Mexico collection, 1522-1915 (inclusive), 1770-1865 (bulk).


Mexico collection, 1522-1915 (inclusive), 1770-1865 (bulk).

A collection of correspondence; government documents, including reports, commissions, decrees, and awards; church documents; and writings and poems from Mexico on civil, military, economic, religious, and social topics. An addition consists of photographs by Mario Bucovich.

30 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 8021982

Yale University Library

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Charles IV, King of Spain, 1748-1819 (person)

Charles IV ruled as king of Spain from 1788-1808, a period of upheaval during the French Revolution. He was deposed by Napoleon and spent the rest of his life in exile. From the description of Royal Cídula, 1800, December 22. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 768430538 ...

Charles III, King of Spain, 1716-1788 (person)

Carlos (Charles) III was the King of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788. He was a successful King who did well reorganizing domestic affairs, but did not have the same luck with foreign policy. From the description of Letter to José de Gálvez, 1765, March 14. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 755815435 ...

Carlota, Empress, consort of Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1840-1927 (person)

Charlotte (Coburg) of Belgium (1840-1927), daughter of Leopold of Belgium (1790-1865), and Louise of France (1812-1850) married Maximilian, Archduke of Austria in 1857. Carlota, as she was known in Mexico, was eager to establish European rule in Mexico after her father rejected the Mexican throne in her youth. She accompanied Maximilian to Mexico in 1864. During her years in Mexico, the first signs of mental illness emerged. In 1866, she left Mexico to solicit the financial support...

Bravo, Nicolás, 1786-1854 (person)

Comonfort, Ignacio, 1812-1863 (person)

President of Mexico, general. Born 1812, died 1863. Positions held include: artillery captain (1833); infantry colonel in the militia; colonel in the 1847 campaign of the Valle de Méjico; Administrador de la Aduana Maritima de Acapulco (1852); Administrador de la Aduana Maritima de Mazatlan; General de Brigada del Ejército Mexicano (1854); General en Gefe del Ejército Restaurador de la Libertad (1855); General de División del Ejército Mexicano (1855). Served as Ministro de Guerra (Oct. 10-D...

Torres, José Antonio approximately 1760-1812 (person)

Mejía, Tomás 1820-1867 (person)

Mier y Teran, Manuel de (person)

Mayer, Brantz, 1809-1879 (person)

Ms. note : (Author Hist. of Mexico). From the description of Letter, 1863, April 23, Baltimore, to "Sir". (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122615237 Lawyer, author, founder and president of the Maryland Historical Society. From the description of Letter : Baltimore, [Md.], to F.J. Dreer, 1859 Nov. 13. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38873485 Lawyer, historian, and author, of Baltimore, Md. From the description of Papers, 1634-1...

New Spain. Real Audiencia (Mexico City) (corporateBody)

Cruz, José de la, 1786?-1856 (person)

Brasseur de Bourbourg, abbé, 1814-1874 (person)

Guerrero, Vicente, 1782-1831 (person)

President of Mexico, military leader. Born 1782 in Tixtla; died 1831 in Cuilapan. Guerrero began his military career in 1810. He was commissioned captain by José María Morelos before the attack on Taxco, was made colonel in 1814 by Juan Nepomuceno Rosains, and received the rank of general from Agustín de Iturbide. After Iturbide was removed as emperor, Guerrero was named General de División, and became a member of the Supremo Poder Ejecutivo which governed until 1824. Guerrero ascended to th...

Hidalgo y Costilla, Miguel, 1753-1811 (person)

Mexican priest and revolutionary. From the description of Trial proceedings of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, 1810-1811. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455501 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a Mexican priest whose early 19th-century rebellion against Spanish colonizers paved the way for the Mexican War of Independence. He is widely called the "Father of the Nation of Mexico." From the description of Letter to unknown recipient, 1810, November 13. (Huntington Library,...

New Spain. Real Audiencia (Mexico City). Sala del Crimen (corporateBody)

Ocampo, Melchor, 1814-1861 (person)

Quintana Roo, Andrés 1787-1851 (person)

Cárcel de Corte de la Nueva España (corporateBody)

Bustamante, Carlos María de, 1774-1848 (person)

Politician, leader in the Mexican national congress. From the description of Receta pa[ra] curae el cholera morbus : de cuia virtud eficaz salgo you garante si se usa en el primer ataque de esta dolencia y no se la dexa progresar, [183-?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 50156031 ...

Pius IX, Pope, 1792-1878 (person)

Pius IX, pope June 1846-1878. From the description of [Document] 1861 janv. 21, Palais du Vatican a' Roma / P. Pius IX. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 469119364 Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti. From the description of Autograph note signed as Pope : Pesaro, addressed to the Archbishop of Fermo, 1857 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617581 From the description of Autograph letter signed as archbishop of Spoleto : to Cardinal Cesare Brancador...

Gamboa, Francisco Javier ˜deœ 1717-1794 (person)

Francisco de Gamboa was a native Mexican who was lauded as the foremost Mexican lawyer of his time, as well as an expert on mining and geology. He is credited with creating the basis of mining law for New Spain. From the description of Correspondence with the marqués de Montealegre, 1774-1775. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 760905887 From the description of Letter to Antonio María Bucareli y Ursúa, 1769, February 15. (Hu...

Echeverría y Veitia, Mariano de, 1718-1780 (person)

Historian, lawyer, philosopher. Born 1718 and died circa 1780 in Puebla, Mexico. Mariano Fernández de Echeverría y Veytia received his law degree from the University of Mexico in 1737. In 1738 his professional title was validated in Madrid. While in Spain he wrote Idea de una nueva história de la América septentrional. Books published after his death include Baluartes de México, História antigua de México, and História de la Puebla de los Angeles. From the description of Mari...

Bustamante, Anastasio, 1780-1853 (person)

Victoria, Guadalupe, 1786-1843 (person)

Army officer elected president of Mexico in 1824. Original name: Manuel Felix Fernandez; changed name to show devotion to Mexican independence. From the description of Guadalupe Victoria correspondence, 1823 September 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981600 ...

Negrete, Pedro Celestino, 1777-1846 (person)

Dominguez, Miguel (person)

Allende, Ignacio, 1769-1811 (person)

Bucovich, Mario, 1884- (person)

Lizana y Beaumont, Francisco Javier, 1750-1811 (person)

Francisco Jaiver Lizana y Beaumont served as archbishop of Mexico and viceroy of New Spain during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. From the description of Letter to Real Tribunal de Cuentas, 1810, September 10. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 773373716 ...

Parián (Mexico City, Mexico) (corporateBody)

López Rayón, Ignacio, 1773-1832 (person)

Cos, José María, ca. 1770-1819. (person)

Zamacois, Niceto de, 1820-1885 (person)

Vidaurri, Santiago, 1808-1867 (person)

O'Donojú, Juan, 1762-1821. (person)

Liceaga, José María de, 1785-1870 (person)

Doblado, Manuel, 1818-1865 (person)

Villavicencio, Pablo de (person)

Lerdo de Tejada, Sebastián 1823-1889 (person)

Abad y Queipo, Manuel, 1751-1825 (person)

Borda, José de la, 1699-1778 (person)

The Borda family was among the most important mining families in Mexico at this time. They made large donations to the Church and various charities. Borda was a very successful engineer, and, according to Humboldt, was instrumental in restoring production in the enormously rich Zacatecas group. His success in Taxco led to the building of the beautiful parish church of Santa Prisca. From the description of José de la Borda papers, 1737-1837. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122546457 ...

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New Spain. Real Hacienda (corporateBody)

Casa de Moneda de México. (corporateBody)

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Epithet: President of Mexico British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x000203 Commander in chief of Mexican Army and President of Mexico during war with United States (1846-1848). Letter thanks Don Juan Valdivia for providing lumber and use of his estate for defense against possible Spanish invasion (1829). From the description of Antonio Loṕez de Santa Anna letter, 1829. (University of the Pacific)...

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Michelena, José Mariano de, 1772-1852. (person)

Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872 (person)

President of Mexico. Born 1806 in Guelatao, Oaxaca, Mexico; died 1872. Elected to Oaxaca state congress in 1833. Governor of Oaxaca 1847-1852; 1856-1857. In exile in New Orleans 1853-1855. Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs Oct. 6-Dec. 9, 1855; Ley Juárez passed Nov. 23, 1855. President of the Supreme Court (1857). Assumed presidency Jan. 1858 upon removal of Ignacio Comonfort. Elected president in March 1861, Juárez was re-elected in October 1867 and July 1871. He died in office. ...

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Romero, Matías, 1837-1898 (person)

Diplomat, public servant, author, agricultural researcher, railroad company executive. Born 1837 in Oaxaca; died 1898 in New York. While a student in law school, Romero began to correspond with Benito Juárez and to serve the Juarist faction. During the years 1859-1898, he held posts intermittently in the Mexican diplomatic service in Washington, D.C. and in the Mexican Ministry of Treasury. During the 1870s Romero researched the agricultural resources of southern Mexico. He also was superintend...

Gálvez, José de, 1720-1787 (person)

José de Gálvez was a Spanish official who was in charge of administrative and financial reforms of New Spanish colonies during the last half of the 18th century. From the description of Documents relating to New Spain, 1771-1773. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 758983529 José de Gálvez, Spanish statesman, was sent in 1765 by Charles III to New Spain (Mexico) as Visitador-General in order to effect administrative and fina...

Hospital Real de Indios (Mexico City, Mexico) (corporateBody)

Branciforte, Miguel de la Grúa y Talamanca, marqués de, approximately 1755-1812 (person)

Miguel de la Grúa y Talamanca is considered one of the most corrupt viceroys in the history of the New Spanish colonies. He served as viceroy from 1794-1798. From the description of Letter to Manuel Godoy, 1796, January 12. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 767532842 ...

Calleja del Rey, Félix María, conde de Calderón, 1755?-1828 (person)

Miramón, Miguel, 1831-1867 (person)

Tornel y Mendívil, José María 1789-1853 (person)

Jose Maria Tornel y Mendivil was probably born on March 1, 1795 in Orizaba, Veracruz, although some sources report his birth date as 1789 or 1801. As an adult he became a Mexican Army general and politician, eventually serving as Minister of War. He allied with and helped the frequent return to power of Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna despite defeats in the 1836 Texas revolution and the 1846-48 Mexican-American War. Tornel probably died in 1853, although some sources give the date ...

Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824 (person)

First emperor of Mexico. Born 1783 in Valladolid (Morelia); executed July 19, 1824, in Padilla, Tamaulipas. Iturbide joined the army in 1800, by 1810 was fighting with the royalists, and by 1820 held the rank of colonel. In February 1821 he and Vicente Guerrero signed the Plan de Iguala and created the Ejército Trigarante. In August 1821 Iturbide and viceroy Juan O'Donoju signed the Tratado de Córdoba, ending the war and giving Mexico independence. Iturbide was proclaimed emperor in May 1822 b...

Peña y Peña, Manuel de la, 1789-1850 (person)

Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1832-1867 (person)

Emperor of Mexico from 1864 to 1867. From the description of Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico collection, 1847-1967 (bulk 1853-1867) (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 28981462 Formerly Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Archduke of Austria. From the description of Papers of Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1864-1866. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455828 ...

Carmelites (corporateBody)

The Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was founded in Palestine around 1154 by St. Berthold (d. about 1195) but it has claimed (without authentic documentation) continuity with hermits settled on Mount Carmel in earlier times, and even to be a direct descendant of Elijah and the "sons of the prophets" (cf. 2 Kgs. 2). The primitive rule as laid down in 1209 by Albert of Vercelli, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, was one of extreme asceticism and solitude. Honorius III approved the definitive rule in ...

Croix, Teodoro de, 1730-1791 (person)

Army officer; appointed as Commandant General of the Provincias Internas del Norte in 1776. From the description of Croix letters, 1774-1780. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 39113892 ...

Herrera, José Joaquín de 1792-1854 (person)

González Pedraza, Manuel, 1789-1851. (person)

Zuloaga, Félix, 1813-1898. (person)

Catholic Church (corporateBody)

During much of Doctor José Gaspar de Francia's dictatorship (1814-1840), Paraguay was without a bishop and the church was harrassed. From the description of Libro de providencias, ordenes, y autos : por Dn. Juan Antonio Riveras, cura rector de la parrequial de la Villeta : manuscript, 1804-1857. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612746619 An antiphonary is a book containing sacred vocal music, both the antiphons of the breviary, and the musical notes. An antiphon it...

Banco Nacional de Amortización (Mexico) (corporateBody)

Apodaca, Juan Ruiz de (person)

Epithet: Spanish admiral and diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000688.0x0000f1 ...

Gómez Farías, Valentín, 1781-1858 (person)

Political leader and interim president of Mexico. Born 1781 in Guadalajara; died 1858 in Mexico City. Gómez Farías practiced medicine in Aguascalientes where he was magistrate of the municipal government. Other offices he held include: deputy to the congress of Cádiz (1812), deputy to the first constituent congress (1821), senator for Jalisco (1825-1830), and minister of Treasury (Feb.-March 1833). In 1833 Gómez Farías was elected vice-president under Antonio López de Santa Anna. In 1833, ...

Zavala, Lorenzo de, 1788-1836 (person)

Liberal Mexican national, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and ad interim vice-president of the Republic of Texas, March 17-October 17, 1836. From the description of Estate records, 1838-1844. (University of Texas at Arlington). WorldCat record id: 29376873 Zavala held various important posts in liberal Mexican governments including governor of the state of Mexico, minister of the treasury, and minister to France but was imprisoned and forced into exile on oc...

Mina, Francisco Javier, 1789-1817 (person)

Venegas, Francisco Xavier, 1760-1838 (person)

Venégas was Viceroy of New Spain; governor during the first four years of the Wars of Independence. From the description of Francisco Xavier Venégas: letter to Dr. Juan Anciceto de Silvestre y Olivares, 1811. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 50156028 ...

Cordero y Bustamente, Manuel Antonio, 1753-1823 (person)

Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547 (person)

Conquistador and explorer. From the description of Hernán Cortés correspondence, circa 1542. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980322 Hernán Cortés led the Spanish invasion of Mexico in 1519 and the conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521. He was governor of New Spain between 1522 and 1527 before returning to Spain and being named the Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca. Cortés returned to Mexico between 1530 and 1541 where he explored the northwestern part of Mexico and its Pacif...

Díaz, Porfirio, 1830-1915 (person)

Mexican statesman and army officer. From the description of Porfirio Díaz correspondence, 1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79424089 ...

Morelos, José María, 1765-1815 (person)

Jesuits (corporateBody)

In 1534 Ignatius of Loyola, a Basque and former soldier, met in Paris with six companions to take a private vow of poverty and one to place themselves at the disposition of the pope. On September 27, 1540, Paul III issued the bull Regimini militantis ecclesiae, canonically establishing the Society of Jesus. The constitutions of the society were drawn up by Ignatius who submitted his work for approval in 1550. Along with working toward the spiritual benefits of its members, the aim of the order w...

Degallado, Santos, 1811-1861. (person)

New Spain. Viceroy (corporateBody)