Spanish and Latin American Archives. Papers, 1600-1830

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Collection Overview

Title: Spanish and Latin American Archives. Papers, 1600-1830

Primary Creator: Spanish and Latin American Archives

Extent: 32.0 cubic feet

Subjects: Colonial administrators, Colonization, Cuba, Florida, France, Frontier and pioneer life, Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787, Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803, General stores, Great Britain, Louisiana, Mexico, Military, Missouri--St. Louis, Native Americans, Ohio Company (1747-1779), Philippines, Property, Spain, Tennessee, Travel, United States--Politics and government, United States--Revolution, 1775-1783

Forms of Material: Collected materials, Copies

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of transcripts of correspondence and other documents found in various Spanish and Latin American Archives and Depositories. The bulk of the collection was created under the leadership of Charles H. Cunningham in the early twentieth century for the Illinois Historical Survey and other libraries. The transcripts are arranged chronologically, not by depository or subject. The materials selected for transcription focus mostly on Louisiana and the Mississippi River Valley from the 17th to early 19th centuries.

The contents of this collection were described as a whole in greater detail in the Manuscripts Guide to Collections at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1976). The relevant pages are attached here in PDF format for download.

Brief list of contents:

Cunningham Transcripts. Papers and Correspondence, 1600-1830. Approximately 40 feet and five bound volumes, transcripts. Source depositories include Archivo Historica Naclonal, Madrid; Archivo General de Simancas; Archivo General de Indias; and Archivo General de la Nacion de Mexico.

Spanish and Latin American Archives. Correspondence and Translations, 1777-1804. 36 items, transcripts. Source depositories include Archivo Nacional, Republica de Cuba; Clark Manuscripts, Draper Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society; Archivo General de Indias; of War, Archivo General de Simancas; and Papeles de Cuba in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville.

Subject/Index Terms

Colonial administrators
Colonization
Cuba
Florida
France
Frontier and pioneer life
Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787
Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803
General stores
Great Britain
Louisiana
Mexico
Military
Missouri--St. Louis
Native Americans
Ohio Company (1747-1779)
Philippines
Property
Spain
Tennessee
Travel
United States--Politics and government
United States--Revolution, 1775-1783