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Finding Aid to the Documents relating to Coahuila, Coahuila and Tejas, and Nuevo León y Coahuila, 1806-1860
BANC MSS 67/142 m  
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  • Collection Summary
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Documents relating to Coahuila, Coahuila and Tejas, and Nuevo León y Coahuila,
    Date (inclusive): 1806-1860
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 67/142 m
    Extent: Number of containers: 6 boxes
    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: A collection of letters and documents addressed to town officials of Cuatro-Cienegas in Coahuila, transmitting orders and information from departmental and state officials concerning elections; financial, judicial and military matters; municipal government, etc.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Documents relating to Coahuila, Coahuila and Tejas, and Nuevo León y Coahuila, BANC MSS 67/142 m, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was purchased in August 1966 for The Bancroft Library, as a gift of Mr. Orrin W. June.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of official letters and documents, 1806-1860, emanating from various offices in the departmental capital of Monclova and the state capital at Saltillo, addressed to the mayor and other officials of the town of Cuatrociénegas in the state of Coahuila, Mexico. Transmitting orders and information concerning elections; financial, judicial and military matters; education; the church; municipal government; etc., the papers reflect the turbulent revolutionary times, the changes of government, and the alterations in the structure of the state system itself.
    Prior to Mexican independence, the state of Coahuila formed a part of the Provincias Internas de Oriente. The territory was expanded to form the state of Coahuila y Tejas in 1824. By a law of June 30, 1838, the two were made separate departments, and Coahuila, along with Texas, came under strong American influence. In 1856 Santiago Vidaurri annexed Coahuila to Nuevo León, and Benito Juárez separated the two departments again in 1864.