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Mexican Manuscripts collection, 1579-1828, bulk 1750-1799.
Mexican Mss.
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Title:

Mexican Manuscripts collection, 1579-1828, bulk 1750-1799

Abstract:

Collection consists of 29 manuscripts related to Mexico and Alta California during Spanish conquest of the New World. Topics covered in the manuscripts include colonialization and settlement, establishment of missions, Native American Indian uprisings, expeditions, travels, and political events in Alta and Baja California. Also includes three manuscript maps and two printed maps. Although the dates of the collection range from 1579 to 1828, the bulk of material is from 1750-1799.

Date:

1579 (issued)

Subject:

California -- History -- To 1846 -- Archival resources
Mexico -- History -- Spanish colony, 1540-1810 -- Archival resources

Note:

Cite as: Mexican Manuscripts Collection. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library as the owner of the physical items.
William Andrews Clark, Jr.; bequest; 1934.
The first European explorers arrived in what is now California in 1542, but colonization did not begin until 1769; the Native American Indian population, estimated at 150,000 or more, gradually diminished in numbers following European settlement; Spanish and Mexican tenure in CA lasted approximately eighty years, from 1769-1848; Spanish colonization of CA depended on the establishment of pueblos, presidios, and missions; Spanish missions of CA were built along El Camino Real between 1769-1823; pueblos were established at San Diego (1769), San Jose (1777), Los Angeles (1781), Santa Cruz (1798), and Sonoma (1823); Californians declared their allegiance to Mexico in 1822 upon Mexican independence from Spain; CA was acquired by the US in 1848; the gold rush of 1849 brought an end to Spanish predominance as CA became increasingly Anglo-American.
Unpublished finding aid available in repository.
The collection was purchased by William Andrews Clark, Jr. from Rosenbach, Oct. 9, 1929.

Language:

Spanish

Identifier:

Mexican Mss.

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library as the owner of the physical items.