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Vargas, Diego de. Journal of events.

Serial Number
275-00117
Title
Vargas, Diego de. Journal of events.
Author(s)
Vargas, Diego de (Gobernador y Capitan General)
Date
01-28-1694
Documentation
San yldephonso. January 28, 1694. 16 pages. Journal. Original. Signed.
Summary
Uprising of Tanos and Teguas. Vargas offers amnesty. Interrogation of Indian prisoners. (D. Coates) (1980)
Persons
Vargas, Diego de (Gobernador y Capitan General)
Madrid, Roque (Capitan)
Mier, Joseph de (Alferez)
Places
Santa Fe
San Yldephonso (Pueblo)
San Lazaro (Pueblo)
San Cristobal (Pueblo)
Tezuque (Pueblo)
Santa Clara (Pueblo)
San Julio (Pueblo)
Pujuaque (Pueblo)
Cuyahnunque (Pueblo)
Tacona (Pueblo)
Norte (Rio)
Nambe (Pueblo)
Ethnic Groups
Teguas
Tanos
First Location
AZU Film 2182 rl. 02 fr. 0005-0020.
Original Location
SANM, Santa Fe, Span.Arch. 1621-1821, rl. 002 ff. 0005-0020.
Other Location
UNM-Zimmerman Library.
Language
Spanish
Notes
Twitchell Vol. II, no. 0055b.
Batch Reference Number
8303
UAIR Filtering Fields
Person Last Name
Vargas
Madrid
Mier
Beginning Date Month
January
Beginning Date (repacked)
01-28-1694
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/16335
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
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Padre Juan Augustin Morfi. Diario del viaje a las misiones de Texas y Nuevo Mexico.

Serial Number
250-00072
Title
Padre Juan Augustin Morfi. Diario del viaje a las misiones de Texas y Nuevo Mexico.
Author(s)
Morfi, Juan Agustin (Padre)
Date
08-03-1777
Date
11-09-1778
Documentation
Original. N.p. August 3, 1777/November 9, 1778. 293 both sides.
Summary
This travel account traces Morfi's journey northward from central Mexico to Texas and New Mexico. It is rich in geographic and economic data, as well as in information on presidios and towns. Morfi, however, lacked insight into the things he saw. Also, he mentioned the Indians only in passing and made little effort to study them. (J. Grusin) (1976)
Persons
Morfi, Juan Agustin (Padre)
Places
Nuevo Mexico
Texas
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Pimas
First Location
Newberry Library, Chicago. Ayer ms. 1169.
Original Location
NL, Chicago, Ayer Ms. 1169
Language
Spanish
Notes
Excerpts have appeared in various heavily edited versions. Newberry copy lacks title page cf. Butler cataloge. An entry by p. Velez is appended to the diary. Butler notes that text varies from that published in documentos para la historia de Mexico, 3rd ser.
Batch Reference Number
2612
UAIR Filtering Fields
Person Last Name
Morfi
Beginning Date Month
August
End Date Month
November
Beginning Date (repacked)
08-03-1777
End Date (repacked)
11-09-1778
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/16097
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
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Padre Serra to guardian of San Fernando. Carta sobre la mision de San Diego y la expedicion de Anza.

Serial Number
250-00063
Title
Padre Serra to guardian of San Fernando. Carta sobre la mision de San Diego y la expedicion de Anza.
Author(s)
Serra, Junipero (Padre)
Date
03-31-1774
Documentation
Letter. Original. Signed. San Diego. March31, 1774. 10.
Summary
Remarks on presidio and mission conditions around San Diego, Anza expedition, and his journey to San Gabriel mission. The account has some detail on things he saw. Remarks on fr. Gregorio amurrio. (J. Grusin) (1976)
Persons
Anza, Juan Bautista
Serra, Junipero (Padre)
Perez, Juan
Garces, Francisco
Diaz, Juan (Padre)
Amurri, Gregorio (Padre)
Places
San Gabriel
San Diego
San Gertrudis
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
First Location
Newberry Library, Chicago. Ayer ms. 1249.
Original Location
NL, Chicago, Ayer Ms. 1249
Other Location
Santa Barbara Mission Archives. Geiger Calendar, no. 0118.
Language
Spanish
Notes
Bound with ayer ms. 1249. Has no separate ms. Number trans. In Bolton, Anza's California expedition pp. 121-127.
Batch Reference Number
2644
UAIR Filtering Fields
Person Last Name
Anza
Serra
Perez
Garces
Diaz
Amurri
Beginning Date Month
March
Beginning Date (repacked)
03-31-1774
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/16088
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
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Noticias y reflexiones que se tiene con los indios Apaches en las provincias de Nueva-Espana.

Serial Number
250-00003
Title
Noticias y reflexiones que se tiene con los indios Apaches en las provincias de Nueva-Espana.
Date
N.D.
Documentation
Relacion. N.p. n.d. 27 both sides.
Summary
Begins with remarks on Apache life and culture. Data is largely in generalities in an effort to account for their aggressiveness. Then remarks on life in the presidios and the characteristics of the soldiers. Describes Indian attack procedure, and then Spanish campaign tactics and discipline. Makes suggestions to improve Spanish discipline. Finishes with a list of all the tribes in the region and a brief description of their life-style and relationship with the Spanish. (J. Grusin) (1976)
Places
Sonora
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Conchos
Taraumaras
nortenos
Chilomes
Yumas del norte
Piros
Tiguas
Yaquis
Moyos
Pimas
Opatas
Tanches
Apaches Gilenos
Mescaleros
Quitachimes
Piticaganas
First Location
Newberry Library, Chicago. Ayer ms. 1181.
Original Location
NL, Chicago, Ayer Ms. 1181
Language
Spanish
Notes
Appears to be copy in manuscript form bound like a book.
Batch Reference Number
2630
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/16028
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
General Subjects
Keywords
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Pedro de Nava. Papel de puntos para el servicio de Campanas y salidas contra los enemigos.

Serial Number
230-00039
Title
Pedro de Nava. Papel de puntos para el servicio de Campanas y salidas contra los enemigos.
Author(s)
Nava, Pedro de
Date
11-24-1791
Documentation
Chihuahua. November 24, 1791. Copy. Typescript.
Summary
Regulations for the captains or commanders of frontier presidios. Spies, Indian auxiliaries, manpower, punishments, discipline, captives, warfare. (T. N.) (1975)
Persons
Nava, Pedro de
Ethnic Groups
Tarahumaras
Tepehuanes
First Location
CU-BANC. M-M 0379 no. 010
Original Location
CU-BANC. M-M 0379 no. 010/CU-BANC. M-M 0287 V. 0001 no. 010
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4871
UAIR Filtering Fields
Person Last Name
Nava
Beginning Date Month
November
Beginning Date (repacked)
11-24-1791
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/16017
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
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Capitan Joaquin de Orobio y Bastherra al virrey, informe concerning Bahia presidio and soldiers to be stationed among San Xavier missions.

Serial Number
210-00049
Title
Capitan Joaquin de Orobio y Bastherra al virrey, informe concerning Bahia presidio and soldiers to be stationed among San Xavier missions.
Author(s)
Orobio y Bastherra, Joaquin de (Capitan)
Date
11-21-1747
Documentation
Bahia presidio. November 21, 1747. Informe. Copy.
Summary
Responding to virrey's order (7/27/1747) to send 9 soldiers from San Antonio presidio, 13 soldiers from Bahia presidio to establish themselves along Rio San Xavier and protect new missions there, Capitan Orobio Bastherra points out poor state of Bahia presidial force. Notes that due to many duties, as well as needs of own families, few soldiers present at Bahia presidio itself. Proposes instead that 10 soldiers from Adaes presidio be stationed among new missions. Mentions many Apache raids on Bahia horseherd, livestock. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Orobio y Bastherra, Joaquin (Capitan de Bahia Presidio)
Places
San Antonio de Bexar (Presidio)
San Xavier (Rio)
San Fernando (Villa)
Bahia del Espiritu Santo (Presidio)
Adaes (Presidio)
Nueces (Rio)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Horcoquizas
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 019 pp. 084-086
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4672
UAIR Filtering Fields
Person Last Name
Orobio y Bastherra
Beginning Date Month
November
Beginning Date (repacked)
11-21-1747
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/15969
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
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Marques de Altamira al Conde de Fonclara. Copy of Altamira's 1744 estado de la provincia de Texas.

Serial Number
210-00045
Title
Marques de Altamira al Conde de Fonclara. Copy of Altamira's 1744 estado de la provincia de Texas.
Author(s)
Altamira, Marques de
Date
07-04-1744
Documentation
Mexico. July 4, 1744. Informe. Copy. Photostat.
Summary
Appears to be identical but incomplete copy of Altamira's lengthy description of Texas- its history, state of presidios, French-Spanish relations, etc. Precised already from Nacogdoches archives- See DRSW serial 4685. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Altamira, Marques de (Senor Auditor de Guerra)
Fonclara, Conde de (Virrey)
San Denis, Luis de (French Soldier, Etc.)
Places
Cadodaches (French Fort)
Texas (Provincia)
Santiago de Monclova (Villa)
San Francisco (Presidio)
Sabinas (Rio)
Sacramento (Presidio)
San Juan Bautista de Rio Grande (Presidio)
San Antonio de Bexar (Presidio)
San Fernando (Villa)
Espiritu Santo (Bahia, Also Called San Bernardino)
Guadalupe (Rio)
Nuestra Senora del Pilar de los Adaes (Presidio, Capital de Texas)
San Juan Bautista de Nachitos (French Fort)
Texas (Paraje, Also Called Aynais Or Nechas)
Medina (Rio)
Mississippi (Rio)
Nuestra Senora de Loreto de Bahia del Espiritu Santo (Presidio)
Cadodaches (Rio)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
Franceses
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 003 pp. 050-067
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande Leg. 0094 no. 28 ff. 050-067
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4633
UAIR Filtering Fields
Person Last Name
Altamira
Fonclara
San Denis
Beginning Date Month
July
Beginning Date (repacked)
07-04-1744
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/15965
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
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Marques de Altamira. Estado de la provincia de Texas.

Serial Number
210-00044
Title
Marques de Altamira. Estado de la provincia de Texas.
Author(s)
Altamira, Marques de
Date
03-06-1744
Documentation
Mexico. March 6, 1744. Informe. Transcription.
Summary
Detailed description of geography of Texas (and north America in general, from Canada to isthmus of Panama) and its history including- discussion of French colonies, French-Indian relations; location/number of troops of Texas presidios; brief description Texas found, Flora; first explorers; Frenchmen in Texas; Spanish responses to French, military activities, including founding of missions, presidios; fertility of land and possibilities of trade with Vera Cruz via Bahia del Espiritu Santo; quality of presidial soldiers; French-Spanish relations. See also DRSW serial 4633. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Leon, Alonso de
Cavalier de la Sala, Roberto (French Explorer)
San Denis, Luis de (Frenchman)
Jolot, Medac (Frenchman)
Places
Santiago de la Monclova (Villa)
Sabinas (Rio)
Coahuila (Provincia)
San Francisco (Presidio)
Sacramento (Presidio)
San Juan Bautista del Rio Grande (Presidio)
San Antonio de Bexar (Presidio)
San Pedro (Rio)
San Antonio (Rio)
San Bernardo (Bahia, Commonly Called Bahia de Espiritu Santo)
Nuestra Senora del Pilar de los Adaes (Presidio, Capital de Texas)
San Juan Bautista de Nochitos (Nachites, French Fort)
Medina (Rio)
Bahia del Espiritu Santo (Presidio)
San Fernando (Villa)
Cadodachos (Rio)
Colorado (Rio)
Ethnic Groups
Franceses
Apaches
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Nacogdoches arch. 2q292 839 v. 001 pp. 106-150
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Other Location
TXU. Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El Grande 2q248 835 V. 003 pp. 050-067 TXA. Nacogdoches Arch.
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4685
UAIR Filtering Fields
Person Last Name
Leon
Cavalier de la Sala
San Denis
Jolot
Beginning Date Month
March
Beginning Date (repacked)
03-06-1744
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/15964
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
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Fray Francisco Hidalgo. Testimony of fray Joseph Gonzalez concerning events at San Antonio presidio.

Serial Number
210-00034
Title
Fray Francisco Hidalgo. Testimony of fray Joseph Gonzalez concerning events at San Antonio presidio.
Author(s)
Hidalgo, Francisco (Fray)
Date
01-14-1724
Documentation
San Antonio de Valero. January 14, 1724. Copy.
Summary
Fray Hidalgo takes testimony of fray Gonzalez concerning Apache peace negotiations and his dispute with capitan Flores. Fray Gonzalez emphasizes poor state of presidio, including lack of supplies, arms, horses, trained men, and notes widespread illness among presidial soldiers throughout Texas. For these reasons, he believed it necessary to deal with Apaches diplomatically. Capitan Flores deposition also included. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Flores, Nicolas (Capitan de San Antonio Presidio)
Gonzalez, Joseph (O.F.M.)
Hidalgo, Francisco (O.F.M.)
Places
San Antonio de Valero (Presidio)
Texas (Provincia)
Espiritu Santo (Bahia)
Espiritu Santo (Presidio)
Adaes (Presidio)
Ethnic Groups
Apaches
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 010 pp. 118-123
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4660
UAIR Filtering Fields
Person Last Name
Flores
Gonzalez
Hidalgo
Beginning Date Month
January
Beginning Date (repacked)
01-14-1724
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/15954
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
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Domingo de Teran de los Rios, et al. Declaracion concerning Asinay rebellion.

Serial Number
210-00013
Title
Domingo de Teran de los Rios, et al. Declaracion concerning Asinay rebellion.
Author(s)
Teran de los Rios, Domingo de
Date
03-20-1692
Documentation
Santa Margarita de Buenavista. March 20, 1692. Photostat of copy.
Summary
Declaracion of officers concerning Asinay, Cadodacho Indians. Note Asinay rebellion, repeating information found in other declaraciones. State buffalo range infructuoso, range plants unsuitable to livestock. Describe various military endeavors to reconnoiter area, especially rivers. Note fatigue of soldiers, poor state of horseherd, lack of arms, clothing, other supplies. Briefly discuss Cododacho political organization, settlement pattens. Note abandonment of missions among Asinay, inability of Franciscans to convert them. Describe scattered settlement patterns of Asinay, making it hard for missionization, reduccion to take place. Mention custom of Asinay to call each other texa, meaning friend. Describe expedition under command of capitan Martinez, composed of 20 soldiers, 10 muleteers, 300 well-armed Jumano auxiliaries, although Jumanos act more or less independently. (T. Sheridan) (1977)
Persons
Masanett, Damian (Fray) (OFM)
Bernardino (Gobernador de los Asinays, Leader of Uprising)
Teran de los Rios, Domingo de (Gobernador de Texas)
Martinez, Francisco (Capitan)
Places
Trinidad (Rio)
Santa Margarita de Buenavista (Real)
San Marcos (Rio)
Guadalupe (Rio)
Norte (Rio)
Ethnic Groups
Asinays
Cadodachos
Jumanos
First Location
TXU, Tex. Hist. Ctr. Arch. S. Fran. El grande 2q248 835 v. 010 pp. 015-031
Original Location
BNM, Mexico, Arch. S. Fran. El Grande
Language
Spanish
Batch Reference Number
4655
UAIR Filtering Fields
Person Last Name
Masanett
Bernardino
Teran de los Rios
Martinez
Beginning Date Month
March
Beginning Date (repacked)
03-20-1692
Type
Text
UAiR identifier
uadc://masterindex/15933
ISO 369-1 Language code
es
ISO 369-3 Language code
spa
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