Protest, addressed to Spanish king Ferdinand VII, against the cession of Florida to the United States. Written just before Renovales sailed for Havana, where he arrived 15 May 1819, and was arrested and imprisoned, and died soon thereafter.
In his prologue, the author says his intent in writing the book was "to conduct an investigation among these new Christians to determine what had been the nature of their beliefs, customs and government...." The text contains numerous watercolors depicting village life, religious ceremonies, and warfare among the Indians, and portrays several scenes of Indians practicing cannibalism. Although some ritual cannibalism did exist in ...
Contributor:Mendoza, Antonio De - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
Holograph manuscript and typescript. In Spanish and English. Some additional notes in German. Disbound. Handwritten notes, bibliographical references, sketches, hand-drawn maps and text in ballpoint pen. One additional typewritten leaf. Latest date written on manuscript: 1959. Title from label on photocopied cover sheet. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation. Kislak accession no.: 1998.020.00.0019
Lope Diéz de Aux de Armendáriz, marqués de Cadereyta, was a Spanish admiral and later the first American-born viceroy of New Spain (1635-1640). This document relates to his distinguished career in command of naval convoys escorting treasure ships from the Indies to Spain.
Report, by an unidentified person, of the conditions in the various Spanish-American dominions with reflections on the unsuitability of the project for sending six thousand German families to colonize America. Apparently a response to a proposal of Col. Juan Gaspar de Turriegel to colonize New Spain with 6,000 German and Flemish Catholic colonists.
In this document, Hernando Cortés justifies a large dowry to Doña Isabel, the late Emperor Montezuma's (1480?-1520) eldest daughter, when she married a nobleman of considerable standing in New Spain. Cortés recounts the importance of Montezuma's aid to the Spanish during the conquest of Mexico. Cortés, who served as guardian for Montezuma's daughters and as Captain General of New Spain, was a generous trustee, ...
Documentation relating to the beatification of Juan de Palafox y Mendoza. Includes 18th century copy of 1649 report; together with copies of letters of Bernardino Peregrino (20 Mar. 1699), Fernando Ruiz de Conteras, and Tirso González (26 July 1698).
Confidential reports written as minister of foreign affairs. Topics include the U.S. annexation of West Florida, diplomatic relations, authorization of the president by Congress, threats of revolt at Baton Rouge, and the actions of various consuls. Persons represented include James Madison, James Monroe, Luis de Onís, and Spanish consuls Juan Bautista Bernabéu (Baltimore) , Pablo Chacon (Alexandria), and Diego Murphy (New Orleans/Charleston).
Order (ADS) to her steward, Sancho de Paredes, regarding a mourning costume for a servant, Beatrice Galindo. Written in Granada and signed "Yo la Reyna." Countersigned by the queen's secretary, Gaspar de Trizio.
Ledger listing telegrams sent to Spanish ministers in Washington and Philadelphia, the Spanish consul in Key West, the Spanish consul and vice-consul in Jacksonville, and others. The ledger was apparently maintained by Pedro Solés. Also includes telegram (17 Apr. 1898) of the Spanish Consul concerning protection of Spanish citizens, and a photograph of a small vessel offshore.
Depositions in notarial hand related to Pérez de Arteaga's claim of encomienda rights as the legitimate daughter and first child of Juan Pérez de Arteaga, a captain of Cortés, and his wife Angelina Pérez, with witness depositions by early settlers of New Spain. Document pertaining to the claim of Pérez de Arteaga, a Mexican woman. The widow of Diego Román, she was born and ...
Handwritten copy of one of two Las Casas mss. unpublished at his death in 1566 (the other being Historia de las Indias). Basically a bootleg/study edition prepared before print edition available, when the work was still barred by Spain.
ALS, signed "Charlotte", written from Vera Cruz, Mexico, to her exiled grandmother, Queen Marie-Amélie of France, regarding a trip to Yucatan and her royal role. Other topics include France, the status of women, and colonization. Persons represented include the Emperor Maximilian.