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    King Philip II grant of arms, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 and herald.

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1566
  • King Philip II grant of arms, 1566 Nov. 25.

    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 and herald.

    • 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

    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.

    • Contributor: Casas, Bartolomé De Las
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1542
  • Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2.

    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. At best, these ...

    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
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    Philip II letter, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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. At best, these ...

    • Contributor: Philip II - Eraso, Antonio De. - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1578
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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