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    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
    • Date: 1830
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    Jacobo Ficher collection, 1864-1997

    The collection comprises practically all the composer's works, mainly holograph ms. scores in all major categories of composition. It also includes documents, correspondence (to and from Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Chávez, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Vivian Fine, Alberto Ginastera, Paul Kletzki, Nicolai Malko, Eugene Ormandy, Arthur Rubinstein, Nicolas Slonimsky, Leopold Stokowski, and others), writings, programs, and scrapbooks.

    • Contributor: Ficher, Jacobo
    • Date: 1864
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    Juan B. Rael collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    This ethnographic field collection documents the musical heritage and Catholic religious and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the northern Rio Grande region spanning northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. It contains sound recordings of alabados (hymns), folk drama, wedding songs, and dance tunes performed by various artists singing a cappella and performing on fiddle, guitar, and harmonica, collected by ...

    • Date: 1940
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    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
    • Date: 1578
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    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, 1526.

    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.

    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Date: 1526

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    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 1572 July 3

    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 Miguel. He is admonished not ...

    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro
    • Date: 1572

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    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
    • Date: 1566

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    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, 1539 Apr. 14

    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.

    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Date: 1539

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    Historia de Mexico [with] the Tovar calendar, ca. 1830

    Nineteenth century transcript, in two parts, of Juan de Tovar's Historia de la benida de los yndios apoblar a Mexico (the Códice Tovar). The work was possibly based on a history of the Aztecs by the Domincan Diego Durán and contains an exchange of correspondence between Tovar and the Jesuit father Jose de Acosta concerning the composition of the manuscript; detailed information about the ...

    • Contributor: Tovar, Juan De
    • Date: 1830

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