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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
  • Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 29, 1808. Two sided - In Spanish.

    • Contributor: Madison, James - Foronda, Valentin De
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1808-07-29
  • Vicente Sebastián Pintado papers, 1781-1842

    Surveyor general of Spanish West Florida. Correspondence, bills of sale, court transcripts, testimonies, surveys, notebooks, plats, land grants, maps, petitions, and other papers relating principally to Pintado's duties as alcalde, commandant, and surveyor general.

    • Contributor: Pintado, Vicente Sebastián - Pintado, Vicente Sebastián
    • 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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    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
  • Lauro Ayestarán collection, 1830-1966

    The collection consists primarily of art and popular music scores and holographs written by Uruguayan composers, with a comprehensive sample of the best composers in each group. In addition, there is a representative number of works written by European composers who settled in Montevideo during the 19th century, mainly from Spain and Italy. Included are photographs of the holographic items, as well as portraits ...

    • Contributor: Ayestarán, Lauro - Ayestarán, Lauro
    • 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 West Indies. Includes material on copper mines, insurrections, labor, immigration, and slavery and the slave trade.

    • Contributor: Del Monte, Domingo
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Santa Clara de Tulillo Hacienda records, 1580-circa 1800

    Bound volumes of 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 by the Jesuit owners of the hacienda. Subjects include the acquisition and sale of land, ownership disputes, property boundaries, water rights, rental of property, agricultural production, livestock and livestock brands, the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Irene Aloha Wright papers, 1620-1977

    Author, historian, public official, archivist, and editor. Transcripts, copies, and translations of documents in the Archivo de Protocolos de Sevilla, Archivo General de Indias, and Instituto Hispano-Cubano de Historia de América, Seville, Spain. Includes correspondence, printed matter, and other papers of Wright pertaining to the documents, as well as biographical material concerning Wright.

    • Contributor: Wright, Irene Aloha
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
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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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    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
  • Archivo Nacional de Cuba collection pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas, 1770-1911

    Transcripts of material found in the Cuban national archives pertaining to Spanish colonial rule in Louisiana and the Floridas. Includes correspondence of the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Bernardo de Gálvez, correspondence of British traders operating under Spanish protection, in particular William Panton, material concerning commerce and political relations with the local Indian tribes, Spain's part in the American revolution and relations with the newly ...

    • Contributor: Archivo Nacional De Cuba
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
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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
  • 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
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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
  • José Ignacio Rodríguez papers, 1860-1907

    Cuban-American lawyer and writer. Correspondence, legal papers, notes, drafts, and other literary papers, newspaper clippings, and miscellany relating to his work before various Latin American claims commissions and other legal work involving Latin American governments, and materials pertaining to his writings on Latin American history.

    • Contributor: Rodríguez, José Ignacio - Rodríguez, José Ignacio
    • 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
  • 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 Phillipps. The original manuscript had formerly been in the Kingsborough Collection and is now in the John Carter Brown Library. Watercolors (ca. 1830) probably made by one of the artists Lord Kingsborough ...

    • Contributor: Tovar, Juan De
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Los Tres Reyes concert collection, 2012 September 13

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 13, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Los Tres Reyes (The Three Kings), based in San Antonio, Texas, are known as "the last of the great trios." They epitomize the trio sound popular since the 1940s and continue to make ...

    • Contributor: Cárdenas, Bebo - Puente, Raúl - Puente, Gilberto - Tres Reyes (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) - Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012
  • Valentin de Foronda to James Madison, July 29, 1808. Includes decree dated Mar 19 - In Spanish.

    • Contributor: Madison, James - Foronda, Valentin De
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1808-07-29
  • [La Historia del Billy the Kid]

    • Contributor: Trujillo, Francisco
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1937-05-10

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  • William R. Shepherd papers, 1554-1931

    Author, historian, lecturer, and professor of history. Transcripts, 1554-1814 and undated, from Spanish archives, correspondence, notes and drafts of articles and speeches; newspaper clippings. The collection relates to Shepherd's activities in Spain while collecting data for his Guide to the Materials for the History of the United States in Spanish Archives (1907). Much of the same material was later photocopied for the Library of ...

    • Contributor: Shepherd, William R. (William Robert) - Shepherd, William R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Juan B. Rael collection, 1939-1999

    Sound recordings and manuscripts that document the musical heritage and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the Northern Rio Grande region of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, collected by Juan B. Rael in 1940.

    • Contributor: Anaya, Ernestina - Anaya, Nieves - Archuleta, Ricardo - Arellano, Esequiel - Arellano, Narciso - Cantú, José Ignacio - Chávez, Adelaido - Chávez, Adolfo - Espinosa, Rosabel L. - García, Pedro (Guitarist) - Lobato, Julián - Lobato, Salom - Mares, Remigio - Martínez Y Lavadi, Samuel - Medina, Esteban (Singer) - Montoya, Luis - Romero, Alfredo - Trujillo, Amado - Rael, Juan Bautista - Lamadrid, Enrique R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material