Finding Aid to the Miramón family papers, 1828-1867

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Finding Aid to the Miramón Family Papers, 1828-1867

Collection number: BANC MSS M-B 17

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1955-1967
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Miramón Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1828-1867
Collection Number: BANC MSS M-B 17
Creator: Miramón, Joaquín, 1828-1967
Extent: Number of container: 1 portfolio (38 folders)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Letters and documents relating to the career of General Joaquin Miramon, native of Puebla, who rose through the ranks from second lieutenant to General during the troublous period before the Mexican War with the United States and the French invasion, 1864-1867, in support of Emperor Maximilian. He was shot by order of General Trevi~no on February 8, 1867. His brother Miguel was shot with Generals Mejia and the Emperor, June 19, 1867. $b Numerous letters of Joaquin to his wife, several of his brother Miguel, correspondence of Joaquin's widow, Concha, including a letter of condolence from Maximilian, military commissions; and other letters and papers.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Miramón family papers, BANC MSS M-B 17, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

These papers, purchased from Ramón Joublanc in 1955, relate mainly to the army career of General Joaquín Miramón, who rose through the ranks from second lieutenant at Guaymas to be wounded and then captured after the battle of San Jacinto and shot by order of Gerónimo Treviño on February 8, 1867. The collection includes letters from Joaquín Miramón and his brother Miguel, commissions and orders for Joaquín and a few letters addressed to Concepción de Miramón after her husband's death. There are also two appointments for Trinidad González de la Vega, Miramón's son-in-law.

List of Contents

portfolio Portfolio

Miramón, Joaquín: Letters


Miramón, Miguel: Letters


Correspondence of Concepción de Miramón after her husband's death


Expediente del negocio de la S[eño]ra Concepción Yglesia viuda del G[ene]ral Joaquín Miramón.


Army papers of Joaquín Miramón, with large size commissions placed at end. Arranged chronologically.


Appointments of Trinidad González de la Vega.

Partial List of Correspondents and Documents


Agea, Juan


Orders for Joaquín Miramón, Jan. 24, 1853.


Fischer, Agustus


Letter, Mar. 6, 1867, enclosing letter from Maximilian, Mar. 1, 1867, both addressed to Concepción de Miramón.


Gómez Farías, Valentín, 1781-1858


Commission as Lieutenant to J. Miramón, Feb. 3, 1847.


González, Manuel, Pres. Mexico, 1830-1893


Appointment of Trinidad González de la Vega as Secretary of the School of Jurisprudence, Mar. 13, 1881.


Herrera, José Joaquín, 1792-1854


Commission for J. Miramón, May 16, 1845. Original and copy.


Lombardini, Manuel María, 1802-1853


Communicating military orders, May 17, 1850, Mar. 27, 1851, and Oct. 28, 1952.


Márquez, Leonardo, 1820-1913


Certificate, Aug. 1, 1864, re J. Miramón's service, 1858-1860.


Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1832-1867


Letter of condolence to Concepción de Miramón, Mar. 1, 1867. Enclosed in letter of Agustus Fischer.


Miramón, Concepción (Enriquez y Yglesias), 1835-


Reply to letter of Maximilian, Mar. 20, 1867. Also copy of baptismal certificate and a marriage certificate in dossier entitled Expediente del negocio de la S[eño]ra Concepción Yglesia viuda del G[ene]ral Joaquín Miramón.


Miramón, Joaquín, d. 1867


10 letters, 1863-1867, mainly addressed to his wife, Concepción de Miramón. Petition, Mar. 7, 1853, requesting that Manuel Montellano testify to his service in various battles, with certificate by Montellano added at bottom of page and on verso.


Draft of hoja de servicio, concerning military service, 1843-1860.


Petition, Aug. 10, 1864, re decorations due him.


Miramón, Miguel, 1831-1867


4 letters, 1866-1867. Official letter, Apr. 18, 1858, telling J. Miramón, his brother, that promotion has been requested for him, due to his valor in the battle of Puerto de Carretas.


Ormaechea y Ernaíz, José Ignacio


Certificate testifying to J. Miramón's service, Oct. 31, 1851.


Paredes y Arillaga, Maríano, Pres. Mexico, 1797-1849


Commission for J. Miramón, May 12, 1846. Original and copy.


Ponce de León, Francisco, 1795-1861


Certificate re J. Miramón' s service at Guaymas, Nov. 30, 1844.


Robles Pezuela, Manuel


Orders for J. Miramón, Mar. 3, 1853.


Santa Anna, Antonio López de, Pres. Mexico, 1795-1876


Commissions for Joaquín Miramón, May 21, 1847, Aug. 23, 1853, Dec. 29, 1853 and Mar. 28, 1855 (original and copy).


Zuloaga, Félix, 1813-1898


Commissions for J. Miramón, Jan. 29, 1858. (original and copy), May 3, 1858 (original and copy), and Oct. 31, 1858.