) a general history of the work and a review of the arguments on its merits; 2) a specific refutation of criticisms ascribed to Bishop Jacobo Benigno Bossuet, and of articles in the Mexican press based on these criticisms and published in response to a prospectus, advertising serial publication of the Mística Ciudad in Mexico. Inscription by the editor, stating that this is the original manuscript, corrected by the author.
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ARRIOLA, JUAN JOSÉ DE, 1698-
Vida y Virtudes de la esclarecida Virgen Santa Rosalia de Palermo-Poema Lirico. [Mexico] 1768.
282 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 14]
A biography, in verse, substantially identical in content with M-M 15, but lacking some of the preliminary pages; has watercolor decorations, and engraving of Santa Rosalía pasted in.
ARRIOLA, JUAN JOSÉ DE, 1698-
Vida y virtudes de la esclarecida Virgen y Anacoreta S.ta Rosalía. [Mexico] 1768.
642 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 15]
A biography, in verse, of Santa Rosalía, patron saint of Palermo, composed by the Mexican Jesuit, Arriola. The work, divided into three books, deals with the life of the saint, first in early youth, then in the cave of Quisquina, and finally in Palermo; preceded by a collection of verses, dedication to the Virgin of Guadalupe, and an apologia.
ARTE DE LA LENGUA CHIQUITA. [PUEBLO DE SAN XAVIER DE CHIQUITOS, BOLIVIA. 1718.]
434 p. 25 cm. HHB [Z-D 4]
Grammar of language of the Chiquita Indians of Bolivia. Transcript, partially in the handwriting of Alphonse L. Pinart, of original manuscript in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
ARZATE, JOSÉ ANTONIO
Letter to Dr. Antonio López Portillo; with Reply. Mexico City. November 19, 1765.
4 p. A.L.S. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 403]
A letter from the printing-press official, Arzate, to the ecclesiastic, López Portillo, requesting sanction to print Fragmentos de la vida y virtudes del Yl.mo y R.mo Sr. . . . Basco de Quiroga, Bishop of Michoacán. With López Portillo's favorable reply (A.L.S., Mexico City, May 7, 1766) written on the margin, the imprimatur given in Mexico City on June 9, 1766, and an order for registration of the work (Mexico City, December 19, 1766).
ATKINSON, IDA I
Notes on Juan Napoleon Zerman.
1 carton. [M-R 1]
Notes concerning Juan Napoleon Zerman and his filibustering activities in Mexico, ca. 1850-1900, such as his expedition in support of the Plan de Ayutla of 1854. Together with miscellaneous notes on Mexican history.
15 pieces. 4-25 cm. [Z-R 13]
Autographs of Lawrence Barrett, Struthers Burt, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Samuel Hull, William Hull, Thomas Jefferson (facsimile), Louis Kossuth,
― 12 ―Alexander H. Stephens, John Quincy Adams, James K. Polk, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, and William H. Taft.
AVENDAÑO SUÁREZ DE SOUSA, PEDRO DE, b. ca. 1654
Fee de Erratas, Respuesta Apologetica â la Dedicatoria Aprovaciones, y Sermòn de la Purificacion, que imprimiô . . . El Doctor Don Diego Suaso, y Coscojales. . . . [Mexico. 1703]
98 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 259]
An attack, in prose and verse, upon the model sermon preached by Suaso, Archdeacon of the Mexico City Cathedral, on February 2, 1703; ascribed on t.p. to "Santiago de Henares," but containing a statement near the end which names as authors Avendaño and one or more collaborators; attributed by Beristáin to Avendaño only.
Except for the transposition of certain opening and closing verses and the addition of the authorship statement, this Ms. is substantially identical with item 2 of "Varios papeles . . ." (M-M 255); for Suaso's sermon, see item 1 of "Varios papeles. . . ."
ÁVILA, JOSÉ MIGUEL DE
Accounts of the Haciendas of Bocas and Illescas. Mexico. 1765-1767.
94 p. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 215]
Portions of account books for the estates of Bocas and Illescas. Contains 1) José Miguel de Ávila's "Libro Vorador de esta Hazienda de Bocas, perteneciente al S.r D.r D.n Fra.co Espinosa, y Navarixo. . . . October 1, 1765-." These are accounts kept by the steward Ávila for the Hacienda de Bocas, primarily a sheep ranch, originally the property of Francisco Espinosa, one of Ávila's employers. And 2) two statements of accounts for the estate and farm of Illescas, drawn up by José Miguel de Ávila and Antonio Marín de Santa Cruz, stewards, respectively, from September 23, 1766, to October 15, 1767, and from September 14, 1766, to an unspecified date in 1767.
[ÁVILA, JUAN DE DIOS?] [N.p., n.p.]
18 p. 31 cm. [M-M 1804]
Outline of arithmetical principles and procedure, incomplete, and text of a prayer. Cover sheets contain printed text of a bull of the Santa Cruzada, dated 1799.
ÁVILA Y URIBE, MARIANO GONZÁLEZ DE
Poema Comico Historial—El Indio Mas Venturoso, y Milagro de Milagros. La Aparicion de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. [Mexico. N. d.]
118 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 16]
Copy of verse drama, in three acts, depicting the appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe to the Indian neophyte, Juan Diego, and the subsequent miracles attending the construction of the Church of Guadalupe Hidalgo, under the auspices of Bishop Juan de Zumárraga.
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AZANZA, MIGUEL JOSÉ DE, 1746-1826
Ynstruccion sobre las Provincias de la Nueva España; dada por el Ex.mo Sr. D. José de Azanza á su sucesor. . . . San Cristóbal, Mexico. April 29, 1800.
215 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 17]
Report of Viceroy Azanza for his successor, Félix Berenguer de Marquina, divided into two parts: 1) Political, explaining administrative, judicial and commercial problems and plans of the viceroyalty; and 2) Military, especially with reference to Vera Cruz and San Juan de Ulúa. Two maps, one a road map, Puebla, 1798; and one of August, 1779, of the Gulf of N.ra S. ra de Regla on the North Pacific coast.
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El Espíritu de la Democracia. [Mexico. ca. 1861]
27 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 18-19]
Monograph in defense of Catholicism, written in connection with deportation of Archbishop Lázaro de la Garza and other prelates from Mexico; points out the spiritual and material contributions of the Church to democratic welfare.
Documentos relativos á la administracion de Don Pedro M. Navarrete, Gefe Político y Comandante Militar del Territorio de la Baja California. . . . July 31, 1861-April 13, 1867.
226 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 261]
Contains a decree of President Juárez, Mexico City, July 31, 1861, relating to elections in Baja California; decrees, petitions, official correspondence, election records, and proclamations, Baja California and San Francisco, 1866, concerned with military and political developments in Baja California under the administration of Pedro M. Navarrete; and two letters, Mazatlán, 1867, from Navarrete to federal authorities regarding the method and consequences of his replacement by Antonio Pedrín.
Letters, Documents, and Notes. September 27-December 4, 1847.
13 folders. 22-55 cm. [M-M 1765]
Signed originals, copies, and drafts relating to Baja California in 1847 and primarily to the war between Mexico and the United States. Deal with military needs and maneuvers, war-time legislation, the meritorious conduct of various officers, the treachery of Francisco Palacios Miranda, former political head of Baja California, and similar matters. Consist primarily of correspondence and proclamations from Manuel Pineda of the Comandancia General de la Baja California, from Antonio Campuzano of the Comandancia General de Sonora, and from José Matías Moreno and Mauricio Castro, officials in the territorial government of Baja California.
Written in Baja California and Sonora, with pencilled annotations ascribed to General Henry Wager Halleck. One folder contains brief notes by Halleck on the economics and geography of Baja California.
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Selected Documents. 1770-1854.
202 exp. (On film) [M-A 20]
Threat of piracy in Baja California, 1853-1874; establishment of military posts, 1795-1820, with letters from Diego de Borica and Fernando de Rivera y Moncada; and Indian problems at Mission Santa Gertrudis, 1798.
BALTHROPE, JAMES M
Letter to a Friend. Paris, Missouri. June 2, 1838.
4 p. A.L.S. 21 cm. [Z-Z 100:94]
Concerning conditions in Missouri and Kansas, and describing the raids of Jim Lane Montgomery and his band.
BANCROFT, GEORGE, 1800-1891
16 p. A.L.S. 14-23 cm. [Z-Z 120]
Primarily social correspondence. Accompanied by several pictures of Bancroft.
BANCROFT, HUBERT HOWE, 1832-1918
2 folders in portfolio. HHB [M-M 384]
Two-page signed letter from General Ramón Corona (1837-1889) dated Mexico City, June 30, 1886, to Bancroft, expressing regret at the destruction of the latter's store by fire.
Invitation to Bancroft to a Thanksgiving Charity Ball, November 26, 1891, in Mexico City; with two dance programs.
BANCROFT, HUBERT HOWE, 1832-1918
Mexican Laws. [N.p., n.d.]
17 p. A.D. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 349]
Notes on Mexican laws, their origin in Spanish codes, and a review of Mexican compilations, to 1856, with a brief discussion of Mexican courts and legal procedure under the Republic.
BANCROFT, HUBERT HOWE, 1832-1918
Notes on Mexico in 1883.
209 p. A.D.S. 25 cm. HHB [M-M 341]
Journal recording Bancroft's visit to Mexico and return trip to San Francisco, September 1, 1883-March 17, 1884, in company with his daughter Kate and his assistant, A. C. Cabezut. Made in response to a life-long desire to observe Mexico and its people, about which he had been writing for several years. Gives his impressions of the leading figures in the country, and the development and content of Mexican libraries and archives, particularly the Archivo General de la Nación. Contains a copy of a detailed report on the latter institution prepared by Justino Rubio of Mexico City, November 3, 1883.
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BANCROFT, HUBERT HOWE, 1832-1918
United States Army in Mexico, 1847-1848. [N.p., n.d.]
5 p. A.D. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 346]
Notes commenting adversely on the conduct of the United States Army, and North Americans generally, in Mexico during the period indicated. Particular attention is given to newspapers published under the auspices of the United States Army at that time.
BANCROFT, MINNIE L (SMITH)
Diary of Mrs. Edward Bancroft. Holly, Michigan. 1884.
141 p. A.D. 10x7 cm. [Z-Z 106]
Entries concerning daily life and experiences as a schoolteacher. Photocopy available.
BANGS, SAMUEL, 1794-ca. 1853
Correspondence of. Monterrey, Saltillo, and Victoria. 1821-1835.
25 letters, 10 imprints, 1 clipping. A.L.S. and D.S. [M-B 14]
Correspondence between Samuel Bangs, first printer of the provinces of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, with José Alejandro Uro y Lozano, another printer, relating mainly to the sale of printing presses and type to the latter. The imprints include an advertisement of a Ramage press; and manifestos and decrees, the first printed at Saltillo, May 27, 1822, and the last at Monclova, May 13, 1835.
Letter to E. B. Walsworth. London. June 27, 1843.
4 p. A.L.S. 25 cm. [Z-Z 100:48]
Describing his voyage across the Atlantic.
BAPTISTA, HIERÓNIMO, fl. 1562
De Matrimonio Tractatus. [Mexico. N. d.]
115 p. D.S. 16 cm. HHB [M-M 22]
Treatise on canon law respecting marriage; deals with premarital inquiries, impediments to matrimony, separation of married persons, and related matters. The author, a Franciscan friar, was at one time a resident of the Colegio de Tlatelulco in the Provincia del Santo Evangelio. He is known primarily for his book of sermons in the Matlatzinca language.
BÁRCENA, GALAZO, NÚÑEZ ARICA, AND UROZA FAMILIES
Genealogical Documents, 1591-1714.
514 p. 31 cm. [M-M 1702]
Collection of documents, including petitions, testimony, royal orders and certifications, concerning the above interrelated families of Andalusia, namely, Pedro de Bárcena Jáurigui, Agustina Galazo de Bárcena, Alonzo Núñez Arica, and José de Uroza y Bárcena. Several members of these families settled in Puebla, Mexico, and the bulk of the material emanates from individual petitioners
― 16 ―in Puebla and from civil authorities in Spain or Mexico. Primarily contemporary certified copies.
BARING BROTHERS & CO. (LONDON)
The Baring Papers for 1846 to 1850, Relating to the War between the United States and Mexico.
3 folders and 1 vol. (Typescripts and Photocopies) 19-55 cm. [M-M 1727]
Excerpts from the collection for the period 1845-1850, copies or reproduced in 1936 from manuscripts in the Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa.
Folder 1. Typescripts of correspondence and miscellaneous papers, 1846-1850. 210 p. 26 cm.
Folder 2. Photocopies of two originals, letters of Thomas W. Ward and John H. B. Latrobe. Reproduced for the Bancroft Library as samples of the collection. 9 p. 26 cm.
Folder 3. Photocopies of English and French newspaper clippings relating to Mexican affairs, 1845-1849. 27 items. 19-55 cm.
The bound volume consists of carbon copies of the material in Folder 1. 206 p. 26 cm.
BARLOW, SAMUEL LATHAM MITCHILL, 1826-1889
Legal Agreement. St. Louis, Missouri. March 13, 1868.
7 p. D.S. 32 cm. [Z-Z 144]
Articles of agreement with the heirs of Eliza Clemens for division of property.
BARRUTIA, IGNACIO FRANCISCO
Correspondence. Mexico. April 22-October 10, 1729.
86 p. 30 cm. [M-M 1778]
Copies of official letters and documents received or dispatched by Barrutia, Governor of Nueva Vizcaya, concerning protection against the Tarahumares and other Indians, defense of missions, and Pedro de Rivera's 1724-1728 inspection of frontier presidios.
BATANGAS, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Marriage Records. 1738-1777.
2 vols. D.S. 30 cm. [Z-P 101]
Records of marriages celebrated in Batangas by priests of the Augustinian Order.
BAUTISTA, JUAN [?], 1555-ca. 1613
Discursos Mexicanos. Mexico. 17th century.
26 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 458]
A collection of speeches and conversations in Náhuatl, with headings in Spanish, presenting social formulas and moral precepts. The speakers include a woman on her way to market, a bridal party, various officials, two young nobles, and others of their household. Described in the Ramírez catalogue as
― 17 ―probably fragments from the Huehuetla(h)tolli published in 1600, and now largely lost, by the Franciscan, Juan Bautista. Also known as "Huehuetlatolli, Documento A."
BAYARD, THOMAS FRANCIS, 1828-1898
Note to George Hannah. Wilmington, Delaware. November 16, 1883.
1 p. A.L.S. 9 cm. [Z-Z 100:17]
Card thanking Hannah for lecture ticket.
BEALER, LEWIS WINKLER, 1901-, comp.
Materials relating to South America and the West Indies. 1901-1939.
312 p. 20-46 cm. [Z-R 9]
Letters and reports, largely statistical, concerning population, trade and commerce, banking, education, transportation and communications, in Bolivia, Peru, Surinam, Guiana, and the islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Pierre et Miquelon. Also a biographical sketch of Paraguayan president, General José Félix Estigarribia.
BEARD, SAMUEL PORTER, 1843-1863
Civil War Diary and Letter. 1862-1863.
107 p. A.D. and A.L.S. 12 and 27 cm. [Z-Z 117]
Diary, 1862-1863, and letter dated December 12, 1862. With transcripts and notes.
BEAUMONT, PABLO DE LA PURÍSIMA CONCEPCIÓN, fl. 1775
Crónica de la Provincia de S. Pedro y S. Pablo de Mechoacan. Mexico. 1849.
1,183 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 23]
Excerpts from Vols. IX, X, and XI of the Mexican National Archives, section on History, outlining the history, religious development, and natural resources of New Spain, with emphasis on the province of Michoacán and the work of the Franciscans. Printed in Mexico in 1873-1874 and again in 1932.
Letter to Clarence F. Leighton. Belvedere, Kent, [England]. October 30, 1902.
2 p. A.L.S. 18 cm. [Z-Z 100:102]
Enclosing check and expressing appreciation of Leighton's help in connection with "Siam affairs."
BEJARANO, FÉLIX FRANCISCO
Informe hecho por el Gobernador [Comandante General] de Veragua . . . sobre las misiones de la Talamanca. Santiago de Veragua[s], Panama. September 15, 1775.
11 p. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 441]
Copy of a report addressed by the Commandant General of Veragua Province to the municipal authorities of Guatemala City, regarding a proposed Franciscan expedition into the territory of the Talamanca Indians. It
― 18 ―discusses the advisability of military assistance for the expedition, describes the territory and its inhabitants, and stresses their enmity with the Mosquito Indians. The document is preceded by copies of the Guatemalan request of March 11, 1775, for the report, and of Bejarano's order, August 6, 1775, for compliance with the request.
Entered by Bancroft under "Costa Rica—Copia del informe. . . ."
BEJARANO, MANUEL G., AND HERNÁNDEZ CHÁZARO, FRANCISCO
Certificate. Naranjal, Veracruz. October 31, 1920.
1 p. D.S. 35 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:17]
Certificate issued by Judge Bejarano and Court Secretary Hernández of Naranjal, stating that the clay and stone articles in the collection of Custodian Llanos were excavated from a site in that municipality.
BÉLIARDI, AUGUSTIN, ABBÉ
Correspondence and Papers concerning Spanish Finance and Commerce. 1735-1767.
1 box. (Transcripts) [Z-F 1]
Transcripts of papers of the Abbé Béliardi, "agent du commerce et de le marine a l'espagne, 1757-1771." They relate to the Family Compact; trade with Mexico, Louisiana, the West Indies, and the Philippines; and to war with Great Britain. Originals in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
BELLUGA Y MONCADA, LUIS ANTONIO DE, CARDINAL, 1662-1743
Memorial que da á su Mag.d el Obispo de Cartagena . . . sobre los Acrecimientos, è impuestos de la Sal. . . . Murcia, Spain. November 29, 1713.
78 p. 31 cm. HHB [Z-Z 20:2]
Pleas addressed to the King, requesting royal intervention in regard to a decree fixing the minimum price on salt for the clergy and for laymen.
[BENZ, ANTONIO MARÍA, b. 1716?]
Vocabulary of the Pima Language, with Grammatical Notes. Atti (?). [ca. 1796]
74 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 475]
Pima vocabulary and grammatical notes; with criticism of vocabulary in a different handwriting. Incomplete.
BERGOSA Y JORDÁN, ANTONIO, bp.
Letter. Oaxaca, Mexico. June 18, 1802.
2 p. A.L.S. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 504]
Letter from the Bishop of Antequera (Oaxaca), subsequently Archbishop-elect of Mexico, to the King's Minister, José Antonio de Caballero, enclosing copies of a pastoral epistle for royal approval. (Enclosures not present.)
BERNSTEIN, MAX, 1854-
Dictation. May 16, 1887.
4 p. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 527]
Copper mining in Baja California, 1879-1885; land claims adjuster for
― 19 ―International Company of Mexico at Ensenada from 1885. Recorded for H. H. Bancroft.
BERRIOZÁBAL, GENERAL FELIPE B, 1827-1900
Papers relating to the Career of. Mexico. 1881.
4 folders in portfolio. 32-34 cm. HHB [M-M 388]
Four items relating to the career of the Mexican general and statesman, Berriozábal, which contain biographical data and incidental information on military and political events.
BERROTARÁN, JOSEPH DE
Expediente on the Campaign of. Nueva Vizcaya. 1749-1750.
184 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1784]
Campaign of Joseph de Berrotarán, commander of the presidio of San Francisco de Conchos, Valle de San Bartolomé, for the pacification of Suma, Apache, and other Indians, made by order of the governor of Nueva Vizcaya, Juan Francisco de la Puerta y Barrera, and charges resulting from Berrotarán's alleged failure to obey instructions.
Bill from "Bertin, Confiseur" for Various Items. Bolbec, France. March 7, 1850.
1 p. D.S. 13 cm. [Z-Z 100:42]
BETHLEHEMITES, ORDER OF
Documents relating to. 1788-1816.
5 p. D.S. and printed. 21-31 cm. [M-M 1865]
Concern the birth of the Infante, Carlos María Isidro (1788), a viceregal order about demonstrations on the return to the throne of Ferdinand VII, and appointment of Juan Ruiz de Apodaca as viceroy of New Spain, 1816.
Sacras Lectiones. [Mexico]. February 21, 1596.
318 p. 20 cm. HHB [M-M 457]
Scriptural passages selected for reading on weekdays, Sundays, and feast days; translated into Náhuatl, with Latin headings and citations. It is preceded by a Church calendar and related material in Náhuatl and Latin.
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BIERSTADT, ALBERT, 1830-1902
Letter to Mr. Moran. December 26, 1867.
2 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:75]
Thanking him for arranging interview with the Queen and Sir John Cowell.
BLACK, JEREMIAH SULLIVAN, 1810-1883
Letter to his Son, Chauncey Forward Black. York, Pennsylvania. April 28, [1868?]
1 p. A.L., initialed. 25 cm. [Z-Z 100:32]
Concerning the printing of a paper he has written. Accompanied by related materials, including a biographical sketch.
Certificate. Mexico City. March 4, 1850.
2 p. D.S. and Printed. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:34]
Document issued by the U.S. Consul in Mexico City, certifying that James R. Norris is a citizen of the United States and requesting permission for him to travel freely in the country.
BLANCO JONS (?), JACINTO
Orders of the Day. Jalisco. March 6-9, 1849.
2 p. D.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:47]
Assignments to military duty in Zapopan and other places in the state of Jalisco. In the hand of "Bernal."
BLASCO Y GARCÍA, VICENTE, 1735-1813
Speech before the Catedráticos of the University of Valencia [?]. 18th century.
3 p. 30 cm. HHB [Z-Z 20:4]
Upholding the right of the Library's benefactor, Francisco Pérez Bayer, to appoint the University's Chief Librarian.
BLOM, FRANS FERDINAND, 1893-1963
Notes and Papers concerning Archaeological Research in Middle America.
12 cartons and 1 package [Z-R 8]
Diaries, field notes, manuscripts of articles, transcripts and photocopies of documents, periodicals, newspaper clippings, and reports on expeditions and exploration in Palenque, Uxmal, Honduras, Tabasco, and Chiapas.
Draft of Deed to Abram Ackerman for Property in New York City. New York, N.Y. May 9, 1848.
2 p. 40 cm. [Z-Z 100:9]
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BOLAÑOS MINING COMPANY
Proceedings at the Annual General Court of Proprietors of. [London] 1827-1845.
2 vols. (On film) [M-B 5]
Reports of the directors on the business operations of the company in the Bolaños mining district, situated between Guadalajara and Zacatecas.
BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN, 1783-1830
3 items. D.S. and Photocopy. 25-33 cm. [Z-D 132]
Photocopy of letter to José Antonio Páez, September 26, 1822, asking for information and hoping for peace; and two signed appointments to office, July 18, 1825, and July 24, 1828.
Memoria del Padre Juan Bolton. San Ignacio. April 25, 1710.
2 p. A.L.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:67]
Letter of thanks to Padre Juan de Iturderoaga, with list of charitable gifts received.
BONAVÍA Y ZAPATA, BERNARDO
Letters and Documents. Provincias Internas. 1797-1816.
7 folders. 15 p. D.S. 21-30 cm. [M-M 1792]
Seven communications, relating mostly to local affairs, received by Bonavía in his capacity as Governor-Intendant of Durango or as Commandant General of the Provincias Internas. They concern a smallpox epidemic in Papigochi, the absence of guilds and confraternities in Chiripas, development and financing of the new town of Santa Rosalía, questioning of captives taken in the Real de Santa Bárbara, lack of mining in the Basuchil area of Chihuahua, receipt of royal orders abrogating the Spanish constitution, and a disputed land claim in the new settlement of La Cruz.
Apuntes sobre el Nuevo Mexico. Santa Rosa, New Mexico. September 3, 1776.
24 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 167]
Summary account of the conquest, colonization, and conversion of the province of New Mexico, 1600-1776, with suggestions for strengthening the Spanish position there. Appended is a census for the missions of the province, apparently taken from a report by Viceroy Palafox, 1642.
Entered by Bancroft under "New Mexico. Cédulas," and "Nuevo México. Cédulas."
BORAH, WOODROW WILSON, 1912-
Inventories of Parish Archives in the Mixteca Alta, 1682-1954. 1956.
26 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [70/54m]
Includes the following parishes: Jaltepec, Nochixtlán, Teozacoalco, Teposcolula, Tilantongo, Tlasiaco, and Yanhuitlán.
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BÖSE, EMIL, 1868-1927
Excursions in Mexico. 1906.
131 p. and chart. 28 and 18x56 cm. [M-M 1894]
Translations of articles describing excursions to Tehuantepec, Tampico, Chavarillo, Santa María Tatetla, Veracruz, and Orizaba, taken during the Tenth International Geological Congress in Mexico in 1906.
BOSTON REGISTER OF SHIPS. 1785-ca. 1880.
664 p. (Typescript, carbon) 28 cm. [Z-R 6]
A compilation from Boston newspapers of changes of ownership of vessels, etc. Copy made for the Peabody Museum from a card file belonging to the Bostonian Society.
BOURS, TOMÁS ROBINSON & CO.
Business Papers. Alamos, Mexico. 1863-1919.
4 boxes [M-B 2]
Correspondence, accounts, bills of lading, freight receipts, checks, promissory notes, customs clearances, and tax records of Bours' mining enterprises in the Sonora district of Mexico.
Family Papers. 1850-1915.
5 folders. 20 p. L.S. 18-28 cm. [M-M 1807]
Four letters from Antonio López de Santa Anna to Henry Boyd, an early advocate of the Panama Canal, about plans for the canal, relations with the British, a California project, and other matters. Also six letters to the University of California from Boyd's son, concerning the sale of his father's maps and letters, 1912-1915.
BOYD FAMILY PAPERS. ca. 1780-1930.
1 carton [Z-Z 115]
Accounts, land and legal papers, and genealogical notes of the Boyd family of Indiana. Includes miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Dr. Samuel S. Boyd and Civil War diary of William A. Boyd, both officers in the 84th Indiana Volunteers.
BRACKETT, JAMES L.
Deed to Pierre Drouin for Land in Madison County, Illinois. Belleville, Illinois. January 30, 1837.
3 p. D.S. 33 cm. [Z-Z 100:84]
Sermon. Sheffield, Massachusetts. 1846.
28 p. 21 cm. [Z-Z 100:4]
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Miscellaneous Family Papers. 1766-1851.
60 p. D.S. 32-42 cm. [Z-Z 103]
Mainly concerning the Bradley family, and land in Fayette County, Ohio, and elsewhere.
BRAMBILA Y ARRIAGA, ANTONIO
Defensa mui Iusta que hase el maestre de scuela de la S.ta Yglecia de Oaxaca, por el . . . marques de Gelves . . . [Mexico. 1624]
38 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 275]
A defense of the Marqués de Gelves, Viceroy of New Spain, written by an ecclesiastic of the Oaxaca church, evidently shortly after the uprising of January, 1624, which had grown out of the conflict between the Viceroy and Archbishop Serna. Stresses Gelves' beneficence and contrasts it favorably with the provisional régime of the Real Audiencia.
Entered by Bancroft and Ramírez under "Tumultos de México . . . ."
BRAMER, ELECTA (SNOW), 1796-
Family Letters. 1818-1838.
105 p. A.L.S. 19-34 cm. [Z-Z 118]
Mainly describing her experiences teaching in Massachusetts and New York. Included are a few letters from relatives and a biographical sketch of Mrs. Bramer by Achsa Snow Parker.
BREVE EXPLICACION DE LOS MISTERIOS DE N.a S.ta FE CATHOLICA.
[N.p., 18th century?]
126 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 264]
A catechism expounding the mysteries of the Catholic faith. Laid in envelope and portfolio; all margins clipped; ascribed in the Ramírez catalogue to the 18th century.
BREVE NOTICIA DEL ORDEN QUE SE DEVE GUARDAR Y OBSERVAR EN LAS SIEMBRAS DE MAGUEYES, SU ESCARDA, CASTRARLAS Y RASPARLAS, Y LABRAR LOS PULQUES QUE ELLOS PRODUCEN. [N.p., n. d.]
16 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 27]
Anonymous instructions for the cultivation of the maguey plant and the preparation of the fermented juice, pulque.
BREVE RESUMEN DEL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE LA NUEVA-ESPAÑA: DEMARCACION Y DESCRIPCION DE AQUELLAS PROVINCIAS . . . ; ESTADO DE SUS IGLESIAS . . . CON OTRAS NOTICIAS MUY IMPORTANTES DE AQUELLOS DOMINIOS. [Madrid. 1767]
2 vols. (498, 456 p.) 43 cm. HHB [M-M 164-165]
Anonymous account of the discovery of America, with descriptions of the various provinces of New Spain, the West Indies, the Philippines, the Ladrones, and the Pelew Islands. Covers the period 1492-1767, with special
― 24 ―attention to the history of cathedrals and principal churches, the administration of archdioceses and dioceses, and other ecclesiastical matters. Consists largely of reproductions of the pertinent instruments such as papal bulls and briefs, episcopal proclamations, and lists of bishops, archbishops, and vice-roys.
Entered by Bancroft under "Nueva España, Breve Resúmen del Descubrimiento de la."
BRIGGS, LAWRENCE PALMER, 1880-
1 box [Z-E 5]
Reports written by Briggs as the first Native Sons of the Golden West Travelling Fellow; material concerning José de Gálvez; notes and transcripts from various archives, chiefly the Archivo General de Indias and the Archivo de Simancas, pertaining to the Falkland Islands and British-Spanish relations; and a plan and manuscript of portions of a projected work on the Falkland Islands.
BRINGAS DE MANZANEDA Y ENCINAS, DIEGO MIGUEL
Papers and Maps. Mexico. 1773-1795.
18 p. (Photocopy and typescript) 28-45 cm. [M-M 1711]
Maps and documents relating to missionary activity in the Provincias Internas, especially Sonora. With typed transcripts of the documents. Originals in private possession.
BRIÓN, LUIS, 1782-1821
Letters relating to the Venezuelan Struggle for Independence. Angostura, etc. 1817-1820.
8 p. L.S., D.S. 25-33 cm. HHB [Z-D 2]
Documents relating to Land Grants. 1609-1663.
5 items (25 p.) (Photocopy) 31-47 cm. [Z-D 136]
Grants and commissions from James I and Charles I and II to Robert Harcourt, Roger North, and Francis Willoughby, Baron Willoughby of Parham. Originals in the Public Record Office, London.
BRITISH WEST INDIES
Documents relating to. 1643-1882.
2 boxes (96 folders) HHB [Z-A 3]
Originals, transcripts, and contemporary copies of documents relating to the government of various islands of the British West Indies: Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Christopher, Nevis, Jamaica, Trinidad, Grenada, and others. Included are proclamations, many pertaining to slaves and free Negroes.
The documents have been grouped according to islands, and chronologically within each group. A partial "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
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BRODIE, JOHN PRINGLE, 1807-1869
Journals and Related Material. 1824-1919.
5 folders in portfolio. (Typescripts) 28 cm. [M-M 1707:1-5]
Brodie's journals and notes, with relevant letters, grouped as follows:
Papers. ca. 1910-1949
16 cartons [M-B 19]
Papers relating to Bronimann's career as an engineer, consisting primarily of maps, plans, diagrams, tracings, sketches, blueprints, etc., of mines, mining camps, roads and railway routes in Chihuahua and other northwestern Mexican states. Included also are reports with related correspondence and plans for some of the engineering projects on which he was engaged; and maps of various towns, cities, and states in Mexico.
Letter of Recommendation for. Hampshire County, Virginia. October 27, 1834.
2 p. D.S. 34 cm. [Z-Z 100:78]
Recommendation for Brown, "a free man of colour," about to migrate to Ohio. Signed by residents of the county.
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Pass for Corporal Chase, Company C, 1st Artillery Regiment. Camp Allen. October 11, 1863.
1 p. D.S. 13 cm. [Z-Z 100:54]
BUCARELI Y URSÚA, ANTONIO MARÍA, 1717-1779
1 volume. (Transcripts) 28 cm [Z-E 9]
Typescripts of letters selected by Alfred B. Thomas from the Archivo General de Indias, Seville. A "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
BUCARELI Y URSÚA, ANTONIO MARÍA, 1717-1779
Document. Mexico City. December 16, 1772
38 p. D.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1700:78]
Transmitting report on flood in San Juan del Río, Querétaro, and ordering repairs. Includes statements of town officials.
BUCARELI Y URSÚA, ANTONIO MARÍA, 1717-1779
Reglamento Provisional para el prest, vestuario, gratificaciones, hospitalidad, recluta, disciplina y total govierno de la tropa que debe guarnecer el Presidio de Nuestra Señora del Carmen de la Isla de Tris . . . [and other documents pertaining to the same presidio]. Mexico City. October 22, 1774-August 2, 1775.
81 p. Ms. and printed. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 409]
Printed regulations and instructions for maintenance of the Presidio of Nuestra Señora del Carmen on the island of Tris, discipline of the troops, and establishment and operation of a hospital there. Includes manuscript copies of relevant communications from Viceroy Bucareli to Pedro de Dufau Maldonado, Governor of the Presidio.
BUENOS AIRES (PROV.)
Proyecto de un puerto en la Bahía de Samborombón, Buenos Aires. ca. 1900-1910.
20 items. 26-32 cm. [Z-D 110]
Copies of correspondence, reports, drawings, and printed pamphlets concerning a proposed deep-water port on Samborombón Bay. Presumably from the files of Arturo Castaño, engineer and representative of the Port Argentine Great Central Railways Company, Ltd.
BULL, JAMES HUNTER, fl. 1843-1845
2 folders (Typescript) 28 cm. [M-M 1754]
Folder 1. Copies of items ascribed to or concerning Bull, as follows: a letter, Hermosillo, Mexico, September 3, 1843, from William Keith to Abel Stearns, introducing Bull as a visitor to Los Angeles en route to Oregon Territory; a letter, Mexico City, October 9, 1845, from John Black of the U.S. Consular Service to José Antonio Navarro, introducing Bull and requesting assistance for him during a visit to Texas; a report dated November, 1844,
― 27 ―ascribed to Bull, telling of a recent journey through Baja California and describing the countryside, the people, and the missions. 30 p.
Folder 2. Miscellaneous material relating to the contents of Folder 1, as follows: copy of a letter [San Francisco], October 16, 1927, from Frances H. Bull, daughter of James Hunter Bull, to Major Leon French, Secretary-Registrar of the California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, concerning disposition of her father's papers; a signed letter [San Francisco], December 16, 1927, from French to Professor Fletcher Harper Swift of the University of California at Berkeley, requesting transmittal to Professor Herbert E. Bolton of a copy of a letter from Commodore Bull; an undated memorandum from F. B. (Frances Bull?), explaining why the report on the Baja California material should be ascribed to Bull rather than to Stearns; and a signed letter of transmittal, Berkeley, October 10, 1929, from Swift to Bolton. 4 p.
BURGOA, FRANCISCO DE, 1605-1681
Geográfica descripcion de la Parte Septentrional, del Polo Artico de la America, . . . Extractos. Mexico City. 1674.
82 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 263]
An English outline, by chapters, of the Geográfica Descripción, whose two volumes form a sequel to Burgoa's Palestra Historial, the whole work constituting a history of the Dominican Province of Oaxaca during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with some descriptive material on the aborigines. The document has an English translation of the opening portion of Burgoa's preface.
BURKE, EDWARD AUSTIN, d. 193-(?)
Papers. Tegucigalpa, New Orleans, etc. 1883-1936.
332 p. 4½-36 cm. [Z-C 200]
Relate to personal, public, and business affairs in Honduras; letters, contracts, reports, etc. Included are personal letters from various presidents of Honduras, and from Porfirio Díaz of Mexico.
Sea time & Distance of H.M.S. "Caesar." June 14, 1858-January 27, 1862.
1 p. A.D.S. 29 cm. [Z-Z 100:57]
Record of the Caesar's cruises, chiefly in the Mediterranean, with a voyage to the West Indies and Mexico in 1859.
BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE, 1774-1848
Apuntes para la Historia del Gobierno del G.ral Guadalupe Victoria, primer Presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Mexico City. 1830.
870 p. Ms. and printed. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 28]
Adverse account of the administration of Guadalupe Victoria, first president of Mexico, consisting of notes arranged chronologically, 1826-1829, and presented as a warning to his successors. Includes 40 pp. reprinted from Voz de la Patria.
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BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE, 1774-1848
Continuación de la Voz de la Patria. . . . Mexico. 1837-1839.
10 vols. in 5. A.D.S. and printed. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 49-53]
Continuation of the 5 volumes of Voz de la Patria; contains a record of the principal events in Mexico during the period from October, 1831, to March, 1839, with special attention to the defeat and death of Vicente de Guerrero, the activities of Santa Anna and Valentín Gómez Farías, cholera epidemic of 1833, campaign of General Valentín Canalizo (quoted partly from his own narrative), persecution of the clergy, revolt of Texas and other Mexican possessions, the "Pastry War" with France, 1838-1839; based partly on contemporary journals and partly on personal notes whose importance was enhanced after 1835 by the author's position as deputy from Oaxaca to the National Congress. A substantial portion of the material in Vols. XIII-XIV appears also in Bustamante's Gabinete Mexicano.
BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE, 1774-1848
Diario de lo especialmente ocurrido en México. August, 1823-August, 1841.
16 reels (13,282 exp., on film). [M-M 1880]
Forty volumes of miscellaneous diary entries, printed news sheets, broadsides, government publications, pamphlets, etc. Microfilm of originals in the Biblioteca Pública del Estado, Elías Amador, Zacatecas.
Manuscripts M-M 29-32 constitute a continuation of this series.
BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE, 1774-1848
Diario de lo especialmente ocurrido en Mexico, septiembre de 1841 . . . [a junio de 1843]. Mexico. 1841-1843.
4 vols. A.D.S. and printed. 23-24 cm. HHB [M-M 29-32]
Intermittent diary entries, printed news sheets, official and private, and pamphlets covering developments in Mexico from Bustamante's resignation through the adoption of the 1843 Constitutional Bases; stresses Santa Anna, Texas, Central America, and the Constituent Congress of 1842. Printed items include L. Abadiano's verses, "Visita de un Camposanto," a first supplement to Alegre's Historia de la Compañía de Jesús en Nueva España, Navarro's catalog of curacies and missions in New Spain, and various broadsides and pamphlets.
[BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE], 1774-1848 [comp.?]
Diario Esactisimo de lo ocurrido en Mexico en los dias de su invacion por el G.ral Scot, . . . 1676-1849.
10 items. 232 p. Ms. and printed. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 77-83]
Compilation of materials relating to Bustamante's work and possibly prepared under his direction, as follows: anonymous diary, Mexico, 1847, on events in Mexico, including the activities of García Torres, owner of the Monitor Republicano, during the invasion under General Winfield Scott; entries for May 10-September 21, 1847, and background data extending from December, 1844. Excerpts from the diary of Juan Antonio Rivera, chaplain of the Hospital de Jesús Nazareno in Mexico City; pleas for governmental support
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BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE, 1774-1848
Gabinete Mexicano: Continuación del Cuadro Histórico de la Revolución Mexicana. . . . Mexico. [1839-1843]
4 vols. A.D.S. and printed. 20-23 cm. HHB [M-M 33-36]
Collection of data on events in Mexico from April, 1837, to December, 1844, covering Anastasio Bustamante's second term and Santa Anna's return to power. Based on official and other publications and on the author's personal observations; presented in the form of letters, notes, and journalistic items.
BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE, 1774-1848
Materiales para la continuación del cuadro histórico de la revolución mexicana. Mexico. 1833-1839.
542 p. A.D.S. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 38]
Collection of material for Vols. VII and VIII of his history of the Mexican revolution, August, 1822, to October, 1824, including the period of Agustín de Iturbide and the inauguration of Guadalupe Victoria.
BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE, 1774-1848
Medidas para la Pacificacion de la America Mexicana. Mexico. 1820-
374 p. A.D.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 39]
A treatise on measures for the pacification and development of Mexico; concerns administrative, economic, and social reforms; reformation of the old laws for the Indies; and miscellaneous material on the tobacco trade, schools for Indians, restoration of the Society of Jesus, bankruptcy laws, and other matters.
BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE, 1774-1848
Memorándum, o sea apuntes p.a escribir la historia de lo especialmente ocurrido en México. . . . Mexico. 1844-1848.
8 vols. 21-22 cm. HHB [M-M 40-47]
A record, in diary form, of the outstanding events affecting the history of Mexico, April, 1844, to September, 1847. Stresses the conflict between Mexico and the United States, treachery of Santa Anna, and the disturbances in Yucatan. Three maps of the battles of Matamoros and Palo Alto.
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BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE, 1774-1848
Mexico en 1848. Principales sucesos politicos y militares. Mexico. [1847-1848]
103 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 48]
Collection of notes, chiefly in diary form, on outstanding events in Mexico and Europe, 1847-1848, with particular attention to the occupancy of Mexico by forces of the United States and to their withdrawal. Includes some documents sent to Bustamante by General Pedro de Ampudia, regarding the conduct of General Mariano Arista, and excerpts from current periodicals.
BUSTAMANTE, CARLOS MARÍA DE, 1774-1848
Ynvasion de Mexico p.r los Anglo-Americanos. [Mexico. ca. 1847]
345 p. D.S. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 37]
Incomplete draft, apparently Vol. IV and a portion of Vol. III, of his history of the invasion of Mexico in 1846-1847.
C., M. A. d. 1.
Pastorela en dos Actos. 1828.
82 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 196]
A semi-allegorical, two-act play in verse, dealing with the announcement of the birth of Christ to a group of shepherds and their homage to him.
CABALLERO, JOSÉ DE
Estadística del Estado Libre de Sonora y Sinaloa. . . . Mazatlán (Mexico). 1825.
39 p. D.S. 21-22 cm. HHB [M-M 501]
Statistical report on the Free State of Sonora and Sinaloa, covering boundaries, topography, civil and religious institutions, ports, products, roads, population, etc. Prepared by a member of the Mexican General Staff in compliance with the Provisional Regulations thereof, and contains a signed introduction dated July 25, and a signed note dated July 27 on a proposed second report. Includes four maps showing respectively the Free State, the port of Guaymas, the port of San Feliz de Mazatlán, and a principal road from the Free State to Mexico City.
CABREDO, RODRIGO DE, d. 1617
Annual Reports of the Society of Jesus for the Years 1614 and 1615. Mexico. May 1, 1615, and May 1, 1616.
2 vols. (99, 63 p.). D.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1717]
Prepared by the Jesuit Provincial of Mexico and Visiting Inspector for Peru, these describe conditions, events, and personnel in the various Jesuit divisions of New Spain. Signature of Cabredo at end of volume I only. Portions of the two volumes are reproduced in "Memorias para la Historia de la Provincia de Sinaloa" (M-M 227).
CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA, PEDRO, AND OTHERS
Three Comedies. Spain. 17th century.
142 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 462]
Náhuatl translations or adaptations of three Spanish plays:
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CALIFORNIA AND THE PROVINCIAS INTERNAS. 1654-1773.
103 exp. (On film) [Z-G 13]
Copies of an account of the provinces of New Spain, written by a Spanish cosmographer, 1654, and descriptions of California by Father Fernando Consag, 1746, and Juan Bautista de Anza, 1773-1774.
Microfilm of documents in the British Museum.
CALIFORNIA DISCOVERIES. MEXICO. 1573-1636.
58 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 54]
Portion of a file compiled for the Council of the Indies by order of Viceroy Lope Díaz de Armendáriz relating to exploration rights in Lower California. Contains copy dated November 24, 1635, of Philip II's decree of July 13, 1573, for the regulation of exploration and colonization in the New World, together with related documents of the year 1636.
Warning to the Audiencia of Guadalajara. Mexico City. June 12, 1802.
2 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:27]
Call for greater care in the selection of settlers destined for the Californias, in place of the criminals hitherto sent. Preceded by a document, Mexico City, August 17, 1801, in which Borbón, an official of the Treasury, expressed an opinion of the same matter.
Primer Escuadrón de . . . Primera Compañía [N.p., ca. 1840]
6 p. 17 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:3]
List of members of the First Company of the California First Squadron. Presumably written in California.
CAMPBELL, W M
Letter to Cyrus [Campbell?], his Brother. "Hd. Quarters 2 Iowa Inft." La Grange, Tennessee. October 5, 1863.
4 p. A.L.S. 21 cm. [Z-Z 100:76]
Concerning the Civil War.
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Appointment. Madrid. January 8, 1802.
1 p. D.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:24]
Royal appointment of Lieutenant Campos to replace the late José Magdonel as Captain of the Tabasco Infantry Militia.
CANARY ISLANDS. GOBIERNO
Emigration to Cuba. Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Laguna. April 27-May 1, 1853.
12 p. Ms. and printed. 31-41 cm. [Z-A 200:2]
Permits for emigration of José Suárez, José García, Mateo Gonzales, and Salvador Ángel de la Rosa.
CARLI, GIOVANNI RINALDO, CONTE, 1720-1795
Cartas Americanas. Nueva edición corregida y aumentada. . . . Traducidas del italiano al castellano. . . . Capo d'Istria. May 9, 1777-December 5, 1779.
2 vols. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 55-56]
A treatise on the geography, history, and civilizations of the New World, stressing the relationship of its peoples with those of the Old, and tracing a connection through the lost continent of Atlantis. Consists of 25 letters, 24 addressed to Carli's relative, Gerónimo Gravisi, Marchés di Pietra-Pelosa, and one to Father Gregorio de la Fuente of the University of Fabia. Translated by José María Fernández de Herrera y Gómez from the Cremona edition of 1781-1782. See also Fernández de Herrera y Gómez, "Critica. . . ." (M-M 112).
CARLSON, RUTH ELIZABETH (KEARNEY)
Notes on Baja California. 1944.
16 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [M-R 4]
Notes on proposed military colony at Santo Tomás, 1849-1850; on Ensenada filibustering scheme, 1889-1890; biographies of people associated with Lower California colonization ventures; notes on recent economic history.
CAROTHERS, A G
Sermon. Washington, D.C. January 16, 1853.
53 p. A.D.S. 18 cm. [Z-Z 100:47]
Dedication sermon for the Fifth Presbyterian Church.
CARRANZA, VENUSTIANO, 1859-1920
Letters. Veracruz. April 20, 22, 1915.
2 p. L.S. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:15]
Letter of April 20 to Miguel E. Muñoz in Nogales, Arizona, thanking him for a letter of condolence on the death of the President's brother, General Jesús Carranza; another, dated April 22, addressed to Sra. Dolores Montaño in Veracruz, acknowledging her felicitations on the success of the Constitutionalist Army in Celaya and suggesting an interview on the subject of her son Luis.
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CARRERA, FERNANDO DE LA
Arte de la lengua Yunga de los valles del obispado de Truxillo, con un confessionario, y todas las oraciones Christianas, y otras cosas. . . . [Lima, Peru. 1644]
2 vols. 19 cm. HHB [Z-D 3]
Copy made by Alphonse Pinart in the library of Joaquín García Icazbalceta. [Cf. Altieri, Radames A. La Gramática Yunga de F. de la Carrera. Tucumán, 1939.]
CARRERA, RAFAEL, 1814-1865
Calendar of Selected Documents for Career of. 1838-1865.
1 vol. 25 cm. [68/89z]
Military rule of Carrera in Guatemala, which he dominated as chief executive for a quarter century. Copied from the Public Record Office, London.
CARRINGTON, J W
Remarks. Mexico. [N.p., n.d.]
11 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 347]
Remarks of Carrington, at one time translator for the British Legation in Mexico, regarding events leading up to British participation in the invasion of Mexico in 1861, the resulting break in relations with Great Britain, and public affairs during the terms of several Mexican presidents and the reign of Maximilian.
Letter to Doctor Miller. Brown's Hotel. December 30, 1847.
1 p. A.L.S. 27 cm. [Z-Z 18]
Requesting that the doctor call to treat his cold.
CASA DE CONTRATACIÓN DE INDIAS, SEVILLE, SPAIN
Documents relating to Personnel Administration. 1779.
9 p. D. and D.S. 21-30 cm. HHB [Z-Z 20:3]
A report on individual employees of certain offices, addressed to José de Gálvez, Minister of the Indies, and related correspondence.
CASA FUERTE, JUAN DE ACUÑA Y BEJARANO, MARQUÉS DE, 1658-1734
Document concerning Settlement of Estate of Domingo Ruanco in Santiago de Querétaro. Mexico City. November 5, 1728.
7 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1700:76]
With related papers.
CASAS, BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS, bp., 1474-1566
Documents relating to.
9 reels (1,356 exp. On film) [M-M 1834]
Materials from various sources, chiefly the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress.
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CASAS, BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS, bp., 1474-1566
Extractos de Historia de las Indias. Madrid. 1561.
101 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 278]
Excerpts from Las Casas' History of the Indies, dealing principally with the voyages of Columbus. Incomplete.
The history has been printed several times, with varying volume divisions and under different titles, e.g., Historia de Yndias, Historia General de las Indias.
CASAS, BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS, bp., 1474-1566
Historia Apologetica de las Yndias Occidentales. Extracts. Valladolid, Spain. ca. 1527-ca. 1560.
247 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 122]
Also known as "Apologética historia sumaria cuanto a las cualidades, disposición, descripción, cielo y suelo de estas tierras, y condiciones naturales, policías, repúblicas, maneras de vivir e costumbres de las gentes de estas Indias occidentales y meridionales, cuyo imperio soberano pertenece á los Reyes de Castilla," and by variants of this longer title. First published in full in Madrid in 1909.
These excerpts, made for Bancroft from a Ms. in the Library of Congress, deal with the lands, customs, and attributes of the American Indians. The work was originally intended for inclusion in the author's general history of the Indies and was designed to demonstrate the Indians' inherent capacity for assimilating Christian culture as free men.
CASAS, BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS, bp., 1474-1566
Historia de las Indias. . . . [ca. 1527-1561]
393 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 123]
Contains excerpts from various parts of the above Historia; an outline by chapters of the author's Historia Apologética; and an outline by chapters of the Historia de las Indias. See also Bartolomé de las Casas, "Extractos de Historia de las Indias" (M-M 278).
CASS, LEWIS, 1782-1866
Letter to [John Young] Mason. Paris. August 6, 1839.
1 p. A.L.S. 21 cm. [Z-Z 100:61]
Inviting him to dine. With autograph of Mason pasted at bottom.
Plano de la ciudad de México. . . . [Mexico City]. June 24, 1794.
1 p. Map. 47x69 cm. [M-M 1879]
Colored plan of Mexico City, drawn to show the paving assessments that would result from a ruling of Viceroy Revilla Gigedo the Younger, with explanations for use of the plan.
CASTILLO, ANTONIO DEL, fl. 1611
La Vida del Benerable y muy Religioso P. Fr. Ivan de Castro. . . . [Mexico. N. d.]
90 p. A.D.S. 15 cm. HHB [M-M 58]
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Contains a signed dedication to King Philip III of Spain, prologue, and 13 chapters recording the saintly life of the Augustinian, Juan de Castro, Archbishop of Santa Fé in the kingdom of New Granada and former colleague of the author; with an epitaph in Latin and Spanish composed by Fray Basilio Ponce de León, Knight Commander of Malta. Written between 1611 and 1621.
CASTILLO GADEA, FRAY JUAN DE
Castillo Family Genealogical Documents. 1667-1668.
160 p. D.S. 32 cm. [Z-Z 138]
Certified copies of records of the Castillo family in Granada, Málaga, Baeza, and other cities of Andalusia, Spain.
CASTRO, MANUEL [DE JESÚS), 1810-
Libro de tomas de razon de los titulos de las tierras de labranza concedidas en la Colonia Militar de Santo Tomas en el año de 1850 y 1851. Baja California. July 5, 1850-September 5, 1851.
2 vols. 7, 44 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 262]
An uncompleted record containing copies of land grants issued in 1850-1851 by Castro, Commandant of the Military Colony at Santo Tomás, Baja California, in compliance with a decree of July 20, 1848, and an order of May 3, 1850. Includes grants to José Antonio Chaves, Manuel Díaz, Anastasio Ramírez, and many others, and some miscellaneous documents.
CATLIN, GEORGE, 1796-1872
Correspondence and Papers. 1798-1874.
187 items, and 210 exp. on film. [Z-Z 114]
Letters, diary, and family papers relating chiefly to Catlin's travels and the execution and exhibition of his Indian portraits. Gift of Mrs. H. G. Roehm.
CAVITE, LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Account of Disciplinary Action against Two Soldiers of the Sixth Infantry Regiment in Cavite. September 10-12, 1852.
10 p. (incomplete). D.S. 15-32 cm. [Z-P 116]
CAVITE, LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Estado del Presupuesto de las obras del año prosimo venidero de 1811. . . . Cavite. December 31, 1810.
1 p. D.S. 53x73 cm. [Z-P 112]
Budget for the arsenal estimating personnel and wages for the year 1811.
CAVITE, LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Letters to the Jefe de Estado Mayor Apostadero. Cavite. 1895-1896.
5 p. L.S. 23 cm. [Z-P 118]
Correspondence concerning the murder of a sailor from the cruiser Castilla.
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CAVITE, LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Maestranza Eventual Cañonero N.o 17. Mes de Dic.e de 1861.
4 p. D.S. 30 cm. [Z-P 117]
Account of shipyard expenditures.
CAVITE ARSENAL, LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
22 p. D. and D.S. 20-29 cm. [Z-P 113]
Miscellaneous papers relating to the budget and pay record of the arsenal, and to various naval service records.
CEDULARIO Y PAPELES VARIOS. [N. p.] 1675-1819.
3 vols. Ms. and printed. 32-34 cm. HHB [M-M 60-62]
Copies of Spanish royal decrees, Mexican viceregal orders, papal briefs, reports, official correspondence, et cetera, with one original letter (Viceroy Iturrigaray to the Intendant of Guadalajara, Mexico City, June 30, 1803). Concern regulations on various matters in the Indies, such as marriages, property transactions, state and ecclesiastical finances, administrative organization, the University of Guadalajara, judicial procedure, treatment of Indians, public order, and the mining, rum, and tobacco industries; apparently compiled for the Audiencia of Guadalajara. Subject index. Various original signatures. Many items on stamped paper.
CENSUS REPORTS. NUEVA VIZCAYA. 1786-1821.
5 folders. 5 p. D.S. 30-31, 31x42 cm. [M-M 1793]
Census tables and reports for Valle de la Ciénaga de los Olivos, 1786; for the Corps of Dragoons in the jurisdiction of Chihuahua, 1787; for the parish of San Francisco Javier de Satebó and the mission of Santiago de Bobonoyaba, 1799; for the presidio of San Carlos and the Hacienda de Dolores, 1817; and for the Valle de Santa Rosalía, 1821. Included are population figures grouped by race, sex, age, and civil status.
Documents relating to the History of. ca. 1536-1717.
2 reels (On film) [Z-C 217]
Documents from various Central American archives, filmed by Philip W. Powell.
Documents relating to the History of. ca. 1678-1822.
6 reels (On film) [Z-C 215]
Original documents in various Central American archives, selected for filming by Thomas E. Downey.
CERECEDA, ANDRÉS DE
Letter to the King of Spain. León, Nicaragua. July 20, 1529.
17 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 302]
Summary report from the treasurer of the González Dávila-Niño expedition regarding events in Nicaragua and Honduras during the period 1527-1529.
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CERECEDA, ANDRÉS DE
To the King. Trujillo del Pinar, Honduras. June 14, 1533.
62 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 318]
Letter addressed to the King of Spain by the Governor of Honduras, Cerezeda, reporting on events during the period 1530-1533. Gives special attention to the struggle for power of Cerezeda against two rivals, Vasco de Herrera and Diego Méndez, but covers also the arrival and death of Governor Alvítez, local revolts, plans for new settlements in the Naco Valley and elsewhere, the treatment of Indians, and other matters.
CHACÓN [DE LA MOTA], TERESA
Obra Pia del glorioso Martir Señor San Phelipe de Jesus. Segunda ultima Quenta del Cargo. . . . [Mexico City] 1747.
19 p. 31 cm. [M-M 1705]
Second and final report on the charge entrusted to Andrés de la Mota, deceased presbyter and chaplain of the Mexico City Cathedral, as administrator of the pious foundation in honor of St. Philip the Martyr. It covers the period from November 17, 1733, to August 23, 1747, and was drawn up by Mota's mother, Teresa Chacón de la Mota, on the basis of his records, and submitted by her to Francisco Rodríguez Navarro, cathedral dignitary. Apparently a contemporary copy.
CHAPPE d'AUTEROCHE, JEAN, 1728-1769
History of the Voyage of Monsieur L'Abbe Chappe to Baja California to Observe the Transit of Venus across the Disk of the Sun, in 1769.
19 p. 20-24 cm. [M-M 1713]
English translation of a summary account of this expedition, by Mr. Pauly, the King's Engineer and Geographer, and one of Chappe d'Auteroche's chief assistants. Describes the epidemic in which Chappe d'Auteroche and others died, and refers also to the kindness of Viceroy Croix. Written by Pauly, apparently in connection with a petition to the King for an increased pension.
CHASE, E B
Wagers on the Election of Martin Van Buren. Boston, Massachusetts. April 3, 1840.
2 p. D.S. 10 cm. [Z-Z 100:37]
Signed by James T. Fisher, witness.
CHAVERO, ALFREDO, 1841-1906, comp.
Maltratamiento de Indios. Mexico. 1609-1773.
522 p. Ms. and printed. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 135]
Collection of reports, decrees, correspondence, and related material bearing primarily upon the treatment of Indians in New Spain and the difficulties encountered there by Franciscans and Jesuits. The volume contains 28 separate items, as follows:
1) A statement, ca. 1724, by Cristóbal Domínguez, guardian of the convent of San Francisco de México, protesting the collection of certain tribute by
― 38 ―the secular clergy; 2) instructions of Joseph de la Vallina, Franciscan provincial, November 11, 1752, on investigation of complaints regarding obsequies; 3) draft of a proposal by a Mexican Jesuit for defense of the Order with the aid of Indian neophytes; 4-5) two royal cedulas, May 26, 1609, and March 23, 1644, regarding the labor and general welfare of the Indians in New Spain; 6) certified copies of petitions, decrees, and related documents, ca. 1725, on disputes between Franciscans and the civil and ecclesiastical authorities regarding services of Indians in Tlaxcala and elsewhere; 7) order concerning the payment of tribute, November 16, 1741, at Toluca and Zinacantepec; 8) letter from Miguel Joseph Calderón, June 11, 1725, denying accusations of the Tlaxcalan Indians against the Nativitas monastery; 9) report from the governor of Chihuahua to Viceroy Fuenclara, September 1, 1744, regarding the royal program of Indian welfare; 10) apparently the closing portion of a circular, Mexico City, February 25, 1623, addressed to Franciscan monastery guardians, on the treatment of Indians, and other matters; 11) file on a suit, Mexico City, September-October, 1703, regarding a property dispute brought by the Indians, Juana Nicolasa and Miguel de los Angeles, against certain mulattoes; 12) certified copy of an order issued by Archbishop Payo Enríquez de Ribera, March 20, 1680, regarding collection of tribute at Santa María la Redonda, a Franciscan doctrina; 13) report of the Medical Board (Tribunal del Protomedicato) of Mexico City, January 8, 1773, apparently for the viceroy, on health conditions among the Indians and other underprivileged groups; 14-15) documents concerned with exaction of tribute and labor, 1693-1742, from the Indians of Santa María la Redonda, including a letter from Francisco Antonio de la Rosa y Figueroa, June 16, 1742, and other papers; 16) report on immorality of the Indians, Toluca, January 14, 1735, by Fray Martín Calderón; 17) correspondence between Francisco Jiménez Caro, Franciscan Vicar General for the Indians, and Fray Antonio de Arpide, December 2, 1752-March 23, 1753, regarding alleged neglect of the Indians, especially in education; 18) report of Fray Miguel Camacho Villavisencio, a Franciscan, to his Provincial, December 2, 1719, from Tlaltelulco, on parochial administration, with special reference to Indians; 19) papers relating to misconduct of Indian parishioners of Santa María la Redonda, 1742; 20-22) three printed items, 1683-ca. 1688, two to the king requesting aid on behalf of the Indians, and one to the Commissioner General for establishment of a Franciscan mission in Nicaragua; 23) hearings concerning parochial fees and perquisites, April 17, 1749, at the doctrina of San Miguel Tzinacantepec, province of Metepec, and an ecclesiastical edict of June 21, 1748, setting a scale of fees for parochial services; 24) a royal decree, Mexico City, May 15, 1703, reviewing royal and ecclesiastical orders regarding fees for parochial services at Santiago Tlaltelulco, a Franciscan doctrina; 25) file of documents, Mexico, 1672, on complaints of the Cuernavaca Indians against the Franciscans, and justification of the latter; 26) collection of documents from Mexico City and Tlaxcala province, 1629-1630, on complaints of Indians in three communities, attached to the Franciscan doctrina of Topoyango, and their plea for transference to Tlaxcala; 27) information
― 39 ―on administration and parochial fees in the Franciscan doctrina of Santiago Tlaltelulco, April 24, 1749; 28) relates to a suit brought by the Nativitas Indians against their Franciscan monastery, Mexico City, June 15, 1745.
CHAVES, GABRIEL DE
Relacion de la prov.a de Meztitlan. Meztitlán. October 1, 1579.
20 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 310]
Report on the town and district of Meztitlán, prepared by Chaves, the alcalde mayor, in compliance with an order from the Viceroy of New Spain. Covers briefly the early history of the region, the location of its various towns, its climate and natural products, and the rites and customs of the indigenous inhabitants.
CHIAPAS, MEXICO. MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Libro de acuerdos ordinarios . . . . Chiapas. 1640-1649.
396 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1888]
Minutes and other records of the Cabildo of Chiapas, for the period November 26, 1640-November 4, 1649. Deals with public works; sales taxes and various fiscal matters; military defense; elections, appointments and commissions; repairs to public buildings; relations with the Real Audiencia de Guatemala, the Diocese of Chiapas, and local monasteries; a reported discovery of gold mines; and miscellaneous subjects.
CHIAPAS DIOCESE, MEXICO
Primer Libro de Visita del Yll.mo S.or D.r Don Carlos Maria Colina. . . . Chiapas. 1855-1874.
227 p. 40 cm. [M-M 1742]
Copies of records of parish visits made by two bishops of Chiapas.
CHICKERING, ALLEN LAWRENCE, 1877-1958
Diary of a Trip to the San Pedro Martir Sierra. August-September, 1923.
20 p. (Typescript) D.S. 28 cm. [68/5m]
Excursion to Baja California, describing the flora and fauna of the area.
Documents and Correspondence. 1811-1844.
22 folders. 134 p. 10x26-33 cm. [M-M 1797]
Documents and official correspondence, mainly addressed to various governors
― 40 ―of Chihuahua, relating to the civil and military administration of Chihuahua as a province of New Spain and, subsequently, as a state or department of Mexico. They include documents concerning appointments, taxes and government expenditures, Indian affairs, official addresses and proclamations, and military dispatches from Janos presidio.
Documents concerning Relations between Chile and the United States. 1840-1887.
6 reels (On film) [Z-D 124]
Diplomatic, consular, and commercial correspondence. Selections and notes made by Abraham P. Nasatir. A "key" to the collection is available.
Documents concerning Fray Luis de Valdivia.
11 reels (On film) [Z-D 114]
Microfilm of material relating to Valdivia, a Jesuit who sought to implement a policy of defensive war against the Araucanians in Chile in the 17th century. Selected for filming by Louis De Armond from the Sala Medina of the Biblioteca Nacional, Chile. Film of volumes 110-129; record prints are available for volumes 110-122.
Documents concerning Fray Luis de Valdivia and the Defensive War against the Araucanians in Chile in the 17th Century.
163 exp. (On film) [Z-D 115]
Microfilm of material selected by Louis De Armond from the Archivo de Jesuitas and the Archivo Vicuña Mackenna in Chile. Record prints also available.
CHIMALPOPOCATL GALICIA, FAUSTINO, comp. (fl. 1840's-1850's)
Náhuatl, Otomí, and other Manuscripts. [N.d.]
13 folders in portfolio. 22-33 cm. HHB [M-M 474]
Manuscripts either translated or transcribed by Chimalpopocatl. Folders 1-8 contain translations into Náhuatl of the following: "Coloquio de la invencion de la Santa Cruz por la virtuosa Santa Elena," by Manuel de los Santos y Salazar, a play dealing with the legend of the discovery of the true cross, 26 p.; "El evangelio segun San Mateo," 116 p.; "El evangelio segun San Marco," 47 p.; "Catecismo historico . . . ," by Claudio Fleury, 39 p.; "Elementa lógica . . . versa in idiomate Nahuatl . . . ," 58 p.; "Borradores, para la Virgen" (in Spanish, Latin, and Náhuatl), 4 p.; chapters from the Book of Ecclesiastes, articles 8 and 9 of El Centavo de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, and information on atole and the pomegranate tree, 8 p.; and "El catequista en el pueblo de Sta. Maria la Milpalta . . . ," 16 p.
Folders 9-13 contain the following, written in Chimalpopocatl's hand: notes in Spanish, Latin, Náhuatl and Italian, 8 p.; a manuscript in Náhuatl, 8 p.; a foreword, in Spanish, possibly written for "Esta colección de muchos dialectos indígenos," with translations also into Náhuatl and Latin, 5 p.; "Copia simple
― 41 ―de una gramática de la lengua otomí, o mas bien breves noticias del tal idioma," incomplete, in Spanish, 13 p.; and miscellaneous notes on Aztec kings, religious drawings and genealogical information (?) on the Mendoza (?) family, 4 p.
CHIPMAN STONE & CO., and WILLIAM E. GRIFFIS
Memorandum of Agreement. September 10, 1873.
3 p. D.S. 31 cm. [Z-Z 100:73]
Concerning royalties for publication in English of Griffis' New Japan readers. With bill, July, 1874, for printing "Yokahama Guide."
CHOCOLATTE. [N.p., n.d.]
15 p. (Photocopy). 26 cm. [Z-C 213]
Treatise on the origins, preparation, and medicinal values of chocolate. Original in the British Museum.
CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS, 106-43 B.C.
Idea que se formò de un orador perfecto M[arco] Tulio Cicerón, expresada à Marco Caton en el lib. que le escribio intitulado El Orador: Traducido . . . al Castellaño. . . . 46 B.C.
308 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 64]
A translation (n. d.) of Cicero's Ad M. Brutum Orator, a treatise on the ideal orator, addressed to Brutus, by Manuel Gutiérrez Huesca, a student of the Real y Pontificio Colegio of Puebla. Prologue and summary by the translator. Prepared for the college's Academia de Letras Humanas.
CILLY, JOHN S
Civil War Diary. 1863-1864.
112 p. 15 cm. [Z-Z 140]
Pocket diary, accompanied by transcript of military record and clippings of poems and anecdotes.
CLARK, CHARLES UPSON, 1875-1960(?)
Notebooks. ca. 1929-1939.
1,557 exp. (On film) [Z-R 7]
Notes on materials for the history of the Americas in the archives of Spain, made by Clark while resident investigator in Europe for the Smithsonian Institution.
Remarks on Mexico. [Mexico. 1883?]
37 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 348]
Statement dealing in part with the careers of the American journalist Clarke and his father, George W. Clarke, founder of the newspaper The Two Republics, but principally with public affairs in Mexico during the presidential terms of Juárez, Lerdo, Díaz, and González. Topics discussed include relations between the United States and Mexico, Mexican railroads, and internal political organization.
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CLAYTON, JOHN MIDDLETON, 1796-1856
Letter to Asbury Dickens [Dickins], Secretary of the U.S. Senate. April 25, 1850.
2 p. A.L.S. 18 cm. [Z-Z 100:20]
Requesting secrecy concerning treaty of April 19, 1850, with Great Britain.
CLAYTON, LLOYDINE DELLA (MARTIN)
George Victor Collot. Berkeley and San Diego State College. ca. 1934.
470 p. Ms. and typescript. 28 cm. [M-R 8]
Notes and draft for reports on Collot, author and explorer who reconnoitered down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers for the French in 1796.
CLEGERN, WAYNE MCLAUCHLIN, comp., 1929-
A Calendar of Documents . . . pertaining to British Honduras, 1859-1902. 1957-1958.
43 exp. (On film) [69/84z]
Concerning a road between Guatemala and Belize, 1859-1900; boundary disputes between Guatemala, Mexico, and British Honduras; British arms trade with the Indians; punitive expeditions in British Honduras against the Indians, 1877-1878; and proposals for railway construction in British Honduras. From the Public Record Office, London.
Across the Nicaragua Transit.
177 p. A.D. 25 cm. HHB [M-M 65]
Preface dated San Francisco, April 15, 1868. Narrative of trip by steamboat from Greytown up San Juan River to Lake Nicaragua, and thence overland to San Juan del Sur on the Pacific. Descriptions of towns, natives, and customs, with some information on the history of the country.
CLIONICO PANEGIRICO NUMEN. 1730-
154 p. 20 cm. HHB [M-M 190]
Collection of 18th-century Spanish and Latin verses, largely anonymous, including many anagrams, acrostics, and similar pieces, with a few prose sermons or addresses. They relate primarily to religious topics or to public events of special interest for the Diocese (later Archdiocese) of Puebla, notably the proposed beatification of the deceased Bishop Palafox y Mendoza. The verses cover the period from 1729 into the reign of Charles III.
Entered by Bancroft and by Puttick and Simpson under "Palafox. . . ."
CODEX FERNÁNDEZ LEAL
5.73 by 0.36 meters. [M-M 1884]
A pre-Cortesian Mexican Indian picture-writing, in color, of early date (8th to 15th centuries?). It tells of the conquest and migration northward from the Guatemalan area of a tribe of Mixtecan-Zapotecan linguistic stock which finally settled in the area of Oaxaca. Made from a vegetable fibre, perhaps amatl. One of the oldest surviving documents of Indian America.
See John Barr Tompkins, "Codex Fernández Leal," in The Pacific Art Review, Summer, 1942, pp. 39-59.
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COFRADÍA DE SANTA MARÍA DE LA SOLEDAD
Ordinances. Oaxaca, Mexico. December 23, 1619.
26 p. D.S. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 461]
A compilation of rules, written in Náhuatl and signed by Diego Marcos, apparently containing regulations for the government of the Cofradía and its hospital, situated near San Miguel Coatlán.
COFRADÍAS DEL SANTÍSIMO SACRAMENTO Y NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA LIMPIA CONCEPCIÓN. LIBRO DE HAZ.to DE LOS HERM.os DE LA MUI ILL.tre COFRADIA DEL DIVINO S[AG]R[ADO] SACRAM.to FUNDADA EN LA IGL.a PARROCHIAL DE ESTA VILLA. . . . CUERNAVACA, MEXICO. 1776-1810.
291 p. D.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1760]
Joint records of two Cuernavaca brotherhoods, containing minutes of meetings, annual accounts, including also those for the Chapel of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and related materials.
COIT, DANIEL WADSWORTH, 1787-1876
Sixteen Letters to his Brother-in-law, Pelatiah Perit. 1821-1831.
56 p. A.L.S. 25-31 cm. [Z-Z 162]
Concerning commercial transactions, primarily in South America. Written from Lima, Peru, various cities in Europe, and Norwich, Connecticut. With typed transcripts of a part of the collection.
COLECCIÓN DE DOCUMENTOS IMPRESOS Y MANUSCRITOS P.a LA HISTORIA DE LOS ESTADOS DEL NORTE DE MÉXICO. . . . MAY 23, 1816-FEBRUARY 8, 1846.
2 vols. Ms. and printed. 21-34 cm. HHB [M-M 285-286]
A collection of numbered documents and official communications, chiefly printed, relating for the most part to political and military developments in the northern states of Mexico. Volume I contains several Mss., among them a "Reglamento" for a commissariat of war, Mexico City, May 23, 1816; an Acta for the reinstatement of Francisco Iriarte as governor of Sonora, June 8, 1829; a letter of Ignacio de Bustamante, Arispe, November 3, 1821; papers of José Antonio de Echávarri, 1823, regarding a Congress; an exhortation of Gaspar de Ochoa, Durango, March 5, 1823, in support of Mexican independence; letter of Antonio Cordero, March 6, 1823, reporting his illness and inability to serve; letters of Antonio Campuzano, February 5 and 7, 1846, concerning affairs in Ures; Governor José María Gaxiola's statement, February 6, 1846, regarding matters at Ures; letter of March 16, 1823, of Pedro María de Allande of Chihuahua concerning the Plan de Casa Mata; another letter, February 8, 1846, of Antonio Campuzano protesting the appointment of Francisco Islas to a judicial post; letter of Ignacio de Pérez, commander at Janos, concerning a military matter; and a Ms., no 109, written in December, 1828, or January, 1829, by Governor Lorenzo de Zabala and General José María Lobato, exhorting the people to peace after the recent revolution.
The remainder of these volumes, consisting of several hundred printed items, are analyzed in Bancroft Library's catalog under "Pinart Prints," and hence are not described here.
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Documents for the History of. 1550-1652.
8 reels (On film) [Z-D 121]
Residencia records and other documents selected and filmed by Miss Mary Ross in the Archivo Histórico Nacional and Biblioteca Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.
COLOMBIA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Documents Pertaining to the History of. 1820-1940.
732 exp. (On film) [Z-C 212]
Selected documents from the Consular Correspondence in the U.S. National Archives regarding Barranquilla, Bogotá, Cartagena, Sabanilla, and Santa Marta, 1823-1922; and items from Bogotá periodicals consisting of laws, contracts, censuses, etc., for Cartagena, Santa Marta, Barranquilla, and the lower Magdalena River area.
COLOQUIO ENTRE SOPHRONIO Y LEONIDO SOBRE MATERIAS POLITICAS, Y DE ESTADO. . . . MEXICO. 1775.
101 p. 17 cm. HHB [M-M 67]
Discussion of Spanish public affairs in the middle 18th century, including international policy, promotion of mining in New Spain, papal recognition of Our Lady of Guadalupe as Patroness of New Spain, and arrival and early administration of Viceroy Agustín de Ahumada.
COLUMPIO SILVER MINING COMPANY
Stock Certificate. San Francisco. [186-?]
1 p. 14x24 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:21]
Blank stock certificate for a mining company of Cosalá District, Sinaloa, Mexico, incorporated on January 6, 1864; in English.
COMISIÓN MEXICANA-AMERICANA PARA LA ERRADICACIÓN DE LA FIEBRE AFTOSA. DISTRITO DE HUAJUAPAM. SECTOR DE CHALCATONGO. [N.d.]
89 exp. (On film) [M-A 14]
Gives maps of Chalcatongo and nearby towns included in the survey, with lists of owners of cattle and hogs, and census of these animals. Filmed for the Library of Congress.
COMPAGNIE DE SONORE
Statuts de la Compagnie de Sonore. 1852.
38 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 230]
Statutes of the Compagnie de Sonore, founded by Raousset-Boulbon in San Francisco in 1852, by agreement with the Mexican Compañía Restauradora, to provide military aid in the exploration and development of lands, mines, and placers, in exchange for a share of the profits; membership roll of the Compagnie de Sonore, with relevant data; order of the day, recording chiefly appointments within the company and modification of its statutes; and tables of equipment required.
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COMPAGNIE DES FILLES DE NOTRE-DAME
History of the Compagnie des Filles de Notre-Dame. 1698?-1710.
3 vols. 389, 404, 413 p. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 394]
Spanish translation, apparently prepared by the Jesuits José Escrig and Ignacio Bruno, with the assistance of Father Francisco Garau and others, of a French history of the Daughters of the Virgin Mary, an educational order founded in Bordeaux in 1606 by Jeanne de Lestonnac, widow of the Marquis Gaston de Montferrand and niece of Montaigne. Contains biographical accounts of the founder and certain members, as well as a history of the Order and of various chapters or communities. Composition of the history was initiated by Mother Clara de Madallán and continued by other Daughters.
COMPAÑÍA ANÓNIMA DE NAVEGACIÓN DEL LAGO DE CHAPALA Y RÍO GRANDE. 1866-1867
23 p. 32-36 cm. [M-M 1809]
Documents relating to the steamship company founded by Adolfo Emilio Cavaillon, with headquarters in Guadalajara. Included are a notary's statement and draft of statutes on formation of the company, 1866; a note concerning election of the company's board of directors, 1866; and a facsimile of an instrument granting certain authority, including power of attorney, to Cavaillon, 1866-1867.
CONDE Y OQUENDO, FRANCISCO JAVIER, 1733-1799
Disertacion Historica sobre la Aparicion de la Portentosa Imagen de Maria Santisima de Guadalupe de Mexico. Mexico. [N. d.]
2 vols. (576, 436 p.) 31 cm. HHB [M-M 71-72]
A history of the Virgin of Guadalupe prepared to counteract the irreligious implications of the account written by José Ignacio Bartolache, Mexico City, 1790. Contains a prologue, historical introduction, and nine chapters dealing with Cortés' devotion to Our Lady, the miraculous appearances of the Virgin of Guadalupe, characteristics of the painting, written and oral sources of the legend, and the recognition accorded to it in various countries.
Practically identical with the printed edition published in Mexico, 1852-1853, under the title given above.
[CONDE Y OQUENDO, FRANCISCO JAVIER], 1733-1799
Sermones y elogios varios. ca. 1772-ca. 1792.
598 p. Ms. and printed. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 223]
A collection of sermons and orations on religious and political topics—the Sacraments, lives of saints, the Council of the Indies, Philip V, et cetera—delivered in Havana, Madrid, Mexico City, and possibly other localities. Preceded by a dedication (n.p., n.d.) obviously intended for Revilla Gigedo the Younger. Entered by Bancroft under "Sermones Varios. . . ."
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA
Fifty Dollar Bill. Richmond, Virginia. February 17, 1864.
1 piece. D.S. 8x18 cm. [Z-Z 100:43]
With signatures for Register and Treasurer.
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CONQUYSTA BERDADERA DEL PUEBLO DE TONALAN, Y MERYTOS DEL GOBERNADOR, DON SALBADOR ALBARADO, NOMBRADO MASCARON CHYTALPOPOCA. [16TH-19TH CENT.]
110 p. 32 cm. [M-M 1738]
File on land titles and other privileges granted to the Chucalco (Chicalco) Indians of Tonalá(n), Nueva Galicia, in recognition of their docile cooperation with the early conquerors and Franciscan fathers, and particularly the services rendered by their governor, Salvador Cortés Alvarado Mascarón Chitalpopoca, brother of Moctezuma, and by members of his family. Copied in part, according to the text, from the Crónicas de Nueva España of Fathers Juan Pastraño and Diego Solórzano. Contains petitions, reports from missionaries, royal grants from Charles V and his successors, requests for copies of the pertinent documents, and related material. Written primarily in Jalisco and Madrid. Certified at Guadalajara, July 3, 1848, with the signature of Mariano Hermoso, notary in charge of land-title archives.
CONVENTO DE SAN AGUSTIN, GUADALAJARA. ca. 1570-1770.
1 box. (Photocopy) [M-A 9]
Controversy over the lands and property of this convent. From the Biblioteca Pública, Guadalajara, Mexico.
COOKE, ROSE (TERRY), 1827-1892
Untitled Poem. February 15, 1855.
2 p. A[?].D. 16 cm. [Z-Z 100:92]
COOLEY, TOM M
Letter. Potrerito, District of Sahuaripa, Sonora, Mexico. June 28, 1873.
3 p. A.L.S. 26 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:59]
Writes his brother, A. S. Cooley, in Plumas County, California, that he has a 1/5 interest in a promising silver mine that will be in operation by August.
COPIA DE CARTAS ESCRITAS POR EL P.e P.or FR. JUAN CRESPI, MISSIONERO APPOSTOLICO . . . SOBRE LAS EXPEDICIONES DE TIERRA . . . EN EL AÑO DE 1769 . . . [AND OTHER PAPERS, 1769-1772].
216 p. 34 cm. [M-M 1847]
Transcripts of letters and reports concerning the journeys of Franciscan missionaries, the missions of Alta and Baja California, Indians of the region, discovery of the Bay of Monterey, provisions of José de Gálvez affecting the missions. Addressed by Fathers Juan Crespí, Junípero Serra, Francisco Palóu, José Francisco Ortega, and Rafael José Verger (later Bishop of Nuevo León), to Fathers Juan Andrés and Palóu, Fiscal Manuel Lanz de Casafonda, Mother Antonia Valladolid, and probably other correspondents not specified.
Transcripts made at the British Museum in 1910 from Manuscritos de Indias . . . , Ms. Add. 13974, f. 231-293. There is a chronological list of the transcripts.
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CORDERO, ANTONIO, 1753-1823
Correspondence as Commandant General of the Western Provincias Internas (or ad interim Commandant General). 1819-1821.
2 folders. 5 p. L.S. 21-22 cm. [M-M 1796]
Letter from Trinidad Rodríguez to Cordero, requesting protection for the Indians in San Juan de Sultó, Huejotitán, March 22, 1819. Also letter of Cordero to Angel Pinilla for dispatch of requested documents, Los Alamos, February 21, 1820.
CÓRDOVA, JUAN DE
Permit. Mexico City. September 1, 1860.
1 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1883:2]
Issued by the Provincial of the Dominican Province of Santiago to Fray Sebastián de Soto, giving him power to make financial arrangements at the Atzcapotzalco monastery.
CORONA, RAMÓN, 1837-1889
Apuntes Biográficos. [N. p., 1885]
229 p. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 372]
Biography of the Mexican patriot, General Ramón Corona, hero of the Battle of La Mojonera (1873), covering the first 48 years of his life. A copy of his military record is appended.
CORREOSO, BUENAVENTURA, ca. 1831-
Statement of General Buenaventura Correoso at H. H. Bancroft's Library. San Francisco. July 13, 1883.
14 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 353]
Statement by Correoso summarizing his personal career and reviewing events in Panama and Colombia during the period 1854-1883, with emphasis upon the struggle between Liberals and Conservatives and upon the Panamanian chiefs of state. Refers briefly to current work on the Panama Canal.
CORTÉS, HERNANDO, 1485-1547
Ordenanzas. Mexico. March 20, 1524.
6 exp. (On film) [M-M 1836]
Basic ordinances for the administration and government of New Spain. Microfilm of original document at Tulane University.
COSTA RICA. CABILDO
Relacion mui circunstanciada escrita al Rey de los sucesos de Juan Vasquez de Coronado en las provincias de Nueva Cartago, y Costa Rica en la pacificacion y descubrimiento de ellas. December 12, 1562.
5 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 304]
Report to the King of Spain from the Cabildo of Costa Rica, recording the aid received from Juan Vázquez de Coronado in the settlement and pacification of the province.
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COSTANSÓ, MIGUEL, 1741-1814
70 p. (Typescript and manuscript) 23-36 cm. [M-M 1849]
Miscellaneous translations, excerpts, and notes of Costansó's diaries, relating to the 1769-1770 expeditions from San Diego northward in search of Monterey Bay.
COWLEY-BROWN, J S
Letter to H. R. Momat. Chicago. January 26, 1903.
1 p. A.L.S. 28 cm. [Z-Z 100:96]
Concerning publication of the Goose-Quill, a literary magazine of which Cowley-Brown was the editor.
COZZENS, JOHN B
Correspondence and Papers. 1846-1875.
70 exp. (On film) [M-M 1726]
Includes letters and papers in connection with his service as a sutler to the American forces in Mexico during 1846-1847, a challenge to a duel with Lt. Charles Deas, U.S.N., in 1848, and Cozzens' financial affairs.
CRANDALL, DANIEL M
A Return of the Men, Arms, Ammunition and Accoutrements, of the Third Regiment of Militia . . . in the 3d Brigade in the State of Rhode-Island, commanded by Brigadier-General John S. Champlen. . . . Hopkinton [Rhode Island]. June 25, 1836.
2 p. D.S. 17x41 cm. [Z-Z 100:51]
Printed form, filled in and signed by Crandall.
[CREIGHTON, FRANK WHITTINGTON, bp., 1879-1948]
The Bishop's Journal. Mexico (State). April 16-19, [1926?]
7 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [M-M 1729]
A report on an evangelical episcopal tour through several towns and settlements near Toluca. Discusses ecclesiastical matters, describes local conditions and means of travel, contains information on the Protestant Montes de Oca family. Ascribed to Creighton, Protestant missionary bishop from 1926 to 1933.
CRESCENT CITY BANK, NEW ORLEANS
Bank Note to George M. Branner, on the Bank of the Republic, New York. New Orleans. March 28, 186(?).
1 piece. D.S. 9x19 cm. [Z-Z 100:55]
CRESPÍ, JUAN, 1721-1782
Letter. Cádiz. December 24, 1749.
1 p. (Photocopy) 28 cm. [M-M 1700:52]
Informs Don Miguel Serre y Maure of his arrival at Cádiz, September 21, with other friars, and their plan to sail for Mexico on December 26. Includes English translation.
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Lista del número total de Religiosos de la Provincia del Santo Evangelio de México. . . . August 27, 1804.
13 p. 43x31 cm. [M-M 1887]
List of friars in the Franciscan Provincia del Santo Evangelio, indicating native land and age of each friar, with additional data relating to his work in the Order. Prepared for Fray Pablo de Moya, Franciscan Commissioner General of the Indies.
CRIADO DE CASTILLA, ALONSO, d. 1611
Papers Relating to the Port of Santo Tomás de Castilla. Guatemala. February 4, 1604-July 1, 1606.
8 items. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 315]
Official letters and reports, addressed for the most part by the Governor of Guatemala, Alonso Criado de Castilla, to the King of Spain. Relate to the exploration of Amatique Bay, the founding of the new port of Santo Tomás de Castilla, and the desirability of developing that port as superior to Puerto Caballos or any other in the vicinity.
CROIX, CARLOS FRANCISCO DE, MARQUÉS DE, 1699-1786
Correspondence and Papers. 1768-1769.
11 folders (29 p.) D. and D.S. 16-31 cm. [M-M 1870]
Relate to the administration of Viceroy de Croix; concerned principally with disposition of former Jesuit property, and in most cases written to or by the Guadalajara factor, José de Trigo.
CROIX, CARLOS FRANCISCO DE, MARQUÉS DE, 1699-1786
Papers. Mexico. 1769, 1771.
2 items. D.S. [69/166m]
Communications from Domingo Antonio López to Croix, reporting an alleged theft of a letter by mailman Antonio Gavino, with annotation by Croix; and a letter from Croix concerning a dispute between officials of Veracruz and the Jesuits over certain income or benefits of the latter.
CROIX, TEODORO DE, CABALLERO DE CROIX, 1730-1791
5 vols. (Transcripts) 28 cm. [Z-E 10]
Typescripts of letters selected by Alfred B. Thomas from the Archivo General de Indias, Seville. A "key" to the collection is available in the Bancroft Library.
CROIX, TEODORO DE, CABALLERO DE CROIX, 1730-1791
Letters and Documents. Mexico. 1778-1784.
9 folders. 29-31 cm. [M-M 1789]
Papers relating to the administration of the Provincias Internas (principally in Nueva Vizcaya and Coahuila) under Commandant General Croix, primarily
― 50 ―concerning Indian disturbances and finances. Includes information on many Lipan and Mescalero leaders.
CROIX, TEODORO DE, CABALLERO DE CROIX, 1730-1791
Ynstrucion formada por la Comandancia G.ral de Provincias Ynternas para el establecimiento de nuebas poblaciones. . . . [Provincias Internas, 1783?]
11 p. 31 cm. [M-M 1790]
Instructions issued by the Commandant General of the Provincias Internas for the establishment of new settlements. Covers their classification, local government, provisions for Indian inhabitants, distribution of lands, agriculture and irrigation, and obligations and rights of settlers.
CROSMAN, GEORGE HAMPTON, 1798-1882
Letters. May 16-29, 1847.
3 items (7 p.) 25 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:31]
Letters addressed to Major Crosman, Quartermaster, by Colonel Robert T.
― 51 ―Paine, San Francisco, May 16; Depot Superintendent Arnold Angell, San Francisco, May 19; and W. S. Gregory Reynosa, Mexico, May 29, relating to the war with Mexico, particularly the movements of supply vessels and the transmittal of instructions.
CROSSMAN, A. W., THOMAS, J. L., AND PATTERSON, W. E.
Letter to Dr. Crouch in Lead, South Dakota. San Benito, Texas. October 15, 1916.
1 p. 26 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:56]
Covering letter sending the skull of a Mexican bandit shot in August, 1915, by the South Dakota Cavalry. Copy.
CRUILLAS, JOAQUÍN DE MONTSERRAT, MARQUÉS DE, 1700-1771
Document Relating to the Estate of Agustín de Vildosola, Former Governor of the Provinces of Sinaloa and Sonora. Mexico City. July 18, 1763.
8 p. D.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1700:77]
CRUZ DE LA BANDERA, JUAN IGNACIO
Papers. Mexico. 1832-1833.
9 folders in portfolio. 25 p. Ms. and printed. 10-44 cm. HHB [M-M 496]
Letters and documents either addressed to Juan Ignacio Cruz de la Bandera (also known as "Juan Banderas," "Bandera de la Cruz," and "Juan Ignacio Jusacamea," and other variants), as well as documents relating to the disturbances fomented by him among the Yaqui Indians of Sonora. Includes a report signed by Governor Escalante y Arvizu on Bandera's circulation of propaganda predicting his own coronation and inciting revolt against the "Yoris," or white men, with a printed cartoon affixed. Written principally in an Indian language, presumably the Yaqui dialect of Cahita, but also partly in Spanish. Originating for the most part in Sonora.
CUADRO ESTADÍSTICO DE LA SIEMPRE FIEL ISLA DE CUBA CORRESPONDIENTE AL AÑO DE 1827. . . . HAVANA, CUBA. 1829
66 p. 34 cm. [71/45M]
Copy of report on Cuba prepared by a commission headed by Francisco Dionisio Vives. Includes a brief history of the island, geographical description, information on the flora and fauna, minerals and other resources, climate, population, and agriculture.
CUEVAS, LUIS DE
Letters. Loreto, Baja California. April 26, 1832.
11 p. A.L.S. 25 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:29]
Three letters from the Commissariat of Baja California to the Administrator and the Auditor of Maritime Customs in Guaymas, concerning provisions and armament needed for the troops, in view of threatened frontier hostilities.
CURTIS, SAMUEL RYAN, 1805-1866
Diaries and Papers. 1846-ca. 1860.
3 vols. and 5 folders. 19-33 cm. [M-M 1723]
Journals kept by Curtis during his command of the Third Ohio Infantry,
― 52 ―principally 1846-1847, while he was on occupation duty at Matamoros, Camargo, and Saltillo. Correspondence, including drafts of letters to President Polk and General Taylor, and clippings.
CUSHMAN, CHARLOTTE SAUNDERS, 1816-1876
Letter to Leon John Vincent. Philadelphia. April 8, 1875.
2 p. A.L.S. 13 cm. [Z-Z 100:58]
Requesting tickets for a performance.
CUSTER, FERDINAND V., comp.
Colonial Brazil, 1746-1774.
35 items. 33 cm. [Z-D 125]
Copies of documents relating to Brazil in the mid-18th century treating such diverse subjects as agriculture, Jesuit administration of temporalities, multitude of native dialects, treaty of limits of 1757, rents, and finances. Most are from the Colecção Pombalina, Biblioteca Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal.
CUYUTLAN GOLD MINES COMPANY
Memoria de Raya por el mes de Diciembre de 1916. Rosamorada, Tepic.
32 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:60]
Balance sheet, December, 1916. Gives names of men employed, their duties, wages, and other details; includes two receipts.
DAKIN, FRED H
Some Notes on Francisco Villa. [N.p.] December 8, 1933.
5 p. D.S. (Typescript) 33 cm. [M-M 1734]
Notes on a trip taken in June, 1933, to the Hacienda of Francisco Villa, at Canutillo, Durango, donated to Villa by the Mexican Government to provide him and his followers with peaceful employment. Contains a description of the estate, an estimate of Villa's character and career, and comments on his relations with the U.S. Government.
[DALL & DRÉGE CO.]
Letterbook. San Luis Potosí. 1833.
1 vol. and index [M-B 8]
Contemporary record of letters sent in the company's varied business transactions with clients in all parts of Mexico. They reflect the difficulties in the shipment of goods, funds, and messages, and in occasional outbreaks of cholera.
DANISH WEST INDIES
Documents Relating to. 1655-1852.
2 boxes (72 folders), and 1 volume (photocopy) HHB [Z-A 1]
Originals and Pinart transcripts of correspondence and documents mainly relating to the Danish government's rule of the islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John, with provisos for the regulation of Negroes and their conversion to Christianity, and the recording of various deeds in the island of St. Croix. There are a few documents from the British rule, 1807-1819,
― 53 ―chiefly passports. The one volume is a photocopy of the extremely fragile Philip Gardelin letterbook (folder 9).
Materials gathered for H. H. Bancroft by Alphonse Pinart. Arranged chronologically. A partial "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
DATOS SACADOS DE LOS LIBROS DE ALGUNAS MISIONES DE SONORA EN LA PIMERÍA ALTA, QUE ESTUVIERON PRIMERAMENTE Á CARGO DE LA COMP.a DE JESUS, Y DESPUES AL DE LOS P. P. FRANCISCANOS DEL COLEGIO DE S.ta CRUZ DE QUERÉTARO. [SONORA, MEXICO] 1693-1838.
73 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 423]
Data copied in 1879 from records of Sonora missions directed first by the Jesuits and later by the Franciscans. The material is arranged under the heads of individual mission areas and deals with the careers of specific friars and priests. It refers also to the character of the natives, episcopal visits, births, baptisms, burials, and related matters. Pinart collection.
Accounts. Paris and Mexico. 1863-1867.
5 items. 10x22 to 12x27 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:68]
Drafts and bills of exchange; one receipt. Four in French, one in Spanish.
DÁVILA Y LUGO, FRANCISCO DE
Descripcion de las islas Guanajas. 1639.
8 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 307]
Initial portion of a report on the Bay Islands and the advisability of their abandonment. Contains descriptions of the three principal islands, Guanaja, Guyama, and Utilla, and their inhabitants.
DEFENSA HECHA A NOMBRE DE LA SAGRADA PROV.a DE N.a S.ra DE LA MERCED . . . EN LA CAUSA CRIMINAL FORMADA AL P.e FR. JACINTO MIRANDA. . . . [MEXICO CITY. JANUARY 12(?), 1792]
224 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 26]
Defense, on jurisdictional grounds, of the Mercedarian friar, Jacinto Miranda, accused of murdering Gregorio Corte, Provincial, and wounding Father José Alcalá; drawn up by Ubaldo Indalecio Bernal y Malo and Manuel Domingo Chavero, attorneys of the Real Audiencia; presented by the Order to Archbishop Núñez de Haro y Peralta.
Substantially identical with two items of "Disturbios de Frailes," M-M 85, Nos. 2 and 12; a printed version of this plea, Alegato año de 1792 (Oaxaca, 1844) gives the date as December 14, 1792.
DENHARDT, ROBERT MOORMAN, 1912-
Reports on Agriculture in Brazil. 1942-1944.
12 folders (Typescript) 32 cm. [Z-D 137]
Reports on climate, meat packing houses, and various phases of agriculture, chiefly in Rio Grande do Sul. Written as agricultural analyst, U.S. Consulate, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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DERROTERO PARA LA NAVEGACION DE LOS PUERTOS DE ESPAÑA Á LOS DE AMÉRICA. [N. p., n. d.]
332 p. 21x30 cm. HHB [M-M 76]
An atlas for navigators between Spanish ports and the New World, divided into two books: 1) a general discussion of the routes and sites involved; 2) pictorial maps of the islands, ports, bays, and similar features of the Canaries, the West Indies, and American, Spanish, and Portuguese coasts, with brief individual descriptions. Contains 115 maps, numbered through 118 (1-3 missing).
DESCRIPCION DE LA AMERICA MERIDIONAL Y SEPTENTRIONAL CON UN INFORME SECRETO D.1 FISCAL SOBRE LA ADMINISTRACION D.1 GOBIERNO DE LAS YNDIAS [MADRID. 1701-1710]
480 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 11]
Collection of documents (copies) dealing with the territorial subdivisions, commerce, and administration of the New World, including the Philippines, based largely on Pierre d'Avity's Le Monde; a confidential report, Madrid, September 3, 1709, from the Fiscal General to the king of Spain, deploring the growth of American commerce with foreign nations, especially France, and suggesting reforms; and a brief survey, Madrid, 1701, of Spanish dominions in the New World, with official comments prefixed.
DE SHIELDS, ALF
Reminiscences. Red Bluff, California. 1910.
9 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-C 206]
Account of his adventures in Nicaragua with the Walker Filibustering Expedition, 1856. Includes letter of presentation to Professor Henry Morse Stephens. Red Bluff, September 14, 1910.
Memorial de las advertencias i cosas que . . . D.n Phelipe Nuestro Señor i su R.1 Consejo de Yndias manda hazer i de las cosas i particularidades destas provincias para ennoblecimiento dellas i las diligencias que zerca dello se han podido hazer en esta provincia i costa de Çapotitlan i Suchitepeques. 1579.
20 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 314]
General description of the Guatemalan province of Zapotitlán, including its government, mineral products, and commerce, primarily cacao, and Franciscan monasteries, prepared by order of García de Valverde, Governor of Guatemala. The original was signed by Destrada, Alcalde Mayor of the province, and Fernando Niebla, notary. The document is in the present-day Vol. 24 of the Muñoz Collection of the Real Academia de la Historia in Madrid.
143 p. A.D. 14 cm. [Z-Z 158]
Pocket diary kept by an unidentified young woman who taught school near Canandaigua, New York.
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DIARY. AUTHOR AND PLACE UNKNOWN. 1861-1864
102 p. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:79]
Miscellaneous local and domestic details.
DIARY OF AN UNIDENTIFIED MECHANIC. ENGLAND. APRIL 27, 1849- DECEMBER 31, 1851
158 p. A.D. 15 cm. [Z-Z 108]
Noting unemployment, search for work, and other activities.
DIAS FERREIRA, GASPAR
Letters. Amsterdam. 1645.
7 p. (Photocopy) 34 cm. [Z-D 101]
Five letters to Johan Maurits, Count of Nassau-Siegen, concerning Brazil. From the Koninklijke Huisarchief at The Hague.
DÍAZ, JOSEPH TIRSO
Papel sobre el verdadero modo de beneficiar a los Yndios en lo espiritual, y temporal con utilidad del Estado: impugnando un proiecto acerca de lo mismo. Mexico City. 1770.
222 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 271]
A treatise by a Mexico City priest on methods for promoting the spiritual and temporal welfare of the Indians. Consists of a detailed rejection of the proposal made by a Puebla priest for the sale of indulgences to release Indians from the prohibition against eating meat on certain days, and Díaz's own proposals to aid the natives and enhance their utility to the State by their establishment in towns, suppression of the repartimiento system, correction of abuses among government officials and landlords, and similar devices.
DÍAZ, PORFIRIO, 1830-1915
Conversacion entre el Sr. G.ral Porfirio Díaz y Mr. H. Bancroft. Mexico City. 1883-
561 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 390]
Transcripts of the notes taken by stenographers during conversations held by Díaz and Bancroft in Díaz's house, from December 26, 1883, through early January, 1884; partially in dialogue form, but chiefly a third-person paraphrase of information supplied by Díaz. Deals with the latter's career and his opinions on public questions, including incidental information on Benito Pablo Juárez and the State of Oaxaca.
Appended (p. 513-560) are transcripts of information dictated to Bancroft in the house of Manuel Romero Rubio in January, 1884, regarding the lives of Romero, José María Iglesias, and Juan N. Méndez, followed by general information on the development of Mexico.
DÍAZ, PORFIRIO, 1830-1915
Letter. Mexico. September 14, 1903.
2 p. (Photocopy and typescript) 23 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:62]
To Martin J. Bentley and Román Galán, granting them an audience.
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DÍAZ, PORFIRIO, 1830-1915
Letter to H. H. Bancroft. Mexico City. March 29, 1887.
1 p. L.S. 27 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:63]
Regrets Bancroft's departure, and states that he will support Mr. Urrea in obtaining historical information, especially after 1885.
DÍAZ, PORFIRIO, 1830-1915
Letter to Messrs. Cox and Carmichael. Mexico City. August 6, 1901.
1 p. L.S. 27 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:8]
Letter of thanks for photographs taken on July 4, 1901.
DÍAZ, PORFIRIO, 1830-1915
Miscellany. Mexico. 1881-1893.
1 envelope and 15 folders in portfolio. HHB [M-M 392]
Collection of material signed by, or relating to, Porfirio Díaz, made up chiefly of signed letters from Díaz to Bancroft and a list of detailed suggestions for alteration of Chapter XIX, Vol. VI, of Bancroft's History of Mexico. Includes a military commission issued to Lieutenant Enrique Marín, a copy of Domingo Laredo's oration in honor of Díaz, and some calling cards.
DISCURSO HISTORICO CRITICO S.re LA ORATORIA ESPAÑOLA Y AMERICANA. [MEXICO. ca. 1800]
430 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 169]
A treatise on oratory in three parts, dealing with the history and abuses of oratory, particularly in the Spanish tongue; Spanish-American oratory, with special reference to New Spain; and attempts to improve religious oratory in Europe and America, with precepts for so doing.
Entered by Bancroft under "Oratoria Española y Americana, Discurso Histórico-Crítico."
DISTURBIOS DE FRAILES. 1621-1840
2 vols. Ms. and printed. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 84-85]
Collection of 72 items, relating to religious developments in the Indies, and primarily to internal history of the monastic orders in New Spain, Peru, and the Philippines, as affected by conflicts with ecclesiastical and civil authority.
Volume I concerns the disputed election of Fray Alejandro Casquero as Provincial of the Franciscan Province of San José in Yucatán; the distribution of offices between Creoles and native Spaniards in religious orders in the New World; and verses by José Antonio de Alfaro y Ochoa, protesting his arrest by Bishop Francisco Gabriel Olivares y Benito.
Volume II deals for the most part with jurisdictional questions, including two manuscripts (Nos. 2 and 12) substantially identical with the defense in the criminal case against Fray Jacinto Miranda. For the latter see "Defensa hecha a nombre de la Sagrada Prova . . ." (M-M 26).
A more detailed analysis of these two volumes is given in their tables of contents.
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DIX, JOHN ADAMS, 1798-1879
Dispatch sent as Secretary of the Treasury. January 29, 1861.
1 p. (Photocopy) A.L.S. 24 cm. [Z-Z 100:35]
Ordering Lieutenant Caldwell to arrest Captain Breshwood, assume command of the revenue cutter McClelland, and protect the American flag.
DOBYNS, HENRY F , 1925-
Identifications and explanatory notes for various items in Alphonse L. Pinart's Colección de Pimería Alta. January-October, 1958.
13 folders in portfolio. (Typescript) [M-M 1845]
Notes on the mission records collected in Sonora, in 1848, by Pinart.
DOBYNS, HENRY F , 1925-
An analysis of one week's reporting of an incident of interracial violence in the Peruvian Andes by the Lima daily press. Lima. September 15, 1960.
60 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-D 126]
Comments on press reports of an incident in which the Guardia Civil fired on a group of Indian workers on the Huapra estate, province of Carhuas.
DOCUMENTOS HISTORICOS MEXICANOS. 1838-1845
264 p. Ms. and printed. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 86]
Collection of 15 items relating to civil and ecclesiastical developments in the early years of the Mexican Republic.
Includes account of a conspiracy by two Englishmen, Patrick Jordan and James White, and a Frenchman, Antoine Deloche, to assassinate General Santa Anna, 1844-1845; letter of Bishop Pedro Barajas regarding appointment of sacristans, Guadalajara, 1845; consecration of the Durango cathedral, 1844; report on the activities and finances of the Academia Nacional de San Carlos by Francisco Manuel Sánchez de Tagle, 1845; statement of Manuel Díez de Bonilla on negotiations for transferring the former Real Patronato to the Republic of Mexico, 1838; report on prison funds of Mexico City, 1844; file of papers on the formation of a Mexican Junta de Fomento de Artesanos, 1845; data on agricultural and industrial progress in the Departments of Durango, Zacatecas, and Veracruz, 1843; indemnification for destruction of the "Parián," a Mexico City market, 1843-1845; letter of Valentín Gómez Farías, May 4, 1845, to Bernardo González Angulo, and his reply, on the problem of Texas; and report by a committee of the Supreme Court on ceremonial respect to be shown to court representatives at public functions, 1844.
DOCUMENTOS INÉDITOS REFERENTES A MICHOACÁN ENCONTRADOS EN LA BIBLIOTECA SUTRO DE SAN FRANCISCO. [1553-1690]
24 p. 28 cm. [M-M 1850]
Typed transcripts of three manuscripts concerning the province of Michoacán. One grants a coat of arms and the title of "city" to Pátzcuaro, July 21, 1553-May 28, 1642; another deals with forced labor among the Pátzcuaro Indians, April 27-May 20, 1690; and the third concerns commercial exploitation of these people, October 28, 1668-March 23, 1682.
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DOCUMENTOS ORIGINALES PARA LA HISTORIA DE BAJA CALIFORNIA Y SOBRE TODO DE LA COLONIA MILITAR DE LA FRONTERA. . . . [FEBRUARY 3, 1848-SEPTEMBER 20, 1859]
2 vols. Ms. and printed. 35 cm. HHB [M-M 20-21]
Collection of papers (originals, drafts, and copies) relating to the establishment, administration, and foreign relations of the Colonia Militar de la Frontera in Lower California, under the command of Manuel Castro and successors. The collection includes correspondence of Castro, Rafael Espinosa (inspector-in-chief of the colony and political chief of Lower California), Lt. José Antonio Chaves, and many others; military registers, petitions for land and land grants; regulations, orders and proclamations from the central and local governments; lists of funds and equipment required, received or distributed; proceedings of cases tried in the colony; records of international incidents; payrolls and receipts; passports, permits, et cetera.
Noteworthy items: Vol. I, 1848-1850, a proclamation containing the July 19, 1848 regulations for establishment of the colony; Vol. II, chiefly 1851-1859, census list of July 25, 1851, letter from José R. Moreno, Washington and San Diego, August 11, 1850-May 10, 1851, regarding a plan for alliance of Lower California with a Southern Confederacy in the United States; proceedings of the Isaac Banes case, 1852; papers relating to the wreck of the steamer Union, 1851; and many items concerning the conflict between Castillo Negrete and the Castro party.
DOCUMENTOS ORIGINALES PARA LA HISTORIA DE CHIAPAS, VERAPAZ, CHICHEA [sic] ITZA, ETC. TOMO I [1548-1820]
208 p. 30-31 cm. HHB [M-M 432]
A collection of reports, decrees, and related material, originals and copies, dealing with Guatemala, Yucatan, and the Dominican province of Chiapas which stresses the work of Dominican missionaries and the problems created by the unsubdued Indians. There are twelve major items:
This collection is in a bound volume bearing the bookplate of Alphonse Pinart. "Tomo II" for this group of documents has not been located, but there may have been a plan to assign that volume number to "Documents of Chiapas, Yucatán and Guatemala" (M-M 433).
DOCUMENTOS PARA LA HISTORIA DE BAJA CALIFORNIA. BAJA CALIFORNIA. 1847-1864
138 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 260]
Correspondence, reports, proclamations, and other material relating to military and political developments in Baja California, its missions, economic and industrial problems, notably those deriving from the salt-mines contract with Rufus K. Porter, and legal questions such as the Criss case; with English notes, lists, and queries at end.
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Compiled by Benjamin Hayes and presented by him to the Bancroft Library in 1877; written on pages of various sizes; signed originals, drafts, resumes, and copies.
DOCUMENTOS PARA LA HISTORIA ECLESIÁSTICA Y CIVIL DE LA NUEVA VIZCAYA. MEXICO. ca. 1595-ca. 1750
766 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 166]
Collection of documents relating to the ecclesiastical and civil history of Nueva Vizcaya from 1595-1750. Consists of reports, correspondence, petitions, decrees, and other items concerned chiefly with the work of Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries, but also with governmental and military matters. Contains Martín Duarte's account of the Ávila-Santarén expedition. Substantially identical with Volumes 3 and 4 of Documentos para la Historia de México, 4th ser., Mexico, 1857.
Entered by Bancroft under "Nueva Vizcaya, Documentos para la Historia."
DOCUMENTOS PARA LA HISTORIA ECLESIASTICA Y CIVIL DE LA PROVINCIA DE TEXAS. 1689-1789
726 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 235]
Copy of a compilation made in 1852 of 74 items relating to the ecclesiastical and civil history of the Province of Texas and outlying regions, including Louisiana and Florida, prepared by an anonymous Franciscan to supplement the Memorias of Morfi. Copied from the "Historia" section in AGN., Vols. 27-28, and corresponding in large part to the closing portion of Brantz Mayer's "Manuscritos Mexicanos" (M-M 281, Nos. 19 et seq.).
Contains Bonilla's "Breve Compendio de la Historia de Texas" (1772); diaries of León (1689), Terán (1691-1692), Bruno (1692), Martínez (1691), Ramón (1716), and Solís (1767) on expeditions to Texas; letters, statements, and reports of Massanet, San Miguel de Aguayo, Margil, Ramón, etc., and documents concerning the journeys of Saint-Denis (1713-1715).
The volume includes also the diary of Peña, 1721-1722, on the Aguayo expedition to Texas; letters of Urrutia, Alcivia, Jiménez, Ripperdá, and Mézières, and many petitions and reports concerning Texas missions. For more detailed analysis, see Bolton's Guide . . . , p. 28-31.
DOCUMENTOS RELATIVOS A LA RENTA DEL TABACO. 1751-1824
12 reels. (On film) [M-A 18]
These documents concern the various phases of tobacco culture and manufacture, and especially its sale and taxation. Selected by Father Francis J. Sweeney from the Archivo General de la Nación, Archivo Histórico de Hacienda, Biblioteca Nacional, and Archivo del Ayuntamiento de Orizaba, Mexico.
DOCUMENTS CONCERNING CONDITION AND TREATMENT OF THE INDIANS, AND THE EMPLOYMENT OF SLAVE LABOR IN SPANISH POSSESSIONS. 1567-1568
412 exp. (On film) [Z-G 14]
Original depositions, reports, and replies to interrogatories, taken for the most part on oath before Juan de Ovando. From the British Museum.
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DOCUMENTS CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION AND DEFENSE OF SONORA AND SINALOA. MEXICO. 1749
3 folders. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1783]
DOCUMENTS FOR THE HISTORY OF MEXICO. ca. 1524-1855.
12 cartons and 204 volumes. (Transcripts and photocopies) [M-A 1]
A great miscellany, from the time of Hernán Cortés through the exploration of the Pacific Coast and the occupation of Texas, the northern provinces, California, to the Gadsden Purchase. From the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico. There is a "key" to the collection.
DOCUMENTS FOR THE HISTORY OF MEXICO. 1635-1812
294 exp. (On film) [Z-F 3]
Described by numbers 195, 295, 179, 119-148, 176, 84, 180, 174, 175, and 164 in Eugène Boban, Documents pour servir a l'histoire du Mexique; catalogue raisonné de la collection de m. E.-Eugène Goupil (Paris, 1891), volume 2. Microfilm of miscellaneous items selected by J. L. and Mildred Luna in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
DOCUMENTS FOR THE HISTORY OF MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA. 1556-1810
1 box. (Transcripts) 28-33 cm. [Z-E 7]
Documents selected by France V. Scholes and Francis S. Philbrick from Cartas de Indias and Papeles de Estado of the Archivo Histórico Nacional, Madrid. Subjects include ordinances governing the raising of livestock, exploration and foreign intrusions into the Californias, Lapérouse and the French in Spanish America.
DOCUMENTS FOR THE STUDY OF CUBAN RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES. 1492-1910
2 cartons and 1 box. (Transcripts) [Z-E 6]
Documents selected by Francis S. Philbrick, primarily from the Archivo
― 62 ―Histórico Nacional, Madrid. A "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
DOCUMENTS OF CHIAPAS, YUCATAN, AND GUATEMALA. 1685—[ca. 1845]
132 p. 25-31 cm. HHB [M-M 433]
Collection of reports and notes, chiefly copies, concerned with Guatemala, including Chiapas and Yucatan, which relate primarily to Dominican and Franciscan missionaries or to native customs and traditions. There are seven principal items:
The above seven items are in a bound volume bearing the bookplates of Brasseur de Bourbourg and Alphonse Pinart, with binder's title of "Documentos de Verapaz y Lancadón [sic]."
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DOCUMENTS RELATING TO BAJA CALIFORNIA. 1795-1854
53 exp. (On film) [M-M 1839]
Materials on the Walker expedition and correspondence of Joaquín de Arrillaga.
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO CONGREGACIONES, TASACIONES, AND TRIBUTOS. MEXICO. 1578-1804
2 reels. (On film) [M-A 16]
Gives a lengthy "Indice de Congregaciones," with documents; "Documentación relativa a Tributos y Rentas de 1804." Also, "Huejotzingo, Puebla, Tributos y libros de comunidad, tasación y memoria de oficiales . . . 1578;" and "Testimonio de la Matrícula de los tributarios de la jurisdicción de San Cristóbal Ecatepec." From the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico.
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO MAYAN CULTURE
223 exp. (On film) [M-M 1837]
Microfilm of materials from various sources, including a Mayan codex, hieroglyphics, and inscriptions.
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO SHIPPING BETWEEN HAMBURG AND MEDITERRANEAN PORTS. 1590-1626
3 reels. (On film) [Z-Z 156]
Microfilm of original documents in the Stadtsarchiv, Hamburg, Germany. Filmed through the courtesy of Engel Sluiter.
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE DEFENSE OF NUEVA VIZCAYA AGAINST THE SUMAS, APACHES, AND ALLIED INDIANS. MEXICO. 1754-1760
6 folders. D.S. 21-31 cm. [M-M 1786]
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE PROVINCE OR STATE OF DURANGO. 1770-1827
4 folders. 7 p. D. and L.S. 21-30 cm. [M-M 1798]
Concern local appointments and the sending of deputies to the national Congress.
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE SEARCH FOR THE MYTHICAL CITY OF THE "CESARES" BY JOACHIN DE ESPINOSA. 1777-1778
6 reels. (On film) [Z-D 116]
Microfilm of materials selected by Louis De Armond from the Biblioteca Nacional, Chile.
Parte Oficial de la Defensa de Jalapa. . . . Mexico. December, 1822.
32 p. L.S. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 87]
Letter from Colonel Domínguez to José María Calderón, Jalapa, December 21, reporting on the successful Imperialist defense of that town against Santa Anna; and a signed autograph letter, Mexico City, December 28, from Domínguez to his brother, referring to the same matter and to the general military situation.
DOMÍNGUEZ DE ZAMORA Y AZEVEDO, ANTONIO
Pruebas de nobleza de sangre y limpieza de D.n Antonio, D.n Manuel, y D.n Miguel Dominguez de Zamora y Azevedo, natibos de la ciudad de Mex.co Fechas ante la Juzticia Ordinaria en 19 de Octubre de 1768 y en Castilla la Viexa año de 1675. Mexico City. 1768.
62 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 252]
A genealogical file containing copies of petitions, decrees, depositions, baptismal certificates, and related documents, originating in Mexico City, Jadraque (province of Guadalajara), and Guatemala City, 1655-1768, which establish the nobility and Christian descent of Antonio Domínguez de Zamora, resident of Mexico City, and his brothers and sisters in Mexico and Spain. Certified by Zambrano in Mexico City on November 22, 1768, with secondary certification of November 23, attesting Zambrano's competence.
Ornamental title page, folded genealogical table, and coats of arms for the Domínguez de Zamora and Azevedo families painted on vellum.
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DOMINICAN MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES OF LOWER CALIFORNIA. ca. 1794-1798
4 p. 20-29 cm. [M-M 1764]
Two lists of Dominican missions and missionary fathers in Baja California. One, headed "Nómina" and undated, was evidently written before April, 1794, since it omits the Mission of San Pedro Mártir founded in that month, besides listing two missions suppressed in 1795. The other is dated in Loreto on December 31, 1798.
DOMINICANS. PROVINCE OF SAN SALVADOR, GUATEMALA
Tractado de la fundacion del Convento de la Ciudad de San Salvador de la provincia de Guathemala, y de las cosas notables, que desde ella han succedido en él, hasta estos tiempos. [San Salvador, 18th century]
28 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 443]
A brief history of the Dominican Convent of San Salvador, in the city of that name, formerly a part of the Captaincy General of Guatemala. It is divided into thirteen sections dealing with the history of the city, foundation and development of the monastery up to a date not earlier than 1708, the lives of outstanding members, work among the Indians, and related matters; written by an anonymous Dominican.
DOMINICANS. PROVINCIA DE SANTIAGO DE MÉXICO
Actas provinciales de la Provincia de Santiago de Mexico del Orden de Predicadores. Mexico. 1540-1590.
346 p. (Photocopy) 20 cm. HHB [M-M 142]
Minutes of chapter meetings held by the Province, chiefly in Latin, some signed; include lists of priests, with their stations, and administrators of the Province.
DOMINICANS. PROVINCIA DE SANTIAGO DE MÉXICO
Fundacion y progressos de La Prouincia de Santiago de Mexico del orden de Predicadores en sus principios. Con el catalogo de los Prelados que con titulo de Prouinciales la han gouernado, hasta este presente año de 1716. . . . Mexico. 1716-[1788?]
29 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 102]
A history of the Dominican Province of Santiago. Includes a list of the Provincials from 1534 to 1788 and their dates of service; lists of Dominican popes, antipopes, and cardinals, with dates of election; a summary of the prophecies of Saint Malachy; a list of the governors and viceroys of New Spain to 1759; and a guide to the Freemasons' code.
DORVE, H (?)
Letter. London. June 9, 1894.
1 p. A.L.S. 18 cm. [Z-Z 100:34]
Acknowledging receipt of letter which he says he is unable to read because he has no command of English. In German script.
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DRAFT OF A CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION OF THE SERVICES OF LUIS DE ECHAVARRIA, TOBACCO FACTOR OF SANTIAGO. SANTIAGO DE CUBA. JANUARY 14, 1796
1 p. 31 cm. [Z-A 200:1
DRYDEN, WILLIAM G
Papers relating to. 1839-1939.
2 vols. 76 p. (Typescripts) 20-31 cm. [M-M 1735]
Papers concerning the trial, imprisonment, and damage suit of Dryden, a citizen of the United States charged by the Mexican Government with complicity in the 1841 attempt of Texas to annex New Mexico through the armed "Santa Fe Expedition" organized by President Lamar of Texas.
Contains original correspondence, August 12-September, 1939, between W. E. Bard of Waco, Texas, and Herbert I. Priestley, dealing principally with Bard's research on the Dryden case, the loan of his notes, and translations. Also notes and transcribed material on the case from the National Archives of the United States, Records of the Department of State.
Relacion de lo que yo Alonso Duarte vecino de esta Ciudad de Santiago de Guatemala entendi y vide quando D.n Francisco de Valverde y Mercado vino a sondar los Puertos de Cavallos y el de Fonseca. . . . Guatemala City. May 22, 1605.
8 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 306]
Report by the notary, Duarte, at the command of Alonso Criado de Castilla, President of the Real Audiencia of Guatemala, concerning the expedition undertaken in 1590 by Francisco de Valverde y Mercado for the purpose of examining the ports of Caballos and Fonseca as possible substitutes for the ports of Nombre de Dios and Panama.
Pluma rica, nuevo Fenix de la America. [Post 1769]
100 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 297]
Portion of a treatise intended to prove, on the basis of traditions and citations, that St. Thomas preached the Gospel in America.
Entered by Bancroft under "Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos, El Fénix de la América." For the probably incorrect attribution of this work to Sigüenza, see Beristáin, Biblioteca Hispano Americana Septentrional, 3rd ed., Vol. II, p. 208, Note 46 (Ramírez's note), and Vol. IV, p. 348, Note 112 (Adición).
DUBLÁN, MANUEL, 1830-1891
Biographical Sketch. [N.p., n.d.]
8 f. 26 cm. HHB [M-M 366]
Sketch of the career of Manuel Dublán, Mexican statesman closely associated with Benito Juárez. He was of French descent.
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DUCATEL, PROF. (?)
Second Journal of an Expedition to the Volcano of Popocatepetl. November 10-13, 1827.
9 p. 33 cm. [M-M 1873]
Details of an ascent of Popocatepetl, including descriptions of various botanical and geological features.
Writ of Payment of Debt. Jacmel, Haiti. June 10-14, 1793.
2 p. 30 cm. HHB [Z-A 5:2]
DUMAS, ALEXANDRE, 1802-1870
La Tour de Nesle. Paris. 1832. Catherine Howard. Paris. 1835.
356 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 89]
"La Torre de Nesle," a Spanish translation of the historical drama by Dumas and Frédéric Gaillardet; with an anonymous Spanish adaptation (n. d.) of Dumas' "Catherine Howard."
DUNCAN FAMILY PAPERS. 1860-1865
8 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-Z 143]
Letters from friends in Elkton, Kentucky, describing the political climate and local events. Typed transcripts of originals in private possession.
DURÁN, DIEGO, 1538-1588
Historia antigua de la Nueva España, con noticias de los usos é costumbres de los Yndios y explicacion del calendario mexicano. [Mexico. 1579-1581]
15 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 123]
An outline summarizing by chapters Durán's three treatises on the history, religion, and calendar of the Mexican Indians. Probably prepared for H. H. Bancroft on the basis of a Ms. in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
DURÁN, DIEGO, 1538-1588
Historia de las Indias de Nueva-España y Islas de Tierra Firme. Mexico. 1579-1581.
3 vols. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 90-92]
The title supplied above is taken from the Mexico City edition of 1867-1880; the binder's title, "Historia Antigua de la Nueva España," reappears in expanded form in another Bancroft Ms. (M-M 123) also by Diego Durán. The dates of composition given here are those inserted in the text (Treatises 1 and 3) by Durán, whereas the date assigned by Bancroft is 1585.
Three treatises by the Dominican, Fray Durán, dealing respectively with the history of Mexico from its origin through its conquest by Cortés; the gods and religious rites of the indigenous peoples; and their calendar.
DUTCH WEST INDIES
Documents relating to. 1685-1881.
2 boxes (175 folders). HHB [Z-A 2]
Originals, contemporary copies, and Alphonse Pinart transcripts, relating
― 68 ―mainly to the government of the islands of Curaçao, St. Martin, and St. Eustatius. The collection contains official correspondence, ordinances, appointments, and instructions for various officials, reflecting French and British dominion. The St. Martin documents also show the division of the island into the Dutch and French parts.
Box 1 contains the materials for Curaçao, box 2 those for St. Eustatius and St. Martin. Arrangement is chronological within each box. A partial "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
EBERLEIN, LOUIS A
Letter to his Mother. U.S.S. Petrel, Manila. May 8, 1898.
12 p. A.L.S. 21 cm. [Z-P 120]
Describing the Battle of Manila.
EBERSTADT, EDWARD EMORY, 1883-1958
Correspondence with W. L. Mellon. Pittsburgh and New York. November 7-20, 1934.
5 p. L.S. 27-28 cm. [Z-Z 100:88]
Concerning acquisition of a copy of Larimer Reminiscences.
ECHAVE, JOSÉ MARÍA DE, AND OTHERS
Request for Forced Loan. Mexico City. February 25, 1822.
3 p. D.S. and Printed. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:35]
Notification addressed to José Vicente Valdés and Pedro Garibay of amount to be contributed by them to a loan for the government, with the former property of the Inquisition and the Pious Fund of the Californias as security.
ECHEVELAR, JOAQUÍN DE, comp.
Questiones sobre la Regla de N. S. P. S. Francisco, sacadas de la Exposicion, que de ella hizo el P. Navarro. Por Fr. Joachín de Echevelar, religioso layco del Colegio de N. S.ra de Guadalupe de Zacatecas. [N. p., n. d.]
374 p. 16 cm. HHB [M-M 94]
Compilation prepared by Echevelar, lay brother of the Colegio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Zacatecas, containing excerpts from Father [Francisco?] Navarro's exposition of the Rule of Saint Francis in question-and-answer form, with table of contents at end; Latin and Spanish verses setting forth the Rule; and two items in Latin prose and verse by Saint Bonaventure, 13th century Minister General of the Friars Minor, each entitled "Alphabetum Religiosorum" and consisting of precepts for monastic conduct, so arranged that the initial letters form an alphabet.
ECONOMIC HISTORY OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA. [1529?]-1795
1 box. (Photocopies) [Z-E 13]
Documents selected by Sanford A. Mosk from various Spanish archives, including the Archivo General de Indias, Seville; and the Academia de la
― 69 ―Historia, the Biblioteca de El Escorial, and the Biblioteca de Palacio, in Madrid.
Two Letters to his Wife, Janie. Buck Island, South Carolina. 1859-1860.
8 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:97]
Describing his life as minister on the island.
EITEL, FREDERICK, 1846-
Reminiscences and Journal. 1876-1884.
305 p. A.D.S. 31 cm. [Z-D 138]
Eitel's account of his boyhood; his years in Sacramento, California; and his travels in Peru, Ecuador, Panama, and Colombia, 1869-1884, prospecting, cutting rubber, and working on railroads.
ELEGÍAS QUE DEDICA MI AMOR. A SU DIGNO OBJETO. . . . [N.p., 1817]
9 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:18]
Anonymous love poem, in four parts, preceded by quotation from Ovid, on the desirability of secrecy in love.
ELIZABETH I, QUEEN OF ENGLAND
Letters to the States General, The Netherlands. March 24, 1596, and September 21, 1597.
5 exp. (On film) [Z-G 12]
Microfilm of originals, with the Queen's signature, in the Algemeen Rijksarchief, The Hague.
ELOGIO DE LOS SACERDOTES DIFUNTOS . . . 14 DE ENERO DE 1800. . . . MEXICO. 1800-1830
375 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 25]
Drafts and copies of sermons and eulogies, prose and verse, delivered or composed by José Mariano Beristáin de Souza, José Nicolás Maniau y Torquemada, Pablo de la Llave, José Demetrio Moreno, José de Soria, and possibly others; the will and epitaph of Beristáin, and an elegy on the death of José Joaquín Geredo.
ERB, GABRIEL S , 1843-
Dictation. [ca. 1887]
6 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 526]
Hotel business in Illinois and Utah; trip to Baja California in 1887; construction of hotel at Punta Banda in agreement with the International Company of Mexico. Recorded for H. H. Bancroft.
[ESCOTO, BARTOLOMÉ DE, b. 1580(?), AND FAMILY]
Documents relating to the Province of Honduras, the Inquisition, and the Escoto Family. Guatemala, Captaincy General. 1634-1638.
9 items. D.S. 31-44 cm. HHB [M-M 511]
Papers relating to the career and genealogy of Bartolomé de Escoto, civil
― 70 ―official, Inquisition Chief Constable, and mining man, and to the career of his son, Juan Bautista de Mendoza Escoto, during the period when Honduras was a part of the Captaincy General of Guatemala. There are nine principal items:
Family Papers. 1856-1898.
1 box [M-B 11]
Contain certificates of baptism and confirmation of some of their children,
― 71 ―appointment to military posts under Emperor Maximilian, and numerous letters of the family from San Francisco, especially to Edward Espejo, after the fall of the Empire. Chiefly personal. A daguerrotype, pictures of Espejo family, and books of devotion.
ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS, MANUEL
Ynterpretacion del Escudo y Tau, signos, estampados en . . . Tianquiztepetl en la Sierra de Metztitlan. . . . [Mexico. N. d.]
2 vols. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 96]
Two treatises interpreting the hieroglyphics inscribed on the peak of Tianguistepetl, a mountain of the Metztitlán range in the State of Hidalgo, as a shield that symbolizes conquest and subjugation of the Indians and a tau cross that symbolizes their eventual salvation and liberation. Authorities are cited to connect the two hieroglyphics with Biblical and other traditions.
The author was a former canon of the Colegiata de Santa María de Guadalupe. Internal evidence places the date of composition after the establishment of the Mexican republic.
ESPINOSA [VIDAURRE, JOSÉ IGNACIO DE]
Letter referring to Certificate of Appointment. Mexico City. July 6, 1831.
1 p. D.S. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:44]
Announcement by Espinosa of confirmation by the acting chief of state, Anastasio Bustamante, of a papal bull, appointing José Antonio Zubiría y Escalante as Bishop of Durango. Incomplete.
[ESPIRÍTU SANTO], BERNARDO [DEL], bp.
Letter. Culiacán, Mexico. November 29, 1824.
1 p. L.S. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:28]
Letter to Fray Pedro González, President of the Missions, concerning a requested marriage dispensation for Antonio José de la Rocha.
ESTRADA RÁVAGO, JUAN DE
Descripcion de las Provincias de Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua y Tierra Firme, y Cartagena. . . . May 6, 1572.
11 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 311]
Letter from the ecclesiastic, Estrada Rávago, to Father Diego Guillén, Commissioner of the Province of Cartago and Costa Rica, supplying information in regard to the province, stressing its potential riches, and urging governmental support for the colonization project undertaken by Estrada himself in collaboration with Juan de Cavallón.
EVERETT, EDWARD, 1794-1865
Letter to William J. Eve. Boston. May 24, 1858.
2 p. A.L.S. 19 cm. [Z-Z 100:60]
Sending receipt and thanking him for hospitality. With three newspaper clippings about Everett.
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EXPLORATION OF CALIFORNIA. 1769-1788
140 exp. (On film) [Z-G 18]
Records concerning Domingo Elizondo's expedition to Sonora, 1769; an account of the port of Monterey, 1770; a report of Esteban José Martínez's voyage, 1788; description of a diary of the Portolá expedition, 1769; and maps and plans of a number of the frontier presidios of New Spain. From the British Museum, Add. Ms.
EXPLORATION OF NEW MEXICO, CALIFORNIA, AND NORTHWEST COAST; AND OTHER PAPERS. 1743-1798
765 p. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 401]
Thirty-three items, originals and copies, concerning exploration and development of the Northwest Coast, New Mexico, California, and other outlying regions of New Spain; military defense of California and Mexico; and irrigation and flood-prevention projects in New Spain.
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Some parts bound out of order, and some missing. There is an index.
EXTRACTS ON ORIGIN OF THE INDIANS
189 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 97]
Brief extracts from 42 different printed works on the Indians of the New World, their origin, linguistic, and racial background. These publications date from the early 17th century to the middle of the 19th.
FABREGAT, LINO JOSÉ, 1746-1797
Esplicazione delle figure geroglifice del Codice Borgiano Messicano. . . . [N. p., n. d.]
509 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 98]
Copy of an Italian work by the Mexican Jesuit, Fabregat (written Fabrega in Spanish), describing and interpreting the Codex Mexicanus Borgianus, which is a pictorial representation of the Mexican calendar and related rites, preserved in the Borgia Museum (Congregation of Propaganda Fide, Rome) and reproduced in Kingsborough's Mexican Antiquities, London, 1831, Vol. III, No. 1.
The above copy was completed in 1852, with water-color reproductions of Mexican hieroglyphics on title page.
FABRY, JOSÉ ANTONIO
Segunda Demonst.on Numerica de los crecidos adelantamientos, q.e pudiera lograr la R.l Haz.de de S. M. mediante la rebaja en el precio de azogue. . . . [Mexico City. ca. 1743].
622 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 99]
Two monographs from a series written by Fabry, Mexican treasury official and chief mining agent for the Crown, to prove that a reduction in the price of quicksilver would stimulate Mexican mining. Comprises a refutation of the opposing arguments of the Comptroller General, José de Villaseñor y Sánchez, and the mining expert, José Alejandro de Bustamante, and an analysis of the reports cited by them from Pachuca, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, and Guadalajara.
William Stuart Parrott, Businessman and Diplomat in Texas. 1944.
32 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [M-R 5]
Digest of Miss Farabee's M.A. thesis, University of Texas, prepared by Marion D. Mullins.
FERÉ, MARÍA DE LA, b. 1847
My Recollections of Maximillian. [N.p., ca. 1910].
29 p. 29 cm. [M-M 1751]
Recollections of the reign of Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlota in Mexico, written some 43 years after the events by a daughter of one of Carlota's ladies-in-waiting. Her account covers the period of preliminary
― 74 ―negotiations and the election of Maximilian as emperor by the Council of Notables, his arrival at Veracruz, life at the court, some details on contemporary life in Mexico, revolts led by Juárez and Díaz, the departure of the Empress, and execution of the Emperor, with hearsay reports on the later life of Carlota. Includes nine illustrations.
FERNÁNDEZ DE HERRERA Y GÓMEZ, JOSÉ MARÍA
Crítica sobre las Cartas Americanas de Rinaldo. Querétaro, Mexico. September 20, 1820.
18 p. L.S. 25 cm. HHB [M-M 112]
A letter to the publishers of the "Semanario Político y Literario," submitting for publication Fernández's translation of the Cremona, 1781-1782, edition of Count Giovanni Rinaldo Carli's Cartas Americanas, reviewing the content of the Cartas, and praising them as an important contribution to the history of America.
For text of translation, see "Carli . . . Cartas Americanas . . ." (M-M 55-56).
FERNÁNDEZ DEL CASTILLO Y DE MIER, MANUEL
Business Papers. 1869-1914.
31 vols. [M-B 4]
Records of the estate, or Hacienda, of this family, of which Fernández del Castillo was the owner or patrón.
There are journals, ledgers, cash books, and other records which illustrate the management of a typical family estate of that time, including the care of impecunious relatives or workers and payments to the Church.
FERNÁNDEZ LEAL, MANUEL, 1831-
Biography. [N.p., n.d.]
4 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 370]
Biographical notes on the Mexican engineer and statesman, Manuel Fernández Leal.
Journal. July, 1837-August, 1839.
594 p. A.D. 20-22 cm. [M-M 1903]
Experiences as ship surgeon aboard La Gloire during the "Pastry War" in Mexico. Includes descriptions of naval blockades and skirmishes, diplomatic negotiations, Mexican politics, the position of the French in Mexico, and a note which includes copies of letters by Charles Baudin in 1839 relating to Ferré's services. In French.
FERRÉ, b. 1777(?)
Letters to Henri Moulin and Others. 1838-1839.
21 letters. A.L.S. 20-27 cm. [M-M 1772]
Letters from the director of the health service for the French fleet that was sent to San Juan de Ulúa to enforce payment of reparations to French nationals
― 75 ―in Mexico. Two were written to Ferré's wife and daughters, the remainder addressed to his "son," Henri Moulin, a Parisian lawyer left in charge of the writer's domestic affairs and apparently the widower of one of Ferré's daughters. The papers deal in part with preparations for the naval expedition, seizure of San Juan de Ulúa, French-Mexican peace treaty, the civil war in Mexico, political conditions in Portugal, and Anglo-Mexican relations, but also contain much personal material. Sent from towns or harbors of France and the Gulf of Mexico.
FILIASIONES DE LOS SOLDADOS QUE SE ALISTARON PARA LAS YSLAS FILIPINAS. MEXICO CITY, CUERNAVACA, AND QUERÉTARO. 1700
34 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1700:82]
Documents relating to the recruiting of a company in Querétaro for service in Manila, including proclamation of the viceroy, Conde de Moctezuma, a list of soldiers in the company, and marching orders, with signature of the viceroy, and military officials and soldiers enlisted.
FILISOLA, VICENTE, 1785-1850
Letter to José Mariano Michelena. Toluca. March 26, 1845.
1 p. L.S. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:58]
Supports Michelena's recommendation for promotion of Sr. Villegas.
FLORES, VICTOR MARÍA
Estadistica de la Seccion Ec[clesiásti]ca de Tapalapa. . . . Tapalapa (Chiapas, Mexico). April 10, 1839.
24 p. A.D.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 447]
Statistical report on the ecclesiastical district of Tapalapa, in Chiapas, and its four principal settlements, Tapalapa, Pantepec, Ocotopec, and Coapilla. Includes a brief section on local geography and topography, a civil and sociological survey, emphasizing moral conditions and the state of agriculture and industry, and nine appended statistical tables showing baptisms, births, deaths, marriages, and developments in agriculture and industry, for the period 1784-1838 or shorter terms within that period.
FONT, PEDRO, d. 1781
Diario que forma el P. Fr. Pedro Font. . . . Ures, Sonora, Mexico. June, 1776.
79 p. A.D.S. 21 cm. [M-M 1724]
Records the second Anza expedition, September 29, 1775-June 5, 1776, from San Miguel de Horcasitas to San Francisco and back, conducted by order of Viceroy Bucareli for the settlement of Monterey and San Francisco. Written in Ures from notes made during the expedition, it contains valuable geographical and topographical information. The Spanish text, with an English translation, has been published in the Academy of Pacific Coast History, Publications, Volume III (Berkeley, 1913). Another translation was published by Herbert Eugene Bolton in Anza's California Expeditions, Vol. III (Berkeley, 1930).
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FONT, PEDRO, d. 1781
Plan Geografico Historico del Nuevo Descubrimiento de el Puerto de Monte Rey, S.n Francisco, y las tierras que se marcaron en el derrotero de el Teniente Coronel de Caballeria D.n Juan Bautista de Ansa. . . . Ures. 1776.
43 p. 30 cm. [M-M 1725]
Copy of Font's diary of the second Anza expedition, made by Antonio Martínez Velasco, in Querétaro, November 23, 1776. Corresponds substantially to Font, "Diario . . ." (M-M 1724) but includes copies of the ground plan of the Casa Grande de Moctezuma on the Gila River and a plan of the mouth of San Francisco harbor.
FONTANA, BERNARD LEE, 1931-
Guía a los documentos del Archivo del Gobierno de la Mitra de Sonora. Hermosillo. 1782-1841.
21 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [M-A 24]
Co-authors: Fray Luis Baldonado and Henry F. Dobyns.
FONTE Y HERNÁNDEZ DE MIRAVETE, PEDRO JOSÉ, abp., 1777-1839
Documents and Correspondence. 1815-1834.
81 folders. Ms. and printed. HHB [M-M 382]
A collection of papers, mostly originals or certified contemporary copies, relating to the installation and activities of Fonte as Archbishop of Mexico, the majority addressed to or written by him, in Spanish, Latin, and Italian.
The first major portion of this collection consists of papal rescripts issued by or in the name of Pope Pius VII, with related material, September 4, 1815-March 15, 1816. Nos. 1-8 are rescripts addressed to Fonte and concerned with blessings or indulgences; Nos. 9-19 are summaries of petitions presented by Fonte to the Pope through various cardinals, with statements of the latter on the corresponding papal grants. Dated in Rome and Madrid in 1815 and 1816. Nos. 20-27 comprise seven papal bulls and one profession of faith to be made by the new archbishop, all dated in 1815, and relating to his election and installation.
The second major part, Nos. 28-81, consists primarily of letters addressed to Fonte, or, in a few instances, to his secretaries, from 1815 to 1834, with drafts of his replies, two printed pastoral epistles, etc. Topics dealt with include Fonte's appointment, requests for financial and other assistance, Fonte's saint's day, his return to Spain, his support of a Spanish translation of Milton's "Paradise Lost," and his project for distribution of 100 copies of the Bible, in Latin and the vernacular, throughout Mexico.
FORREST, EDWIN, 1806-1872
Letter to J[ames] E[dward] Murdock. New York, N.Y. May 19, 1841.
2 p. L.S. 23 cm. [Z-Z 100:67]
FORSYTH, JOHN, 1780-1841
Letter to Sarah W. Wheeler. Washington, D.C. January 22, 1831.
1 p. A.L.S. 21 cm. [Z-Z 100:63]
Thanking her for gift and giving local news.
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FORSYTH, JOHN, 1780-1841
Letter to Senator Hugh L. White. U.S. Department of State. December 2, 1834.
1 p. L.S. 33 cm. [ZZ 100:16]
Written as Secretary of State, acknowledging letter recommending the appointment of F. S. Heiskell as Publisher of the Laws.
FORT CALHOUN [FORT WOOL], VIRGINIA
Statement . . . of Funds expended. . . . April, 1825, to April 30, 1826.
6 p. Contemporary copy. 50x40 cm. [Z-Z 104]
Submitted by Lt. Col. Charles Gratiot to Major General Alexander Macomb.
FOULKE, GEORGE CLAYTON, 1856-1893
Correspondence and Papers. ca. 1876-1889.
460 items [Z-Z 148]
Records of Foulke's naval career in the Far East, as diplomatic representative in Korea, in business and teaching in Japan. Chiefly correspondence, official Navy orders, a diary for 1884, photographs, and miscellaneous manuscript and printed items. Collected in Korea by Harold J. Noble.
The Library has a "key" to the collection.
FOURTH MEXICAN PROVINCIAL COUNCIL. MEXICO CITY. 1771
773 p. 32 cm. [M-M 1732]
Copies of documents relating to the Fourth Mexican Provincial Council held under the presidency of Archbishop, later Cardinal, Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana.
The first part, p. 1-149, consists of excerpts copied from the adverse comments on the work of the Council written by the Peruvian Fiscal, Don Pedro de Piña y Mazo. These excerpts are directed chiefly against the work prepared by Antonio Joaquín de Ribadeneyra y Barrientos, Asistente Real of the Council.
The second part, p. 150 f., contains apparently the complete text of the five books of Actas, or Decrees, approved by the Council, and concerns the rules governing religious and moral life in Mexico. The majority of these rules are of a varied ecclesiastical nature, but Book II is devoted to legal matters, and Book IV deals with matrimony.
The original document was signed in Mexico City on October 26, 1771, by Lorenzana and others.
FRAGMENTO HISTORICO DEL NAYARIT, TARAHUMARA, PIMERIA, -- INDIOS SERIS . . . PROVINCIA DEL SANTO EVANGELIO. MEXICO. 1791.
34 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 163]
Compiled by an anonymous Franciscan friar from the manuscripts of various unnamed Jesuit missionaries in the provinces of Nayarit, Tarahumara, Chiripas, Sinaloa, and Sonora, 1686-1766; describes these provinces, their inhabitants, particularly the Pima and Seri Indians, the work of Father Kino and his successors, the 1751 rebellion, and other aspects of colonization.
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FRANCE. CONSULAT GENERAL, KOREA
66 items. 14-39 cm. [Z-Z 149]
Correspondence with French consuls and ministers in China and Japan, the Korean Foreign Minister, the Japanese Minister and Resident at Seoul; and miscellaneous papers. The collection concerns the opening of the port of Mokpo to foreign commerce and the regulation of its international settlement.
9 p. 30-31 cm. HHB [M-M 427]
Two copies of documents written to or by Franciscan Commissioners General for the Indies: 1) petition addressed to Juan de Luzuriaga, Franciscan Commissioner General for the Indies, by Martín del Castillo, a Franciscan friar of the Mexican Provincia del Santo Evangelio, requesting information on eleven doubtful points relevant to a Provincial meeting scheduled for June, 1688, with appended citations corresponding to the queries; 2) the decision handed down by Álvarez de Toledo, Franciscan Commissioner General for the Indies, which absolves Manuel de Argüello, chronicler of the Order, from charges previously upheld by Commissioner Juan de la Cruz, and provides for the restoration of the accused to his former status in Mexico.
FRANCISCANS. PROVINCIA DEL SANTO EVANGELIO DE NUEVA ESPAÑA
[Códice Franciscano]. 1523-1810.
300 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 201]
A collection of documents, copies and originals, from Mexico and Spain, relating to the mendicant orders in New Spain and primarily to the Franciscan Provincia del Santo Evangelio in the 16th century. Somewhat arbitrarily divided into 24 items, most of which were reproduced in García Icazbalceta's, Nueva Colección de Documentos Inéditos, Mexico City, 1886-1889.
FRANCISCO, PRIOR OF VIANA
Relacion de la Provincia i tierra de la Vera Paz i de las cosas contenidas en ella . . . desde el año de 1544 hasta este de 1574. Convento de Santo Domingo de Cobán, Guatemala. December 7, 1574.
19 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 312]
Report of three Dominican friars, Francisco, prior of Viana, Lucas Gallego, and Guillén Cadena, describing the province of Verapaz, its topography, climate, products, churches, roads, leading settlements, and diminishing population, as well as the work done there by the Dominicans during the period 1554-1574.
Breve noticia ò apuntes de los usos y constumbres [sic] de los habitantes del Ysthmo de Panamá, y de sus producciones para la expedicion de las Corvetas alreedor del Mundo. . . . [ca. 1792?]
375 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 451]
Notes on the indigenous inhabitants of Panama, particularly Panama City
― 79 ―and neighboring regions, with material on local flora and fauna, mineral curiosities, and a special section on fruits. Followed by a 76-page Spanish-Indian vocabulary of Durasque and three Guaymi dialects, which was begun by the priest Franco at the request of the naturalist, Antonio Pineda, before the death of the latter in 1792, and probably completed shortly thereafter.
[FRANCO Y ORTEGA, ALONSO]
Segunda Parte de la Historia de la provincia de Santiago de Mexico, Orden de predicadores en la Nueva España . . . año de 1645.
378 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 75]
A compilation dealing with the history of the Dominican Province of Santiago, in Mexico, and especially with the lives of its outstanding figures, including Archbishop-Viceroy García Guerra, Bishop Juan Ramírez, Hernando Cortecero, Luis Gandullo, Sebastián Montaño, and many others. With the exception of a few opening and closing pages, the Ms. corresponds substantially to portions of the printed edition of Franco's work, issued in Mexico in 1900, under the title given above.
FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN, 1706-1790
Letter to Humphrey Marshall. London. April 22, 1771.
3 p. (Photocopy) A.L.S. 35 cm. [Z-Z 100:13]
Concerning development of manufactures in the colonies.
FREEMASONS. BAJA CALIFORNIA. LODGE 30
Apuntes mandados . . . al Sup[remo] Con[sejo]. . . . La Paz, Baja California.
September 30-October 2, 1882.
57 p. and chart. D.S. 23-36 cm. [M-M 1871]
Reports of Lodge No. 30 of Baja California to the Masonic Supreme Council, with a history of the lodge, 1869-1871, lists of officers and members, and a financial statement.
FREEMASONS. IRELAND. GRAND LODGE
Certificate of Membership for Richard Irvine. Dublin. June 8, 1909.
1 p. D.S. 42 cm. [Z-Z 100:80]
FRELINGHUYSEN, FREDERICK THEODORE, 1817-1885
Letters. Washington, D.C. January 17, 1882 and January 19, 1885.
2 p. L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:14]
Two letters, one referring to the election of President Arthur, and the other, addressed "to the President," concerning approval of Senate Bill No. 1820.
FRISBIE, JOHN B , 1823-1909
Reminiscences. [N.p., n.d.]
40 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 351]
Statement concerning Frisbie's early life, Stevenson's Regiment, the war between Mexico and the United States, California and the Gold Rush, United
― 80 ―States' relations with Mexico, particularly in the 1870's, mining interests in Mexico, railroads, and the economic conditions and resources of Mexico and California.
FUNDACION DE LA CAPILLA DE NUESTRA S.a DE LA CONSEP.on QUE HIZO EL CAP.n XPSTOVAL DE ZULETA EN EL COMB.to de S.r S.n FRAN.co DE ESTA CIUDAD Y DOS CAPELLANIAS. . . . MEXICO CITY. JANUARY 1-APRIL 11, 1628
46 p. 31 cm. [M-M 1802]
Establishment of a chapel, family burial site, and two chaplaincies at the Franciscan monastery in Mexico City, with details of provisions for perpetual masses and other arrangements and agreements for carrying out the donor's wishes.
GABILONDO, HILARIO SANTIAGO
Diario de lo ocurrido desde el arribo de los Filibusteros á Caborca. . . .
Caborca, Mexico. April 7-20, 1857.
19 p. D.S., A.L.S., and printed. 29-35 cm. and 58x43 cm. [M-M 1881]
Gabilondo's account of the defeat of Henry Alexander Crabb's filibustering expedition to Sonora, Mexico, and execution of the prisoners. With related papers.
GALLARDO, LUCIANO J
Diario de. Recuerdos y Amor. Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, etc. 1864-1869.
11 vols. (No. 8 missing) [M-B 13]
These diaries reveal Gallardo's long courtship of Carlota Gil, and the exchange of letters between them. Very little mention of political or national affairs. Some parts signed. Index in each volume.
GÁLVEZ, JOSÉ DE, MARQUÉS DE SONORA, 1720-1787
Materials on the Life and Career of. 1691.
1 box. (Transcripts) [Z-E 4]
Church records, royal orders, cédulas, and other sources on Gálvez collected from parochial archives, various Spanish archives, and the British Museum, by Laurence P. Briggs. See Herbert I. Priestley, José de Gálvez, Visitor-General of New Spain (University of California Press, 1916). A "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
GÁLVEZ, JOSÉ DE, MARQUÉS DE SONORA, 1720-1787
Ynforme de el Visitador de este Reyno al Ex.mo S.or Virrey Marques de Croix. Mexico City. December 25, 1767.
164 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 273]
Copy of the report addressed by Gálvez, as Visitador General, to the viceroy, Marqués de Croix. Gives an account of the steps taken by Gálvez to Croix to facilitate execution of the royal order for expulsion of the Jesuits, the subsequent disturbances in outlying provinces, and measures adopted to restore peace.
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GÁLVEZ, JOSÉ DE, MARQUÉS DE SONORA, 1720-1787
Yntendencias. Ynforme y plan de Yntendencias, que conviene establecer en las Provincias de este Reyno de Nueva España. Mexico City. January 15, 1768.
16 p. (Typescript) 34 cm. [M-M 1848]
Report drawn up at the request of the King and the Viceroy concerning the feasibility of remodeling the government of New Spain to accord with the Spanish intendancy system. Excerpt from "Informe sobre el estado de México, California, Sonora y Provincias remotas de Nueva España, 1768-1778," a manuscript in the Ayer Collection of the Newberry Library, Chicago.
GÁLVEZ, MATÍAS DE, 1717-1784
License to Manuel Ramón Pérez of Querétaro. Mexico City. November 10, 1783.
5 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1700:84]
Permission to slaughter unproductive goats and sheep.
GAMBOA, FRANCISCO JAVIER, 1717-1794
Representacion Juridica que haze Don Antonio de Arrieta en el pleito que trahe con Dn. Manuel de Sn. Juan Santa Cruz . . . sobre restitucion de sus Minas en el Rl. de Sta. Eulalia. . . . Mexico. January 14, 1743.
44 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 529]
Defendant's brief in suit of Antonio de Arrieta against Manuel de San Juan Santa Cruz concerning the restitution of his mines in the Real de Santa Eulalia.
GAMIO, MANUEL, 1883-1960
Notes and Papers on Mexican Immigration. 1926-1928.
1 carton [Z-R 5]
Interview, case histories, notes, folklore material, and samples of Mexican newspapers published in the United States, gathered for his study, Mexican Immigration to the United States. . . . , for the Social Science Research Council, and published by the University of Chicago Press, 1930.
GARCÍA, NICOLÁS ANTONIO
Scrupulus Theologicus, sive Compendiosus de Dominica Incarnatione. . . . [Mexico City] October 18, 1744.
18 p. D.S. 22 cm. [M-M 1878]
Scholastic treatise in Latin by the Instructor in Theology of the Franciscan Convent of San Francisco in Mexico City, concerning the doctrine of the "Word made flesh." Note in Spanish at end, signed by García, certifying that Brother José Otón has completed a course in this subject.
GARCÍA, PEDRO MARCELINO
Informe sobre la sublevación de los Zendales. . . . 1714-1741.
158 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 435]
Reports and miscellaneous documents relating chiefly to the 1712-1713 uprising of the Tzental Indians in Chiapas, and to the Dominicans in that region, then a part of Guatemala. There are eight main items:
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GARCÍA CANTARINES, FRANCISCO
Vexamen que para cerrar el curso de Artes dió á sus disipulos. . . . Seminario Palafoxiano. Puebla, Mexico. January 14, 1795.
88 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 103]
Address of García, professor of the Puebla seminary, to his students in the graduating class of the Letters and Arts course. Consists of a verse introduction, the customary satirical allegory (vejamen) in which each student is assigned a part, personifying, in this case, some feature of a dance; a list of graduates in the order of scholastic merit; an appeal for patronage of their careers; and closing words of advice.
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GARCÍA CONDE, ALEJO, 1797-1861
Papers relating to his Administration as Commandant General of the Western Provincias Internas. Durango. 1820.
2 folders. 3 p. 21, 61x44 cm. [M-M 1795]
Letter to the Ayuntamiento of San Buenaventura, August 29, 1820, and proclamation, September 9, 1820, of a royal decree dated April 22, 1820, concerning rights and privileges of the Indians.
GARCÍA CONDE, ALEXO, AND LORENZO CANCIO BONADARES
Correspondencia oficial de Sonora. 1766-1770.
7 vols. (Photocopy) [M-A 4:3]
Correspondence relating to Sonora, including Governors Juan de Pineda, Enrique de Grimarest, letters of Juan Bautista de Anza, José de Gálvez, and others. Collected by Sherburne F. Cook. From the Biblioteca Nacional, Mexico. There is a "key" to the collection.
GARCÍA DE HERMOSILLA, JUAN
Memorial presented by Juan García de Hermosilla . . . in favor of changing the navigation and route of the Fleets of Spain, from Nombre de Dios and Panama to the Ports of Honduras . . . Valladolid, Spain. 1556.
37 p. 32-34 cm. HHB [M-M 321]
English translation of a portion of García de Hermosilla's "Memorial . . ." (M-M 319, item 3), recommending navigation from Spain to Peru via Honduran rather than Panamanian ports. The translation extends to f. 39 of the Spanish transcript.
GARCÍA DE HERMOSILLA, JUAN
Memorial que dió . . . para que se mudase la Navegacion y derrota de las flotas á los Puertos de Honduras, en lugar de la que se hazia al Nombre de Dios. . . . Valladolid, Spain. 1556.
3 items. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 319]
Comprises a royal cedula of October 17, 1556, calling for opinions on the recommendation of García de Hermosilla that the ports of Trujillo and Caballos in Honduras and Realejo in Nicaragua be substituted for those of Nombre de Dios in Panama and Panama City; and his Memorial, setting forth the reasons for this view.
GARCÍA VALLECILLOS Y RUIZ, GABRIEL ANTONIO, b. 1779(?)
Report on the Merits and Services of. 1803-1820.
60 p. D. and printed. 21-32 cm. [M-M 1770]
Documents relating to the career of Dr. García Vallecillos, native of Algeciras, Spain, attorney and judge of the Real Audiencia, Alcalde Mayor of Sololá Province, Guatemala, and defender of the Spanish régime in the closing days of the Viceroyalty of New Granada. Written in Spain (Madrid, Cádiz), Guatemala (Guatemala City, Sololá, Quezaltenango, Panajachel, Santa Catalina, Ixtahuacán, Santa Cruz del Quiché), and Colombia (Santa Fé [de Bogotá], Cartagena). Originals, certified copies, and printed.
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Account Book. Mexico City. 1814-1834.
560 p. D.S. 36 cm. [M-M 1745]
Records of legal and documentary services in civil and criminal cases rendered by Licentiate Garviso, one-time, Administrative Director of the Mexico City Hostel for the Poor, to individuals, governmental and religious bodies, business firms, and other organizations in Mexico or, in a few instances, Spain. Clients included Dr. Martín Gil y Garcés, Dean of Valladolid Cathedral; Lt. Col. Gabriel de Iturbe y Iraeta, Mexico City assemblyman; Buenaventura Arturo Short, Consul General of His Britannic Majesty in Mexico City; William Tailor, U.S. Consul in Alvarado and Veracruz; Angel del Toro, Governor of Tabasco Province; and several noblemen. With an alphabetical index of clients' names at beginning, and a list of contributors to a fund handled by Garviso for the relief of epidemic victims.
GASTAÑETA, JOSÉ VICENTE DE
2 folders. 14 p. 21-31 cm. [M-M 1801]
Documents relating to Gastañeta's career, including expediente concerning trial to clear him of charges of collaboration with Hidalgo's insurgents, April 8-June 22, 1811, and army commission, January 6, 1813.
Documents concerning Property in St. Louis, Missouri. 1868-1873.
11 p. D. and A.L.S. 25-31 cm. [Z-Z 141]
Leases of land by Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow to William Wells, executed by Gaty, agent; letter to Gaty from John Maguire; and statement in unidentified hand relating to St. Louis property.
GAVARRETE, JUAN, comp.
Letters, Papers and Maps relative to the History of Guatemala. 1534-1846.
58 p. 21-31 cm. HHB [M-M 436]
Papers compiled by the Curator of the Guatemalan National Archives, with five principal items:
GEOGRAPHY. [MEXICO. ca. 1910?]
22 p. 34 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:39]
Notes on world geography, with emphasis on North America. Source unknown.
GIFFORD, HENRY F
Letter to his Cousin, Warren B. Ewer. January 24, 1834.
3 p. A.L.S. 32 cm. [Z-Z 100:11]
Written from the whaling ship Uncas, at sea, describing the voyage. With typed transcript.
Letters and Documents concerning Border Relations between the United States and Mexico. El Paso, Texas. May 2-11, 1916.
18 p. (Photocopies) D.S. 33 cm. [M-M 1759]
Letters and reports relating to meetings at El Paso, attended by Major Generals Frederick Funston and Hugh Lennox Scott, and the Mexican representatives, Álvaro Obregón, Minister of War and Marine, and J. N. Amador, Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, and others, together with the text of a tentative agreement on withdrawal of U.S. troops from Mexico and prevention by the Mexican government of further incidents.
GÓMEZ, JOSÉ, 18th cent.
Anales de México . . . [Mexico City. 1776-1798]
730 p. Ms. and printed. 24 cm. HHB [M-M 105]
Copy (Mexico City, December, 1839) of the diary kept by Gómez, a corporal of halberdiers, covering the period August, 1776-May, 1798, and providing intimate glimpses of social, political, and juridical life in Mexico; refers to the Corte-Miranda murder case. Introductory and closing material, titles, and alterations have been supplied by the editor, Carlos María de Bustamante, and additional data inserted by him concerning the murder of Joaquín Dongo in 1789.
This work, which has been printed and reprinted, is also known as Diario
― 86 ―Curioso de México and as Diario del Alabardero. It appears in Documentos para la historia de México, Series I, Tomo VII (Mexico, 1854).
Bill to Señor de Navarro for Hat Emblem. Madrid. November 1, 1866.
1 p. 21 cm. [Z-Z 100:95]
GÓMEZ DE CERVANTES, NICOLÁS CARLOS, bp., 1665-1734
Hecho del Litigio. . . . ca. 1696.
49 p. D.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 241]
Exposition of the arguments favoring the claims of Joseph Gómez de Cervantes as opposed to those of Leonel Cervantes Cassaus, in a legal dispute over succession to an endowed chaplaincy founded in 1574 by Francisco de Velasco and his wife, Beatriz de Andrada. Signed by Nicolás Carlos Gómez de Cervantes, subsequently Bishop of Guadalajara.
To this is appended the unsigned draft of a petition, Mexico City, May 3, 1696, evidently addressed to the King of Spain, protesting undue civil interference in the management of funds for benefices and pious works.
Entered by Bancroft under "Velasco, Francisco . . . ."
GONZÁLEZ, J M , 1854-
Dictation. . . . [N.p.] May 18, 1887.
4 p. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 377]
Information dictated by J. M. González, a native of California and longtime resident of Mexico, regarding his personal career in Lower California, the potentialities of that region, and the attitude of native Mexicans toward the International Company of Mexico and its projects.
GONZÁLEZ, MANUEL, 1833-1893
Decree. Mexico. May 26, 1882.
5 p. D.S. 35 cm. [67/151M]
Creating a bureau of statistics for the purpose of compiling, classifying, and publishing data concerning the population, real property, industry, commerce, finance, etc., of the country. Signed by President González.
GONZÁLEZ DÁVILA, GIL, d. 1543
49 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 300]
Record relating to the transfer of the remainder of Balboa's fleet to González Dávila; royal agreement with the pilot, Andrés Niño, for discoveries in the Pacific; and González Dávila's report of March 6, 1524, on his discoveries in Nicaragua.
GONZÁLEZ DEL CAMPILLO, MANUEL IGNACIO, bp., ca. 1740-1813, comp.
Papeles Varios Compuestos por el Ex.mo É Yll.mo S.or Campillo [1542-1804]
3 vols. 22 cm. [M-M 1737]
Copies of letters, reports, decrees, and miscellaneous papers relating principally
― 87 ―to ecclesiastical affairs, compiled by González del Campillo, including material composed by him either as Bishop of Puebla or in an earlier, subordinate capacity. Written for the most part in Spanish, with a few items in Latin, in the diocese of Puebla (Mexico), Mexico City, Spain, and Rome.
Not arranged in chronological order. Many items are undated.
GONZÁLEZ ORTEGA, JESÚS, 1824-1881
Correspondence and Papers. 1884, 1864-1866.
1 box [M-B 7]
Concern the efforts of General González Ortega to recruit men and obtain munitions in the United States to oppose Emperor Maximilian in Mexico.
There is correspondence with Colonel William H. Allen, General James Henry Carleton, and Duff Green; agreements between General Gaspar Sánchez Ochoa and John C. Frémont for the construction and operation of a railroad between Guaymas and the United States, for transit across the Isthmus of
― 88 ―Tehauntepec, and for establishing mints in Matamoros and Mazatlán. There are also letters from volunteers, mainly addressed to Colonel Allen, seeking information on immigration to Mexico; and offers from various firms to supply the volunteers with equipment and weapons.
GOODSPEED, THOMAS HARPER, 1887-1966
Plant Hunters in the Andes . . . . [1961?]
542 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-D 133]
Account of Goodspeed's association with the Botany Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and of his six expeditions to the Andes. Printer's copy for second edition.
GOROSPE, MANUEL IGNACIO DE
Exposition concerning Episcopal Authority. Durango. ca. 1757
91 p. D.S. 30-31 cm. [M-M 1860]
Addressed to the Jesuit Father Provincial in view of a proposed visit of inspection to the Durango Jesuit missions by an episcopal representative. Questions the authority of bishops over missionaries of the regular orders, discusses similar incidents in other parts of America, and reviews Jesuit history in Nueva Vizcaya.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS IN MEXICO
Documents concerning. 1535-1597.
8 folders. (Photocopies and typescript) [M-A 5:2]
Miscellaneous papers relating to Indians, regulation and prohibition of pulque, church affairs, shipping from Mexican ports, government of New Spain, measurement of land, and making of beer. The last five folders contain copies, made for Francisco Paso y Troncoso, of documents in various sections of the Archivo General de Indias, Seville.
From the Museo Nacional, Mexico.
GOYA, JESÚS MARÍA, comp.
Prontuario Curioso de Derecho Práctico, arreglado á leyes recopiladas, de Partidas, de Indias y de Venezuela. 1845.
360 p. 22 cm. [Z-D 112]
Lists of laws and statutes, with an index of cases by subject.
GRANDEZA Y EXCELENCIAS DE LOS SIETE PRINCIPES DE LOS ANGELES ASSISTENTES AL THRONO DE DIOS, Y VTILIDAD DE SU DEVOCION. [MEXICO. N. d.]
152 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 106]
Anonymous treatise, possibly by a Jesuit author, consisting of two books: 1) 25 general chapters on the seven archangels, dealing with sources of information regarding them, their names and attributes, reasons for devotional homage to them, and their special favors to the Jesuit Order; 2) prologue and 10 chapters eulogizing the individual archangels, followed by prayers in prose and verse to be offered to them on different occasions. Final portion of volume missing.
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GRANT, ULYSSES SIMPSON, 1822-1885
Letter to Robert Edward Lee. Appomattox, Virginia. April 9, 1865.
2 p. (Photocopy) A.L.S. 26 cm. [Z-Z 100:38]
Concerning terms of surrender.
GREAT BRITAIN. ADMIRALTY OFFICE
Letters and Reports relating to California and Central America from Rear Admiral Sir George F. Seymour and Others of the Pacific Squadron. 1846-1847.
120 exp. (On film) [Z-G 8]
From the Public Record Office, London.
GREAT BRITAIN. ADMIRALTY OFFICE
Logs of Various Ships on Voyages to the Northwest Coast of America. ca. 1790-1795.
3 reels. (On film) [Z-G 22]
Primarily logs of the sloop Discovery, but also included are records of the Chatham, Daphne, Dorset, and Dover. From the Public Record Office, London.
GREAT BRITAIN. COLONIAL OFFICE
Records of the Governor and Company of Adventures of Old Providence Island. 1630-1650.
371 exp. (On film) [Z-G 6]
Records of the colony off the Mosquito Coast, British Honduras, sponsored by the Earl of Warwick. Book of entries, 1630-1641; journal, 1630-1650. Filmed in the Public Record Office, London.
GREAT BRITAIN. FOREIGN OFFICE
The Mosquito Territory. London, Madrid, Bogotá, Guatemala, etc. 1847-1848.
149 p. (Transcript) 32 cm. HHB [Z-C 5]
Correspondence between Lord Palmerston of the British Foreign Office, Frederick Chatfield from Guatemala, and others, respecting the boundaries of the Mosquito Territory, especially with respect to the line dividing it from New Granada and the states of Central America. With copies of royal orders from the King of Spain from 1720.
GREAT BRITAIN. HIGH COURT OF ADMIRALTY
15 reels. (On film) [Z-G 9]
Depositions in cases of ships (Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, etc.) captured by English privateers on the high seas, to determine legitimacy of "prizes." Many relate to American trade.
Microfilmed in the Public Record Office, London. A "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
GREEN, GEORGE M, b. 1836-
Statement of his Recollections of Life in Mexico, 1853 to 1855. 1879.
25 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 276]
A statement dictated for the Bancroft Library by Colonel Green, summarizing
― 90 ―his experiences as a peripatetic photographer in Mexico, chiefly in or near Durango, including various encounters with savage Indians and armed robbers as well as an abortive gold-mining venture.
GREENE, WILLIAM CORNELL, 1851-1911
Report on Disorders at the Greene Consolidated Copper Company. Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. June 11, 1906.
5 p. (Photocopies) 28 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:37]
Brief resume of recent disorders in Cananea, June 1, 1906, with explanatory letter of Leavenworth (Lem) Porter Sperry of September 30, 1957.
GREGORY I, THE GREAT, Saint, Pope. 540-604
Moralia. Libri XXXV. ca. 590. [A 14th century copy?]
434 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 107]
Copy of St. Gregory's exposition on the Book of Job, begun in Constantinople during his ambassadorial service there, 579-ca. 586, and generally held to have been completed in Rome during the first year of his pontificate, 590, although internal evidence points to revision at least as late as 596.
Contains three preliminary items, an account, customarily prefixed to Spanish copies, of the miraculous discovery of the closing portion of the Moralia by Bishop Samuel Tajón of Zaragoza, a eulogy by Saint Isidore of Seville, and a discussion of methods employed in expounding Holy Writ; Gregory's dedicatory epistle to Bishop Leander of Seville, brother of Isidore; the author's preface; 35 books expounding the Book of Job, verse by verse, historically, allegorically, and morally; and a copious index.
GRIMM, HANS, 1875-1959
A Nation without Room (Volk ohne Raum, Published by A. Langen, Munich, 1927).
2 vols. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-Z 165]
Translation by Henry Safford King. German political novel.
Statement on Mexican Photographs. [N.p., n.d.]
32 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 350]
Statement to accompany a collection of 46 photographs depicting typical Mexican figures, institutions, customs, and objects. There is an explanation of each photograph, with incidental comments on socio-economic conditions in Mexico.
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO. ROYAL TREASURY
Account Books. 1622-1738.
3 vols. D.S. 30-31 cm. [M-M 1832]
Annual accounts for the Guadalajara branch of the Royal Treasury. Volume 1 is for April, 1622, to March, 1623; Volume 2, for the year 1714; Volume 3, for 1738.
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GUADALCÁZAR, DIEGO FERNÁNDEZ DE CÓRDOVA, MARQUÉS DE
Decree. Mexico City. September 15, 1620.
2 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1819]
Viceregal order restricting for two years the sojourn and mercantile activities of transients, whether foreigners or newly arrived Spaniards, in mining regions, to prevent collusion and defrauding the Crown of its tax, "the royal fifth."
GUADALUPE HIDALGO, TREATY OF
Papers Relating to . . . . February 2, 1848.
5 p. (Typescript) 28x32 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:55]
Copy of articles 8, 9, 21, and 23 of the above treaty, and notes from Robert Glass Cleland's The Mexican Yearbook, 1922.
GUANAJUATO, MEXICO. COMISIÓN DE OBRAS PÚBLICAS
Cuenta de la Fabrica de la nueva Alondiga de Granaditas. Guanajuato. 1797-1810.
24 p. D.S. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 108]
A collection of accounts and related documents concerning the new Guanajuato Alhóndiga, or public granary, now famous for its use as a fortress in 1810. Includes receipts and expense statements for construction, 1797-1809, acknowledgments and orders for transmittal signed by members of the Town Council, January 12-March 14, 1810; and a letter to the Council, November 21, 1809, transmitting several volumes of accounts and vouchers, with appended note.
13 folders. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 517]
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Documents pertaining to the History of. 1534-1549.
52 exp. (On film) [Z-C 210]
Filmed by Lesley B. Simpson from the Manuscripts Collection of Don Ricardo Vázquez, Colombian Minister to Guatemala.
Documents pertaining to the History of. 1607-1788.
89 exp. (On film) [Z-C 211]
Selected items. Includes also letters of José María Chacón, Tapachula, 1846.
Documents relating to the History of. 1524-1880.
4 reels (On film) [Z-C 216]
Documents from various Guatemalan archives, selected for filming by Lesley B. Simpson.
Documents relating to the History of. 1745-1768.
148 p. (Photocopy) 26 cm. [Z-C 214]
Materials, chiefly related to expenditures in the conquest of the Jicaque Indians, selected for filming by V. W. Von Hagen.
GUATEMALA (CITY). SANTO COLEGIO DE CRISTO SEÑOR NUESTRO CRUCIFICADO
Constituciones municipales de este Santo Colegio . . . de Guathemala. . . . [1686-1778].
292 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 109]
A collection of documents relating primarily to the Franciscan order in America and comprising copies of the Constituciones of the above Colegio, March 1, 1756, revised from the 1702 text; briefs of Pope Innocent XI, May 11 and October 16, 1686, concerning Franciscan seminaries in Spain and the Indies; life and miracles of Saint Theresa, based on the biography of Diego
― 93 ―de Yepes; a circular letter from the Franciscan commissioner general for the Indies, transmitting a decree of the Propaganda Fide in Rome, January 26, 1778; pastoral letter of Pascual de Avaricio, August 19, 1768, written on the occasion of the commissioner general's election; and some pronouncements on morals and behavior.
Letter. December 13, 1854.
2 p. A.L.S. 13 cm. [Z-Z 100:68]
GUTIÉRREZ Y ULLOA, ANTONIO
Ensayo Historico-Politico del Rno. de la Nueva Galicia con Notas Politicas y Estadisticas de la Provincia de Guadalaxara. 1816.
125 p. 29 cm. [71/46M]
History of Nueva Galicia to about 1656. With description of the component provinces, the Indians, government, development of the missions, discovery of mines, and the growth of towns.
GUZMÁN, JOSÉ MARÍA
Letter. Mexico City. January 26, 1832.
1 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:51]
Covering letter to the Junta del Banco de Avío forwarding the answers of the missionaries in Alta California to a questionnaire Fray José María had sent them.
HABBERTON, JOHN, 1842-1921
Letter to Mr. May. Westwood. November 2, 1907.
1 p. A.L.S. 23 cm. [Z-Z 100:59]
Regretting that they cannot meet.
HABIG, MARION A, comp.
Selected Documents on the Missions of Sonora and Southern Arizona. 1729-1842.
5 folders. (Typescripts and photocopies) 25-28 cm. [M-A 25]
Includes a "Relación" made at the College of the Holy Cross at Querétaro and sent to Rome, 1729 (30 p.); an "Informe" by Fray Manuel de Urcullu of San José de Guatemala, 1758-1764 (49 p.); "Cartas de Sonora" and other documents, 1813-1831, from the College at Querétaro (137 p.), and from 1769-1842 (171 p.); mission, ecclesiastical, and governmental affairs, 1821-1833 (97 p.).
HACIENDA DEL CARRIZAL, NUEVO LEÓN
Documents relating to Valle de San Juan Bautista de Pesquería, Mexico. 1798-1809.
6 p. D.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1700:70]
Contemporary copy of deposition made by Ignacio Elizondo to Juan Cristóbal de la Garza. Relates to the leasing of the hacienda.
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[HACK, WILLIAM ?]
An appendix to Sharps South Sea Waggoner, translated out off the originall Spanish manuscript. ca. 1685.
303 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 224]
Atlas, probably made in the workshop of William Hack, based upon a Spanish derrotero captured by Bartholomew Sharpe in 1680. Text contains instructions for sailing from Callao to Panama, from Panama to Peru and to Acapulco, from Acapulco to California, and from Callao to Chiloe. Includes 75 maps. With note in Dutch by Nicolaas Witsen, dated 1692.
HALE, EDWARD EVERETT, 1822-1909
15 p. L.S. and A.L.S. 20-32 cm. [Z-Z 151]
Letters from Hale, mainly relating to his duties as magazine editor. With a few clippings and photographs of Hale.
HAMILTON, J B
Three Letters [to his First Wife's Mother?]. Neenah and Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 1865-1869.
12 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:100]
Concerning his life and business.
HARDING, GEORGE LABAN, 1893-
Notes on Alphonse L. Pinart and Zelia Nuttall. ca. 1933.
7 folders. 7-28 cm. [Z-R 12]
Biographical and bibliographical information obtained from the Library of Congress and the California State Library.
Miscellaneous papers. 1788-1887.
17 p. D. S. and A.L.S. 27-32 cm. HHB [M-M 516]
HAYA FERNÁNDEZ, DIEGO DE LA, fl. 1718-1722
Informe dirijido al Rey . . . sobre el estado en que se halla [la] . . . provincia [de Costa Rica] y medios de proveer á su seguridad y adelanto. Cartago, Costa Rica, March 15, 1709 
24 p. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 438]
Copy of a report addressed to the King of Spain by Diego de la Haya, Governor of Costa Rica, describing the topography, towns and cities, inhabitants, products, commerce, and other features of the province, and stressing its
― 95 ―military and other needs, particularly with reference to the annexation of Talamanca.
The correction of the date "1709," at the beginning and end of the Ms., is based upon internal evidence and the fact that Haya did not become Governor until 1718.
HEIZER, ROBERT FLEMING, 1915-
Papers on Identification of Anza's Remains. 1962-1967.
2 boxes. [67/179M]
Material relating to the discovery of the burial site of Juan Bautista de Anza, and identification of his remains and their reburial, in Arizpe, Mexico, 1963-1964. Correspondence, notes, clippings, photographs, artifacts, manuscripts and galley proofs of Heizer's book, Anza and the Northwest Frontier of New Spain (1967). Included are some papers of the book's co-author, Jacob N. Bowman. "Key" to arrangement available.
HENDERSON, SIMEON REDDICK, comp.
Civil War Letters. February and April, 1863.
3 p. A.L.S. 24-25 cm. [Z-Z 132]
Letter from Willis Arnold Gorman (1814-1876), and letter from E. A. Hall to Joseph A. Sanders, enclosing samples for jackets for Company F, 24th Indiana Volunteers.
HENRÍQUEZ, JOSEPH ANDRÉS
Questión Escolástica Canónica Moral. Zacapulas, Guatemala. October 11, 1792.
152 p. D.S. 21 cm. [71/35M]
Justification of his actions in the legal questions raised in the marriage of Francisco de Vera, who lacked proof of baptism. Illustrated frontispiece.
HEREDIA Y SARMIENTO, JOSÉ IGNACIO, fl. 1800
Sermon Panegyryco de la Gloryosa Aparycyon de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe . . . and Resumen Hystoryco de las Pryncypales Nacyones que poblaron el Pays de Anahuac, o vyrreynato de Nueva España. Mexico. 1801-1803.
141 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 110]
Copies of two works by Heredia, professor of the royal and pontifical seminary of Mexico: a sermon delivered on the anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe, December 12, 1801; and a brief account of the principal indigenous tribes of New Spain, intended for publication with the sermon and based upon the work of Clavijero.
HERIZE, IGNACIO DE
Platicas, ó Collaciones Espirituales, que se accostumbran en el Collegio App.co de N. S. de Guadalupe de Zacatecas. . . . Zacatecas, Mexico. September 20, 1725-[April 25, 1736?]
320 p. A.D.S. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 111]
Collection of informal sermons or talks by the Franciscan, Herize. There
― 96 ―are 16 discourses in two numbered series, delivered during his two three-year terms as Guardian of the above-mentioned Colegio, and seven unnumbered items which conclude with an Easter sermon, apparently delivered in 1736.
Selected Papers. 1777-1848.
5 folders. (Typescripts) [M-A 19:1]
The documents relate to Philip Nolan in Texas, 1797-1800; a party of American fur traders hunting beaver on the Rio Gila, 1826; report of another group doing the same on the Rio Colorado in 1828; defense of Guaymas against a possible American invasion, 1847; an excerpt, 1853, concerning foreign expeditions in Sonora. From the Archivo del Estado, Hermosillo.
HERNÁEZ, FRANCISCO JAVIER, 1816-1876
Extract from Colección de bulas, breves y otros documentos relativos a la Iglesia de América y Filipinas . . . . Brussels. 1879.
9 f. 24x33 cm. HHB [M-M 361]
List of Bishops of Panama, with biographical data and a few comments on the history of the See, ca. 1514-1871. Taken from Vol. II, p. 133-136 of Hernáez's printed work.
Processo criminal contra. Mexico and other cities. 1617-1621.
159 p. A.D.S., D.S. 32 cm. [67/140M]
Proceedings against Juan Hernández, a mulatto, for bigamy, with depositions, copies of marriage records, interrogations, sentence, and annulment of marriage. Includes signatures of Fathers Diego Muñoz, Ambrosio Carrillo, and other Inquisition officials.
HERRERA Y MONTEMAYOR, JUAN
Viage . . . de Mexico al Reyno del Piru, y ciudad de Lima . . . . Lima, Peru. October, 1618.
212 p. (Photocopy) 25 cm. [71/82M]
Report on voyage from Acapulco to Peru in 1617. From the Biblioteca Nacional, Mexico.
Letter to Manuel Herrera. Madrid. June 10, 1873.
1 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:31]
Challenge to a duel.
HILDEBRAND, MILTON, 1918-
Letters to his Family. El Salvador. 1941-1942.
105 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-C 221]
Description of experiences of the University of California expedition to El Salvador to collect specimens of mammals, fossils, and plants.
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HILL, ROSCOE R , 1880-1960
18 cartons. [Z-Z 159]
Personal correspondence, together with papers and items copied in various foreign archives. Materials accumulated during Hill's long career as Latin American historian, teacher, and archivist.
[Mexican Railroads. N.p., 1883?]
8 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 345]
A summary review of Mexican railway lines, particularly the Mexican National System, of which Hinchman was President. Entered by Bancroft under "Hinchman," from whom the data was presumably obtained.
HISTORY OF A HOUSE AND LOT IN MEXICO CITY. MEXICO CITY. 1612-1815
262 p. D.S. and Ms. 31 cm. [M-M 1739]
Originals and certified contemporary copies of documents tracing the history from 1675 to 1815 of a house and lot variously described as situated in the "Hornillo" or "Santa Cruz" ward of Mexico City or "by the Manzanares Bridge," and eventually bequeathed by María Teresa Gómez Galván for charitable purposes under the administration of the Congregación del Santísimo Cristo de Burgos. Includes records of transfer through direct sale, auction, and inheritance, as well as evaluations, petitions, judicial decisions, certifications, and a floor plan of the house, and background material dating from as early as 1612.
HOLMER, NILS MAGNUS, 1904-
Letter to Frank G. Speck, University of Pennsylvania. San Blas, Island of Ustuppu, Panama. May 1, 1947.
2 p. A.L.S. 27 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:54]
Tells of his linguistic studies among the Cuna Indians, plans for publication, and for further research among American Indian groups.
HOVEY, CHARLES MASON, 1810-1887
Correspondence and Papers. 1844-1886.
17 p. D.S. and A.L.S. 17-41 cm. [Z-Z 113]
Passport, 1844, signed by Edward Everett, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain; and correspondence, chiefly concerning horticulture.
Indenture. Ottawa, Canada. April 8, 1902.
6 p. Copy, printed and typed. 33 cm. [Z-Z 100:72]
For mining property in the Yukon Territory.
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HUANTAJAYA, MINE, TARAPACÁ, PERU
Documents relating to Indian Labor. 1757-1767.
118 p. D.S. 32 cm. [Z-D 135]
Petition, grants, and supporting documents for a location of Indians to enforced labor in the silver mines of Joseph Basilio de la Fuente y Aro. With typed transcript, 56 p., and explanatory note, 1878, by George R. Ghiselin.
HUEJUQUILLA, NUEVA VIZCAYA
Legal documents regarding Assignment of Lands for the Presidio and Town of Santa María de las Caldas de Guajuquilla [Huejuquilla]. Mexico and Spain. 1749-1779.
166 p. 31 cm. [M-M 1785]
Contains royal and viceregal decrees, gubernatorial orders, judicial pronouncements, petitions, surveyors' reports, summonses, certifications, data about presidio reform, documents concerning land-tribunal magistrates, and related material.
HUGO DE OMERICK, IGNACIO JOSEPH DE
Conversaciones familiares de vn Cura â sus Feligreses Yndios, formadas sobre las reglas de felicidad espiritual, y temporal, que dirigio por veredas el Yll.mo S.or D.n Francisco Antonio Lorenzana. . . . Tepecuacuilco, Mexico. 1769.
146 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 113]
Four essays by the parish priest of Tepecuacuilco, an Inquisition official, designed to guide other priests in expounding the bases of spiritual and temporal felicity to the Indians in accordance with instructions circulated by Archbishop Lorenzana in 1768; preceded by the author's prologue and followed by a brief exposition of basic Christian doctrines.
HUMBOLDT, ALEXANDER, FREIHERR VON, 1769-1859
Tablas Estatisticas del Reyno de N. España en el Año de 1803. [Mexico. 1803]
70 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 114]
Copy of a statistical report on the geography, population, economy, and military strength of New Spain in 1803, including the Provincias Internas and both Californias.
Almost wholly identical in content with Humboldt's, "Tablas Geografico-Politicas . . ." (M-M 115).
HUMBOLDT, ALEXANDER, FREIHERR VON, 1769-1859
Tablas Geografico-Politicas del R.no de N. E. que manifiestan su superficie y poblacion, fabricas, comercio, minas, rentas, y fuerza militar. [Mexico. 1803]
116 p. Ms. and printed. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 115]
Copy of a statistical report upon the intendancies and provinces of New Spain in 1803, prepared for presentation to the Viceroy. Substantially identical with Humboldt's "Tablas Estatisticas . . ." (M-M 114), except for an added table and other minor variations.
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HUNTER, DARD, 1883-
Letter to Wolfgang von Hagen. Chillicothe, Ohio. July 18, 1938.
1 p. L.S. 28 cm. [Z-Z 100:2]
Concerning paper-making and a paper museum.
HYDE, ALBERT A
A short account of my prison life during the Civil War, 1861-1865. North Haven, Connecticut. November 25, 1909.
8 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-Z 100:39]
Account of the author's experiences from May 1864 to 1865 in Andersonville and other Confederate prisons.
IBÁÑEZ, JOSÉ MANUEL DE, comp.
Coleccion de Poesias escogidas, asi manuscritas, como impresas de los mejores Autores Españoles y Americanos. Querétaro, Mexico. 1802.
422 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 116]
An anthology containing selections from major and minor Spanish or Latin American poets, drawn from published and unpublished sources, including translations and adaptations from other languages as well as some Latin verses; citations and explanatory notes by the compiler. Gaps in the original pagination indicate that p. 1-176, 217-224,227-232, and 301-308 are missing.
IGLESIAS, JOSÉ MARÍA, 1823-1891
Biographical Data. Mexico City. 1873-[1885?]
3 folders in portfolio. 33-34 cm. HHB [M-M 389]
Material relating to the life of José María Iglesias, president of the Mexican Supreme Court. The three folders contain 1) an extract copied from Mexico City's El Federalista, May 17, 1873, and written under the pseudonym, "Orfeo," with an appended copy of a portion of letter 439 from Foreign Relations of the United States, regarding Iglesias' tendered resignation from the Supreme Court (6 p.); 2) a copy of the official record of Iglesias' life from 1823 to 1885 (7 p.); 3) a copy of biographical data eulogizing Iglesias, written by Manuel Payno y Flores (3 p., n.p., n.d.).
IGLESIAS, JOSÉ MARÍA, 1823-1891
Recuerdos Políticos [N.p., ca. 1877]
89 p. A.D. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 342]
A condensation of Iglesias' La Cuestión Presidencial en 1876 . . . , written in New York, May-September, 1877, and published in Mexico City in 1892.
ILLARREGUI, MIGUEL FRANCISCO DE
Calculo Astronomico . . . para el año del S.r de 1750 y meridiano de d.ha ciudad. [Puebla, Mexico. 1749]
24 p. A.D.S.(?) 25 cm. HHB [M-M 117]
Astrological forecast for the year 1750, prepared by the pilot and mathematician, Illarregui, a resident of Puebla; dedication signed by him and addressed to Guipuzcoans in the New World.
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Social Problems on the Farm in Chile.
7 p. (Photocopy) 26 cm. [Z-D 113:2]
Talk given by Mr. Illanes, Chilean consul in San Francisco, before a class conducted by Mme. Labarca.
INDIAN AFFAIRS, MICHOACÁN
7 folders. (Photocopies) 25 cm. [M-A 8]
Indian complaints over payment of tribute, and related matters, 1566-1573. From the Archivo del Tribunal, and from the Ayuntamiento, Pátzcuaro.
INDIAN AFFAIRS, MORELIA. 1544-1608
18 folders. (Photocopies) 25 cm. [M-A 7]
Reflecting relations of Indians and Spaniards over tribute, wool mills, treatment of the natives, and government regulations.
INDIANS OF TEXAS, 1785-1789
22 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1858]
Documents relating to the purchase and delivery of annual gifts for Indians in Texas friendly to the Spanish government. Written in Texas and Mexico City.
Documents relating to the Inquisition in Mexico. 1608-1771.
9 folders in box. Ms. and printed. HHB [M-M 398]
A collection (originals and copies) of genealogical records, criminal proceedings, and edicts of the Inquisition, originating in New Spain, Spain, or Peru, relating to residents of Mexico. Includes genealogical material, 44 p., about Fray Luis de Solórzano, applicant for Inquisition qualificator in Mexico City (1608-1609); Bartolomé de Escoto, a Sevillian resident of Honduras (1611-1617), 22 p.; and Jerónimo Gutiérrez Montealegre, candidate for Inquisition counsellor, and Montealegre's Peruvian wife, Micaela de Solier (1613-1620), 131 p. Also contains 124 folios of documents (1617-1621) covering the Mexican Inquisition's trial of Alonso de Torres, a Negro slave charged with fraudulence and soothsaying; and certified copies of Inquisition edicts (1713-1771) on abuse of the confessional, prohibited reading matter, heresy, and superstition.
Proceedings against Fray Nicolás Montero. Mexico. 1772-1773.
60 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1827]
Collection of documents from Antequera, Oaxaca, and Mexico City, on Inquisition proceedings against the Mercedarian friar and Bethlehemite chaplain, Nicolás Montero, for misconduct with women and failure to make confession.
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Processo contra Joan Vizcayno, llamado Joanes de Galarraga, natural de Urrieta. . . . 1571-1583.
108 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1826]
Documents from the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Guipúzcoa, Spain, on proceedings of the Mexican Inquisition against the blacksmith, Juan Galárraga, charged with bigamy.
INQUISITION. PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Causa criminal por deposicion de Ana Pandan . . . contra Ysalbeltia e Ysabel Ylag Indias babailanas, y el sarxento Antonio de Roxas. . . . Iloilo, Philippine Islands. February 7, 1646.
2 items (204 and 128 p.) D.S. 31 cm. [Z-P 1]
Inquiry into accusation, made by Ana Pandan, of two native women for being priestesses and of Sargento Antonio de Rojas and his family for being accomplices. Original; and copy dated June 16, 1654.
Papers relating to. ca. 1929-1955.
792 exp. (On film) [Z-Z 152]
Illustrated monographs on the history, construction, and maintenance of the Alaska Highway, and reports loaned by the Library of the Office of Chief Engineer. U.S. War Department. Materials collected by George R. Stewart.
INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OF MEXICO
Biographical Notes. ca. 1887?
3 folders. 27 cm. HHB [M-M 367]
Biographical sketches of Captain George C. Cheape, Captain Francis Pavy, and Edgar T. Welles, evidently officials of the International Company of Mexico; with stress on their qualifications.
ISABEL I, LA CATÓLICA, QUEEN OF SPAIN, 1451-1504
Letter to Cristóbal Colón. Granada. April 13, 1492.
7 p. 23 and 33 cm. [Z-A 203]
Purported letter on imitation vellum, with simulated seal. With typed transcript of a brief biography of Columbus from an unidentified printed source.
ISUNZA, FRANCISCO J
Conversacion . . . and Viage al Paiz de las Ciencias. . . . [Mexico] 1769-[1787?]
91, 131 p. 22 cm. [M-M 1740]
Two items (copies), ascribed to "F.J.Y.," i.e., "Francisco Isunza."
ITINERARY OF TRIP FROM LAGOS TO GUADALAJARA. [N.p., n.d.]
1 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:14]
ITURBIDE, AGUSTÍN DE, 1783-1824
Letter to Colonel Domingo Claverino. Salvatierra [Guanajuato]. March 5, 1816.
3 p. L.S. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:42]
Refers to comments of Lieutenant Manuel de la Madrid regarding military accounts presented by Claverino.
ITURRIGARAY, JOSÉ DE, 1742-1815
Commission of Martínez de la Vega. Mexico City. March 10-18, 1806.
2 p. D.S., 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1731]
Commission appointing Cadet Martínez de la Vega, of the Santa Barbara Presidio, as alférez of the San Diego Company of New California, to replace José Luján. Printed text with Ms. insertions and signatures.
ITURRIGARAY, JOSÉ DE, 1742-1815
Documents. Mexico. 1804-1808.
2 items (17 p.) D.S., L.S. 20-30 cm. [70/59M]
Documents signed as Viceroy of Mexico: one concerning the ownership of Rancho Bejarano near Horcasitas (1804); and a letter of Juan Francisco Domínguez requesting a copy of laws regulating the sale of liquor on feast days, with draft of Domínguez's reply (1808).
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IXTLILXOCHITL, FERNANDO DE ALBA, 1568(?)-1648
Sumaria Relacion de todas las cosas que an sucedido en la Nueva España, y de muchas cosas que los Tultecas alcanzaron y supieron desde la creacion del Mundo hasta su destruccion, y venida de los terceros pobladores y Chichimecas, hasta la venida de los Españoles, sacada de la original Historia de esta Nueva España. . . . [Mexico, 1622]
774 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 426]
Also known as "Relaciones varias e importantes sobre todas las cosas que han sucedido en la Nueva España . . ." (J. M. Beristáin de Souza, Biblioteca Hispano Americana Septentrional, 3rd ed., Mexico, 1947, Vol. I, p. 126, note by Osorio, and as "Relaciones" or "Relaciones Históricas" in Lord Kingsborough, Antiquities of Mexico, London, 1848, Vol. IX, p. 321 et seq.).
Copy of a group of historical treatises on Mexico covering the period from antiquity to the early years of the Spanish conquest; based on native sources and compiled by Ixtlilxochitl from his own history of New Spain at the request of the viceroy, Marquis of Gelves. Consists of five main parts and three additional items.
IZAGUIRRE, PEDRO DE
Relacion de los sitios y calidades de los Puertos de Caballos, y el nuevo de Santo Tomás de Castillo en la Provincia de Honduras. . . . ca. 1606.
6 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 305]
Report by the naval officer, Izaguirre, on the port of Caballos in Honduras and the new Honduran port of Santo Tomás del Castillo, describing the site and other characteristics of both, and stressing the superiority of the latter.
JACKSON, ANDREW, PRESIDENT, 1767-1845
Patent to John Hayden, Jr., for Land in Wayne County, Michigan. Washington, D.C. October 14, 1835.
1 p. D.S. (by deputy). 25 cm. [Z-Z 100:86]
JACKSON, ROBERT HOUGHWOUT, 1892-
Letter to Fulmer Mood. Washington, D.C. December 3, 1941.
1 p. L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:3]
Conveying thanks for information.
JACKSON & COMPANY
Market Report. Ningpo, China. October 24, 1865.
4 p. Ms. and printed. 25-27 cm. [Z-Z 150]
Printed price lists of imports and exports, with comments.
JACOBS, E 1822-
Dictation of E. Jacobs, Banker. Shreveport, Louisiana. September 12, 1887.
4 p. 18-29 cm. HHB [Z-B 5:1]
Notes on Jacobs' life and information about Shreveport, recorded by one of Bancroft's interviewers.
Extrait d'une lettre . . . dattée de Pondichera, au mois de Fevrier 1711, et inserée dans l'onzieme Recueil des Lettres edifiantes. . . . 1711-1732.
30 p. 26 cm. HHB [M-M 119]
A collection of five items, extracts, translations, and notes, in French, relating to New Spain, and including: 1) Jaillandier, Extrait d'une lettre . . . Pondicherry, February, 1711, describing a trip from Buena Vista to Acapulco; 2) Extrait d'une Lettre . . . Campeche, December 5, 1731, published in June, 1732, in the Gazette de Hollande, concerning conflict between the Spaniards and the English in Yucatán; 3) [Campagne d'Ursúa. n. p., n. d.], A description of Governor Ursúa's campaign, ca. 1697, against the Itza Indians, which resulted in opening a highway between Yucatán and Guatemala; 4) Observations
― 105 ―Astronomiques, made by Joseph Harris, Veracruz, January-March, 1728, and João Baptista Carbone, Lisbon, 1726, apparently translated from "Transactions filosofiques," January, February, and March, 1728; 5) Chemin de la Vera Cruz a Guaxaca [n. p., n. d.] a list of sites on the Veracruz-Oaxaca road, with explanatory annotations.
Entered by Bancroft under "Jaillandier, P."; the initial is presumably the abbreviation for "Père."
JALISCO, STATE OF. JUNTA DIRECTORA DE ESTUDIOS
Copiador de las comunicaciones dirijidas por la Ynspeccion g[ene]ral de instruccion primaria, á la Junta Directora de Estudios del Estado. Guadalajara, Mexico. December 20, 1849.
71 p. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 507]
Letterbook containing copies of reports and tabular data on primary education in the State of Jalisco from September 23, 1848, to December 20, 1849.
1 carton and 1 box (28 folders) [Z-R 2]
Field notes, papers, and printed material used in preparing doctoral dissertation, Labor Unionism in American Agriculture. List of contents in carton.
Certificate. Culiacán, Mexico. November 25, 1848.
1 p. D.S. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:32]
Letter stating that the claim of Casimir De Galand against Vega Frères is just. Countersigned with a cross by Ysdoer De Praet, whose name was evidently signed for him by Janssens. In French.
JESÚS ARCE, JOSÉ IGNACIO DE
Confirmation of Title to Property. Veracruz. December 31, 1859.
2 p. D.S. (Photocopy) 33 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:9]
Confirmation of title transferring land in Baja California to Jesús Arce as of January 15, 1834. Signed by Benito Juárez and José de Emparán.
JEWITT, H J
Letter to Emily(?). Edinburgh, Scotland. February 18-27, 1849.
4 p. (Copy.) 31 cm. [Z-Z 100:33]
Description of a European trip.
JONES, JOHN R
Receipt to William A. Newell. Utica [New York] September 8, 1845.
2 p. D.S. 10 cm. [Z-Z 100:49]
Issued for payment on property.
― 106 ―
JONES, MOSES Z
Letter to E. B. Jones. Lafayette, Indiana. June 11, 1860.
4 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:82]
Civil War letter.
JUNKER VON LANGEGG, FERDINAND ADALBERT, 1828-
El Dorado, History of the Exploratory Expeditions to the Land of gold . . . in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Leipzig. 1888.
327 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [68/147Z]
Copy of a translation from the German by Walter Rink, 1940, prepared under a WPA project.
JUNTA DE AGUAS DE LA ZANJA MADRE DEL RÍO DE QUERÉTARO
Bill for irrigation water. Querétaro. December 20, 1946.
1 p. D.S. 13 cm. [M-M 1700:88]
Printed form, filled in. Signed by the treasurer.
JUZGADO DE INDIOS, MEXICO
Documents relating to. 1580-1820.
26 boxes. (Photocopies) [M-A 3]
Selected from the ramos in Civil, Criminal, and Historia of the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico. There is a "key" to the collection.
KAUTZ, ALBERT, 1839-1907
The story of a Yankee prisoner of war. How he was captured, his prison experience, and how he was exchanged.
42 p. (Typescript) 26 cm. [Z-Z 111]
An account of Kautz's capture by the Confederate steamer Winslow, his treatment as a prisoner, and his parole to Washington to effect an exchange of prisoners. Covers the period June-October, 1861. Photocopy available.
KERR, CLARK, 1911-
Notes and Papers concerning Self-help and Consumer Cooperatives in the United States. 1930-1938.
3 cartons (23 envelopes). [Z-R 3]
Field notes, questionnaires, reports, printed matter, and clippings used in preparation of his doctoral dissertation, Productive Enterprises among the Unemployed, 1931-1938.
KEWEN, EDWARD JOHN CAGE, 1825-
Nicaragua and Walker. In Two Parts. Part First. Historical Retrospect of the Isthmian States. 1879.
85 f. A.D.S. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 340]
The first part of a projected work on Nicaragua and Walker, containing only background material which traces the history of Central America through the period of Spanish domination, the struggle for independence, union with Mexico, and the rise and fall of the Central American Federation, to the eve of William Walker's arrival in Nicaragua in 1855. Includes letter of transmittal to H. H. Bancroft, San Francisco, February 28, 1879, signed "E. J. C. Kewen."
― 107 ―
KIDDER, D G
Report on Expedition Prospecting for Copper in Sonora. [N.p., n.d.]
21 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [M-M 1862]
Report on an expedition undertaken "just after the close of World War I" to examine a copper deposit allegedly discovered in the eastern part of the Sonora desert by Rafael Tello.
KINNAIRD, LAWRENCE, 1893-, comp.
Miscellaneous Photocopies, Translations, Printed Works, and Students' Dissertations on Various Subjects.
1 box (12 items). 19-30 cm. [Z-D 127]
KINO, EUSEBIO FRANCISCO, 1644-1711
Reports. Mission Nuestra Señora de los Dolores. 1698-1703.
25 p. D.S. and A.L.S. 22-23 cm. [M-M 1854]
Two reports from the Jesuit missionary, dated May 3-November 4, 1698, and February 5, 1703. The first describes Apache hostilities and aid rendered against them by the Pima-Sobaipuri Indians, and stresses the need for governmental assistance in the conversion and protection of these allies. The second, addressed to the viceroy, reports on the history of existing missions and on plans for future missions in Pimería Alta and Alta California.
KLEIN, JOHN C
Letters and Papers. 1889.
7 items (11 p.) and 2 clippings. 18-54 cm. [Z-C 205]
Materials concerning the Panama Canal and the French Canal Company. Include letters from General Victor Vifquain, U.S. Consul at Colón, and newspaper clippings of two articles by Klein.
13 p. A.L.S. 25-28 cm. [Z-Z 164]
Correspondence with members of the family in Germany, advising them on preparations for a journey to St. Louis, Missouri. With typed translation of one letter.
The Discovery of America; from the oldest sources historically represented. [Munich. 1859]
155 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 121]
A translation of Die Entdeckung Amerikas nach den Aeltesten Quellen Geschichtlich Dargestellt, made by Albert Goldschmidt in 1873.
KUYKENDALL, RALPH SIMPSON, 1885-1963
Notes relating to the History of Mexico.
2 boxes [M-R 7]
Notes and transcripts of documents in the Archivo General de Indias concerning Mexico, ca. 1773-1796.
― 108 ―
LA SOCIEDAD DE AMIGOS DE AGUAS CALIENTES
Estatutos de. Aguas Calientes, Mexico. March 18, 1827.
18 p. D.S. 20 cm. [67/66M]
By-laws of a society devoted to promote the welfare of the state.
LACANDÓN INDIANS, GUATEMALA
Documents relating to. Guatemala and San Lorenzo, Spain. 1789-1799.
64 p. D.S. 30-31 cm. [M-M 1853]
Correspondence of civil and religious authorities concerning the attempted pacification and Christianization of the Lacandón Indians in the vicinity of Palenque.
LACAYO, MARCO H
Letter to N. W. Peake on Gathering Material for H. H. Bancroft. With Memorandum on Archeological Items. Granada, Nicaragua. February 4, 1887.
5 p. A.L.S. 26 cm. HHB [Z-C 7]
Information on the first Indians who once inhabited the islands of Zapatera and Ometepe.
LANSING, ROBERT, 1864-1928
Correspondence and Papers. 1915-1922.
699 exp. (On film) [Z-Z 155]
Confidential memoranda and character sketches, together with notes mainly concerning European diplomacy. Microfilm of manuscripts in the Library of Congress.
LAPÉROUSE, JEAN FRANÇOIS DE GALAUP, COMTE DE, 1741-1788
Letters. 1778 and 1783.
6 p. A.L.S. and typescripts. 20-28 cm. [Z-Z 126]
Letter to his sister, January 19, 1778; and transcript of letter concerning money due him, July 3, 1783. With transcripts and translations.
LATORRE, CARLOS, 1799-1851
Noticias sobre el arte de ejecutar las tragedias. [N. p.] 1832.
45 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 124]
A monograph or address by the Spanish actor, Carlos Latorre, giving advice on the art of declamation, or acting, with special reference to tragedy; written in the year when the author received the title of "Master of Declamation."
LAZO, J S
Honduras sketches. 1854.
29 p. 7-18 cm. [68/133M]
Pencil drawings of buildings and scenes. Small notebook and nine sketches. Note inside cover of notebook: "John L. Eckley to J. C. Tucker."
― 109 ―
Business Papers of the Maison de Mexique and the Maison de Paris. Mexico and Paris. 1858-1898.
113 vols. and 1 box. [M-B 3]
Papers concerning the wholesale business in Mexico and Paris of Alfred Lefebvre, a French exporter and importer who traded with firms in France, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, the United States, and many places in Mexico. Principal exports from Mexico were agricultural products, furs, and India rubber. The papers give an excellent picture of business methods and practices of the time and the problems of operation in the absence of banking firms.
LEGAL PAPERS. 17TH-18TH(?) CENT.
25 folders. Ms. and printed. 23-31 cm. HHB [M-M 406]
A compilation of legal documents, originals and copies, relating principally to collection of debts, taxes, property disputes, or criminal cases, and other miscellaneous legal papers of lay and ecclesiastical tribunals.
LEGARÉ, HUGH SWINTON, 1797-1843
Letter to W. C. Preston. Charleston. July 18, 1840.
2 p. A.L.S. 25 cm. [Z-Z 100:15]
Forwarding a letter and commenting on current issues.
Relacion puntual de toda la Costa del Mar del Norte desde Portovelo hasta el Puerto de Omoa. León [Nicaragua?]. May 27, 1757.
19 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 134]
Description of the Caribbean coast from Porto Bello, Panama, to Omoa and Puerto Cortés, Honduras, written by Lench, a pilot of Irish extraction, in accordance with orders from Acting Governor Melchor Vidal de Lorca y Villena of Nicaragua; note appended relating to the Colorado and San Juan rivers.
Listed by Bancroft under "Lynch."
LEÓN, J J
Order to Captain Hidalgo. Guaymas. August 1, 1863.
2 p. A.D.S. 16 cm. [M-M 1700:85]
Concerning agreement about sailors' wages.
LEÓN Y GAMA, ANTONIO DE, 1735-1802
Carta que sobre las observaciones critico-apologeticas . . . escribia à un Amigo D. Antonio de Leon y Gama. [Mexico. 1783-1822]
378 p. 24 cm. HHB [M-M 125]
Miscellany of six main items, i.e., León y Gama's reply to an anonymous friend regarding his treatise on medical experiments involving lizards, Mexico, October, 1783; tables and formulas relating to taxation on silver mining and minting; formulas for the reduction of pesos to smaller silver and copper currency; notes and corrections for Mariano Veytia's Baluartes de México, concerned chiefly with the image of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios near Mexico City; some theological essays of José Honorato Melero y Fernández; and a collection of verses of José Joaquín Fernández Lizardi, written about 1822.
LEONARD, HENRY P
Commonplace Books. Sheffield, Massachusetts. 1815-1816.
2 vols. 30-32 cm. [Z-Z 130]
Newspaper clippings of poetry, stories, articles, etc., selected and assembled by Leonard.
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[LETTER FROM AN UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN TO HER HUSBAND]. "MIDWAY." NOVEMBER 14, 1848
2 p. A.L.S. 25 cm. [Z-Z 100:77]
Signed "Martha." Gives family news.
LETTER TO WILLIAM ?, BROTHER OF THE WRITER. CAMP WOOD, HART COUNTY, KENTUCKY. DECEMBER 29, 1861
2 p. A.L. 24 cm. [Z-Z 100:53]
Civil War letter describing military actions.
LIBRO NOTICIOSO QUE CONTIENE ALGUNOS APUNTES PARTICULARES, ACAESIDOS EN ESTA VILLA DE ORIZAVA Y OTRAS NOTICIAS Q.e AN YEGADO AQUI DE SUJETOS FIDEDIGNOS. ORIZABA, MEXICO. 1812-1821
165 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 178]
Anonymous diary relating chiefly to events of the Mexican Wars of Independence in the vicinity of Orizaba, March 5, 1812-May 12, 1821.
Entered by Bancroft under "Orizava, Libro curioso que contiene algunos puntos particulares . . . ," as the word "Noticioso" is superimposed on another word, evidently, "Curioso." The flyleaf bears a deleted alternative title: "Diario de Ocurrencias en Orizaba entre los años 1812 y 1821."
LIMA. ARCHIVO ARZOBISPAL
Selected Documents. Province of Huarochiri, Peru. 1660-1701.
128 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-D 105]
Concern idolatry in various towns of the province of Huarochiri. Selected by Nancy Gilmer.
LIMA, PERU. REAL SALA DEL CRIMEN
Rebelion de Tupac Amaro. Tomo I. Testimonio de los autos seguidos contra Mariano Tupac Amaro y Andrés Mendigure sobre atribuirseles la reincidencia en la revelión. Lima. 1782-1798.
386 exp. (On film) [Z-D 108]
LINCK, WENCESLAUS, 1736-1790(?)
Diario del Viage, que se hizo en la Prov.a de California al Norte de esta Peninsula. . . . Vellicatá (?). February 20-April 18, 1766.
39 p. D.S. 22 cm. [M-M 1855]
Journal of the trip made by the Jesuit Linck, head of the frontier mission of San Francisco de Borja, in search of mission sites and the Colorado River, with an armed escort commanded by Blas Fernández y Somera.
LINCOLN, JACKSON STEWARD
An Ethnological Study of the Ixil Indians of the Guatemalan Highlands.
306 exp. (On film) [Z-C 204]
Microfilm of typescript from the University of Chicago Microfilm Collection of Manuscripts on Middle American Cultural Anthropology.
― 113 ―
LIST OF PHOTOCOPIES OF MATERIAL IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FROM PAPELES DE CUBA IN THE ARCHIVO GENERAL DE INDIAS, SEVILLE
83 exp. (On film) [Z-E 14]
LISTA DE LA GENTE QUE SE BA LEBANTANDO EN ESTA CIUDAD DE QUERETARO. . . . MEXICO CITY AND QUERÉTARO. JANUARY 10-FEBRUARY 10, 1705
47 p. D.S. 31 cm. [70/80M]
Documents relating to recruiting soldiers at Querétaro for service in Manila, including viceregal orders signed by the Duke of Alburquerque, and rolls of men enlisted, with information on wages paid them.
LIVINGSTON, EDWARD, 1764-1836
Letter to his Brother, Robert R. Livingston. New Orleans. May 18, 1812.
3 p. L.S. 8-25 cm. [Z-Z 100:19]
Enclosing bill of exchange for one thousand dollars.
LIZANA Y BEAUMONT, FRANCISCO JAVIER DE, 1750-1811
Letters to Andres Cochrane Johnstone. Mexico. 1809.
13 p. L.S. 21-30 cm. [M-M 1901]
The archbishop-viceroy requests that Cochrane transport certain funds from Veracruz to Cádiz, and also that he take two French prisoners, General Octaviano de Alvimar, and a Mr. Champantier, still awaiting passage due to refusal of Spanish captains to take them on board.
2 folders. 26 p. 30-31 cm. [M-M 1803]
Fragments, probably copies, of logbooks recording two voyages along the California coast in conjunction with the frigate Favorita. The first is evidently from the frigate Princesa, which sailed from San Blas to San Francisco and back, February 11-November 21, 1779, under the command of Ignacio Arteaga. The second is perhaps also from the Princesa, which sailed from San Blas under Esteban José Martínez, on March 6, 1782, bound for Santa Barbara and other California settlements.
Documents concerning Title of Property. Mexico. 1563-1728.
374 p. D.S. 32 cm. [70/41M]
Collection of documents (originals and contemporary copies) relating to the title to the Haciendas of Hueyapam, Rocaferro, and Isclaguacán, near Tulancingo.
LÓPEZ, GREGORIO, 1542-1596
Declar.on del appocalipsi [Hospital de Huaxtepec, Oaxaca (?), Mexico. ca. 1583]
116 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 279]
An exposition of the Revelation of St. John the Divine, written by the hermit,
― 114 ―Gregorio López, at the request of the Dominican, Juan Cobo (?).
Printed in Madrid, in 1678, under the title Tratado del Apocalypsi, and in various editions thereafter.
LÓPEZ, PATRICIO ANTONIO
Mercurio Yndiano. Poema historico. . . . [and other manuscripts]. 1690-1754.
100 p. A.D.S. (?) 22 cm. HHB [M-M 131]
Four manuscripts relating to the merits and needs of the Indians: 1) a 220-stanza poem on the history and contemporary status of the Zapotec Indians, by the Zapotec interpreter, López, with a signed dedication, dated at Jalapa in July, 1740; 2) letter of Fray Bernardo Inga, or Inca, January 10, 1690, concerning the genealogy of certain Spanish descendants of the Incas; 3) royal decree of March 26, 1697, providing for better treatment of the Indians; and 4) an unfinished treatise of Patricio Antonio López in defense of the Indians of New Spain and Peru.
LÓPEZ DE HARO, GONZALO, d. 1823
Diario de Navegacion que con el Aucilio Divino y proteccion, de nuestra Señora del Carmen Espera haser . . . con destino . . . de Explorar la Costa Septentrional de la California. . . . 1788.
217 p. (Photocopy) 37x48 cm. [M-M 1771]
Diary kept by López de Haro, captain of the packetboat San Carlos (alias the Filipino), recording a voyage from San Blas northward and back, taken in company with the frigate Princesa and under the command of the latter's captain, Esteban José Martínez, for the purpose of exploring the northern coast of California. Entries cover the period from March 8 to October 22, 1788. With nautical tables and photographed signature of López de Haro.
Photostat from the copy in the Henry E. Huntington Library.
LÓPEZ MATOSO, ANTONIO IGNACIO, DEFENDANT
Extracto cuasi à la letra de la causa criminal formada por la sala del crimen de Mejico a . . . Antonio Ygnacio Lopez Matoso . . . la cual comenzò en 28 de febrero de 1815. Mexico City. October 15, 1810-April 4, 1816.
293 p. Ms. and printed. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 132]
Excerpts from the proceedings conducted by the Mexico City criminal court, with Juan Antonio de la Riva and others as judges, Ramón Osés as fiscal, and Vicente Guido as rapporteur, against López Matoso, rapporteur of the civil court, on charges of conspiracy to promote civil strife, initiated by the Audiencia of Guatemala in 1813.
LÓPEZ PORTILLO, ANTONIO, b. 1730
Manifesto legàl del d.r d.n Antonio Lopez Portillo, hecho al Rey N.ro S.or en su Real Camara de las Yndias. Sobre haver el Yll.mo S.or Arzobispo de Mexico suspendidole la colacion de una Racion. . . . [Spain? ca. 1761]
143 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 133]
Copy of a legal plea submitted to the King of Spain in 1761 or shortly thereafter by the Guadalajaran, López Portillo, apparently a resident of Spain at
― 115 ―the time, complaining that a prebend allotted him in Mexico City by royal authority had been withheld by the Archbishop of Mexico on the false pretext of López's illegitimacy, through the influence of Francisco Arén, secretary of the archdiocese; and requesting immediate bestowal of the prebend, with payment of costs and damages.
LÓPEZ RAYÓN, IGNACIO, 1773-1832
Asedio y defensa de Mexico, ò sucesos del 13 de Agosto al 15 de Setiem.e de 1847. Mexico City. 1847.
342 p. Ms. and printed. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 204]
An account of the defense of Mexico against the United States during the period from August 13 to September 15, 1847, with special attention to the battles of Padierna, Churubusco, Molino del Rey, and Chapultepec. Appended are copies of relevant documents, August 20-September 14, 1847, including the official reports of Generals Manuel Rincón and Nicolás Bravo and various communications exchanged by General Winfield Scott, General Santa Anna, and others. Includes four battle maps.
LÓPEZ URAGA, JOSÉ, 1814-1885
Correspondence and Papers. ca. 1840-1882.
3 boxes. [71/94M]
Materials relating to the career of López Uraga, diplomat and soldier, in Mexico, Guatemala, and California. A promoter of Benito Juárez in the early 1860's, he later became a loyal supporter of Maximilian and Carlota. Under the presidency of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada he again served the Mexican government, in Guatemala, and when Porfirio Díaz became president he went into exile in San Francisco. Collection includes letters from Maximilian, Porfirio Díaz, Benito Juárez, one from Zelia Nuttall Pinart, and others. With clippings and many pictures.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Proclamation. Mexico City. May 23, 1835.
1 p. D.S. and printed. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:30]
Circular containing the decree proclaiming Los Angeles the capital of Alta California and granting it the new status of "city."
LOS PASTORES. CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO
2 typescripts, 32 and 63 p., and copy of a letter, 2 p. 28 cm. [M-M 1761]
Text of traditional Christmas pageant, or pastorela, given in Ocampo and Pueblo Sacramento. Two typescripts of the play, one of them made in the field from the pageant director's copy, which he in turn had copied from a very old notebook in Ocampo.
LOUDON, DE WITT CLINTON
Diaries and Papers. 1846-1886.
15 items in 3 portfolios. [M-B 15]
Diaries of service in the Mexican War, June 1, 1846-February 19, 1847
― 116 ―(written in notebook of his father, 1836-1843, as member of the Ohio Legislature), and June 15, 1847-August 2, 1848, while serving with the First Ohio Infantry in Mexico and later as a student. Includes letters to his family during this period, one from General Wm. T. Sherman of 1886, and newspaper articles of the 1860 election campaign and the Civil War.
Documents for the History of. 1741-1783.
704 exp. (On film). [Z-F 5]
Selected materials from the Bibliothèque Nationale, the Archives du Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, and the Archives Nationales, Paris.
LOUISIANA PAPERS, 1767-1816
5 boxes and 16 vols. Many sizes, mostly 25 to 32 cm.
(Originals, copies and photostats) HHB [M-M 508]
This vast collection of papers consists of correspondence, reports, printed pamphlets, and broadsides relating to Louisiana after its occupation by Spain. The Louisiana territory comprised the Lower Mississippi River Valley, upstream to St. Louis and the Illinois country, as well as West Florida and the Texas and Arkansas area.
Much of the correspondence is that of the Spanish governors or lieutenant governors with their superiors in Spain, as well as with local commandants of remote trading posts, Indian agents, squaw-men, untutored men of the border, or Indians (speaking through interpreters). The manuscripts reflect the trilingual character of the inhabitants—Spanish, French, and English—and the international conflict for possession of the lower Mississippi Valley, i.e., French Louisiana. As New Orleans was the capital of the province, most of the letters and reports are dated there, but others came from agents and correspondents throughout the entire region.
Many of the documents through 1794 have been published in transcribed or translated form in Lawrence Kinnaird's Spain in the Mississippi Valley, 1765-1794, volumes 1-3 (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1949).
The papers are arranged for the most part according to administrations of the governors.
Antonio de Ulloa was the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, 1766 to 1768. His papers, which begin in 1767 and end with his expulsion by the French settlers the following year, are contained in Folders 1 to 4.
Alexander O'Reilly effectively restored Spanish authority as a special commissioner. His papers are in Folders 5 and 6, limited to the year 1770.
Luis de Unzaga y Amezaga governed from 1770-1776, with a lieutenant governor in each of the chief subdistricts: Pedro Piernas at St. Louis, Baltazar de Villiers at the Arkansas Post, and Athanase de Mézières at Natchitoches. Folders 7-30, dated 1770-1777, cover this period.
Bernardo de Gálvez, governor from 1777 to 1781, popular and successful, reconquered West Florida. Folders 31 to 84, dated 1777-1782, contain material on his administration.
Estéban Miró, acting governor and then governor, was much occupied with disturbances in West Florida, especially Indian affairs and the encroachment
― 117 ―of American settlers. His term of office extended from 1782 to December 20, 1791. Folders 85 to 224 relate to this disturbed period.
François Hector Carondelet, or Baron de Carondelet, became governor of Louisiana and West Florida on December 31, 1791, and held office until August 5, 1797. His papers detail his vast problems with the Indians, encroaching American settlers, and matters of trade. They may be found in Folders 225 to 493.
Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, a military officer, followed Carondelet as governor. He was chiefly occupied with opposition to the advance of American settlers and with the problem of providing for defense against them while encouraging commerce with them. His term of office extended from August 5, 1797, until his death in July, 1799. Folders 494 to 527 contain material on his administration.
The second Marqués de Casa Calvo, Sebastián Calvo de la Puerta y O'Farrill, was named ad interim governor from Gayoso's death until the arrival of Manuel Juan de Salcedo in 1801, and later served as commissioner. Folders 528 to 544 and 557 to 570 relate to the period from 1799 to 1806, and contain Calvo's correspondence and papers.
Manuel Juan de Salcedo governed from his arrival in June, 1801, until Spain's flag was lowered in November, 1803. His papers for this period may be found in Folders 545 to 556.
Folders 571 and 572 contain miscellaneous material for 1810 and 1816. Folder 573 has four Alphonse Pinart transcripts from the Arzobispado de Cuba, 1772-1805.
Among the correspondents of the Spanish governors of Louisiana were such men as the following:
The printed documents—including many rare pamphlets and broadsides—originally a part of this collection of Louisiana papers, have been removed from it and catalogued separately. There is a list of them in the "key" to this collection which is available in the Bancroft Library.
LOVATT, WILLIAM NELSON
1 carton. [Z-Z 154]
Journals, 1853-1868 and 1890; photograph albums; clippings; and miscellaneous items. Mainly relating to experiences in China.
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LOWERY, WOODBURY, 1853-1906
Transcripts from Spanish Archives relating to the Franciscan Missions of Florida, 1599-1705.
388 exp. (On film) [Z-B 502]
Microfilm of selected items from volumes 4 and 6-9 of the Lowery transcripts in the Library of Congress. With chronological card index.
LOWRIE, MRS. JOHN R
Tombstone Inscriptions of the St. Martinville, Louisiana, Cemetery. St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. November, 1956.
41 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-B 503]
Tombstone inscriptions and information about the cemetery compiled by Attakapas Chapter, D.A.R.
LUDLOW, VOLNEY P , AND OTHERS
Family Correspondence. 1834-1874.
21 p. A.L.S. 21-32 cm. [Z-Z 101]
Eight letters, four of them concerning the Mexican War, 1847-1848.
[LUNA, FELIPE S.]
Vocabulario de la lengua oputo [sic], 1876.
58 p. 19 cm. HHB [M-M 476]
Opata vocabulary and phrase book (copy ?); in several handwritings. The name of Luna, evidently as compiler or user, is on the cover and elsewhere.
LUYANDO Y GUERRERO, MANUEL MONRROY DE
Mexico City and Querétaro. 1791.
22 p. 31 cm. [M-M 1800]
Expediente on the petition submitted to Viceroy Revilla Gigedo the Younger by the numerous creditors of Luyando, a regidor of Mexico City. Certified copy of December 2, 1791.
MACDONALD, CHARLES J., vs. CORNELIUS K. GARRISON AND CHARLES MORGAN
Papers relating to the Lawsuit of Macdonald vs. Garrison and Morgan. Court of Common Pleas. New York. 1855-1860.
11 folders. D.S., A.L.S. 25-33 cm. [69/44Z]
The case involved an action brought by Macdonald to recover from the defendants for services by him as their agent in Nicaragua, October, 1855-September, 1856, to secure transportation privileges from William Walker.
Included are copies of legal documents, transcripts of testimony, papers used in evidence, correspondence relating to progress of the trial, letters from John T. Doyle, Macdonald's San Francisco attorney, and clippings concerning the trial and William Walker.
MACDONOUGH, [THOMAS], 1783-1825
Letter to Joseph Hull, Navy Agent. Middletown, [Connecticut]. March 6, 1810.
2 p. A.L.S. 25 cm. [Z-Z 100:65]
Concerning work done on gunboats.
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MACKENZIE, ROBERT SHELTON, 1809-1880
Letter to Samuel Jenks Smith. Liverpool. July 8, 1835.
4 p. A.L.S. 19 cm. [Z-Z 100:66]
Thanking him for copies of the Sunday News.
MADISON, JAMES, 1751-1836
Presidential Appointment of E[rasmus] Watkins as Midshipman in the United States Navy. Washington, D.C. June 6, 1815.
2 p. D.S. 21 cm. [Z-Z 100:46]
MADRID, MANUEL J
15 p. A.L.S. 20-27 cm. [M-M 1911]
Letters to Madrid from Jean Baptiste Jecker and others, concerning business transactions in Mexico.
MAGALLANES, JOSÉ YRINEO
Family Papers. 1776-1901.
57 folders. D.S., L.S., A.D.S. [M-B 20]
Papers of José Yrineo Magallanes and his sons, Mariano, Francisco and Juan, relating to the sale, inheritance, or transfer of lands and estates mainly in Tlaltenango and Jérez, province of Zacatecas, Mexico.
Asuntos Políticos de Panamá. [N.p., n.d.]
26 f. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 361]
Account of political developments in Panama, 1848-1868. Stresses the population increase caused by the California Gold Rush, diminution of ecclesiastical civil power, relations between foreigners and Panamanians, whites and Negroes, and the Conservative-Liberal conflict.
MANERO, VICENTE E
Desagüe del Valle de Mexico. 1866-1877.
1 vol. Ms. and printed. 34 cm. HHB [M-M 528]
Scrapbook containing clippings, chiefly from newspapers, of articles by Manero and others relating to drainage projects in the Valley of Mexico, maps and charts, printed copy of statement by engineer Miguel Iglesias, 1866, printed decree of President Manuel González, and notes by Manero.
MANERO, VICENTE E
Relación. Mexico City. October 26, 1883.
4 p. A.D.S. 30x21 cm. HHB [M-M 352]
Statement regarding events in Mexico during the 1861-1867 invasion by European powers, with special attention to the gallant part played by Porfirio Díaz and to the fate of Maximilian.
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MANGE, JUAN MATEO, fl. 1670-1735+
History of Discoveries in America. 1720 [1721?].
215, 46 p. (Photocopies) 21-27 cm. [M-M 1721]
Libro I. Luz de Tiera Incognita, en la america Septentrional o Indias Orientales de la Nueva España. . . . 1720. Manuscript copy in the Biblioteca Nacional of Mexico.
Libro II. Noticias y descubrimientos en la Sonora p.r los Jesuitas, y el Capitan Mánge. [1721?] Manuscript copy in the Lancaster-Jones papers of the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico.
A general history of discoveries in America, with special attention to the places visited by Mange, Libro I; followed by diaries recording his own expeditions and Jesuit participation in them, Libro II. Chapters IX and XI of Libro II have been ascribed by some authorities to the Jesuit, Luis Velarde. Published in Volume X of the Publicaciones del Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico, 1926).
Nociones Matematicas de Chimia, y de Medicina ó Theoria del Fuego, en que se demuestra p.r las causas la luz, los colores, el sonido, la fiebre, nuestros males, et cetera.
419 p. 15 cm. HHB [M-M 136]
A Spanish translation of Mangin's French treatise, Notions mathématiques de Chymie et de Médecine . . . , Paris, 1800, on chemistry, physics, astronomy, medicine, etc. Translation or transcription was made by "J.(?) M.V." and was completed in Mexico City on January 6, 1816.
MANIAU Y TORQUEMADA, JOSÉ NICOLÁS, 1775-
Panegirico de San Juan Nepomuceno, Patron de los Estudios. . . . Mexico City. 1832.
14 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 137]
Eulogy of Saint Jan of Nepomuk, patron saint of studies, and exhortation to emulate his virtues; delivered at a ceremony held in his honor on his feast day, at the University of Mexico.
MANILA, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. AYUNTAMIENTO
Actos de cabildo. 1770-1771.
226 p. D.S. 30 cm. [Z-P 107]
Records of pleas, petitions, trials, complaints, etc., heard or received by the cabildo.
MANILA, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. AYUNTAMIENTO
Documents concerning Municipal Government of Manila. ca. 1775.
154 and 49 p. 32 cm. [Z-P 108]
Two documents, bound together. The first is a book of ceremonies for public occasions drawn up by the Regidor, Andrés Joseph Roxo, and dated June 30, 1775. The second, undated but after 1755, contains ordinances for governing the city of Manila, including rules for elections, procedures, and duties of officials.
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MAÑOZCA, LUCAS DE
Expediente regarding Hereditary Benefits of Pedro de Chávez. Manila. December 31, 1611.
2 items (224 and 224 p.) D. S. 31 cm. [Z-P 2]
Documents relating to petition of Lucas de Mañozca to participate in hereditary benefits granted by royal decree to his father-in-law, Pedro de Chávez, as grandson of Captain Gutiérrez de Badajoz.
MANSO Y ZÚÑIGA, FRANCISCO, abp. 1587-
Appointment of Marán Gallegos as Chaplain for the Chapel of the Hospital of the Virgin. Mexico City. October 14, 1628.
1 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1700:73]
MANUEL DE LOS ANGELES, FRAY
Letter. Mexico City. September 18, 1798.
2 p. A.L.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1700:79]
Petition of Carmelite monk regarding taxes, with reply by José Ignacio Pinto concerning the request, and note that the Contaduría has been informed.
MANUSCRIPTS RELATING TO LINGUISTIC STUDIES, CHIEFLY IN NÁHUATL. [Mexico. 1793?-1844?]
54 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 466]
MAPS OF THE BATTLEFIELDS OF MONTERREY AND BUENA VISTA
2 sketch maps. 21x26 cm. HHB [M-M 506]
Accompanied by envelope addressed to H. H. Bancroft, with a note on it in his hand.
MARÍA MAGDALENA, MOTHER, d. 1636
Vida Manuscripta de la Madre Sor Maria Magd.a Relig.sa del Monasterio de S. Gerón.o de Mexico y florecio azia los años de 1600 y murio el de 1636. ca. 1636.
158 p. 20 cm. HHB [M-M 180]
Autobiography of Mother María Magdalena, a nun in the Conceptionist Convent of San Jerónimo, Mexico City, now famous as the convent of her successor, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Includes a note recording approval of
― 122 ―the work by two Jesuit fathers, as well as the circumstances of the narrator's death, and a closing invocation in Latin signed by Lucas Fernández de Ortega.
MARQUINA, FÉLIX BERENGUER DE, 1738-1826
Order. Mexico City. November 26, 1801.
2 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1700:81]
Order to the magistrate of Querétaro to publish a proclamation concerning a fair to be held for the sale of cargo of the warship Montañés, recently arrived in Acapulco from the Philippines.
MARTIN BEHAIM'S GLOBE AND HUMBOLDT'S ESSAY ON THE OLDEST MAPS OF AMERICA. . . . NÜRNBERG. 1852.
56 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 24]
Translations of F. W. Ghillany's preface to his Geschichte des Seefahrers Ritter Martin Behaim . . . , Nürnberg, 1853, and of the essay by A. von Humboldt contained therein; includes a facsimile, with transcript, of Columbus' letter dated Seville, December 20, 1504, four engraved portraits, and facsimile signatures of Ferdinand and Isabella, Hernán Cortés, and Francisco Pizarro.
MARTÍNEZ, ESTEBAN JOSÉ, fl. 1789
Diary of the voyage which I, Ensign of the Royal Navy, Don Estevan Josef Martínez, am going to make to the port of San Lorenzo de Nuca . . . . Aboard the Princesa, 1789.
2 vols. (496 p., Typescript) 28 cm. [M-M 1885]
Two typed English translations, prepared by Herbert Ingram Priestley, of Martínez's journal recording his expedition of February 17-December 5, 1789, from San Blas and back, in command of the frigate Princesa and the packet-boat San Carlos. With related materials, including vocabularies of the Nootka and Sandwich Islands languages.
See "Selected items on maritime discovery . . . " (Z-E 2), Pt. II, box 3:19 for typed transcript of original manuscript, which is in the Museo Naval, Madrid.
Commission for Collection of Tribute. Mexico City. August 11, 1779.
3 p. D.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:4]
Commission empowering Manuel Martínez, Alcalde Mayor of Teziutlán and Atempa to collect taxes from the natives for the salaries of special defenders of the Indians. Signed by Juan de la Riva Agüero, an official of the Mexico City accounting office.
Documents concerning Tamaulipas and Texas. 1811-1859.
68 vols. (Photocopies) [M-A 11:1]
Records from the municipal archive covering the entire scope of local affairs, together with reports on the entry of foreign vessels and their seizure, colonists from the United States, reports of the American consul, files of local newspapers,
― 123 ―government decrees (local and national), passports, naturalization of foreigners, appointments to office.
For the first twelve volumes there is a list of the documents, by volume, giving date, author, and subject. In addition, there is available a chronological list of all the documents, by date, subject, and volume. There is a "key" to the collection.
Catecismo Hispano-Mexicano. . . . [Mexico]. August 19, 1714.
48 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 465]
A catechism of Christian doctrine for the instruction of children and young people, with Spanish and Náhuatl texts in parallel colums. Transcribed by Faustino Chimalpopocatl Galicia.
MATHERS, ALONZO M
Letters. Mexico. 1897-1899.
17 exp. (On film) [M-M 1867]
Letters to Ulric L. Music concerning agricultural and other economic opportunities in Chihuahua. Accompanied by explanatory notes and clippings.
MATRIMONIAL MATTERS. MEXICO. 1666-1863
25 folders. Ms. and printed. 15-31 cm. HHB [M-M 407]
Compilation on marriage and related matters. Written in Mexico City, Puebla, Hidalgo, Sonora, and other parts of Mexico. Contains the following:
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MATTHEWS FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE
Letters to Robert L. Matthews. 1865, 1868.
8 p. A.L.S. (Photocopy) 25 cm. [Z-Z 131]
From his brother, Samuel, and from his nephew, Robert J(?) W., concerning the family during and after the Civil War.
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MATZAHUA MANUSCRIPTS. [MEXICO. N.d.]
50 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 473]
A group of manuscripts, largely in the Mazahua language, an Otomí dialect, with some passages in Spanish and Latin. It includes two sermons, a Mazahua catechism with Spanish headings, a Spanish-Mazahua vocabulary with the Mazahua columns only partially filled, and several fragments of a religious nature.
MAXIMILIAN, FERNANDO, EMPEROR OF MEXICO, 1832-1867
Contract. Cuernavaca, Mexico. January 28, 1866.
4 p. D.S. 39 cm. [M-M 1743]
Contract signed by the Emperor Maximilian on the basis of advice received from his Minister of Development, authorizing Jorge L. Hammeken to undertake a canalization project in the Valley of Mexico, subject to specified conditions.
MAXIMILIAN, FERNANDO, EMPEROR OF MEXICO, 1832-1867
Documents and Letters relating to the Empire of. 1863-1866.
2 vols. 22 p. D.S. and photocopies. 18-28 cm. [M-M 1806]
MAYER, BRANTZ, 1809-1879, comp.
Manuscritos Mexicanos. [1715-1842]
30 numbered items. 36 cm. HHB [M-M 281]
Transcripts, made chiefly in 1850 from archives in Mexico, of various documents relating to California, Texas, Louisiana, Canada, and Mexico, largely in the handwriting of Robert Greenhow, although a portion is in that of his wife, Rose. Contains table of contents.
MAZATEVE ALVARADO FAMILY GENEALOGY. CUATRO VILLAS DE LA COSTA, SPAIN. 1586-1616
74 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 425]
Copy of file establishing the legitimacy and the Christian and noble lineage of the brothers Pedro, Luis and José de Mazateve Alvarado, natives of the district of Cuatro Villas de la Costa, located in present-day Santander. Includes a colored coat-of-arms and the petition of Pedro for genealogical investigations, September 27, 1586, and that of his brothers, June 18, 1615, for application of the 1586 records to their own testimony of witnesses, and pertinent orders.
MEDRANO Y PEÑALOZA, MANUEL
Alegoria sobre los Meteoros, ó Vexamen con que concluyó su curso el P.e D.n Manuel Medrano y Peñaloza en el R.l Colegio de Guanaxuato. Guanajuato, Mexico. June 17, 1782.
64 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 138]
Address delivered by Father Medrano at the close of his course in the Colegio. Consists of the customary satirical allegory in which each student is assigned a part, a list of students in order of scholastic merit, and verses of eulogy and farewell.
MEJÍA, IGNACIO, 1813-1906
Letters to René Bonnin. New York and Mexico. 1864-1868.
17 letters (61 p.) A.L.S. 13-21 cm. [M-M 1904]
Concern the fall of Oaxaca and Chihuahua to the French, Mejía's meeting with Benito Juárez, the recapture of Chihuahua, and Mejía's appointment as Minister of War.
MEMOIRE SUR LA LOUISIANN. APRIL 19, 1717
15 p. 33 cm. [Z-B 500]
A report on trade and organization of the colony, prepared during the liquidation of the monopoly of Antoine Crozat and the formation of La Compagnie d'Occident.
MEMORANDUM CONCERNING HEIRS AND ESTATE OF ASA RICKETSON, DECEASED. [1849?]
2 p. 32 cm. [Z-Z 100:23]
Endorsed "Page v. E. B. Smith &c."
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MEMORIAS DE MEXICO. VARIAS PIEZAS DEL ORDEN REAL. MEMORIAS PIADOSAS DE LA NACION INDIANA. . . .
3 vols. in one, 32 cm. HHB [M-M 240]
In this copy, Part I is called "Varias piezas del Orden Real," Part II, "Memorias de Mexico," and Part III, "Memorias Piadosas de la Nacion Indiana."
MEMORIAS PARA LA HISTORIA DE LA PROVINCIA DE SINALOA. [MEXICO. N.d.]
992 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 227]
An account of the Jesuit missions in Sinaloa and neighboring localities, covering the period 1593-1629 and including information on the early history of the region, its inhabitants and its natural characteristics, and its conquest and pacification under Spanish rule. Composed chiefly of an introduction, transcripts or summaries from annual reports addressed to the Jesuit Provincial or from letters of Jesuit missionaries such as Martín Pérez, Juan Bautista Velasco, Nicolás de Arnaya, and others, and a copy of Martín Duarte's "Testimonio Jurídico" (1600) on the Avila-Santarén expedition.
MEMORIAS SOBRE LIMITES TERRITORIALES CON RESPECTO Á LA AUTORIDAD ECCLESIASTICA, ENTRE CHIAPAS Y YUCATAN [Y GUATEMALA], POR LO QUE TOCA À TABASCO. . . . MEXICO. 1681-1767.
138 p. 30-31 cm. HHB [M-M 434]
Documents relating primarily to problems of religious jurisdiction, affecting different monastic orders as well as the Sees of Chiapas, Yucatan, and Guatemala, in the geographical province of Tabasco. There are six main items:
MERCEDES, POSESIONES, Y TITULOS DE AMOLADERAS Y ALBERCAS. . . . MEXICO. 1610-1657
302 p. 30 cm. [M-M 1709]
Collection of land grants, deeds of purchase and sale, decrees, petitions, declarations, appointments, certifications, and other documents relating to distribution and ownership of lands in the vicinity of the Amoladeras and Albercas valleys, situated in or near the present State of Querétaro. Deals primarily with possessions of the Galván family and those of the Jesuit college in Tepozotlán. Quotes royal decrees of 1591 as background documents, and contains viceregal grants of Luis Velasco the Younger, the Marqués de Guadalcázar, and the Conde de Salvatierra; with list of early grants prefixed.
METODO FACIL Y BREVE PARA APRENDER EL YDIOMA MEXICANO. [MEXICO. N.d.]
18 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 139]
A primer for Spanish students of the Aztec language in Mexico, explaining pronunciation, parts of speech, conjugation of verbs, and other fundamental points.
MÉTODO QUE SE OBSERVA CONSTANTEMENTE EN MÉXICO, ACAPULCO Y MANILA PARA RECIBIR Y DESPACHAR TODOS LOS AÑOS EL GALEON DE FILIPINAS. CÁDIZ, SPAIN. 1763
2 vols. 21 cm. and 29 cm. HHB [M-M 140-140A]
Compilation of data on procedure for the annual commerce carried on between
― 129 ―Mexico and the Philippines. Contains an explanatory note from the Acapulco accounting headquarters (Real Caja), models of viceregal orders for the reception and dispatch of expeditions, copies of petitions to the viceroy for enforcement of procedural requisites, a copy of a royal decree, April 8, 1734, on Mexico-Philippine trade, and pertinent excerpts from the New Laws of the Indies.
MEXÍA, JOSÉ ANTONIO, et al. d. 1839
Mexía Family Papers. 1694-1951.
5 boxes, 2 cartons, portfolios. [M-B 1]
Extensive collection of papers representing three generations of the Mexía family: José Antonio Mexía, a Cuban who came to Mexico in 1823, became a general, and was eventually captured and shot by Santa Anna's forces in 1839; Enrique Guillermo Antonio Mexía, 1829-1896, son of José Antonio, who fought in the war against the United States, on the liberal side in the War of the Reform, 1857-1860, against the French invasion under Maximilian, and for Benito Juárez, as well as occupying himself with business and politics in his later years; and finally Ynez, daughter of Enrique, who became an eminent botanist, collecting specimens and research materials in Mexico, Central and South America, and Alaska for the University of California and the Smithsonian Institution.
The Mexía Collection is a cross section of Mexican life, business, politics, and relations with the United States for a period of more than a century, and includes correspondence with many high level officials.
MEXÍA, YNÉS, 1870-1938
Correspondence and Papers. 1910-1938.
2 cartons, 11 boxes, 1 volume. [68/130M]
Papers of Ynés Mexía, the granddaughter of José Antonio Mexía, and a noted woman botanist, explorer, and lecturer. They include letters to and from Mrs. Mexía; biographical data on the Mexía family; and materials, assembled by Mrs. H. P. Bracelin, concerning and describing the Mexía botanical collections from South America and Mexico.
MEXICAN COMPANY, THE
The Deed of Constitution of. . . . London. 1825.
1 vol. D.S. 44 cm. [67/63M]
A British company, capitalized at one million pounds, to work mines in Mexico and adjacent countries. Gives signatures of shareholders.
10 folders. (Photocopies) [M-A 4:2]
Miscellaneous documents relating chiefly to northern Mexico in the 18th century, but containing one on Juan Alonso de Sosa, treasurer of Mexico, 1531, and another on Peru, 1617. From the Biblioteca Nacional, Mexico. There is a "key" to the collection.
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Complete List of Presidents, from Victoria to Juárez. 1824-1867. . . . [ca. 1876]
20 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 373]
List of Mexican chiefs of state during the period 1824-1867, allegedly based on Manuel Rivera's history of Jalapa, but probably compiled from Volume II of his work on Los Gobernantes de México, Mexico City, 1873. Gives dates of each president's term and, in some cases, additional data regarding his political career.
Documents for the History of.
1 box, and 37 exp. on film. [M-R 6]
Typescripts of interviews and other materials, assembled about 1918, concerning various aspects of republican Mexico, including local government, revenues, public health, mining, foreign trade, race, labor, and land reform; and a microfilmed list of documents relating to Cortés, land titles, and the Inquisition, 1533-1652.
6 folders. 22-32 cm. HHB [M-M 395]
An order from Bartolomé Rey y Alarcón and Juan de Aranda requesting Captain Rivera y Alarcón to account for a consignment of arms delivered to him in 1635, with his reply and receipt (3 p.), Mexico City, May 10-June 22, 1644; letter (2 p.) to the Assistant Deputy Superintendent General of the Royal Treasury sending requested documents and signed by Felipe de Hierro and José de la Riva, officials of the General Directive Bureau of Tobacco, Mexico City, August 6, 1787; a balance sheet (5 p.) on the sale of merchandise contracted for in Jalapa, May 23-June 6, 1786, and signed by Manuel Benito de Barros and Manuel José Herrera, Mexico City, January 15, 1788, and a statement of accounts signed by Angel María Merelo, covering his stewardship during May-June, 1790; copies of documents (17 p.) relating to the genealogy and personal qualifications of Ignacio de la Barrera y Andonaegui, royal notary, and his wife, María Francisca Troncoso, Mexico City, 1802; an eight-page file regarding request for sick leave by Don Francisco Grau, a guard employed by the Tobacco Revenue Office, Orizaba, February 9-10, 1810; a fragment of 3 p. from a collection of essays on epistolary style, edited by José del Valle, Guatemala City, June 1, 1816.
Miscellany. [ca. 1826-1851]
7 folders. L. S., D. S., A.L.S. 22-32 cm. HHB [M-M 497]
Letters and documents relating to Mexico, probably from the collection of autographs compiled by William Henry Knight.
Miscellany. Mexico. 1822-1892(?)
8 folders. 15-48 cm. HHB [M-M 396]
Contains the following:
Resources and Development. 1890(?)-1892.
23 folders in portfolio. D.S. and printed. Mostly 33 cm. HHB [M-M 386]
Compiled for H. H. Bancroft, largely under the auspices of the Mexican
― 132 ―Government, in preparation for his Resources and Development of Mexico (San Francisco, 1893). The contents relate primarily to economic and agricultural progress, construction work, and educational institutions in Mexico. There is a questionnaire by David F. Watkins seeking information on the above; reports on conditions in Michoacán, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Morelos, Veracruz, Durango, and Yucatan; a report on Mexican rivers; and the plan of a hospital in Nuevo León.
MEXICO. ARCHIVO GENERAL DE LA NACIÓN
Documentos históricos manuscritos que existen en este Archivo General. [Mexico City. 1877]
83 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 393]
A descriptive list of manuscripts in the Mexican National Archives, section on "History," Vols. 1-162, prepared at Bancroft's request. Includes a covering note, Sonoma, December 28, 1877, initialed by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo.
MEXICO (ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE) COUNCIL, 1771
Cathecismo echo por el S.to Conc.o Mexicano 4.o provinc.l Mexico City. 1771.
204 p. D.S. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 68]
The Third Mexican Provincial Council, 1585, enacted a code of Church discipline, framed a new catechism, and adopted regulations for contacts between civil and ecclesiastical powers; revised and approved by the Fourth Council, 1771.
MEXICO (ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE) COUNCIL, 1771
Cathecismo y suma de la Doctrina Christiana con declaracion de ella, ordenado y aprobado por el III Concilio Provincial Mexicano. . . . Revisto, aprobado y dado á luz por el IV Concilio. . . . Mexico City. [N. d.]
314 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 59]
A copy of doctrinal material which was approved by the Third Mexican Provincial Council, 1585, and revised and published by the Fourth Council, 1771. From the Fourth Council's printed edition—Biblioteca Mexicana del Lic. Josef de Jáuregui, Mexico City. [N. d.]
MEXICO (ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCE) COUNCIL, 1771
Documentos relativos al Cuarto Concilio Provincial Mexicano.
2 vols. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 69-70]
Call of the Council by the king, other decrees and notices of convocation, journal of its sessions from January 13 through November 9, 1771, reports and analyses of the meetings by the viceregal proxy, Antonio Joaquín de Rivadeneira, and the Peruvian fiscal, Pedro de Piña y Mazo. See also Fourth Mexican Provincial Council, Actas (M-M 1732).
MEXICO. JUNTA DE FOMENTO Y ADMINISTRACIÓN DE MINERÍA
Libro 3.o de Actas de la Junta de Minería desde 2 de Abril de 1846 hasta 30 de Junio de 1847. 1846-1847.
336 p. 34 cm. HHB [M-M 141]
Certified copy of minutes of the Mexican board for the administration of
― 133 ―mining, covering the period above indicated; concerned chiefly with financial matters, including the budget of the Colegio de Minería.
MEXICO. MINISTRY OF FOREIGN RELATIONS
Miscellaneous Documents. 1764-1921.
2 boxes. (Typescripts and originals) D.S., L.S., A.L.S. [M-A 26]
A very miscellaneous collection, from tax matters (the Media Anata, 1764-1766), to events of Mexican history throughout the 19th century, especially the independence period, the Benito Juárez-Maximilian contretemps, and more recent events.
There is a "key" to the collection.
German Diplomatic Service in. 1822-1941.
8 boxes, 1 portfolio. (Ms. and printed) [M-B 12]
Box 1: Correspondence and papers of Mexican officials with the consuls in Mexico City of Frankfurt, Bremen, and various German towns. Box 2: Outgoing correspondence of Etienne Benecke, consul of Prussia and later of Germany, 1850-1876, and other papers, 1838-1871, mainly certificates of appointments and decorations. Box 3: Incoming correspondence for Etienne Benecke, 1850-1876. Box 4: Papers of the German consulate in Mexico City, 1893-1906, especially concerning F. C. Rieloff's appointment as consul in 1906; and also from the consulates in Oaxaca, Puebla, Zacatecas, and Guadalajara. Box 5: Outgoing correspondence of German ministers in Mexico, 1846-1918, namely, F. Seiffart, 1846-1850; E. K. H. Richthofen, 1851-1856; E. Wagner, 1859-1862; A. von Magnus, 1866-1867; K. von Schlözer, 1869-1871; E. von Winckler, 1893-1895; H. von Wangenheim, 1904-1905; P. von Hintze, 1912; H. von Eckhardt, 1917-1918. Boxes 6-7: Letters to the German Legation in Mexico, 1851-1941, also miscellaneous papers and clippings, 1861-1918. Box 8: Papers relating to liquidation of the debts of Maximilian's Empire, 1867-1868, including lists of individuals, accounts, repatriation of Belgian and other subjects.
The portfolio contains passports, appointment papers, models of consular flags and other insignia, some in color, and instructions for officials in the foreign service, ca. 1840-1868.
MEXICO. SECRETARÍA DE LA DEFENSA NACIONAL 1706-1857
1 carton, 1 box, 10 vols. (Typescripts and photocopies) [M-A 17]
Documents relating to the filibustering activities of Raousset-Boulbon (1852-1853); Henry A. Crabb (1857); defense of Veracruz and the Gulf Coast against English attack (18th century); administrative and foreign affairs of Upper California, 1830-1846. Many of these documents are described in Bolton's Guide (1913), at which time they were in the Secretaría de Guerra y Marina of the Archivo General de la Nación. Now they are deposited in the Archivo Histórico Militar de México. See the published Guía (Mexico, 1948). There is a "key" to the collection in the Bancroft Library.
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MEXICO. UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL
Acto Literario con que la R.l y Pontificia Universidad de Mexico recibio ã su Ex.mo Vice-Patrono el Señor Don José Manuel de Iturrigarai . . . Virrey . . . de esta Nueba España . . . el dia 24 de Julio de 1803.
64 p. 37 cm. HHB [M-M 237]
A record of the ceremonial function held under the auspices of the University of Mexico on July 24, 1803, in honor of the first visit paid the University by Viceroy Iturrigaray and his wife, Doña María Inés Jáuregui y Aróstegui. Contains a description of the arrangements for the ceremony, the Latin texts and Spanish translations of the dedicatory tribute to Iturrigaray, an outline of the debate on the main agenda topic, i.e., monarchical government, the laudatory orations of González Lastiri, monitor of the debate, and Chairman Juan Nicolás de Larraguiti, and a Spanish ode honoring Doña María Inés.
Most of this material was printed in a publication of the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas of the University of Mexico in 1943. It describes the present item as the original report.
Entered by Bancroft under "Yturrigarai, J. M. Acta Literario."
Acuerdos de la Junta Superior de Real Hacienda de Nueva España. Archivo de Conde del Valle. Libro 7.o Mexico City. 1794.
282 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 284]
A record of the decisions taken by the Junta Superior de Real Hacienda, January 3-December 19, 1794, on matters relating to royal revenue and expenditures in various parts of New Spain. The approximately weekly reports on these decisions include the text of relevant background documents. Each report is signed and certified by Félix Sandoval, operating under the direction of the Conde del Valle [de Orizaba], with the exception of the records for June 14-July 2, which bear the signature of Lic. Miguel Domínguez as certifier.
Decretos de Parte. Decisiones del Virey en México en pleitos de particulares. January 19, 1801-August 14, 1811.
412 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 270]
A collection of petitions, viceregal decrees, fiscal's statements, and related documents from Mexico, and a few from the Philippines, recording ex parte proceedings in cases which were brought before the Viceroy of New Spain during the period 1801-1811 and which involved a wide variety of subjects, such as taxation and tithes, land ownership and exploitation, conduct of public officials, ecclesiastical expenses, treatment of Indians, construction projects, execution of wills and contracts, et cetera.
Documents relating to the Administration of Royal Monopolies. Mexico. July 16-November 26, 1643.
82 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 277]
A collection of documents relating to the administration of royal monopolies,
― 135 ―particularly playing cards, in Guatemala and Mexico. Consists chiefly of viceregal orders issued in Mexico City by the Conde de Salvatierra, or royal decrees promulgated through the Viceroy, to confirm the decisions of Maestre de Campo Antonio Urrutia de Vergara regarding the administration of such monopolies. First portion missing.
Instructions of the Viceroy, Duke of Linares, and Others, to their Successors. 1716-1797.
230 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 128]
Reports and instructions prepared by retiring viceroys for their successors, with related documents: report of Fernando de Alencastre, Duke of Linares, to his successor, Baltasar de Zúñiga, Marquis of Valero, 1716; letters of the archbishop-viceroy, Juan Antonio de Vizarrón Eguiarreta, to the king, on his services, 1740; instructions of Viceroy Agustín de Ahumada, Marquis of las Amarillas, 1760, given by his secretary; instruction of Viceroy Manuel Antonio Flores, 1789; and report of Miguel de la Grúa Talamanca y Branciforte, Marquis of Branciforte, to his successor, 1797.
Providencias sobre Azogues. 1670-1673.
88 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 294]
Copies of viceregal orders, reports, etc., relating to the Government monopoly of quicksilver in New Spain, and primarily to the assignment of specified amounts of quicksilver to individual petitioners.
Sobre fuga de siete religiosos coristas y un laico del Convento de la Merced de esta Capital. April 24, 1792-November 13, 1800.
250 p. D.S. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 293]
A collection of letters, viceregal orders, depositions, petitions, reports and related documents concerning the flight of seven Mercedarian novices and one lay brother from their monastery to others in Mexico City, their capture and punishment, the resultant inspection of the Mercedarian monastery, and the proceedings against Jerónimo Pulgar, an attorney of the Real Audiencia, for his presentation of the fugitives' case. With letters from Knight Commander Francisco Dávila to Pulgar, Mexico City and Guadalajara, 1792-1800, submitted by the latter to attest his services to the Mercedarian Order.
Testimonio de la causa de infidencia formada contra Ignacio Adalid y socios. Mexico. 1813-1815.
3 vols. (339, 324, 101 p.) 24 cm. HHB [M-M 1-3]
Proceedings of the viceroyalty against alleged members of the insurgent Guadalupe band, in 13 sections (cuadernos), as follows: vol. I, sections 1-5, relating to the case against Manuel Cortazar, Ignacio Adalid, Juan Vargas Machuca, and others; vols. II and III, sections 6-13, relating primarily to Adalid.
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Yndize comprehensibo de todos los Goviernos corregimientos y Alcaldías mayores que contiene la Governacion del virreynato de Mexico. . . . 177-.
107 exp. (On film) [69/83M]
Listing and description of government offices in New Spain, Guatemala, Peru, and Chile. Microfilm of original in the New York Public Library.
MEXICO (VICEROYALTY), REAL HACIENDA
Record Book of the Royal Treasury in Mexico City. Mexico City. 1658-1659, 1807.
360 p. D.S. 40-52 cm. [M-M 1886]
Account book of the Royal Treasury, arranged according to types of income or outgo, such as ecclesiastical tithes, royal fifths, sales taxes, fees for episcopal appointments, revenue from monopolies, donations and fines; payments of salaries, payments to conquistadors, quicksilver payments, interest to monasteries, military and naval expenses, payments for papal bulls, and other items. Relates to New Spain and the Philippines. Includes title page and index of a Treasury account book, 1807, and an undated sheet referring to the Mexico City mint, bearing the royal coat of arms.
MEXICO. VICEROYALTY. TRIBUNAL Y REAL AUDIENCIA DE CUENTAS
Certification de las mercedes, limosnas, consignaciones de missiones, pensiones, y ayudas de costa, que estan situadas y se pagan annualmente de la R.l Haz.a de todas las cajas de la jurisd.n del Virreynato de Nueva España. Mexico City. 1758-1763.
214 p. D.S. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 399]
Detailed statement of the gifts, alms, mission allotments, pensions, and other expenditures paid out annually by the royal treasury in New Spain, the Philippines, and various Pacific islands; certified in Mexico City on December 22, 1763.
Preceded by a viceregal order of November 23, 1758, calling for preparation of the statement in compliance with Chapter XIV of certain royal instructions dated May 1, 1758, and by preliminary documents of the responsible tribunal; followed by a table summing up the annual expenses of branch treasuries in various parts of New Spain.
MEXICO CITY. AYUNTAMIENTO
Libro de Cabildo. Copia de la mayor parte, y más . . . importante y util del libro primero q.e comienza en ocho de Marzo de 1524 y finaliza en 10 de Junio de 1529, en que se asentaron todos los cabildos y juntas . . . en dicho tiempo. [Mexico City. March 8, 1524-June 7, 1529]
260 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 127]
Copy of the records of municipal councils in Mexico City, here designated as "Temextitan" and "Tenustitan," corruptions of "Tenochtitlán," extending only through June 7, 1529; with notes at end describing the volume copied and its preservation by Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora from the 1692 conflagration and riot.
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Substantially identical in context with item 2 of José Fernando Ramírez . . . , "Monumentos Históricos y Políticos de la Administración Colonial" (M-M 158).
MEXICO CITY. AYUNTAMIENTO
Representacion umilde que hace la ymperial novilisima y muy leal ciudad de Mexico en favor de sus naturales a su amado soberano el Señor Don Carlos 3.o . . . Mexico City. May 2, 1771.
96 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 154]
Copy of a petition from the Municipal Council of Mexico City to Charles III of Spain, requesting him to ignore a statement reputedly submitted to him on the unfitness of American-born Spaniards for high posts in the Indies; and arguing that, on the contrary, public posts in the Indies should be reserved almost exclusively for American Spaniards.
MEXICO CITY. AYUNTAMIENTO
Representacion umilde que hace la ymperial novilisima y mui leal ciudad de Mexico, en favor de sus naturales, a su amado soberano el Señor Don Carlos 3.o . . . Mexico City. May 2, 1771.
165 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 155]
Substantially identical in title and context with M-M 154.
MEXICO (CITY) AYUNTAMIENTO. RAMO ARQUITECTOS
Miscellaneous Papers. ca. 1559-1855.
2 reels. (On film) [M-M 1909]
Materials relating to appointments, licensing, examinations, and salaries of architects; repairs on buildings damaged by earthquakes and floods; construction and maintenance of the Church of San Hipólito; programs for public buildings and for the demolition and repair of ruined buildings.
Filmed from originals in the Municipal Archives of Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY. CABILDO
Autos formados á pedim.to de esta nobilissima ciu.d para [que] se ampare en la posezion de [sus] ejidos. Y la dio el S.r D. Pedro de la Vastida, oydor de la R.l Aud.a de Nueva España el año de 1691. [Mexico City. 1608-1709]
346 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 272]
A collection of decrees, land deeds, petitions, declarations, reports, notifications, etc., relating to the establishment and implementation of the rights claimed by Mexico City over its public lands. Primary attention is given to the 1690 proceedings conducted by the Real Audiencia through Pedro de la Bastida, a judge of that body, at the instigation of the Municipal Council, but the compilation also includes material on similar measures taken in 1608 as well as a few 18th century documents concerned with municipal lands.
Entered by Bancroft under "Ejidos de México, Autos."
MEXICO CITY. CONVENT OF SAN FRANCISCO
Libro de entradas y profesiones de novicios de este Convento de Padre S. Fran.co de México. Mexico City. 1562-1680. [Title varies.]
3 vols. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 216-218]
A collection of novices' applications and related records preserved in the
― 138 ―Convent of San Francisco. Comprises signed statements and summary entries, divided as follows: Vol. 1, a contemporary record covering the period 1562-1584, items numbered 15-241; Vol. 2, also a contemporary record, covers the period 1585-1597, items 242-369; and Vol. 3, evidently a late compilation, including one explanation written in 1756, consists of original records and copied entries for the period 1597-1680, items 370-1214.
MEXICO CITY. MESA DE PROPIOS Y RENTAS
Records for 1736. Mexico City. January 2, 1736-November 15, 1737.
534 p. D.S. 22-31 cm. [M-M 1715]
Records of the Mexico City Board of Municipal Real Estate and Revenue for transactions of 1736, with a few belated receipts signed in 1737. Contains orders and receipts for payment of salaries and other expenses, such as bills for building, paving, water-pipes, maintenance of religious and charitable institutions, and religious celebrations; itemized lists of certain expenditures and apportionments; rental records; petitions; certifications; and related documents signed by Gabriel de Mendieta Rebollo, Chief Notary of the City Council, and many others.
MEXICO (CITY) SECRETARÍA DE SALUBRIDAD Y ASISTENCIA
19 reels. (On film) [M-M 1910]
Materials relating primarily to religious institutions and their hospitals, especially the Royal Convent of Jesús María and the Church of San Pedro with its affiliated hospital, confraternity, and school, and including accounts of expenditures and architectural records.
Filmed from originals in the Mexico City Department of Health and Welfare. A calendar of documents on the film is available in the Bancroft Library.
MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT. CITY COURT. CLERK
Certificate of Declaration for Naturalization of Daniel Graham. April 25, 1853.
2 p. D.S. 26 cm. [Z-Z 100:5]
MILATOVICH, ANTONIO, et al.
Papers relating to Land Development in Baja California. 1841-1886.
2 boxes. D.S., A.L.S. [67/77M]
Documents, originals and contemporary copies, concerning land transactions in Baja California, near the Colorado River and Sebastián Vizcaíno Bay. They include petitions, grants to Milatovich and others, deeds, receipts, diseños, and similar material. Some pertain to Gochicoa y Compañía, a colonizing venture near the Colorado River.
MILITARY ACCOUNTS. [N.p., n.d.]
7 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:12]
Model blank forms drawn up for the financial records of the Cuarta Compañía Volante (Fourth Mobile Company).
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MILLER, WILLIAM, 1795-1861
3 p. A.L.S. and D.S. 22-23 cm. [Z-Z 145]
Letters and documents as colonel in the Peruvian Army.
MINE AND HACIENDA PAYROLLS. [N.p.] 1882
2 p. 46x58 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:38]
Chart, in English, showing numbers of men employed on specified tasks for a mine in Mexico (?).
MIRAMÓN, JOAQUÍN, 1828-1867
Miramón Family Papers. 1844-1882.
1 portfolio (38 folders) A.L.S., D.S. [M-B 17]
Letters and documents relating to the career of General Joaquín Miramón, native of Puebla, who rose through the ranks from second lieutenant to General during the troublous period before the Mexican War with the United States and the French invasion, 1864-1867, in support of Emperor Maximilian. He was shot by order of General Treviño on February 8, 1867. His brother Miguel was shot with Generals Mejía and the Emperor, June 19, 1867.
Numerous letters of Joaquín to his wife, several of his brother Miguel, correspondence of Joaquín's widow, Concha, including a letter of condolence from Maximilian, military commissions; and other letters and papers.
There is a "key" to the collection.
MIRANDA, FRANCISCO JAVIER, 1816-1864
La Vida ó la Muerte, ó la Primera Comunion. Lecciones y egercicios devotos para disponerse á recibir la Sagrada Eucaristia, precedidos de una instruccion relativa al Sacramento de la Penitencia. . . . Puebla. 1857.
204 p. D.S. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 156]
Instructions regarding the sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist, composed by the parish priest of Puebla and addressed particularly to children preparing for their first communion; includes prayers and other spiritual exercises for a preparatory novena as well as for the day of communion.
908 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 199]
A collection, chiefly copies, of 44 numbered items (1-45, No. 40 omitted), comprising essays, letters, satires, addresses, and one-act plays, in prose and verse (Spanish and Latin), which originated in New Spain, Spain, Italy, and France; composed principally of anonymous pieces written under pseudonyms and dealing with religious, political, social, and academic questions connected with 18th-century Mexico.
Entered in the Andrade catalogue under the title of the first item, "Derecho de las Yglesias. . . . "
Notable items are 1) "Derecho de las Yglesias Metropolitanas y Cathedrales de las Indias p.a la prelacion de los Capitulares, i naturales de ellas . . ." (n.p.,
― 140 ―n.d.), a plea for ecclesiastical preferment of native-born Americans; 5) "Papel de Lugares . . ." (Puebla, 1731), an academic satire addressed by the Jesuit poet Arriola to his graduating pupils; 19) "Romance Chistoso" (ca. 1767), verses written in exile by the Jesuit José Francisco de Isla; 24) "El Perfecto Religioso Menor . . . ," marked "1760," a verse exposition of the Franciscan Rule, by Diego Pardo; 29-30) a satirical plea and related matter in defense of certain apothecaries attacked by Pedro de Vargas, physician to Archbishop Rubio; 32) correspondence between Pope Clement XIII and Charles III of Spain, Rome and Aranjuez, Spain, May 16-27, 1767, on the expulsion of the Jesuits; 35-36) Latin and Spanish versions of the address, Mexico City, January 14, 1771, delivered by the King's representative, Rivadeneira, at the inaugural session of the Fourth Mexican Provincial Council; 37) Spanish translation of address, Paris, December 24, 1603, delivered by Henry IV of France in defense of the Jesuits, and related material.
MISCELLANY. MILITARY. MEXICO. 1790-1896
8 folders. Ms. and printed. 14-34 cm. HHB [M-M 363]
Miscellaneous papers of a military nature, several very local. Comprises a letter of 1790 for use of a pasture for military training purposes; enlistment papers, 1804, for four soldiers; letters of three men, 1814-1815, regarding military service; others of 1847, 1856, 1861 (report of a victory in which Col. Porfirio Díaz took part), 1890 (Governor Jesús H. Preciado of Morelos), and one of 1896.
MISIÓN DE LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA
Informe de la Mission de N.ra Señora del Pilar de la Paz. [N.d.]
8 p. 21 cm. [M-M 1899]
Description of the mission from its founding in 1721.
MISSION NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL REFUGIO
103 p. (Photocopy) [M-A 11:2]
Book of baptisms of the mission, April 21, 1807-February 21, 1828; book of burials, May 16, 1807-November 18, 1825. From the Archivo de la Iglesia Parroquial, Matamoros. There is a "key" to the collection. Cf. also Bolton's Guide, p. 447.
Register of Baptisms. Mexico. July, 1597-December, 1610.
48 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 452]
A baptismal register written in Náhuatl, with the signatures of officiating missionaries, apparently incomplete at beginning and end.
Signatures include those of Sebastián de Aguilar, Diego de Almonte, Antonio de la Cruz, Juan García, Francisco de Haro, Baltasar de Morales, Francisco de Ortiz, Melchor de los Reyes, Alonso de Ribadeneira, Juan de Salazar, Francisco Tamayo, and Juan de Vargas.
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MISSIONS OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. 1700-1724
113 exp. (On film) [M-M 1840]
Includes letters from Juan de Ugarte, Joseph Sarmiento, and others. From original documents in the Library of Congress.
MISSIONS OF NEW SPAIN. MEXICO. 1781-1790
519 p. 30-31 cm. HHB [M-M 431]
Collection of manuscripts, signed originals and certified copies, relating to the missions of New Spain in the provinces of Nuevo León, Coahuila (Nueva Estremadura), Nuevo Santander, Nuevas Filipinas (Texas), Nueva Galicia, Nueva Vizcaya, and Alta and Baja California. Also contains correspondence of viceroys, ecclesiastical officials, and Franciscan or Dominican missionaries regarding the royal decree of January 31, 1784, which requested comparative information on conditions in the Jesuit missions at the time of the expulsion of the Jesuits and thereafter. There are several charts and a map of the Province of Nayarit in Nuevo León. Binder's title is "Documentos para la Historia de México."
MISSIONS OF TEXAS
Documents relating to. 1730-1762.
58 p. D. and D.S. 31-32 cm. [M-M 1877]
Included are an expediente concerning transfer of three Texas missions, Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción, San Francisco de los Neches, and San José de los Nazonis, to more suitable sites; a report on the Amarillas Presidio and on the potentialities of the province and character of its natives; and a copy of the report on Texas missions prepared by Fray Simón del Hierro, Guardian of the Franciscan Colegio de Guadalupe de Zacatecas.
MISSIONS OF THE CALIFORNIAS
Documents relating to. 1768-1802.
123 folders. (Typescripts and photocopies) [M-A 5:1]
1. Lancaster-Jones Collection. 1767-1797. Letters of Joseph de Gálvez, Fray Francisco Palóu, Fray Junípero Serra, Fray Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, Fray Juan Crespí, members of the College of San Fernando in Mexico City, and others, concerning arrangements for the expeditions to occupy and support Alta California in 1769 and the years following. Papers from the estate of Alfonso Lancaster-Jones, formerly Mexican representative in England. 118 folders.
2. Papeles del Padre Fischer. 1770-1773. Miscellaneous papers concerning the missions of the Californias and northern New Spain. Compiled by Fray Francisco Xavier Castro of the College of San Fernando, under Fray Rafael Verger. From the library of Fray Agustín Fischer. 5 folders.
Now in the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico.
Postcard to Hermann Möbius. August 19, 1918.
2 p. A.L.S. 9 cm. [Z-Z 100:30]
Postcard taken from German prisoner.
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MOE, ALFRED KEANE, 1874-
Letters and Papers. 1898-1910.
3 vols. (920 p.) 25-52 cm. [Z-C 208]
Letterpress copybooks kept by Moe while U.S. Consul in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1902-1904, containing some reports on political situations; miscellaneous papers and printed circulars pertaining mainly to Moe's consular activities in Dublin and Bordeaux, 1904-1910. Originals and copies.
MOLINA, ALONSO DE, d. 1585
Ordenanzas para los Hospitales. 1552.
30 exp. (On film) [M-M 1838]
Microfilm of original documents in the Chapultepec Library.
MOLINA, ALONSO DE, d. 1585
Ordinançaz para proverchar los Cofradías a llos que an de servir en estas Ospitalles. [Mexico]. September 3, 1552.
54 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 455]
A set of rules in Náhuatl drawn up by the Franciscan, Molina, for the guidance of members of brotherhoods serving in certain hospitals.
MOLINA, CRISTÓBAL DE
Relación de las fabulas y ritos de los Ingas. . . . Cuzco. 16th century.
103 p. 32 cm. [Z-D 122]
Copy of document relating to Inca fables and religious rites. Original in the Biblioteca Nacional, Lima, Peru. From collection of Alphonse L. Pinart.
MONCADA, RAMÓN DE
Record of Rents Paid in El Zerrito each August, 1734-1745, by Moncada.
2 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:13]
Naturaleza de las Indias para . . . . Madrid. June 19, 1631.
2 p. D.S. 42 cm. [M-M 1820]
Naturalization certificate conferred on Montero, Portuguese resident of Seville, enabling him to carry on business in the Indies and other parts of the Spanish realm, on an equal basis with native Spaniards.
MONTERO DE MIRANDA, FRANCISCO
Memoria sobre la Provincia de Vera Paz. Verapaz, Guatemala. 1575?
25 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 313]
Report on the Province of Verapaz, addressed to Palacio, a judge of the Real Audiencia of Guatemala. Deals with the name, location, climate, vegetation, fauna, rivers, mineral products, and natives of the province.
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MONTERREY, GASPAR DE ZÚÑIGA. Y ACEVEDO, CONDE DE, 1548-1606
Liçençia a Elvira Gomes de Moscoso . . . . Mexico City. November 26, 1602.
2 p. D.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1818]
Viceregal permit granting to Elvira Gómez de Moscoso, widow of Garci Martínez and resident of Colima, license to install a sugar mill for domestic use, subject to certain conditions.
Note. Sauceda, Zacatecas, Mexico. November 16, 1868.
1 p. A.D.S. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:16]
Promissory note for the delivery, to Julián Rodríguez, of 16 fanegas of corn purchased from Hipólito Díaz.
MONTEVERDE, MANUEL, 1824-1889
Memoria sobre el Departamento de Sonora. . . . ca. 1847.
132 p. 35 cm. HHB [M-M 157]
A report on the Department of Sonora, covering geography, population, territorial divisions, principal towns, military posts, products, natural resources, and finances, during a period of invasion by United States' forces, and suggestions for strengthening the Department through colonizing, military, financial, educational, and political measures; dedicated to President Santa Anna by Monteverde, a native Sonoran.
41 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 160]
Discussion of origin of rocks, the action of the forces of fire and water on the surface of the world, elements in the composition of rocks, et cetera.
MORÁN, PEDRO, FRAY
Bocabulario de solo los nombres de la lengua Pokoman. . . . [N.p., n.d.]
240 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 444]
Vocabulary of the language of the Pokoman Indians of Guatemala, for letters A-N only. 220 pages. This major section is followed by a vocabulary of parts of the human body, 11 p., and a vocabulary of Latin adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions with their Indian translations. 8 p.
MORÁN Y DEL VILLAR, JOSÉ, MARQUÉS DE VIVANCO, 1774-1841
Cédula de retiro . . . p.a Juan Morga. . . . Mexico City. November 19, 1825.
2 p. D.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1700:71]
Retirement certificate for a member of the Compañía de la Bahía del Espíritu Santo, with additional note by Mateo Ahumada, December 16, 1825. Printed form, filled in.
MORAZÁN, FRANCISCO, 1792-1842, AND RAFAEL CARRERA, 1814-1865
Documents relating to the Political History of Central America. 1829-1846.
53 p. Ms. and printed. 21-33 cm. HHB [Z-C 9]
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MORELL DE SANTA CRUZ, PEDRO AGUSTIN, bp., 1694-1768
Visita Apostólica, Topográfica, Histórica y Estadística de todos los Pueblos de Nicaragua y Costa-Rica, hecha por el . . . Obispo de la Diócesis en 1751; y elevada al conocimiento de . . . Fernando VI, en 8 de S.bre de 1752. Santiago de León, Nicaragua. September 8, 1752.
208 p. 34 cm. HHB [M-M 161]
Certified copy, 1874, of the topographical, historical, and statistical report addressed by Morell, Bishop of León de Nicaragua, to the King of Spain, based upon the Bishop's 1751 trips of inspection in the diocese, with special attention to the provinces of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and cursory references to the province of Nicoya; includes copies of correspondence between Morell and José Vásquez Prieto, President of Guatemala, regarding improvement of local conditions.
MORETE, JOSÉ DE JESÚS
Reports on Troops at the Río Grande Presidio, Coahuila. Río Grande Presidio. August 1, 1824.
2 p. D.S. 22 cm. [M-M 1700:72]
Printed form, filled in.
MORFI, JUAN AGUSTÍN, d. 1783. comp.
Collection of Documents relating to New Spain. 1541-1772.
642 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 162]
Contains 1) an annotated list of vessels engaged in the quicksilver trade through the port of Veracruz, 1581-1772; 2) some royal expenditures in the Caribbean, 1730-1750; 3) instructions for the Conde de Salvatierra, viceroy of New Spain, by his predecessor, Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, 1642; 4) a "Brief and Summary Report" by Alonso de Zurita, 1554 to ca. 1565, regarding taxation and government of the Indians as compared with earlier, native, procedures; 5) journal of an expedition against the Chichimecas by Francisco de Sandoval Acazitli in the service of Viceroy Mendoza, 1541; 6) reports by or concerning the royal cosmographer, Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, 1689-1699, on the importance of Pensacola, request for information on the fortifications of San Juan de Ulúa, and a dispute between Sigüenza and Andrés de Arriola on the mapping of Pensacola Bay; 7) Martín de la Torre's letter on the nature of comets and that of 1680-1681 in particular; 8) five letters of Juan María de Salvatierra, 1697-1699, on the conquest and conversion of Lower California; and 9) records dating from 1646 to 1769 relating to the Congregación de la Purísima Concepción de María Santísima, a semi-secular organization founded in Mexico City under Jesuit auspices in 1641.
MORFI, JUAN AGUSTÍN, d. 1783
Memorias para la historia de Texas . . . . [ca. 1781]
926 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 428]
A copy made by Manuel de Vega in 1792 of a collection of data which were the basis for Morfi's Historia de Texas. This material is divided into twelve
― 145 ―books. The first presents a physical description of the province of Texas; the second describes the various tribes of Indians; and the remaining ten provide a chronological account of the history of Texas from 1672-1778. Detailed information is presented on the French and Spanish exploration of the Mississippi River, Louisiana, and Texas; Spanish occupancy of Texas; conflicts with the French and with the Indian tribes; and the establishment of the missions and their tribulations.
MORGAN, PHILIP HICKY, 1825-1900
Remarks of Philip H. Morgan, American Ambassador to Mexico, on the Attitude of the United States, Past and Present, toward Mexico. 1883.
9 f. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 344]
Remarks made by Ambassador Morgan on the unfriendliness of the Mexicans toward visitors from the United States, his own successful intervention between Mexico and Guatemala, possible acquisition of Mexican territory by the United States, relations between the railroads and the Mexican Government, and the unsatisfactory financial and administrative status of that government. Interspersed with critical comments by Bancroft.
MORIANA, CONDE DE
Papers concerning the Bread Riot in Madrid. April 28, 1699.
6 p. 30 cm. HHB [Z-Z 20:1]
Two accounts of a Madrid riot on April 28, 1699, caused by the high price of bread and terminated by the King's appointment of the popular candidate, Francisco Ronquillo, to replace councilman Francisco de Vargas. Also notes on a play and a political sonnet.
Papers as Sheriff. New York, N.Y. 1799.
4 p. D. and D.S. 31-32 cm. [Z-Z 127]
List of convictions in the February Sessions, and a statement of disbursements made for the city jail.
MORRIS, WILLIAM ALFRED, 1875-1946
2 cartons. [Z-Z 134]
Miscellaneous clippings concerning Oregon, war and peace, English government, poetry, and correspondence, 1930-1946. Morris was professor of English History at the University of California, Berkeley.
MORSHEAD, OWEN F
Letter. Cambridge, England. February 17, 1922.
1 p. A.L.S. 18 cm. [Z-Z 100:27]
Written as Librarian, Magdalene College, Cambridge, concerning inquiry about landing places of Sir Francis Drake on the American coast.
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MOTA PADILLA, MATÍAS ÁNGEL DE LA, 1688-1766
Historia de la Conquista de la Nueva Galicia. Guadalajara. 1742.
xxii, 832 p. and 26 unnumbered p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 189]
A history of New Galicia extending to 1742. Includes accounts of its aborigines, its conquest and colonization by the Spaniards, founding of the capital city, and the work of religious orders, with brief descriptions of other regions which lay within the jurisdiction of the same audiencia or diocese. Contains a foreword by the transcriber, Mexico City, February 1, 1848, which explains the omission of a map contained in the original and the inclusion of new material, and also copies of pertinent contemporary documents, such as a royal letter of 1747 requesting a copy of the Historia, statements approving the work, the author's preface, et cetera.
Appended is a copy of the "Diario de la expedición de los Chichimecas de Don Francisco Sandoval Acazitli . . . en compañía de . . . Antonio de Mendoza," a translation of Gabriel de Castañeda's journal, substantially identical in content with item 5 of Morfi (M-M 162), and with the last item of "Ixtlilxochitl . . . Sumaria Relacion . . ." (M-M 426).
The text is in two different hands, with table of contents and three pages of colored drawings representing the coats of arms of Guadalajara, Durango, and the conquistadores, Francisco de Mota and Cristóbal Romero. The work was printed in Mexico in 1856 and 1870.
MOTOLINÍA, TORIBIO, d. 1568
La Vida, y Muerte de tres niños de Tlaxcala que murieron por la confession de la Fee . . . traducida al Mexicano. . . . [Mexico. 16th century]
67 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 456]
The story of the Tlaxcalan child martyrs, Cristóbal, Antonio, and Juan, as written in Spanish by the missionary Motolinía in the 16th century, and translated into Náhuatl by the Franciscan Juan Bautista in 1601. This copy, in Náhuatl, was made from the original Bautista Ms. in 1859 by Chimalpopocatl Galicia, at the request of J. F. Ramírez, and under his supervision.
MOTT, TALBOT AND COMPANY
Account Book. San José del Cabo, Baja California. 1847-1849.
156 p. 32 cm. [M-M 1869]
Affidavit. Los Angeles. November, 1882.
4 p. D.S. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:61]
Swears that she has never signed any paper or document relating to her rights to the Hacienda de Santa María, in the Magdalena district, Sonora, Mexico, nor authorized anyone else to do so.
MUÑOZ, JUAN BAUTISTA, 1745-1799
Central America. Extracts. 1545-1555.
149 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 320]
Excerpts from Volumes 66, 67, and 69 (new numbering) of the Muñoz Collection, Academia Real de la Historia, Madrid. These are transcripts and summaries
― 147 ―of letters and documents addressed chiefly to Emperor Charles I of Spain or to the Council of the Indies by officials, friars, and Indians of the provinces subject to the Audiencia de los Confines, namely, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Yucatan, and Chiapa. They relate to the civil and ecclesiastical administration of these provinces, particularly to treatment of Indians, abolition of the encomienda system, the work of Dominican and Franciscan friars, administration of Alonso de Zurita, the expeditions of Pedro de la Gasca, activities of Francisco Pizarro in Peru, and the survey conducted by Diego Ramírez.
MURRAY, JOHN, d. 1919(?)
Papers. ca. 1898-1920.
12 boxes and 1 carton. [Z-Z 133]
Manuscripts, clippings, scrapbooks, pictures, and some correspondence, reflecting Murray's career as labor leader and journalist. Include material concerning miners' strikes in the West, the Mexican Revolution, and the Pan American Federation of Labor.
MÚSICAS TÍPICAS PANAMEÑAS. [N.d.]
1 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-C 207]
Words of popular songs of Panama prepared for the consul-general in San Francisco.
NÁHUATL CODICES ON LAND DISTRIBUTION. MEXICO. 16TH CENT.
3 items. HHB [M-M 468-470]
Náhuatl documents, apparently land titles, written in the Spanish alphabet on maguey fibre. Dated in the 16th century, but apparently all forming part of the so-called "Techialoyan group," classified by Donald Robertson in Mexican Manuscript Painting. . . , Yale University Press, 1959, p. 190-195, as forgeries. Pictorial peculiarities and similarity of writing in the same group were explained by Federico Gómez de Orozco in Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, vol. IV, no. 16, p. 57-68, as the result of the scribes' training in Pedro de Gante's Franciscan school of San José de Belén; the documents were accepted by him and other authorities as genuine.
NANNE, HENRY F W 1830-
4 p. 27 cm. HHB [M-M 519]
Concerns his activity as a businessman and railroad builder in Costa Rica. John C. Frémont, Minor C. Keith, Henry Meiggs, and Colonel Louis Schlessinger also participated in these ventures.
NAVA, PEDRO DE
Documents Issued by or Addressed to Nava as Commandant General of the Provincias Internas. Chihuahua. 1796.
2 folders. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1791]
1. Plea for justice by Doroteo García de Bustamante, in a property dispute with Tomás Malo. Chihuahua, March 31 and April 13, 1796. 4 p.
2. Circular communicating the decision of the Commandant General to grant the plea of the Indians in Pagüichique against their removal to Basiseachic. Chihuahua, May 13, 1796. 2 p.
NEIRA Y QUIROGA, JOSÉ DE
Obligazion a fauor de su mag[esta]d . . . del capp.n Domingo de Apreza difunto. . . . San José del Parral, Nueva Vizcaya. August 29, 1697.
3 p. D.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:1]
Receipt and promissory note to the Royal Treasury for four quintals of
― 149 ―quicksilver; signed by Neira as executor and co-heir of Captain Domingo de Apreza Falcón, deceased former official in charge of the local quicksilver concession.
Typed transcript in modernized spelling in same folder.
NENTVIG, JUAN BAUTISTA, 1713-1768
26 exp. (On film) [M-M 1816]
Letters from Nentuig to Father Provincial Francisco Zeballos, Salvador de la Gándara, or the Marqués de Croix, from Opata, Ures and Guásavas.
Collection of Documents on the Negro Slave Trade and Slavery, especially in Colombia and Venezuela. 1565-1817.
3 cartons. (Photocopy) [Z-D 118]
Documents on the Negro slave trade and the institution of slavery in the mines and plantations, free Negroes, and colonial administration in the 17th and 18th centuries. From the Archivo Nacional at Bogotá, Colombia. Selected by James F. King, 1938.
NEW MEXICO AND THE SOUTHWEST
Documents relating to. 1605-1720.
7 boxes. (Photocopies) [M-A 4:1]
Relate chiefly to the missions of New Mexico in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Assembled as Legajos 1-6 by France V. Scholes in the Biblioteca Nacional, Mexico. There is a "key" to the collection.
Rulers. [N.p., n.d.]
15 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 374]
A numbered list of the viceroys and other chiefs of state in New Spain, from 1535 to 1816, with brief comments on each.
Selected Items relating to.
35 cartons. (Transcripts and prints) [Z-E 1]
Topics dealt with emphasize Spanish exploration and settlement on the frontiers north from Mexico City, including the Provincias Internas, the Californias, New Mexico, and Texas; and maritime explorations and foreign intrusions into Spain's Pacific waters.
These copies were made for individual scholars, mostly by hand or typewriter, in the Archivo General de Indias. A "key" to contents is available in the Library.
NEW YORK. COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
Certificate of Citizenship for Leopold R. Gostorfs. New York, N.Y. October 21, 1850.
1 p. D.S. 28 cm. [Z-Z 100:85]
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Documents pertaining to. 1842-1848.
171 p. (Typescript) 32 cm. HHB [Z-C 4:3-7]
Relate to a dispute with the British government over San Juan del Norte (1842), the Mosquito coast (1847), the little Island of Cuba in Lake Nicaragua (1848), and the Bluefields area. Partially in handwriting of A. Pinart. Copies of imprints.
NICARAGUA MISCELLANY. 1851-1858
28 items (93 p.) 25-36 cm. [Z-C 201]
Papers concerning affairs in Nicaragua, especially the filibustering activities of William Walker. The file includes letters and documents from William Walker, Bruno von Natzmer, Francisco de Castellón, Trinidad Cabañas, Máximo Jerez, and others; a petition from citizens of Granada in 1855 that General Ponciano Corral's death sentence be commuted; certification of John T. Doyle as agent for Vanderbilt's Accessory Transit Co.; and copies of patriotic songs. Originals and contemporary copies.
NICHOLSON, ROBERT, [ca. 1787]-1845
Correspondence and Papers. 1811-1873.
28 items. [Z-Z 109]
Includes last will and testament, diplomas from Transylvania University, Kentucky, business correspondence, and letters to his daughter Ann (Mrs. William Anderson Scott). With notes and correspondence of William Anderson Scott concerning the Nicholson family and property in Ireland.
NOBLE, HAROLD JOYCE, 1903-1953
Papers. ca. 1930-1947.
1 carton and 1 box. [Z-Z 147]
1. Manuscript and typescript notes gathered from Korean archives and secondary sources for Noble's doctoral dissertation, Korea and her relations with the United States before 1895 (U.C. 1931). Roughly arranged by subject and date.
2. Correspondence relating to the Institute of Pacific Relations, 1944-1947; reports by Noble on Korea; reports by the Army and Navy boards of inquiry on Pearl Harbor; and miscellaneous printed items. Included are letters from Edward C. Carter, Harold Henry Fisher, Alfred Kohlberg, and others.
There is a "key" to the collection.
NORTON, CHARLES ELIOT, 1827-1908
Letters to Henry W. Haynes. Massachusetts. June 12, 1879-May 17, 1892.
35 items (77 p.) A.L.S. 18 cm. [M-M 1828]
Letters from Norton, a founding member of the Archeological Institute of America, to Henry Williamson Haynes of the Institute's Executive Committee, primarily concerning Institute affairs, notably sponsorship of Adolph Bandelier's projects at Mitla, Cholula, and other Mexican sites.
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NOTICIA TOPOGRAFICA DE LAS PROVINCIAS Y PUEBLOS DE LAS COMPREHENSIONES DE GUADALAXARA, ZACATECAS, DURANGO, SONORA, SINALOA, NUEBO MEXICO, Y PERTENENCIAS DE LA DE SAN LUIS, Á LA AUDIENCIA TERRITORIAL DE NUEBA GALICIA. [N.p., n.d.]
33 p. 12-22 cm. [M-M 1895]
Table of distances between various communities and along certain mail or marching routes.
Genealogical Records. 1537-1777.
360 p. 31 cm. [M-M 1714]
Collection of genealogical documents (originals and certified copies) concerning interrelated families of Nueva Galicia—notably the Flores, de la Torre, Alvarado, Contreras, Angulo, Figueroa, Padilla, Bañuelos, and Oñate families. Composed principally of files on genealogical inquiries conducted by the Audiencia of Guadalajara or lesser local tribunals at the request of petitioners José and Nicolás Flores de la Torre, Archdean Diego Flores de Latorre, Presbyter Luis Gómez de Alvarado, and others, who claimed kinship with such noted conquistadors as Pedro de Alvarado, Hernán Flores, Diego Pérez de la Torre (successor of Nuño de Guzmán), and Francisco de Figueroa. With two appended genealogical reports, one prepared by the Precentor of the Guadalajara Cathedral on certain Juchipila families and the other on the Flores, de la Torre, and González families, compiled by the Inquisition and a university official, Dr. Vicente Ignacio Peña Brizuela, at the request of Vicente Flores de la Torre y González. Contains petitions, questionnaires, testimony, texts of royal decrees, viceregal or judicial orders, powers of attorney, certifications, related material, and two colored coats of arms.
Miscellaneous Legal Papers from San Miguel, Nombre de Dios, and Valle de la Poana. 1664-1704.
16 p. D. and D.S. 31-32 cm. [M-M 1907]
Fragments of documents relating to sale of land and estate settlements.
NUEVA VIZCAYA. REAL JUSTICIA
De ofiçio de la Real Justiçia q[ontr]a Sebastian de la Cruz negro esclauo del Capp.an Manuel de Coy &c s[obr]e hurto que se hizo a Juan Lopez mercader. San José del Parral, Nueva Vizcaya. September 7-October 8, 1657.
42 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1774]
File concerning the trial of Sebastián de la Cruz, Negro slave of Captain Manuel de Coy, on charges of robbing the merchant, Juan López. Contains orders, notifications, testimony of the accused and of witnesses, appointments, questionnaire for defense witnesses, briefs of attorneys, decision absolving Cruz, statement of costs, and related documents.
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NÚÑEZ DE HARO Y PERALTA, ALONSO, abp. 1729-1800
Letter to the "Juez de Bebidas Prohibidas." Mexico City. July 3, 1787.
2 p. L.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1700:74]
Requesting a file on the case of Daniel de Cruelle.
NÚÑEZ DE HARO Y PERALTA, ALONSO, abp. 1729-1800
Letter to Viceroy Miguel José de Azanza. Tacubaya, Mexico. April 21, 1800.
1 p. L.S. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:57]
Acknowledges receipt of letter, stating that the new viceroy, Félix Berenguer de Marquina, will enter the city on the 29th.
NÚÑEZ DE HARO Y PERALTA, ALONSO, abp. 1729-1800
Papers. Mexico. March 19, 1777-April 2, 1796
2 folders. D. and A.L.S. 20-31 cm. HHB [M-M 502]
Letters addressed or transmitted to the Archbishop, and copy of a document issued in his name, as follows:
NUTTALL, ZELIA MAGDALENA, 1858-1933, comp.
Materials relating to Sir Francis Drake.
1 vol. (52 p.) and 24 pieces. 4-34 cm. [Z-R 14]
Transcripts of documents in the Public Record Office, London, and captions for an exhibit.
Selected Documents relating to Civil and Criminal Affairs in the Municipality of Teposcolula (San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula), State of Oaxaca. 1560-1906.
37 reels. (On film) [M-A 13]
OBERNDORFER, LEONORA (LEVY)
Scrapbooks. ca. 1880-1900.
2 vols. and 1 envelope. 21 cm. [Z-Z 119]
Miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings—poetry, news, short stories, and other items of special interest to the author.
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OBJECCIONES HECHAS POR UN OFICIAL IMPARCIAL DE EL EGERCITO SOBRE EL NUEBO MÉTODO DE CAMPAÑA, PRACTICADO POR D.n PEDRO CEBALLOS EN LA AMERICA MERIDIONAL. 1777.
71 p. 31 cm. [71/84m]
Critical commentary on activities of Pedro Ceballos during a campaign for the island of Santa Catalina off the coast of Uruguay. With this, copies of correspondence of Pedro Ceballos with Pedro Martín Cermeño and the Marqués de Casa-Tilly concerning the battle, and extract of report on the operations of Casa-Tilly's squadron during the expedition to South America, 1776-1778.
OBRAS DEL R.l PALACIO. . . . COMPOSICION DE LA CAÑERÍA DE LA FUENTE DEL JARDIN Y DE LA ESCALERA PRIVADA. MEXICO CITY. JUNE 30-AUGUST 8, 1795.
17 p. D.S. 30-31 cm. [M-M 1822]
Documents concerning cost, extent, and nature of repairs to the Viceregal Palace. Includes letters from Viceroy Marqués de Branciforte.
OBREGÓN, BALTASAR DE, 1544-
Historia de los descubrimientos antiguos y modernos de la Nueva España. Mexico. March 17, 1854.
243 p. D.S. (Photocopy) 23 cm. [71/47m]
A history of 16th century exploration in New Spain, including contemporary information on the exploration of New Mexico, especially by the expeditions of Francisco Sánchez Chamuscado (1581-1582) and Antonio de Espejo (1582-1583), both accompanied by friars.
Printed as Historia de los Descubrimientos Antiguos y Modernos de la Nueva España, (Mexico, 1924), edited by Mariano Cuevas; English translation by George P. Hammond and Agapito Rey (Los Angeles, 1928).
O'BRIEN, JOSEPH J
Correspondence and Papers. 1911.
166 p. Ms. and printed. 13-35 cm. [Z-C 202]
Relate mainly to efforts to secure San Francisco as the site for the exposition commemorating the completion of the Panama Canal, and the role California played in its development.
OCHOA Y AAÑA, ANASTASIO MARÍA DE, 1783-1833
Don Alfonso. Tragedia en cinco actos . . . . 1672-ca. 1820.
729 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 168]
A collection of eleven dramatic works, originals and translations, by Ochoa and other authors, evidently prepared for presentation in Mexican theatres. Authors named are: A. M. de Ochoa y Aaña, 1783-1833; Jean Baptiste Racine, 1639-1699; Vittorio Alfieri, 1749-1803; Andrés Friz, 1711-1790; Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, 1732-1799; Juan Ignacio González del Castillo, 1763-1800.
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O'CONOR, HUGO DE, d. 1779
3 folders. 21 cm. [M-M 1788]
Diaries recording three reconnoitering and punitive expeditions undertaken by Colonel O'Conor, Commandant General of the Nueva Vizcaya frontier and formerly ad interim Governor of Coahuila.
O'GORMAN, CHARLES THADDEUS, AND ANA MARÍA NORIEGA DE VICARIO DILIGENCIAS MATRIMONIALES DEL SR. DN. CARLOS TADEO O'GORMAN, . . . Y DE DOÑA ANA MA. NORIEGA DE VICARIO. -1825
55 p. 18-32 cm. [M-M 1703]
File of documents compiled in Mexico City in 1825 preliminary to the marriage of O'Gorman, Consul General of Great Britain in Mexico City, and Señorita Noriega y Vicario, a minor. Includes baptismal records, petitions, maternal permission, order for publications of banns, etc. Originals and certified copies written in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Tepic, San Cosme, and London.
OLIVES Y SINTES, SEBASTIÁN
Escritura de debitorio . . . . Manila. April 18, 1885.
9 p. D.S. 31 cm. [70/35z]
Contemporary copy of instrument recording loan transaction between Olives y Sintes and Adolfo Roensch.
Letter to Mr. Nevall. [Paris]. March 14, 1853.
1 p. A.L.S. 18 cm. [Z-Z 100:71]
Introducing his brother, Charles Olliffe.
OLMOS, ANDRÉS DE, ca. 1491-1571
Arte para aprender la lengua mexicana . . . . [Mexico. 1547?-1563?]
182 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 454]
A collection of copies, including an incomplete Spanish grammar of the Náhuatl language (1547?); a Náhuatl treatise (1563?) on the Ten Commandments,
― 155 ―designed for Indian neophytes and containing a Spanish prologue which refers to the author's earlier work on the subject; a Náhuatl treatise and dialogue (1563) on preparation for the Sacrament of the Eucharist, also with a prologue mentioning an earlier, similar work; a monologue in Náhuatl, representing spiritual advice from an Indian father to his son; and two pages in Spanish containing a cosmographical chart with Spanish explanations.
ORDENAÇION. [MEXICO. JUNE, 1629?]
48 p. D.S. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 467]
An incomplete document in Náhuatl, apparently an ordinance on the administration, primarily judicial, of Mexico City and neighboring regions, based upon a decree issued by Philip I in 1500. An appended notation, dated June, 1629, bears several signatures, evidently of Indian municipal officials.
ORDENANÇAS DE SU MAGESTAD. [MEXICO. 16TH CENTURY]
10 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 460]
A digest, in Náhuatl, of Spanish laws for the government of Mexico. Issued during the reign of Philip II.
ORDINANCES CONCERNING TREATMENT OF THE INDIANS. VALLADOLID. JUNE 23, 1513
28 p. (Photocopy) 23 cm. [Z-E 12]
Photostats of a copy of the "Laws of Burgos" in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville. A contemporary copy, made for the Governor of Puerto Rico, of the code drafted for the government of Española.
With a translation and notes by Lesley B. Simpson.
ORDÓÑEZ Y AGUIAR, RAMÓN DE, d. ca. 1840
Historia de la Creacion del Cielo y de la Tierra conforme al Systema de la Gentilidad Americana, Theologia de los Culebras . . . Diluvio Universal . . . Verdadero origen de los Indios . . . Principio de Su Imperio, Fundacion, y destruccion, de . . . Ciudad de Palenque . . . Supersticioso Culto, con que los antiguos Palencanos adoraron al verdadero Dios . . . [Chiapa and Guatemala, 1796]
701 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 177]
The major portion of this volume, f. 24-326, is a treatise in eleven chapters on the cosmogony, origin, history, and culture of the American Indians, with particular reference to the Tzendal nation and the ancient court of Palenque, comprising extracts from indigenous records of Chiapas and Guatemala, and explanatory notes by Ordóñez.
ORIGEN DE LOS MEXICANOS [AND OTHER MANUSCRIPTS RELATING TO EARLY INDIAN TRIBES IN MEXICO]
42 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 448]
Three manuscripts, primarily Franciscan, relating to the origins, theogony, and history of the early inhabitants of Mexico:
OROZCO CERVANTES, MANUEL, d. 1687
Documents relating to Estate of. [Mexico. ca. 1736]
2 folders. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 283]
Legal papers in the lawsuit on the estate of Manuel Orozco Cervantes (d. 1687) brought by his son-in-law, Pedro Alonso Dávalos y Braçamonte, Count of Miravalle, against Juan and Carlos Osorio. They include the plea of Miravalle for recovery of the inheritance of his deceased wife, Francisca Orozco de Dávalos, only child of Don Manuel, based upon judgments handed down in 1720 and 1736. And a statement of the case of Juan and Carlos Osorio, heirs and executors of Antonio Osorio, deceased executor of Lorenzo Osorio, who had served as executor for Francisco Orozco, brother of Don Manuel and custodian of the latter's estate. Signed, and presented to the Real Audiencia by the attorney, Joseph Hidalgo, in refutation of the claims advanced by Miravalle.
ORRANTIA, JUAN DE [NUEVA VIZCAYA. 1737?]
4 p. 30 cm. [M-M 1780]
Fragment dealing with the questionable election of Juan de Orrantia as alcalde [of San Felipe el Real?], and the calling of a new election which gave the disputed post to Matías del Solar.
ORTEGA, FRANCISCO DE
Descripcion y Demarcacion de las Yslas Californias. . . . Mexico. 1633-1636.
48 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 179]
Three files containing copies of documents relating to Ortega's 1632, 1633-1634, and 1636 expeditions along the California coast in search of pearl fisheries, aboard the Madre Luisa de la Ascención, including reports presented by Ortega, viceregal orders of the Marqués de Cerralvo, authorizing the expeditions, and the pertinent royal decree of August 2, 1628.
Correspondence and Documents. Mexico. 1864-1873.
33 folders (125 p.) D. and L.S. 12-39 cm. [M-M 1812]
Collection of papers, originals and copies, relating to the career of Vicente
― 157 ―Ortigosa. Deals primarily with his posts in Maximilian's empire as Councilor of State; as Inspector of Roads and Bridges, and of the Mexico City-Chalco and other railways; as plenipotentiary for negotiations with the Hanseatic League; and as engineer on the Mexico Valley drainage project. Includes a number of signed letters from members of Maximilian's cabinet.
ORTIZ PARRILLA, DIEGO
Ynforme general de Sonora. . . . San Miguel de Ures (Sonora, Mexico). October 22, 1753.
70 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 500]
Copy of report on the geography, topography, products, population, etc., of Sonora and Sinaloa. Prepared by the former Governor and Captain General of these provinces for his successor, Pablo de Arce y Arroyo.
OSSORIO, BUENAVENTURA FRANCISCO DE, 1714-
Q.no 2o de los papeles mas utiles que se encontraron por del difunto Bachiller D.n Buena Ventura Ossorio, Clerigo Presbítero . . . . 1714-1783.
49 p. D.S. 15-31 cm. [M-M 1897]
Collection of personal and family papers, including an expediente concerning his right to be designated an Indian cacique, permission to say Mass and hear confessions, and miscellaneous financial records. Assembled by the General Probate Court, Mexico, 1784.
OTERO, MARIANO, 1817-1850
Obras del Señor Licenciado Don Mariano Otero. Mexico. January 16, 1839-May 25, 1850.
7 vols. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 181-187]
This series of seven volumes is divided into two parts. The first, 1842, is entitled, "Ensayo sobre el verdadero estado de la cuestion social y politica que se agita en la Republica Megicana." It is a treatise on the contemporary economic, social, and political problems of Mexico, with suggestions for their solution.
The second, 1839-1850, consists of legal allegations, reports and related material presented by Otero before the Supreme Court, the Federal Congress, and other authorities in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Querétaro. It deals with civil and criminal suits, i.e., execution of wills, taxation, property rights, legal procedure, armed robbery, homicide, et cetera, including a conspiracy charge on which the author had been imprisoned. Edited by the author's son, Ignacio Otero.
OTOMÍ MANUSCRIPT. [N.p., n.d.]
4 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 477]
Unidentified Ms., written in Otomí, according to Dr. Wigberto Jiménez Moreno, historian and ethnographer at the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico City.
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OYARVIDE Y HEREDIA, ANTONIO DE
Diario de Navegacion, que desde el puerto de Cartajena de Yndias haze en la Balandra S.n Juan Nepomuceno el Th.e de Navio . . . Antonio de Oyarvide y Heredia . . . . 1763-1764.
28 p. D.S. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 188]
Diary of a voyage made by Naval Lieutenant Oyarvide aboard the sloop San Juan Nepomuceno, from Cartagena in Colombia to Omoa in Honduras via various West Indian ports, at the bidding of the Viceroy of New Granada and for the purpose of checking on English settlements along the Honduran coast. Entries in the diary proper cover the period October 1-December 29, 1763.
PACHUCA. MEXICO. 1633-1821
9 folders. 30-31 cm. HHB [M-M 524]
Documents relating to the town or district of Pachuca, in the present state of Hidalgo, arranged chronologically.
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Journal and Logbook. 1883-1885.
242 p. 25-26 cm. [M-M 1829]
Journal kept by an agent of the company of a trip from New York to Mazatlán by way of the Isthmus of Panama, and up the Gulf of California, to assess business opportunities, including purchase of the ship Sonora. Written aboard the Colima at Mazatlán and the Sonora at various points on the Gulf. January 14-February 4, 1883.
Logbook, with navigational computations, of the S.S. Colón, for voyages between New York and Colón, Panama. August 11, 1884-July 29, 1885.
Commission. Mexico City. February 26, 1846.
4 p. D.S. 43 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:46]
Commission appointing Palacios an "aspirante," or cadet, of the Army Medical Corps. Signed by the interim president, Mariano Paredes y Arrillaga and José María Tornel.
PALAFOX Y MENDOZA, JUAN DE, bp., 1600-1659
Documents relating to the Career of Palafox, Bishop of Puebla, Archbishop-elect of Mexico, Visitor General of New Spain, and 18th Viceroy.
2 folders. (Copies) 31 cm. HHB [M-M 503]
PALMER, WALTER WILLIAM
Memo on Fresnillo, Veta Grande, Real del Monte y Pachuca & Bolaños. May 4, 1866.
16 p. D.S. 25 cm. [M-M 1891]
Report primarily concerned with the mines of Real del Monte y Pachuca,
― 160 ―including a history of the mines, 1739-1865. With brief notes on Fresnillo, Veta Grande, and Bolaños.
PALOMAR Y VIZCARRA, MIGUEL, 1880-1968
The Conflict between Church and State in Mexico. Mexico City. 1954-1962.
14 p. (Photocopy) 28 cm. [M-M 1868]
Four typescript items written by or concerning Palomar, leader of the Catholic "Cristeros" who revolted in 1926-1929 against the Mexican government and the anti-Catholic provisions of the 1917 Constitution.
PALOMAR Y VIZCARRA, MIGUEL, 1880-1968
The Cristero Rebellion. 1926-1929.
62 reels. (On film) [M-B 16]
Selection of materials from a collection on the Cristero Rebellion. Palomar assembled and maintained this archive, which contains letters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and other records on the rise of the rebellion, organization of La Liga Nacional Defensora de la Libertad Religiosa, course of the revolt, and the aftermath of defeat. The Cristero Rebellion, rural based, had its intellectual inspiration and leadership from the city. Palomar reflects the city view in contrast to the peasant leaders who did the fighting. The Palomar group carried on a bitter debate with other lay Catholics and the hierarchy during the 1930's and 1940's concerning these events; this debate is included in the collection.
The original Palomar collection, of which the above 62 reels is a part, is now maintained at the Archivo Histórico of the National University of Mexico in Mexico City. Cf. Wilkie, James W. and Edna Monzón de. México Visto en el Siglo XX. (Mexico, 1969). Pp. 411-490.
Baptisms, Marriages, et cetera. 1683-1827.
8 folders. 29-32 cm. HHB [M-M 512]
Documents for the History of. 1513-1885.
101 reels (On film) [Z-C 219]
Microfilm made by UNESCO from printed and manuscript documents in
― 161 ―the Archivo Nacional de Panamá, Biblioteca Nacional de Panamá, and Biblioteca de la Universidad de Panamá. A partial "key" to contents of the film is available in the Library.
PANAMA AND COLOMBIA, 1677-1897
3 boxes (239 folders). Mostly 30-32 cm.
Originals and copies. D.S., A.L.S. HHB [M-M 510]
This collection of documents and letters includes official correspondence addressed primarily to the governors of the provinces of Veraguas and of Chiriquí. Veraguas, a province of Panama, was created in 1719 as a part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada. From 1819 to 1855 it was a province of Colombia, during which time it was divided, in 1849, and a part of Veraguas became known as the province of Chiriquí. From 1855 to Panama's declaration of independence in 1903 these two provinces were part of the state and later department of Panama in Colombia. Included are various decrees, ordinances and proposals of the legislative chambers of Veraguas and Chiriquí, with some census information, letters and documents relating to land development in these provinces, descriptions of the region, and diverse legal papers of Veraguas, relating chiefly to inheritance problems.
The bulk of these papers is from the second and third quarters of the 19th century, a period marked by strife, political disorders, and precarious economic conditions. Some indication of this turmoil may be seen in the number of constitutions promulgated in Colombia during the 19th century—1811, 1821, 1830, 1832, 1843, 1853, 1858, 1861, 1863, and 1886.
The correspondence includes letters from the following:
The folders in Box 1 (1-158) are arranged by place of origin, chronologically within each section, 1804-1859. Box 2 (folders 159-190) contains Chiriquí documents,
― 162 ―primarily official governmental messages, decrees and ordinances, from the inception of the province in 1849 to 1855. Box 3 (folders 191-239) holds Veraguas documents, including many decrees, ordinances, and messages from the governors for the period, 1821-1855, and 27 folders on judicial matters, 1677-1828, relating primarily to the probate of estates.
Many of the above items were gathered by Alphonse Louis Pinart and were used, together with other material in this collection, by H. H. Bancroft in his History of Central America.
This large collection has been arranged with a "key" which is available at the Bancroft Library.
PANES [Y AVELLÁN], DIEGO GARCÍA
Extension interesante de la Plaza de Veracruz. Manifiesto sobre el estado presente de la Plaza de Veracruz . . . Necesidad que hay de su extension . . . . Veracruz. August 13, 1800.
280 p. D.S. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 243]
A proposal for the extension and improvement of Veracruz to meet the needs of its garrison and its residents. The text includes a brief account of the founding of the city; a detailed description of its buildings, streets, military and hospital facilities, actual and proposed; an explanation of two accompanying diagrams or plans, one of the proposed new garrison, and the other—now missing—of the Veracruz plaza; an estimate of the costs involved in the suggested improvements; and an appendix on roads leading from Veracruz.
PAPELES FRANCISCANOS. PRIMERA SERIE. 1562-1810
2 vols. Ms. and printed. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 191-192]
A collection of registers, reports, petitions, letters, and other materials from New Spain, the Philippines, Spain, and Italy relating to Franciscan administration and activities in the Indies, notably the beatification and canonization of Antonio Margil de Jesús, the life and martyrdom of San Felipe de Jesús, the disputed transfer of Fray José Torrubia, and the apportionment of offices among Spanish-born and native friars.
The volumes contain originals and copies drawn chiefly from the archives of Franciscan provinces in New Spain and the Philippines. They bear seals of the said provinces, the Franciscan Commissioner General, and the Archdiocese of Mexico, written in Spanish, Latin, and Italian. There are a few engraved or penwork decorations and illustrations.
PAPELES VARIOS, MANUSCRIPTS
564 p. 22 cm. [M-M 1755]
Miscellany dealing for the most part with court life, history, and politics in Spain during the 17th and 18th centuries, or with the Jesuits in the New World. Contains 33 principal items.
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PAPELES VARIOS, MANUSCRIPTS
9 folders (10 items) in portfolios. Copies and originals.
21-33 cm. HHB [M-M 385]
Manuscripts removed from the printed volumes known as Papeles Varios, forming part of the original H. H. Bancroft collection, and dealing with a wide variety of topics.
― 165 ―
Metrica Exposicion de la Regla Serafica . . . dedicada a nuestro P.e S.n Francisco. . . . [1760?]
254 p. 16 cm. HHB [M-M 194]
An exposition of the Rule of St. Francis, in various verse forms, principally décimas, composed by a Franciscan friar of the Mexican Province of San Diego, with three short religious poems appended.
The principal poem is substantially identical in content with "El Perfecto Religioso Menor," in Miscellaneous (M-M 199), No. 24, where the title page bears the date "1760;" but Beristáin, in Biblioteca Hispanoamericana . . . , Vol. IV, p. 100-101, mentions two Pardo verse Mss. on this subject, one of them printed in 1729. Possibly M-M 194 and M-M 199, No. 24, are later, revised versions of the same poem, or poems; alternatively, "1760" may be simply the date of transcription.
PAREJO, FRANCISCO, d. 1628
Cathecismo y examen para los que comulgan en lengua Castellana y Timuquana. Mexico. 1627.
550 p. 33 cm. HHB [Z-B 2]
A catechism for the Timucuan Indians of Florida. Manuscript copy of a published work in the British Museum. Acquired by Alphonse Pinart.
PARISH RECORDS FROM NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE DE REINOSA. NUEVO LEÓN, MEXICO. 1781-1831
5 folders. 21-31 cm. [M-M 1758:1-5]
PARKE, JOHN GRUBB, 1827-1900
Letter to Major [James Lyman?] Van Buren. [ca. 1862?]
1 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:24]
Requesting permit for Thomas Austin to visit George P. [Steiner?], confined on Johnson's Island under sentence of execution.
PARKMAN, SAMUEL PAUL (PABLO), 1804-1873
Family Papers. 1807-1961.
1 box. [M-B 10]
Samuel Paul "Pablo" Parkman, an American, was the founder of this Mexican family. From his birthplace in New York, the family moved westward until, in 1829, Samuel went to the Rocky Mountains with William L. Sublette as a trapper. After his return the next year, he became associated with Jedediah S. Smith, and in the spring of 1831, as clerk, accompanied Smith on the journey to Santa Fe on which the latter was killed.
Parkman entered into an association at Santa Fe with Smith's younger brother, Peter, and in the fall of 1832, went down into old Mexico. He settled at Guanajuato, famous mining town, and was soon connected with various mining enterprises. There he married Antonia de Vega and became a Mexican citizen. His descendants have continued to live in the country.
The papers include a first draft of Jedediah Smith's will, 1831; Parkman's diary of his journey to Mexico in November, 1832; a letter of Augustus Storrs, 1836; diary of Robert Watson Noble's journey from Chihuahua to California in 1849; reports of mining activities; family and genealogical papers; letters from President Porfirio Díaz to Parkman; and other correspondence. (Six of Parkman's letters from Mexico in 1833-1835 are preserved in the Library's Peter Smith papers [P-W 44].)
There is a "key" to the collection.
PARKS, C E
Letter to Nat(?). Berwick, Illinois. December 14, 1867.
2 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:69]
Asking him to write.
Conquista de la Provincia de Xalisco, Nuevo Reyno de Galicia y fundacion de su capital, Guadalaxara. Narracion Poetico-sencilla distribuida en XXXI Cantos. 1805-1810.
800 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 195]
An epic in 31 cantos of 10 octaves each by a member of the Dominican
― 167 ―Convent of Rosario in Guadalajara, describing the Spanish conquest of Jalisco and also the founding and development of Guadalajara, during the period 1530-1547. There are notes following the majority of the cantos and three appended prose summaries listing respectively the presidents of the province through 1805, the bishops of the See to the time of Ruiz de Cabañas, and the cities and towns of the Intendancy.
Copy of the original Ms. rescued by José Fernando Ramírez during the 1861 disturbance from the Dominican library in Mexico City and deposited by him in the library of the Museo Nacional. A foreword, apparently in the hand of Ramírez, describes the original and states that two preliminary pages were lost.
PARROTT, JOHN, 1811-1884
Notes on. San Francisco. December 10, 1886.
19 p. 35 cm. HHB [M-M 378]
Biographical notes on John Parrott, businessman and United States Consul at Mazatlán from 1837-1846 and 1848-1850. Appended are extracts from several letters in 1846 regarding the war between the United States and Mexico, presumably by James R. Bolton, later Vice Consul at Mazatlán, to Parrott, Commodore John D. Sloat, and others.
PARVA DIALECTICA. . . . 1698
462 p. 16 cm. HHB [M-M 198]
A Latin treatise on logic, followed by two general philosophical accounts concerning the origin, end, and nature of matter and spirit.
PASIG, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Libro de Casamientos. April, 1894-1899.
174 p. D.S. 30 cm. [70/164z]
Book recording marriages in the parish of Pasig, archbishopric of Manila. Signed by various parish priests.
PATIÑO, PEDRO PABLO (?), fl. 1801
Synopciis de varios decretos de la S[agrada] C[ongregación] de R[itos]. . . . Sacole á luz el P. Fr. Pedro Pablo Patiño. . . . Coleccionados por Fr. Ygnacio Guadalupe Cerbantes. . . . Valladolid, Mexico. 1810.
244 p. Ms. and printed. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 63]
Summaries of regulations governing the celebration of Masses and other Church ceremonies; drawn primarily from decrees of the Congregation of Rites, for the instruction of clerics; explanatory notes, and leaflet on burials and prayers for the dead.
Entered by Bancroft under "Cerbantes, Ygnacio Guadalupe." The wording of the title page is ambiguous, but Patiño, a Franciscan, is known to have written works of this type and it seems probable that Cerbantes was the compiler.
PATIÑO DE ÁVILA, ÁLVARO
Descriçion de la ciudad de la Veracruz y su comarca . . . . Veracruz. March 15 and November 7, 1580.
41 p. D.S. (Photocopy) 32 cm. [M-M 1882]
Description of the city of Veracruz and the area in its jurisdiction, prepared
― 168 ―under the supervision of Patiño, the alcalde mayor, for Viceroy Martín Enríquez de Almansa. With a letter from Patiño to the Viceroy, and two maps.
Original in the University of Texas Library. For printed text, see Joaquín Ramírez Cabañas, La Ciudad de Veracruz en el Siglo XVI (Mexico City, 1943).
PAXSON, FREDERIC LOGAN, 1877-1948
Notes and Papers. 46-39 B.C.-1948 A.D.
Two cartons and numerous card file boxes [Z-R 1]
A card file of historical notes arranged chronologically, records of graduate students, lecture notes, class grades, book reviews, and speeches.
PAZ, IRENEO, 1836-1924
Biography. . . . [ca. 1884-1885?]
3 items. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 371]
Biographical sketch of Ireneo Paz, Mexican newspaperman, together with some printed material on the Associated Press of Mexico, and other items.
PAZ, PEDRO DE
Documents relating to the Estate of Don Pedro de Paz. 1738?-1740.
118 p. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 197]
Documents setting forth, in the name of Colonel Nicolás Benítez, a plea for implementation of the judgment passed by the Real Audiencia on April 3, 1737, regarding restoration of Paz's entailed estate to his descendant, María Josefa de Paz Cortés y Monroy, the plaintiff's wife, together with the fruits accruing from its illegal retention by the present possessor, Antonio Tamaris, and his ancestors. Consists chiefly of a clause copied from the will of Paz, and a statement drawn up for Benítez by the attorney, José Antonio Flores de Rivera, and an appeal, 1740, drawn up in the name of Antonio Tamaris and signed by the attorney, Pedro de Vargas Machuca, denying that the estate was entailed and contesting the jurisdiction of the Real Audiencia over the case.
PAZ BARAONA, MIGUEL, PRESIDENT OF HONDURAS, 1925-1929
Título del terreno "Montaña de la Flor," Municipio de Orica, Dept.o de Tegucigalpa, concedido en calidad de ejidos a la Tribu de Jicaques que la ocupa. Tegucigalpa. January 25, 1929.
41 p. D.S. (Photocopy) 25 cm. [M-M 1906]
Patent for land granted to the Jicaque tribe. Contains information relating to the Indians.
PEARSON, NORMAN HOLMES, 1909-
Letter to Dixon ————, and Book Review. [New Haven, Connecticut]. December 29, 1941.
9 p. L.S. and typescript. 28 cm. [Z-Z 100:91]
Sending review of American Renaissance by F. O. Matthiessen.
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PEASE, ISAAC D
A Journal of ower entended voiage . . . on bord of the good sloop called the Rebeca . . . . December, 1772-May, 1773.
96 p. A.D. 33 cm. [Z-A 206]
Account of a whaling expedition from Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the West Indies. Also included is a log for a whaling trip to Guiana on board the sloop Hope, September, 1773-April, 1774. With partial transcript and related correspondence.
Letter to Silas Peirce & Co. Philadelphia. March 20, 1850.
2 p. A.L.S. 25 cm. [Z-Z 100:83]
Sending bill of lading to Boston office and discussing other business.
Legal Documents. 1774-1816.
11 p. D.S. and A.L.S. 17-36 cm. [Z-Z 167]
Miscellaneous papers concerning land transactions, and two letters from William Clark, 1816, relating to the proposed building of an arsenal in Meadville.
PEREA, ESTEVAN DE
Tratado de las turbaciones desta nueva yglesia. . . . Mexico. 1626.
303 p. (Photocopy) 35 cm. [Z-E 15]
Original in the Biblioteca Universitaria de Oviedo, Spain.
PÉREZ, ANTONIO, 1534-1611
Advertencia al Duque de Lerma, Ministro de Phelipe 4,o [and other papers]. Copies.
6 items (443 p.) 20 cm. HHB [M-M 1908]
Receipts. Guadalajara. May, 1849.
2 items. 20x26 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:48]
Acknowledgment of receipt of coins for delivery to Barron, Forbes & Company.
PÉREZ ADAMDICOSIO Y CAUTO, JOSÉ MARÍA ALEJO DE
El Jacobinismo de Méjico. . . . Mexico. 1833.
125 p. A.D.S. 24 cm. HHB [M-M 4]
Political pamphlet defending the Constitution of 1824 and combating the reactionary Plans of Cuernavaca and Orizaba.
PERRY, OLIVER HAZZARD, 1821-1901
Diary and Papers. 1847-1849, 1964.
3 items (142 p.) A.D. 25-26 cm. [M-M 1896]
Perry's diary of his experiences in the Massachusetts Volunteers during the Mexican War, 1847-1848; a Spanish exercise book in his handwriting, 1849; and a written statement, 1964, by his grandson, Perry Patton, giving biographical details of his grandfather.
PERU. CASA DE MONEDA, POTOSÍ
Libro real g.ral de compras de metales que se hazen de cuenta de S. M. en esta su R.l Caza de Moneda . . . . 1772-1787.
2 vols. 48 cm. [Z-D 130]
Accounts of silver and gold coined.
2 boxes (1441 p.) (Typescript) 28 cm. [Z-D 107]
Transcripts of selected documents from various archives.
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Documents relating to. 17th century.
83 p. 33 cm. [Z-D 123]
Selected documents on early Peru, with description of character of the Indians, the provinces in which they lived, nature of matrimonial customs, haciendas, tribute, and some population figures. Copied from the Additional MSS Series, British Museum, for Alphonse L. Pinart. "Key" available.
Documents relating to . ca. 1730-1815.
3 reels (On film) [Z-D 106]
Selected materials from the New York Public and Yale University Libraries, filmed for John H. Rowe.
PESA Y CASAS, JOSÉ MARIANO DE LA
Expediente concerning Town and District of Apam, Hidalgo. January 9-February 27, 1789.
27 p. D. and D.S. 30-31 cm. [M-M 1821]
Two reports from the local alcalde mayor and subdelegate, Pesa y Casas, addressed to Intendant General Bernardo Bonavía; and copy of a letter from Bonavía to Pesa y Casas. The reports describe the location, climate, soil, natural resources, civil and clerical administration, churches, population, and other features of the district's rural estates and four towns—Apam, Almoloyán, Tepeapulco, and Tlanalapa.
Cuadernos de órdenes . . . . Guadalajara, Mexico. 1838-1844.
2 vols. D.S. 31-32 cm. [M-M 1750]
Volumes I and III of records relating to the Departmental Revenue Guard for Guadalajara under Captain Felipe Pesquera.
PHILBRICK, FRANCIS SAMUEL, 1876-
Papers. ca. 1909-1912.
6 cartons and 7 boxes. [Z-E 8]
Correspondence, notes, and outlines on research in various Spanish archives for material relating to Cuba.
PHILIP V, 1683-1746
Decree of the King of Spain. [N.p.] 1731.
2 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:49]
Relates to a residencia in New Spain. Incomplete.
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The British capture of Manila. Manila. 1762-ca. 1765.
24 p. D. and L.S. 30-33 cm. [Z-P 106]
An account of incidents in the siege and capture of Manila, correspondence, and a copy of the surrender terms.
British Expedition against the Philippines. 1762-1767.
15 vols. (Transcripts) [Z-P 104]
Copies of correspondence and official records of proceedings of the agents of the East India Company at Manila, including official documents relating to the government at Manila and the Philippine Islands. Originals, entitled "Manila Records," in the Record Office at Egmore, Madras, India.
Documents relating to the Spanish Army in the Philippines. 1823-1863.
26 folders. D.S. and L.S. 11-32 cm. [Z-P 114]
Miscellaneous official army papers, including correspondence, applications and petitions, complaints, appointments, and lists of personnel.
Miscellaneous Documents. 1803-1898.
8 folders. D.S. 31-33 cm. [Z-P 111]
Records of trials and inquiries, certificates of good conduct, and letters of application for positions in the Spanish navy.
Miscellaneous Documents. 1842-1899.
18 p. D.S. 16-32 cm. [70/166z]
Primarily burial certificates; and documents relating to the transfer of cattle. From various villages of central Luzon.
Noticia de las cantidades invertidas en las atentaciones de la Marina de estas Islas desde l.o de Enero hasta fin de Agosto del presente año. Cavite, Luzon. October 13, 1836.
3 p. 30 cm. [Z-P 115]
Ordenanzas para corregidores y alcaldes mayores. Manila. 1739-1764.
135 exp. (On film) [Z-P 102]
From the Edwin Grabhorn Collection.
Papers relating to. 1886-1898.
9 p. 7-46 cm. [Z-P 119]
Receipt from the Juez de Paz of Macati; papers of the parish of San Pedro Macati, Manila; Y.M.C.A. card and stationery; and a printed government proclamation, in Arabic, to the inhabitants of Mindanao.
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2.a Pieza Del Expediente formado en punto de la Irrupcion Anglicana cõque procedió à el Acedio de esta Ciudad de Manila. Manila. August 6, 1763.
438 p. D.S. 31 cm. [Z-P 105]
Certified copy of a report of the British capture of Manila in 1762.
Reales Cédulas. 1575-1677.
4 vols. 30 cm. [Z-P 100]
Copies of royal decrees relating to the Philippine Islands. A "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
Selected Documents concerning the British Expedition against Manila. 1761-1766.
132 folders. (Transcripts) 32 cm. [Z-P 103]
Copies of documents from the Public Record Office, London, and the Ayer Collection in the Newberry Library, Chicago. A calendar of the collection is available in Karl Clayton Leebrick, The English Expedition to Manila in 1762, and the Government of the Philippine Islands by the East India Company (University of California, Ph. D. Thesis, 1917).
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. MINISTERIO Y CONTADURÍA GENERAL DE MARINA
Lista de varios oficiales de Guerra . . . . Cavite, Luzón. 1802-1805.
23 p. 29 cm. [Z-P 110]
PILCHER, THOMAS, d. 1788
Last Will and Testament. Cheriton, Kent. June 19, 1788.
4 p. 39 cm. [Z-Z 100:8]
Copy extracted from the Registry of the Archdeacon's Court of Canterbury. With note of probate, July 14, 1788.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Documents for the History of Chihuahua. Extracts from Mss. & printed matter in the collection of Mons. Alphonse Pinart. 1786-1823.
2 vols. in one. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 287]
Notes, largely in English, on material collected by Alphonse Pinart relating to events in the Provincias Internas, particularly Chihuahua, during the period 1786-1823.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Documents for the History of Sonora. Extracts from Mss. & printed matter in the Collection of Mons. Alphonse Pinart. 1784-1877.
7 vols. in 5. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 288-292]
English notes on material collected by Alphonse Pinart (cf. Pinart . . . "Colección de manuscritos . . . ," M-M 379-381), relating to events in Sonora from 1784 to 1877. Vols. I-II cover the periods 1784-1833 and 1830-1841; Vol.
― 174 ―III, 1842-1846; Vol. IV, 1847-1851; Vol. V, 1852-1856; and Vols. VI-VII deal with the periods 1857-1863 and 1864-1877.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Documents relating to Northern Mexico. Series I. [ca. 1768-1833?]
106 items. 22-44 cm. HHB [M-M 379]
Letters and documents, originals and copies, relating to affairs in northern Mexico toward the close of the Colonial period and during the early years of independence, with emphasis upon frontier defense, the Iturbide Empire, mission administration, and mining.
The material may be divided into several classifications, namely, items relating to the Marqués de Rubí and frontier defense, 1768-1772, item 1; work to be done by Simón Elías González in his report on military posts and frontier defense from Sonora to New Mexico, ca. 1814, items 42-44; papers concerning Ignacio Pérez's overdue debt for cattle bought for the armed forces from a number of missions, correspondence with their priests, and Pérez's relations with the local authorities in the politico-military turmoil in the year 1823, notably Echávarri's Plan de Casa Mata and his correspondence with Colonel Alberto Máynez and the Chihuahua Town Council, items 49, 56-58, 60-62, 71-75, 77, 82-83, 92-109; Iturbide's rise to power in 1823, items 69, 70, 81; letters and proclamations of Governor Ignacio de Bustamante of Sonora, 1821, relating to convocation of a national constituent congress, items 65-68; letters of Pedro María de Allande concerning the Plan de Casa Mata, 1823, items 90 and 91; letters and proclamations of Gaspar de Ochoa, 1823, dealing with the Plan de Casa Mata, items 80, 85, 86, and 89; letters of Colonel Antonio Cordero, 1821-1823, regarding an order against judicial extortion of property from the natives, and his own refusal to resume official duties on the grounds of illness, items 59 and 87; a miscellany of papers on military and political affairs, ca. 1791-1823, items 5, 10, 46, 48, 64, and 84.
The collection contains also papers relating to diocesan or ecclesiastical matters, particularly in Durango, 1777-1794, items 2, 3, 6-8, and 13; papers of or about Fray Faustino González and problems among the Indians on the Sonora frontier, 1821-1833, items 51-55, 63, and 88; documents concerning mining affairs in Sonora, 1796-1803, items 14-16, 20, 23-24, 30-32, and 34; circulars and letters of José Tomás de Zuza relative to mining, items 17-18, 20-22, and 25-28; a miscellany on the mines of the Cieneguilla area, 1800-1831, items 19, 29, 37, 40, and 50; material relating to wills and inheritances, 1762-1818, in Sonora and Sinaloa, items 12, 33 and 41; on the distribution of lands, 1807-1817, items 4, 9, 11, 36, 38-39, and 47.
Although the documents are actually numbered 1-109, this collection consists of 106 items. Several numbers are missing, and others are used for more than one item.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Documents relating to Northern Mexico. Series II. Mexico. January 16, 1824-October 22, 1841.
68 items. 12-32 cm. HHB [M-M 380]
Letters and documents, originals and copies, relating to affairs in northern
― 175 ―Mexico, principally Sonora, with emphasis on mission administration, Indian questions, and political unrest.
Several items relate especially to mission affairs, including letters from Fray Faustino González, president of the Pimería Alta missions, to officials at the presidio of Altar, 1824-1828, items 2, 6, 22, 25, 28, 30 and 40; letters of Father Miguel Montés, 1827, to the alcalde at Altar, items 31-35; conflict of the friars with temporal authorities, 1827-1828, items 29, 39, and 41; letters of Fray Juan Vaño, 1827, concerning complaints against the alcalde of Altar, items 11 and 18; inventories of mission property at Tumacácori and San Ignacio Caburi, 1829-1841, items 46 and 65.
As to material relating especially to the Indians, there are letters from the Pima Chieftain, Captain Enrique Tejeda, 1826, items 20 and 26; others, concerning Indian threats in Sonora, from officials in Altar, Caborca, Horcasitas, Santa Cruz, Cieneguilla, and Arispe, 1824-1835, items 1, 13-14, 21, 24, 27, 36, 38, 54-55, 57-58, 62, 64, and 67.
Administrative questions are reflected in letters of Mariano de Urrea, 1824, concerning settlement of a dispute between Sonora and New Vizcaya, items 3-5; letters from Governor José María Gaxiola of Sonora, 1821, regarding establishment of a mail route from Altar to the Californias, and the arrest of some American intruders, items 42-44; rebellion aimed at removing Gaxiola as governor in favor of Francisco Iriarte, 1829, items 47 and 50-53; a tariff schedule of 1827 drawn up by Pedro de la Serna, at Cieneguilla, Sonora, items 37 and 59; miscellaneous items relating to the policies of government in the administration of affairs in northern Mexico, especially Sonora, 1825-1844, e.g., maintenance of public order, frontier defense, and local administrative problems, items 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 49, 56, 60-61, 63, 66, and 68.
Other documents concern military matters primarily, with a report of Governor Simón Elías González and other papers, 1824-1826, regarding various garrisons, Apache threats, and lands, items 7, 16, and 19; report of a victory won by Captain Ramón Mier, and an exhortation by José Figueroa to maintain order, 1826-1829, items 23 and 48; and miscellaneous military affairs, 1824-1828, items 8 and 45.
PINART ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Documents relating to Northern Mexico. Series III. Mexico. October 26, 1842-December 27, 1861.
312 items. 21-35 cm. HHB [M-M 381]
Letters and documents, originals and copies, relating almost entirely to military or politico-military affairs in Sonora, such as conflicts with Indians, revolutionary unrest, and Mexico-United States relations, but including a few Mss. on religious matters and land problems.
A major classification is politico-military affairs, under which the chief items are: a report from the acting commandant at Tubac, Roque Ibarra, 1842-1843, concerning a campaign against the Apaches, statistical tables on the infantry forces there, and events at Tubac during February, 1843, items 1, 37, 39, 43, 45-46, 51-53, 56, 58, and 60.
Further information on the infantry company at Tubac is recorded by Jerónimo Herrán, 1842-1843, in items 2 and 61. A record of outgoing letters, memoranda,
― 176 ―and accounts, written mostly in Ures or Satebuchi, in the campaign against the Apaches, November, 1842, items 3-36.
The commandant at Tucson wrote reports and letters, 1842-1846, to José María Elías González, concerning relations with the Pápago, Apache, and other Indians, needs of the presidio, and seditious activities of Manuel María Gándara, items 38, 40-42, 47-50, 59, 64, 66, 70, 82, and 84-86.
Two documents over the signature of Francisco Narbona, 1843 and 1845, concern military activities against the Apaches, items 54 and 115.
A group of miscellaneous documents, 1843-1856, relate to hostilities with the Apaches and other Indians in the Sonora area, items 55, 111-113, 148, 157, and 312.
The Tubac commander, Andrés B. Centeno, made a series of reports, for the most part to Governor Gándara, on population data for Tubac, needs of the presidio, relations with the Apaches, and the lack of cooperation of officials at Tucson. See items 57, 118-126, 131-132, 136-139, and 149.
Reports and correspondence of military and civil officials resulting from an inquiry instituted by José María Elías González in 1844 concerning damage done in Sonora, as well as in Chihuahua, by the Janos Indians, items 63, 65, 67-69, and 71-79.
Reports from and to Elías González on frontier conditions, defense against the Indians, needs of the Tubac colony, and a petition from Antonio Culo Azul for clemency to Indian deserters; includes letters from other officials on the same topics, 1846-1853. See items 80-81, 83, 110, 114, and 116-117.
Letters of Antonio Campuzano, 1846-1857, concerning unrest ascribed to Francisco Islas, revolutionary activities of Rafael Andrade, and Guaymas affairs. Includes a letter of José María Vélez Escalante relating to Andrade; items 87, 89-93, 96, 98-99, and 212.
Ten letters from Governor José María Gaxiola of Sonora, 1846, dealing with problems of local unrest, a campaign against the Seris, financial problems, etc., and a communication from the Departmental Assembly urging the return of the governing authorities to Ures; items 88, 94-95, 101, and 103-109.
Letters from Francisco Islas and Juan Esteban Milla relating to Campuzano's conduct, especially in the Andrade-Madrigal case, 1846; items 97 and 102.
Notes of 1853 regarding the disability of a soldier, Agustín Escalante, and return of a deserter, 1855; items 127 and 150.
Circulars and an order relating to Centeno's command and the defense of the frontier posts at Tucson, Tubac, Santa Cruz, Fronteras, and Bavispe, in 1853; items 128, 133-135.
Records of outgoing correspondence, 1854-1861, ascribed to Manuel E. Elías Pro, dealing with United States filibusterers, frontier defense, Mexico-United States relations, and related topics; items 140, 159-208, 210, and 213-310.
Letters from Domingo Ramírez de Arellano, governor of Sonora, concerning the Pápago Indians and the United States-Mexico boundary, 1855; items 141 and 142.
Events at the presidio of Tucson in August, 1855; items 151-154.
Two official communications, 1857, relating to United States intrusions on Mexican territory by B. T. Davis; items 209 and 211.
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Miscellaneous military matters in Sonora, 1844-1857, such as grain supplies, charges against Gándara, etc.; items 130, 155, and 158.
Four inventories of sacred vessels and various objects in chapels at Tucson, San Javier del Bac, and Tumacácori; items 143-147.
A report of 1844 on the Indians of the towns attached to the presidios of Caborca, Tubutama, and San Ignacio; item 62.
Dispositions compiled by José María Mendoza, 1843, in regard to the validity of land claims, with other documents of the same nature, 1853-1856; items 44, 129, and 156.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
[Informes sobre parroquias y pueblos. San Luis Potosí, Mexico]. 1865-1870.
4 folders. 34 cm. HHB [M-M 274]
Summary reports, in Pinart's handwriting, on various parishes, towns, and settlements situated entirely or for the most part in San Luis Potosí, and within the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Tulancingo. They deal with population, indigenous languages, products, industries, locations, areas, climate, etc. Apparently prepared by the respective parish priests in response to requests from ecclesiastical superiors.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
La Purísima Concepción de Caborca Mission. 1764-1822.
3 folders in portfolio. D.S. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 421]
Record of baptisms, 1764-1769, 10 p.; burials and marriages, 1790-1803, 14 p.; baptisms, 1820-1822, 6 p.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911
Letters to Albert Samuel Gatschet. 1879-1889.
1 box. A.L.S. [68/51z]
The letters were written from San Francisco, New York, Paris, and various places in Mexico and Central America, and deal primarily with linguistics of the original peoples of Mexico and Central America. There is a copy of Fray Pedro de Llisa's "Confesionario en Idioma del Choconate, Paya, Tapaliza, etc.," and bibliographic and linguistic information. A bound volume contains notes, word lists, and clippings (perhaps collected by Gatschet), 1878-1893, relating largely to North American Indian dialects, customs and legends.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Linguistic Material relating to the Indians of Central America. 1882-1883.
250 p. 21-28 cm. HHB [Z-C 8]
Includes vocabularies and catechisms in various Indian languages. With typed list of contents.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Linguistic Material relating to the Indians of Mexico.
17 vols. 16-32 cm. HHB [M-M 478-494]
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[Ara, Domingo de]. Bocabulario de lengua tzeldal según el orden de Copanabastla 
304 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 478]
Tzental vocabulary, notes on grammar, and prayers, copied in 1616 from a 1571 original, with numerous additions and annotations of uncertain date. Contains the signature of Fray Alonso de Guzmán, to whom the volume was at one time assigned.
[Ara, Domingo de]. Bocabulario en Lengua Tzeldal. [N.d.]
325 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 479]
Tzental-Spanish vocabulary with prayers and names of pueblos translated into Tzental; also some pages of prayers and other material translated into Tzotzil.
Temporal, Bartolomé. Libro de comparaciones, y de moral cristiana en lengua tzendal. . . . [N.d.]
342 p., A?D.S. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 480]
A religious work translated into Tzental, with a table of contents. The Abbé Brasseur de Bourbourg dates this volume as the end of 16th or early 17th cent.
[González, Fray Luis]. Arte Breve en Lengua Tzoque, conforme se habla en Tecpatlan. . . . [ca. 1652]
86 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 481]
A grammar on the language of the Zoque Indians, preceded by a catechism translated into the same language; originally part of a larger work which included a vocabulary. Attributed by the Abbé Brasseur de Bourbourg to Fray Luis.
Moyano, Francisco. Sermons in the Pima language.
61 p. 16 cm. HHB [M-M 482]
Ascribed by José Miranda to the end of the 16th, or early 17th cent. Incomplete.
[Barbastro, Francisco Antonio] ca. 1725-1800. Religious materials in the Opata language.
438 p. A?Ms. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 483]
A vocabulary and religious topics in the Opata language prepared for use in the Aconchi mission. Contains sermons, a brief confessionary litany, a catechism, and prayers. Attributed to Fray Francisco in a note by Pinart. Incomplete.
3 p. 16 cm. HHB [M-M 484]
Unidentified Ms. in Náhuatl; ascribed by Dr. Wigberto Jiménez Moreno to the early 17th cent.
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Balbastro, Pablo, comp. Vocabulario de la lengua Opata-dialecto Tehuima.
87 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 485]
Vocabulary of the Tehuima dialect of the Opata language. Title page written and signed by Pinart, February 22, 1879, at Aconchi, with some of the Ms. in his handwriting.
Pinart, Alphonse Louis. Vocabulario del dialecto Hehúe de la lengua Opata. December 11-21, 1878.
15 p. A.D.S. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 486]
Copy of an Opata-Spanish vocabulary, based upon information supplied orally to Pinart by an unidentified person, possibly Antonio Ruiz, through the Indian interpreter Rosa Tecla.
Pinart, Alphonse Louis. Vocabulario de la lengua Papaga. Pitiquito, Río del Altar. March 4, 1879.
29 p. A.D.S. 27-32 cm. HHB [M-M 487]
Pápago vocabulary compiled by Pinart with the aid of the interpreters, Trinidad González and Matías Parras.
Pinart, Alphonse Louis. Vocabulario de la lengua Seri. Pueblo de Seris. April 4, 1879.
24 p. A.D.S. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 488]
Vocabulary of the language of the Seri Indians compiled by Pinart with the aid of Seri interpreters.
[Pinart, Alphonse Louis?] Fragmentary notes in French on the Seri language.
9 p. A.D. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 489]
Christian doctrine translated into the Matlatzinca language. [1634-?]
2 vols. (192 p., 150 p.) 17 cm. HHB [M-M 490]
Copies in the handwriting of Pinart of a guide for instructors of Indians in Christian doctrine and conduct, written in the Matlatzinca language (a branch of the Otomí language), Spanish and Latin. Also includes bilingual religious texts, translations of Biblical passages, a translation into Matlatzincan based upon the dialogue of Father M. Gilberti and prepared in 1634 by order of Father Miguel de Guevara, and some miscellaneous material of a bibliographical nature relating principally to work of Father Francisco de Alvarado and other Dominicans.
Roldán, Bartolomé. Cartilla y Doctrina Christiana, breve y compendiosa, para enseñar los ninos; y ciertas preguntas tocantes a la dicha doctrina, por manera de Dialogo . . . . 1580.
164 p. 19 cm. HHB [M-M 491]
Texts for religious instruction, including material in dialogue form, compiled and translated into the language of the Choco Indians by the Dominican Roldán.
― 180 ―Nájera Yanguas, Diego de, 1580-1635. Doctrina y enseñança en la lengua Maçahua de cosas muy utiles y provechosas para los ministros de doctrina y para los naturales. . . . Mexico City. 1637.
8 p. 19 cm. HHB [M-M 492]
The preliminary matter of a doctrinal work written by Nájera Yanguas, an Inquisition official, for use among the Mazahua Indians. Copied by Pinart from a published work.
Aztec pictographs. Valle de Toluca. [N.d.]
112 p. 17 cm. HHB [M-M 493]
Five pictographic Aztec catechisms. Copied by Pinart, in 1881, from Mss. in the library of Joaquín García Icazbalceta.
Soriano, Juan Guadalupe. Arte del Idioma Pame and Prologo Historial. [July 15, 1567?]
2 vols. (148 p., 23 p.) 21-34 cm. HHB [M-M 494]
Volume I contains material on the grammar and vocabulary of the Pame dialect, a divergent branch of the language group of the Otomí Indians. Volume II, the "Historical Prologue," is a treatise on the history of the Pame nation and missionary work among the Pame Indians. Copied by Pinart from Mss. in the collection of Joaquín García Icazbalceta in December, 1879.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Real de San Ildefonso de la Cieneguilla Mission. 1771-1773.
1 folder in portfolio. 14 p. D.S. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 416]
Marriage register for above years.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
San Antonio de Oquitoa Mission. 1757-1845.
1 folder in portfolio. 124 p. D.S. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 417]
Baptismal record kept from January 27, 1757, to January 26, 1845. Also includes records of episcopal visitations by Bernardo del Espíritu Santo, Bishop of Sonora, on January 30, 1821, and October 28, 1845; and a notation of the visit of the Commissary Prefect for the Pimería Alta missions on March 23, 1822.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
San Francisco del Ati Mission. 1757-1827.
85 p. D.S. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 418]
Baptismal register of above mission, but including some from San Antonio de Oquitoa and Tubutama.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
San Ignacio de Caburica Mission. 1697-1812.
6 folders in 3 portfolios. 454 p. D.S. HHB [M-M 413]
Portfolio 1 contains two folders of baptismal registers, 1720-1812, with records of episcopal visitations of Benito Crespo, 1725, and Martín de Elizacochea, 1737. Portfolio 2 contains two folders of burial records, 1697-1788. Portfolio
― 181 ―3 contains two folders, marriage records, 1713-1737, and fragment of a census report, 1768.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
San Ignacio de Tubac Mission. 1806-1848.
3 folders in portfolio. 48 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 411]
Cover (only) for Mission register, 1806; record of marriages and burials, 1814-1824, and burials, 1848.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
San Pedro y San Pablo de Tubutama Mission. 1768-1806.
1 folder in portfolio. 49 p. D.S. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 419]
Baptismal register of the mission and its dependent visita, Santa Teresa.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Santa Ana Pueblo. 1778-1795.
2 folders in portfolio. 30 p. D.S. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 415]
Records of baptisms, 1778-1780, and marriages, 1778-1795.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Santa María Magdalena Mission. 1698-1825.
7 folders in 2 portfolios. 213 p. D.S. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 414]
Portfolio 1 contains four folders of baptismal registers, 1698-1824. Portfolio 2 contains three folders of marriage and burial registers, 1702-1825, and includes records of the deaths of Fathers Manuel González, 1702, Ignacio Iturmendi, 1702, and Eusebio Francisco Kino, 1711. Also includes descriptions of the Seri raids at San Lorenzo, 1757, and at Magdalena in 1776.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Santa María Soamca Mission. 1732-1768.
3 folders in portfolio. 139 p. D.S. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 410]
Records compiled by various Jesuits, with some 1768 entries written by the Franciscan, Francisco Roche, of 1) baptisms, 1732-1768, with a record of mission inspection on December 19, 1737, by Martín de Elizacochea, Bishop of Durango; 2) marriages and burials, 1736-1768; and 3) baptisms and marriages, 1743-1755.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
Santiago de Cocóspera Mission. 1822-1836.
2 folders in portfolio. 26 p. D.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 412]
Record of baptisms, 1822-1836, and burials, 1822-1836.
PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
The Visita of Nuestra Señora del Pópulo del Bisanig. 1762-1803.
2 folders in portfolio. D.S. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 422]
Contains a record of marriages, 1762-1778, 20 p., and baptisms, 1780-1803, 65 p.
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PINART, ALPHONSE LOUIS, 1852-1911, comp.
The Visita of San Diego del Pitaqui. 1768-1826.
4 folders in portfolio. 86 p. D.S. 29 cm. HHB [M-M 420]
Contains: 1) burials, 1768-1797, 10 p.; 2) marriages, 1772-1778, 8 p.; 3) baptismal register, 1772-1801, 64 p.; 4) baptism, 1826, with notation of measles epidemic in that year, 4 p.
PINCHOT, AMOS RICHARDS ENO, 1873-1944
Correspondence and Papers. 1914-1941.
549 p. 19-36 cm. [Z-Z 161]
Correspondence, press releases, and pamphlets relating to Pinchot's political interests, including activities of the America First Committee. Duplicates from the Pinchot Collection in the Library of Congress.
PINILLA Y PÉREZ, ÁNGEL
Documents and Correspondence relating to his Administration as Governor-Intendant ad interim of Nueva Vizcaya. 1813.
3 folders. 12 p. 21-31 cm. [M-M 1794]
Letter concerning local administration, documents relating to the minting of tlacos (small copper coins) to remedy a shortage of small change, and a request that Alejo García Conde, newly appointed Governor Intendant, immediately assume his duties in Durango.
PIOUS FUND OF THE CALIFORNIAS. 1700-1857
5 items (936 p.) D.S. 22-33 cm. [M-M 1859]
Papers, originals and copies, concerning the Pious Fund and the California missions, especially bequests and subsequent litigation. Chief centers of controversy were the estate of Francisco Lorenz de Rada, 1749-1754, with data extending from 1700 to 1805; the will of José de la Puente y Peña, Marqués de Villapuente, and the distribution of his assets among the Jesuits in the Californias and elsewhere; and miscellaneous documents on financial affairs of the Pious Fund, chiefly 1788-1789.
PIPIOLTEPEC Y ACATITLAN. EXPEDIENTE SOBRE FORMAR UN PUEBLO CON LAS RANCHERIAS DE . . . , EN LA DOCTRINA DE TEMAZCALTEPEC. MEXICO. 1709-1710
120 p. 21-31 cm. HHB [M-M 251]
File on a proposal to form a single town from the two Indian settlements of Pipioltepec and Acatitlán, a project recommended by the parish priest, José Antonio Zúñiga, and sponsored by Lorenzo Angulo Guardamino, owner of the lands involved. Includes correspondence, orders, reports, testimony, a protest on behalf of Indian residents, certifications, and related documents.
PISCATAQUIS ASSOCIATION OF CONGREGATIONAL MINISTERS
License Issued to James Cameron to Preach the Gospel. Foxcroft, [Maine]. February 15, 1870.
1 p. D.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:50]
Written and signed by John H. Gurney, scribe. With envelope.
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Notes on Mexican Finance, 1851-1854. [N.p., n.d.]
2 p. 40 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:19]
Fragment from a letter-press copybook, in English. Comments on financial reform, and the payment of interest to British bondholders by M. Plasagarre, Minister of Finance.
PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND. TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE
Excerpts from Town Records of the City of Plymouth relating to Sir Francis Drake. 1580-1653.
8 p. (Photocopies and transcripts) 41 cm. [Z-G 20]
Accompanied by extract from R. N. Worth's Calendar of Municipal Records, explaining the significance of the so-called Black Book and White Book of Plymouth town records.
POLK, JAMES KNOX, 1795-1849
Letters to Samuel H. Laughlin and William L. Marcy. 1835-1849.
21 p. (Photocopy) 25 cm. [Z-Z 123]
Concerning his presidential career, political events in New York State, and offer of the position of Secretary of War to Marcy.
POOLE, RICHARD STAFFORD
Documents of the Third Mexican Council. . . . A Survey of Mexican Manuscripts 266, 267, 268 and 269 . . . . 1961.
32 p. (Typescript) 27 cm. [M-M 1756]
Analytical calendar of materials in the Bancroft Library relating to the Third Mexican Provincial Council, 1585. The list is arranged by manuscript and folio numbers, with a brief explanatory foreword.
PORRAS, BELISARIO, PRESIDENT OF PANAMA, 1856-1942
Invitation to William P. Vetter, Lieutenant, U.S.N. Panama, October 25, 1918.
Card and envelope. 12 cm. [Z-C 203]
Invitation to a reception celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Republic on November 3, 1918.
PORTER, SIR ROBERT KER, 1777-1842
Correspondence and Papers.
5 reels (On film) [Z-D 120]
Political correspondence and documents, journals, account books, and family letters, especially for the period 1825-1841 when Porter served as British consul in Caracas. Reel 5 contains an index and "key" to the collection. Original manuscripts in the Fundación John Boulton, Caracas, Venezuela.
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL. PREFECTURA MUNICIPAL
Reports on Foreign Residents Wishing to Retain their Nationality. 1890-1891.
7 p. D.S. (Photocopy) 33 cm. [Z-D 134]
Reports submitted to the Junta Municipal on German and Swiss nationals resident in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
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PORTOLÁ, GASPAR DE, 1718-1786
Documents concerning. 1703-1785.
20 folders. 16-33 cm. [M-M 1811]
Originals and copies of documents by or about Gaspar de Portolá, relating primarily to his career as soldier, explorer, and administrator in Upper and Lower California, with some material on his career in Puebla, Mexico, and on his family and contemporaries.
PORTUGAL. ARQUIVO HISTÓRICO ULTRAMARINO, LISBON
Angola. Papeis avulsos. 1610-1635.
486 exp. (On film) [Z-A 201]
Documents selected for microfilming by Engel Sluiter.
PORTUGAL, JUAN CAYETANO, bp., 1783-1850
Pastoral Letter. Morelia. February 22, 1850.
131 p. A.L.S. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 200]
Pastoral letter, in 22 sections, regarding special services in honor of the Virgin Mary, and the desirability of a papal proclamation on the doctrine of her freedom from original sin. Prepared in response to a papal encyclical of Pius IX, Gaeta, February 2, 1849.
Documents for the History of. 1551-1928.
7 reels (On film) [Z-D 119]
Material relating mainly to mines and mining in Potosí, Indian labor in the mines, banking and minting of coins. Filmed by C. Gregory Crampton in Lima, Peru, and Sucre and Potosí, Bolivia.
POZO Y CALDERÓN, MARÍA CASILDA DEL, b. 1682
Autobiography and Other Papers relating to the Venerable María Casilda del Pozo. Mexico. 1682-1730.
586 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 202]
A collection of Mss. relating to the life of the Venerable Virgin, María Casilda del Pozo, consisting principally of her autobiography, written at the direction of her father confessor. It is preceded by several drafts of a life of María Casilda begun by the Jesuit, Domingo Quiroga. On p. 541 is a copy of her baptismal certificate. The remainder consists of correspondence, 1722-1727, exchanged by María Casilda, Father Quiroga, and Father Andrés de Pazos, from various points in Mexico; and a letter of 1730 addressed by Father Manuel Vicente Asencio to the nun, María Josefa de San Miguel.
Entered by Bancroft under "Quiroga (Domingo), Compendio breve . . . 1729;" and in the Ramírez catalogue under "Quiroga, Vida prodigiosa. . . ."
PRADILLO, AGUSTÍN, ca. 1839-
Hoja de Servicios. June 30, 1886.
8 p. 34 cm. HHB [M-M 365]
Service record of Brigadier General Pradillo of the Mexican Army.
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PRADO Y ARZE, FRANCISCO DEL
Land Title. Valle de Santa Rosa, Coahuila, Mexico. November 16, 1809.
3 p. A.D.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:26]
Document confirming the title of Melchor Velarde to lands purchased at auction from the estate of José Miguel Molano, deceased. Signed by Prado as Justicia Mayor.
Letters and Papers. 1911-1938.
60 items. 28-33 cm. [Z-D 100]
Correspondence (mainly copies), reports, legal papers, maps, etc., concerning agriculture, mining, and oil interests in Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama.
[PRAYER BOOK]. DEL USO DE SOR INÉS DE LOS CINCO SEÑORES GARCIA RELIGIOSA. . . . [1835?]
61 p. 15 cm. HHB [M-M 499]
Prayer book, in Latin and Spanish, used by Sister Inés of the Convento de Santa Clara, in Mexico City; the date of use (1835) may not be that of compilation.
PRENSA ASOCIADA DE MÉXICO
Testimonial Autograph Album dedicated to Porfirio Díaz by government employees. Mexico. April 1, 1888-February 5, 1889.
65 p. 27 cm. HHB [M-M 391]
Autograph album circulated by N. Lugo Viña as an official of the Prensa Asociada, containing tributes to Díaz from prominent leaders throughout Mexico.
PRESTON, WILLIAM BALLARD, 1805-1862
Letter to Walter Booth. Navy Department. December 28, 1849.
1 p. L.S. 25 cm. [Z-Z 100:62]
Regretting that he cannot appoint Joseph Wheeler as midshipman. With newspaper clippings about Preston.
PUBLIC EDUCATION IN MEXICO. 1936
18 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. [M-M 1810]
Anonymous treatise in English on public education in Mexico during the period 1935-1936. Deals principally with the National Polytechnic Institute and vocational training, but touches also upon general primary and secondary instruction, rural education, textbooks, cultural propaganda, and other special aspects of education.
PUEBLA DE LOS ÁNGELES, MEXICO
Selected Documents from the Secretaría Municipal de. 1536-1807.
2 cartons and 1 box. (Photocopies) [M-A 12]
These documents relate primarily to the culture or manufacture of silk, wool,
― 186 ―and cochineal; cedulas for wool mills; ordinances for and inspection of wool mills; silk guilds; a tariff schedule for Tepeaca, 1539; references to Negroes, 1536. Collected by Woodrow W. Borah.
PUEBLA DE LOS ÁNGELES, MEXICO
Silk Culture, Wool Mills and Work Shops, and Related Materials. Puebla, ca. 1537-1807.
200 folders. (Photocopies) [M-A 12]
Selections from the Actas de Cabildo, Visitas de Obrajes, Cartas de Examen, Reales Cédulas, all related to the silk or wool industries, problems of the wool or silk factories or workshops, guilds, working conditions, treatment of Indians and Negroes, and highway thefts. One folder on Licencias de Impresores. From the Archivo del Ayuntamiento. There is a "key" to the collection.
Letters and Documents relating to the history of Puerto Rico. 1660-1881.
2 boxes (88 folders). D., D.S. and printed. 11-54 cm. HHB [M-M 513]
There is a "key" to the collection.
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QUERÉTARO (CITY), MEXICO
Documents concerning Elections. 1665-1668.
11 p. D.S. 31 cm. [70/81M]
Copies of royal orders, an ordinance of the Conde de Salvatierra, and petitions of members of the city government. They relate to dates of holding elections and eligibility of candidates and voters. With signatures of scribes and various officials.
QUICHÉ AND CAKCHIKEL INDIANS. GUATEMALA. 16th cent.
244 p. 19 cm. HHB [M-M 446]
Transcripts in the handwriting of A. L. Pinart of two Mss. from the collection of the Abbé Brasseur de Bourbourg, as follows:
At the beginning of the volume, Pinart has included notes on Juan de Medina, titles of works on Central American explorations, and a list of Bishops of Guatemala.
QUINTERA MINING COMPANY, LTD.
16 vols. 12-45 cm. [69/19M]
Cashbook, ledgers, journals, accounts for general store, assays, record of stampmill operations, and letterpress copy books of mining operations in Aduana, Sonora, Mexico. Some letters were written by the manager of the nearby Rosario mines. List of contents available.
RADCLIFFE, MARY (VAN WAGENER)
358 p. A.D. 17 cm. [Z-Z 160]
Kept in a former diary of her husband, Lewis Radcliffe, with some entries, 1860-1895, copied from his diary. Describes the life of a clergyman and his family, mainly in the Middle West.
Tariff Schedules. Mexico City and Guadalajara. 1903-1956.
310 p. (Mimeographed and printed) 28 cm. [M-M 1876]
Freight, storage, and handling tariffs of various Mexican railway and transportation agencies, principally the administrative offices of the Mexican National
― 189 ―Railways, specifying rates for different types of freight. With related documents.
RAMEZAY, JEAN BAPTISTE NICHOLAS ROCHE DE, 1680-
Articles of Capitulation of Quebec. September 18, 1759.
3 p. D.S. (Photocopy) 25 cm. [Z-Z 100:104]
Conditions of surrender, signed also by the British Vice-Admiral, Charles Saunders, and Brigadier General George Townshend.
RAMÍREZ, JOSÉ FERNANDO, 1804-1871, comp.
Documentos Historicos sobre Durango. Mexico. 1560-1847.
626 p. Ms. and printed. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 93]
A collection of 31 items (originals, copies, summaries, and translations) relating chiefly to the religious and civil history of Durango and other portions of the Provincias Internas, from 1553 to the early nineteenth century; compiled under the personal supervision of Ramírez, a native of Durango.
Noteworthy topics concern the military and colonizing activities of Francisco de Ibarra, governor of New Galicia, including two Mss. by Faustino Chimalpopocatl Galicia on Aztec participation in the 1563 expedition into New Vizcaya and distribution of duties among the Indians of Nombre de Dios; missionary work of the 16th and 17th centuries, with special attention to the Jesuits, Gonzalo de Tapia and Martín Pérez, and excerpts from the reports of Fathers Martín Pérez and Luis Velarde and from the history of Andrés Pérez de Rivas; establishment of Nombre de Dios; the Ávila-Santarén colonizing and missionary expedition; extracts from Juan Agustín Morfi's Viage de Indios relating to Teodoro de Croix; data on mining; powers of the Commandant General of the Provincias Internas; Antonio Cordero's report on the Apaches; and an expediente on the powers of Jacobo de Ugarte as commandant general.
RAMÍREZ, JOSÉ FERNANDO, 1804-1871, comp.
Documentos relativos á la fundacion del Hospital del Amor de Dios, ereccion de la Catedral de Mexico y promocion de su primer Obispo, D. Fr. Juan de Zumarraga, con noticias de su persona y varias piezas de su correspondencia epistolar. 1529-1658.
428 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 203]
Collection of 18th-century copies relating to the activities of Juan de Zumárraga. Includes documents on the establishment of the Hospital del Amor de Dios; testamentary dispositions of Zumárraga; site of the apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe before him; erection of the Cathedral, and installation of Zumárraga in office; and eight letters written by him to Charles V and others, 1529-1548.
RAMÍREZ, JOSÉ FERNANDO, 1804-1871, comp.
México y sus disturbios. Tumultos. 1621-1692.
2 vols. 24 cm. HHB [M-M 149-150]
Collection of transcriptions in various hands, from Spanish and Mexican
― 190 ―sources, relating to disturbances in Mexico and dealing primarily with the outbreak of January, 1624, the related disputes of the Marqués de Gelves with the Audiencia and Archbishop Juan Pérez de la Serna, and those of the Archbishop with the religious orders; including also a letter from the royal cosmographer, Sigüenza y Góngora, to Admiral Andrés de Pez, Mexico City, August 30, 1692, concerning an Indian rebellion (cf. Sigüenza . . . Alboroto . . . , M-M 226). Intended originally by Ramírez as a supplement to Documentos para la Historia de Méjico, Second Series, Vols. 2-3, Mexico City, 1854-1855.
RAMÍREZ, JOSÉ FERNANDO, 1804-1871, comp.
Monumentos Historicos correspondientes al periodo de la dominacion Española en Mexico. Mexico. 1520-1847(?)
744 p. Ms. and printed. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 159]
Collection of transcripts and notes relating to the history of Mexico during Spanish rule, under the following topics: chronological list of rulers of New Spain between 1521 and 1789, and summaries of events during the same period, compiled by Diego García Panes y Avellán, ca. 1791; reports on 16th and 17th century expeditions for the conquest, colonization, and conversion of Sinaloa, Sonora, and California, transcribed from the Mexican archives, 1847; the eight closing chapters from Motolinía's account of the martyrdom of three Tlaxcalan child converts, apparently a translation into Spanish of the 1601 Náhuatl translation made by the Franciscan, Juan Bautista; notes by Ramírez on various aspects of Mexico City and its environs from the 16th to the 18th centuries, with particular attention to the Huehuetoca Canal and to certain religious orders; clause from the will of Vasco de Quiroga, January 24, 1565, and news concerning his defense and acquittal on charges connected with the construction of a hospital; account compiled by José Díaz de la Vega, a Franciscan, concerning bestowal of the title of "captain general" and other honors on the 16th century Chichimeca chieftain, Juan Bautista Valerio de la Cruz; miscellaneous notes, 16th to 18th centuries, compiled by Ramírez, including such sources as Juan Mateo Mange and the Jesuit, Luis Velarde.
Entered by Bancroft under "Monumentos Históricos de la dominación Española en México."
RAMÍREZ, JOSÉ FERNANDO, 1804-1871, comp.
Monumentos Historicos y Politicos de la Administracion Colonial. 1480-ca. 1847.
586 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 158]
A collection of documents (copies) relating principally to historical and political events in New Spain during the colonial period. Contains a list of descendants of conquistadores and their wives resident in New Spain in 1590, compiled by Andrés de Obilla from "Fragmentos de Memorias Mexicanas" in the library of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in Mexico City; partial record of meetings of the municipal administrative bodies of Mexico City, March, 1524, to June, 1529, also made from records in the Oratory of Saint Philip
― 191 ―Neri; opinion of the father provincial and other Franciscans to defend the Indians and regulate the labor exacted from them under the repartimiento system, March 5, 1594; description of the ceremonial display of the royal standard on August 12 of each year (post 1745); notes for a history of the origin and value of coinage used in Mexico during the 16th century, collected by Ramírez; and a report by Diego Clemencín (1765-1834) on the value of currency used in Castile during the time of Isabel I.
Entered by Bancroft under "Monumentos Históricos y Políticos . . . ."
RANCHO SAN RAFAEL, SONORA, MEXICO
Diseño and Other Papers.
4 items. Ms. and Photocopies. HHB [M-M 1700:25]
RAZON . . . PARA CELEBRAR HONRAS AL . . . S.r D.n JOSEPH DE TORRES Y VERGARA ARCEDIANO . . . DE ESTA S.ta YGLESIA DE MEXICO . . . . [MEXICO CITY. 1727]
7 p. 31 cm. [M-M 1799]
Account of the career, virtues, and benefactions of Dr. José de Torres y Vergara, Archdean of the Mexico City Cathedral, founder of the Capuchin Convent of San José de Gracia in Querétaro, et cetera.
REA, DAVID B
Human Sacrifice. Santa Cruz de Mushtli, Guatemala. December, 1889.
25 p. D.S. 28 cm. [Z-C 6]
Copy of an article, published in Charlotte, N.C., Chronicle, April 6, 1890, by Rea, a lawyer and miner who later taught in the "government university" of Guatemala. Describes a visit to some old sacrificial temples of the Mames and Lacandón Indians.
REAL ADUANA Y RECEPTORÍA DE ALCABALAS DE AGUASCALIENTES
Financial statement. Aguascalientes District, Mexico. January 2, 1794-January 24, 1795.
120 p. D.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1823]
Records of receipts in 1794 from the alcabalas, as well as other receipts and expenditures, notably those for military and civil pensions.
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REAL AUDIENCIA DE MÉXICO
Order. Mexico. November 14, 1586.
2 p. D.S. 43 cm. [M-M 1762]
Order issued by the Real Audiencia in the name of the king and addressed to the alcalde-in-chief of Temascal (Veracruz), Tepeque, and vicinity. Reaffirming, at the request of the Tascaltitlán Indians, the viceregal order of Martín Enríquez, August 27, 1580, on restraint of a public nuisance.
REAL CONVENTO DE JESÚS MARÍA, ORDER OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Documents relating to. Mexico City. 1794-1811.
14 p. D.S. 21-31 cm. [M-M 1866]
Letters and circulars addressed by Viceroys Revilla Gigedo the Second, Azanza, Garibay, and Venegas to the Abbess of the Convent, dealing principally with contributions solicited from the Convent.
REDONDO, JOSÉ MARÍA
Proposal of. Sonora. 1845.
5 p. A.D.S. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:10]
Requests support of the Central Government for military action by Governor José María Gaxiola of Sonora, to bring Alta California under the jurisdiction of the Department of Sonora, with a view to protecting Alta California and neighboring areas from internal disorders and foreign encroachment.
RELACION DE LA JORNADA QUE HIZO, Á DESCUBRIR EN EL MAR DEL SUR EL CAPITAN HERNANDO DE GRIJALVA CON DOS NAVIOS DEL MARQUES DEL VALLE . . . 1533-1534.
11 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 301]
Anonymous record of the exploratory voyage in the Pacific made by the San Lázaro under the command of Grijalva, October 30, 1533-February, 1534, in compliance with orders from Cortés.
REMINGTON, FREDERIC, 1861-1909
Postcard Addressed to the Player's Club. New Rochelle, New York. Postmarked December 25, 1905.
1 piece. A.L.S. 8x14 cm. [Z-Z 100:74]
Concerning the Club's Christmas list.
Descripcion, y derrotero de la Provincia de S.to Domingo de èl Darien, con noticia de los principales rios, y quebradas, pueblos de Españoles de todo color, abitaciones de los Yndios, y Franceses. . . . Real de Santa María [Panama]. April 10-June 6, 1754.
179 p. D.S. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 207]
Contemporary copy of a report prepared for the King of Spain by Governor Remón of Santo Domingo, a province in Darién, to which the author appended a record of Captain Simanca's oral report on French activities in that region. Includes two statements signed by George Butler Griffin, describing
― 193 ―his discovery of the document and offering it, first, to the United States Government, and subsequently, to H. H. Bancroft; an English translation by Griffin; and the translator's notes.
RESPUESTA Â LAS PREGUNTAS HECHAS [SOBRE LOS INDIOS]. N.p., n.d.
20 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 316]
A series of 32 questions and answers, relating chiefly to the Indians of the New World under Spanish domination, their living conditions, numbers, taxes, release from encomiendas and repartimientos, social customs, physical and moral attributes, and religious concepts, stressing the Viceroyalties of New Spain and Peru. They deal also with other aspects of the Spanish colonies, particularly the missions and monastic orders, the regular clergy, and the political status of Creoles.
REVILLA GIGEDO, JUAN VICENTE GÜÉMEZ PACHECO DE PADILLA HORCASITAS Y AGUAYO, 2ND CONDE DE, 1740-1799
2 items (28 p.) D.S., L.S. 31 cm. [70/58M]
Incomplete file relating to evaluation of the estate of the Marqués de Ayza, Mexico and Bolaños, 1792; and a letter to the magistrate of Mexico City regarding abuses in the taverns (pulquerías), Mexico, January 18, 1793, both signed by the Count of Revilla Gigedo.
REVILLA GIGEDO, JUAN VICENTE GÜÉMEZ PACHECO DE PADILLA HORCASITAS Y AGUAYO, 2ND CONDE DE, 1740-1799
Defense of Revilla Gigedo in his Residencia, and Other Documents. 1795-1802.
266 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 209]
Collection of four documents relating to the residencia of Revilla Gigedo the Younger as viceroy of New Spain. Consists of: 1) the defense of Revilla Gigedo, Mexico City, 1795, presented by his attorney, Pedro de Basave, and by Bernal y Malo, refuting point by point the accusations formulated by certain officials of the Municipal Council. Corresponds substantially to the printed "Testimonio del Escrito Presentado por el Defensor . . . de Revilla Gigedo," reproduced in Estados Unidos Mexicanos, Publicaciones del Archivo General de la Nación, Vol. XXII (Mexico City, 1933), pp. 98-209; 2) the judgment passed by the Council of the Indies, which posthumously vindicated Revilla Gigedo; 3) accusations against Revilla Gigedo, Mexico City, February 12, 1795, dealing primarily with alleged disrespect to a statue of Fernando VI; 4) a statement of Miguel Costansó and Ignacio Iglesias Pablo, explaining and justifying Revilla Gigedo's conduct in regard to the said statue.
REVILLA GIGEDO, JUAN VICENTE GÜÉMEZ PACHECO DE PADILLA HORCASITAS Y AGUAYO, 2ND CONDE DE, 1740-1799
Reglamento . . . para . . . el Alumbrado de las Calles de Mexico. Mexico. April 6, 1790.
12 p. 27 cm. [M-M 1892]
Contemporary copy of a decree concerning the lighting of streets in Mexico City. With a copy of a subsequent decree, November 26, 1790, on the same subject.
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REVILLA GIGEDO, JUAN VICENTE GÜÉMEZ PACHECO DE PADILLA HORCASITAS Y AGUAYO, 2ND CONDE DE, 1740-1799
Ynstruccion que el Ex.mo S.r Conde de Revilla Gigedo, Virrey . . . de esta Nueva España dejo escrita para que . . . sus succesores tuviesen un particular modelo. . . . ca. 1794.
2 vols. 20 cm. HHB [M-M 210-211]
The principal item of the two volumes is a copy of the detailed instructions for the government of New Spain drawn up by Revilla Gigedo during his viceregal term, 1789-1794, for the benefit of his successors, containing pertinent financial and census tables. The instructions are preceded by copies of an anonymous prologue (n.p., n.d.) eulogizing Revilla Gigedo; a letter, Mexico City, June, 1794, from Revilla Gigedo to his successor, Branciforte; and the judgment of the Council of the Indies, Madrid, March 20, 1800(?), posthumously vindicating Revilla Gigedo, with a note on subsequent royal action, and an anonymous sonnet.
REZETAS PARA LAS NUBES DE LOS OJOS. [N.p., n.d.]
4 p. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:11]
List of remedies prescribed for eye troubles and other ailments.
RIBADENEYRA Y BARRIENTOS, ANTONIO JOAQUÍN DE, b. 1710
Escudo Real en defensa de los Ministros de su Magestad. Ynforme Canonico Juridico Legal . . . . ca. 1763.
93 p. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 212]
Protest presented orally to the royal audiencia of Mexico on behalf of Domingo Valcárcel and Antonio Joaquín de Ribadeneyra, judges of the said audiencia, who had been publicly excommunicated by Archbishop Manuel Joseph Rubio y Salinas for alleged disrespect of ecclesiastical authority in connection with their examination of the Venetian, Giambattista Anovasio, a member of the Servite Order.
RICHARDS, BESSIE (LAUNDER), 1885-1969
Mining Town Memories—Colorado and Mexico. Berkeley, California. 1967.
126 p. (Photocopy) 28 cm. [69/3PM]
Interview conducted in 1967 for the Bancroft Library's Oral History Project. Describes childhood in Colorado mining towns of St. Elmo and Buena Vista; marriage to Edwin R. Richards, mining engineer; life at the Pinguico and La Luz silver mines near Guanajuato, 1908-1911; at Monterrey, 1923-1928; and at La Noria near Sombrerete, 1929; contacts with Mexican guerrillas and other experiences during the revolution. Illustrated with photographs.
RIDEING, WILLIAM HENRY, 1853-1918
Fragment of a Letter. December 26, 1882.
2 p. A.L.S. 20 cm. [Z-Z 100:99]
RITOS Y CEREMONIAS JUDAICAS. [N.p., n.d.]
53 p. (Photocopy) 21 cm. [71/21M]
Description of Jewish rites and ceremonies, evidently prepared for the instruction of Inquisitors. Original in the Royal Danish Library.
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[RIVERA Y VILLALÓN, PEDRO DE], fl. 1740
[Diario y Derrotero de lo caminado, visto, y obcervado en el Discurso de la visita general de Precidios, situados en las Provincias Ynternas de Nueva España. Mexico. 1724-1728]
29 p. 17 cm. HHB [M-M 383]
Excerpts from Rivera's diary on his 1724-1728 tour for inspection of the northern frontier presidios. Includes only the preliminary paragraphs and the entries for the period November 22, 1724-November 3, 1725, relating to Nayarit and Nueva Vizcaya. In the handwriting of A. L. Pinart.
[RIVERA Y VILLALÓN, PEDRO DE], fl. 1740
Report, with Supplementary Documents, on the Presidios of the Provincias Internas. Mexico. 1722-1729.
228 p. 30 cm. [M-M 1777]
Incomplete transcript of 1728 report prepared by Rivera, Governor of Tlaxcala and subsequently Governor of Guatemala, on the basis of his 1724-1728 inspection of the northern frontier presidios. It is divided into three main parts, in compliance with Viceroy Casafuerte's request for an account of presidio conditions as Rivera found them, conditions upon his departure, and measures advisable for their improvement. Stresses salaries and prices, foreshadows the noted 1729 "Reglamento para todos los Presidios de las Provincias Internas. . . ." Followed by copies of related documents (1722-1729), including a royal decree, viceregal statements, a letter from Juan de Oliván Rebolledo, Military Auditor General, and approval of the report by Palacios, the Fiscal.
For complete printed text, see Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional, Archivo Histórico Militar Mexicano, Núm. 2, Diario y Derrotero. . . , Mexico, 1946, p. 97 et seq.
ROBINSON, JUAN A
Statement. . . . [San Francisco. n.d.]
25 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 375]
Statement made by Robinson, businessman and former United States Consul at Guaymas, regarding conditions and events in Mexico during his residence there from 1821 to 1864(?). Stresses silver mining and agriculture in Sonora, the activities of Raousset-Boulbon in Sonora, and Crabb's filibustering expedition of 1857.
ROBLEDO, JORGE, d. 1546
136 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 449]
Copies of three reports, requested by Robledo, on early Spanish exploration and colonization in Colombia.
RODRÍGUEZ, JOSÉ MARÍA
Appointment. Mexico City. May 18, 1859.
3 p. D.S. 42 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:43]
Lieutenant Colonel Rodríguez's appointment as Jefe del Detall (chief of internal accounting) of the Mexico City municipal guard. Signed by Miguel Miramón, Acting President, and others.
RODRÍGUEZ, JOSÉ MARÍA
Citation. Mexico City. April 14, 1856.
2 p. D.S. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:45]
Honorary citation conferred on Captain José María Rodríguez for his services in the pacification of the country. Signed by Acting President Ignacio Comonfort and José María Yáñez.
RODRÍGUEZ CORDERO, JUAN
Power of Attorney. [Puebla] de los Angeles. September 5, 1587.
2 p. D.S. 32 cm. [M-M 1863:1]
RODRÍGUEZ DE VILLANUEVA, GASPAR
Power of Attorney. [Puebla] de los Angeles. January 28, 1589.
2 p. D. S. 32 cm. [M-M 1863:2]
RODRÍGUEZ GALLARDO, JOSEPH RAPHAEL
Report on the Province of Sonora. Mátape. March 15, 1750.
5 p. (Photocopy) 28 cm. [M-A 19:2]
Report by Rodríguez to Diego Ortiz y Parrilla on conditions in the provinces under his jurisdiction.
ROJO, MANUEL CLEMENTE
Apuntes Históricos de la Baja California con algunos relativos a la Alta California. 1879.
6 items. A.D.S. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 295]
A collection of data on the history of Lower California, with emphasis upon missions, Indian disturbances, and the biographies of political administrators, covering in a few instances events in northern California.
Contains notes supplied to the Bancroft Library by Rojo at various dates in 1879, as well as some of his correspondence on the subject with Thomas Savage, Henry L. Oak, and others.
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ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. GUATEMALA
Catechism. [Zacapulas (?), Guatemala. 18th cent.]
154 p. 21 cm. [M-M 1851]
A Quiché-Spanish catechism prepared for the instruction of the Guatemalan Indians in the curacy of Zacapulas and its vicinity.
A signed letter from M. J. Andrade, University of Chicago, May 25, 1939, is tipped in, and the flyleaf contains a signed note, 1939, of Alfred C. Kroeber, both dealing with the language of the Ms.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. GUATEMALA
Doctrina y Confesionario en lengua Ixil. Precedidos de un corto modo para aprender la lengua y Ritual de Matrimonio. . . . Nebah, Guatemala. 1824.
46 p. (Photocopy) 16 cm. [M-M 1852]
A brief grammar-and-vocabulary guide to the Ixil language prepared by the parish priest of Nebaj for his successors. Contains parish accounts, text of the marriage service in Spanish and Ixil, a short catechism (with portions in Spanish or Ixil only), and appended Ixil translations of material relating to marriage preliminaries.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEXICO
Collection of Documents and Letters concerning Ecclesiastical Disputes, Church Property, Inquisition Proceedings, et cetera. 1599-1815.
8 folders in box. HHB [M-M 144:1-8]
The chief documents relate to a dispute over tithes between the Mexico City Cathedral Chapter and the Society of Jesus, 1736; church repairs in old Veracruz, caused by earthquake damage, and other needs of that community, 1777-1783; controversy between the military and clergy at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1800-1815; the will of Ramírez Ponce de León, leaving his estate to the College of San Pedro y San Pablo, 1713-1714; description of the four paintings or images of Our Lady at the four corners of Mexico City, 1754; a jurisdictional dispute in regard to the estates of three bishops of Guadalajara, deceased, 1755-1759; a vacant prebend in the collegiate church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, near Mexico City, 1779; and the Inquisition's trial and punishment of Juan Peraza, 1599-1601, on a morals charge.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEXICO
[Concilios Provinciales Mexicanos Primero, Segundo y Tercero. Documentos y Actas] 1555-1773.
4 vols. Ms. and printed. 33-34 cm. HHB [M-M 266-269]
A collection of documents, in Spanish and Latin, from Mexico, Spain, the Philippines, and Peru, relating to the first three ecclesiastical provincial councils of New Spain and the Philippines, convoked respectively in 1555 and 1565 by Archbishop Alonso de Montúfar, and in 1585 by Archbishop Pedro Moya de Contreras, centering about the Third Council; bearing upon various questions—religious, social, or political—of concern to both colonists and Indians.
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For "key" to the Third Council documents in this collection, see Stafford Poole, "Documents of the Third Mexican Council in the Bancroft Library," 1961, item M-M 1756 of this Guide.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEXICO
4 folders. D. and D.S. 22-31 cm. HHB [M-M 521]
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEXICO
La Mitra de Sonora. March 1, 1862-October 4, 1866.
2 folders. 11 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 362]
Material relating to the illicit exercise of spiritual functions by Juan Francisco Llevaria, who had been appointed parish priest of Mazatlán by the civil authorities during the exile of Pedro Losa, Bishop of Sonora and subsequently Archbishop of Guadalajara. Includes correspondence between the priest, Juan de Dios Zasueta, and Bishop José María Uriarte in regard to the above case.
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ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEXICO
Providencias diocesanas de Mexico, y otras superiores. [Mexico. 1648-1831]
564 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 153]
Copies of decrees, orders, pastoral letters, circulars, official correspondence, and other documents relating to parochial responsibilities in Mexico with respect to various matters, such as religious ceremonies, treatment of Indians, taxation, morals, marriage, public hygiene, royal and ecclesiastical jurisdiction, the Inquisition, disposition of Jesuit property and privileges, the beatification of Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, et cetera. From the archives of Singuilucan for the period 1752-1799; Real del Doctor for the period 1778-1799; and Tezicapán for the period 1648-1831.
Entered by Bancroft under "Mexico, Providencias Diocesanas de Mexico."
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEXICO
Subsidio Eclesiastico en las Indias p.a la guerra contra los Moros y otros fines . . . . 1721-1797; and Diligencias practicadas . . . en orden á la Fabrica material de la Parroquial Yglecia de Tanquayalab. Mexico. 1767-1790.
2 folders. 278 p. 31 cm.; 101 p. 30-31 cm. HHB [M-M 146:1-2]
Question of Church subsidies in the Indies for wars against the Moors, and of the removal of the town of Tancuayalab to a new site.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEXICO. 1579-1822
7 folders. HHB [M-M 147:1-7]
Documents and correspondence (originals and copies) relating to the activities of the Church or the Inquisition in Hispanic America. Comprises documents relating to the defense of Juan Nepomuceno Vasconcelos, ecclesiastical steward of the Archdiocese of Mexico, against charges of maladministration, 1821-1822; bequest of Juan Gómez Márquez for reconstruction of the Antequera cathedral, 1723-1725; royal decrees, letters, licenses, and other documents relating primarily to the promotion of Jesuit establishments and the protection of Indian converts in South America, but including one decree on the dispute between the Mexican Church and certain religious orders regarding tithes, 1579-1688; genealogy of Francisco Salbago, petitioner for a post as Familiar of the Inquisition in New Spain, 1635-1639; trial before the Inquisition of Francisco Torres del Palacio, public notary of Carrión, on charges of blasphemy, 1595-1597; dispute between Ángel Maldonado, Bishop of Antequera, and his Cathedral chapter over the use of funds for reconstruction of the cathedral, 1720-1721; Guatemalan-Mexican jurisdictional problems connected with the settlement of Mezcalapán, 1747-1802.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEXICO. 1595-1831
6 folders. 448 p. 21-31 cm. HHB [M-M 148:1-6]
Collection of documents (originals and copies), primarily of a juridical-ecclesiastical nature and relating to the Church, the monastic orders, or the Inquisition in Mexico. Topics treated comprise preservation of Church buildings, particularly at Calimaya (Tenango del Valle), 1748-1796; proposed transfer
― 200 ―to the Crown, and subsequently to the Mexican Republic, of an entailed estate bequeathed by Juan Félix Ramírez Ponce de León to the Jesuit college of San Pedro y San Pablo, 1831; trial of Santiago Hernández by the Inquisition on charges of bigamy and concubinage, 1769-1785; trial before an ecclesiastical tribunal of Canon Antonio Jiménez, vicar general of the Valladolid Cathedral Chapter, charged with maladministration by Francisco Pacheco, fiscal of the See of Michoacán, 1595; suit of Juan de Ayala, corregidor of Zumpango, against Alonso del Guijo (alias "de Arguijo," "de Alguijo"), a cleric of Jaltocán, charged with disturbing the peace and impeding administration, 1652; and two letters from Francisco Antonio de Aldama, petitioning for a canonry in the church of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, near Mexico City, and for other ecclesiastical favors, 1785-1788.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEXICO. 1726-1811
6 folders in box. HHB [M-M 145:1-6]
Documents and correspondence relating to ecclesiastical interests in Mexico, as follows: the royal power of patronage by government officials, particularly in the Diocese of Michoacán and the University of Mexico, 1726-1742; letters and financial statements relating to reconstruction of the Chilpancingo church, 1761-1770; various documents, 1754-1769, compiled in the Diocese of Durango concerning the opposition of Vicar General Francisco Gabriel de Olivares to papal and royal orders authorizing parish priests to solemnize marriages without a license from their superiors; petition of the Cathedral Chapter of Mexico City, September 26, 1811, requesting that Father Juan Nepomuceno Castro, a rebel, be spared the death penalty; jurisdictional problems involved in the collection of ecclesiastical tithes, 1805-1811; and divorce suit of Captain José Villamil y Primo, 1802.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEXICO (ARCHDIOCESE)
Ynforme general de la vicita Diosesana practicada en las Vicarias foraneas de Zacualtipan, Huejutla y Pánuco, de orden y por comicion del Ylustrisimo Señor Arzobispo de México, Dr. D. Lázaro de la Garza y Ballesteros. Años de 1855 y 1856. Curato de Santa Cruz y Soledad. Mexico. June 14, 1857.
92 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 104]
Report on the visits of inspection made in 1856-1857, by order of Archbishop Garza, to the parishes of Zacualtipán, Huejutla, and Pánuco. Contains an account of the condition of the churches, work of the priests, and customs of the residents in the parishes, recommendations for the establishment of missions, notes on changes effected since the inspection; and personal experiences of the inspectors, including a list of loans made and dues collected for expenses.
Escuadron Activo de Atlisco. Atlixco, Mexico. 1843.
3 p. 16 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:2]
Financial statement for the Second Company of the Atlixco Squadron, covering the period September 1, 1842 to February 24, 1843.
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ROMERO, MATÍAS, 1837-1898
Archivo Particular de. 1850-1899.
72 reels. (On film) [M-A 15]
Positive microfilm of original manuscripts in the possession of the Banco de México. Consists of letters addressed to Romero, diplomat, politician, and secretary of finance in the administrations of Presidents Benito Juárez and Porfirio Díaz.
ROSA FIGUEROA, FRANCISCO ANTONIO DE LA
Tesoro catequistico Yndiano. Espejo de Doctrina cristiana y politica para la instruccion de los Yndios, en el idioma castellano y mexicano. . . . [Mexico. 1744-1770]
602 p. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 100]
Spanish text and Indian translation of a catechism and manual of religious instruction for Indians, prepared by the Franciscan friar and Inquisition familiar, Rosa Figueroa, and based in part upon the short catechism of the Jesuit, Bartolomé Castaño; with introductory material in Spanish for both language versions.
Begun in December, 1744, in the settlement of Ixpetlaltzinco of the Federal District; corrected and expanded in 1770.
ROSA FIGUEROA, FRANCISCO ANTONIO DE LA
Vindicias de la Verdad. Convento de Nuestro Padre San Francisco. Mexico City. January 8, 1774.
152 p. A.M.S. 30 cm. HHB [M-M 101]
A protest by the Franciscan friar, Rosa Figueroa, against efforts to extinguish the Indian languages, which had culminated in a report of Archbishop Lorenzana to Charles III and the resultant royal decree of April 16, 1770. Incidentally includes a defense of the work of the Franciscans in America and of the cultural claims of Indians and Creoles, with lists of American-born archbishops, bishops, and other outstanding figures.
ROUTE DU PORT DE PANAMA À CELUI D'ACAPULCO and ROUTE D'ACAPULCO À L'ISLE DE CALIFORNIA. N.p., n.d.
20 p. 35 cm. HHB [M-M 213]
Description of the routes leading from the port of Panama to that of Acapulco and from Acapulco to Lower California, with an account of the islands, settlements, and other features of neighboring regions; and instructions for the navigation of these routes.
ROVIROSA, JOSÉ NARCISO, 1849-1901
El Partido de Macuspana. 1875.
192 p. A.D. 26 cm. [71/36M]
Geographical description of the area of Macuspana in the state of Tabasco, Mexico, with comments on the flora, agriculture, and population.
With note by Francisco Javier Santamaría, supplying author and title. The manuscript has been published in Volume I of Santamaría's Bibliografía general de Tabasco (Mexico, 1930).
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Appointment of. Mexico City. November 16, 1843.
3 p. D.S. 44 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:40]
Appointment of Matías Royuela as chief accounting clerk of the Departmental Treasury of Mexico to replace Juan María Durán. Signed by Valentín Canalizo, Interim President.
RUBÍ, CAYETANO MARÍA PIGNATELLY Y DE RUBÍ, MARQUÉS DE
Inspection of the Presidios of Nueva Vizcaya. 1765-1766.
76 p. D.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1787]
Documents and letters, mostly originals, relating to Field Marshal Rubí's 1766-1768 military inspection of the presidios on the northern frontier, with recommendations for redistribution of the presidios.
Documentos Relativos al Archivo General de Méjico. Mexico City. 1883.
72 p. D.S. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 360]
Data relating to the Mexican National Archives supplied by Justino Rubio, its director. Covers the establishment, development, current status, and future needs of the archives. Appended is a statement giving the number of bound volumes, papers, and maps contained therein, and an explanation of the different ramos into which this material is distributed. Notes the principal items of the California section and the Northwest Coast of America.
RUHEN, HEINRICH, 1718-1751
Profession of Faith in the Society of Jesus. Tubutama, Sonora. August 15, 1751.
4 p. (Typescript) 28 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:7]
Text in Spanish and English of Ruhen's profession on entering the Society of Jesus, made to Jacob Sedelmeyer.
RUIZ DE APODACA Y ELIZA LÓPEZ DE LETONA Y LASQUETI, JUAN, CONDE DEL VENADITO, 1754-1835
Letters. Mexico City. 1818-1820.
21 p. L.S. 20-21 cm. [69/137M]
Official communications as viceroy of Mexico. Included are a letter to the bishop of Guadalajara concerning pensions for librarians, 1818; a letter concerning funds allotted to deputies for a voyage to Spain, 1820; a printed circular communicating a royal decree on the establishment of tariffs, 1820; and letters to Mexico City customs officials relating to accounts and confiscated goods, 1820.
RUSH, RICHARD, 1780-1859
Letter to Benjamin Austin, Commissioner of Loans of Boston, Massachusetts. U.S. Treasury Department. June 23, 1812.
2 p. L.S. 26 cm. [Z-Z 100:22]
Written as Comptroller, U.S. Treasury, concerning stock dividends.
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RYERSON, JORGE, 1830-
Dictation of Governor Jorge Ryerson for the Historical Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. [N.p., n.d.]
12 f. (Typescript) 34 cm. HHB [M-M 402]
Statement of the Texas-born Mexican citizen Ryerson, who was governor of the Northern District of Lower California, giving an account of his military and political career, with some discussion of land titles in Lower California.
SÁENZ DE ESCOBAR, JOSE, fl. 1700
Breve Tratado de las mas principales Ordenanzas de Minas. . . . [Mexico City? ca. 1706-1740]
112 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 95]
A treatise by an attorney of the Mexico City and Guadalajara royal audiencias on mining laws and measurements in the Indies; compares the old and new ordinances on the subject, contrasts them with ordinances on land measurement and ownership, specifies the advantages of expert knowledge for mine measurement, and concludes with a glossary of mining terms.
This is an extensively revised version, 1740 or later, of Sáenz's mining treatise; it is based upon a 1719 copy which gives the date of the original as "approximately 1706."
Entered by Bancroft under "Escobar, Joseph Saenz de."
SÁENZ DE ESCOBAR, JOSE, fl. 1700
Geometria practica, y mecanica dividida en tres tratados. . . . [Mexico City. 1706-1727?]
3 vols. (Photocopy) 26 cm. [M-M 1747]
Also known under the title Plática geométrica y mecánica en tres tratados. . . .
A group of three treatises prepared for the instruction of officials and surveyors in New Spain; with diagrams and charts. Sáenz is described on the title pages and in his own statement as merely the compiler of the work, but is generally regarded as its author in view of the preponderance of original writing. Preceded by a statement of approval from Cristóbal Guadalajara (Puebla, September 30, 1706), stating that the Ms. had been sent from Mexico City; a dedication to Captain Francisco Pérez Navas; and a note to the reader.
Photographed from a Ms. in the Biblioteca Nacional de México.
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SÁENZ DE ESCOBAR, JOSÉ, fl. 1700
Libro de las Ordenanzas y Medidas de Tierras, y Aguas . . . . [Mexico City. 1706?]
305 p. 30 cm. [M-M 1746]
Compilation containing texts of royal ordinances promulgated in 1536 and 1567 (?) by Viceroys Mendoza and Peralta on distribution and measurement of lands; Sáenz's Geometría Práctica, y mecánica . . . , a group of three treatises dealing respectively with interpretation and application of the ordinances on lands, measurement and distribution of water, and mining legislation and measurements; a separate treatise on legal procedure and accounting in regard to property; an appended guide for judicial commissioners; and related material. A statement approving the Geometría issued by Cristóbal Guadalajara in Puebla on September 30, 1706, indicates the date of these three treatises and specifies that they were sent from Mexico City. Includes diagrams, charts, documentary models, colored decorations, and a table of contents.
A typed transcript of the above material is also available. 155 p.
SÁENZ DE ESCOBAR, JOSÉ, fl. 1700
Ordenanzas vigentes para las medidas de Tierras y Aguas de esta America Septentrional . . . . [Mexico City(?). 18th cent.]
10 p. (Photocopy) 24 cm. [M-M 1748]
Data compiled by Sáenz on the basis of ordinances existing from the 16th century and relating to measurement and distribution of land or waters in North America; with interpretative comments and diagrams.
Photographed from a Ms. in the García Collection of the University of Texas.
SAGRADAS ESCRITURAS EN LATINO-MEXICANO. [Mexico. 17th century?]
78 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 463]
Selected passages from the Old and New Testaments. Latin texts followed by translations into Náhuatl, with marginal citations.
Documents relating to. 1784-1869.
1 box (46 folders). HHB [Z-A 4]
Transcripts, contemporary copies, and originals, relating to government under the Swedish rule. Included are passports, and proclamations mainly concerning trade and Negroes.
Chronologically arranged. A partial "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
ST. JOHN, BELA TAYLOR, 1843-1930
3 vols. A.D.S. 30-32 cm. [Z-Z 146]
Revision by St. John of his Civil War diary kept while a sergeant in the 46th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Rewritten, 1896-1898, with annotations and supplementary material such as extracts from his letters and clippings. The original version is in the Library of Congress.
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ST. JOHN, SIR SPENCER [BUCKINGHAM], 1825-1910
Remarks of Sir Spencer on the Relations between Great Britain and Mexico. [N.p., n.d.]
4 f. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 343]
Record of remarks made by Sir Spencer regarding the rupture of relations between Mexico and Great Britain that had resulted from the latter's limited participation in the foreign invasion of 1861-1867.
SAINT-JURE, J B
El hombre espiritual ó la vida espiritual . . . . [N.p., n.d.]
212 p. 27 cm. HHB [M-M 214]
Treatise composed by the Jesuit, Saint-Jure, and revised by the abbot and former professor of rhetoric, "J. C. de———." Part I deals with the essential traits of the spiritual or Christian man, and Part II with the basic principles of the spiritual or Christian life.
SAINT-PIERRE, CHARLES IRÉNÉE CASTEL, ABBEÉ DE (?) 1658-1743
Vida, y muerte de el Principe de Asturias D.n Carlos. Hijo Primogenito del Rey D.n Phelipe segundo. Su autor el Abad de S.n Pedro. [N.p., n.d.]
218 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 397]
A biography of Don Carlos, Prince of Asturias, the son of Philip II of Spain; probably a copy of a translation from the French of the Abbé de Saint-Pierre. Another copy of what is apparently this same work is listed in the Puttick & Simpson catalogue, London, 1869, as "Hystoria de la Vida, y Muerte del Principe D. Carlos de España. . . ."
SALCEDO Y SALCEDO, NEMESIO
Proclamation. Chihuahua. August 24, 1812.
Broadside. D.S. (Photocopy) 59 cm. HHB [M-M 1700:69]
Declaring as rebels those in opposition to the royal cause, and subject to punishment as such. General Salcedo was Commandant General of the Interior Provinces of the North.
3 folders. (Copies) 22 cm. HHB [M-M 518]
SAN AGUSTÍN DE LOS AMOLES, HACIENDA DE, MEXICO
Libro donde constan por menor todos los cargos y datas de esta Haz.a y sus anexas . . . . S.n Agust.n [de los Amoles]. December 31, 1803.
139 p. D.S. 30 cm. [M-M 1872]
Accounts of the San Agustín estate and dependent estates belonging to the California Missions Pious Fund, showing income, expenditures, and details regarding livestock, agriculture, and laborers. Principally for the calendar year 1803, with some data on earlier periods.
SAN FELIPE EL REAL, CHIHUAHUA
Documents relating to. 1728-1773.
3 folders. 31 cm. [M-M 1779]
Files, both copies and originals, on events in or near San Felipe el Real, Chihuahua, coming directly or indirectly under the jurisdiction of the Guadalajara Real Audiencia. Includes royal decrees, orders issued by the Audiencia or by San Felipe officials, and related documents, quoting as background material other documents dating from as early as the 17th century.
Folder 1 contains documents, 1728-1729, concerning Diego González de la Herrán, Assemblyman and Chief Constable of San Felipe. Folder 2 contains a file, 1743-1747, on the concession of land titles to residents of the district of Santa Isabel, including reports of Juan Francisco Tarín, commissioner in charge of the surveying, and decrees of Manuel de Güemes, Judge Subdelegate of land cases in much of Nueva Vizcaya. Folder 3 contains materials, 1772-1773, relating to property of the exiled Jesuits, to authorizations for its disposal, and particularly to revenue from San Felipe.
SAN FERNANDO DE VELICATÁ, BAJA CALIFORNIA
Registers of the Velicatá Dominican Mission. 1769-1821.
4 volumes. (Film and photocopies) [M-M 1766]
Registers of baptisms, 1769-1818, marriages, 1769-1817, and burials, 1773-1802, and 1803-1821, with signatures of the mission friars and of the provincial examiners.
SAN FRANCISCO DE BORJA MISSION
Libro de difuntos de la misión de San Francisco de Borja, Baja California. February, 1768-January, 1822.
143 exp. (On film) [M-M 1824]
SAN HIPÓLITO MÁRTIR, ORDER OF
Documents relating to. 1585-1771.
23 folders in box. HHB [M-M 400]
A collection of papal bulls and briefs, petitions, grants, licenses, passes, certifications,
― 207 ―etc., originating in Italy, Mexico, or Spain and relating to the religious brotherhood of St. Hippolytus and its hospitals, particularly the hospital founded by Bernardino Álvarez in the environs of Mexico City. Includes provisions issued by Popes Sixtus V, Clement VIII, Paul V, Innocent XII, Innocent XIII, Clement XI, Clement XII, Benedict XIV, and Clement XIV, and by Cardinal-Vicar Gaspare Carpegna. The file deals with the growth of the brotherhood into an established order under the rule of St. Augustine, acceptance and reform of its constitution, recognition and installation of its officers and agents, appointment of Thomas Maria Ferrarius as its Cardinal-Protector, granting of indulgences and licenses, installation of holy relics in its buildings by Father Pedro Chirinos, procedure in regard to persons dying in its hospitals, and other matters.
Originals and certified copies, including Latin and Spanish texts and Spanish translations, many items with signatures and paper seals; some with passes of the Council of the Indies, the Real Acuerdo in Mexico City, or the Council and Commission of the Holy Crusade.
SAN HIPÓLITO MÁRTIR, ORDER OF
Documents relating to. 1742-1816.
7 items (47 p.). Ms. and printed. 20-43 cm. [M-M 1864]
Miscellaneous items relating to the Order of St. Hippolytus in Mexico. They deal with monastic abuses, property and other rights of members, and reform of the Order; notices on births in the royal family; and viceregal activities.
SAN HOMO-BONO GUILD, ECCE-HOMO GUILD, AND OTHER GUILDS. MEXICO. 1698-1814
3 folders in portfolio. 25 p. Ms. and printed. 16-31 cm. HHB [M-M 498]
Documents relating to Mexican guilds and archguilds, as follows:
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SAN MATEO IXTLAHUACA, MEXICO
Petition. Mexico City. October 28, 1865.
6 p. D.S. 32 cm. [M-M 1700:87]
Concerning title to land near the town of San Mateo Ixtlahuaca, signed by six residents.
SAN MIGUEL, MARÍA DE, fl. 1682-1690
La Dignidad de Una Espossa de Christo, mediante la profession solemne. Mexico City. 1682-[1690?]
478 p. 25 cm. HHB [M-M 296]
The confessions and meditations of Mother María de San Miguel, a native of Puebla attached to the Convento de la Encarnación, Congregation of the Immaculate Conception in Mexico City. It was written at the command of her confessor, who was probably Father Marcos Romero.
SAN ROMÁN Y ZEPEDA, FRAY JOSÉ DE
Libro Beserro, o protocolo, donde se halla rason de las Escrituras . . . assi mismo noticia de los principales ympuestos, y Réditos . . . . 1787-1816.
22 p. 30 cm. [M-M 1890]
Record of litigation kept by the prior of the Convent of San Juan de Dios, San Juan del Río, Mexico. Concerns funds and revenue left to the convent by Nicolás José Picazo and by Luis de Silva.
SAN VICENTE FERRER, BAJA CALIFORNIA
Registers of the San Vicente Ferrer Dominican Mission. 1780-1828.
2 vols. (Film and photocopies) [M-M 1767]
Registers of marriages, 1781-1800, and burials, 1780-1828, with signatures of the mission friars and of the provincial examiners.
Half-Hour's Chat about Mexico. [N.p., n.d.]
6 p. 33 cm. HHB [M-M 356]
Notes on a conversation with D. Sánchez, President of the Acapulco & Vera Cruz Railroad and builder of several Mexican railways, summarizing past accomplishments of the Mexican Government and U.S. investors in regard to Mexican railway communications.
Derrotero y descripción de las costas del Mar del Sur. 1712.
185 p. (Photocopy) 26 cm. [M-A 4:2]
Description of the Pacific Coast from Cape San Jorge to the Straits of Magellan. From the Biblioteca Nacional, Mexico. There is a "key" to the collection.
SÁNCHEZ DE LA BAQUERA, JUAN
Luz y guya para leer, escrebyr, pronunciar, y saber la lengua Othomy. . . . [Mexico. 1751]
336 p. D.S. 23 cm. HHB [M-M 471]
A manual for students of Otomí, compiled by a Spanish resident of San José
― 209 ―de Tula and comprising three books, as follows:
Orthographic guide, elementary grammatical rules, a Spanish-Otomí vocabulary, and several Otomí texts of a religious nature, including a catechism; with explanations, headings, and partial translation of the texts in Spanish. 117 p.
Spanish grammatical treatises on Otomí active verbs, 136 p., and passive verbs, 81 p., each containing eight chapters. These two sections are written in a more modern hand on newer paper than the first portion and may have been taken from another work.
SANDOVAL CERDA SILVA Y MENDOZA, GASPAR DE, CONDE DE GALVE
Legal document. Mexico City. January 30, 1696.
4 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1700:75]
Presumably a portion of a file in legal proceedings, containing copy of the deposition of Manuel de Vetetta concerning a loan of 2,000 pesos to Sebastián Díez de Posadas.
SANFORD, JAMES T
Letter book. 1863-1868.
48 p. 35 cm. [Z-Z 137]
Copies of correspondence with the Office of the Quartermaster, U.S. Army, regarding use by the government of Sanford's steamers, Boston, Cosmopolitan, Delaware, and Kennebec, during the Civil War.
SANGER CAMP & CO.
Account with Land Association. St. Louis, Missouri. May 19, 1853.
2 p. D.S. 42 cm. [Z-Z 100:81]
SANTA ANNA, ANTONIO LÓPEZ DE, PRESIDENT OF MEXICO, 1795-1876
Documents and Letters. 1822-1866.
2 vols. (15 p.) D.S. 27-35x47 cm. [M-M 1808]
Papers signed by or relating to Santa Anna, including a letter from Santa Anna to Agustín de Iturbide, 1822; military commissions conferred upon José Francisco López and Alejo Cornejo, 1842 and 1854; a letter from Joaquín Ladrón de Guevara to Manuel Castañares concerning Santa Anna, 1846; and a mortgage bond, signed by Santa Anna, 1866.
Libro de las cartas acordadas de el Yll.mo S.or Patriarcha, y de el Consejo supremo de la S.ta Cruzada. Recibidas en el tiempo, que es commissario Subdelegado general el S. D.or D. Joseph Adame y Arriage. N.o 6.o Madrid and Mexico City. -1688.
119 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1718]
Letters, decrees, orders, petitions, reports, legal documents, and related materials, originals and certified contemporary copies, dealing primarily with the appointment and work of José Adame y Arriaga, the appointment of other members of the Mexico City Crusade Tribunal, and financial administration. The material concerns the New Spain and Philippine activities of the Santa
― 210 ―Cruzada, a Spanish institution charged with granting indulgences, alms-collecting, distribution of dispensations, and other activities stemming from the Bulls of the Crusade.
SANTA GERTRUDIS MISSION
Libro de Bautismos . . . de S.ta Gertrudis de Caducaman. . . . 1751-1811.
182 exp. (On film). [M-M 1825]
SANTA MARÍA, MIGUEL, 1789-1837
Exposicion y protesta de Miguel Santa Maria, ciudadano mejicano, ante el supremo poder judicial por atentados perpetrados contra la nacion, y notoria violacion de las leyes cometidas en la persona del protestante.
79 p. 25 cm. HHB [M-M 220]
Copy of the statement addressed by Santa María to the Supreme Court of Mexico, protesting the decree of June 23, 1833, by which he and 51 other citizens had been sentenced to exile, without judicial proceedings, on grounds of public security; and stressing the national danger under the government inaugurated by the Plan of Zabaleta, with special reference to non-compliance with the principle of separation of powers.
SANTA MARÍA LA REDONDA, MEXICO
Record of land distribution. Mexico. [N.d.]
5 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 453]
A record in Náhuatl of lands distributed among the Indians of the doctrina of Santa María la Redonda, which apparently included the ward of Teocaltitlán in Mexico City. A doctrina was an Indian village consecrated to the Christian religion.
SANTA ROSA DE URES SILVER MINING CO.
Correspondence, Assay Reports, and Other Papers. San Francisco, Guaymas, Hermosillo, and Santa Rosa de Ures. 1863-1865.
37 folders. [M-B 6]
Letters and reports from the mine superintendent in Mexico, R. M. Deneen, to R. Wegener in San Francisco, concerning the problem of getting the mine into operation; also assay reports and other correspondence.
SANTAMARÍA, FRANCISCO JAVIER, 1889- , comp.
Florilegio Tabasqueño. [Tabasco, Mexico] 1925.
131 p. 23 cm. [M-M 1817]
An anthology of unpublished poems by Tabascan poets, including several items later reproduced in Santamaría's printed compilation, La poesía tabasqueña—Antología . . . (Ediciones Santamaría, Mexico City, 1940).
SANTIAGO, FRAY JUAN DE
Documents relating to. 1632-1636.
4 items (14 p.) 26-28 cm. [M-M 1900]
Photocopies and notes relating to career of Fray Juan de Santiago, Dominican, in the Province of Santiago de México.
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SANTIAGO, SACARIAS DE, fl. 1585
Documents relating to. 1585-1752.
39 p. D.S. 30 and 58x32 cm. [M-M 1898]
Copy, made in the eighteenth century, of a patent of nobility issued in 1585 to Don Sacarías de Santiago, a Tlaxcalan chief, in recognition of his services to Cortés and the Crown. With large genealogical chart, illustrated in color, and correspondence concerning the documents.
SANTÍSIMO ROSARIO, BAJA CALIFORNIA
Registers of the Santísimo Rosario Dominican Mission. 1744-1868.
4 vols. (Film and photocopies) [M-M 1768]
Registers of baptisms, 1744-1868, marriages, 1744-1868, and deaths and burials, 1775-1805, and 1805-1828, with signatures of the mission friars and of the provincial examiners.
Miscellaneous papers. 1766-ca. 1847.
16 folders in portfolio. (Mostly copies) 26-34 cm. HHB [M-M 515]
SANTO DOMINGO, BAJA CALIFORNIA
Registers of the Santo Domingo Dominican Mission. 1775-1850.
3 vols. (Film and photocopies) [M-M 1769]
Registers of baptisms, 1775-1839, marriages, 1776-1850, and deaths and burials, 1775-1837, with signatures of the mission friars and of the provincial examiners.
SANTO DOMINGO, CONVENT OF
Rules for the Colegio Real de San Luis. 1598(?)-1666(?).
39 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 219]
Copy of the statutes governing the Dominican Colegio Real de San Luis, inaugurated in Puebla in 1585, with the text of oaths to be taken by the personnel; apparently adopted in 1598, corrected in a certified copy of July 16, 1629, and expanded (see Art. 17) in 1666. The present copy contains 32 articles.
SANTORAL EN MEXICANO. [Mexico. N.d.]
498 p. 16 cm. HHB [M-M 464]
A collection in Náhuatl containing biographies of saints and miscellaneous items of a religious nature. Also included are Indian proverbs and metaphors, with Spanish translations, several Aesop's fables, and other tales.
SAWKINS, JAMES G[AY], 1806-1876
Letters and Enclosure. Washington, D.C. November 18 and 22, 1854.
11 p. A.L.S. 22-28 cm. HHB [M-M 522]
Two letters addressed to Brantz Mayer in Baltimore, describing the tombs and temple at Mitla, Mexico, as seen by Sawkins in 1837. This material was utilized in Mayer's Observations on Mexican History and Archaeology . . . (Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1856).
SCHULTZ, F C
Letter to R. C. Wells. Buenos Aires. October 16, 1926.
2 p. (Notarized photocopy) L.S. 24 cm. [Z-Z 100:28]
Concerning Standard Oil Company pumping of oil at Bermejo, Bolivia.
SCHURZ, CARL, 1829-1906
Letter to Emerson Venable. New York, N.Y. October 17, 1902.
2 p. A.L.S. 15 cm. [Z-Z 100:45]
Concerning request for copies of his speeches. With fragment of draft for a speech given September 25, 1884.
SEEBER, CHESTER, 1850-
Statement. . . . Ensenada, Mexico. 1887.
4 p. 28 cm. HHB [M-M 376]
Information dictated by Seeber, ex-Commissioner of Alaska, regarding his
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SEGESSER DE BRUNEGG, FELIPE, 1689-1761
Letters and Miscellaneous Writings. 1689-1761.
377 p. (Photocopy) 28 cm. [M-M 1805]
Letters and miscellaneous material written by, addressed to, or concerning the Jesuit missionary Segesser. Includes many letters from Segesser to his mother, or his brother François Joseph, Councilor of State in Lucerne; several from the latter; correspondence of fellow Jesuits and other persons, notably, Juan Felipe de Anza, brother of the explorer Juan Bautista; Segesser's profession upon entering the Society of Jesus; the document transferring his possessions to the Jesuits; lists of supplies received or requested for missions; and addresses of correspondents.
SEGURA, FRANCISCO DE P
San Luis Potosí. 1883.
3 items. D.S. 22-34 cm. HHB [M-M 523]
SEGURA, NICOLÁS DE, 1676-1743
Defensa Canonica por las Prov.as de la Comp.a de Jesus, de la Nueba España, y Philipinas, sobre las censuras impuestas . . . a sus Religiosos, y a todos los que le comunicaran por los Juec[e]s Haze[do]res de rentas decimales . . . . ca. 1735.
224 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 221]
Copy of a statement formulated by the Jesuit, Segura, protesting the excommunication of thirteen Jesuits and other individuals by the Mexico City ecclesiastical authorities in connection with a dispute on the payment of tithes. Argues that the sentences of excommunication are morally and legally invalid. Includes copies of various related documents.
SEGURA Y SEGURA, FRANCISCO, ca. 1841-
Biography. Morelos. ca. 1896.
29 p. 22 cm. HHB [M-M 369]
Biographical notes on the career of Francisco Segura, Mexican jurist and Secretary General of the State of Morelos.
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SELECTED DOCUMENTS ON SPAIN'S ACTIVITIES IN THE NEW WORLD. 1594-1849
1 box. (Transcripts and copies). 23-35 cm. [Z-E 11]
Subjects include explorations and settlement of New Spain and California, 1574-1775; history of the Provincias Internas, California, and the Louisiana-Florida territory, 1606-1817; religious orders in Baja California, 1702-1768; local and state government in Mexico, 1629 and 1848-1849; description of Peru and Chile, 1634-1759; historical description of parts of Guatemala, etc., 1635. From various Spanish archives, including the Academia de la Historia, Madrid, the Archivo General de Simancas, the Biblioteca Colombina in Seville, the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, the Biblioteca de Palacio, Madrid, and the Biblioteca Pública, Toledo. A "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
SELECTED ITEMS ON MARITIME DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION ON THE NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA. 1769-1803
3 boxes. (Transcripts) [Z-E 2]
These papers, originally in the Depósito Hidrográfico at Madrid, and now in the Museo Naval, were copied for Henry Morse Stephens, ca. 1909-1910. A "key" to the collection is available in the Library.
SELECTED ITEMS PERTAINING TO DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES. 1817-1819
1 box. (Transcripts and copies) [Z-E 3]
Copies of documents in the Archivo Histórico Nacional, Madrid, relating primarily to the Florida boundary controversy carried on by John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State, and Luis de Onís, Spanish representative in the United States. A "key" to the collection is available in the Bancroft Library.
SERMONES EN MEXICANO. [MEXICO. 16TH CENTURY?]
1,224 p. 16 cm. HHB [M-M 459]
A collection of sermons designed to include one or more for each Sunday of the year, incomplete. It is written in Náhuatl, with Latin headings and citations.
SERMONES IN FESTIS SANCTORUM. [N.p., n.d.]
884 p. 19 cm. HHB [M-M 222]
A collection of Latin sermons for the feast days of the saints and other holy days, to which are appended: 1) an alphabetical index; 2) biographical and historical sketches of saints and holy days, corresponding in order to that of the sermons. Ascribed to the 14th century. Written on vellum in Gothic script, with red and blue historiated initials, headings, and section symbols.
SERMONS. [N.p., n.d.]
240 p. 20 cm. [M-M 1736]
An anonymous collection of Lenten and Easter sermons, written in Spanish, with some Latin passages. Incomplete.
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Letter to the Archbishop of Haiti. Moca, Haiti. August 22, 1827.
3 p. L.S. 30 cm. HHB [Z-A 5:1]
From the government agent in Moca, concerning intrigues against Father Gabriel Sanches, curate.
SIERRA OSORIO, LOPE DE
Autos f.hos por el S.r Gou.or y. Capp.n Gen.l de este R.no en la Visita Gen.l . . . . Parral, San Bartolomé . . . . 1677-1678.
59 p. D.S. 31 cm. [M-M 1776]
Documents relating to a general inspection of conditions in Nueva Vizcaya conducted in compliance with a royal order by Sierra Osorio, Governor and Captain General of that region, and subsequently a member of the Council of the Indies.
SIGÜENZA Y GÓNGORA, CARLOS DE, 1645-1700
Alboroto y motín de los Indios de Mex.co August 30, 1692.
80 p. L.S. 31 cm. HHB [M-M 226]
Letter from Sigüenza to Admiral Andrés de Pez. Summarizes various events, e.g., floods, a solar eclipse, crop failure and famine, which preceded the Indian uprising of June 8 against the Spaniards, describes the revolt, and extols the remedial measures taken by civil and ecclesiastical authorities.
SIGÜENZA Y GÓNGORA, CARLOS DE, 1645-1700
Anotaciones críticas sobre el primer apóstol de Nueva España y sobre el Imagen de Guadalupe. ca. 1699.
69 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 225]
The foregoing title was used by Bancroft. Also entitled "Anotaciones críticas a las obras de Bernal Díaz del Castillo y de Fr. Juan de Torquemada."
Portions of two drafts based upon the writings of Díaz del Castillo and Torquemada and dealing with early Christianization of New Spain. Concerned primarily with the legend of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the evangelical work of Fray Juan de Díaz. The second draft contains a statement showing that composition was in process on June 14, 1699.
SIGÜENZA Y GÓNGORA, CARLOS DE, 1645-1700
Documents relating to Florida and Texas. 1691-1699.
119 p. (Photocopy) 35-37 cm. [Z-B 501]
Reports, orders, and letters. Originals in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico; and the New York Public Library.
SKILTON, JULIUS A
5 p. 32 cm. HHB [M-M 364]
Notes from a statement made by Skilton, formerly United States Consul General in Mexico, criticizing the conduct of John W. Foster as Minister to Mexico and, particularly, his reluctance to recommend recognition of the Díaz administration in January, 1877.
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SLATER, NELSON, 1805-1886
Polemic Theology. Auburn, [New York]. 1834.
147 p. A.D. 20 cm. [Z-Z 110]
Questions and answers concerning various religious beliefs.
SLAVES, INDIAN AND NEGRO
Selected Documents. 1633-1638.
158 exp. (On film) [M-A 22]
Cases involving Indian and Negro slaves. From Archivo Municipal de Historia de Parral, Chihuahua.
SLUITER, ENGEL, comp. 1906-
Selected Documents Mostly concerning Venezuela, Peru, and Adjacent Areas. Late 16th and early 17th centuries.
1 carton. (Photocopy and transcripts) [Z-D 117]
These papers deal with Spanish activities in the above areas, and treat of Indian relations, pearl fishing, trade, foreign intrusions, and defense of the Pacific Coast, notably Peru. Original depositories represented are the Algemeen Rijksarchief at the Hague; Archivo Histórico Colonial, Lisbon; Archivo Nacional, Brazil; Archivo General de Simancas, Valladolid; Archivo General de Indias, Seville; and the Biblioteca Nacional, Lima.
Many of the Peruvian documents are printed in Levillier, Roberto, ed., Governantes del Perú, cartas y papeles, siglo XVI; documentos del Archivo de Indias. Vols. XI and XII (1921-1926).
SMITH, JOSEPH B
Dictation of. Shreveport, Louisiana. September 9, 1887.
5 p. 29 cm. HHB [Z-B 5:2]
Notes on the life of Smith, a Shreveport businessman who served in the Civil War, and comments on Reconstruction in the city.
SMITH, ROBERT, 1757-1842
Letter to Jonathan Russell. U.S. Department of State. November 15, 1810.
4 p. L.S. (Duplicate). 32 cm. [Z-Z 100:18]
Concerning U.S. proceedings against the French vessel La Franchise in New Orleans.
SOCIETY OF JESUS
Cartas escritas por el Rey de España al Papa con motibo del total exterminio de los Jesuitas de sus Reynos. . . . 1764-1767.
250 p. 21 cm. HHB [M-M 120]
A collection of five items, copies or translations, relating to the suppression of the Jesuits, including letters of Charles III of March 31 and May 2, 1767, one of Pope Clement XIII, April 16, 1767, a Consulta of the king's council, April 30, 1767, and an address by a member of the Burgundian Parliament upholding the 1762 edict on expulsion of the Jesuits from France, July 11, 1764.
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SOCIETY OF JESUS
Father Kino and the Jesuits in California
161 p. (Typescript) 26 cm. [M-M 1716a]
Dealer's list and description of documents relating to the Jesuits in Mexico (M-M 1716), 1934.
SOCIETY OF JESUS
Father Kino and the Jesuits in California.
5 folders. [M-M 1716b]
Evaluation of the above collection (M-M 1716) by various authorities, dealer's catalog, and newspaper clipping.
SOCIETY OF JESUS
Letters and reports relating to the Jesuits in Lower California, Sinaloa, Sonora, and Arizona. 1686-1783.
75 items. (Mostly originals) [M-M 1716]
Letters and reports on the activities of the Jesuit missionaries in Lower California, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Arizona, relating to the work of Fathers Eusebio Francisco Kino, Juan María Salvatierra, Francisco María Píccolo, and others in the conversion and civilizing of the Indians. The documents contain histories of the founding of missions, explorations, Indian uprisings, and information on relations between the Jesuit missionaries and the civil and political authorities. This body of material was probably used by Andrés Marcos Burriel when he rewrote Fray Miguel Venegas' Noticia de California, Madrid, 1757. These documents are so important that a more detailed explanation of them is presented.
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