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José de Gálvez Papers
mssGA 1-734  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: José de Gálvez Papers
    Dates: 1763-1794
    Collection Call Number: mssGA 1-734
    Creator: Galvez, Jose de, 1720-1787
    Extent: 734 pieces in 11 boxes 2 oversize folders
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection consists of letters, documents, and one map (all in Spanish) assembled in 1794 for the Conde de Revilla Gigedo. It consists mostly of official correspondence (1765-72) between Spanish statesman José de Gálvez (1720-1794) and the successive viceroys of Mexico, dealing with the organization of the expeditions sent to San Diego and Monterey to occupy California, the efforts to enlarge the frontiers of New Spain and subdue the Indians in Sonora and Sinaloa, and the removal of the Jesuit missionaries from Lower California.
    Language of Material: The records are in Spanish.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], José de Gálvez Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Purchased from Stanley Henkels, April 1925.

    Biographical Note

    Spanish statesman José de Gálvez (1720-1787) was sent in 1765 by Charles III to New Spain (Mexico) as Visitador-General in order to effect administrative and financial reforms. Along with the new viceroy, Carlos Francisco de Croix, Galvez undertook improvements, including the reorganization of the tax system, the strengthening of the northern frontier, and the Spanish occupation of Alta California.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of letters, documents, and one map (all in Spanish) which are papers assembled in 1794 for the Conde de Revilla Gigedo. It consists mostly of official correspondence (1765-72) between Galvez and the successive viceroys of Mexico. They deal with the organization of the expeditions sent to San Diego and Monterey to occupy California, the efforts to enlarge the frontiers of New Spain and subdue the Indians in Sonora and Sinaloa, and the removal of the Jesuit missionaries from Lower California.
    Persons represented in the collection include: Antonio María Bucareli y Ursua (38 pieces), Carlos Francisco de Crox, Marques de Croix (204 pieces), Jose de Galvez, Marques de Sonora (291 pieces), Juan Vicente de Guemes Pacheco, conde de Revilla Gigedo (5 pieces), and Joaquin Monserrat, Marques de Cruillas.
    Encoder's note: Diacritics have been omitted for encoding.

    Arrangement

    Organized chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Personal Names

    Galvez, Jose de, 1720-1787

    Corporate Names

    Jesuits--Missions--California

    Subjects

    Indians of Mexico--Mexico--Sinaloa (State)
    Indians of Mexico--Mexico--Sonora (State)
    Indians of Mexico--History--Sources
    Spaniards--California--History--18th century--Sources
    Spaniards--California--Monterey--History--18th century --Sources
    Spaniards--California--San Diego--History--18th century--Sources
    Viceroys--Mexico--Correspondence
    Missions--California
    California--Colonization
    California--History--To 1846--Sources
    California--Colonization
    California--History--To 1846--Sources

    Genre

    Letters (correspondence)--California--18th century
    Letters (correspondence)--Mexico--18th century