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Miguel Antonio Lovato Papers,

Identifier: MSS-137-SC

Scope and Content

The seven documents in this collection include letters, petitions, a statement suggesting remedies for certain conditions in New Mexico, and a petition relating to Sandia Pueblo. All letters are by or relating to Miguel Antonio Lovato, resident of Galisteo and Santa Fe, New Mexico in the late eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. The earliest document (ca. 1790) protests the infrequent visits by priests and the consequent high numbers of unbaptized babies and people who die without last rites. In this letter, Lovato, complains of prison conditions and the lack of Catholic administration among indigenous settlements. The second item is a letter written by Lovato to the President of Mexico describing the various indigenous ethnic groups present around Santa Fe. The tone of this letter is one of warning which decries Lovato's xenophobic stance. Other items in the collection are legal documents related to land transfers, a protest of an unjust prison sentence, and a complaint of the unfair displacement of indigenous peoples from lands granted to them by the Spanish Crown in 1748. In his letters, Lovato suggests various solutions to problems of social order, economic troubles, and military issues. All materials in this collection are in Spanish.


  • 1790-1849


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1 folder (7 items)


This collection contains seven Spanish documents, written by or related to Miguel Antonio Lovato, resident of Galisteo and Santa Fe, New Mexico in the late eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century.

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Sandia Pueblo Land Deed Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico
Finding Aid of the Miguel Antonio Lovato Papers, 1790-1849
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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