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Juan Tomás Mejía Letter with Estate Inventory

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 117
Identifier: SC 01720

Content Description

A six page letter including a preliminary estate inventory from Juan Tomás Mejía, a Dominican friar. In the letter, Mejía requests that he be granted a license to make an official inventory of the estate of his late sister, María de Buitrón y Mujica, who owned property in Mexico City, as well as in Guanajuato. Included in the preliminary inventory are the names and ages of three people enslaved, Magdalena, Petrona, and Nicolás.


  • Creation: 1671


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0.1 Linear Feet (One legal sized folder.)


Spanish; Castilian

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository