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Finding Aid to the Ynés Mexía papers, 1872-1963, 1872-1963 (bulk 1910-1938)
BANC MSS 68/130 m  
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Description
Papers of the botanist, explorer and lecturer, the daughter of Enrique Guillermo Antonio Mexia and granddaughter of Jose Antonio Mexia. Includes letters to and from Mexia about family, personal matters, and plant collections; writings by Mexia and other pertaining to the Mexia botanical collections from Mexico, South America, and Alaska. Includes correspondence by Nina Floy Bracelin, acting as the representative of Mexia, pertaining to botanical collections
Background
Ynés Mexía was born May 24, 1870 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., where her father, General Enrique A. Mexía, was serving as a representative of the Mexican government under President Porfirio Díaz. Her grandfather, José Antonio Mexía, was also a Mexican general, serving under President Antonio López de Santa Anna. Her mother, Sarah R. Wilmer of Maryland, was a descendent of Samuel Eccleston, Fifth Archbishop of Baltimore. Ynés Mexía spent her early childhood in Texas on a land grant where the town of Mexía, Limestone County, is now located. She attended private schools in Philadelphia and Ontario, Canada; St. Joseph's College, Emmetsburg, Maryland; and the University of California, Berkeley. As a young woman she lived in Tacubaya, Mexico, where she married Herman E. Laue in 1898. After his death, she married Agustín Reygadas. This second marriage ended in a divorce.
Extent
9 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 oversize folder 8.5 linear feet 3 digital objects (3 images)
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.