DescriptionColonial Mexico: An Archive of More than Thirty Manuscripts Signed by Spanish Condes, Duques, and Archbishops Ruling in Mexico. The documents are dated from 1685 through 1820, and are generally tall folio (approximately 8.5" x 12"), on seal stamped paper (as noted below). Includes:
Payo de Rivera Enriquez del Orden de San Agustin, Arzobispo de Mexico. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico City, August 29, 1675. Regarding the church's inventory of gold, silver, and pearls.
Antonio Manrique de la Cerda, Marques de Laguna y Conde de Paredes. Manuscript Document Signed with his rubric, on seal paper ("Sello quarto..."). Mexico, February 20, 1685.
Juan de Ortega Montañer, Obispo de Michoacan. Manuscript Letter Signed. March 31, 1696. Regarding practices in the universities.
Melchor Portocarrero Lazo de la Vega, Conde de Monclova. Manuscript Document Signed, on seal paper ("Sello quarto..."). Mexico, January 20, 1688.
Fernando de Alencaster Noroña y Silva, Duque de Linares, Marques de Valdepuentes y de Gonea Conde de Portoalegre. Manuscript Document Signed with a stamped signature, on seal paper ("Sello Quarto..."). Mexico, October 8, 1714.
Baltazar de Zuñiga German Sotomayor y Mendoza, Marquez de Balero. Manuscript Document Signed, on seal paper ("Sello tercero..."). Mexico, February 15, 1720.
Juan de Acuña, Marquez de Casafuerte. Manuscript Document Signed, on seal paper ("Sello quarto..."). Mexico, July 11, 1733.
Juan Antonio de Vizcarron y Equiarreta, Archbishop of Mexico. Manuscript Document Signed, on seal paper ("Un Quartillo..."). Mexico, September 23, 1736.
Pedro Cebrian y Agustin, Conde de Fuenclara. Manuscript Letter Signed announcing his arrival from Spain and appointment as viceroy. Veracruz, October, 8, 1742. He had arrived three days earlier.
Juan Francisco de Guemes y Harcasitas, Conde de Revillagigedo. Manuscript Document Signed. Mexico, September 17, 1746.
Joaquin de Monserrat, Marques de Cruillas. Manuscript Document Signed. Mexico, October 20, 1763.
Carlos Francisco de Croix, Marques de Croix. Manuscript Document Signed. Mexico, February 12, 1771.
Francisco Cajigal de la Vega, Viceroy of New Spain. Partial Manuscript Document Signed with his rubric.
Alonzo Nuñez de Haro y Peralta, Arzobispo de Mexico. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico, June 12, 1788. Regarding a donation made to a hospital at Saint Andres that is under his charge.
Bernardo de Galvez, Conde de Galvez. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico, November 8, 1789.
Martin de Mayorga. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico, August 12, 1780. Regarding a legal ruling.
Manuel Antonio Flores. Manuscript Document Signed. Mexico, November 22, 1787.
Matias de Galvez. Manuscript Document Signed. Mexico, September 12, 1783. Regarding a broadside he has ordered to be printed.
Antonio Maria Bucareli Ursua, Bailio de la Orden de San Juan. Mexico, January 27, 1773. Regarding an appointment to the "Junta Municipal del Colegio Maximo".
Juan Vicente de Guemes Pacheco de Padilla, Conde de Revillagigedo. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico, August 3, 1792. Regarding the approval of restoration of the arches at Chapultepec.
Felix Berenguer de Marquina. Manuscript Letter Signed. April 22, 1800. Addressed to the City of Mexico, announcing his appointment as viceroy.
Jose de Itirrugaray. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico, December 17, 1803.
Pedro Garibay, Mariscal de Campo. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico, 27, 1808. Concerning the printing of a circular announcing the Spanish abdication of the throne to the French.
Felix Maria Calleja. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico, April 5, 1816.
Miguel José de Aranza. Autograph Letter Signed. Mexico, April 20, 1800.
Juan Ruiz de Apodaca. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico, December, 13, 1816.
Juan Ruiz de Apodaca, as Conde del Venadito. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico, September 25, 1820.
Francisco Javier Venegas. Manuscript Letter Signed. Mexico, September 30, 1811. Regarding missions.
Overall condition is very good. The manuscripts have had paper added at margins to facilitate binding, but are now dis-bound. All letters are in Spanish.
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