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Finding Aid to Documents for the history of Mexico, circa 1524-1855
BANC MSS M-A 1  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Documents for the history of Mexico
    Date (inclusive): circa 1524-1855
    Collection Number: BANC MSS M-A 1
    Creator : Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico)
    Extent: Number of containers: 12 cartons, 204 volumes. Microfilm reels : 4
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: A great miscellany, from the time of Hernán Cortés through the exploration of the Pacific Coast and the occupation of Texas, the northern provinces, California, to the Gadsden Purchase. From the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico (AGN).
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Collection is stored in part offsite: advance notice is required for use.

    Publication Rights

    FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Requests for copies or permission to publish should be directed to the owners of the originals.

    Location of Originals

    Location of originals at the time of reproduction was at the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Documents for the History of Mexico, BANC MSS M-A 1, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Folders 0685-0686 in Carton 6 from the series, "Inquisición" are also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2092.
    Copies of 5 tomos from Operaciones de Guerra and tomo 201 from Provincias Internas are also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3097. Reel 1: tomo 1-2, Operaciones de Guerra (Arredondo); reel 2: tomo 3-4, Operaciones de Guerra (Arredondo); reel 3: tomo 1, Operaciones de Guerra (Salcedo); and tomo 201, Provincias Internas.

    Related Collections

    Documents from the AGN also appear in two other collections: Account book for sugar plantation, 1693-1698 (BANC MSS M-A 2) and Documents relating to the Juzgado de Indios, 1580-1820 (BANC MSS M-A 3). Because of the nature of these collections, it was not possible to integrate them into the regular AGN group.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Catholic Church--Mexico
    Yucatan (Mexico : State)--History
    Mexico--Church history
    Scholes, France Vinton, 1897-
    Archivo General de la Nacion (Mexico)

    Administrative Information

    Arrangement

    Documents which were copied in the Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), Mexico City, by methods other than microfilm are listed in this finding aid. The copies were made primarily during the period from 1920 to 1945. The transcripts are mostly typed, with a few copies made by hand. The prints were, for the most part, enlarged from nitrate film. In some cases, the nitrate has been replaced by safety film; in others, the nitrate was destroyed because it was hazardous. Professors Woodrow Wilson Borah and France Vinton Scholes were largely responsible for these documents having come to the Bancroft Library.
    In the late 1940's The Bancroft Library, guided by Professor George P. Hammond, began a program of microfilming in Mexico and Spain, and some of the materials in this collection are also available on microfilm. No attempt has been made to correlate the modern microfilm to the paper copies. The use of the microfilm notebooks and this guide together would make such a correlation possible. The documents in the collection have been checked against Herbert Eugene Bolton's Guide to Materials for the History of the United States in the Principal Archives of Mexico.
    The arrangement of ramos follows that of the AGN. In addition, within the ramo, documents are identified with tomo or legajo number, and expediente, folio, or date to provide a citation to the original source.
    Documents, unless otherwise marked, are transcripts.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Bancroft Library staff

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A great miscellany, from the time of Hernán Cortés through the exploration of the Pacific Coast and the occupation of Texas, the northern provinces, California, to the Gadsden Purchase. From the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico (AGN).
    The arrangement follows that of the AGN, and is organized by the following ramos:
    • Archivo del Hospital de Jesus
    • Archivo Historico de Hacienda
    • Bandos
    • Californias
    • Carceles y Presidios y Presidios y Carceles (listed here as "Presidios")
    • Civil
    • Correspondencia de Los Virreyes
    • General de Parte
    • Historia
    • Indios
    • Inquisición
    • Justicia
    • Mercedes
    • Mineria
    • Misiones
    • Operaciones de Guerra
    • Ordenanzas
    • Papeles de Bienes Nacionales
    • Presidios
    • Provincias Internas
    • Reales Cédulas
    • Reales Cédulas Duplicados
    • Tierras
    • Vinculos
    There are two additional series in this collection:
    • Scholes Transcripts
    • Library