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Title [Manuscritos en mexicano] [manuscript] 1580-1856
Document Type Manuscript; Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Copies from 1855-56 of three miracle plays in Nahuatl and Spanish, translated by Faustino Chimalpopoca Galicia: Las almas y las albaceas; Del nacimiento de Isaac, del sacrificio que Abraham su Padre quiso por mandado de Dios hacer; Coloquio sobre el modo con que Santa Elena halló la Santa Cruz. Also includes deeds, bills of sale, wills, marriage and baptismal registers, and Indian petitions from the 16th-19th centuries from Texcoco, the Puebla area, and Mexico City. Documents from the Tlatelolco district in Mexico City include papers pertaining to the purchase of property by a Spaniard, Pascual Hernández, and two parochial marriage registers for 1631-1633. Documents from the Mexico City parish of Santa María Redonda include six wills in Nahuatl, two of which have been translated into Spanish; deeds and sale contracts for property transactions in the area; and doctrinal materials and sermons from 1739-1744 by the parish priest, Franciscan Father Francisco Antonio de la Rosa y Figueroa. A baptismal register from Cholula in the Puebla valley, records baptisms for 1624-25. Other Puebla documents include powers of attorney from Tehuacan, and a draft of a petition to the king by the Indians of Cuixtlaxcoapan on behalf of the local Franciscan friars. Miscellaneous documents, dated 1570-1689, contain extracts from a papal bull on indulgences for Jesuit missions; various wills; and several petitions by Indians from Texcoco and other villages, protesting conditions in Mexico and the authority of the Franciscan Order. Also included is a copy of Father José de la Mota’s "Alabado en mexicano," printed in Mexico City in 1809.
Places Puebla, Tlatelolco, Cholula, Mexico City, Mexico
Keywords inheritance, deed, land tenure, marriage, baptism, drama, translation, indigenous peoples, New Spain, Mexico, Mexican
Theme Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the European Powers
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Spanish; Nahuatl
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1481
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue