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Finding Aid to the Lillian Estelle Fisher Research Materials relating to Mexico, 1941
BANC MSS 99/386 m  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Lillian Estelle Fisher Research Materials relating to Mexico,
    Date (inclusive): 1941
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 99/386 m
    Creator: Fisher, Lillian Estelle, 1891-
    Extent: 1 carton (1.25 linear ft.)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: The Lillian Estelle Fisher Research Materials relating to Mexico consist of transcriptions from documents housed in the Archivo General de Indias in Spain and in the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico city.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lillian Estelle Fisher Research Materials relating to Mexico, BANC MSS 99/386 m, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    Title: Lillian Estelle Fisher Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 85/44 c

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Lillian Estelle Fisher Research Materials relating to Mexico were separated from her papers, which were given to The Bancroft Library by Dr. Fisher in September 1969, with additions made in June and October of 1984.

    Biography

    Lillian Estelle Fisher was born May 1, 1891 in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. She attended Susquehanna University, and after graduation taught at a Methodist Normal School for Girls in Puebla, Mexico. Fisher received degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of California, Berkeley, and taught at the Oklahoma College for Women for 15 years. An academic historian who specialized in Latin America, Dr. Fisher wrote approximately a dozen books on Latin American history. She also completed several books on Mexican history begun by Herbert Ingram Priestley, a professor at Berkeley, before his death in 1944. Following her retirement to Berkeley, Calif., she also wrote several novels which were never published.

    Scope and Content

    The Lillian Estelle Fisher Research Materials relating to Mexico consist of transcriptions from documents housed in the Archivo General de Indias in Spain and in the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico city. The materials from Spain relate to the policies adopted by the Spanish government in the late 18th century in order to regulate the trade between the colonies and the metropolis, as well as the trade amongst the colonies. The largest section of the collection (32 of the 47 folders), which comprises the materials from the AGN, consists of transcriptions of documents from the ramo "Tierras" and primarily relates to lawsuits, measurement, sales, and restitution of Indian lands.