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Andrew and Charles Talcott Letters

Identifier: MSS-4343
Content Description One letter from Andrew Talcott and ten letters to and from Charles Talcott written between 1852 and 1867. Father and son, both Andrew and Charles worked as civil engineers on railroads in the United States and Mexico. Andrew writes about railroad work, and he is mentioned in Charles’ letters concerning engineering work and some personal affairs. Most of the letters are from Charles Talcott to his wife, Theodosia “Thedie” Talcott, discussing their moves to Mexico in 1865, and the domestic...
Dates: 1852-04-17 - 1867-06-08

Appalachian Mountain Club in Mexico Journal

Identifier: MSS-4329
Scope and Contents One journal written by various members of the Appalachian Mountain Club as they traveled through Mexico on a thirty-three-day excursion between February and March 1939. The journal entries are chronologically bound, approximately one page in length each, typewritten, and initialed by the club member writing for the day. The first page includes a list of names and addresses for the members on the excursion.
Dates: 1939-02 - 1939-03

Briquet, Granat, and Waite Album of Commercial Photographs of Mexico City and Its Environs

Identifier: 2020-005
Overview One photographic album containing fifty-eight black-and-white photographs of turn of the century Mexico taken by three photographers: Abel Briquet, Jacob Granat, and Charles Betts Waite.
Dates: circa 1890s-1905

C. B. Waite Mexico in 1904 Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-010
Scope and Contents The collection is 36 5x8” photographs of Charles Betts “C. B.” Waite’s work through urban and rural Mexico during 1904. Scenes depicted are of local laborers, street views including architecture and vendors, Mexican cities, and agricultural scenes. One photograph is of the catacombs of Guanajuato. A few photographs are captioned in Spanish on the print.
Dates: 1904

Charles Hope Papers

Identifier: MSS-4215
Overview Charles Hope (1763-1851) was a judge and politician in Edinburgh, Scotland. This collection contains a cover letter and memorandum that Hope wrote to another Scottish politician, Henry Dundas, on October 22, 1804, proposing wartime strategies for British commercial advancement in Latin America. The memorandum is titled "Hints as to the Conduct of this Country, in the event of a Spanish war."
Dates: 1804 October 22

Commercial and Vernacular Photographs of Mexico City and Its Environs

Identifier: 2020-003
Overview One photographic album containing 124 silver gelatin prints depicting a trip to Mexico City and the surrounding area by an unknown photographer.
Dates: circa 1900

Luther Fairfax Dashiell papers

Identifier: MSS-0396
Overview Correspondence, speeches, and writings, relating to his work as a surgeon with the 1st Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers, stationed in Tampico, Mexico, during the Mexican War.
Dates: 1844-1887; Majority of material found within 1844 - 1848

Elizabeth Chandler Hendrix Diary

Identifier: MSS-4279
Overview This collection contains an unsigned, handwritten diary with details matching the life of magazine writer Elizabeth Chandler Hendrix, of Texas, who associated with key players in the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). The diary covers her activities in Texas, Mexico, and New York during 1914-1915, including work on her novel My Brother's Keeper (1915). There is also a typed transcript of the diary.
Dates: 1914-04-23 - 1915-03-29

Ella Wilcox Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-028
Scope and Contents One photographic album of 356 black-and-white photographs following the daily life and travels of amateur photographer Ella Wilcox in Colorado and Mexico during the early to mid-1900s. The photographs in Colorado are scenes of teaching at a local school and scenic shots of Ironton, Telluride, Rocky Ford, and Cheyenne Mount among others. Photographs taken during travels through Mexico highlight market and street scenes in Mérida in Yucatán, Mayan ruins, and Mexico City among others.
Dates: 1926 - 1949; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1949

Entertainment in Mexico Broadsides

Identifier: MSS-4327
Scope and Contents This collection of two broadsides published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo and illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada demonstrates entertainment papers that were circulated in Mexico at the turn of the nineteenth century. One broadside advertises a reenactment of the Third Battle of Puebla and one illustrated broadside, partially written in verse, reports on a sensational murder by a woman. Both broadsides are written in Spanish.
Dates: 1894 - 1910

German Residents in Mexico Photographic Album

 Collection — Box: 2022-008
Identifier: 2022-008
Scope and Contents This collection is a photo album of 26 card stock leaves containing 197 mounted gelatin silver photographs from approximately the 1910s depicting daily life of German residents in Mexico City, Mexico. Photographs are mostly uncaptioned, except for 2 captioned in the German language, and measure approximately 3¼” x 4½”. The images feature shops and markets, families partaking in various forms of recreation, and some national landmarks such as the National Palace and Basilica de Guadalupe. Three...
Dates: circa 1910s

Hiking near Mexico City in 1922-1924 Photographic Album

 Collection — Container: 2022-023
Identifier: 2022-023
Scope and Contents One photographic collection of 39 stereoviews of hikers, hiking trails, and outdoor activity areas near Mexico City and Toluca, Mexico, between 1922 and 1924. Some of the locations captured are rivers, hills, and Nevado de Toluca. Most of the photographs are captioned in Spanish and some include location and date information.
Dates: 1922 - 1924

J. B. D. Journal

Identifier: MSS-4119
Overview Journal of the daily activities of a machinist on board the Gulf Oil Tanker Gulfmaid, going into a great deal of detail including detailed drawings of some of the parts he makes or repairs.
Dates: 1929-1930

John W. Betterley Diary

Identifier: MSS-4299
Overview This diary by John W. Betterley, a US Marine serving on board the USS Michigan, describes the United States' invasion and occupation of Veracruz, Mexico, in 1914.
Dates: 1914

Letters to Marquis de Lafayette Lane

Identifier: MSS-4301
Overview This collection contains letters sent to Maine native Marquis de Lafayette Lane while he served as US consul to Veracruz, Mexico, a post he held from 1862-1867.
Dates: 1863 - 1867

Life in Mexico during the 1940s Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-006
Scope and Contents This collection of 14 black and white photographs depicts everyday life in western Mexico during the 1940s. Photographs measure approximately 6 ½” x 4 ¾” and are captioned on versos. Photographs show Sierra Madres imagery and market and street seller scenes.
Dates: 1940

Meat Regulations in 1818 Mexico Broadside

Identifier: MSS-4332
Scope and Contents One broadside published in 1818, by Viceroy Juan José Ruiz de Apodaca y Eliza in Mexico City, Mexico, legislating the transportation, sale, and slaughter of meat by individuals and meat markets. The broadside dictates the animals and sexes that could be slaughtered, the weight and price of meat for sale, and sanitation practices for meat markets. There are two signatures and two ink stamps near the bottom of the broadside with some wear throughout the broadside.
Dates: 1818

Mexican Government Actions in 1828-1830 Broadsides

Identifier: MSS-4328
Scope and Contents This collection of two broadsides contains printings of governmental actions taken in Mexico after gaining independence and before the Mexican War. The first broadside, published in 1828, is a Finance Commission update to taxes in Tamaulipas. The second broadside, printed in 1830, is a decree repealing restrictions placed upon Spaniards in Mexico. Both broadsides were printed by Samuel Bangs and are written in Spanish.
Dates: 1828 - 1830

Mexican Revolution Broadsides

Identifier: MSS-4326
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two broadsides printed in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution that honor Mexican independence and reiterate the need for land reform that acted as an impetus in the revolution.
Dates: 1911 - 1915

Mexican War Broadsides and Letter

Identifier: MSS-4325
Scope and Contents This collection contains three broadsides from Mexican government offices and one letter from an American during the Mexican War pertaining to decrees to raise funds, a decree in response to the Revolt of the Polkos, and the political tensions within Mexico surrounding the war. The broadsides are written in Spanish and the letter is written in English.
Dates: 1847 - 1848

Mexico and California in late 19th Century Photographic Album

 Collection — Container: 2022-024
Identifier: 2022-024
Scope and Contents One photographic album of 88 photographs depicting daily life and scenery of various cities throughout Mexico and California during the late 18th century. The photographs were taken by multiple persons at various times, some are captioned. Some of the scenes shown are of busy streets and markets in Zacatecas, water carriers in Guanajuato, Mexico City street scenes, El Paso in Texas, and Los Angeles, California.
Dates: 1880 - 1900

Mexico in 1929 Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-018
Scope and Contents This collection of 22 sepia toned photographs from 1929 are of panoramas of Mexican cities documented by unamed American tourists. Photographs include views of city markets, cathedrals, railway stations, and daily life in Culiacan, Guadalajara, Querétaro, and Mexico City. All photographs measure approximately 3 1/2" x 10" and are captioned, with some also including dates between October 3 and October 17.
Dates: 1929

Mexico in the 1920s Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-021
Scope and Contents One photographic album containing 28 black and white photographs of daily life and scenery in Mexico during the 1920s. Some of the cities identified include León, Tepotzotlán, Chiapas, and Cuernavaca. Various daily life scenes include locals making crafts, farmers plowing land, pets and animals, and houses. About half of the photographs are captioned and all measure 5" x 7".
Dates: circa 1920s

Mexico Mining Expedition in 1892 Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-007
Scope and Contents A series of 14 cabinet cards measuring 4 ½” x 7 ½” depicting a probable amateur mining expedition in Santo Domingo, Chihuahua, Mexico in the late 19th century, approximately 1892. Contemporary captions are included on versos. Cards depict the group of men during their activities at the mine, camp, and during their transportation along with glimpses of surrounding daily life and landscapes.
Dates: 1892

Mounted Spaniard with Two Indios Illustrated Manuscript

Identifier: MSS-4291
Overview One illustrated manuscript depicting a local elite, Don Carlos Guevara, and his family. The unknown author uses intensely vulgar language to express his disdain for Guevara, whose circumstances have recently changed and left him in poverty.
Dates: circa 1750

Public Cleanliness Decree Broadside

Identifier: MSS-4318
Scope and Contents One broadside published by Juan Vicente de Guemez Pacheco de Padilla Horcasitas y Aguayo, second Count of Revillagigedo's administration, and posted in Veracruz, Mexico, on 26 March 1791, decreeing new public health and sanitation regulations for food vendors. The regulations address how food vendor spaces need to be cleaned (swept daily, which days are garbage pickup days, etc.), how to dispose of different goods, and what items could be sold from home fronts. The broadside...
Dates: 1791-03-26

S. E. Elmore Audio and Video Collection

Identifier: 2018-005
Overview 42 8mm film of S. E. Elmore; various trips to Mexico 1935, Mobile 1938, Houston, TX, Bellingarth Gardens, Alabama State Stocks Memorial Park, Grandmother Elmor's 80th birthday 1932, Coca-Cola Plant at Montgomery, AL, Graduation 1947, 1948 and 1949, May Day 1947, Queen Elizabeth Ship June 1959, X-Mass 1935, Panama City Fishing Trip, April 27 and 28, 1954, Swim Pool at Millbrook, Western Tour, and 37 LP's featuring various artists. 42 8mm film of S. E. Elmore; various trips to Mexico 1935, Mobile...
Dates: 1935 - 1959

Santa Fe and Taos Trade Protection Decree from Ministry of War and Navy of the Central Mexican Republic

Identifier: MSS-4293
Overview One decree from the Ministry of War and Navy of the Central Mexican Republic issued to protect the Sante Fe and Taos trade in the New Mexico territory.
Dates: 1839 April 22

Texas and Mexico Travel Photographs

Identifier: 2020-002
Overview Twenty-six mounted Kodak No. 2 albumen photographs, with images depicting travel in Texas and Mexico in 1890.
Dates: 1890

Frank Hall Thomas paper

Identifier: MSS-1399
Abstract A typescript paper titled "Fifteen Days in Europe: An Account of Travels in Italy, Switzerland, and France, with an account of the American Invasion of Mexico," by United Press correspondent Frank Hall Thomas
Dates: 1913

Timothy Healy Correspondence and Circular

Identifier: MSS-4306
Overview Two letters and one circular encouraging capital investment in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, approximately one year after the end of the Mexican Revolution.
Dates: 1921-04-15 - 1921-04-25

W. A. Mair Photographs

Identifier: 2008-025
Overview This collection consists of two photographic albums with 230 photographs showcasing highlights of W. A. Mair travels with his friends and family through Michigan, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Mexico, and Tennessee.
Dates: 1900 - 1901

Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection

Identifier: 2009-144
Abstract This collection consists of ninety-four photographs depicting scenes from Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Massachusetts and Canada.
Dates: 1940 - 1949

Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection

 Collection — Box: 2009001.010
Identifier: 2009-039
Abstract This collection consists of six photographs depicting scenes from Mexico City, Mexico.
Dates: 1910

Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection

 Collection — Box: 2009001.015
Identifier: 2009-060
Abstract This collection consists of eighty-one photographs depicting unidentified people and scenes from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Washington, New York, Wyoming, Wisconsin, California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon and England.
Dates: 1915 - 1940

Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection

 Collection — Box: 2009001.027
Identifier: 2009-116
Overview This collection consists of nineteen photographs depicting people in South America and Mexico.
Dates: 1900 - 1909

Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection

 Collection — Box: 2009001.030
Identifier: 2009-141
Overview This collection consists of eight photographs depicting people and homes in Aztec, New Mexico.
Dates: 1930

Waite Album of Recuerdo de Mexico

Identifier: 2020-004
Overview One photographic album of images taken by C. B. (Charles Betts) Waite in Mexico depicting street scenes in Guadalupe and Mexico City, bullfights, and occupational images.
Dates: 1900

Walter Bryan Jones photographs

Identifier: 2011-004
Overview Includes personal and family photographs, as well as photographs taken in association with Jones' professional endeavors as state geologist of Alabama and during his military service in World War I and World War II.
Dates: 1915 - 1950; 1890 - 1973

Wilfred A. Joubert Papers from Suriname and Mexico

Identifier: MSS-4242
Overview This collection contains maps, legal documents, correspondence, receipts, photographs, and other materials related to the business ventures of Wilfred Adelbert Joubert (1867-1940), an American businessman. Mr. Joubert moved to Paramaribo, Surinam (Dutch Guiana), from 1891-1899 to harvest balata—an early latex product—for the American Exploitation Company, then to Chiapas, Mexico, to export bananas for the United States Banana Company (1908-1911), and then rubber for the Rio Michol Rubber...
Dates: 1813 - 1925

Zell George Herman Photographs

Identifier: 2012-003
Abstract Collection contains photographs and photographic albums from 1919 – 1995. Black and white and color snapshots of Zell George and Maxcine “Mac” Shores Herman. Chronicles the life of Zell and Mac Herman from the late 1940s to Mac’s death in 1995.
Dates: 1919 - 1995