• 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, Peru, is counter-signed by Fray Vicente de Valverde, Bishop of Cuzco. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of ...

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    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 Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
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    Spanish colonial government, Mariana Islands records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Royal decrees, court records, orders to and from the governor, circulars, reports, and other records pertaining to Spanish colonial government in the Mariana Islands. Subjects include agriculture; the Anglo-Spanish War, 1762-1763; building and repair of bridges, military installations, roads, and schools; cattle; church and missionary matters; coffee-growing; colonization; commerce; criminal investigations and proceedings; daily life; education; exploration; fisheries; foreign visitors; grass-roots ...

    • 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 Huejotzingo, Mexico, and persons associated with the cause of Mexican independence; inventories (1778-1785) of Mexican missions at Mátape, Alamos, and Macori; and information on Indian groups and the branding of military livestock. ...

    • Contributor: Friedman, Harry T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 building and repair of roads, bridges, and military installations, education, and local government for all of the islands, but particularly Guam. Includes a report of 1845 on the water supply system of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    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. Records include correspondence, royal decrees and rulings, land grants, acts of land possession, lawsuits, estate inventories, wills and testaments, bills of sale, rental agreements, mortgage and loan material, and fiscal accounts. Subjects ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    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, Peru, is counter-signed by Fray Vicente de Valverde, Bishop of Cuzco. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of ...

    • 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 to Hispaniola in 1802, corsair conducting raids on English and Spanish ships in the Caribbean Sea, naval commander for the United Provinces of Rio del Plata (Provincias Unidas del Río de la ...

    • Contributor: Aury, Luis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    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. Records include correspondence, royal decrees, deeds of gift, estate inventories, fiscal accounts, bills of sale, land grants, legal suits and countersuits, mortgage loans, rental agreements, wills and testaments, and other records kept ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    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 (Tenochtitlan), Mexico. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation. DLC Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 1 1/4 p.; 12 ...

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1526
  • East Florida records, 1737-1858

    Diplomatic, military, economic, judicial, legal, and administrative records of the Spanish colonial government of East Florida for the period of its second occupation, 1783-1821. Includes royal orders and decrees, census and other vital records, and papers relating to such matters as trade and shipping, surveys, hospitals, Indians, slaves, and Louisiana.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
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    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San ...

    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1572
  • Puerto Rican memorial collection, 1519-1923

    Researcher. Chiefly papers collected by Alice Bache Gould relating to the history of Puerto Rico together with her own correspondence, writings, and bibliographic material.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material