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Finding Aid for the Notarial contracts from colonial Puebla de los Angeles (New Spain/Mexico, ca. 1580), 1582-1584
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Description
Three notarial documents from the end of the sixteenth century in the city of Puebla document the system through which financial transactions and powers of attorney were formalized through the use of a public scribe in early colonial Mexico.
Background
Annotated by Melchor de Molina and Toriobio de Ma. Villa in Puebla de los Angeles, New Spain, in 1582 and 1584 respectively. Melchor de Molina also appears as the scribe for Leonardo Ruiz de la Peña's testament in the Archivo del Convento de la Concepción in Puebla (ACCP, Libro de Profesiones, f. 2, 1586/07/17).
Extent
2 leaves: paper; 320 mm x 215 mm
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.