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Mexico Documents Collection

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Colonial Period of Mexico

Mexican Independence to the end of Mexican-American War

End of the Mexican-American War to the Mexican Revolution

Documents with unknown dates



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Collection Overview

Title: Mexico Documents Collection, 1570-1913View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1821-1869

ID: 04/1969-027

Primary Creator: University of Houston. Libraries. Special Collections Department

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Mexican War, 1846-1848, Mexico

Forms of Material: Administrative records, Broadsides (notices), Correspondence, Land grants, Manuscripts (document genre), Newspapers

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Mexico Documents Collection is a result of combining several smaller artificial collections into one in order to improve organization and facilitate access. The collection chronicles the history of Mexico from Spanish rule to the Mexican Revolution. The material has been arranged chronologically into four series: the Colonial Period to Mexican Independence to the Mexican-American War, the Mexican-American War to the Mexican Revolution, and documents with unknown dates. The bulk of the collection is from the period from Mexican Independence to the end of the Mexican-American War (1825-1849).

The documents primarily consist of personal and official correspondence, government orders, decrees, and announcements of Mexican officials. Notable individuals include Santa Anna de Lopez, Jose Joaquin de Hererra and Porfirio Diaz. Additionally, some materials document American military actions in Mexico during the Mexican-American War. Lastly, there are an assortment of documents chronicling religion in Mexico as well as business and land transactions.

Many of the documents have English translations available as well as biographical information.

Related Materials:

Mexico Documents digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1969_027)

Biographical Note

Special Collections collects and preserves historically significant materials. Its holdings comprise a rare book collection and ten main archival collecting areas. In some instances, Special Collections gathers materials on a single topic to preserve them and make them available. In these cases, Special Collections is seen as the creator of the artificially constructed collection.

Subject/Index Terms

Mexican War, 1846-1848
Mexico

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

The material in this collection is in the public domain.

However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Related Materials: Mexico Documents digital collection For more information please see http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1969_027.

Preferred Citation: Mexico Documents Collection, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Processing Information: K. Fox, October 1996


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Colonial Period of Mexico, 1570-1821],
[Series 2: Mexican Independence to the end of Mexican-American War, 1825-1848],
[Series 3: End of the Mexican-American War to the Mexican Revolution, 1849-1913],
[Series 4: Documents with unknown dates],
[All]

Series 1: Colonial Period of Mexico, 1570-1821
Box 1
Folder 1: Manuscript on vellum, 1570View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Royal Decree Establishing Certain Levies, May 12, 1643View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Petition for land by Captain Diego Gonzalez, 1678-79View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Petition from the Barefoot Monks to Philip V of Spain, 18th centuryView associated digital content.
Folder 5: Purchase of property, 1722View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Pancho Fernandez letter to Andres de Allende, October 8, 1745View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Juan Ramirez Orozco, Annual Reports of Missions in Mexico, June 4, 1769View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Preceptos para la primera clase de gramatica, 1771
Folder 9: Vicente de Herrera, Ruperto Vicente de Luyando, and Miguel Calixto de Azedo Decree regarding Mortgage Clerk, December 14, 1784View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Real Contada. de Dmos del Nuevo Rno de Leon, 1789View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Letter from Count of Cumbrehermosa to the Marquis of Cosatiyi, [1790?]View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Order of Viceroy Count of Revilla Gigedo, August 18, 1790View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Certificates of Deaths, Births, and Marriages, April 24 to May 30, 1803View associated digital content.
Folder 14: Description of patients entering and leaving unknown hospital, June 1, 1800 to June 1, 1803View associated digital content.
Folder 15: Count of Valenciana Appeal to the Royal Audience of Judgments, March 24, 1806View associated digital content.
Folder 16: Spanish Decree Establishing Bishopric and Seminary College at Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 14, 1813View associated digital content.
Folder 17: General Joaquin de Arredondo correspondence, 1814View associated digital content.
Folder 18: Broadside, Royal Decree issued by Juan Ruiz de Apodaca y Eliza (Viceroy of Mexico), May 6, 1817View associated digital content.
Folder 19: Letters from Joaquín de Arredondo to the Commanding General, April 21 to June 30, 1817View associated digital content.
Folder 20: Various Announcements in the context of the Mexican War of Independence, December 28, 1814 to July 15, 1821View associated digital content.
Folder 21: Correspondence and Announcements from Joaquín de Arredondo, April 8, 1813 to November 28, 1822View associated digital content.
Folder 22: Decree of Spanish Government Issued by José Joaquín de Arredondo, Broadside, January 22, 1821View associated digital content.
Series 2: Mexican Independence to the end of Mexican-American War, 1825-1848
Box 1
Folder 23: Announcement from Guadalupe Victoria, November 23, 1825View associated digital content.
Folder 24: Ramon Arizpe, Ministry of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs, to Provincial Vice President of Santo Domingo in Mexico, January 30, 1827View associated digital content.
Folder 25: Arizpe, Ramon. Order concerning Mexican treasury, February 14, 1827View associated digital content.
Folder 26: Announcement from Lucas Fernandez, Governor of the Free State of Tamaulipas, March 6, 1827View associated digital content.
Folder 27: Booklet “Documents Relating to the Denial of Passport to Mexico,” by A. J. Garcia del Rio, October 4, 1828View associated digital content.
Folder 28: Receipt from Mariano Mexia for windows installed in residential areas, September 19, 1829View associated digital content.
Folder 29: Santiago del Valle, Government of Coahuila and Texas, to the Municipal Government of Ciencojas, March 12, 1831View associated digital content.
Folder 30: Land Grant Issued by the State of Coahuila and Texas to Samuel C. Bundick, October 29, 1832View associated digital content.
Folder 31: Petition for land grant by Adolfo Steen, 1832-1833View associated digital content.
Folder 32: Gumiano Rao[?], Ministry of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs, to Unknown, November 2, 1833View associated digital content.
Folder 33: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna letter to Governor Don Lino Ramires, December 14, 1833View associated digital content.
Folder 34: Account of the Administrative Branches Issued by the Governor of the Free State of Coahuila and Texas, January 2, 1834View associated digital content.
Folder 35: Atalaya. (Official newspaper of the Mexican government), October 4, 1834View associated digital content.
Folder 36: Petition for land and citizenship by Stephen Nicholson, 1834-1835View associated digital content.
Folder 37: Salary Vouncher, March 20, 1835View associated digital content.
Folder 38: Announcement from the Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas, April 16, 1835View associated digital content.
Folder 39: Decree Issued by Interim President of Mexico Invalidating Decree of the Legislature of Coahuila and Texas Regarding Sale of Lands, April 25, 1835View associated digital content.
Folder 40: Official Newsletter of the State of Coahuila and Texas (nos. 1-5), April 27 to May 13, 1835View associated digital content.
Folder 41: Relationship of the offices in the General Command of the Department of the Yucatan, November 5, 1835View associated digital content.
Folder 42: Military Roster of the Department de Yucatan, December 11, 1835View associated digital content.
Folder 43: Broadsides, Supplements to nos. 55 and 57 of Mercurio de Matamoros, 1835View associated digital content.
Folder 44: Warning Issued by Commanding General José Maria Bermudez, January 7, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 45: Decree Setting Punishments for Prisoners Taken in the Texas Rebellion, April 14, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 46: Decree Establishing a Military Legion of Honor, April 27, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 47: Interim President of Mexico Proclamation to Mexican Army, May 19, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 48: Announcement of Santa Anna’s Defeat at Harrisbourg, June 4, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 49: Broadside, Condemnation of General Antonio Gaona by Several Soldiers, August 12, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 50: General Announcement by the General in Chief of the Northern Army to his Troops, November 9, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 51: Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas, receipt for money, 1836
Folder 52: Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas, money for Indian Wars, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 53: Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas, Deserters to be sent to Matamoros, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 54: Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas, Deserters, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 55: Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas, Delivery of horses, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 56: Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas, Closing of a road [?], 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 57: Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas, Appointment, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 58: Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas, Texas Revolution, towns had not filled quota for auxiliary divisions, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 59: Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas, Correspondence, 1836View associated digital content.
Folder 60: Correspondence from the Bishopric of Monterrey, December 5, 1836 to February 15, 1837View associated digital content.
Folder 61: General Vicente Filisola letter to Ayuntto de Reynosa, July 17, 1837View associated digital content.
Folder 62: General Announcement from Manuel M. Escobar to the Inhabitants of Mexico City, October 6, 1841View associated digital content.
Folder 63: General Announcement from Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to the Inhabitants of Mexico, April 20, 1843View associated digital content.
Folder 64: General Announcement from Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna establishing two forts in Tamaulipas, May 4, 1843View associated digital content.
Folder 65: General Announcement from Valentin Canalizo to the Inhabitants of Mexico, August 14, 1843View associated digital content.
Folder 66: General Announcement from Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to the Inhabitants of Mexico, October 5, 1843View associated digital content.
Folder 67: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna correspondence, September 29, 1844View associated digital content.
Folder 68: Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico City, December 7, 1844View associated digital content.
Folder 69: Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Soldiers of the Garrison at Mexico City, December 7, 1844View associated digital content.
Folder 70: Arista, General Mariano correspondence, February 3, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 71: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, Broadside, March 26, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 72: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, Broadside, April 1, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 73: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, May 24, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 74: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, May 27, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 75: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, May 31, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 76: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, June 4, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 77: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, June 18, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 78: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, June 28, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 79: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, July 7, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 80: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, July 8, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 81: General Announcement from Luis G. Cuevas to the Inhabitants of Mexico, July 16, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 82: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, September 15, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 83: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, September 25, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 84: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, September 25, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 85: Announcement from Mariano Paredes y Arrillaga to his Troops, Broadside, September 27, 1845View associated digital content.
Folder 86: José María de Tornel y Mendivil, Ministry of War and Marine, to Vicente Filisola, Division General, July 21, 1846View associated digital content.
Folder 87: George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy, March 23, 1846View associated digital content.
Folder 88: Public Declaration of the Interim President of Mexico, Mariano Paredes y Arrillaga, July 26, 1846View associated digital content.
Folder 89: Unsigned letter from Vicente Filisola [?] to the President [?], July 27, 1846View associated digital content.
Folder 90: Francisco Maria de Olaguibel Decree, October 30, 1846View associated digital content.
Folder 91: General Announcement [?] from Vicente Filisola [?], suggests pattern to be used for establishing Military Statistical Commission of Mexico, [1840s]View associated digital content.
Folder 92: Valentin Gomez Farías Decree, February 4, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 93: Proclamation from Zachary Taylor, Major General of the American Army, March 22, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 94: Proclamation Issued by Major General Winfield Scott, April 11, 1847, April 11, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 95: Announcement from Thomas Childs, Military Governor, April 26, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 96: Orders Issued by Thomas Childs, Military Governor, April 27, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 97: General Order No. 127 Issued by H.L. Scott, April 29, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 98: Broadside Decree Issued by Thomas Childs, Military Governor, May 6, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 99: Proclamation Issued by Major General Winfield Scott, May 11, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 100: Order No. 9 Issued by Thomas Childs, Military Governor, May 14, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 101: General Announcement from Manuel Baranda to the Inhabitants of Mexico, May 20, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 102: Announcement from Commanding General W.J. Worth to the Inhabitants of Puebla, May 28, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 103: Announcement from Commanding General W.J. Worth, May 31, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 104: Announcement from the Ministry of Relations to the State Governments, August 9, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 105: Announcement from the Governor of the State of San Luis Potosí to his Fellow-Citizens, Broadside, August 25, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 106: D. Firto Siena document, August 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 107: General Announcement from José Joaquin de Herrera to the Inhabitants of Mexico, September 6, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 108: Announcement from General Bravo, September 14, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 109: General Order No. 287 Issued by H.L. Scott, September 17, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 110: H. L. Scott, General Orders to the Headquarters of the Army of Mexico, No. 297, September 24, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 111: Samuel C. Ridgely, Als. Judge Advocate, October 6, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 112: Letter from José María Mendoza to Accountant of Sonora Commissary, October 16, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 113: William Davenport, Als, Military Governor of Matamoros, November 30, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 114: General Order No. 372 Issued by H.L. Scott, December 12, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 115: General Order No. 69 Issued by H.L. Scott, December 24, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 116: William Davenport, Muster Roll, 1847View associated digital content.
Folder 117: Broadsheet Condemning Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, [1847?]View associated digital content.
Folder 118: Peace Treaty between the Republic of Mexico and the United States of America, 1848View associated digital content.
Folder 119: Ebenezer Sibley, Als, Assistant Quartermaster, March 12, 1848View associated digital content.
Folder 120: Military Citation given by Army General Hipolito de la Vara to Captain Platón Roa for his Distinguished Service, April 6, 1848View associated digital content.
Folder 121: William Davenport, Military governor letter, April 8, 1848View associated digital content.
Folder 122: William W. Chapman, Assistant Quartermaster, May 23, 1848View associated digital content.
Folder 123: Announcement from Manuel de la Peña y Peña to the Inhabitants of Mexico, Broadside,, June 1, 1848View associated digital content.
Folder 124: John L. Hamtramck, Colonel, 1st Virginia, Vol. 20, June 20, 1848View associated digital content.
Folder 125: Charles L. Burgess, Commissary Agent, June 30, 1848View associated digital content.
Folder 126: Special Instructions Issued by the Military Statistical Commission, Ministry of War and Marine, October 14, 1848View associated digital content.
Series 3: End of the Mexican-American War to the Mexican Revolution, 1849-1913
Box 1
Folder 127: Joaquín Marróquiz, Ministry of War and Marine, to Vicente Filisola, Division General, February 20, 1849View associated digital content.
Folder 128: Mariano Arista, Ministry of War and Marine, to Vicente Filisola, Division General, July 3, 1849View associated digital content.
Folder 129: Juan Nepomuceno Almonte, Ministry of War and Marine, to Vicente Filisola, Division General, October 23, 1849View associated digital content.
Folder 130: Juan Nepomuceno Almonte, Ministry of War and Marine, to Vicente Filisola, Division General, November 3, 1849View associated digital content.
Folder 131: Administrative Order Issued by Administrator of Post Office Department in Mexico, August 2, 1851View associated digital content.
Folder 132: Biographical Information about Mariana De Jesus Paredes y Flores, 1852View associated digital content.
Folder 133: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s message to the Mexican people after third return from exile, April 2, 1853View associated digital content.
Folder 134: Decree issued by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, May 7, 1853View associated digital content.
Folder 135: Decree issued by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, December 31, 1853View associated digital content.
Folder 136: Letter from María Manuela Moncada y Mendívil to an unknown Spanish writer dedicated to Josefa Moncada, February 9, 1856View associated digital content.
Folder 137: Philosophical discourse on suffering by María Manuela Moncada dedicated to Josefa Moncada, March 8, 1856View associated digital content.
Folder 138: Philosophical discourse on deeds and actions as evidence of one’s personality by María Manuela Moncada dedicated to Josefa Moncada, May 1, 1856View associated digital content.
Folder 139: Poems about justice and peace by Manuel, Ana, and Dolores Moncada dedicated to Guadalupe and Josefa Moncada, April 6, 1858View associated digital content.
Folder 140: Marriage Certificate for Marcelino Escovar and María Zenovia Franco, March 18, 1861View associated digital content.
Folder 141: Announcement from Dr. Bernardo Gárate and Archbishop Pelagio Antonio de Labastida, September 9, 1863View associated digital content.
Folder 142: Letter from Maxmilian I, Emperor of Mexico, October 19, 1865View associated digital content.
Folder 143: Street map of unknown city, construction work detail, January to June 1866View associated digital content.
Folder 144: Love Poem Dedicated to Ms. Concepción Méndez, January 18, 1867View associated digital content.
Folder 145: Legal Statement made by Manuel Bueno in the presence of Judge D. Juan MacMullen, March 31, 1867View associated digital content.
Folder 146: Letter from Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to Hamilton Parker, April 22, 1867View associated digital content.
Folder 147: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna correspondence, June 25, 1868View associated digital content.
Folder 148: Gonzalo Villareal, receipt for Atilano Sanchez Larago’s payment, March 1, 1869View associated digital content.
Folder 149: A. Pradillo to Lauro Carrillo, Governor of the State of Chihuahua, December 26, 1891View associated digital content.
Folder 150: A. Pradillo to Lauro Carrillo, Governor of the State of Chihuahua, December 31, 1891View associated digital content.
Folder 151: A. Pradillo to Lauro Carrillo, Governor of the State of Chihuahua, January 8, 1892View associated digital content.
Folder 152: A. Pradillo to Lauro Carrillo, Governor of the State of Chihuahua, January 26, 1892View associated digital content.
Folder 153: Aquinaldo, E. Account of money due to soldiers, September 1898View associated digital content.
Folder 154: Porfirio Díaz to Angel M. Cabrera, January 8, 1902View associated digital content.
Folder 155: School Diplomas of the National Primary School in Mexico City, signed by Manuel González, Porfirio Díaz, and Francisco I. Madero, 1911-13View associated digital content.
Folder 156: José María Pino Suarez to Flavio Guillén, November 28, 1912View associated digital content.
Series 4: Documents with unknown dates
Box 1
Folder 157: Legal suit involving two brothers for financial difficultiesView associated digital content.
Folder 158: Letter Extolling the Holy Inquisition, date unknown [late 18th or 19th century?]View associated digital content.
Folder 159: Religious Vow [extracted from a book]View associated digital content.
Folder 160: Announcement from the Roman Catholic Church to those who worshiped St. Mary of GuadalupeView associated digital content.
Folder 161: Depiction of Fire at Mexico City CathedralView associated digital content.
Folder 162: Three A Series One Peso Bills issued by the Provisional Government of MexicoView associated digital content.
Folder 163: Contract between Jose Mariano Sanchez y Mora and Isidoro FrancoView associated digital content.
Folder 164: Marriage documentView associated digital content.

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[Series 4: Documents with unknown dates],
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