20 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Spain--Colonies.

  1. Harry T. Friedman collection of Spanish American documents, circa 1500-1912

    750 items ; 3 containers ; 1.2 linear feet ; 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collector. Correspondence, reports, certificates, printed material, and other documents relating to such topics as the Joliet-Marquette expedition (1673), navigation and trade from the Philippines to Mexico (1749), land transactions in Tulancingo and Huejotzingo, Mexico, and persons associated with the cause of Mexican independence; inventories (1778-1785) of Mexican missions at Mátape, Alamos, and Macori; and information on Indian groups and the branding of military livestock. Includes correspondence addressed to Manuel Madrid concerning nineteenth-century economic affairs, correspondence of José Yves Limantour, and microfilm of census counts in Mexico City, 1610-1784.

  2. Charles Goodwin Ridgely papers, 1813-1826

    300 items ; 1 container ; .4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Naval officer. Correspondence, letterbook, and journal relating chiefly to Ridgely's naval career, especially his commands of the USS Erie (Sloop of war) during the War of 1812 and of the USS Constellation (Frigate) in the U.S. Navy Pacific Squadron. Subjects include the Latin American policy of the U.S. Navy, the wars of independence in Chile and Peru, and Ridgely's attitude toward Spain and Latin American revolutionaries.

  3. Spanish-American affairs collection, 1810-1816

    50 items ; 1 container ; .2 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diplomatic documents, and other manuscripts relating to U.S. relations with Spanish America in the early nineteenth century.

  4. Sir Thomas Phillipps collection, circa 1400-1857

    1,100 items ; 63 containers plus 1 oversize ; 13.3 linear feet ; 10 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Manuscript materials relating chiefly to various aspects of the colonial history of British North America and the West Indies. Formerly a part of Bibliotheca Phillippica, a library of manuscripts and printed books compiled by Sir Thomas Phillipps. Of particular note are papers relating to the Board of Trade and Sir William Blathwayt; letterbooks of George Macartney while governor of the Caribbean Islands; English and Italian genealogical material; papers of Jean Louis Berlandier relating to his surveys of the United States-Mexican border and to his various explorations in Mexico, Lower California, and Texas; English court records and reports; and miscellaneous papers of various colonies in British North America.

  5. Harkness collection, 1525-1651

    900 items ; 33 containers plus 1 oversize ; 10 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Philanthropist and collector. Documents and papers (1525-1609: 2,939 folios) relating to the history of the Spanish in Mexico, though chiefly pertaining to the conquistador, Hernan Cortés, and members of his family. Topics include the Cortés-Avila Conspiracy (1566); a 1531 lawsuit involving testimony from the Nahuas of Huejotzingo, Mexico; other legal matters; family lands in Oaxaca, Mexico; and proceedings of the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Also includes documents and papers (1531-1651, 1740: 1,405 folios) relating to the history of the Spanish in Peru. Includes decrees, proclamations, orders, instructions, contracts, agreements, commercial accounts and letters, minutes of municipalities, manumissions, and material on the Pizarro and Almagro families.

  6. Louisiana miscellany, 1724-1837

    11 containers plus 5 oversize ; 5 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, reports, legal papers, maps, sketches, financial matter, a surveyor’s notebook, and other material relating to the early history of Louisiana under French, Spanish, and American control, including personal and official documents.

  7. Henry Albert Monday collection relating to Mexico, 1522-1935

    2,300 items ; 45 containers ; 17 linear feet ; 42 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Physician and collector. Correspondence, legal and financial papers, tax records, contracts, land records, cédulas, reports, official documents, broadsides, circulars, and other papers relating chiefly to various aspects of Mexican political, legal, and ecclesiastical history collected by Monday.

  8. Woodbury Lowery collection relating to Spanish settlements in the United States, 1517-1803

    2,000 items ; 18 containers ; 2.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lawyer, editor and historian. Chiefly handwritten transcripts of documents compiled by Lowery relating to Spanish settlements in California, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.

  9. Spanish colonial government, Mariana Islands records, 1678-1899

    157 items ; 13 containers ; 5.5 linear feet ; 12 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Royal decrees, court records, orders to and from the governor, circulars, miscellaneous reports, and other documents. Subjects covered include missionary and church matters, public health measures, agriculture, prisons and criminal investigations, the building and repair of roads, bridges, and military installations, education, and local government for all of the islands, but particularly Guam. Includes a report of 1845 on the water supply system of Manila in the Philippines.

  10. Puerto Rican collection, 1591-1900

    1,000 items ; 12 containers plus 1 oversize ; 5 linear feet ; 2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of documents from Spanish colonial Puerto Rico including financial material, military papers, orders and decrees from the Spanish government, and miscellaneous items from colonial Puerto Rico.