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Box 21c Index: religious serving in New World, A-Z, 1500s-1800s~

 File — Box: 21

Scope and Content

From the Collection: The Eleanor Burnham Adams collection contains photocopies, transcriptions and translations of colonial documents relating to the history of New Mexico and colonial New Spain. It contains a few original Spanish documents as well. There are also unpublished complete transcriptions of lengthy works. In addition to this, the collection contains correspondences with other scholars and unpublished works related to historiography, as well as maps from the colonial and territorial era. Some were used with articles in the New Mexico Historical Review.

Correspondences and Historiography, 1846-2000, contains correspondences between Adams and other scholars researching the colonial New Spain and New Mexico, such as Lansing Bloom, France V. Scholes, Richard Greenleaf, and John L. Kessell. There are also correspondences related to the New Mexico Historical Review and other journals and institutions. This series also contains unpublished papers and some published secondary sources from other scholars. There is also biographical information on Adams, some collected by John L. Kessell and provided by Adams’ family.

New Spain and Yucatan (Primary Sources), 1492-1969, contains mostly primary sources related to early colonial New Spain. Many of the sources include photocopies of documents and transcriptions. There are also many transcriptions and translations of sources. The series contains proceedings from Yucatan as well. There is also an original Testimonio of an investigation into Idolatry in Nayari. Many of the sources are from the Archivo General de las Indias (AGI) and Archivo General de la Nación (AGN) and are in facsimile form.

New Mexico (Greater Southwest), 1539-1888, contains source materials related to colonial New Mexico. There are photocopies, transcriptions, and translations of various sources from the Soanish Archives of New Mexico (SANM), the AGI, the AGN, Archivo Franciscano (AF), the Bancroft Library and other institutions. Among these are sources related to the Pueblo Revolt, the missions of New Mexico, expeditions into the Moqui (Hopi) provinces, the 1750 census, letters, royal cédulas and other documents. Correspondences of Fray Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Fray Silvestre Vélez de Escalante are included as well. The latter’s "Extracto de Noticias" Spanish transcription and English translation is included.

>Maps, 1583- ca. 1955, consists of one oversized folder, with 3 packets of original and reproduced maps depicting the early conception of the New World. There are maps from New Mexico’s colonial and territorial period, including enlarged sections of maps by Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco, a hand-drawn map by John L. Kessell, and maps of the Moqui and Navaho regions. Note some have been transferred from the Adams folder to the CSWR map collection.


  • 1500s-1800s~

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 20 boxes (14.25 cu. ft.), plus 1 oversize folder

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131