Legal Mexican Manuscript Collection
These five letters from Spanish colonial Mexico date from 1568 to 1597 and center around Don Gerónimo Tequamacpaltentli. The letters’ authors include Don Gerónimo Tequamacpaltentli, Don Benito Muñoz, Don Juan Cortés Atlalpopocate and a Spanish Authority from the Court of Philip II. The letters and documents discuss Don Gerónimo’s land titles and estates in New Spain, including Spanish Crown taxation issues. The letters also discuss Don Gerónimo’s military services and monetary contributions to the Spanish Crown during the conquest of Mexico over Montezuma. Last, the letters reference the mission of Friar Bartolome de Olmedo in Mexico and Don Gerónimo’s Catholic background.
- 1568 - 1789
- Atlalpopocate, Don Juan Cortes (Person)
- Tecuamacpaltentli, Don Geronimo (Person)
- Munoz, Don Benito (Person)
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0.2 linear feet
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Special Collections processed these materials: i.e. removing acidic folders and replacing with acid-free folders, removing staples and recording each folder contents on inventory list. Inventory is attached. There are additional legal documents from 18th century Mexico that have not been processed yet.
- Finding Aid for the Legal Mexican Manuscript Collection (Coll. 11)
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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