• Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Proceedings of the Consejo de Indias, Catalog Record Only Record of the discussion of a proposal of Col. Juan Gaspar de Turriegel to colonize New Spain with 6,000 German and Flemish Catholic colonists.
    • Contributor: Consejo De Indias (Spain)
    • Date: 1767
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Empress Carlota letter, Catalog Record Only ALS, signed "Charlotte", written from Vera Cruz, Mexico, to her exiled grandmother, Queen Marie-Amélie of France, regarding a trip to Yucatan and her royal role. Other topics include France, the status of women, and colonization. Persons represented include the Emperor Maximilian.
    • Contributor: Carlota
    • Date: 1865
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    Ferdinand VI military appointment, Catalog Record Only PDS appointing Don Manuel de Montiano, governor and captain-general of the Spanish province of Florida, field marshall of the army. Signed "Yo El Rey" and contains autograph insertions.
    • Contributor: Ferdinand VI
    • Date: 1747
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    Memorials of the duque to Montemar, Catalog Record Only Memorials advising King Philip V on the war with England. Written in Madrid.
    • Contributor: Carrillo De Albornoz, José
    • Date: 1739
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Apologética historia sumaria, Catalog Record Only Handwritten copy of one of two Las Casas mss. unpublished at his death in 1566 (the other being Historia de las Indias). Basically a bootleg/study edition prepared before print edition available, when the work was still barred by Spain.
    • Contributor: Casas, Bartolomé De Las
    • Date: 18??
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Derrotero al estrecho de Magellanes, Catalog Record Only Map course to the Strait of Magellan dating from Ladrillero's voyage of 1557-1559.
    • Contributor: Ladrillero, Juan
    • Date: 1573
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Ledger of telegrams of the Spanish Consulate in Tampa, Fla., Catalog Record Only Ledger listing telegrams sent to Spanish ministers in Washington and Philadelphia, the Spanish consul in Key West, the Spanish consul and vice-consul in Jacksonville, and others. The ledger was apparently maintained by Pedro Solés. Also includes telegram (17 Apr. 1898) of the Spanish Consul concerning protection of Spanish citizens, and a photograph of a small vessel offshore.
    • Contributor: Spain. Consulado (Tampa, Fla.)
    • Date: 1895
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Hernán Cortés grant of dowry, Catalog Record Only 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 during the conquest of Mexico. Cortés, who served as guardian for Montezuma's daughters and as Captain General of New Spain, was a generous trustee, ...
    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Date: 1526
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Libro de las memorias y cappellanias perpetuas, Catalog Record Only Record book of the first chantries (endowments of money or property, in exchange for masses to be held).
    • Contributor: Convento De Nuestra Señora De La Concepción (Mexico City, Mexico)
    • Date: 1567
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Relacion de las ceremonias ... de los Indios de la provencia de Mechoacan, Catalog Record Only In his prologue, the author says his intent in writing the book was "to conduct an investigation among these new Christians to determine what had been the nature of their beliefs, customs and government...." The text contains numerous watercolors depicting village life, religious ceremonies, and warfare among the Indians, and portrays several scenes of Indians practicing cannibalism. Although some ritual cannibalism did exist in ...
    • Contributor: Mendoza, Antonio De - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 17??
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Sailing instructions for the West Indies and part of South America, made for the use of Don Alexandro Bonito Gonzales, second mate of the ship Comercio, Catalog Record Only Includes references to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Honduras, etc. Includes charts of coastal mountains (p. 132-135). Created in Spain.
    • Contributor: Bonito Gonzales, Alexandro
    • Date: 1720
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Disputados secretarios de las Cortes Generales y Extraordinario, Catalog Record Only Confidential reports written as minister of foreign affairs. Topics include the U.S. annexation of West Florida, diplomatic relations, authorization of the president by Congress, threats of revolt at Baton Rouge, and the actions of various consuls. Persons represented include James Madison, James Monroe, Luis de Onís, and Spanish consuls Juan Bautista Bernabéu (Baltimore) , Pablo Chacon (Alexandria), and Diego Murphy (New Orleans/Charleston).
    • Contributor: Labrador, Pedro Gómez Havelo
    • Date: 1812
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Fragmentos de la historia de Tlaxcala, Catalog Record Only History of Tlaxcala from pre-Conquest to ca. 1560, circulated in copy form and not published until 1892.
    • Contributor: Muñoz Camargo, Diego
    • Date: 1852
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    Genealogy and family history of merchant Alfarez Ignacio López de Herrera of Spain and wife Josefa Antonia González de Varo y Delgado of Pueblo, Mexico, Catalog Record Only Includes parish register information, depositions, and coats of arms. Produced in Puebla, Mexico.
    • Date: 1703
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Carta dl ilustrissimo Señor Don Ivan de Palafox y Mendoza Español, y en America Obispo de la puebla de los Ángeles, y de cano delcon. sexo de yndias, al sumo Pontifice Inocencio ... Catalog Record Only Documentation relating to the beatification of Juan de Palafox y Mendoza. Includes 18th century copy of 1649 report; together with copies of letters of Bernardino Peregrino (20 Mar. 1699), Fernando Ruiz de Conteras, and Tirso González (26 July 1698).
    • Date: 1700
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    José de Gálvez letters, Catalog Record Only Chiefly letters to Francisco Saavedra de Sangronis. Topics include the Battle of Pensacola and Spanish operations against the British during the American Revolution.
    • Contributor: Gálvez, José De
    • Date: 1780
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Hernán Cortés order, Catalog Record Only Order of payment (DS) to sailors Juan Montan̋ez and Lorenzo Rodríguez for service on ships in the southern seas.
    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Date: 1528
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    Pablo de Hita y Salazar letters, Catalog Record Only Letters relating to the fortification of Vera Cruz, hostilities with the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians of Florida, and the establishment of a colony of families from the Canary Islands.
    • Contributor: Hita Y Salazar, Pablo De
    • Date: 1672
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Will of Juana Colón y Toledo, Catalog Record Only Includes references to the disputed title of Duque de Veraga y Marquesado de Jamaica, and to funds held in Panama. Written in Madrid.
    • Contributor: Colón Y Toledo, Juana
    • Date: 1591
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    Official copy of secret instructions for the new Viceroy of Peru, Catalog Record Only Official copy (ADS) of secret instructions for the Marqués de Villa Garcia, the new Viceroy of Peru. Topics include foreign settlement, land development, natural resources, mining, and Indians.
    • Contributor: Spain. Sovereign ( : Philip V)
    • Date: 1735
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Carlos de Grand-Pré letter, Catalog Record Only Copy of statement as military governor apparently regarding regulations relating to passports.
    • Contributor: Grand-Pré, Charles Boucher De
    • Date: 1806
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    Oueen Isabella order, Catalog Record Only 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.
    • Contributor: Isabella I
    • Date: 1501
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Representacíon al Rey N.S. por Don Mariano Renovales desde Nueva Orleans sobre Enagenacion de las Floridas al los Anglo Americanos, Catalog Record Only Protest, addressed to Spanish king Ferdinand VII, against the cession of Florida to the United States. Written just before Renovales sailed for Havana, where he arrived 15 May 1819, and was arrested and imprisoned, and died soon thereafter.
    • Contributor: Renovales, Mariano
    • Date: 1819
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Dictamen sobre el projecto de las seis mil familias alemanas para la America, Catalog Record Only Report, by an unidentified person, of the conditions in the various Spanish-American dominions with reflections on the unsuitability of the project for sending six thousand German families to colonize America. Apparently a response to a proposal of Col. Juan Gaspar de Turriegel to colonize New Spain with 6,000 German and Flemish Catholic colonists.
    • Date: 1760