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Documents pertaining to visita of Josef de Galvez in alta California 1769. Sent to governor Neve by predecessor Barri at time of change of office.

Author(s): 
Galvez, Josef de (Visitador)
Author(s): 
Barri, Felipe (Gobernador)
Date: 
12-12-1767
Documentation: 
Loreto, Monterey, Santa ana, la paz. December 12, 1767 to October 29, 1774. 132p. Instrucciones. Reglamentos, index. Informe. Letters, original, signed. Copies. 10-28-1774 from berri to new governor neve outlining duties in change of command. Invites consultation and outlines accompanying documents which should be returned to archive in south (Loreto ?). Observations of civil-military-religious relations in province. 2) ff. 126-135 Galvez' instrucciones of 1769 to barri. Discusses duties of governor and importance of stern but just punishment of indians for economic independence from missions. Discussion of governor's administration of pearl fishing, with reference to leyes de indios, previous reales ordenes and cedulas to prohibit foreigners. Better fiscal management of mines and defense to establish more missions and presidios in province. Copy consists of 26 sections, dated 9-30-1774. 3) ff. 142-144 index of 19 documents Barri sends to neve of Galvez' visita to antigua California of 1769. Brief description of each document. Dated 9-30-1774. 4) full texts of Galvez' visita/expedition of 1769, copies from 1768 to 1770. Overall impression of carefully prepared, detailed planning for military-civil-religious coordination in province. Attention to fiscal-administrative matters to establish good relations between Spanish and indians (although typically condescending towards abilities of latter group) for economic-geographic expansion in Californias. Overall idea for governing broken families to Loreto, agricultural and religious training, artesan and pearl fishing industries, rights and inheritance regulations of lands after secularization (temporalidades) from missions, specifications for architectural plans of church, plaza and homes, wages and formations of indians into militias. Production from salinas, transportation of these by canoe sacramento and paquebot la concepcion, salaries, equipment and supply rations for all levels of workers and managers, diezmos (taxes) and royal fifth on production. Coordinated defenses by military and militia of missions, neighbors and presidios to continue outward expansion to new territories. Realtionship of provincial income/outflow to real hacienda in Guadalajara, including pricing, collecting of diezmo and quinto for ramos of playing cards, gunpowder, mercury, papel sellado, and tobacco and pearl fishing and mining industries. Of special note are great details in ff. 159-160 of maritime transportation of products to and from lower California from north and to continent, and ff. 161-162 of ordenances, supplies and rations to be in effect for each type of vessel used. (J. M. Johnson, April 1988)

Ano de 1789: expediente sobre fabrica del quartel y reunion de la villa de Santa Fe del Nuevo Mexico.

Author(s): 
Concha, Fernando de la (Gobernador)
Author(s): 
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo (Comandante General)
Author(s): 
Beregana, Domingo de (Ministro de Tesoro)
Date: 
11-10-1787
Documentation: 
Santa Fe, Arispe and others. October 10, 1787-November 15, 1792. 108p. Letters, lists, planos. Originals, signed, copies. Fe and construction of quartel of very good quality; discussion without causing indian uprising, much discussion of location, cost, salaries for builders; letters in ff. 26-28, 32-35 of particular interest; ff. 50-51, list of construction materials needed, prices mentioned in f. 63; plano of finished quartel included f. 71. (D. J. Mcclelland, January 1989)

Participo a la superioridad de v.e., como a mi regreso a esta villa, imbesti unos trece dias entre las montanas . . . .

Author(s): 
Garcia Conde, Diego
Author(s): 
Lazon, Juan (Teniente)
Author(s): 
Cardena y Gallardo, Jose Maria
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
07-11-1805
Documentation: 
Various. July 11, 1805 to May 30, 1807. 36p. Letters, informes. Signed.
General Subjects: 

Guadalaxara -- en carta numero 165 de 26 de noviembre de 1803 dio cuenta . . . .

Author(s): 
Sanchez Lenero, Miguel
Author(s): 
Monasterio, Jose de
Author(s): 
Abascalo, Joseph Fernando
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
12-16-1803
Documentation: 
Various. December 16, 1803 to April 25, 1809. 56p. Letters, informes. Signed.
General Subjects: 

Fragmentary documents concerning public works around Mexico City.

Author(s): 
Torre, Francisco Antonio de la
Author(s): 
Zepeda, Mariano de
Author(s): 
Hernandez de Alva, Lorenzo
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
04-24-1799
Documentation: 
Mexico City. Apr 24, 1799 to June 5, 1805. 58p. Letters. Signed. Accusing facio of breaking some sort of building ordinance in constructing his house (1799). Ff. 5-24 concerning contract to build new toluca road (1804), san Agustin de Cuebas road (1805); mentions toll-bridges, income from tolls. Ff.25-29 concerning aqueduct to supply hospital(s) in Mexico City, importing materials, indian workers for construction; mentions monthly support (doesn't say whether federal or municipal) of four pesos to maintain hospital (1800). (A. Dean, September 1989)
General Subjects: 

Documents on public works and improvements on real palacio and chapultepec(que) in Mexico.

Author(s): 
Costanso, Miguel (Coronel de Ingenieria)
Author(s): 
Ortiz, Joseph Damian (Maestro)
Author(s): 
Castera, Ignacio de (Ingeniero)
Author(s): 
and others
Date: 
09-20-1791
Documentation: 
Mexico. September 20, 1791 to October 7, 1791. 38p. Informes. Budget estimates. Letters. Originals. Signed.

Budgets and details of repairs needed to buildings of the real sala del crimen in Mexico. Repairs to casa del mayorazgo in Puebla.

Author(s): 
Mascaro, Francisco (Ingeniero)
Author(s): 
Castera, Ignacio de (Maestro)
Author(s): 
Lerda, Juan Francisco
Date: 
11-19-1790
Documentation: 
Mexico. November 19, 1790 to August 8, 1791. 86p. Informes. Cuentas. Budgets. Letters. Copies. Originals. Signed.