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Oñate, Juan de, 1549?-1624


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Cuarto Centenario Collection

Identifier: AC 396
Scope and Content Collection consists of Spanish documents: two royal decrees, a contract with Juan de Oñate regarding the discovery and conquest of New Mexico dated September 21, 1595; and the appointment of Oñate and other members of the expedition to the title of Hidalgo, dated July 8, 1602. (The original documents are housed at the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain). Included are illustrations of coats of arms, military uniforms and weapons, maps and architectural drawings of various styles of...
Dates: 1998-

France V. Scholes Papers

Identifier: MSS-360-BC
Abstract The France V. Scholes Papers contain research and teaching notes, maps and correspondence about the colonial history of Mexico, Yucatan and New Mexico, with some related material about the Caribbean, Central and Latin America. The collection also includes academic and personal information.
Dates: 1492-1979; Majority of material found within 1521-1700

Juan Martinez de Montoya Collection

Identifier: AC 143
Scope and Content A bound collection of sixty-one pages of letters and testimony concerning New Mexico and dating from circa 1785 until 1835. The documents were gathered in Spain as the result of two petitions (one in 1785, one in 1835) by Martinez de Montoya's descendants to inherit the noble rights received by him in 1606. This collection's transcripts of documents are especially important because they are notarized by Spanish officials as accurate and suggest an earlier date for the founding of Santa Fe than...
Dates: 1785-1835

San Gabriel, N.M. Map and List

Identifier: MSS-261-OV
Scope and Content The collection consists of a map, "The Original Settlers of San Gabriel" and a list of the "Colonists & Soldiers who Accompanied Don Juan de Oñate to New Mexico in 1598 & Established the First Capital of New Mexico, San Gabriel." Research for the creation of both items was conducted by Antonio Gilberto Espinosa. The list of colonists and soldiers was found in the Scholes collection (MSS 360), with questionable provenance. Since it is the companion piece to the map, it was...
Dates: 1961