Finding Aid to the Documents relating to Yucatan, Mexico, 1828-1845

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Finding Aid to the Documents relating to Yucatan, Mexico, 1828-1845

Collection number: BANC MSS M-A 27

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University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Documents relating to Yucatan, Mexico,
Date (inclusive): 1828-1845
Collection Number: BANC MSS M-A 27
Creator: Yucatán (Mexico: State)
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box
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: These papers relate chiefly to the early national period, including circulars and letters from government officials to the governor of Yucatan; acts of the Yucatan assembly, 1840; official reports concerning the troops, 1834-1845; and synopsis of official correspondence, 1841-1843. There are numerous printed items.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Documents relating to Yucatan, Mexico, BANC MSS M-A 27, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

These documents relating to the government of Yucatán were purchased from E. S. Wallace, Aug. 21, 1963. They include circulars from officials in Mexico City, 1833; acts of the Yucatán Congress, 1840; and some correspondence pertaining mainly to military matters, 1828-1838.

Key to Arrangement

volume Vol. 1

Circulars from government officials in Mexico, 1833, addressed to the governor of Yucatán. Many printed items have been bound in this volume.

volume Vol. 2

Acts of the Yucatán Congress, 1840, including regulations for commerce, nomenclature of fruits, territorial division of the state, plan for the island of Carmen, etc. A few printed items are also bound in this volume.


Letters, arranged alphabetically by author.


Synopsis of official correspondence, 3 incomplete items (1841-1843)


Miscellaneous official reports relating to troops, 1834-1845.

List of Correspondents and Authors of Documents

In vol. 2

Alpuche, Wenceslao, 1804-1841

In vol. 1

Anaya, Pedro María, 1795-1854

In vol. 1

Arizpe, Miguel Ramos, 1775-1843


Aznar y Peón, Tomás, d. 1849


Letter, Aug. 16, 1836 from Sisal. Yucatán.

In vol. 1

Barragan, Miguel, 1789-1836


Bello, Manuel


2 letters, 1838, written from Campeche.

In vol. 1

Bocanegra, José María de

In vol. 2

Castillo, Gerónimo, 1804-1866

In vol. 2

Cicero, José Mariano de

In vol. 1

Corral, Juan José del

In vol. 2

Cosgaya, Juan de Dios, 1776-1844

In vol. 1

Fagoaga, Francisco

In vol. 1

García, Carlos

In vol. 1

Gómez Farías, Valentín, 1781-1858

In vol. 1

Gonzales, Bernardo


Guerra, Pedro Marcial


3 letters, 1838, from Mérida


Herrera, José Joaquín, 1792-1854


1 letter, May 13, 1835, from Mexico

In vol. 2

Ibarra de León, Andrés

In vol. 2

Jiménez Solis, Juan


Lara Bonifaz, Manuel de


Letter, Apr. 2, 1838, from Campeche, enclosing reports on ships in and out of the port for the month of March.

In vol. 1

Lombardo, Francisco María


López Constante, José Tiburcio, d. 1858


1 letter, May 17, 1828, from Mérida


Méndez, Gregorio


Letter, Aug. 31, 1836, enclosing copy of act passed by local congress.

In vol. 1

Parres, Joaquín


Peón, Manuel José


1 letter, Apr. 3, 1838, from Campeche

In vol. 2

Pinelo, Crescensio José


Poblaciones, Leandro


Letter, Aug. 16, 1836 from Campeche. Refuting attacks made on his character.

In vol. 1

Quintana, José Matías, 1767-1841

In vol. 1

Quintana Roo, Andrés, 1787-1851

In vol. 1

Rodríguez, Juan de Dios

In vol. 2

Ruiz, Tomás

In vol. 1

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

In vol. 1

Tornel y Mendivil, José María, d. 1853


Toro, Francisco de Paula, d. 1840


7 letters, 1855, from Mérida, letter of Dec. 11 including list of deserters. Relate mainly to military affairs.


Torrens, José Antonio


Letter, Aug 31, 1836, from Izamal

In vol. 2

Vela, José Canuto, d. 1859