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  • Spanish colonial government, Mariana Islands records, 1678-1899

    Royal decrees, court records, orders to and from the governor, circulars, miscellaneous reports, and other documents. Subjects covered include missionary and church matters, public health measures, agriculture, prisons and criminal investigations, the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3

    First governor of Spanish Florida. In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, ...

    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • King Philip II grant of arms, 1566 Nov. 25.

    King of Spain. Illuminated grant of arms (1 p., accompanied by 19 p. of text with endorsements) conferring nobility on Alonso de Mesa and Hernando de Mesa in recognition of their service ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    King Philip II grant of arms, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    King of Spain. Illuminated grant of arms (1 p., accompanied by 19 p. of text with endorsements) conferring nobility on Alonso de Mesa and Hernando de Mesa in recognition of their service ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1566
  • Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526.

    Governor of New Spain. Power of attorney (DS) appointing agents to act in his interest in a residencia hearing ordered by King Charles as an investigation into his administration. Written at Tenustitlan ...

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Rare rubric signature of Pizarro; signed "El Marques Pizarro." Spanish conquistador. Pedro del Barco petition (on the verso) requests inspections of encomiendas before instituting reforms regarding repartimientos. Pizarro's response, signed in Cuzco, ...

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1539
  • Luis Aury papers, 1801-1911

    French privateer and governor of an independent republic which he established in Galveston, Texas. Correspondence, legal records, and other papers relating to Aury's experiences as a member of French naval forces sent ...

    • Contributor: Aury, Luis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, 1517-1803

    Lawyer, editor and historian. Chiefly handwritten transcripts of documents compiled by Lowery relating to Spanish settlements in California, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.

    • Contributor: Lowery, Woodbury
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Harry T. Friedman collection of Spanish American documents, circa 1500-1912

    Collector. Correspondence, reports, certificates, printed material, and other documents relating to such topics as the Joliet-Marquette expedition (1673), navigation and trade from the Philippines to Mexico (1749), land transactions in Tulancingo and ...

    • Contributor: Friedman, Harry T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Domingo Del Monte collection of Spanish colonial history, 1500-1871

    Cuban historian. Correspondence, diaries, writings, reports, official documents, and printed material collected or written by Del Monte relating to the Spanish colonial history of Cuba, Mexico, Peru, South America, Philippines, and the ...

    • Contributor: Del Monte, Domingo
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Governor of New Spain. Power of attorney (DS) appointing agents to act in his interest in a residencia hearing ordered by King Charles as an investigation into his administration. Written at Tenustitlan ...

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1526
  • Catalog Record

    Philip II letter, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    King of Spain. ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
  • Puerto Rican collection, 1591-1900

    Collection of documents from Spanish colonial Puerto Rico including financial material, military papers, orders and decrees from the Spanish government, and miscellaneous items from colonial Puerto Rico.

    • Contributor: Puerto Rico
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, ca. 1830

    In cloth case with leather label. Manuscript transcription of the history made by Elizabeth, Lady Phillipps, (ca. 1862) at Middle Hall from the original in the collection of her husband, Sir Thomas ...

    • Contributor: Tovar, Juan De
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Santa Clara de Tulillo Hacienda records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Two bound volumes containing files kept by the Jesuits, the original owners of the hacienda, relating principally to the areas surrounding the Laguna de Cuitzeo, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico. ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

    King of Spain. ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    San José de Queréndaro Hacienda records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Two bound volumes containing files kept by the Jesuits, the original owners of the hacienda, relating principally to the areas surrounding the Laguna de Cuitzeo, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico. ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jacobo Ficher collection, 1864-1997

    The collection comprises practically all the composer's works, mainly holograph ms. scores in all major categories of composition. It also includes documents, correspondence (to and from Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Chávez, Elizabeth Sprague ...

    • Contributor: Ficher, Jacobo
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Eugenio María de Hostos and Eugenio Carlos de Hostos papers, 1865-1990

    Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican nationalist, writer, and educator and his son, Eugenio Carlos de Hostos, militrary officer. Correspondence, family papers, photographs, miscellaneous papers, a diary of Eugenio María de Hostos, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, 1539 Apr. 14

    Rare rubric signature of Pizarro; signed "El Marques Pizarro." Spanish conquistador. Pedro del Barco petition (on the verso) requests inspections of encomiendas before instituting reforms regarding repartimientos. Pizarro's response, signed in Cuzco, ...

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material