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Macedo (Pablo) Collection of Mexican Notorial, Mining and Colonial Documents
MSS 0035  
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Box 1, Folder 1

Letter from Pablo Macedo 1908 January 29

General note

Includes translation


Scope and Content of Series

MINING DOCUMENTS dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, which contain reports about the exploitation of mines in several regions of Mexico. This type of document normally includes accounts of expenses and records earnings from the sale of minerals. Folder 5 contains a title document to a mine called "Peregrina," dated 1788.
Box 1, Folder 2

Inspection Reports 1795 - 1802

General note

Silver Mines of Capula
Box 1, Folder 3

Inspection Reports 1789

General note

San Antonio del Dotor
Box 1, Folder 4

Inspection Reports 1802 - 1803

General note

Real de Capula
Box 1, Folder 5

Property title to the Peregrina mine near San Antonio del Dotor 1788


1 item ([6] leaves) ; 30 cm.


Scope and Content of Series

NOTARIAL DOCUMENTS date from the 17th century and are bound into a leather portfolio. They are the product of "Escribanos," or Spanish public notaries, who produced a large quantity of such documents in the Spanish colonies. The documents in the collection relate to property titles of lands in the region of Itzmiquilpa, in the countryside near Mexico City, and can be divided into three categories. The first category, called "escribanias de merced" or "mercedes," are related to feudal customs in the occupation of land in the Spanish Empire. The "merced" was a kind of feudal title bestowed on a colonial aristocrat by the viceroy. The beneficiary of a merced acquired economical and judicial rights over a specific territory. The second category of NOTORIAL DOCUMENTS are "cartas de venta," and refer to the sale of the feudal rights acquired with the property of a merced. According to Pablo Macedo's 1908 letter, this collection includes notarial documents signed by three of Mexico's viceroys: the marqués de Salinas, Don Luis de Velasco, dated 1609; the marqués de Guadalcázar, Don Diego Fernandez de Córdova, dated 1614; and the conde de Monterrey, Don Gaspar de Zúñega y Acevedo, dated 1601.
Box 1, Folder 6

Notarial Documents 1600 - 1699



Scope and Content of Series

MISCELLANY includes an account book from the town of Purisima Concepcion de Landa, dated 1798; two papal bulls to the Spanish-American kingdoms, dated 1711 and 1806; and a kind of handwritten appendix to a practical agricultural manual, written around 1869, which provides many details on 19th century Mexican agronomy. Also included in the MISCELLANY are legal documents relating to the state of Queretaro (1861).
Box 1, Folder 7

Mexican colonial affidavits 1773 - 1779


Includes the cataloged items, below.

Affidavit of Juan Landero de Paso in the case of Juan Antonio Velasquez vs. Juana Lorenza de Arellano. Cadereyta Jiménez, Mexico 1778-1779


Affidavits in the case of Juan Antonio Velasquez vs. Juana Lorenza de Arellano. Cadereyta Jiménez, Mexico 1773

Box 1, Folder 8

Municipal Account Book for the Town of Purisima Concepcion de Landa 1789


1 item ([6] leaves) ; 30 cm.
Box 1, Folder 9

Papal documents ca. 1806-1811


Includes the cataloged items, below.

Martínez de Bustos, Patricio. Bula de vivos para los reynos de indias, MDCCCVI y MDCCCVII. Mexico 1806


Lanez Bahamondes, Francisco. Sumario de quarta clase: bienio de MDCCCXI y MDCCCXII. Seville, Spain 1811

Box 1, Folder 10

Manual practico de agricultura, horticultura y jardineria, suplemento 1869


1 item ([51] leaves) ; 29 cm. Handwritten appendix to a practical agricultural manual, dated 1869, which provides detailed descriptions of many 19th century Mexican agricultural practices.
Box 1, Folder 11

Testament of Manuela Jiménez of Querétaro, Mexico 1861


1 item ([7] leaves) ; 32 cm.