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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
  • 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, 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: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1572

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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 to the Crown. Signed "Yo el Rey." Illumination is multi-colored/gilt (12 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.) depicting Madonna and child, cornucopia, bird, butterfly, flowers, cherubs, and mounted knight in-arms with sword ...

    • 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 (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: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1526

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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
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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
  • 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 to the Crown. Signed "Yo el Rey." Illumination is multi-colored/gilt (12 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.) depicting Madonna and child, cornucopia, bird, butterfly, flowers, cherubs, and mounted knight in-arms with sword ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1566

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    Bartolomé de las Casa statement of opinion, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Dominican priest and champion of the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Statement of opinion (AMs) sent to Emperor Charles V for presentation to the Council of the Indies. Topics include Spanish policies to the Indians of the New World, including conquest, conversion, servitude, and slavery. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Collection open for research. ...

    • Contributor: Casas, Bartolomé De Las
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1542
  • 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
    • Date: 1539

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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
  • 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 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: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
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    Isabel Pérez de Arteaga deposition, Catalog Record Only

    In contemporary red cardboard folder and red morocco case; 12 12 in. x 8 3/4 in. Documents have rodent damage at upper edge. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Pérez De Arteaga, Isabel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1597
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    Oueen Isabella order, Catalog Record Only

    Matted and framed with engraved portrait of Ferdinand V and Isabella I. Queen of Spain and patron of Columbus. 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. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak ...

    • Contributor: Isabella I
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1501
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    Libro de las memorias y cappellanias perpetuas, Catalog Record Only

    The volume also contains a note (1786) from the convent's lawyer to Sister Superior notifying her that the records are so inadequate that it is impossible to know if the convent still holds mentioned properties or is due income from them, or has obligations to the founders of the chantries named in the records. Bound in contemporary limp vellum. First convent in New Spain; ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1567
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    Hernán Cortés order, Catalog Record Only

    Governor of New Spain. Order of payment (DS) to sailors Juan Montan̋ez and Lorenzo Rodríguez for service on ships in the southern seas. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation. DLC 1 p.; 6 1/8 in. x 8 3/4 in.

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1528
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    Derrotero al estrecho de Magellanes, Catalog Record Only

    Official scribal copy made ca. 1573. Bottom right hand corner is damaged and the first few pages are missing. Original, which would have dated to ca. 1557-1559, is not known to be extant. Spanish navigator and explorer. Map course to the Strait of Magellan dating from Ladrillero's voyage of 1557-1559. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation. DLC ...

    • Contributor: Ladrillero, Juan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1573
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    Hernán Cortés grant of dowry, Catalog Record Only

    Copy made ca. 1750 in Valladolid, Spain, of original document dated 27 June 1526 in the Don Rafael Floranes library. Governor of New Spain. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1526
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    Will of Juana Colón y Toledo, Catalog Record Only

    Granddaughter of Christopher Columbus and wife of Luis de la Cueva (d. 1580), Captain of the Guard to Emperor Charles V, and brother of the Duke of Albuquerque. Includes references to the disputed title of Duque de Veraga y Marquesado de Jamaica, and to funds held in Panama. Written in Madrid. Collection open for research. In Spanish. Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation. ...

    • Contributor: Colón Y Toledo, Juana
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1591
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    [Action for legal remedy based on the privilege of nobility]. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. In Spanish. Ornate certified copy of official transcript of proceedings in the successful action brought in Mexico City in 1598 before the royal magistrate (corregidor) by Juan Gutierrez de Peralta and Alonso de Peralta for release from prison and relief from other pressures to which they were subjected because of debt; includes record of the action by Lorenço Sanchez which had led to ...

    • Contributor: Gutierrez De Peralta, Juan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1599