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Official documents of Tulancingo, Mexico

Call Number: MS 43


Official documents from the alcalde of Tulancingo, Mexico: sentences, royal proclamations, notarial register, 1 Papal bull, etc. Consists of 13 manuscripts; 143 printed items with manuscript additions. Subjects include criminal cases, resources and manufactures, governmental processes, slavery and indigeneous populations, commerce, etc.


  • 1577 - 1849

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case: 153 documents) : Some items show stitch-marks in the gutter. Some multi-page items are stabbed or sewn.; Includes manuscript headings and printed initials on broadsides showing city scenes. Papal seal in lead: heads of St Peter and St Paul.; Paper support.

Scope and Contents

Most of these items were issued by the King of Spain or the Viceroy of Mexico, and probably received by the alcalde of Tulancingo as official orders. Some of the printed items bear a paragraph in manuscript directed to Tulancingo. The items appear to have been kept together in a binding or portfolio: perhaps they were part of the archives of the city government. Many of the printed items are docketed by subject in a 19th-century(?) scholarly hand.

Physical Location

MS 43

Immediate Source of Acquisition

J. Rubinstein, bookdealer, Tucson. May 1966, "Mexican documents"?
Guide to the Tulancingo, Mexico Collection
Official documents of Tulancingo, Mexico
Finding aid prepared by alh, May 1966. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Tulancingo, Mexico Collection, MS 43, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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