Mexico -- History -- Spanish colony, 1540-1810
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works limited to the history of the present country of Mexico during the period 1540-1810. Works on the Viceroyalty of New Spain (1535-1821), the Spanish colonial territory comprising at its greatest extent, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Central America north of Panama, the coast of Venezuela, Florida, the present southwestern U.S., and the Philippines are entered under the heading New Spain.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Partial hand written contemporaneous copy originals (10 leaves) of communications by Francisco Cuerbo y Valdes, Governor of New Mexico to Viceroy of New Spain in Mexico City related to affairs in New Mexico and particularly in Albuquerque.
Scope and Content Collection consists of original documents, translations, and photostats primarily concerning people and events in New Mexico and Mexico. Documents on New Mexico include a 1681 journal of Antonio de Otermin relating to the Pueblo Revolt of 1680; a photostat of a 1710 royal decree by the Duke of Albuquerque suppressing a bible printed in London; and the report of a 1749 investigation by Governor Tomas Velez de Cachupin regarding French incursions into Taos, New Mexico. English translations...
Abstract This collection is comprised of narratives written by Spanish military explorers in the 1700s, as well as a handbook based upon the aforementioned explorations for the presidios of what is now New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and parts of northern Mexico.
Dates: 1765-1990 (bulk 1765-1795)
Scope and Content Collection consists primarily of military and personal papers of Bernardo Vasquez-Franco, a commissioned officer in the Mexican army, 1817-1845. The military papers include orders, financial accounts, reports, laws and decrees for several presidios in northern Mexico. These decrees relate to supplies, promotions, distribution of lands, Indian wars, the opening of ports on the Pacific coast, and battles at Rosario. A set of papers dated 1845 concern foreigners and illegal sales in the Santa Fe...