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Mexico--History--19th century

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Brown Papers (II)

Identifier: Mss. 65 B86
Scope and Contents Papers of Alexander Brown relating to the writings of his books, including notes, transcripts, drafts and correspondence with publisher Houghton, Mifflin & Co. and with members of his family requesting genealogical information. Collection includes letters of Benson J. Lossing concerning his "Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution"; and "Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812"; and part of an agreement between the Mexican government and American capitalists drafted in the...
Dates: 1748-1900

Mexican Satirical songsheets

Identifier: SC 01790
Content Description

28 illustrated songsheets that use verse to satirize news stories from Mexico in the late 19th and early 20th century. The sheets credit Antonio Vanegas Arroyo as publisher, while the accompanying illustrations are attributed to José Guadalupe Posada.

Dates: 1899-1918

John Millington Papers

Identifier: Mss. 65 M59
Scope and Contents

Papers including correspondence concerning Millington's experiences as directing engineer of the Anglo-Mexican Mining Association, as professor at College of William and Mary where he lived in the Wythe House, as professor at University of Mississippi, and at Memphis Medical College. Includes diaries covering 1832, 1835, and 1861-1867; letters of his family members; and Blankenship family land records and letters concerning the Spanish-American War.

Dates: 1801-1951

Petition by Indians in Western New Spain Accusing a Friar of Having a Lover

 Collection — Box Small Collections Box 119
Identifier: SC 01736
Content Description A petition by Indians living in Valladolid (now Morelia) against a friar, whom they claim has a lover named Rosalia living with him. Rosalia is accused of having relations with multiple men besides the friar, and of killing her own children. The petition contains signed statements by several Indians, and a request that he be fired from his position. The fiscal writes in response that the claims need to be investigated, and that the friar needs to be punished if found guilty....
Dates: 1805

William Bingham Tappan Letter

Identifier: SC 00381
Content Description 3 page letter addressed to Willie from Merida, Mexico dated May 26 1869. Tappan describes the slow pace of life and business in his letter. He also describes a fun trip to Cozumel. Most of his narrative is benign but he does make reference in the end of his letter that he believes business cannot prosper because "of the laziness and backward ways of the people" and that Mexico seems on the brink of revolution and that it is hardly better off than when it was under the dominion of...
Dates: 1869 May 26