Real de Minas del Catorce Records: Finding Aid mssRealMinas
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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.
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[Identification of item]. Real de Minas del Catorce records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Purchased from Elena Gallego Rare Books, February 2022.
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.
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.
Processed at the time of accessioning by Kelly Kress in February 2022.
Arranged by type of material.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico
Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico -- Maps
Silver mines and mining -- Mexico
de la Maza family
Real de Minas del Catorce records 1868-approximately 1900