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State of Hidalgo, Mexico legal records, 1612-1922.
BANC MSS 2003/183 m Box 1; BANC MSS 2003/183 m Box 2
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State of Hidalgo, Mexico legal records, 1612-1922


Hidalgo (Mexico : State), creator


Consists of miscellaneous legal documents including legal correspondence, telegraphs, journals, penal codes, testimonies, cases, etc. Some significant subjects include correspondence to the Jefe PolĂ­tica concerning the incarceration of Francisco Villa in 1901, an 1817 document listing Realista soldiers and their wages, and a Noticia de la Industria Minera en el Districto de Pachuca. Previous researchers have written notes on the margins.


1612 (issued)


Silver mines and mining -- Mexico -- Hidalgo (State) -- History
Mineral industries -- Mexico -- Hidalgo (State) -- History
Soldiers -- Mexico -- Hidalgo (State)
Crime -- Mexico -- Hidalgo (State) -- History
Legal documents -- Mexico -- Hidalgo (State)
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Mexico -- Hidalgo (State)
Adultery -- Mexico -- Hidalgo (State)
Hidalgo (Mexico : State) -- Archives
Hidalgo (Mexico : State) -- Law and legislation
Hidalgo (Mexico : State) -- History
Ixmiquilpan (Mexico) -- History


State of Hidalgo, Mexico legal records, 1612-1922, BANC MSS 2003/183 m, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Hidalgo is an inland central plateau state of Mexico. It was part of the state of Mexico until 1869, when it was made a separate state and named in honor of Miquel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest and one of the heroes of the Mexican Independence movement. The capital and largest city in the state is Pachuca, also, one of the primary mining centers in Mexico. The first mines were found in the colonial period (1534), where silver was mined in great quantities and carried to Spain. Hidalgo played a principal role in the pre-Hispanic history of the region.
In Spanish.


Legal instruments.

Physical Description:

2 boxes (0.6 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2003/183 m Box 1
BANC MSS 2003/183 m Box 2