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Real de Minas del Catorce Records
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Real de Minas del Catorce records
    Identifier/Call Number: mssRealMinas
    Physical Description: 1.17 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1868-approximately 1900
    Abstract: Materials related to the silver mining operations of the de la Maza family at the Real de Minas del Catorce, San Luis de Potosi, Mexico. Includes publications, a map, and photographs of the mine and its surroundings.
    Language of Material: Materials are in Spanish.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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]. Real de Minas del Catorce records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Elena Gallego Rare Books, February 2022.

    Biographical / Historical

    Real de Catorce is a town in the Catorce Mountains, about 90 miles north of the city of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. It was founded in 1779 and was known throughout the 19th and early 20th century for its silver mining operations. The de la Maza family were early mine owners and developers and a prominent presence in the region.

    Scope and Contents

    Materials related to the silver mining operations of the de la Maza family at the Real de Minas del Catorce, San Luis de Potosi, Mexico. Includes 12 photographs from about 1900 featuring views of the mine enclosures, people on horseback, aerial views of the church and railway transport cars, and the dam from various angles. Also includes one bound map embossed with the name Gregorio de la Maza Utrera: Mapa Minero y Geológico del Distrito de Catorce Estado de S. Luis Potosi. 1885; and two publications: Exposición y dictámenes, Sobre la Libertada de Impuestos a las Platas en el Estado de San Luis Potosí, 1868; and Apuntes para un Proyecto de Código de Minería presentado al Señor Ministro de Fomento General D. Carlos Pacheco por el Ingeniero de Minas, Santiago Ramirez, 1884.

    Processing Information

    Processed at the time of accessioning by Kelly Kress in February 2022.


    Arranged by type of material.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Catorce (Mexico)
    Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico
    Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico -- Maps
    Silver mines and mining -- Mexico
    de la Maza family