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Finding Aid to the Digest of the Laws of Kingdoms of the Indies MS.845
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  • Note

  • Title: Digest of the Laws of Kingdoms of the Indies
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.845
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: undated
    Abstract: This is a typed translation of the Recopilacion de Leyes de los Reynos de las Indias, tomo Sugundo, Madrid, 1756, second edition made by Charles Fletcher Lummis at an unknown date.
    creator: Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928.

    Scope and Contents

    This is a typed translation of the Recopilacion de Leyes de los Reynos de las Indias, tomo Sugundo, Madrid, 1756, second edition made by Charles Fletcher Lummis at an unknown date.

    Preferred citation

    Digest of the Laws of Kingdoms of the Indies, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.845.

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 12, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    Donated to the library as part of the Charles Fletcher Lummis collection, 1910 February 28.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Note

    The Laws of the Indies (Spanish: Leyes de Indias) are the entire body of laws issued by the Spanish Crown for its American and Philippine possessions of its empire. They regulated social, political and economic life in these areas. The laws are composed of myriad decrees issued over the centuries and the important laws of the 16th century, which attempted to regulate the interactions between the settlers and natives, such as the Laws of Burgos (1512) and the New Laws (1542). Throughout the 500 years of Spanish presence in these parts of the world, the laws were compiled several times, most notably in 1680 under Charles II in the Recopilación de las Leyes de los Reynos de Indias (Compilation of the Laws of the Kingdoms of the Indies), which became the classic collection of the laws, despite the fact that later laws superseded parts of it and other compilations were issued. The 1680 compilation set the template by which the laws were organized.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Leon Pinelo, Antonio de, 1590 or 1591-1660
    Indians of North America
    Latin America -- Politics and government
    Law -- Spain -- Colonies -- Sources
    Leyes de Indias Recopilacion de leyes de los reynos de las Indias
    Spain -- Colonies -- Adminstration
    Spain -- Colonies -- Law
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