Autos concerning establishment and conditions of Altamira.
Escandon, Joseph de
Altamira. October 27, 1750-November 3 1750. 42p. Autos. Copies.
Concerns reports by Escandon and others concerning conditions in Altamira and feasibility of official establishment as Villa. Contains review of mission, Fabricas, Indians, land, climate and distances from Altamira to other Villas along frontera. Contains complete lists of families, Escuadra and all property. Mentions conditions established for residents and their obligation to stay in Altamira. Mentions financial support for Villa. says peaceful relations with Indians who receive corn rations from Altamira. Cyprian says location is perfect, good land, easy transportation on rivers, abundant fish and other reasons. Recommends uniting with Panuco and Tampico to secure the coast. says temperate with few Mosquitos. Also mentions cultivation of Calabazas. Instructions by Escandon for future activity such as building of homes, treatment of Indians and church construction. Contains city plan including rivers surrounding Villa. (M. Dannemiller, March 1989)
Escandon, Joseph de (Coronel)
Cyprian, Ignacio Antonio (Fray)
Manzano, Joaquin (Fray)
Barberena, Juan Francisco (Capitan)
Odriozola, Joseph Ignacio de
Castro Lorrca, Manuel de
Saens, Santiago de
Moctezuma, Juan Elias
Zaldivar, Joseph de
Melchor, Antonio de
Roman, Juan Joseph
Orthega, Juan de
Barberena, Pablo de (Indio Capitan de Anacanas)
Altamira, Nuestra Senora de las Caldas de
San Andres (Laguna)
Zacatecas, Guadalupe de (Colegio)
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 180 ff. 102-123
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 180 ff. 102-123
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Indians (Relations), Horses, Cattle, Census, Climate, Canoes, Cotton, Transportation, Colonization, Salt Production, Military Inventory, Architecture (Civil), Food Supplies (Corn), Insects, Municipal (Establishment), Civil Inventory, Maps (Urban), Fish, Food Supplies (Beans), Architecture (Mission), Squash