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Collections: The Manuscript Division holds approximately 10,000 collections ranging in size from a single item to thousands of containers. More than forty million individual items are in the division's custody. Although holdings of original manuscripts relating to the Spanish colonial empire in America are limited, the division's resources include a large number of reproductions of documents in Spain's repositories. Most of these reproductions were obtained through the Library of Congress' Foreign Copying Program started in 1905.

In the early years of the program, documents were transcribed primarily by hand, but these transcripts are not included in this entry. In 1927, under a grant from Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., a more comprehensive project of copying was undertaken. During the years 1927 to 1938, under the Rockefeller grant, and subsequently supported from the Wilbur Fund and the Library of Congress appropriations, 330,836 pages were received from Spain and 66,671 from México.(1) At the commencement of the Rockefeller project, or Project A, a change in the form of copying was made: transcripts were discontinued and photostats or photofilm enlargements were substituted. Since 1935, virtually all reproductions have been made on 35mm microfilm.

Overall, approximately 350,000 reproductions have been obtained from Spain's repositories. These holdings do not represent an entire Spanish archival series but are simply documents selected from legajos from various secciones. In addition to archival reproductions obtained under the auspices of the Foreign Copying Program, the Manuscript Division also received photographic reproductions of Spanish archival material through the acquisition of the personal papers of individuals engaged in various scholarly pursuits. Such collections include, among others, the papers of:

Irene A. Wright
  • Jeannette Connor
  • Peter Gerhard

  • Printed guides, card catalogs and unpublished finding aides are all available in the Manuscript Reading Room.

    As in all institutions' entries in this Guide, the Manuscript Division's holdings are presented here according to the original classification given the documents by their respective repository in Spain. In addition, the microforms are arranged following the Manuscript Division's accession number which serves as a retrieval device.


    CONTENTS

    | Archivo General de Indias | Peter Gerhard Collection (Relaciones geográficas for New Spain) | Jeannette Thurber Connor Papers | Irene Aloha Wright Collection | Archivo de Simancas | Archivo Histórico Nacional | Biblioteca Nacional (Madrid) (Mexican Relaciones geográficas) | Biblioteca del Palacio Real (Madrid) | Biblioteca Provincial y Universitaria (Sevilla) | Real Academia de la Historia | Biblioteca Pública (Toledo) | Suggested Bibliography | Notes |

    Archivo General de Indias


    | Patronato Real | Contaduría | Justicia | Gobierno | Escribanía de Cámara |

    Microforms

    Total number of positive microfilm: ca. 257 reels.

    Total number of negative microfilm: ca. 291 reels.

    I. Patronato Real

    Legajos: 15, 57, 71, 74, 76, 79-81, 181 (5 reels positive).

    Contents: Selection of papers relating to Hernán Cortés (1518-1520); Relaciones de méritos y servicios of conquistadors and discoverers. Papers relating to the good government of the Indies, etc.

    LC accession number: 7263A

    Legajo: 171 (parte 2, ramo 6) (1 reel positive, partial).

    LC accession number: 7760.

    Legajos: 11, 12, 56, 60, 64-66, 68-69, 72, 74-76, 78-81, 84, 86, 87, 89, 203-205,(2) 213-216, 218, 219, 237, 265-268, 271, 272, 274 (74 reels positive and 74 reels negative).

    Contents: Legajos 11-12 relate to the suit of the Admiral of the Indies Luis Colón and his mother vs. the fiscal of the King on Christopher Columbus' privileges. Other legajos such as 56, 60, 64-66, 68-69, 74-76, 84, 86-87, and 89 relate to Relaciones de méritos y servicios of the early discoverers and conquistadors (1540-1624). Legajos 203-205 and 218-219 are of the Avila-Cortés conspiracy in New Spain (1566-1568). Legajo 237 is on the opening of and trade along the highway from Yucatán to Guatemala, the Lacandones (1695-1698), etc. Legajos 265-268 relate to invasions and robberies by English and French pirates (1528-1596). Legajos 271-272 are on alliance of Spain and England to force the French out of Hispaniola. Treaty of Peace (1544-1696). Legajo 274 on Curaçao.

    LC accession number: 10,491.

    Legajos: 180-183 (1 reel positive, partial).

    Contents: New Spain (1519-1540).

    LC accession number: 13,334.

    Legajos: 1, 20-22, 58, 65, 74, 86-87, 171, 244 (10 reels negative).

    Contents: Papal bulls and briefs; discoveries, descriptions, relaciones de méritos y servicios. Legajo 244 relates to Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, bishop of Puebla, 1542-1650.

    LC accession number: 15,301.

    Legajo: 295 (1 reel positive).

    LC accession number: 18,943.

    Contents: For the contents of the former Archivo del Duque de Veragua Papers, now AGI, Patronato, legajo 295, the reader should consult or purchase directly from the Centro Nacional de Microfilm the two reels of the "Inventario" (1480-1790). See Archivo General de Indias. Inventarios. Sección de Patronato. (Publicación n 2.) Madrid: Dirección General de Archivos y Bibliotecas, 1971. p. 7. For a set of prints of this legajo see "Photographs" below.

    II. Contaduría

    Legajos: 254A, 913 (4 reels positive)

    Contents: Legajo 254A relates to expenses of friars going to Yucatán; legajo 913 has royal accounts concerned with the encomienda formerly held by the Adelantado Francisco de Montejo (1614-1617).

    LC accession number: 7263A (2 reels); 13,383.2 (2 reels).

    IV. Justicia

    Legajos: 195, 250, 259, 331 (5 reels negative).

    Contents: Legajo 195 has proceedings of fiscales Cristóbal de Benavente and Juan de Villalobos against Alonso López, 1541; legajo 250 contains residencias of Luis Céspedes y Oviedo, 1564-1571; legajo 331 has the report of the indictment brought by Diego Ramírez on mistreatment inflicted upon Dominican priests, 1547.

    LC accession number: 6422.

    Legajos: 107, 108, 129, 131 (1 reel positive).

    Contents: Audiencia de México papers related to Nuño de Guzmán, 1530.

    LC accession number: 6527.

    Legajos: 126, 177, 183, 201B, 204, 209, 215, 218, 219, 250, 286, 299, 331, 1012, 1017 (9 reels positive).

    Contents: Audiencia de México suits and other proceedings.

    LC accession number: 7263A.

    Legajos: 108, 142, 159-161, 180, 210, 220-224, 245-249, 251, 252, 300, 1003, 1005, 1021, 1029 (40 reels positive and 40 reels negative).

    Contents: Audiencia de México suits and other proceedings.

    LC accession number: 10,491.(3)


    Gobierno

    | Audiencia de México | Audiencia de Guatemala | Audiencia de Guadalajara | Audiencia de Filipinas | Audiencia de Charcas | Indiferente General (Relaciones geográficas for New Spain) |

    V. [Gobierno,] Audiencia de México

    Legajos: 19-22, 91, 95, 106, 110, 111, 113, 123, 126, 129, 139, 204, 207, 242, 243, 256, 281, 291, 293, 294, 297-299, 339, 357, 1842-1845, 2606, 3046 (10 reels positive).

    Contents: Letters and proceedings sent by the Viceroy of México to the Council of the Indies; letters of corregidores, alcaldes, 1545-1700; letters of regular and secular clergy sent to the Council of the Indies, 1531-1670, etc.

    LC accession number: 7236A.

    Legajos: 1, 12, 13, 18, 23-28, 30, 31, 69-74, 92, 94, 96-105, 109, 116-118, 121, 122, 129, 130, 136, 138, 140, 147, 158, 168, 203, 208, 210, 212, 214, 282, 307, 317, 323, 336, 359, 364, 365, 937, 938, 965, 1010, 1035, 1089-1093, 1841, 3048, 3117, 3167, 3171, 3177 (57 reels positive and 57 reels negative).

    Contents: Same as above.

    LC accession number: 10,491.

    Legajos: 1035, 1445 (1 reel positive, partial).

    Contents: Legajo 1035 contains doctrinas from Yucatán, 1702-1704.

    LC accession number: 13,334.

    [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Guatemala

    Legajos: 8, 9, 43-45, 49, 54, 164, 170, 386, 965 (3 reels positive).

    Contents: Legajos: 8-9 are letters to the King (1549-1570); letters and proceedings of the president and oidores of the Audiencia (1529-1573); legajo 43-45, 49, and 54 are letters and proceedings of various royal officials of Guatemala (1530-1562); legajo 164 has letters and proceedings of the bishops of Valladolid de Comayagua, Honduras (1541-1700); legajo 170, two letters of caciques of towns of Chontalpa to Governor Las Casas, 1579; legajo 386, registros de oficio (1551-1647).

    LC accession number: 7236A.

    Legajos: 393, 402 (2 reels positive, partial; 2 reels negative).

    Contents: Registros de parte (1529-1551); registros Honduras and Higueras.

    LC accession number: 10,491.

    Legajos: 4966 (1 reel positive, partial).

    LC accession number: 13,334.

    [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Guadalajara

    Legajo: 29 (1 reel negative).

    Contents: Consulta of Governor of Nueva Vizcaya to the King.

    LC accession number: 7263A.

    Legajos: 147, 275-278 (20 reels positive and 20 reels negative).

    Contents: Legajo 147, various provinces of New Spain (1673-1730); legajos 275-278, letters of Teodoro de Croix to José de Gálvez (1778-1780).

    LC accession number: 10,491

    Legajos: 55, 401 (1 reel positive; partial).

    LC accession number: 13,334.

    Legajos: 1-4, 8, 12, 38, 57, 63, 138-142, 144, 236, 252, 253, 281-285, 513-515, 744, 761, 782 (43 reels negative).

    Contents: Legajos 1-2, Report of the Council of Indies to the King; legajo 3, Royal decrees; legajo 4, petitions (1609 and 1612); legajos 8 and 12, letters and proceedings of the King and oidores (1608-1620, 1672-1674); legajo 38, consulta of Governor of Nueva Viscaya to the King (1667); legajo 57, letters and proceedings of the Bishop of Guadalajara (1639-1681); legajo 63, letters and proceedings of the Bishops of Durango (1639, 1653, 1658); legajos 138-142, documents related to the conquest of New Mexico (1639-1686, 1692-1754); legajo 144, documents relating to various provinces of New Spain (1675-1730); legajo 236, Royal orders directed to the authorities of the districts of the Audiencia (1685-1689); legajo 253, information on the Provincias Internas by Teodoro de Croix (1780-1782); legajos 281-285, letters of Teodoro de Croix to José de Gálvez (1781-1784); legajos 513-514, correspondence between the Viceroy of New Spain and the Ministry of the Indies (1767-1776); legajo 515, diary of Fray Juan Díaz (1774).

    LC accession number: 15,307.

    [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Filipinas

    Legajo: 18 (1 reel positive).

    Contents: Two letters of Melchor de Avalos (1585).

    LC accession number: 7263A.

    Legajo: 74 (1 reel positive).

    Contents: Documents related to tribute (16th century).

    LC accession number: 10,491.

    [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Charcas

    Legajo: 54 (1 reel positive, partial; 1 duplicate).

    Contents: Ordinance (1622).

    LC accession number: 7263A and 13,383.2 (duplicate).

    [Gobierno,] Indiferente General

    Legajos: [1529,] 1530 (2 reels positive).

    Contents: Relaciones geográficas for New Spain (1570's and 1580's); Yucatán (1579-1581).(4)

    LC accession number: 6527.

    Legajo: 81 [Indiferente de Nueva España],(5) 419, 420, 424-426 (4 reels positive and 1 reel negative for 419, 420, 424-426).

    Contents: Legajo 81, documents relating to encomiendas (1669, 1750).

    LC accession number: 7263A and 10,115 (negative reel).

    Legajos: 415, 418-422, 426-430,(6) 532, 1529, 2862, 2978, 2987 (16 reels positive and 16 reels negative).

    LC accession number: 10,491.

    Legajos: 108, 1529 (1 reel positive, partial).

    LC accession number: 13,334.

    Legajos: 107, 108 [Indiferente de Nueva España] (6 reels negative and 6 reels positive).

    LC accession number: 14,209 (negative); 14,777 (positive).

    Legajos: 47 [Indiferente de Nueva España] and 415 (2 reels negative).

    Contents: Selected papers of Pedro de Peralta, Royal Treasury official for the province of Venezuela and Caracas, 1654.

    LC accession number: 15,306.

    VI. Escribanía de Cámara

    Legajos: 308A (pieza 21), 317 B and C (2 reels positive).

    Contents: Testimonies from Indians under administration of Fray Cristóbal Sánchez; testimony in favor of Franciscans, 1678.

    LC accession number: 7263A.

    Legajos: 304 B, 305 A, 314, 315 A and B, 317 A, 318 A and B, 319 A-C, 321 A-C, 322 A and B, 323 A-C, 324 A, 325, 326A, 328 A and B, 1006 A, 1009 B (14 reels positive and 14 reels negative).

    Contents: Proceedings, testimonies, residencias,(7) etc.

    LC accession number: 10,491.

    Legajos: Inventario [tomos I-IV] (1 reel positive).

    Contents: [Analytical inventory of records transferred from Simancas.](8)

    LC accession number: 13,420.1.

    Peter Gerhard Collection


    | Patronato Real | Contración | Contaduría | Justicia | Gobierno | Estado | Ultramar | Papeles de Cuba |

    Spanish Documents, 1572-1750. Selected ecclesiastical and civil records of New Spain from the Archivo General de Indias. Secciones and legajos are unidentified.(9) (1 reel positive microfilm).

    LC accession number: 14,346.

    Photographs and Photocopies

    I. Patronato Real

    Photographs

    Legajos: 1, 3-7, 15-16, 20 (partial), 22, 57 (partial), 68, 72, 74 (partial), 75-76, 82, 174-182, 231, 237.

    Contents: Papal bulls, briefs concerning the erection of cathedrals, churches, appointment of bishops, privileges of discovery and conquest.

    Legajo: 295.

    Contents: Under the title "Duke of Veragua Collection" the Manuscript Division has photographs of the documents that before 1929 were part of the Archivo de los Duques de Veragua who are descendants of Columbus. The value of these early photgraphic prints is that some may be clearer than the original documents in the Archivo General de Indias; a comparison would have to be made by the researcher. Please note that a similar collection of prints made in the last century is available at the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress.

    Photocopies

    Legajos: 20 (partial), 21, 57 (partial), 58, 60, 63, 65, 71, 74 (partial), 80, 86-87, 170-173, 183-184, 244.

    Contents: Same as Patronato Real under Microfilm above.

    Total combined photographs and photocopies: ca. 4300 pages.

    II. Contratación

    Photocopies

    Legajo: [Pre-1929 classification]: Estante 32, Cajón 4, legajo 29/35.

    Contents: Patents connected with despatch of the Armadas, 1527-1621; Pedro Menéndez Márquez.

    Total: ca. 200 pages.

    III. Contaduría

    Photocopies

    Legajos: 254A, 293, 911B.

    Contents: Legajo 254A, Royal Orders to officials of the House of Trade relating to expenses of friars going to Yucatán; legajo 293 relates to missionary expedition from Barbastro to Florida, 1549; legajo 911B has royal accounts relating to Yucatán, ca. 1691.

    Total: ca. 600 pages.

    IV. Justicia

    Photographs

    Legajos: 177, 180.

    Contents: Legajo 177, María Solórzano against Francisco de Quirós, 1572; legajo 180, Bishop of Mérida against the city and municipal council, 1575.

    Photocopies

    Legajos: [Pre-1929 classification] Estante 15, cajón 5, legajo 2/12 and legajos 126, 129, 134, 183, 195, 201, 204, 209, 218, 250, 259, 286, 299, 300, 331, 1005, 1012, 1016, 1017, 1021.

    Contents: Audiencia de México, suits, proceedings.

    Total: ca. 3200 pages.


    Gobierno
    | Audiencia de Santo Domingo | Audiencia de México |Audiencia de Guatemala | Audiencia de Guadalajara | Audiencia de Filipinas | Audiencia de Santa Fe (Nueva Granada) | Audiencia de Chile | Indiferente General |

    V. [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Santo Domingo

    Photographs

    Legajos: 9, 10, 48, [49?], 77, 95, 99, 116, 121, 2607, 2608, 2623, 2624, 2633, 2634, 2647-2651, 2654, 2660, 2661.

    Contents: Legajos 9-10, evidence presented to the King by Juan de Lerma, Gonzalo de Guzmán, Diego Ruiz and Gaspar Caro, 1531-1541; legajo 49, letter to the King by Dean of Cathedral of Santo Domingo, 1547; legajo 95, ecclesiastical reports; legajo 99, complaint of Manuel Rojas, 1532; legajo 116, encomiendas, letters and proceedings sent by officials to the King and to the Council of Indies; legajos 2607-2608, Louisiana and Florida; legajos 2633-2634, Louisiana and Florida, tobacco industry, 1776-1798; legajos 2647-2651, Louisiana and Florida, Royal treasury; legajos 2660-2661, Louisiana and Florida, fortifications, subsidies, etc.

    Photocopies

    Legajos: 224, 231, 2529, 2531-2539, 2541-2572, 2574-2583, 2585-2590, 2594-2596, 2599-2602, 2604, 2606, 2634, 2638-2646, 2672-2679, 2681, 2684-2686.

    Contents: Florida, Louisiana. Legajo 2596 has confidential documents and orders related to the English and the Americans [U.S.] 1776-1779.

    Total combined photographs and photocopies: ca. 13,000 pages.

    [Gobierno,] Audiencia de México

    Photographs

    Legajos: 1, 12-13, 242, 256, 290, 291, 293-299, 357, 359, 364, 367, 369.

    Contents: Reports, decrees, royal cédulas, encomiendas, tributes, ecclesiastical affairs, etc.

    Photocopies

    Legajos: 19-22, 30, 31, 35, 37, 42, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53, 56, 68, 91-101, 103-106, 109, 110, 113, 115, 118, 121, 123, 126, 139, 141, 142, 145, 167, 168, 204, 207, 228, 239, 243, 280, 281, 289, 306-308, 339, 372, 374, 1010, 1088, 1254, 1841-1845, 2547, 2555, 2597, 2606, 2999, 3046, 3048, 3177.

    Contents: Letters from the Viceroy of New Spain, the Audiencia, appointments, private individuals, etc.

    Total combined photographs and photocopies: ca. 4500 pages.

    [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Guatemala

    Photocopies

    Legajos: 8-9, 39, 43, 49, 54, 128, 164, 170, 965.

    Contents: Letters to the King from the Audiencia, officials, bishops of Valladolid de Comayagua, Honduras, etc.

    Total: 800 pages.

    [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Guadalajara

    Photographs

    Legajos: 138.

    Contents: New México.

    Photocopies

    Legajos: 1-4, 29, 32, 38, 57, 63, 69-74, 139-142, 144, 236, 252, 253, 281-285, 513-515.

    Contents: Reports of the Council of Indies, consulta of Governor of Nueva Vizcaya, 1667.

    Total combined photographs and photocopies: ca. 7900 pages.

    [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Filipinas

    Photocopies

    Legajo: 18 [Pre-1929 classification] Estante 67, cajón 6, legajo 18.

    Contents: Two letters of Melchor de Aviles, 1585 and 1597.

    Total: ca. 100 pages.

    [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Santa Fe [Nueva Granada]

    Photographs

    Legajo: 188.

    Total: 5 pages.

    [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Chile

    Photocopies

    Legajo: 166 (no. 2)

    Total: ca. 50 pages.

    [Gobierno,] Indiferente General

    Photographs

    Legajos: 1530, 1624.

    Contents: Legajo 1530, relaciones geográficas (1570-1580) New Spain; legajo 1624, encomiendas.

    Photocopies

    Legajos: 47, 81 [Indiferente Nueva España].

    Contents: Legajo 47, selected papers of Pedro de Peralta (Venezuela and Caracas, 1654); legajo 81, encomiendas, 1669-1750.

    Legajos: 416, 418-420, 524, 737, 738, 742, 744, 746, 750, 761, 782, 857, 1092-1094, 1202-1205, 1229, 1237, 239, 1243, 1373, 1378, 1380-1382A, 1524, 2985.

    Contents: Legajo 416, Registers, copies of Royal cédulas, orders related to exploration, colonization of New Spain; legajo 737 and 742, reports of the Council of Indies; legajo 1239 concerns mines.

    Total combined photographs and photocopies: ca. 3200 pages.

    IX. Estado

    Photocopies

    Legajos: 86-99*,(10) 101, 105-106.

    Contents: "América en General," 1700-1836. According to Ronald Hilton's Handbook of Hispanic Source Materials and Research Organizations in the United States (Toronto: The University of Toronto Press, 1942) p. 88, the contents of the Estado legajos at LC were copied from "América en General," a sub-division of Estado. The papers copied focus on the relations between the United States and Spain and the Spanish possessions in America, and diplomatic relations of Spain and other European countries arising from the revolutions in Spanish America in the early 19th Century.(11)

    Total: ca. 2800 pages.

    X. Ultramar

    Photocopies

    Legajos: 508, 510-513.

    Contents: Louisiana and Florida, 1771-1772 (selections).

    Total: ca. 35 pages.

    XI. [Capitanía General de la Isla de Cuba, or] Papeles de Cuba

    Photographs

    Legajos: 1055, 1145, 1146, 1232, 1233, 1304, 1377, 1393-1394, 1440, 1446 (in 20 volumes).

    Contents: "Louisiana Governor's Dispatches."

    Note: In the great mass of documents in the Papeles Procedentes de Cuba that he considered relevant to U.S. history, Roscoe R. Hill selected a series of the civil despatches from the Spanish Governor of Louisiana to his immediate superior, the Captain General of Cuba.

    Under the auspices of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C., these documents were photographed by the Sevilla firm, Hijos de Pérez Romero. The negatives, made of special film, were sent to Paris where ten sets of prints were made. These sets were distributed in 1916 by the Carnegie Institution. See also the entries in this Guide for the Huntington Library, Harvard University's Widener Library and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.(12)

    Photocopies

    XI. [Capitanía General de la Isla de Cuba, or] Papeles de Cuba

    Legajos: 1, 4, 17, 19, 25, 27, 29, 35, 37-40, 51, 102, 104 A&B, 150, 151 A&B, 152 A&B, 153 A&B, 154 A-C, 155 A&B, 156 A&B, 158 A&B, 167 A&B, 200, 203, 213, 214, 267B, 538B, 569, 584 A&B, 593-595, 633, 638, 1146, 1319, 1336, 1394, 1395, 1409, 1425, 1432, 1436-1439, 1440 A&B, 1441-1443 A&B, 1444-1447, 1469, 1483, 1484, 1500, 1501 A&B, 1502 A&B, 1550-1554, 1555-1559, 1561-1563 A, 1564, 1565 A&B, 1566-1568 B, 1569, 1570 A&B, 1571-1575, 1618, 1708 A&B, 1737, 1750, 1789, 1790, 1792-1797, 1809, 1815, 1837, 1856, 1873-1875, 1876 A&B, 1877, 1898, 1900, 1931, 1944, 1945, 1958 B, 1963, 2343, 2351-2356, 2369-2375.

    Total: ca. 44,000 pages.

    Jeannette Thurber Connor Papers

    (1570-1927)(13)

    I. Patronato Real

    Photocopies

    Legajos (pre-1929 classification): 1-1-1/19, 2-1-1/25, 2-1-1/17, 2-5-2/14, 2-5-2/15, 2-5-3/16, 2-5-4/12.

    II. Contratación

    Legajos (pre-1929 classification): 41-6-1/36, 42-1-8/3.

    V. [Gobierno,] Audiencia de Santo Domingo

    Legajos (pre-1929 classification): 54-1-15, 54-1-34, 54-2-2, 54-2-3, 54-2-4, 54-2-6, 54-3-19, 54-5-9, 54-5-16, 54-5-17, 58-1-26, 79-4-2.

    Total: Photocopies were interfiled with transcripts. No count was made.

    Irene Aloha Wright Collection

    The Manuscript Division also holds the Irene Aloha Wright Collection, 1879-1972, which are photographs of miscellaneous documents apparently from the Archivo General de Indias and other unidentified archives relating to Havana and Cuba in general. See "Suggested Bibliography" below.

    Total: 45 pages.

    Archivo General de Simancas


    | Microfilm | Photocopies |

    Microfilm


    | Secretaría de Estado (England; France; Holland)| Secretaría de Guerra | Secretaría de Marina |

    Total number of microfilms: 38 reels, negative.

    II. Secretaría de Estado [Negociación de Inglaterra]

    Legajos: 303-306, 308-312, 313-315 [In Archivo General de Simancas, Catálogo XVII: Secretaría de Estado, Documentos relativos a Inglaterra (1254-1834), comp. Julián Paz and Ricardo Magdaleno (Madrid: 1947), these are legajos 816-824, 828-833, 835-836, 838, 841-845].

    Contents: Correspondence principally relating to Virginia (years 1563-1588, 1604-1614).

    Legajos: 984-987 [In AGS, Catálogo XVII: 2513-2516, 2518-2520, 2522-2525].

    Contents: Original reports (1607-1621, 1623, 1629, 1631-1634, 1644-1647).

    Legajos: 989-999 [In AGS, Catálogo XVII: 2529-2530, 2532-2534, 2537-2541, 2543-2555, 2557].

    Contents: Original reports (1603-1604, 1653-1678).

    Legajos: 999 bis and 1003 [In AGS, Catálogo XVII: 2558 and 2570].

    Contents: Draft reports (1621, 1654-56).

    Legajos: 1003 bis-1007 [In AGS, Catálogo XVII: 2571-2572, 2582-2583].

    Contents: Dispatches (1605-1618, 1674-1678).

    Legajos: 1007 bis-1012 [In AGS, Catálogo XVII: 2584-2603].

    Contents: Letters (1605-1625).

    Legajos: 2352, 2354-2357, 2359-2361, 2363-2364 [In AGS, Catálogo XVII: 6960-6961, 6964-6965, 6968-6969, 6972-6973, 6976-6977, 6985-6986, 6988-6991, 6997-7005, 7016].

    Contents: Correspondence, Masserano to Grimaldi (1766-1770, 1772-1773, 1777-1778) and private papers of Masserano (1775-1776).

    Legajos: 2676-2677 [In AGS, Catálogo XVII: 8294, 8301].

    Contents: "Embajada de Inglaterra" selections (1817-1819, 1822).

    Secretaría de Estado, Negociación de Francia

    Legajos 1715-1720 [In AGS, Catálogo XVII: 4542-4545, 4549-4553.

    Contents: Correspondence (years 1761-1763).

    Legajos: 1734-1740, 1743 [In AGS, Catálogo XVII: 4598-4600, 4602-4606, 4608-4612, 4614, 4616-4618, 4620, 4622, 4624, 4630].

    Contents: Correspondence (years 1775-1783).

    Secretaría de Estado, Negociación de Holanda

    Legajos 2177-2180 [In AGS, Catálogo XVII: 6368-75].

    Contents: Correspondence (1776-1782).

    LC accession number: 15,300.

    Total: 31 reels negative.

    XII. Secretaría de Guerra

    Legajos: 6913-6921, 6925, 6929, 7019-7026, 7029-7030, 7041-7042, 7044, 7045-7047, 7235, 7303.

    Contents: Legajo 6913, papers relating to capture of Pensacola by Bernardo de Gálvez, 1781; legajo 6914, construction of fort of San Marcos de Apalache and other military affairs in Louisiana and Florida (1787-1788); legajos 6915-6916, military affairs in Louisiana (1789-1793); legajo 6917, reinforcements for Louisiana and Florida (1792-1793); legajo 6918, papers relating to military affairs in Louisiana, fire in New Orleans, Georgian's influence in Florida (1794-1796); legajos 6919-6921, military affairs in Louisiana and Florida (1796-1800); legajo 6925, establishment of military force in Louisiana (1793-1796); legajo 6929, correspondence (1792-1802); legajos 7019-7025, correspondence of governors of the Provincias Internas (1789-1796); legajos 7026, 7029-7030, data concerning military affairs in the Provincias Internas (1796-1800); legajo 7041, file concerning the division of the Provincias Internas, suppression of the office of commandant-inspector and of the power of the viceroy of New Spain over those provinces (1786-1799); legajo 7042, correspondence with commandants-general of the Provincias Internas (1787-1788); legajo 7044, correspondence concerning Texas (1782-1800), legajo 7045, correspondence of the commandants-general with the Ministry of War (1790-1801); legajos 7046-7047, correspondence on California governors; legajo 7235, proposed invasion of Louisiana and Florida by the French (1793-1795).

    LC accession number: Unknown.

    XIII. Secretaría de Marina

    Legajos: 420-424 (7 reels negative).

    Contents: Correspondence and other papers relating to naval operations in the West Indies, 1780-1783.

    LC accession number: 15,295.

    Photocopies


    | Secretaría de Estado | Secretaría de Guerra | Secretaría de Marina |

    Total number of photocopies: ca. 10,500 pages.

    II. Secretaría de Estado

    Legajos: 303-306, 308-315, 984-987, 1003, 1007-1011, 4542-4545, 4549-4552, 4598-4600, 4602-4606, 4609-4612, 4614, 4616-4618, 4620, 4622, 4624, 4630, 6368-6375, 6960, 6961, 6964, 6965, 6968, 6969, 6972, 6973, 6976, 6977, 6986, 6988-6991, 6997, 6998, 7000-7005, 7016, 8294, 8301 [See under "Microfilm" above for AGS Catálogo XVII number and contents].

    Total: ca. 5500 pages.

    XII. Secretaría de Guerra

    Legajos: 6913-6921, 6925, 6929, 7019-7022, 7024-7026, 7029, 7030, 7041, 7042, 7044-7047, 7235, 7303.

    Contents: See "Microfilm" above.

    Total: ca. 3600 pages.

    XIII. Secretaría de Marina

    Legajos: 420-424.

    Total: ca. 1400 pages.

    [The Manuscript Division also holds 7 reels of negative microfilm of the same legajos. See under "Microfilm" above.]

    Archivo Histórico Nacional


    | Microfilm | Photographs and Photocopies |

    Microfilm


    | Estado | Inquisición | Consejos Suprimidos | Diccionario de Ayala |

    Total number of negative microfilm: ca. 271 reels.

    Total number of positive microfilm: ca. 49 reels.

    III. Estado

    Note: The following numbers correspond not to the legajo number, but to the item number in Miguel Gómez del Campillo's Relaciones diplomáticas entre España y los Estados Unidos según los documentos del Archivo Histórico Nacional, 2 vols. (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas/Instituto Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, 1944). For example: items 918-921 come from legajo 3884 bis, items 922-923 from legajo 3885, item 924 from legajo 3884, item 925 from legajo 3884 bis, items 926-927 from legajo 3885 and so forth.

    Items: 918-927, 2848, 2952, 3370, 4119, 4143, 4224, 4268, 4280, 4281, 4284-4290, 4296, 5570-5572, 5577-5580, 5582-5589 (46 reels positive and 46 negative).

    Note: These reels include sección XIII, Consejos Suprimidos (Consejo de Indias). See below.

    LC accession number: 10,491.

    Items: 94, 105, 112, 114, 116, 118, 215, 745, 3410, 3412, 3420, 3457, 3567, 3882-3902, 4062, 4068, 4072, 4079, 4101, 4116, 4164, 4168, 4199, 4200, 4202, 4203, 4206, 4210, 4211, 4215, 4220, 4232, 4233, 4246, 4250, 4255, 4256, 4291, 5207-5210, 5537-5541, 5544-5569, 5573-5576, 5578, 5581, 5633-5663, 6557, 6609, 6664, 6797 (224 reels negative).

    Contents: Items 94, 105, 112, 114, 116, and 118 come from legajo 3882; item 215 from legajo 3883; item 745 from legajo 3884 bis, etc. For detailed contents, see Gómez del Campillo's Relaciones diplomáticas.

    LC accession number: 15,302.

    VII. Inquisición

    Legajo: 1729 (1 reel negative).

    Contents: Selections relate to Fray Juan Ramírez, 1636-1674.

    LC accession number: 15,304.

    VIII. Consejos Suprimidos, Consejo de Indias

    Legajos: 20900, 20925, 20927, 21055.

    Contents: Legajo 20900 contains the residencia of Don Luis Unzaga y Amézaga during the time he served as governor and Captain General of New Orleans, 1786-1789 (1 reel); legajo 20925, residencia of Barón de Carondelet, Governor and Intendent of Louisiana, 1797 (1 reel); legajo 20927, the residencia of Estebán Miró, governor of Louisiana (1805?); and legajo 21055, the charges and secret investigation of Esteban Miró during the time he served as Governor and Intendent of Louisiana. See Angel González Palencia, "Extracto del Catálogo de documentos del Consejo de Indias conservados en la Sección de Consejos del Archivo Histórico Nacional," Revista de Archivos, Bibliotecas y Museos 24 (1920) 417-448; and Vicenta Cortés Alonso, "La documentación del Consejo de Indias en el Archivo Histórico Nacional, Madrid," Revista de Indias 47 (enero-abril 1987) 13-37.

    LC accession number: 10,491.

    IX. [Códices y cartularios,] Diccionario de Ayala

    Libro: 726 b y siguientes (3 reels positive).

    Note: The reader should be advised that although Ayala's Diccionario and Cedulario are at the Archivo Histórico Nacional in Madrid, the documents used to compile the Cedulario Indico and from it, the Diccionario, are 18,395 legajos at the Archivo General de Indias, Seville. The Cedulario and corresponding Diccionario were found at the Archivo Histórico Nacional in 1914-1915 by José María Ots Capdequi.(14)

    The Library of Congress filmed only the following items from the Diccionario de Ayala: Corregidores, Cruzada, Gobernadores, Hospitales, Misiones, Repartimientos, Residencias, Servicios, Tasas, Tributos, Virreyes.

    The Manuscript Division also has 200 photographs from Josef Manuel Ayala's Diccionario de gobierno y legislación de Indias. See "Photographs and photocopies" below.

    LC accession number: 7263A.

    Photographs and photocopies


    | Estado | [Códices] (Diccionario de Ayala) | [Diversos] Cartas de Indias |

    Total number of photocopies: 36,300 pages.

    III. Estado

    Items: 94, 105, 112, 114, 116, 118, 215, 745, 1729, 3410, 3412, 3457, 3467, 3882-3902, 4062, 4068, 4072, 4079, 4101, 4116, 4164, 4168, 4199, 4200, 4202, 4203, 4206-4211, 4215, 4220, 4232, 4233, 4246, 4250, 4255, 4256, 4291, 5537-5569, 5573-5576, 5578, 5581, 5633-5663, 6557, 6609, 6644, 6797.

    Contents: See under "Microfilm" above.

    Total: ca. 36,000 pages.

    IX. [Códices y Cartularios,] Diccionario de Ayala

    Libro: 726b y siguientes. (selections).

    Total: ca. 200 pages.

    XII. [Diversos,] Cartas de Indias(15)

    Cajas: 1-3 (selections).

    Total: ca. 100 pages.

    Biblioteca Nacional(Madrid)


    | Microfilm (Relaciones Geográficas) | Photographs | Photocopies |

    Microforms

    Total number of positive microfilms: 1 reel.

    Total number of negative microfilms: 10 reels.

    Manuscripts: 2449, 2450 (1 reel positive, 1 negative).

    Contents: "Relaciones geográficas" in México.(16)

    LC accession number: 13,388 (1 reel positive) and 13,843 (1 reel negative).

    The following is a finding aid to the 18th century Relaciones Geográficas available at the Manuscript Division.

    Listed first is the name of the colonial town, followed by the present-day name and state in parentheses.

    Curato de Pedro de Acatlán (ca. 1777-8)
    (Acatlán, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Juan Evangelista Acazingo (1 Nov. 1777)
    (Acatcinco, Puebla)

    Curato de San Juan Bautista de Alahuiztlán (5 Oct. 1789)
    (Alahuixtlán, Guerrero)

    Pueblo de San Juan Bautista de Amatlán de Xora (11 Aug. 1777)
    (Amatlán, Nayarit)

    Curato de San Pedro Amusgos (ca. 1777-8)
    (Amusgos, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santiago de Apoala (31 Oct. 1777)
    (Apoala, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Juan Atatlauca (15 Nov. 1777)
    (Atlatlahua, Oaxaca)

    Curato y pueblo de Atoyac (18 April 1778)
    (Atoyac, Jalisco) [Published in Noticias varias de Nueva Galicia, Guadalajara, 1878, pp. 170-182.]

    Curato de San Pedro de Atoyaque (5 Jan. 1778)
    (Atoyac, Oaxaca)

    Feligrecía de Autlán (25 Nov. 1777)
    (Autlán, Jalisco)

    Curato de Santiago de Ayapango (3 Jan. 1778)
    (Ayapango, México)

    Curato de Santa María de Ayoquesco (22 July 1777)
    (Ayoquezco, Oaxaca)

    Misión de San José de Baqueachic (3 Jan. 1778)
    (Bacoachic, Sonora)

    Misión de Santa María de Baserac (31 Dec. 1777)
    (Bacerac, Sonora)

    Real de San José de Bassis (20 Feb. 1778)
    (Basis, Durango)

    Misión de San Joseph de Batopilillas (16 Sept. 1777)
    (Batopilillas, Chihuahua)

    Curato de San Bartholomé Capulhuaca (ca. 1777-8)
    (Capulhuac, México)

    San Francisco Xavier de Sorocahui (27 Oct. 1777)
    (Cerocahui, Chihuahua)

    Curato y pueblo de Zapotlán el Grande (April 1778)
    (Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco)

    Curato de San Pablo de Coatlam (4 Aug. 1777)
    (Coatlán, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Juan Bautista de Coixtlahuac (2 March 1778)
    (Coixtlahuaca, Oaxaca)

    Provincia de Colima y corregimiento de

    San Miguel Xilotlán (5 Feb. 1789)
    (Colima, Colima)

    Curato de San Juan Bautista de Comaltepeque (2 Jan. 1778)
    (Comaltepec, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de Coscatlán (11 July 1777)
    (Coxcatlán, Puebla)

    Curato de San Juan de Cuicatlán (27 Sept. 1777)
    (Cuicatlán, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santiago de Cuilapan (ca. 1777-8)
    (Cuilapan, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de Santa María Magdalena de

    Cuitzeo de la Laguna (17 July 1777)
    (Cuitzeo de la Laguna, Michoacán)

    Curato de Santa Rosa de Cucihuriachic (10 June 1778)
    (Cusihuriachic, Chihuahua)

    Curato de San Juan Bautista Chacaltianguiz (2 Oct. 1777)
    (Chacaltianguis, Veracruz)

    Real de Minas de Señor San Pedro

    de los Chalchiuites (16 Sept. 1777)
    (Chalchiuites, Zacatecas)

    Curato de San Pedro Chapulco (25 Nov. 1777)
    (Chapulco, Puebla)

    Villa de San Miguel de Charo Matlanzingo (ca. 1777-8)
    (Charo, Michoacán)

    Curato de Santiago Chasumba (25 April 1778)
    (Chazumba, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Andrés Chicahuastla (12 July 1777)
    (Chicahuaxtla, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Juan de Chicomezúchil (15 Dec.? 1777)
    (Chicomezúchil, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Miguel de Chipetlan (6 Nov. 1777)
    (Chiepetlan, Guerrero)

    Curato de Santa María de la

    Presentación de Chilapa (13 Sept. 1777)
    (Chilapa, Oaxaca)

    San Juan Thenantitlan Chinameca (24 July 1777)
    (Chinameca, Veracruz)

    Misión de Santa Inés de Chinipas (17 Sept. 1777)
    (Chinipas, Chihuahua)

    Curato de San Juan Elotepeque (23 July 1777)
    (Elotepec, Oaxaca)

    Partido de San Juan Elotepeque
    (7 Sept. 1791) (same town as above)
    (Elotepec, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Miguel Eloxochitlán (30 Oct. 1777)
    (Eloxochitla, Puebla)

    Villa de San Juan Bautista y Fuerte de Montesclaros (ca. 1777-8)
    (El Fuerte, Sinaloa)

    Real de Minas de San Pedro de Guadalcazar (23 April 1778)
    (Guadalcazar, San Luis Potosí)

    Real de Minas de San Pedro de Guadalcazar
    (1 Aug. 1778) (same town as above)
    (Guadalcazar, San Luis Potosí)

    Curato de Santa Anna Guanaxuato (4 March 1778)
    (Guanajuato, Guanajuato) [There is a copy of this relación at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Mexican Manuscript 202.]

    Misión de Santa Teresa de Jesús de Guazapares (27 Sept. 1779)
    (Guazapares, Chihuahua)

    Misión de Nuestra Señora del Populo Güeguachic (4 Dec. 1777)
    (Guaguachic, Chihuahua)

    San Juan Bautista Güichicubi (9 Sept. 1777)
    (Güichicovi, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Pablo Guaxolotitlan (20 July 1777)
    (Huajolotitlan, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santa María Asumpción Huaxolotitlam (c. 1777-8)
    (Huajolotitlan, Oaxaca) [Incomplete.]

    Jurisdicción de Huatulco y Huamelula (14 March 1789)
    (Huatulco, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de Guachinango (n.d.)
    (Huauchinango, Puebla)

    San Ignacio de Huainamota (15 Aug. 1777)
    (Huaynamota, Nayarit) [Published in Boletín de la Biblioteca Nacional (México) I: 138-141.]

    Real de Minas San Juan Bautista de Indee (17 Nov. 1777)
    (Inde, Durango)

    Curato de San José Casas Viejas (22 Dec. 1777)
    (San José Iturbide, Guanajuato)

    Misión de San Pedro Iscatán (29 July 1777)
    (Ixcatán, Nayarit) [Published in Boletín de la Biblioteca Nacional (México) II: 281-284.]

    Pueblo de Ixtapam (22 July 1777)
    (Ixtapan de la Sal, México)

    Pueblo de Istlahuacán (12 Sept. 1778)
    (Ixtlahuacan, Colima)

    Santa María Asumpción de Jalapa (16 July 1777)
    (Jalapa, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santiago de Xamiltepeque (29 Dec.? 1777)
    (Jamiltepec, Oaxaca)

    Misión de Jesús María y José (13 Sept. 1777)
    (Jesús María, Nayarit) [Published in Boletín de la Biblioteca Nacional (México) II: 284-288; 303-304; 318-320; III: 350-352; 366-368.]

    Curato de Santa María Concepción Xolalpa (22 April 1778)
    (Jolalpa, Puebla)

    Curato de Santiago Xuxtlahuacan (15 Sept. 1777)
    (Justlahuaca, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santa María de Lachxijo (12 July 1777)
    (Lachixio, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santa María Lachixijo (copy of above?)
    (Lachixijo, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santiago Lapaguía (30 Aug. 1777)
    (Lapaguía, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de Malinalco (c. 1777-8)
    (Malinalco, México)

    Jurisdicción de Malinalco (13 July 1791)
    (Malinalco, México) (same town as above)

    Curato de Mazatepec (15 Dec. 1777)
    (Mazatepec, Morelos)

    Missión de la Santíssima Trinidad

    de la Mesa del Tonati (10 Sept. 1777)
    (Mesa del Nayar, Nayarit) [Published in Boletín de la Biblioteca Nacional (México) I: 136-138.]

    Curato de San Andres Miahuatlám (16 Nov. 1777)
    (Miahuatlan, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santa Cruz Mixtepec (1 March 1778)
    (Mixtepec, Oaxaca)

    Misión del Espiritu Santo de Morís (30 Aug. 1777)
    (Morís, Chihuahua)

    Jurisdicción de Motines del Oro (6 July 1791)
    (Motines del Oro, Michoacán)

    Misión de Navogame (3 Sept. 1777)
    (Nabogame, Chihuahua)

    Jurisdicción de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves (8 Sept. 1777)
    (Nieves, Zacatecas)

    Jurisdicción de Santa María de la

    Assumpción Nochistlán (14 Aug. 1791)
    (Nochistlán, Oaxaca)

    Villa de Nombre de Dios (22 Aug. 1777)
    (Nombre de Dios, Durango) [See R. H. Barlow and G. T. Smisor, Nombre de Dios, Durango (Sacramento, CA: 1943) 73-80.]

    Villa de Oaxaca (27 Aug. 1777)
    (Oaxaca, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de San Francisco Ocuapán alias Agualurcos (7 Jan. 1792)
    (Ocuapan [Agualurcos], Veracruz)

    Curato de Papalo (Concepción) (1 May 1778)
    (Papalo, Oaxaca)

    Misión de San Juan Peyotán (9 July 1777)
    (Peyotán, Nayarit) [Published in Boletín de la Biblioteca Nacional (México) I: 122-125.]

    Curato de San Pedro de los Pozos Palmar de Vega (2 July 1778)
    (Pozos, Guanajuato)

    Pueblo de San Juan Bautista Puruandiro (4 Aug. 1778)
    (Puruandiro, Michoacán)

    Partido de Puxmetacam (ca. 1777-8)
    (Puxmetecan, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de Queltzaltepec (9 Aug. 1777)
    (Queltzaltepec, Oaxaca)

    Parroquia de San Pedro de Quiathoni (30 Oct. 1777)
    (Quiatoni, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Pedro Apóstol Quiechapa (1 Sept. 1777)
    (Quiechapa, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Quijechaapa (copy of above?)
    (Quijechaapa, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de Santa María de Quiejecollani (18 Aug. 1777)
    (Quiegolani, Oaxaca)

    Real y minas de San Francisco de Asís de Río Chico (2 May 1778)
    (Río Chico, Sonora)

    Missión del Santíssimo Rosario (1 Aug. 1777)
    (El Rosario, Nayarit) [Published in Boletín de la Biblioteca Nacional (México) I: 125-128.]

    Real de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (10 July 1778)
    (Rosario, Sinaloa)

    San Miguel Sahuaripa (1777?)
    (Sahuaripa, Sonora)

    "Reformado Real Presidio" de San Buenaventura (18 Dec. 1777)
    (San Buenaventura, Chihuahua)

    Curato de San Francisco (12 Aug. 1777)
    (San Francisco, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de San Ignacio de Piastla (4 Dec. 1777)
    (San Ignacio, Sonora)

    Curato de San Martín Tilcaxete (25 Sept. 1777)
    (San Martín, Oaxaca)

    Villa de San Miguel el Grande (30 Aug. 1777)
    (San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato) [Published in Boletín de la Biblioteca Nacional (México) I: 167-176; 190-192.]

    Real y minas de Santa Eulalia de Chiguagua (6 Feb.? 1778)
    (Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua)

    Pueblo de Santa Lusía (25 Oct. 1777)
    (Santa Lucía, Oaxaca) [Published in Boletín de la Biblioteca Nacional (México) II: 250-253.]

    Santa María del Oro Tequepespán (2 Aug. 1791)
    (Santa María del Oro, Nayarit)

    Pueblo y misión de Santa Teresa de Quaimaruci (20 Aug. 1777)
    (Santa Teresa, Nayarit)

    Provincia de Sayula o por otro nombre de Abalos (17 Oct. 1791)
    (Sayula, Jalisco)

    Curato de San Juan Bautista Tabaa (18 Jan. 1778)
    (Tabaa, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Tamazula (31 July 1777)
    (Tamazula, Durango)

    Curato de San Juan Tanetze (12 Nov. 1777)
    (Tanetze, Oaxaca)

    Santa María Guadalupe de Tecalitlán (7 July 1787)
    (Tecalitlán, Jalisco)

    Santiago Texupa (20 Aug. 1777)
    (Tejupán, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Pedro Teococuilco (16 June 1778)
    (Teococuilco, Oaxaca)

    Cabecera y pueblos de doctrina de

    Teutitlán del Camino Real (ca. 1777-8)
    (Teotitlán del Camino, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santa María Teotitlán del Valle (18 June 1777)
    (Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Pedro Theozaqualco (20 Nov. 1777)
    (Teozacualco, Oaxaca)

    Cabezera de San Pedro Tepalcatepeque (20 Oct. 1777)
    (Tepalcatepec, Oaxaca)

    Cabecera de Tetela (24 June 1791)
    (Tetela de Ocampo, Puebla)

    Cabecera de San Juan Bautista de Tectipac (15 Oct. 1777)
    (Teticpac, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Martín Tilcaxete (25 Sept. 1777)
    (Tilcaxete, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo y Cabecera de Tlaxomulco (30 June 1778)
    (Tlajomulco, Jalisco) [Published in Noticias varias de Nueva Galicia, Guadalajara, 1878, pp. 183-224.]

    Curato de San Lucas Tlalcozautitlán

    alias Temalacac (12 Dec. 1777)
    (Tlalcozautitlán, Guerrero)

    Curato de San Miguel Tlalixtaca (21 Sept. 1777)
    (Tlalixtac, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de Tlalnepantla Quauhtenca (11 Oct. 1777)
    (Tlalnepantla, Morelos)

    Pueblo de Santa María de Tlaxiaco (1 Oct. 1791)
    (Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de Tochimilco (1 May 1789)
    (Tochimilco [Ocopetlayucán], Puebla)

    Missión de Thomochic (15 Oct. 1777)
    (Tomochic, Chihuahua)

    Pueblo de Tonachic (27 Sept. 1777)
    (Tonachic, Chihuahua)

    Curato de Santa María Concepción

    Totolapa [now San Pedro] (10 Feb. 1778)
    (Totolapa, Oaxaca)

    Misión de San Miguel de Tutuaca (5 Sept. 1777)
    (Tutuaca, Chihuahua)

    San Antonio de Urecho (24 Feb. 1789)
    (Urecho, Michoacán)

    Pueblo de San Miguel de las Bocas (8 Nov. 1777)
    (Villa Ocampo, Durango)

    Pueblo y cabecera de Xalatlaco (25 Aug. 1777)
    (Xalatlaco, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santa María Magdalena Xaltepec (20 Dec. 1777)
    (Xaltepec, Oaxaca)

    Curato de San Pedro Apóstol Xilotepec (1 Oct. 1777)
    (Xilotepec, Oaxaca)

    Curato de Santa Cruz Yagabilja (25 Dec. 1777)
    (Yagavita, Oaxaca)

    Partido de Santa María Yahuivee (14 Oct. 1777)
    (Yahuive, Oaxaca)

    Pueblo de San Juan Yolotepec (9 Dec. 1789)
    (Yolotepec, Hidalgo)

    Partido de Zimapán (19th C.?)

    Zimapán, Hidalgo)

    Manuscripts: 2822-2823, 19258 (5 reels negative).

    Contents: Mss. 2822-2823, "Historia de la Conquista, Pérdida y Restauración de el Reyno y Provincia de la Nueba México" by Juan Villa Gutierre y Sotomayor; Ms. 19258, Personal service of Don Juan Domínguez y Mendoza, 16th Century.

    LC accession number: 15,268.

    Manuscripts: 2927, 3035, 3045, 3226, 9070, 9442, 13239, 17641, 19634, 20245 (4 reels negative).

    Contents: Ms. 2927, warrants and decrees of the King; Ms. 3035, Royal Treasury's ordenanzas; Ms. 3045, ordenanzas and cédulas concerning Indians; Ms. 3226, treatise in Latin, Bartolomé de las Casas; Ms. 9070, treatise by Segismundo Taraval; Ms. 9442, incomplete treatise "Dominio de los Yngas en el Perú"; Ms. 13239, memorial of Fray Juan de Silva, 1615; Ms. 17641, "Libellus de insulis oceania," Palacios Rubio; Ms. 19634, Dr. Jacinto de la Seona, manual; Ms. 20245, memorial of Fray Alonso Maldonado.

    LC accession number: 13,417.1

    Photographs

    Total number of photographs: Unknown.

    Manuscript: Signatura: Vitrina 6, no. 5

    Contents: Abstract of Columbus' journal made by Fray Bartolomé de las Casas.

    Manuscript: 3204.

    Contents: Miguel de Benavides, "Instrucción para el Govierno de las Filipinas."

    Manuscript: 9442.

    Contents: "Dominio de los Yngas en el Perú . . ." [incomplete treatise].

    Manuscript: 30910.

    Contents: Will of Francisco de Toledo, Viceroy of Perú (d. 1582).

    LC accession number: Ursuline Collection (Sister Monica, 1892- ).

    Total: ca. 300 pages.

    Photocopies

    Total number of photocopies: ca. 1500 pages.

    Manuscripts: 2010, 2796-2799, 2822, 2951, 2996, 3010, 3026, 3045-3047, 3226, 19258.

    Contents: Ms. 2010, opinion of Indian questions by Reginaldo de Lizárraga, 1599; Mss. 2796-2799, "General History of the West Indies," 1690 (selections); Ms. 2822, Juan de Villa Gutierre Sotomayor, "Historia de la Conquista, Pérdida y Restauración de el Reyno y Provincia de la Nueba México . . .; Ms. 2951, ordenanza, Francisco Tello de Sandoval, 1544; Ms. 2996, fragments concerning the history of the Indies; Ms. 3010, memorial concerning the empire of the West Indies, 1646; Ms. 3026, memorial concerning Yucatán; Ms. 3045, ordenanzas and cédulas concerning Indians; Ms. 3046, miscellaneous papers, 1656; Ms. 3047, collection of documents pertaining to the ecclesiastical and civil history of America formed by Juan Díaz de la Calle; Ms. 3226, treatise in latin, Fray Bartolomé de las Casas; Ms. 19258, personal service of Don Juan Domínguez y Mendoza, 16th Century.

    Biblioteca del Palacio Real (Madrid)

    Microfilm

    Total number of microfilm: 1 reel positive.

    Manuscripts: 175, 938, 1813, 2850.

    Contents: Selections of Ms. 175, Juan de Vascones, "Petición de Derecho"; selected items of Indian administration; Ms. 938, Las Casas tract; Ms. 2850, Fray Domingo de Salazar, tratado concerning tributes in the Philippines.

    LC accession number: 7263 A.

    Photographs and photocopies

    Total: ca. 400 pages.

    Manuscripts: 175, 1813 (photographs).

    Manuscript: 2850 (photocopies).

    Contents: Ms. 175, Juan de Vascones, "Petición de Derecho"; Ms. 1813, [Alonso de] Zorita's Laws and royal ordinances of the Indies (1574); Ms. 2850, Fray Domingo de Salazar, tratado concerning tributes in the Philippines.

    Biblioteca Provincial y Universitaria (Sevilla)

    Photocopies

    Total number of photocopies: 6 pages.

    Treatise by Miguel de Arcos (undated).

    Real Academia de la Historia

    Photographs

    Total number of photographs: 41 pages.

    Colección Muñoz, Tomo VI.

    Contents: Selections from the treatise on the legality and justice of the war waged by the Kings of Spain against the natives of the West Indies by Fray Vicente Paletino de Corzula, 1559; "Relación de las Cosas de Yucatán" by Fray Diego de Landa, 1565.

    Biblioteca Pública (Toledo)

    "De bello inferendo et conferendis legibus hominibus novi orbis." Malferit.

    "Relación histórica dyscreptiva . . ." Provinces of Verapaz and Guatemala, 1635.


    Suggested Bibliography

    Arthur, Stanley C. Index to the Dispatches of the Spanish Governors of Louisiana, 1766-1792. New Orleans: Polyanthos, 1975. 140 p.

    Ayala, Manuel Josef. Diccionario de gobierno y legislación de Indias, ed. Marta Milagros del Vas Mingo. 3 vols. Madrid: Ediciones de Cultura Hispánica, 1988.

    Curtis, William E[leroy. The Relics of Columbus: An Illustrated Descriptiton of the Historical Collection in the Monastery of La Rábida. Washington, DC: The William H. Lowdermilk Co., 1893. 216 p.

    De la Peña y de la Cámara, José María, comp. A List of Spanish Residencias in the Archives of the Indies, 1516-1775. Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, Reference Department, 1955. 109 p.

    ________. Archivo General de Indias: Guía del visitante. Valencia: Dirección General de Archivos y Bibliotecas, 1958.

    Gerhard, Peter. A Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972. 476 p.

    ________. "Colonial New Spain, 1519-1786: Historical Notes on the Evolution of Minor Political Jurisdictions." Handbook of Middle American Indians Vol. 12: Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources. Part I, ed. Howard F. Cline. Austin: University of Texas Press.

    Gómez Canedo, Lino. Los Archivos de la Historia de América. 2 vols. México: Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia, 1961.

    Gómez del Campillo, Miguel. Relaciones diplomáticas entre España y los Estados Unidos según los documentos del Archivo Histórico Nacional. 2 vols. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas/Instituto Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, 1944-45.

    Hill, Roscoe. Descriptive Catalogue of the Documents Relating to the History of the United States in the Papeles Procedentes de Cuba Deposited in the Archivo General de Indias at Seville. Washington, DC: The Carnegie Institution, 1916. 594 p.

    Sor M. Mónica, La Gran Controversia del Siglo Diez y Seis acerca del Dominio Español sobre América. Madrid: Ediciones Cultura Hispánica, 1952. 332 p.

    Villagutierre y Sotomayor, Juan de. Historia de la conquista, pérdida y restauración del reino y provincias de la Nueba México en la America Septentrional, ed. Otto Maas. Madrid: Imprenta Hijos de T. Minuesa de los Ríos, 1929.

    Wright, Irene A. Historia documentada de San Cristóbal de la Habana en el siglo XVI. Basada en documentos originales existentes en el Archivo General de Indias de Sevilla. 2 vols. Habana: 1927.

    ________. Spanish Documents Concerning English Voyages to the Caribbean, 1527-1568. Nendeln, Liechtenstein: Kraus Reprint, 1967. 167 p.

    ________. Documents Concerning English Voyages to the Spanish Main, 1569-1580. Nendeln, Liechtenstein: Kraus Reprint, 1967. 348 p.

    ________. Further English Voyages to Spanish America, 1583-1594: Documents from the Archives of the Indies at Seville Illustrating English Voyages to the Caribbean, the Spanish Main, Florida, and Virginia. Nendeln, Liechtenstein: Kraus Reprint, 1967. 314 p.

    ________. The Early History of Cuba, 1492-1586. New York: Octagon Books, 1970. 390 p.


    Notes

    1. See Ronald Hilton, ed., Handbook of Hispanic Source Materials and Research Organizations in the United States. (Toronto: The University of Toronto Press, 1942), p. 87.

    2. The Mss. Division also has 77 ff. negative photocopy of papers related to legajo 203, which contain "Sotelo, Baltasar de [Legal process, 1556-1558]," purchased from G. R. G. Conway, 1945, S. III-49-0,3. LC accession number: 7866. A positive photocopy exists of the license, letters and orders given to Don Baltasar de Sotelo, Captain of Florida, to undertake an expedition to explore the coast. LC accession number: 7516. These papers and the abovementioned are from the criminal process held in México against the brothers Baltasar de Sotelo and Diego Arias de Sotelo for their participation in the Avila-Cortés conspiracy. A sheet asking for an authorized copy of the proceedings, dated 1568, accompanies the papers.

    3. The Library of Congress Microform Reading Room has 4 negative reels of legajo 224 (MicrRR film #1094). Positive reels are available at the Manuscript Division.

    4. For more information on Relaciones geográficas, see Geography and Map Division's section of this entry.

    5. Prior to 1929, the AGI sección Gobierno was called Papeles de Simancas del Consejo de Indias y distintos ministerios, and was divided in sub-secciones, one of which was Indiferente de Nueva España. Today, these legajos are located under AGI, Gobierno, Indiferente General. The Centro Nacional de Microfilm (CNM) in Madrid has available the following legajos from Indiferente General: legajos 449-468 (Nueva España, 1609-1699) 36 reels, CNM publication no. 37; legajos 481-498 (1601-1699) 27 reels, CNM publication no. 50; legajos 512-513 (Perú, 1614-1800) 2 reels, CNM publication no. 54; legajo 514 (Nueva España, 1648-1701) 1 reel, CNM publication no. 39; legajo 606 (Real Hacienda, etc., 1539-1604) 1 reel, CNM publication no. 65.

    6. See William R. Shepherd, Guide to Materials for the History of the United States in Spanish Archives (Washington, DC: The Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1907), 67-69.

    7. See José de la Peña y de la Cámara, A List of Spanish Residencias in the Archives of the Indies, 1516-1775 (Washington, DC: The Library of Congress, 1955). There are some errors in the classification of these residencias. See Harvard's Tozzer Library's entry in this Guide for the corrections of legajo numbers that should be made.

    8. Papers transferred to the AGI in 1785.

    9. See Peter Gerhard, A Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972); and "Colonial New Spain, 1519-1786: Historical on the Evolution of Minor Political Jurisdictions," Handbook of Middle American Indians vol. 12: Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources, Part I, Howard F. Cline, ed. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1972).

    10. An asterisk (*) indicates a complete legajo.

    11. See also, Charles C. Griffin, The United States and the Disruption of The Spanish Empire, 1810-1822 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1937) 315 p.

    12. See Roscoe R. Hill's Descriptive Catalogue of the documents relating to the History of the United States in the Papeles procedentes de Cuba deposited in the Archivo General de Indias at Seville (Washington D.C.: The Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1916); and Stanley C. Arthur, Index to the Dispatches of the Spanish Governors of Louisiana, 1766-1792 (New Orleans: Polyanthos, 1975).

    13. According to Lino Gómez Canedo, Los Archivos de la Historia de América (México, D.F.: Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia, 1961) I: 17, these papers were realted to Miss Connor's research of the colonial record of Spanish Florida.

    14. See Manuel Josef de Ayala, Diccionario de Gobierno y Legislación de Indias, 3 vols., ed. Marta Milagros del Vas Mingo (Madrid: Ediciones Cultura Hispánica, 1988) I: xxiii-xxviii; Juan A. Susto "Manuel José de Ayala" Boletín del Instituto de Invesitgaciones Históricas (Buenos Aires) 29 (1926) 62-67; and José María Ots y Capdequi, "Don Manuel Josef de Ayala y la historia de nuestra Legislación de Indias" Hispanic American Historical Review 3 (1920) 281ff.

    15. A miscellaneous collection of letters writen or signed by conquistadores, missionaries, officials, etc. See Luis Sánchez Belda, "El Archivo Histórico Nacional," Boletín (Dirección General de Archivos y Bibliotecas, Madrid) 64 (marzo-abril 1962) 47-50.

    16. Made from copies in possession of Dr. Robert C. West, Dept. of Geography, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. See Robert C. West "The Relaciones Geográficas of México and Central America, 1740-1792," in the Handbook of Middle American Indians, vol. 12: Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources, Part One (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1972) 396-449. See also the Geography and Maps Division's section of this entry, "The Torres Lanzas AGI Maps" (Cristóbal de Salazar).


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