Finding Aid to the George Elmendorf Collection of Mexican Miscellany

Lara Michels
The Bancroft Library
The Bancroft Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
(510) 642-6481

Language of Material: Spanish
Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
Title: George Elmendorf Collection of Mexican Miscellany
Creator: Elmendorf, George F.
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 87/190 m
Physical Description: 4 linear feet (2 cartons, 2 boxes, 2 volumes, 1 oversize box)
Date (inclusive): 1584-1973
Abstract: George F. Elmendorf's collection of assorted Mexican manuscripts dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
Location of Materials: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language of Material: Collection materials are mostly in Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The George Elmendorf Collection of Mexican Miscellany was purchased from George F. Elmendorf in 1986.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Elmendorf Collection of Mexican Miscellany, BANC MSS 87/190 m, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Processing Information

Processed by Lara Michels in March, 2015.

Separated Material

Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of the Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1987.080--AX).


George F. Elmendorf was an owner and operator of Libros Latinos, a premier United States dealer of Latin American books and manuscripts founded in 1973. Elmendorf received his degree in Latin American history from San Francisco State University and in 1976 teamed up with Howard Karno, founder of Libros Latinos.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a chronologically arranged series of Mexican manuscripts dating from 1584 to 1973. These manuscripts were collected by George Elmendorf of Libros Latinos booksellers. The materials are varied in scope and document religious, political, military, economic, and linguistic activity. Some manuscripts are complete and others are fragmentary. The bulk are from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Notable in the collection are a volume containing a manuscript copy of the 18th-century botanical work Plantae nouae hispaniae... by José( Mariano Moziño and Martín Sessé. This copy, made around 1885, is ostensibly the one from which the first printed copy of the work was published (for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893). Bound with this manuscript copy is a file of original 18th-century materials documenting disputes and litigation between Moziño and his wife, Maria Rita Rivera Melo. Also notable is a file relating to the implementation in Mexico of an indulgence granted by Pope Clement XII to visitors of El Sagrario (1731). This file includes the original indulgence on vellum. The collection also includes the following: an oration against the French in 1793 by the bishop of La Rochelle (resident in Guadalajara); a printed decree by the Marques of Branciforte incorporating a royal decree forbidding clerics or nuns to be heirs of intestate parents; a report on miracles performed by Our Lady of Nogal. Among the nineteenth-century materials one will find more political content, with some manuscripts documenting the period of the French intervention and others relating to politics of the 1830s and 1840s. Notable among these is a volume of accounts from 1842 recording contributions levied for public security in Mexico City; documents from 1881 regarding secure passage for Vicente Morales to San Francisco where he was to be Mexican Consul; and drafts of letters from 1832 and 1833 regarding disturbances in Jalapa and regarding sending criminals from the California Presidios and elsewhere to colonize Texas. Among religious materials for the 19th century are items relating to the Dominicans in Mexico and Baja California, one of them an unsigned letter from the Provincial concerning religious designated for the Baja California missions. The 19th-century materials also include an 1835 manuscript eyewitness account of the eruption of the Conchagua volcano. Materials from the 20th century expand to document business enterprises and the rise of labor unions. Among these are a file of correspondence of José María Benítez concerning Mexican railroad workers and the labor movement in 1925. Among materials documenting 20th-century politics are a file of correspondence, telegrams, and flyers relating to Francisco Madero (1911-1914); a group of items relating to the 1911-1912 elections in Tacuyaba, including flyers from many different political parties; and materials relating to the execution of José de León Toral, who assassinated President Alvaro Obregón.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Moziño, José Mariano, ǂd 1757-1820?
Branciforte, Miguel de la Grúa y Talamanca, ǂc marqués de, ǂd approximately 1755-1812
Madero, Francisco I., ǂd 1873-1913
Dominicans ǂz Mexico ǂz Baja California
Miracles--Mexico--Early works to 1800.
Mexico--Social conditions
Mexico--Armed forces
Mexico--Church history
Mexico--Politics and government
Account books
Census records
Military records


Series 1:  16th Century, 1584-1594

Physical Description: carton 1, folder 1-2; volume 1
carton 1, folder 1

Petition concerning litigation in Querétaro over a criminal assault in 1584 involving Antonio de Mendoza (The Younger) and Alfonso Díaz, 1584

carton 1, folder 2

Petition concerning a demand in 1594 that the sheriff restitute money to one Gonzalo Pérez (in Mexico; town unknown), 1594

volume 1

Chimica Historial (manuscript extracts), 16th century


Series 2:  17th Century, 1600-1664

Physical Description: carton 1, folder 3-15
carton 1, folder 3

Juan de Torquemada, letter of complaint, 1600

carton 1, folder 4

C. De Cuerda, petition to Torquemada against Lorenze Lopez de Bergasa who sold the writer 1000 calves and then sold some of the same to someone else before he could pick them up (Guadalajara), 1604

carton 1, folder 5

Juan Quesada de Figueroa, petition (incomplete: Mexico City), 1614

carton 1, folder 6

Pedro Godinez Maldonado, contract dispute with church (Mexico City and Huechiapa), 1616

carton 1, folder 7

Diego Gomez de Mena, petition (incomplete), 1616

carton 1, folder 8

Marquez de Guadalcazar, petition to reconfirm land measurements (Mexico City), 1617

carton 1, folder 9

Colegio de San Pedro y San Pablo, lawsuit, mortgage claim (Mexico City), 1618

carton 1, folder 10

Fray Nicolas De Alto[?], petition, 1633

carton 1, folder 11

Maria Gil de Guangui, petition from church to order payments from Maria (Mexico: signed by Gaspar de Villanueva Zapata y Sandoval), 1650

carton 1, folder 12

Fray Gabriel de la Madre de Dios, decreto acerca de las fundaciones, 1651

carton 1, folder 13

Hernando Caso De Mallin, pending lawsuit with El Convento de Religiosos de Nuestra Señora de la Redemcion (Tepotzotlan), 1657

carton 1, folder 14

Joan de Contreras Garcia, lawsuit (mentions Torquemada as witness), 1663

carton 1, folder 15

Pedro Moreno, petition (Mexico City), 1664


Series 3:  18th Century, 1700-1797

Physical Description: carton 1, folder 16-62; box 1, folder 1-13
carton 1, folder 16

Certificado de buena conducta y parentesso, fragment, approximately 1700

carton 1, folder 17

Fray Manuel Terreros, sermon concerning the relation of God and goodness to light and its properties, 1702

box 1, folder 1-13

Assorted eighteenth-century sermons, approximately 1700-1800

carton 1, folder 18

José Gufalba[?], fragment of document concerning a marriage, 1725

carton 1, folder 19

Philipe Antonio Mata, cuenta y relacion jurada (account and sworn relationship), 1732

carton 1, folder 20

Certificado de Limpieza de Sangre (Villa de Santiago del Saltillo), 1417

carton 1, folder 21

Bartolomé Ruiz de Pasuengos, Escrito del Licenciado Pazuengos (Guadalajara), 1742

carton 1, folder 22

Certificado de Limpieza de Sangre (San Juan Bautista Cavezera, Sonora), 1743

carton 1, folder 23

Convento de Señora Santa Ana de Carmelitas Descalzos, inventory of archives (San Angel), 1744

carton 1, folder 24

Diego Philipe Sainz de Las Corrtes, fragment concerning sale of Hacienda de Zadros, 1744

carton 1, folder 25

Augustin de Aguera, certificate of legitimacy (admittance into the Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City), 1744

carton 1, folder 26

Pope Clement XII, plenary indulgence to all visitors to the Sagrario during Lent, 1731-1748

carton 1, folder 27

Miscellaneous receipts, 1721-1751

carton 1, folder 28

Antonio Calderon, will, 1757

carton 1, folder 29

Joseph Herrera Rodriguez, tax on Hacienda, 1758

carton 1, folder 30

Sumaria Ynformacion en orden de la Marabilla que Nuestra Señora del Nogal... , 1758

Content Note

Also available on microfilm at BANC FILM 2935. Summary information concerning the Miracle that Our Lady of the Walnut Tree wrought on Mrs. Maria Francesca Larralde, wife of the Sargent Major Antonio Urresti, resident of this city of Monterey, given before Joseph Ygnacio Treviño, Notary Public of the aforesaid City.
carton 1, folder 31

Manuel de la Borda, petitions (Tasco), 1759

carton 1, folder 32

Joseph Rodriguez Gallardo, mortgage interest payments (Mexico City), 1759

carton 1, folder 33

José Garrucho, letters on Real de San Juan and church properties, 1760

carton 1, folder 34

Francisco Antonio Alday, loan contract (Santiago de Querétaro), 1761

carton 1, folder 35

Juan de Pineda, letter to Joseph Nuñes (Presidio San Miguel de Horcasitas), 1765

carton 1, folder 36

Manuel Antonio de [Ocaz], report on medicine in Nayarit (damaged), 1767

carton 1, folder 37

Ramon de Berbegal, obligacion de tutela, 1769

carton 1, folder 38

Memorial para Ordenarse, notes on ordenation, collection of letters of student at El Colegio de San Pedro, 1769

carton 1, folder 39

Pedro Francisco de la Puente, certificate (Querétaro), 1769

carton 1, folder 40

Pedro Procel, deed of sale for one house (Salvatierra), 1771

carton 1, folder 41

Oración fúnebre dicha en Breslau en honor del Reverendisimo Padre Lorenzo Ricci..., 1776

carton 1, folder 42

Padre Fray Joan Augustin de Morfi, diario del Nuevo Mexico (typescript copy), 1777

carton 1, folder 43

Vicarias, lista de Vicarias de este Obispado de Sonora, 1780

carton 1, folder 44

Virrey Dn. Martin de Mayorga, admission letter to Colegio de San Ildefonso for Vincenero José de Roa, 1782

carton 1, folder 45

Rafael Gonzales Riestra, document granting him permission to continue studies without payment for board, 1783

carton 1, folder 46

Miguel Jospeh Bocio y Mediola, petition, 1784

carton 1, folder 47

Alonso, Arzobispo de Mexico, decree regarding a disagreement among mentioned individuals, 1787

carton 1, folder 48

Ana Maria de Guraya, testament, 1787

carton 1, folder 49

José [Lema], minutes for meeting of college directors, 1788

carton 1, folder 50

Juan Maria de Galvez (intendent of the province of Jarma), manuscript addressed to Antonio Porlier informing Lima authorities that he feels it would be wise to supress all four of the monasteries in his jurisdiction (Jarma, Peru), 1789

carton 1, folder 51-52

Domingo José Abedul, receipts (Guadalajara), 1791

carton 1, folder 53

Miguel Antonio Ortiz, petition for payment from property sale (Cuautitlan), 1791

carton 1, folder 54

Augustin de Castillo, certified packing statement that 32 mule packs with a total of 75 bars of silver were received (Guadalajara), 1791

carton 1, folder 55

Dr. Manuel de la Borda, will and testament, 1792

carton 1, folder 56

Account of Louis XVI's interrogation by the court (in Spanish by unidentified author; Paris), 1792

carton 1, folder 57

Declaracion Contra las Franceses por el Obispo de la Rochela, Residente en Guadalajara, 1793

carton 1, folder 58

El Conde Revillagigedo, official correspondence (some signed), 1790-1794

carton 1, folder 59

Convento de San Francisco, assorted documents, 1693-1796

carton 1, folder 60

Fray Juan Rouset, response to petition (denial for request for canonization; Sonora?), 1797

carton 1, folder 61

Alonso, Arzobispo de Mexico, document regarding funds allocated for repairs, 1797

carton 1, folder 62

Marques de Branciforte, copies of two letters, 1797


Series 4:  19th Century, 1800-1901

Physical Description: carton 1, folder 63-152; box 1, folder 14-16; oversize box 1; volume 2; box 2
carton 1, folder 63

Fr. Francisco Rouset, copies of church and mission laws, 1800

carton 1, folder 64

Viceroy Iturrigaray, document for the establishment of a mission (undisclosed location), 1804

carton 1, folder 65

Miguel Gallego, letter to Francisco Rouset (Bishop of Sonora) asking for confirmation of his appointment as provincial vicar and president of the missions of the ecclesiastical province of Santo Domingo, 1804

carton 1, folder 66

Maria Ignacia Siquenza, formal petition to José Máximo Cuevas for deceased husband's pension for raising her children, 1804

carton 1, folder 67

Certification of money paid (unidentified), 1806

carton 1, folder 68

José Teran[?], letter making him executor of estate of Ortiz Cortez, 1808

carton 1, folder 69

Arzobispo, letter to state judge, 1809

carton 1, folder 70

Fr. Joseph Martinez, Libro en que se asientan las patentes, y ordenes..., 1809

carton 1, folder 71

Sermon de San Bartolomé (Cathedral of Mexico), 1813

carton 1, folder 72

Feliz [Carreja?], letter regarding report from Dr. Forál about the conduct of some priests in the Querétaro area, 1813

carton 1, folder 73

Sermon de San Lorenzo: predicado en el Pueblo de su advocacion de la jurisdicion de Tacubaya, 1813

carton 1, folder 73a

Capitan Dupaix, Castillo Antiguo Mexicano...and Sepulcros de Tlacolula (handwritten bound manuscripts), before 1817

carton 1, folder 74

Don Juan Ruiz de Apodaca, provincial certificate of promotion, 1817

carton 1, folder 75

El Conde del Venadito, certificate of merit for Manuel Reyes (Mexico City), 1820

carton 1, folder 76

El Conde del Venadito, letter to administrator of customs regarding request for a transfer of funds (Mexico City), 1820

carton 1, folder 77

Decree accepting the new Empire in Baja and Northern California (signed Herrera), 1822

carton 1, folder 78

Joaquin [Fernandez Linardiz], letter to Dr. Meir (photocopy), 1822

carton 1, folder 79

Unidentified letter naming a commander, 1825

carton 1, folder 80

José Mana Martinez, last will and testament with transcription (Los Angeles), 1825

carton 1, folder 81

Letter fragment claiming items for some Spanish capitularies (San Juan Ulloa, Veracruz), 1825

carton 1, folder 82

Manuel Chavez, letter regarding naming of new Fort Commander, 1825

carton 1, folder 83

Guerra y Marina, Commission Central, dispatch from President regarding individual merit awards, etcetera, 1825

carton 1, folder 84

Guadalupe Victoria, Presidente de Mexico, several documents, 1825

box 1, folder 14

Compañía Nacional Mejicana, Ynstrucciones formadas sobre las minas de San Antonio en el cerro de Tocapuchi, y la del Cobre, 1826

box 1, folder 15

Compañía Nacional Mejicana, Ynstrucciones formadas sobre las minas del Huacal, Nuestra Señora del Rosario y la Cobriza, 1826

carton 1, folder 85

Adiciones del Sr. Oduando á las leyes de Indias, 1826

carton 1, folder 86

Fr. Domingo Barreda, regarding secularization in Baja California and money matters, 1827

carton 1, folder 87

D. Antonio Obregon, letter, 1829

carton 1, folder 88

Death certificate for Monica Doblado's husband by General Pedro Celestino Negrete, 1830

carton 1, folder 89

Copias de Esqrituras, de Pizarras antes de la Conquista y El Dibujo que Empleaban Los Indios Mayas Despues de la Conquista con Traducion... (illustrated), 1830

carton 1, folder 90

Letter of congratulations (unidentified from Veracruz), 1830-1831

carton 1, folder 91

Purchase agreement (Acaxochitlan), 1831

carton 1, folder 92

Official in the Dominican Order, letter to higher church official regarding controversy over selection of Dominicans to serve in Baja California missions, including list of men chosen to serve, 1832

carton 1, folder 93

Municipalidad de San Angel assorted, including document on sale of Rancho del Olivar to Sr. Fagle in 1828 as well as list of members of the brotherhood of Our Merciful Holiest Lady de Carmen at the College of Poor Carmelites of San Angel and an index of documents in the archives with detailed listings of contents (1815), 1815-1833

carton 1, folder 94

Manuel Arzaga, letter requesting Juilan Moreno to present need of new parish priest to the governor (Sonora), 1833

carton 1, folder 95

Minestro de Justicia, letter consigning the sending of prisoners to the presidios of California and Texas, 1833

carton 1, folder 96

Unidentified author, letter directing the use of military prisoners for the colonization of Texas, 1833

oversize-box 1, folder 2

Military service certificate relating to the Battle of Tampico in 1829, 1833

carton 1, folder 97

Tomás Queredo and Pedro Tornel, documents regarding troops to defend the northern border against Indians, 1833-1834

carton 1, folder 98

Letter to Secretario de Estado de Relaciones Exteriores del gobierno de Veracruz on legalization of immigration and colonization along the Colorado and Trinidad rivers, 1834

carton 1, folder 99

J.Y. Pavón, letter to administrador de la aduana del Distrito Federal regarding permit for the importation of some goat herds into the District, 1834

carton 1, folder 100

Bill of merchandise directed to the Administrador de la aduana del Distrito Federal, 1834

carton 1, folder 101

License to carry arms for José Manuel [?] of Puebla, 1834

carton 1, folder 102

Conde de Valenciana, three fragment accounting ledgers (2 signed by Francisco Aniceto Palacios), 1803-1835

carton 1, folder 103

Maratino Arguello, account of eruption of Conchagua volcano , 1835

carton 1, folder 104

Data del mismo Ramo, monthly accounts (Zacatecas), 1836

carton 1, folder 104a

Egresos de Ensenanza Publica (Zacatecas), 1836

carton 1, folder 104b

Colegio de San Ildefonso, assorted documenting pertaining to financial affairs 1539-1836

carton 1, folder 105

Juan José Acosta, receipt of payment (Zacatecas), 1837

carton 1, folder 106

José Mariano de Bereztain, salary receipt to Pedro Rojas for salary as sacristan for the Convento de Santa Inez, 1839

carton 1, folder 107

Pasaporte, permission for a Captain Castellanos to march through with eight men (Oaxaca), 1840

carton 1, folder 108

Libro en que we acientan ordenes y comunicaciones á esta oficina del Grabado, 1840

carton 1, folder 109

Anastasio Bustamante, letter from Nicolas Catalan (1837) as well as certificates of merit to José Francisco Lopez and Andres Leflor (1838, 1841), 1837-1841

carton 1, folder 110

Pedro de la Lama, letter to Manuel Madrid (Havana, Cuba, 1841

carton 1, folder 111

Contribuciones para la fuerza de seguridad publica, 1842

oversize-box 1, folder 3

Joaquin Rea, military certificate, 1843

oversize-box 1, folder 2

Mariano Guerra Manzanares, employment certificate, 1843

carton 1, folder 111a

Census of Males in Sonora, 1847

carton 1, folder 112

Batallon 1st de Guardia Nacional de Zacatecas (inventory), 1848

carton 1, folder 113

Mariano Arista, letter to comandante General de Mexico regarding distribution of funds, 1849

carton 1, folder 114

Gefaturas politicas del estado, fragment (Zacatecas), 1850

carton 1, folder 115

Juan Abraal, recito de Capellania (Amatepic), 1851

carton 1, folder 116

Josefa Hurtado, letter to Guadalupe Martinez (Querétaro), 1851

carton 1, folder 117

J.M. Zamacona, medical report regarding exhumation of remains of Maria de Jesus, profesa de velo y coro del Convento de la Purisma Concepcion de la Puebla de Los Angeles, 1852

carton 1, folder 118

Iglesia Metropolitana de Mexico, constitaciones para el seminario conciliar (Mexico City), 1852

carton 1, folder 119

General Antonio Lopez Santa Maria, promotion of Major Luis de Ormaechea to General (Mexico City), 1854

carton 1, folder 120

Luis Robles Pezuela, letter to Manual I. Madrid regarding business proposition, 1856

carton 1, folder 121

Frederico Weidner, Estudios Geognasticos (Durango), 1856

carton 1, folder 122

Societe des Textiles Mexicains, manuscript in French regarding structure and objectives of the society, 1856

oversize-box 1, folder 2

Luis Orosco, employment certificate, 1856

carton 1, folder 123

Estado Mayor General del Ejercito, military service records, 1825-1856

carton 1, folder 124

M. Payno, note to Pio Bermajillo regarding a debt, 1857

carton 1, folder 125

Ygnacio Manuel, letter regarding French in Mexico, among other topics, 1865

carton 1, folder 126

Auxilio para pueblos afectados, por las inundaciones, list of donors, approximately 1865

carton 1, folder 127

Frederic de Gibelli, tribute to Leonardo Marquez (written in French; includes an acrostic; Constantinople), 1865

carton 1, folder 128

Coronel Secretario José Herrera, order from General Conde to transfer Mariano Camacho to Veracruz, 1866

carton 1, folder 129

Decreto sobre el ejercicio de medicina, three letters (Tepic), 1866

carton 1, folder 130

Suez Canal, copy of contract between Viceroy Said Pacha of Egypt and Ferdinand de Lesseps allowing right of way for construction of canal, 1866

carton 1, folder 131

P. Estrada, certificate of post as second lieutenant of La Compañia de Guardia Rural (Campeche), 1866

carton 1, folder 132

Arzobispo de Mexico, memorandum regarding remittance of a document with 1000 pesos that will be kept by the church (although already given to A. Noriega (Mexico City), 1867

carton 1, folder 133

Cabildo, town meeting minutes, 1867

carton 1, folder 134

C. General Pedro Hinojosa, certification of excellent military service given to José Villegas, 1867

carton 1, folder 135

Antonia Romero, obra pía por 500 pesos para el culto de San Nicolas (Mexico City), 1867

carton 1, folder 135a

Accounting record, fragment (Zacatecas), approximately 1968

carton 1, folder 136

José Maria Villegas, letter from Departmento de Estado Mayor requesting he submit proof of military service for receipt of decoration for service in the defense of the Plaza de Puebla on June 14, 1863, 1870

carton 1, folder 137

Meeting minutes regarding transfer of confraternity to the Chapel of San José del Carmen (as well as statue of Nuestra Señora de Carmen, 1870

oversize-box 1, folder 2

Sebastian Lerdo de Cejada, employment certificate, 1873

carton 1, folder 138

Typescript of Fr. Juan de Albornoz's Arte de la Lengua Chiapaneca (with two-page introduction by Alphonse Pinart), 1874

carton 1, folder 139

Joaquin Primo de Rivera, Secrea, 1875

Content Note

4 documents. Blue envelope with National Arms/ Seal addressed to Joaquin Primo de Rivera; three items, sent from from T. Diaz Cavarrubias to Joaquin Primo de Rivera, regarding use of property by the church (Mexico City).
carton 1, folder 140

Compañia Restauradore del Mineral de Santa Rosa, document on mining in Hildalgo, 1878

carton 1, folder 141

C. Vincente Morales, original and copy of president's arrangement to give steamship passage to future consul of Arizona (Acapulco to San Francisco), 1881

carton 1, folder 141a

Escuela Hidalgo e Yturbide, lessons and enrollment, 1881

carton 1, folder 142

Nomina de los religiosos que pertenecen a la Provincia De San Diego de Mexico (1 page), 1882

carton 1, folder 143

Elementos de gramatica Azteca ó Mexicana, parte segunda (lecture notes?), approximately 1883

carton 1, folder 144

José Fernandez Ortega, fragment of ledger (Guanajato), 1885

oversize-box 1, folder 2

C. Carlos Larrañaga, employment certificate, 1885

volume 2

Bound manuscript copy of eighteenth-century manuscript of Plantae nouae hispaniae... by Jose Mariano Mociño and Martin de Sesse, 1790-1885

Content Note

The original manuscript is held by the Spanish Botanical Gardens in Madrid. This is a circa 1888 copy made from the original for the Mexican government.From this copy was made the first printed edition of the work (as a contribution to the Chicago International Exposition in 1893). Bound with this copy is a file of original eighteenth-century (1790-1801) documents signed by Revillagigedo, Branciforte, Mozino and others on litigation between Mociño and his wife, Maria Rita Rivera Melo.
carton 1, folder 145

Manuel Gonzales, two letters regarding rejection of application for vacant position and dispatch from an Infantry colonel (Chapango and Mexico City), 1879-1886

carton 1, folder 146

Accounting records, incomplete, and correspondence for an unidentified hacienda in Central Mexico, 1886-1887

carton 1, folder 147

General Carlos Fuero, En el Vigesimo sesto año del triumfo de...Ygnacio Zaragoza...y Miguel Negrete..., 1888

carton 1, folder 148

Nicolas de Régules, letter of recommendation certifying Pedro Troncoso's honorable services during the French invasion (Mexico City), 1889

box 1, folder 16

Memorias de Lerdo (diary: New York and Mexico), 1889

box 2

Mexican Diary by unknown author, approximately 1889

Content Note

This typed diary was kept by an unknown author. It is in English and documents the author's journeys in New Mexico and Mexico. The diary also includes photographs taken by the author.
carton 1, folder 149

Ignacio Velasques de la Cadena, letter to Bishop de Tenagra regarding response to letter and never having received prior communications, 1895

oversize-box 1, folder 1

Rafael Carrera, certigicate of employment from the Mexican Government, 1895

carton 1, folder 150

Periodo de Venus en los escritos hieroglificos del grupo Codice Borgia, Memorias de la Sociedad Antropologica de Berlin, 1898

carton 1, folder 151

De Los Antiquos Mexicanos Tonalamatl (typescript of article), Memorias de la Sociedad Antropologica de Berlin, 1898

carton 1, folder 152

Ygnacio Mariscal, personal and official correspondence (3 items) and one certificate (Paris, Veracruz, and Mexico City), 1860-1901


Series 5:  20th Century, 1900-1973

Physical Description: physdesc>carton 1, folder 153-172; carton 2, folder 1-34; box 1, folder 17; box 2; oversize box 1, folder 1
carton 1, folder 153

Sres. Curas de la Parroguia del Salto del Agua, , 1772-1901

carton 1, folder 154

Compaña Cristalera Mexicana de Puebla, libro de actas, 1900-1902

Content Note

Six pages. Minutes of meetings of the Junta, Senior Julio M. Limantour as president and H. de Julrecourt and Carlos Deselle as assistants.
carton 1, folder 155

Jesus Higuera, state certificate of job assignment for Mariano Quiroz, 1902

carton 1, folder 156

Rosalino Martinez, thank you letter to D. Gilberto Luna, 1904

carton 1, folder 157

T. Torres, letter to Mariano Tellez Pizarro regarding books, 1905

carton 1, folder 158

Mary Lonerfall[?], letter to a monsignor in English, 1905

box 2

Unpublished study of the ancient inhabitants of Michoacan by Nicolas Leon (bound typescript), approximately 1905

carton 1, folder 159

Justo Sierra, letter to Presbo. A. M. Hunt Cortés, 1906

box 1, folder 17

Two account books for the following quarries: Tehuantepec, Salina Cruz, and Mixtequilla, 1902-1906

carton 1, folder 160

Nociones generales acerca del idioma Nahuatl, Azteca ó Mexicano (typescript leccion) , 1907

carton 1, folder 161

Museo Nacional, Mexico, monthly report, 1907

carton 1, folder 162

George Frederick Kunz and Charles Hugh Stevenson, The Pearl Fisheries of Mexico (typescript), approximately 1907

carton 1, folder 163

D. Seler, letter (Berlin), 1907

carton 1, folder 164

General Bernardo Reyes, letter to Maria Luisa M. de Luna (La Havre), 1909

carton 1, folder 165

Vicente de P. Andrade, speech to Vice President and Associates praising Don José Mariano Lara y Zurita for his print work in Mexico City and the importance of works printed by him and letter to José Mora y del Rio regarding festivities celebrating the coronation of La Santisima Virgen de Guadalupe, 1907-1910

carton 1, folder 166

Zelia Nuttall, letter (Venice) 1911

carton 1, folder 167

Enrique B. Cota, letter regarding request to Mexican government to nullify grant of permission for free fishing and exporation along the coast (Ensanada), 1912

carton 1, folder 168

Isabel Ramirez Castañeda, documents regarding teaching career, School of Archaeology, 1912

carton 1, folder 169

Sample ballots and list of voters for elections of 1912 (17 items: Tacubaya), 1912

carton 1, folder 170

Junta Patriotica de Tacubaya letter to members requesting donations for Independence Day celebrations, 1912

carton 1, folder 171

Item on fishing in Ensenada (regarding permission to freely fish on coast, permission for exportation of oil for commercial use, 1912

carton 1, folder 172

Manuel Villaseñor y Villaseñor, materials regarding political career, 1912

carton 2, folder 1

Francisco I. Madero, flyers, correspondence and telegrams (40 items), 1911-1914

carton 2, folder 2, oversize-box 1, folder 1

Milpa Alta, Titulos antiguos de los pueblos...del distrito de Xochimilco, 1915

carton 2, folder 3

General Jesus Cazares, miscellaneous papers pertaining to Brigada Cazares del Ejercito Liberacion (56 items), 1915

carton 2, folder 3a

Blank government building contract, Yucatan, approximately 1915

carton 2, folder 4

José Mondragón, correspondence (5 letters regarding return to Mexico from exile and 1 letter regarding repayment of loan), 1913-1916

carton 2, folder 5

Fr. Manuel de San Juan Crisostomo Nájera, volume on Tarasca and Othomé grammar with other notes, 1918

carton 2, folder 6

Professor R. Sala, report: Compania Criadora de Concha y Perla de la Baja California 1923

carton 2, folder 7

José Maria Benitez, correspondence, telegrams regarding railroads, 1924

carton 2, folder 8

Aaron Saenz, letter to General Francisco R. Serrano regarding promotion of employee Stein at Vienna Consulate, 1925

carton 2, folder 8a

Miguel Galindo, Metodo Robinson para estudia la lengua Azteca (typescript), approximately 1925

carton 2, folder 9

Liga Nacional de Defensa de la Libertad Religiosa, letter regarding naming Emilio Ordoñez head of legal defense, 1926

carton 2, folder 10

Nicolas Leon, letters to (2 items), 1928

carton 2, folder 11

Alfred M. Tozzer, letters from (to Nicolas Leon and unidentified woman), 1914-1928

carton 2, folder 12

José de León Toral, materials on execution (letters of authorization to witness, lists of authorized visitors), 1929

carton 2, folder 13

Alfonso Fabila, diary, February 1933

carton 2, folder 14

Alejandro Michel, nineteen items relating to Michel's career in government service, 1917-1935

carton 2, folder 15

Luis Mora Tovar, letter to Xavier Icaza 1936

carton 2, folder 16

Gonzalez Blanco, Projecto Formulado por el Señor Ministro Gonzalez Blanco (memorandum: Veracruz), 1936

carton 2, folder 17

Reformas a la ley de supremos poderos del estado, 1936

carton 2, folder 18

Generalidades sobre el negocio, 1937

Content Note

Study for a project to establish a plan for iron enameling and its commerical possibilities.
carton 2, folder 19

Maximiliano Camino, memo from Ferrocarril Mexicano to the Superior Court regarding legal dispute, 1937

carton 2, folder 20

Petroleum industry, contract and ammendments, 1938

carton 2, folder 21

Xavier Icaza, assorted correspondence and other items, 1926-1939

carton 2, folder 22

Secretario de Agricultura y Fomento, correspondence, 1937-1939

carton 2, folder 23

Derecho Sin Justica, esasy on Nazism and justice, approximately 1940

carton 2, folder 24

Comission Permanente del Congreso General de la Union, charges against a judge, 1945

carton 2, folder 25

Centro Nacional de Orientacion Civica, elections (circular with questions to consider before voting), 1946

carton 2, folder 26

Professor Rafael Ramirez, In Defense of the Mexican Rural Schoool (typescript), 1946

carton 2, folder 27

United States involvement in Mexican affairs, circular, approximately 1950

carton 2, folder 28

Maria de Marrón, Pictorial Progress of Middle America (typescript), 1951

carton 2, folder 29

Juan de Leon, letter to Bernardo M. de Leon, 1953

carton 2, folder 30

Sociedad Mexicana de Amistad con China Popular circular, 1957

carton 2, folder 31

Political prisoners, circulars on rail workers' strike, 1960

carton 2, folder 32

Manuel M. Cerna, Doctrina de la Educacion Rural Mexicana, Ideario del Prof. Rafael Ramirez (see also Ramirez, Rafael), 1964

carton 2, folder 33

Mauricio Martinez, complaints against Mariano Molina related to railway fares, 1965

carton 2, folder 34

Dr. Antonio Oriol Anguera, honors from Escuela Superior de Medicina, 1973


Series 6:  Undated,

Physical Description: carton 2, folder 35-53
carton 2, folder 35

Lessons on speech making (fragment of a book on how to become a good orator), undated

carton 2, folder 36

Indexes (source unidentified, undated

carton 2, folder 37

Nahuatl grammar(notes on verb forms), undated

carton 2, folder 38

Nahuatl lesson notes, undated

carton 2, folder 39

Dialogos Transcendentales (1 page typescript), undated

carton 2, folder 40

Unidentified letter of reconciliation (Universidad Obrera de Mexico), undated

carton 2, folder 41

Unidentified philophosical manuscript (one page of handwritten text beginning Al Titular Pensador...), undated

carton 2, folder 42

Catechism, written in Nahuatl and some Spanish (90 pages), undated

carton 2, folder 43

Catechism, written in Nahuatl (24 pages), undated

carton 2, folder 44

Mercedes Cosio, Descripcion del salon de codices del Museo Nacional de Historia (typescript for course), undated

carton 2, folder 45

Lobster fishing, letter regarding American lobster fishing in Baja as proposed by G. Bregente of the American Union Fish Company, undated

carton 2, folder 46

La Pescadora, S. A., memorandum on destructive United States fishing industries in Baja California and establishment of first Mexican shellfish packing plants (Ensenada), undated

carton 2, folder 47

Teoria economica and politica (unidientified essay), undated

carton 2, folder 48-51

Assorted fragments, undated