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Puebla, Mexico Records



The state of Puebla is in the central southeastern part of Mexico; its capital is the city of Puebla. Some of the documents have "Puebla de los Angeles," which was the original name when founded by the Spanish in 1532. During the mid-nineteenth century, it was occupied by American, and later French, forces.

Civil and military records of the City, State and National governments, as well as Catholic Church records. Included are wills, deeds, property records, correspondence, government decrees, civil pensions, military battalion records, convent and monastery records, and fund administration records. Most are manuscript, but some are printed, particularly the government decrees, which date from 1856-1892. Accounts and documents are present for Casa del Santuario de la Madre Santisima de la Luz, 1838-1839; Colegio de Ni{228}nas Virgenes, 1798-1804; Colegio de Nuestra Se{228}nora de los Gozos, 1835; Convent de San Antonio, 1834, 1855; Convent de San Francisco y Curato de Huejotsingo, 1856; Convent de Santa Barbara, 1694, 1747, 1808-1809; and Convent de Santa Catalina, 1841-1842, 1857. Wills and estate documents, 1686-1858; property deeds and titles, 1857; and sale documents, 1655-1895, mostly involve property left to the church. Personal letters date from as early as the 1680s and 1690s. A substantial group of documents from 1756 to 1853 relates to pious works, donations and foundations. Military records are chiefly retirement papers, an 1818 muster roll of the Royal Bn. of Puebla, and records of the 4th Bn. Casadores, Tehuacan, from 1867.

Collection is in Spanish.