Pablo Macedo Collection of Mexican notorial, mining and colonial documents

Mandeville Special Collections Library
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Macedo, Pablo
Title: Pablo Macedo Collection of Mexican notorial, mining and colonial documents,
Date (inclusive): 1600 - 1908
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 archives box)
Abstract: Papers probably collected by the family of Pablo Macedo, Mexican lawyer and professor of political economy, mostly relating to his father Mariano's claim to the Hacienda de Nuestra Senora de las Rosarios (a.k.a. "Los Reyes"). The materials, written in Spanish, include colonial documents, called "mercedes," relating to land tenure in the Itzmiquilpa region of Mexico, dated from the seventeeth century and signed by Spanish viceroys. Also included are inspection reports from Mexican mines, dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries; two papal bulls, dated 1711 and 1806; a handwritten supplement to a manual of Mexican agriculture, 1869; and an autograph letter signed by Pablo Macedo, 1908.
Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0035
Language of Material: Collection materials in Spanish


Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

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Preferred Citation

Pablo Macedo Collection of Mexican notorial, mining and colonial documents, MSS 0035. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Historical Background

Pablo Macedo was born in Mexico City on February 1, 1851. His father may have been Mariano Macedo (d. 1869), a minister in the government of General Mariano Arista. A disciple of Gabino Barreda (1818-1881), Pablo Macedo became a lawyer and served as a professor of political economy at the Escuela de Leyes (School of Law). He was the author of "La evolucion mercantil," "Communicaciones y obras publicas," and "Tres monografias que dan idea de una parte de la evolucion economica de Mexico" (Mexico: J. Bollesca, 1905). He died in Spain on December 25, 1918.
Based on a letter from Pablo Macedo, found in the collection, it can be assumed that the materials belonged to the Macedo family. How the papers came to UCSD in unknown. The materials were originally enclosed in a rustic leather portfolio and found in the vault of the Mandeville Department of Special Collections in 1986. It is possible that the papers may have been included in one of the many book collections acquired by the UCSD Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Macedo, Mariano -- Archives
Macedo, Pablo -- Archives
Nuestra Señora de El Rosario Hacienda (Mexico)
Haciendas -- Mexico
Land tenure -- Mexico
Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico
Jiménez, Manuela, 19th century, -- Will
Querétaro (Mexico)
Catholic Church -- Discipline
Indulgences -- Papal documents
Bulls, Papal
Pius -- VII, -- Pope, 1742-1823
Martinez de Bustos, Patricio
Catholic Church -- Discipline
Indulgences -- Papal documents
Agriculture -- Mexico -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Agriculture -- Mexico -- History -- 19th century
Gardening -- Mexico -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Gardening -- Mexico -- History -- 19th century
Horticulture -- Mexico -- History -- 19th century
Horticulture -- Mexico -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Mexico -- Appropriations and expenditures
Purisima Concepcion de Landa (Mexico)
Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Mexico
Legal instruments -- Mexico
Mineral industries -- Mexico
San Antonio del Dotor (Mexico)
Cadereyta Jiménez (Mexico)
Affidavits -- Mexico -- 18th century.
Cadereyta Jiménez (Mexico)
Affidavits -- Mexico -- 18th century.
Land tenure -- Mexico -- History -- 17th century
Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Mexico
Legal instruments -- Mexico


Fernandez de Córdoba, Diego, -- marqués de Guadalcázar, Viceroy of Mexico, -- signer
Velasco, Luis de, -- marqués de Salinas, Viceroy of Mexico, 1534-1617, -- signer
Zúñiga y Acevedo, Gaspar de, -- conde de Monterrey, Viceroy of Mexico, -- signer

Collection Contents



box 1, folder 1

Letter from Pablo Macedo 1908


Includes translation


box 1, folder 2

Inspection Reports 1795 - 1802


Silver Mines of Capula
box 1, folder 3

Inspection Reports 1789


San Antonio del Dotor
box 1, folder 4

Inspection Reports 1802 - 1803


Real de Capula
box 1, folder 5

Title of Property of the Mine Named "Peregrina" 1788



box 1, folder 6

Notarial Documents, 17th Century 1600 - 1699



box 1, folder 7

Two Mexican Colonial Documents 1782 - 1789

box 1, folder 7

Municipal Account Book for the Town of Purisima Concepcion de Landa 1789

box 1, folder 9

Papal Bulls to the Spanish-American Kingdom 1711 - 1806

box 1, folder 10

Supplement to the "Practical Manual of Agriculture, Horiculture and Gardening" 1869

box 1, folder 11

Testament of Manuela Jiminez in Queretaro 1861