Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Mercurio Martinez Papers:

1767-1963 (bulk: 1910-1963)



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Martinez, Mercurio
Title Inventory of the Mercurio Martinez Papers
Dates 1767-1963 (bulk: 1910-1963)
Abstract Mercurio Martinez, school teacher, rancher, legal researcher, public spirited citizen, and authority on the history and genealogy of Zapata County, Tex., was born in San Ygnacio, Zapata County, Tex. on October 27, 1876, and died in 1965. Descended from Spanish-Mexican pioneers who had settled on the banks of the Rio Grande River in the mid-eighteenth century, Martinez was one of six children born to Don Proceso Martinez and Maria de Jesus Martinez. As a child, Martinez studied guitar and violin. Music remained an avocation throughout his long life, and he wrote numerous "corridos" or ballads which were based on historically significant events in the Zapata County area. In 1898 Martinez graduated from St. Edwards College in Austin, Tex., with a degree of Master of Accounts which is equivalent to a B. S. degree in Business Administration. Between 1898 and 1907, Martinez taught school in the Dolores settlement of Zapata County, Tex. where many of his paternal kinsmen lived. Upon moving to the town of Zapata in 1908, Martinez was appointed principal of the local schools, serving as principal and teacher from 1908 until 1911, when he resigned to become Zapata County treasurer and the administrator of the County School Depository. Martinez held this position through 1916. In 1917, Martinez was appointed Sanitary Inspector of Zapata County by the State Health Department. During his two-year term, he actively attempted to ameliorate conditions which led to the spread of contagious diseases. From 1919 until 1921, he devoted his time to farming and ranching. Although he continued to supervise his lands and rental properties throughout his life, Martinez accepted a position with the Laredo law firm of Hicks, Hicks, Dickson and Bobbitt in 1921, and moved to Laredo. Martinez's duties included work as bookkeeper, cashier, auditor, translator, interpreter, abstracter, and investigator. His knowledge of kinship networks and histories of land ownership in Zapata County was an especially valuable asset to the firm. Mercurio Martinez retired from the Laredo, Tex. law firm in 1942, but continued to work with local lawyers on occasional cases having to do with land ownership. Interests in the history of the region his forebearers had pioneered led him to cooperate with Virgil Lott of Roma, Texas, in writing a county history, The Kingdom of Zapata, which was published in 1953. One of the great achievements of Martinez's long and vigorous life was his role in the salvation of the community of historic San Ygnacio, Tex., which was condemned as a result of flooding caused in the area by the construction of the Falcon Dam in 1949. The flooding marked the doom of many ancient towns along the river south of Laredo. Martinez worked as a key agent of the International Boundary & Water Commission in contacting the many citizens of Zapata County who were resettled on higher ground. The Mercurio Martinez Papers (1797-1963 (bulk: 1910-1963)) include correspondence, copies of legal documents such as wills, deeds, affidavits and courtroom briefs, maps, a few photographs, field notes for land surveys, genealogical charts, accounts of family and regional history by Mercurio Martinez and historical accounts from other sources, principally newspapers. There are also financial records of various kinds including tax records, bills and receipts, books of check stubs, and account sheets. The vast majority of the papers relate to families, places and events in Zapata County, Tex. Webb County, Tex. is also well represented, as is the region surrounding the town of Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico, located on the south bank of the Rio Grande River opposite Zapata County, Tex. Accounts of family and local history written by Martinez in the 1950's and early 1960's deal with events dating back to the Spanish settlements along the lower Rio Grande in the 1750's. Genealogies are generally traced back to the first colonists to arrive in the region. There are more files from the 1950's than any other single decade. Approximately one-quarter of the papers are written in Spanish, and many of the Spanish documents are accompanied with English translations. Among the most important files in the collection are those on the relocation of the town of Zapata due to the construction of Falcon Dam on the Rio Grande River in the early 1950's, the salvation of the community of San Ygnacio from destruction during this period, the accounts of family history and genealogy from Zapata County, and the papers related to division of lands between descendants of original holders of Spanish grants and sales of family lands. Also of interest are the Corridos, or ballads, composed by Mercurio Martinez and dealing with dramatic events in Zapata County history.
Identification Texas MSS 00083
Extent 28.5 linear feet.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

Mercurio Martinez, school teacher, rancher, legal researcher, public spirited citizen, and authority on the history and genealogy of Zapata County, Tex., was born in San Ygnacio, Zapata County, Tex. on October 27, 1876, and died in 1965. He descended from Spanish-Mexican pioneers who had settled on the banks of the Rio Grande Riverin the mid-eighteenth century.

Don Mercurio's great-great grandfather, Bartome Martinez was one of the original settlers of Revilla, Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1750. He served as Alcalde of this frontier ranching settlement for 30 years. Revilla, the town of origin for many Zapata County families, was renamed Guerrero in honor of General Vicente Guerrero after Mexico achieved independence from Spain in 1821.

Luis Uribe, another of Don Mercurio's great-great grandfathers, was one of the founding settlers of Laredo, Tex., but moved from there to Revilla about 1755. A third ancestor, Juan Jose Gutierrez, was the owner of San Jose Ranch, an extensive holding on the banks of the Rio Grande near Revilla. Don Juan Jose had three daughters, each of whom either married or mothered a successful south Texas pioneer. Mercurio Martinez was descended from the families established by all three of Don Juan Jose's daughters.

Viviana Gutierrez married Jesus Trevino, an ambitious young man who had migrated to Guerrero from Marin, Nuevo Leon. Between 1830 and 1832, Don Jesus Trevino purchased lands on the north bank of the Rio Grande from the heirs of Jose Vasquez Borrego. The Borrego Grant was made in 1750, but the area had remained sparsely settled partly because of Indian raids and the fact that Borrego and his heirs also had enormous holdings in Coahuila where they spent most of their time. Jesus Trevino became acquainted with Jose Maria Marfil Vidaurri, the grandson of Jose Vasquez Borrego, when Don Jose Maria came to Guerrero in 1828 in order to clear the title to the Borrego lands located in what was to become Zapata County, Texas. The titles to these lands had been lost or destroyed during the Mexican War for Independence, but the claim of the Borrego heirs was declared valid by the Guerrero city council, of which Trevino's father-in-law, Juan Jose Gutierrez, was a member.

Jesus Trevino moved his family to Texas and established the settlement of San Ygnacio in 1830. His holdings of approximately 125,000 acres included the entire San Ygnacio sub-division of the Borrego Grant.

Another of the Gutierrez daughters, Ignacia, married Jose Dionicio Uribe, the son of Luis Uribe. She was widowed early and moved across the river with her young sons. One of these sons, Blas Maria Uribe, married Juliana Trevino who was his third cousin and the daughter of Jesus Trevino and Viviana. Don Blas Maria eventually acquired more than half of his father-in-law's holdings and became a highly successful rancher and merchant. His daughter, Maria de Jesus Uribe, was Don Mercurio's mother.

The third daughter of Juan Jose Gutierrez married Antonio Martinez, son of Don Bartome, the original Alcade of Revilla. Their son, Cosme Martinez was born in Revilla in 1811. He married Magdalena Gonzales in 1829 and the couple remained in Tamaulipas while their children were growing up. However, in 1859, Don Cosme purchased one quarter of the Dolores subdivision of the Borrego Grant and, together with his children and their families, established the small settlement of Dolores. Rancho Dolores was located near the river a short distance from the ruins of the hacienda de Dolores which had been established by Jose Vasquez Borrego in 1750, but abandoned by 1814.

One of Cosme's seven children, Proceso Martinez, had moved to Nuevo Laredo as a young man. Proceso helped his father establish the settlement of Dolores in 1859, but moved to Laredo during the American Civil war. There he prospered while running a store and operating a ferry boat. In 1869, however, he married his distant cousin Maria de Jesus Uribe, and settled in San Ygnacio. He was a storekeeper there and was also active in long-distance trade along the border. Among his contributions were the introduction of the first steel plow, kerosene lanterns, corn planting machines and cotton cultivation to the San Ygnacio community. He was also active in local politics.

Mercurio Martinez was one of six children born to Don Proceso and Maria de Jesus. He grew up in San Ygnacio were he attended the local school, helped his father in the mercantile business, and assisted in tending the family crops and herds. His mother died when he was ten years old, and his father did not remarry.

At the age of twelve, Mercurio began to study guitar and violin. Within three years, he was frequently employed as a musician at dances, weddings, and other local fiestas. Music remained an avocation throughout his long life, and he wrote numerous "corridos" or ballads which were based on historically significant events in the Zapata County area.

In July, 1894, young Mercurio left home to work as the assistant foreman of a group of three hundred cotton pickers employed in the fields near Hearne, Texas. He returned home in December and assisted in his father's various enterprises until August, 1895. He then enrolled at St. Edward's College in Austin, Texas where he studied business and telegraphy. In addition, he continued his study of music during his college years (1895-1898). While in college, Mercurio received some financial aid from A. M. Bruni, an Italian immigrant who had achieved wealth and power in Laredo.

Mercurio graduated from St. Edwards in June, 1898, with a degree of Master of Accounts which is equivalent to a B. S. degree in Business Administration. At the age of 22, he returned to Zapata County where he passed the examination for a teaching certificate. Between 1898 and 1907, Mercurio taught school in the Dolores settlement where many of his paternal kinsmen lived. According to autobiographical accounts, he moved to the county seat of Zapata in 1908 in response to a written petition from local parents that he come there as a teacher.

Before this move, however, tragedy entered his life. Although not mentioned in any of Mercurio's accounts of his own life, some of the genealogical records he compiled show that his first wife, Maria Christina Uribe, died about 1907 and that an infant daughter soon followed her mother to the grave. Nearly 30 years were to pass before Mercurio Martinez was blessed with the two children who brought joy to his old age.

Upon moving to the town of Zapata in 1908, Martinez was appointed principal of the local schools by County Judge A. P. Spohn. He served as principal and teacher from 1908 until 1911 when he resigned to become Zapata County treasurer and the administrator of the County School Depository. Martinez held this position through 1916. By this time he had married his second wife, Guadalupe Uribe, a sister of his first wife, she was nearly 15 years his senior. No children were born of this marriage.

In 1917, Martinez was appointed Sanitary Inspector of Zapata County by the State Health Department. During his two years term, he actively attempted to reduce conditions which led to the spread of contagious diseases. From 1919 until 1921, he devoted his time to farming and ranching. Although he continued to supervise his lands and rental properties throughout his life, Martinez accepted a position with the Laredo law firm of Hicks, Hicks, Dickson and Bobbitt in 1921, and moved to Laredo.

This firm changed names several times during Martinez's tenure as the active partners changed. Martinez's duties included work as bookkeeper, cashier, auditor, translator, interpreter, abstracter, and investigator. His knowledge of kinship networks and histories of land ownership in Zapata County was an especially valuable asset to the firm. He also served as a Notary Public and remained active in politics, primarily as a supporter for various candidates among the Zapata County electorate.

The second Mrs. Martinez died in 1935. Two years later, Mercurio married Cristina Trevino, originally of Guerrero, Tamulipas. His only son, Mercurio Martinez, Jr., was born to this marriage in 1937. A daughter, Rosa, was born a few years later.

Mercurio Martinez retired from the Laredo law firm in 1942 at the age of 66 but continued to work with local lawyers on occasional cases having to do with land ownership. Interests in the history of the region his forebearers had pioneered led him to cooperate with Virgil Lott of Roma, Texas, in writing a county history, The Kingdom of Zapata, which was published in 1953. Active participation in the work of the Laredo Historical Society and the Texas State Historical Association occupied some of his time.

One of the great achievements of Mercurio's long and vigorous life was his role in the salvation of the community of San Ygnacio. The decision to build the great Falcon Dam in 1949 marked the doom of the ancient towns along the river south of Laredo. Guerrero in Mexico and Zapata, Lopeno, Falcon and other communities in Zapata County, Texas, were to be lost forever under the waters of a reservoir which would bring life to dry soils farther down the valley. The lands, the old stone homes, the churches, the places familiar to six generations of men and women, and even the cemetaries where the ancestors lay buried were to be inundated by the waters of the river which had beckoned the first pioneers. Men fought this fate and were accused of blocking progress. In the long-run "progress" won, and the dam was built. What this meant to the people of the region is clear in their words which describe the filling of the reservoir. Among them it is known as the Great Flood.

San Ygnacio, then a community of about one thousand, was far enough upstream from the dam to be spared submersion in a watery grave; however, the town-site had been condemned as part of the federally administered area around the new lake. Bull-dozers rather than water were destined to destroy the last remnants of an ancient heritage. The community united, and in April, 1951, the 75-year-old Don Mercurio Martinez was appointed chairman of the "Committee for the Preservation of San Ygnacio." He communicated the passion of his people to the lawyers who worked with him and the other committee members. A petition was drafted in eloquent language befitting the circumstances and signed by the people of San Ygnacio. Through the good will of men like Congressmen Lloyd Bentsen and Senators Tom Connally and Lyndon B. Johnson, the order to destroy San Ygnacio was rescended.

With this victory behind him, Don Mercurio turned to the task of helping the stricken people of the towns whose doom remained sealed. He worked as a key agent of the International Boundary and Water Commission in contacting the many citizens of Zapata County who were resettled on higher ground. His notes reveal that he attempted to convey their requests to the authorities.

When this work was completed, Don Mercurio retired again to the maintenance of his scattered farms and ranches and the administration of his numerous rental properties in Laredo, San Ygnacio, and New Zapata. He corresponded frequently with those of his tenenats who worked part of the year as crop-pickers in the north, as well as, with his children who went away to college. He located Zapata County landmarks for his associates in historical societies and wrote accounts of family history so that these things would not be lost to time. Assisting friends and relatives in the preparation of wills and other legal documents and taking people on tours of San Ygnacio occupied many hours. During the tours he pointed with pride to the stone houses with ancient beams which had been floated down the Rio Grande from New Mexico so very long before when his grandparents were young.

At last he was in his late eighties and must not have had much energy left for his papers. Very few are dated past 1963, when he was 87 years old. Yet, even in 1965, the year of his death, he was still planning and dreaming. His last papers are the plans for the construction of a small dam on one of his ranches in Zapata County. They are dated 1965.

Mercurio Martinez, 1876-1965, as revealed in his papers, was a complex and fascinating man. His autobiographical accounts, written in stilted legal English, reveal only parts of the framework of his life. Since his prose in Spanish flows with great freedom it is regretable that he did not leave the story of his life in his mother tongue. He was a man of two worlds. That which is revealed about him in the papers written in English conveys primarily the legal mind, the businessman with expertise in accounting, the efficient face presented to the larger society in which he lived. In the relatively few documents preserved in Spanish, he is a different man. His "corridas" are songs of the heart as it wonders about man's destiny. It is hard to believe that the beautiful Spanish ballad of the doomed Zapata was written by the same man who wrote the official notes in English on the property holdings and expectations of Zapata residents for the International Boundary and Water Commission. With very few exceptions, it was only in the Spanish language that Mercurio Martinez revealed himself as the emotional, human person that he was.

As a man of two worlds, Mercurio Martinez has left scholars of the future a rich heritage for the understanding of a time and a place. There is a loss because he did not come to terms completely with his bilingual heritage. He tried to leave his written heritage primarily in English, but, in spite of his technical mastery of the language, he apparently did not accept it as a language for expressing the feelings and emotions which make history truely comprehensible. He left us too little in Spanish, possibly because he thought that he had to leave his record in English for it to count in his native land. His papers reflect this, and that is also an historical lesson.


Scope and Content Note

The Mercurio Martinez Papers (1797-1963 (bulk: 1910-1963)) consist of fifty-five boxes which occupy 28.5 linear feet of shelf space. Contents include correspondence, copies of legal documents such as wills, deeds, affidavits and courtroom briefs, maps, a few photographs, field notes for land surveys, genealogical charts, accounts of family and regional history by Mercurio Martinez and historical accounts from other sources, principally newspapers. There are also financial records of various kinds including tax records, bills and receipts, books of check stubs, and account sheets.

The papers are organized into five series which represent three general catagories of mateials: (1) papers related to financial and personal concerns of Mercurio Martinez and his immediate family including family history and genealogies, real estate transactions, matters related to farms and rental houses and correspondence; (2) papers related to work done by Mercurio Martinez for the Laredo law firm of Hicks, Hicks, Dickson and Bobbitt which was renamed several times through the years, and which consist of legal papers, genealogies and financial statements of various kinds; and (3) papers collected or written by Martinez which reflect his interests in local history, world affairs, Mexican history and other matters. Several files are concerned with the preparation and publication of The Kingdom of Zapata, a Zapata county history co-authored by Martinez and Virgil N. Lott which was published by the Naylor Company of San Antonio, Texas in 1953.

The vast majority of the papers relate to families, places and events in Zapata County. Webb County is also well represented, as is the region surrounding the town of Guerrero, Tamaulipas located on the south bank of the Rio Grande opposite Zapata County, Texas. A few papers deal with families, places and events in Starr County and further south in the Rio Grande Valley and a few files deal with Mexican, United States and world affairs. Unless otherwise noted in the inventory, files deal with Zapata or Webb County matters.

The oldest original papers date from the latter part of the nineteenth century, and include such documents as Mercurio Martinez's Texas Teachers Certificate, 1898 (Series 1. Box/folder 3/4); a General Land Office map of Zapata County, 1885, (Series 3. Box/folder 14/25); and a certificate appointing Proceso Martinez, Sr., Mercurio's father, to the Zapata County Board of Appeals, 1870, (Box 25-23). There are also copies and translations of nineteenth century documents including partition deeds, deeds of sale, birth records, and maps. Accounts of family and local history written by Martinez in the 1950's and early 1960's deal with events dating back to the Spanish settlements along the lower Rio Grande in the 1750's. Genealogies are generally traced back to the first colonists to arrive in the region. Family records, therefore, cover a time span of more than 200 years, from the settlers who arrived on the banks of the Rio Grande in about 1750 to their descendents in the early 1960's. Each decade from 1900 onward is represented in the papers. There are more files from the 1950's than any other single decade.

Approximately one-quarter of the papers are written in Spanish. The rest are in English. Notation on language used is not ordinarily included in the inventory because many files include papers in both English and Spanish and because it is assumed that most scholars working with these materials will have some background in Spanish. In addition, many of the Spanish documents are accompanied with English translations.

Among the most important files in the collection are those on the relocation of the town of Zapata due to the construction of Falcon Dam on the Rio Grande in the early 1950's, the salvation of the community of San Ygnacio from destruction during this period, the accounts of family history and genealogy from Zapata County, and the papers related to division of lands between descendants of original holders of Spanish grants and sales of family lands. Maps, genealogies, and legal documents provide a clear picture of the rapidity with which even extensive land holdings can be reduced to tracts hardly adequate to support the families of the grandchildren and great- grandchildren of the original owners. Reconsolidation of holdings through purchase of interest from siblings and through cousin marriage are also documented. It is also possible to trace shifts in settlement and land-use patterns. For example, the original grantees of porciones along the Rio Grande held land in long narrow blocks extending inland from the river. Over the generations, these blocks were subdivided among heirs and parts of them were sold outside the families. Through separate inheritance from parents, through marriage, and through purchase, individuals came to own small pieces of land located in widely separated tracts. This pattern of dispersed holdings, each of economically inefficient size and too far apart to be worked as units, has been noted for many peasant societies. These papers clearly reveal the processes whereby such a land-holding pattern developed out of the more economically efficient block holdings within a few generations. The most completely documented tract of land is the vast Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant made in 1750. It was later divided into the Dolores, Corralitos, and San Ygnacio Subdivisions. The first settlement was made at the Hacienda de Dolores on August 22, 1750. This settlement was abandoned, apparently during Indian troubles in the early 19th century. A settlement or Rancho of Dolores was founded nearby in the Dolores subdivision of the Borrego Grant by Cosme Martinez in 1859. Meanwhile, the town of San Ygnacio had been founded in the San Ygnacio subdivision in 1830. Until the early 20th century, an hacienda in the Corralitos subdivision was occupied by members of the Vidaurri family, who were descendents of the original grantee's daughter, Alejandra Vasquez Borrego de Vidaurri.

Also of interest are the Corridos, or ballads, composed by Mercurio Martinez and dealing with dramatic events in Zapata County history such as an escape from prison, a contested election and the destruction of Zapata by the rising waters of Falcon Reservoir.

Following the principle of provenance, the papers have been organized for the archives in accordance with the numerical filing system developed by Mercurio Martinez. This makes it possible for the researcher to use Martinez's inventories which cover the papers in boxes 6 through 28 (found in Series 2.-3.), as a supplement to this inventory. The Martinez inventories are found in three notebooks listed at the beginning of Series 2. Martinez v. Vidaurri Materials (1860-1962), contained in Box/folder 6/1-3. The first five boxes of Series 2. contain files which are arranged alphabetically. Boxes 29-54 in Series 3. Miscellaneous Paprs (1767-1963) contain files which were apparently originally numbered in sequence by Martinez, but for which no corresponding inventory written by Martinez is available.

Materials in Series 5. Maps and Genealogical Charts (1893-1963) include large maps, plat maps, blueprints, and genealogical charts which provide a useful supplement to the material contained in the previously described files. Maps of land ownership in Zapata County at various time periods are of special interest. These maps are all contained in roll storage containers.


 

Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 5 series.
Series 1. Alphabetical Subject Files, 1848-1963.
Series 2. Martinez vs. Vidaurri Materials, 1860-1962.
Series 3. Miscellaneous Papers, 1767-1963.
Series 4. Papers concerning Dolores Settlement, undated.
Series 5. Maps and Geneological Charts, 1893-1963.

Restrictions

Access

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Usage Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


Online Catalog Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
Gutierrez, Felipe Martinez.
Uribe family--History.
Gutierrez family--History.
Martinez family--History.
Vidaurri family--History.
Organizations
Dolores Ranch (Texas)--History.
International Boundary & Water Commission, United States & Mexico. United States Section.
Subjects
Genealogists--Zapata County--Texas.
Martinez family--Genealogy.
Teachers--Zapata County--Texas.
Land grants--Texas--History.
Relocation (Housing)--Texas--Zapata County.
Mexican Americans--Texas--Music.Ranches--Texas.
Ranches--Texas--History.
Actions and defenses--Texas--History.
Places
Zapata County (Tex.)--History.
Webb County (Tex.)--History.
Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.)--History.
Falcon Dam (Tex.)--History.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Source unknown

Processing Information

Processed by Mary Lee Nolan in 1973


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Series 1. Alphabetical Subject Files, 1848-1963.

Abrego, Nelda through Zapata County History, including correspondence, copies of legal papers, notes, maps, and clippings.
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1/1 Abrego, Nelda G. - Correspondence related to the immigration of Miss Abrego to the United States and her later return to Monterrey, Mexico, November, 1959-April, 1961.
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1/2 Altito Pasture - Correspondence relating to the rental by Mercurio Martinez and others a 100 acre tract, José Vasquez Borrego Grant, Zapata County, Texas, October, 1959.
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1/3 Altito Tract - Handwritten drafts (borradores) of deeds relating to the Altito Tract, also known as the Josefa Martinez de Gutierrez tract, Zapata County, Texas, and involving Mercurio Martinez and the heirs of Maria del Refugio Gutierrez de Martinez, deceased, 1959.
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1/4 Campo Santo Pasture - Notes, maps and correspondence concerning land in the vicinity of San Ygnacio, Zapata County, Texas, proposed for sale to Henry M. Martinez by Mercurio Martinez, also included is a copy of civil action No. 529, condemning Mercurio Martinez property for the Falcon Reservoir, May, 1958-November, 1962; June 10, 1958.
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1/5 Casa Verde Abstract, (File No. 25), including a "Map of the Partition of the Heirs of Manuel Benavides Garcia hands in the José Vazquez Borrego Grant and Certain Sections of Land," Zapata County, and an unsigned Oil and Gas Lease, relating to land owned by Mercurio Martinez, 1917, August, 1930.
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1/6 Casa Verde y La Selva - Copies of documents and correspondence relating to hands formerly owned by Jose S. Benavides and purchased by Mercurio Martinez, 1928-1958.
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1/7 Cerritos Tract - Correspondence and notes concerning the proposed sale of land near Volares, Zapata County, owned by Mercurio Martinez, April-May, 1961.
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1/8 Chalas Property, Lot No. 9, Block 91 Laredo, lists of materials, receipts, permits and sketch maps related to the installation of water in three houses on Calle Hidalgo, Laredo and adding a bathroom to one house, September - November, 1960.
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1/9 District Court Terms of Webb and Zapata Counties, and other materials including a copy of the will of A.M. Bruni, an old photograph of county officials, a copy of a speech made by James V. Allard while running for the U. S. Senate, and memo sheets quoting authorities to be used in legal cases including Bruni vs. Borrego, 1941, July, 1928, August, 1942, no dates.
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1/10 Eye Operation Expenses, including bills, correspondence, and insurance materials related to Mercurio Martinez's cataract operation, performed by Dr. Joseph A. de Gasperi of San Antonio, in 1954. Copies of later letters from Mercurio Martinez to Dr. Gasperi through 1959 are included. In one, Mercurio Martinez offers to help Dr. Gasperi purchase land near Falcon Dam. dated September 2, 1959,
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1/11 Farm Maps of Mercurio Martinez, including 6 maps prepared by the U. S. Department of Agriculture,showing tracts of land in Zapata County, referred to by Mercurio Martinez as Casa Verde Farm, Guadalupe Farm, La [UNK] Farm, El Campo Santo, Recuerdo Farm, and La Silva Farm. Correspondence and notes are also included, 1939, January-April, 1949.
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1/12 Federal Land Bank of Houston, correspondence concerning a transfer of interest of stock from Jose S. Benavides to Mercurio Martinez, Also included is a Texas State Historical Survey Committee Program, March, 1960. October, 1960.
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1/13 Gutierrez, Felipe Martinez, David Martinez and Francisa Martinez, copies of documents relating to the petition of their lands in Webb and Zapata counties including a copy of a map of the petition, 1925-1937.
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1/14 Gutierrez, Felipe M., Estate of, including notes, sketch maps and correspondence related to the petition of Jesus M. Gonzales land in the Comunidad de Dolores, Zapata County, 1948-1951.
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1/15 Gutierrez, Felipe M. vs. Margarita Gutierrez, copy of an injunction granted to the plaintiffs, Felipe M. Gonzales et. al. for their exclusive use of a lane from the Laredo-Zapata State Highway to the San Jose Ranch, Zapata County as described by the metes and bounds of said lane, 1930.
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1/16 Gutierrez, Herlinda de Martinez, correspondence and copies of documents related to the contest of her will, 1958-1962.
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1/17 Hidalgo Houses, water meter sketch maps, notes and receipts, concerning the installation of water meters on rental property, Laredo, 1961.
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1/18 Highway, Laredo-Zapata, copies of documents and maps concerning highway right-to-way, including maps of San Ygnacio, Zapata County, Texas.
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1/19 Historical Association, correspondence, clippings, reports and newsletters related to the Texas State Historical Association, including materials on the history of Zapata County. 1956-1960,
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1/20 History of San Ygnacio, Laredo and Laredo National Bank, Jose Vasquez Borrego, Jesus Trevino, Blas Maria Uribe and other ancestors of Mercurio Martinez, as presented in clippings and notes by Martinez. A picture of the sundial at San Ygnacio is included. Other settlements mentioned are Guerrero, Tamaulipas, originally Revilla, and Zapata, 1957-1961.
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1/21 Income Tax Reports, including list of houses owned by Mercurio Martinez. 1958-1961,
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1/22 Insurance of Mercurio Martinez houses against fire, Insurance policies. 1963-1964,
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1/23 Intervencion, Francesca, newspapers and clippings, 1945 and 1958.
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2/1 Johnson, Lyndon B. - including newsletters and form letters from Lyndon B. Johnson to Mercurio Martinez and a letter from Mercurio Martinez to Lyndon B. Johnson. 1959-1961, January 14, 1961,
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2/2 Kingdom of Zapata, correspondence and copies of correspondence relating to a proposed reprinting of a county history The Kingdom of Zapata by Virgil Lott and Mercurio Martinez, 1952 and 1962.
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2/3 Kingdom of Zapata, correspondence, notes and financial records relating to publication of the book, 1951-1954.
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2/4 Kingdom of Zapata, statements, correspondence, newsletters and other materials relating to Mercurio Martinez's historical interests, 1954-1963.
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2/5 La Cantera Farm, a sketch showing brush on outside fencelines, undated.
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2/6 La Selva [UNK], maps and copies of deeds including a map of La Silva Pasture, and a copy of a deed transferring land from Carmen D. de Sanchez and her husband to Mercurio Martinez, 1952.
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2/7 La Selva y Casa Verde, field notes, correspondence, and sketch maps relating to La Selva, Casa Verde and Las Cabras Pastures, containing 1084.45 acres, and a map and papers, 1950-1956, 1927-1929.
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2/8 La Selva y Casa Verde Farms, including Las Cabras field notes, seed catalogs and receipts for seeds, 1946-1947.
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2/9 La Selva Ranch, notes, copies of documents and maps related to the chain of title of the various tracts of La Selva Ranch including a map of lands of heirs of Manuel B. Trevino, 1923-1959.
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2/10 La Trinidad Ranch, correspondence, copies of documents and other materials related to the leasing of La Trinidad Ranch, Mercurio Martinez, Lessor to Tom M. Harper, Lessee, 1957-1960.
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2/11 La Trinidad Ranch, copies of records, tank maps, grazing contracts, oil and gas lease documents, correspondence and other materials, 1926-1961.
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2/12 La Trinidad Ranch, Chain of Title, copies of deeds, 1848-1959.
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2/13 Las Cerritos y Alito Pasture, copies or drafts of papers related to the proposed lease of lands, 1954.
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2/14 Leases and Contracts, copies of documents relating to Mercurio Martinez's lands, including irrigation matters and lease of land for a border patrol campsite, 1914-1945.
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2/15 Maldonado, Silvestre, 1926 Barney Street, San Antonio, Texas, correspondence, bank statements and receipts concerning payments on a note extended to Maldonado and co-signed by Mercurio Martinez.
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2/16 Martinez, Amalia, Juvenal, Lauro, and Serafin correspondence and copies of deeds of the partition of pasture lands and a copy of a partition deed by and between Juvenal Martinez, Serafin Martinez, Lauro Martinez and Amalia Martinez, a feme sole, of their lots held in common in San Ygnacio, Zapata County, October-November, 1963.
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2/17 Martinez, Cristina T., policy matters, including a list of insurance policies, March, 1962.
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2/18 Martinez, David, map and memos of mineral rights, including correspondence and copies of deeds, relating to the David Martinez estate, November, 1956-February, 1957.
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2/19 Martinez, Endosorio, notes, correspondence and other materials related to Mercurio Martinez's work as attorney-in-fact for Endosorio Martinez, 1956-1958.
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2/20 Martinez, Eudoxio and David and Francisca Martinez, copies of deeds and other documents related to the purchase of land in Zapata County and the disposal by will of property in Laredo.
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2/21 Martinez, Eudoxio, copies of wills, deeds and other documents relating to the property of Eudoxio Martinez and his wife, Tomasa Gutierrez de Martinez, including the deed of purchase of San Jose Ranch, Dolores Subdivision, Zapata County. 1936-1948,
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2/22 Martinez, Francisca, copy of Last Will, July, 1928.
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2/23 Martinez, Guadalupe, copies of documents pertaining to her estate which was left to her husband, Mercurio Martinez after her death in June, 1935; 1935-1958.
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2/24 Martinez, Josefina M., copies of documents and correspondence relating to her estate and the will of Proceso Martinez, December, 1954-April, 1955.
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3/1 Martinez, Maria, correspondence, receipts, copies of documents and other materials related to loans taken out by Maria Trevino, Vda. de Martinez in order to modernize her home, 1958-1965.
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3/2 Martinez, Mercurio, miscellaneous papers labled "to be examined" and "papers which must be placed in the right place" consisting primarily of copies of deeds and land partitions, papers are found at the back of the folder. 1916-1955, undated
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3/3 Martinez, Mercurio, music for two songs by Mercurio Martinez, "La Cancion Historica del 5 de Mayo de 1862 en Puebla" and "Cancion Historica Compuesta al General Grant en la Guerra entre Los Estados Unidos (Norte y Sur)", 1950.
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3/4 Martinez, Mercurio, Notary Public documents, and Texas Teachers Certificate, 1907-1965, 1898.
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3/5 Martinez, Mercurio, Old Age Benefits for his employees, Serafin Martinez and others, including tax forms, notes and clippings. 1936-1955,
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3/6 Martinez, Mercurio, Real Estate, including inventories, correspondence and notes on Mercurio Martinez's property, but primarily in the 1930's. 1935-1957,
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3/7 Martinez, Mercurio, Real Estate, including property lists and a copy of a will, but primarily 1934-1941, 1937.
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3/8 Martinez, Mercurio, Rendition of property, 1929-1952.
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3/9 Martinez, Mercurio, Rent Income and List of Houses, and correspondence concerning Social Security payments, 1949, 1951.
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3/10 Martinez, Mercurio, Will and Codicils, revoked and replaced by a last will and testament, not in this folder. 1950-1961, 1962,
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3/11 Martinez, Mercurio, Jr., Biography, 1946-1960.
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3/12 Martinez, Mercurio, Jr., correspondence with his father while attending summer school in Denton, 1962-63.
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4/1 Martinez, Mercurio, Jr., Receipt of Laredo Lumber and Supply Company and correspondence, 1960-1961.
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4/2 Martinez, Proceso, Estate of, including copies of documents related to probating his will, Proceso was Mercurio's father. 1937.
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4/3 Martinez, Proceso, 1924 Will.
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4/4 Martinez, Proceso, 1934 Will and field notes on tracts for each heir. Also a Warranty Deed transferring the estate of Antonio Martinez to Estefana Z. de Martinez by her children, 1911.
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4/5 Martinez, Proceso, Jr., Estate, including correspondence, lists and clippings Proceso, Jr., died September 7, 1961 at the age of 77. Proceso, Jr., was Mercurio's brother. 1959-1963.
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4/6 Mercy Hospital and Doctor Bills, 1962.
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4/7 Minter Clinic, correspondence, bills, receipts and instructions, 1955-1960.
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4/8 Palo Blanco Tank, field notes, a copy of the partition of the lands of Jesusa Uribe, and an affidavit concerning Las Cabras Tract, 1954, 1911, 1936.
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4/9 Puig, V. L. vs. L. E. Norton, copies of documents relating to a dispute over tracts in the Joaquin Galan Grant, 1872-1926.
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4/10 Randado Ranch Lands, copy of a petition deed, and letter and sketch map, 1928 1963.
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4/11 San Andres Pasture, notes, sketch maps, copies of documents and correspondence relating to the rental of lands, including the Terreno de Los Cerritos, by Mercurio Martinez to Doroteo Ramos, 1946-1952.
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4/12 San Andres Tank, papers and a letter, 1953-1958.
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4/13 San Andres Tanks, sketch maps and field notes, 1959.
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4/14 San Jose Ranch, Zapata County, oil and gas lease agreements, and correspondence with tenant, Eddy Dillard, 1953-54, 1963.
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4/15 San Ygnacio, Grullo Creek Land, sketch maps and correspondence concerning erosion problems at Grullo Creek and lots located in San Ygnacio in the Grullo Creek area, 1951.
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4/16 San Ygnacio, Water Project, copies of statements requesting a water plant for San Ygnacio to compensate for increased water costs due to the construction of Falcon Dam, 1958.
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4/17 Sanchez, Elsa Eugenia del Carmen Fryman, copies of papers concerning her birth and baptismal records, 1962.
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4/18 Sciaraffa Property, copies of documents, maps, field notes and correspondence concerning property in Laredo, 1934-1955.
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4/19 Tax Returns and Notices, 1945-1962.
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4/20 Taxes, Protest of Tax increase in Zapata County, correspondence, notes, and newspaper clippings. 1960,
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4/21 Telles, Maria, copies of documents, sketch maps, receipts and other materials concerning a lot in Laredo, 1924-1957 on which Mercurio Martinez paid back taxes in 1956.
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4/22 Trevino, Domingo, copies of documents and correspondence related to attempting to obtain permanent U. S. residence for Domingo Trevino, brother of Mercurio Martinez's third wife, Domingo was brought to Texas by his father, Tomas Trevino in 1913, during the Carranza Revolution. Also papers related to a request for citizenship made by Luis Trevino, son of Antonio Trevino, 1940-1966. 1961.
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4/23 Trevino, Manuel B., Partition of heirs, including a copy of the Partition deed, and a sketch map, including a sketch of a strip of land enclosed in
La Selva Pasture sold to Mercurio Martinez by Carmen D. de Sanchez and her husband. 1928,
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5/1 Uribe, Aureliano, Heirs, a letter, notes and sketch maps related to lots and tracts in the vicinity of San Ygnacio, 1960.
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5/2 Uribe, Ignacia and Jovita, documents and correspondence, 1954-55.
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5/3 Uribe, Jose Angel, Estate, copies of documents, notes and sketch maps, 1915-1954.
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5/4 Uribe, Replat, maps and notes, Lots of the heirs of Trinidad Uribe, San Ygnacio, 1933.
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5/5 Uribe, Serafin and Miss Refugio Uribe, List of Real Estate and correspondence, 1963.
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5/6 U. S. vs. The Heirs of Cosme Martinez, copies of documents, sketch maps, correspondence and other materials related to condemnation of property in Zapata for Falcon Reservior, 1958-1963.
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5/7 U. S. Boundary Commission, list of owners who have lands bordering on the Rio Grande in the San Ygnacio Subdivision of the Jose Vasques Borrego Grant, Zapata County, Texas, 1963.
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5/8 U. S. Government, List of Parcels Taken, copies of documents, notes, sketch maps and a clipping related to land taken for Falcon Reservior, 1958-1960.
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5/9 U. S. Reports, Cantera Roch Matter, correspondence, sketch maps and receipts, including a photograph of Mercurio Martinez, 1959.
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5/10 Vasquez, Juan and Armando, Reeve land matter, correspondence, 1958-1960.
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5/11 Villarreal, Adelfa Fernandez, Laredo City Properties, copies of documents and correspondence, 1953-1956.
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5/12 Webb County, History, including life of A. M. Bruni, 1902-?.
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5/13 "Zapata," Ballad, words and music of a corrido written by Mercurio Martinez, 1952.
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5/14 Zapata, Bank, clippings, correspondence and notices concerning the failure of the Bank of Zapata, 1961-62.
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5/15 Zapata, History, including notes, clippings and correspondence, mostly 1945-1953.
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5/16 Zapata County, History No. 3, old newspapers, including copies of the Zapata County News, 1945-1946.



 

Series 2. Martinez vs. Vidaurri Materials, 1860-1962.

Notebooks describing files notes, letters, maps, copies of legal documents, photographs, correspondence, sketch maps, clippings, genealogies, field notes, plans for building small dams, and a copy of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
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6/1 Notebook containing an index to the materials kept in the "Big Iron Safe." Some of the materials indexed in this notebook are found in Boxes 6-11.
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6/2 Notebook No. 1 describing papers once stored in a safe and steel cabinet of Mercurio Martinez with notes on contents of deeds. Some of the materials indexed in this notebook are found in Boxes 13-19.
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6/3 Notebook No. 2, describing papers once stored in a steel cabinet. Some of the materials indexed in this notebook are found in Boxes 19-28.
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6/4 List and short description of old files and papers of Robert Lee Bobbitt, attorney, which were stored in Mercurio Martinez's Big Iron Safe at 416 Lincoln Street, Laredo, Texas, 1963.
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6/5 Notes and copies of documents related to a dispute over the Dolores Ranch site between Enrique Martinez et. al. and Antonia Martinez de Vidaurri, A copy of a statement made by Ramon Arrendondo, contains the story of a family of refugees from the Mexican Revolution. 1960-1962. December 11, 1961,
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6/6 Notes, family trees, and copies of documents related to Dolores Ranch site in dispute between the Martinez and Vidaurri families, 1884-1961.
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6/7 More papers and maps related to the Dolores Ranch site in dispute between the Martinez and Vidaurri families, 1956-1961.
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6/8 Correspondence, maps and additional papers related to the Dolores Ranch Site in dispute between the Martinez and Vidaurri families, including a December 23, 1961, sketch map showing dates of surveys of Webb, Encinal, Duval, Zapata and Starr counties.
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7/1 Papers and maps containing "Information which may be used to file suit against Vidaurri trying to recover 300 acres around the Dolores Ranch, Zapata County, Texas", 1916-1960.
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7/2 Same as No. 6 A and including an August 29, 1961, history of the Dolores Ranch founded by Cosme Martinez, 1961-1963.
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7/3 Oral Deposition and answers of Mercurio Martinez in connection with the case of Enrique Martinez et. al., vs. Maria Vidaurri de Herbst, et. al., December 7, 1961.
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7/4 Papers, maps and correspondence related to the new case of Martinez vs. Vidaurri, 1927-1962.
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7/5 Accounts of episodes in the Laredo custom's district by Mercurio Martinez, 1959.
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7/6 Copies of "Magazin de La Prensa", 1941.
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7/7 Picture of Mercurio Martinez pointing at the two stones placed at Canada de San Andres by Spanish surveyors and picture of the stone house built by Cosme Martinez at Dolores Ranch in 1860.
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7/8 Correspondence and papers related to the Dolores settlement road case, 1961-1962.
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7/9 Copies of deeds, notes and other records related to the Martinez-Vidaurri land controversy.
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7/10 Primarily correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and his son, Mercurio Martinez, Jr., and nephew, Antonio Martinez, 1956-1958.
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8/1 Payments on Mercurio Martinez, Jr.'s old American Insurance Company policy, 1958.
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8/2 Notes and correspondence concerning Zapata County property owners whose lands were affected by the proposed U.S. Highway No. 83, 1951-1952.
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8/3 Correspondence, notes and newspaper clippings related to the relocation of Zapata and other towns in the Falcon Dam area and Mercurio Martinez's work with the U.S. Boundary Commission, 1951-1958.
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8/4 Notes, sketches, and correspondence related to Mercurio Martinez's work with the U.S. Boundary Commission, particularly the cost of constructing dipping vats, 1953-1957.
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8/5 Notes concerning land owned by Carmen Dominguez de Sanchez, 1952.
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8/6 Correspondence, notes, maps, copies of documents relating to the estate of Ignacia Uribe, inherited by her niece, -, 1947-1951.
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8/7 Papers, sketches and correspondence related to the lands inherited by 0., 1946-1952.
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8/8 Correspondence, notes, copies of legal papers and a map of Old Zapata concerning property in Old originally belonging to Tomás Maria Trevino, and deeded to Mercurio Martinez in about 1939. Also included are materials concerning the exchange of this property for property in New Zapata after the construction of Falcon Dam, 1938-1956.
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8/9 Copies of documents, notes, sketch maps and other materials related to Zapata County lands of the heirs of Trinidad Uribe, 1916-1944.
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8/10 Affidavit of Manuela Elizondo concerning the birthplace of her niece, Mary Ann Teran, 1958.
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8/11 Check-stub book, Union National Bank checking account, 1956-1958.
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8/12 Employers tax returns, Marshall Hicks and Mercurio Martinez, 1941.
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9/1 Maps including a 1939 map of Mexico, a 1922 map of Laredo and a 1939 map of land development in Sota la Marina, Mexico.
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9/2 Income tax returns and related papers, 1937-1941.
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9/3 Papers, sketch maps and genealogies related to controversy over Dolores settlement between Martinez and Vidaurri families, Case of Proceso Martinez et. al. vs. Antonio Trevino et. al. 1925-1930.
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9/4 Uribe and Martinez copies of oil and gas leases, La Trinidad Ranch and adjacent Uribe lands, 1929-1936.
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9/5 Correspondence, notes, copies of legal papers and a photograph related to Martinez-Viduarri controversy concerning public use of a road from Dolores Ranch to [UNK] farm, 1924-1944.
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9/6 Letters and copies of contracts about Mercurio Martinez's rental properties, 1936-1941.
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9/7 Papers related to financial affairs of Proceso Martinez, 1933.
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9/8 Copies of legal papers, notes and documents related to the case of Jesus Maria Trevino et. al. vs. Consolacion H. Bruni, et. al. and other matters concerning the Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant. Genealogies of the descendents of Jesus Trevino and Cosme Martinez are included, 1918-1941.
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9/9 Copy of a petition of delinquent Zapata County tax payers and related materials, 1944.
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9/10 Correspondence, notes and copies of legal papers related to Gutierrez lands, 1914-1945.
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9/11 Notes and copies of legal documents related to the case of Mercurio Martinez vs. Alfredo Vidaurri, concerning a verbal attack on Martinez vs. Vidaurri over land ownership in the Dolores Ranch, 1936-1940.
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9/12 Notes and copies of legal documents related to the case of Antonio M. Bruni et. al. vs. Heirs of Jose Vasquez Borrego, including an account of all individuals from whom Bruni purchased land or interest in land, 1918-1933.
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9/13 Copies of papers related to Vidaurri, Borrego, and -Bruni lands including a January 18, 1939, copy of a court opinion in the case of Baldomero Chacon et. al. vs. Consolacion H. Bruni, et. al. and a November 21, 1935 discussion of Spanish laws concerning wills by Jesus M. Tercero of Neuvo Laredo, Mexico, 1782-1939.
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10/1 Correspondence, notes and copies of legal papers concerning the lands of Demetrio Morales and his heirs in Webb County, Texas.
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10/2 Correspondence, notes, clippings and other materials related to this history of San Ygnacio, Randado, Falcon and so forth, 1936-1963.
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10/3 Correspondence, mostly between Mercurio Martinez and Antonio Martinez about Martinez vs. Vidaurri, 1956-1962.
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10/4 Mercurio Martinez rent control materials, 1942-1948.
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10/5 List of persons whose addresses were required by the Department of Justice to mail them citations, in the case of Enrique Martinez et. al. vs. Maria Vidaurri Herbst, 1958.
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10/6 Copies of lists of persons with lands along the Rio Grande in Zapata County, 1958.
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10/7 Correspondence related to Martinez vs. Vidaurri, 1942-1959.
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10/8 Notes on original owners of lands in Zapata County for Falcon Reservoir by the U.S. government, 1958.
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10/9 Notes on Porcion 52, Webb County, 1958.
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10/10 Copies of La Trinidad Ranch contracts.
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10/11 Poll tax exemption receipts of Mercurio Martinez, 1947-1961.
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11/1 Field notes and maps for La Selva farm and the Presa El Tio Juan, 1964.
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11/2 Field notes and sketch maps for Presa El Tio Juan in La Selva and a Borrego genealogy, 1964.
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11/3 Correspondence about Delfino Díaz account with Mercurio Martinez, 1963.
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11/4 Notes and field maps, San Ygnacio, Zapata County, Texas, 1959-1962.
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11/5 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and Robert Lee Bobbitt, mostly about oil and gas leases for Martinez'sLa Trinidad Ranch, 1962-1963.
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11/6 Insurance policies, drivers license and other materials related to Mercurio Martinez's automobile, 1953-1964.
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11/7 Notes concerning partition of the Zapata County lands held in common by Acela Martinez de Martinez and Adrian Martinez, 1963.
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11/8 Field maps, notes, applications and other materials related to proposed construction of a tank at Casa Verde Farm, 1957-1965.
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11/9 Sketches of floor plan of A. Ancira house in Laredo, 1964.
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11/10 Plans and sketches for a room at 416 Lincolin, 1964.
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11/11 copy of The Southwestern Historical Quarterly and materials from the Texas State Historical Association, October, 1961, 1961.
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11/12 Notes, letters, newspaper clippings and other materials related to the history of San Ygnacio, 1951-1964.
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11/13 Copies of wills and documents relating to partition of lots in San Ygnacio, Texas, of Lauro, Serafin and Amalia Martinez, 1964.
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11/14 Papers related to sewer service for House No. 5 on Water Street, Laredo, Texas, 1964.
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11/15 Papers related to construction of Presa (dam) Nacagrula at Casa Verde Ranch, Zapata County, 1964-1965.
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11/16 Papers related to construction of a dam on Mercurio Martinez's Casa Verde Ranch, 1964.
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12/1 Mercurio Martinez's miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1930-1951.
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12/2 Mercurio Martinez, papers and correspondence about land problems between the Martinez and Vidaurri families, 1953-1954.
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12/3 Papers concerning the Joe A. Ortiz divorce case, 1932-1933.
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12/4 Papers and letters from Mercurio Martinez concerning his work with the U.S. Boundary Commission during the construction of Falcon dam. Zapata County resident's reactions to forced relocation are included, 1952-1954.
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12/5 Papers, clippings and petitions resulting in the salvation of San Ygnacio from condemnation by the Falcon dam project, 1949-1951.



 

Series 3. Miscellaneous Papers, 1767-1963.

Includes lease agreements, genealogies, certificates, letters, rental contracts, grazing leases, oil and gas mineral lease, skeches, easements, bills of sale, marriage licenses, records, promissory notes, agreements, clippings, field notes, contracts, maps, pamphlets, briefs, publications, bulletins, a tooth, partition deeds, deposit slips, and photos.
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13/1 Contracts with Eudoxio Martinez of San Andres, Zapata County, 1942.
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13/2 Lease agreement between Mercurio Martinez and Lucinda O. de Escamilla and Ramón Escamilla, extending contracts from 1942-1947.
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13/3 Rental contract between Mercurio Martinez and Ignacio Soliz on a lot in San Ignacio, Texas, 1945.
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13/4 Grazing lease contract between Mercurio Martinez et. al. and Eudoxio Martinez, 5 years from 1937.
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13/5 Rent contracts between Mercurio Martinez and Ignacio Vergara on Rancho La Trinidad, 1946-1951.
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13/6 Rental contract between Mercurio Martinez and Juan B. Montalvo on La Selva Farm, 1946-1949.
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13/7 Letter from Blas Maria Uribe, La Selva Farm, 1947.
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13/8 Rental contract between Mercurio Martinez and Eudoxio Martinez on 200 acres of Rancho de Dolores, 1934.
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13/9 Lease extension agreement from Mercurio Martinez to J. M. Sanchez, grazing contract from 1951-1953.
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13/10 Rental contract between Mercurio Martinez and Agapito Vela, 1945.
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13/11 Rental contract between Mercurio Martinez and Enrique Lerma, San Ygnacio, Texas, 1944-1946.
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13/12 Oil, gas, mineral lease from Mercurio Martinez to James W. Lomax, 10 years from 1942, involving 58 acres of Recuerdo Farm, Zapata County.
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13/13 Oil, gas lease from Mercurio Martinez to W. F. Houser and Richard F. Cambell, 10 years from 1941.
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13/14 Ten year oil, gas, mineral lease on 973 acres of La Trinidad Ranch from Mercurio Martinez to James W. Lomax, 1942.
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13/15 Oil, gas and mineral lease from Mercurio Martinez to Raymond Snow, (formerly to J. W. Lomax and one to W. H. Tompkins), 1963.
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13/16 Oil, gas lease matters from Mercurio Martinez to W. H. Tompkins, 3 years on 80 acres, 1946.
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13/17 Oil, gas lease from Mercurio Martinez to W. H. Tompkins, 80 acres, 1944.
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13/18 Oil, gas lease from Mercurio Martinez to James W. Lomax, 45 acres of Campo Santo and 17 acres of La Cantera Tract, 10 years from 1942.
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13/19 Oil, gas lease from Mercurio Martinez to James W. Lomax, 942 acres of Casa Verde and La Selva Tracts, 10 years from 1942.
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13/20 Oil, gas lease from Mercurio Martinez to James W. Lomax, 173 acres of Los Cerritos Pasture and 16 acres of Los Cerritos Field, 10 years from 1942.
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13/21 Oil, gas lease from Mercurio Martinez to Raymond Snow, 985 acres, 1951.
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13/22 Release of oil, gas lease from Fidelity Oil and Royalty Company to Mercurio Martinez 985 acres of Guacalito tract, 1940.
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13/23 Release of oil, gas lease from Fidelity Oil and Royalty Company to Mercurio Martinez 973 acres of La Trinidad Tract, 1940.
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13/24 Letter to George J. Gay concerning house rent, 1942.
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13/25 Copy of Court Judgment in Luis Sciaraffa vs. Rafael Sciaraffa, 1929.
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13/26 Sketch of replot of Sciaraffa property and order of petition duly approved, 1935.
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13/27 Copy of Final Decree in Luis Sciaraffa vs. Rafael Sciaraffa, 1930.
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13/28 Letter from Yale Hicks concerning a Sciaraffa lot, 1942.
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13/29 Easement from Eudoxio Martinez to Mercurio Martinez concerning a lane to and from Cerritos Pasture, 1941.
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13/30 Release of oil, gas lease from Magnolia Petroleum Company to Mercurio Martinez, 448 acres, 1940.
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13/31 Combination of Mercurio Martinez's safe, 1940.
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13/32 Field notes on 45 acres of El Campo Santo Tract, 17 acres of La Loma (La Cantera) Farm, and 942 acres of La Selva and Casa Verde Ranches, 1929.
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13/33 Field notes on La Selva Farm, Casa Verde Farm, and Las Cabras Pasture in one body surveyed along outside fence, 1929.
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13/34 Bill of sale of narrow strip of land sold by Adela U. de Martinez to Primitivo Uribe, 1941.
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13/35 Copies of rental receipts paid by James W. Lomax on Cerritos Pasture, Cerritos Farm, and Recuerdo Farms, 1944-1945.
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13/36 Oil, gas rentals paid by James W. Lomax on El Campo Santo Tract, El Guacalito Tract, La Trinidad, 1944-1945.
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13/37 Opinion of Court in Baldomero Chacon vs. Consolacion H. Bruni affirming title for Jesus Trevino, 1939.
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13/38 Premium paid on car insurance policy by Mercurio Martinez, 1946-1947.
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13/39 Premium paid on car insurance policy by Mercurio Martinez, 1947-1948.
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13/40 Premium paid on car insurance policy by Mercurio Martinez, 1948-1949.
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13/41 Premium paid on car insurance policy by Mercurio Martinez, 1949-1950.
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13/42 Premium paid on accident policy by Mercurio Martinez, 1945-1947.
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13/43 Copies of fire insurance policy, 1946-1948.
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13/44 Employer Identification Number, Social Security Account.
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13/45 Contract for farm rent between Mercurio Martinez and Juan B. Montalvo, 1947.
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13/46 Health records and diet of Mercurio Martinez, 1955
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13/47 Social Security and Marriage license numbers of Mercurio Martinez and his family.
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13/48 Genealogies of Juan Jose Gutierrez.
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13/49 Records of Lic. Felipe A. Kazan's political campaign in 1940.
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13/50 Mercurio Martinez's teaching certificate, 1910-1914.
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13/51 Appointment of Mercurio Martinez to the Good Roads Commission, 1919.
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13/52 Genealogy of Joaquien Cuellar, Porcion 36, Zapata County.
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13/53 Letter of recommendation for Mercurio Martinez from Yale Hicks, 1942.
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13/54 Petition to Mercurio Martinez to teach school in Zapata, Texas, 1916.
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13/55 Telegram showing the appointment of Mercurio Martinez to Quarrentine Guard, Zapata County, 1917.
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13/56 Farm rental agreement between Mercurio Martinez and Agapito Vela, 1947.
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13/57 Letter from Benjamin Martinez to Mercurio Martinez, 1910.
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13/58 Oil, gas lease from Mercurio Martinez to H. Mecom, 143 acres for 10 years from 1947.
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13/59 Hotel rental agreement from Josefa Cardenas to Mercurio Martinez, 1935.
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13/60 Letter certifying Mercurio Martinez as Independent Executor of Estate of Guadalupe Uribe de Martinez, 1935.
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13/61 Bill of sale for frame house from Lila Benavides to Mercurio Martinez, 1932.
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13/62 Bill of sale for 2 frame houses from Procopio Lozano and wife to Mercurio Martinez, 1937.
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13/63 Promissory note forms.
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13/64 Replot and request for legal opinion of Lot 166-1/2 and share No. 18, and a map of San Ygnacio.
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13/65 Bill of sale for a mule from Blanca M. Gutierrez to Mercurio Martinez, 1947.
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13/66 A report of Texas History and of Perote Fort, Vera Cruz, Mexico.
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13/67 An old copy of the General Vicita of Laredo, Texas, when the Laredo Porciones were surveyed. June 9, 1767,
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13/68 Newspaper biography of George Washington.
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13/69 Note saying "bundle of tax receipts moved from steel cabinet to Gavinete Azul (Blue Cabinet) in Box 1 of No. 379."
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13/70 Corrected field notes of Pedernal Grant, Zapata County, Concerning case of Filiberto Pena vs. Texas, 1907.
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13/71 Genealogy of Celso Uribe and family, Porcion 35, Zapata, County.
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14/1 Agreement signed by some owners of Porcion 36, Zapata County, concerning partition of said porcion, report of Commissioners on Partition of Porcion 36, and papers related to the case of Espiridion Flores et. al. vs. C. A. McLane et. al., 1917.
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14/2 Certificate of deputation of Mercurio Martinez as County and District Clerk of Zapata County, 1902.
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14/3 Copy of certificate of title to the Guacalito Pasture, part of La Trinidad Ranch.
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14/4 Field notes of land owned by Blas Uribe, 1921.
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14/5 Rental agreements from A. M. Bruni to J. M. Sanchez; and Roman Benavides to Luis Bruni. A statement by Trinidad Martinez concerning death of Adolfo Martinez, a notebook with Spanish poetry copies in it and a map of proposed state highways in Texas, 1918; 1918.
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14/6 Records removed from file. They were tax records and maps used in trial of Mercurio Martinez vs. Alfredo Vidaurri.
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14/7 Newspaper article on "The Two Modes of Life: Democratic vs. Communist."
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14/8 File removed to Gavinete Azul (Blue Cabinet), stubs of tenants receipts, 1955-1957.
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14/9 Contract between Florencio Flores and Mercurio Martinez concerning the building of a brick house, 1922.
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14/10 Case of Baldomero Chacon vs. Consolacion H. Bruni, action in trespass to try title to undivided interest in 250,000 acres lying along Rio Grande, 1939.
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14/11 Grazing lease from Mercurio Martinez to Eudoxio Martinez, 950 acres for 5 years from 1937.
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14/12 State of Texas vs. A. M. Bruni et. al. (including Proceso Martinez and family) concerning title to 25,000 acres, 1902.
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14/13 Teachers certificate issued to Mercurio Martinez by the office of the Zapata County Superintendent, 1900.
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14/14 Receipts related to the settlement of the estate of Proceso Martinez, 1937.
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14/15 Letters testamentary for Mercurio Martinez concerning the estate of Proceso Martinez, 1937.
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14/16 Field notes on 213 acres of Labores de Palo Blanco tract, made for Elvira Gutierrez. Partition deed of Mrs. Refugio Gutierrez et. al. for the Palo Blanco tract, 1927.
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14/17 Field notes of two tracts of San Andres Pasture transferred to Raymond Snow file, 1952.
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14/18 Case of Proceso Martinez vs. Juan Antonio Trevino, 1930.
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14/19 Newspaper articles concerning Golden Jubliee of St. Peters Church in Laredo and Mercurio Martinez's early years, 1947.
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14/20 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and Edward H. Lange concerning a filing cabinet, 1947.
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14/21 Copy of Vendors Lien from Josefa T. Vidaurri to Arnulfo Martinez, 1947.
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14/22 Newspaper articles on old home of Raymond Martin, Mercurio Martinez's memories of the friendship between his father, Proceso, and Raymond Martin, 1947.
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14/23 Combination to safe of Robert Bobbitt in the office of Horace C. Hall.
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14/24 Release of oil and gas lease from Magnolia Petroleum Company to Proceso Martinez. Abstract of title of 651 acres allotted to Proceso Martinez, 1941.
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14/25 Old map of Zapata County showing surveys of Jose Vasquez Borrego tracts, 1885.
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14/26 Newspaper article about fasting.
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14/27 Rental agreement between Mercurio Martinez and George J. Gay, 1948.
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14/28 Rental contract between Mercurio Martinez and Enrique Martinez, for 3 years from 1948.
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14/29 Bill of sale of house and lot from Mercurio Martinez to Juvencio Ramos, 1944.
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14/30 Booklet containing a series of calendars for 200 years from 1828 to 2028.
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14/31 A play, probably written by Mercurio Martinez, titled Decima.
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14/32 Handwritten tables of weights and measures.
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14/33 Texaco road map of Mexico, 1946.
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14/34 Bank stubs of Union National Bank, Laredo, removed and placed in Blue Cabinet.
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14/35 Pamphlets on the U.S. Army.
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15/1 Brief of Defendants-in-Error in the Court of Civil Appeals, San Antonio. Case of Baldomero Chacon, et. al. vs. Consolacion H. Bruni, et. al.
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15/2 Road maps, Arkansas and Louisiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, Texas, 1941; 1942; 1938.
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15/3 Manual of Law, for use by Advisory Boards for Registrants.
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15/4 USDA Bulletins on growing corn, poultry, cotton, beans and peas, sweet potatoes, and sheep, 1939.
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15/5 A history of the old town of San Ygnacio as it appeared in the Central Power and Light News, 1947.
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15/6 USDA publication, " Methods and Equipment for Home Laundering," 1940.
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15/7 Federal Supplement, a publication which contains opinions of U. S. District Courts. This issue contains the case of Amaya et. al. vs. Stanolind Oil and Gas and renders opinion of Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1945, 1848.
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15/8 Keys and directions for using combination lock of a Yale Safe belonging to Mercurio Martinez.
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15/9 Serial number of Mercurio Martinez's typewriter - No. 2364222.
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15/10 Warranty Deed from Cosme Martinez to Estefana Z. de Martinez, files dated 1911, 1918.
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15/11 Newspaper history of Battle of Cinco de Mayo, and history of "Marcha Zaragoza." 1862,
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15/12 Assorted papers, mileage records, and certificates pertaining to automobiles, 1943.
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15/13 Affidavit of Mercurio Martinez concerning title of "Cosme Martinez Tract," Dolores Subdivision in the Borrego Grant, 1949.
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15/14 A paper entitled " Porque la Ingrata Enemiga me lleva?," 1950.
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15/15 Indemnity Agreement from Hicks, Hicks, Dickson, and Bobbitt to Mercurio Martinez, 1928.
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15/16 Bill of sale for a mule from Antonio Salinas to Mercurio Martinez, 1928.
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15/17 Mercurio Martinez's front tooth.
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15/18 A verdict given in the case of Antonio Gutierrez vs. Trinidad Uribe, concerning ownership of a mule, 1898.
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15/19 Papers relating to a life insurance policy from Volunteer Insurance State Life Insurance Company, 1947.
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15/20 Three personal notebooks containing assorted dates, facts, trivia, songs, and descriptions, 1944-1947.
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15/21 Genealogy of Mercurio Martinez, from the Martinez and from the Uribe branches.
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15/22 Copy of right-of-way given to Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, 1950.
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15/23 Information on Social Security benefits.
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15/24 Copy of partition deed of Proceso Martinez, et al., of 700 acre tract, 1918.
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15/25 Genealogy of José Dionicio Uribe, father of Blas Maria Uribe, 1950.
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15/26 Letter from Felipe Martinez regarding width of Cosme Martinez tract and some costs of partition of a 700 acre tract known as Comunidad de Dolores.
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15/27 Will of Mercurio Martinez, later voided. 1946,
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15/28 Copy of land suit of Antonio Martinez de Vidaurri vs. Refugio Gutierrez de Martinez, 1947.
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15/29 Bill of sale and other pertinent information concerning the case of Maria del Refugio G. de Martinez vs. Antonio M. de Vidaurri.
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15/30 Lease contract of La Cantera Farm to El Campo Farm of D. Lozano, 1951.
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15/31 Lease contract of La Trinidad Ranch to Henry M. Martinez, for 3 years from 1954.
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15/32 Oil, gas and mineral lease to W. Raymond Snow, 985 acres for ten years from 1951.
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15/33 Partition Deed of lands near San Ygnacio, between Adolfo Martinez and brothers and sisters, 1918.
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16/1 Copy of Partition Deed by and between Jose D. Uribe and others of " Communidad de Uribe de San Ygnacio," September 21, 1914.
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16/2 Copy of Partition Deed by and between Jesus Uribe, Adolfo Martinez of " Las Cristales Pasture, " 1911.
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16/3 Copy of Partition Deed by Guadalupe Uribe de Martinez, et al., 1915.
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16/4 Papers referring to a Kirby Vacuum Cleaner, 1951.
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16/5 A bill from Galo Optical Company, 1951.
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16/6 Copy of last will of Proceso Martinez, 1934.
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16/7 Affidavit of Inda Lecio V. Uribe, et al., concerning title to land of Jesus Treviño, 1923.
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16/8 Partition of the San Ygnacio Subdivision by and between Blas Maria Uribe, et al., 1887.
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16/9 Easement and right-of-way in San Andres Tract, 233 acres to Central Power and Light, 1952.
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16/10 Newspaper copy of last will of John A. Valls, 1939.
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16/11 Newspaper biography of John A. Valls, 1941.
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16/12 A copy of sketch showing Uribe addition, adjoining the northeast part of San Ygnacio, Texas.
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16/13 Immigration and biographical matter of Jesus Maria Uribe and daughter, Rosa Uribe, 1941.
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16/14 Copy of partition deed of La Comunidad de San Ygnacio, by and between José D. Uribe and others, 1914.
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16/15 Copy of partition deed of Terreno Especial by and between Jose Maria Uribe, 1917.
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16/16 Sketch of land known as Share No. 2 of heirs of Jesusa Uribe, wife of Proceso Martinez, 1914.
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16/17 Three songs by Juan Guerra Flores.
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16/18 Genealogies of Miguel Borrego, grandson of Jose Vasquez Borrego.
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16/19 Copy of case of State of Texas vs. A. M. Bruni et al. Disposition of John J. Terrell, Commissioner of General Land Office, 1903.
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16/20 Newspaper article on electricity coming to Laredo, 1888.
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16/21 Newspaper history of first City Hall of Laredo.
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16/22 Origins of Hacienda de Dolores, near mouth of Dolores Creek and Hacienda de Alamo, located in the Province of Saltillo.
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16/23 Copies of wills of Jose Maria Uribe and Benita Martinez de Uribe.
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16/24 Copy of lease contract between Rosa Uribe et al. and Mr. William McMurry, 1945.
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16/25 Copy of inventory of Real and Personal Estate of Jose Maria Uribe.
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16/26 Map of partition of Porcíon 41, Zapata County, "Uribeno."
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16/27 List of authorities or cases on which citizens born in Foreign countries may claim to be citizens of the United States.
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16/28 Letter to Mercurio Martinez from T. C. Frost, 1949.
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16/29 Speech of Senator Tom Connally made in the U.S. Senate, in reference to restoring tidelands to the States. July 24, 1951,
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16/30 A law explained by Mr. Yale Hicks in reference to the estate of Rufino Lopez, Jr.
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16/31 Genealogies of Jose Vasquez Borrego.
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16/32 Copy of Partition Deed by and between Margarita B. Trevino, Manuel B. Trevino, et. al., out of Fernando Uribe Tracts.
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16/33 Copy of last will of Proceso Martinez, 1934.
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16/34 Rent Contract from Mercurio Martinez to Rafael Cantu et. al. for 3 years of San Andres Tract, 1952.
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17/1 Deposit slips and notes paid the Bank of Zapata, 1953-1958.
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17/2 Copy of Right-of-way Deed from Mercurio Martinez to State of Texas, 1933.
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17/3 Deposit slips, Union National Bank, special account, 1952.
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17/4 Copy of "Bensten Law" authorizing relocation of townsite in Zapata County inundated by Falcon Dam, 1944.
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17/5 Copy of a partition of land by and between Felipe Francisca and David Martinez.
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17/6 Social and Political life of Proceso Martinez, by Mercurio Martinez, 1951.
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17/7 Autobiography of Mercurio Martinez, This is one of the most complete of the several autobiographies in these papers. 1952.
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17/8 A trip taken by Mercurio Martinez down Rio Grande in a steam-boat from Dolores Ranch to San Juan Farm in 1902, written, 1951.
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17/9 Creation and short history of Zapata County.
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17/10 Contract between County Commissioners of Zapata County and Virgil Lott and Mercurio Martinez to write the history of the county, 1951.
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17/11 Note saying "Jose Maria Pena Vidaurri to Cosme Martinez removed to be used in case of Enrique Martinez vs. Vidaurri, " 1956.
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17/12 Tax receipts and records of Maria M. de Ponce property to 1948.
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17/13 Back taxes of Maria Telles property (in care of Mercurio Martinez), 1949.
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17/14 Newspaper article on Manuel J. Raymond as appeared in Laredo Times, March 22, 1951.
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17/15 A poem by Mercurio Martinez about he and Mr. Lucas and the Falcon Dam and Reservoir, 1951.
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17/16 Bill of sale from Experanza Penn et. al. to Mercurio Martinez for a house in Laredo, 1953.
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17/17 Some verses of Antonio Plaza.
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17/18 Registration certificate (for draft) of Mercurio Martinez, 1918.
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17/19 Copy of Partition Deed by and between Jose Angel Uribe, Ignacia Uribe, and Jovita Uribe, 1896.
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17/20 A poem about local political parties and elections, 1952.
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17/21 Bills paid and expenses for rent house at 505-1/2 S. Meadow, 1953.
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17/22 Map of and history of Falcon Dam and Power Plant, 1953.
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17/23 Copy of Partition Deed by and between Jose Angel Uribe, Jovita Urbie, and Ignacia Uribe, 1915.
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17/24 Proposed lease of a building in New Zapata from Mercurio Martinez to Southwestern Bell Telephone for 1 year from 1953.
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17/25 Bills and expenses on the Tomas Trevino property, 1952, 1953, and 1954.
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17/26 Bills and expenses on house at 505-1/2 S. Meadow, 1953.
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17/27 Poems and verses by Mercurio Martinez concerning he and G. W. Lucas, 1951.
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17/28 Notification from International Boundary and Water Commission concerning Mercurio Martinez's job as an Interpreter, 1952.
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17/29 Letters of recommendation to U. S. Civil Service for Mercurio Martinez, 1951.
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17/30 Designation of Beneficiary by Mercurio Martinez as a U. S. employee, 1952.
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17/31 Various personnel forms on Mercurio Martinez as interpreter for International Boundary and Water Commission, 1953.
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17/32 Group Medical and Surgical Service - health insurance for Mercurio Martinez as a government employee, 1952.
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17/33 Deed from Jose Maria Margil Vidaurri to Hipolito Pena, Used in a case in 1956. 1879.
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17/34 School matters concerning Mercurio Martinez, Jr., and Rosa C. Martinez.
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17/35 Right-of-way from Proceso Martinez to County of Zapata across San Andres Pasture, 1931.
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17/36 Lease agreement from Mercurio Martinez to Ed Dillard, 1954.
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18/1 Statement of eligibility to hold office and vote, USDA.
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18/2 Copy of Quit Claim Deed from Robert Lee Bobbitt to Mercurio Martinez, 1954.
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18/3 Oil, gas, mineral lease from Robert Lee Bobbitt and Mercurio Martinez to W. H. Holland for ten years from 1954.
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18/4 Oil, gas, mineral lease from Mercurio Martinez to W. H. Holland for 310 acres for 10 years from 1954.
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18/5 Copy of deed from L. U. Vda. de Martinez, et. al. to Mercurio Martinez, Las Cabras Tract, 1936.
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18/6 Accident insurance policy for Mercurio Martinez, 1955.
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18/7 Oil, gas, mineral lease from Mercurio Martinez, et. al. to W. H. Holland, 1954.
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18/8 Genealogy of Mercurio Martinez, 1955.
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18/9 Copy of will of Carlota Martinez, 1945.
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18/10 Affidavit of Mercurio Martinez in reference to acquisition on title of 63 acres, 1955.
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18/11 Newspaper article on Tax exemptions, 1955.
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18/12 Field notes and affidavits concerning land from J. C. Martin to Enrique Martinez and Mrs. Refugio G. de Martinez, 1962.
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18/13 Translation of warranty deed from Matias Trevino to Blas Maria Uribe, filed, 1860, 1876.
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18/14 Chart of distribution of property in various types of settlements if no will is left.
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18/15 Lease agreement between Refugio Fernandez and Abel Simon Martinez, 1955.
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18/16 Copy of last will and testament of Guadalupe Uribe de Martinez, 1935.
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18/17 English translation of birth of Mercurio Martinez's wife, Cristina Trevino, born in Old Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 1895.
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18/18 Map of partition of lands of José Angel Uribe pasture between José Angel Uribe, Jovita Uribe and Ignacio Uribe.
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18/19 Various measures of land used in description of Spanish grants.
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18/20 Copy of will of Primitivo Uribe, and his wife, Juliana Villarreal de Uribe, and other papers, 1941.
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18/21 Grazing lease of San Andres Pasture from Mercurio Martinez, et. al. to Cristobal M. Martinez, 1955.
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18/22 Copy of will of Herlinda Gutierrez de Martinez and will of Barbarita Gonzalez de Muñoz, 1955.
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18/23 Statement by Mercurio Martinez of heirship of Antonio Martinez Gonzalez and wife, 1955.
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18/24 Receipts of oil, gas rental deposits and a check book in Bank of Zapata. Power of attorney for Mercurio Martinez from Proceso Martinez, et. al., 1955.
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18/25 Memo of deed from Blas Maria Gutierrez to Blas Maria Uribe, 1949.
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18/26 Newspaper biography of Manuel J. Raymond of Laredo, December 20, 1955.
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18/27 Copy of last will and testament of Guadalupe Uribe de Martinez, wife of Mercurio Martinez, filed 1935.
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18/28 Field notes of 1,084 acres of land in San Ygnacio Subdivision, owned by Mercurio Martinez, known as "La Selva,""Casa Verde," and "Las Cabras" pastures, 1940.
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18/29 A poem by Mercurio Martinez about a School Commissioners Election, 1955.
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18/30 Affidavit of Mercurio Martinez and Charles Alexander concerning Partition Deeds of two tracts of land between Juan Martinez Cuellar, et. al., and also between J. C. Martin, Executor of Estate of A. M. Bruni, 1955.
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18/31 Field notes of Lots 10 and 11, Block 47 (Uribe Addition) in San Ygnacio. Copy of purchase agreement from Leobardo Benavides to Mercurio Martinez for same property, 1961.
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18/32 A map and some correspondence relating to Porciónes 52 and 53 in Webb County belonging to Maria del Refugio G. de Martinez, and to Enrique Martinez, 1962.
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18/33 Field notes of survey of Southeast line of Cosme Martinez Tract, Dolores Subdivision, Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant, Zapata County, 1956.
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18/34 A song, words and music, about the Mayoral Election in Laredo, April 3, 1956.
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18/35 A poem by Mercurio Martinez dedicated to his wife on El dia de las Madres Mexicanas (Mexican Mothers Day) May 10, 1956.
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18/36 Questions and answers about the U. S. in English and Spanish.
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18/37 Figures and measurements to calculate the space occupied by a cubic yard of concrete.
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18/38 A song by Mercurio Martinez, "Corrido de la Presa Falcon" (Ballad of Falcon Dam).
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19/1 Newspaper article containing notes on health.
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19/2 Maps and information concerning Lot 8, Block 82, in New Zapata, Texas, 1953.
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19/3 Map of tracts of land in the San Ygnacio subdivision devised to Carmen Dominguez de Sanchez under the will of Ignacia Uribe.
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19/4 Map showing La Trinidad Ranch, known as Subdivision No. 7, with distances; also El Guacalito Tract, adjoining, known as Share No. 14, Zapata County.
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19/5 Blue print showing tracts owned by heirs of Trinidad Uribe, 1909.
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19/6 Social Security number of Mercurio Martinez, Jr.
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19/7 Field notes of two tracts of the San Andres Pasture, 1937.
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19/8 Genealogies and chain of title to lands in the San Ygnacio subdivision of the José Vásquez Borrego Grant, showing sale to Jesus Treviño, compiled, 1954.
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19/9 Genealogies of José Dionicio Uribe, father of Blas Maria, Juan Martin, and Rafael Uribe, compiled, 1955.
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19/10 Letter from Mercurio Martinez to Rafael Ramirez of Edinberg refering to acres of San Andres Pasture owned by heirs of Proceso Martinez, 1953.
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19/11 Partition deed of lands in the San Ygnacio Tract and between Guadalupe Uribe de Martinez and others, 1915.
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19/12 Copy of a partition deed of Dolores subdivision land between David, Felipe and Francesca Martinez,and a copy of a lease-contract, 1939 1960.
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19/13 Autobiography of Mercurio Martinez, 1951.
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19/14 Petition by citizens of San Ygnacio, Texas to Commissioner of International Boundary and Water Right to exclude San Ygnacio from confiscation due to Falcon Dam, 1951.
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19/15 Laredo Waterworks System record of deposit for Manuel Lara, tenant of Mercurio Martinez, 1957.
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19/16 Copy of letter from Maria D. Quesada of a house rent agreement, 1956.
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19/17 Clippings and voluntary statement by Mercurio Martinez to F. B. I. agents concerning voting irregularities in Zapata County, 1957.
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19/18 Copy of an affidavit by Antonio Martinez about the genealogy of Captain Miguel de Cuellar, and letter from Benjamin F. Cuellar about his [UNK], 1957.
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19/19 A poem or verse about a Parody of a Certain Dance, 1957.
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19/20 Lists of children and descendents of Juan Jose Gutierrez, 1957.
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19/21 Sketch of the Uribe Garza Lane situated southeast of the Benavides-Uribe Boundary line, 1954.
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19/22 Brief Abstracts of Deeds referring mostly to Dolores Subdivision tracts.
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19/23 Sketch maps showing distances and width of San Ygnacio subdivision.
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19/24 Sketch showing sewer services on houses 505, 507 and 507-1/2 Hendrick Avenue in Laredo, 1957.
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19/25 Affidavit of Power of Attorney from Antonio Martinez, et. al., to Teresa Martinez, 1957.
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19/26 Biography of Colonel Antonio Zapata, for whom Zapata County was named, 1957.
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19/27 Disposition of case of Enrique Martinez, et. al., vs. Antonia Martinez de Vidaurri, 1936.
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19/28 Copy of a Spanish Deed, with English translation attached from Antonia Vidaurri to Cosme Martinez for part of the Dolores Ranch. dated 1858,
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19/29 Copy of a Spanish Deed, with English Translation from Jose Maria Margil Vidaurri to Hipolito de la Pena. dated 1829,
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19/30 Copy of a Power of Attorney from Antonia Vidaurri to her son José María Pena Vidaurri, 1868.
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19/31 Certified copy of ratification of Sale of "Cosme Martinez Tract,"Dolores Subdivision, 1868.
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19/32 Newspaper advertisement picture of Juventino Rosas with his violin, 1957.
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19/33 A poem by Mercurio Martinez about "The Poll Tax."
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19/34 List of city of Laredo property, lots and improvements, with land values which are rendered by Mercurio Martinez, 1957.
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20/1 Affidavit and sketches by Mercurio Martinez referring to the chain of Title of Las Cabras Pasture, 1958.
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20/2 Copies of wills and testaments of Jose Servando Gonzalez, and wife, 1957.
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20/3 Substance of a portion of Testimony in case of Enrique Martinez, et. al. vs. Antonia Martinez de Vidaurri, 1957.
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20/4 List of pasture tracts owned by Mercurio Martinez and rendered for taxation in Zapata County, 1957.
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20/5 Sketches showing sewers on Lot 9, Block 91, W. D. Laredo.
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20/6 Sketches showing sewer locations on three lots, 505, 507 and 507-1/2 Hendrich Avenue, 1957.
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20/7 Part of the family tree of Juan Jose Trevino and wife, Manuella Villarreal, compiled in 1957.
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20/8 Replot of Trinidad Uribe, showing lots 10 and 11, Block 47, San Ygnacio, 1954.
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20/9 Some notes on San Ygnacio as an early settlement and some of its founders, 1957.
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20/10 Statement of Mercurio Martinez and Proceso Martinez to the continuous residence of Pedro Villegas in Texas since 1898, 1953.
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20/11 Copy of wills of Francisca Martinez and a list of devices, 1957.
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20/12 Copy of letter from Mercurio Martinez to Eudoxio Martinez referring to a 90 acre tract and an 18 acre lane, including abstracts to said land, 1948.
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20/13 Copy of right-of-way easement from Eudoxio Martinez to Mercurio Martinez, 1941.
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20/14 Genealogies and heirs of Cosme Martinez, owner and founder of Dolores Ranch, 1950.
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20/15 Copy of Court opinion in case of Refugio Gutierrez de Martinez, et. al., vs. Antonia Martinez de Vidaurri, et. al., 1949.
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20/16 Genealogies of children and heirs of Proceso Martinez, 1956.
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20/17 History of the title on which hirs of Juan Vidaurri base their claim to lower half of Dolores Subdivision of Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant, related to the case of Martinez vs. Vidaurri, 1956.
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20/18 List of expenses in connection with case of Enrique Martinez, et. al., vs. Antonia Martinez de Vidaurri, 1951.
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20/19 Sketch and description of land in the Trinidad Uribe addition in San Ygnacio Owned by Mercurio Martinez, 1954.
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20/20 Geneaology of Bartolome Martinez, one of the original residents of Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico, in 1750.
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20/21 Copy of Abstract of Title (Brief) of Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant, including San Ygnacio, Corralitos, and Dolores Subdivision.
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20/22 Lease-contract and correspondence of Mercurio Martinez with Tom M. Harper for La Trinidad Ranch from 1958 to 1963.
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20/23 Business career of Mercurio Martinez, 1953.
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20/24 Old age and survivors insurance of Cristina T. Martinez, under Social Security of her husband, Mercurio Martinez, 1957.
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20/25 Copy of memo to Laurie M. Huck concerning fees paid in case of Enrique Martinez, et. al. vs. Antonia M. de Vidaurri, et. al., 1955.
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20/26 History of Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant and testimony prepared by Mercurio Martinez for case of Enrique Martinez, et. al. vs. Antonia M. de Vidaurri, et. al., 1956.
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20/27 Testimony of Mercurio Martinez, more or less, given in case of Enrique Martinez, et. al. vs. Antonia M. de Vidaurri, et. al., 1956.
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20/28 Copy of will and testament of Roberto and Flavia Pena Flores, 1957.
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21/1 Copy of an affidavit of Mercurio Martinez referring to purchase of lands by Jesus Trevino and Blas Maria Uribe, beginning in 1850.
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21/2 Map showing lands owned and possessed by Mercurio Martinez known as La Selva, Casa Verde, and Las Cabras Pastures, situated in San Ygnacio Subdivision, 1957.
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21/3 Heirship of Claudio Gutierrez and other descendents of Captain Jose Miguel de Cuellar, 1955.
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21/4 A map showing El Recuerdo and Las Liebies Farms, Dolores Subdivision, 1910.
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21/5 Field notes of a 59 acre tract known as the original "Casa Verde Fields," 1927.
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21/6 Drawing of the Toro Tank Dam in San Andres Pasture (Dolores Subdivision) showing height, distances of sections, 1956.
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21/7 Maps which represent the present owners of the Jesús Martinez Gonazlez Tract with an easement or right-of-way for Mercurio Martinez, 1941.
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21/8 Maps showing certain tracts in vicinity of Dolores Ranch, 1951.
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21/9 Copy of field notes from Laredo Zapata highway passing south of Recuerdo Farm, 1956.
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21/10 Blue Print of Partition of 700 acre tract known as Comunidad de Dolores, Zapata County, 1956.
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21/11 A list of the fractional undivided interest of Share No. 7, Dolores Subdivision, Zapata County, 1957.
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21/12 Sketch of Partition between heirs of Juan Martinez Cuellar and heirs of Antonia Martinez de Vidaurri, 1957.
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21/13 Geneaologies of Jose Vasquez Borrego prepared by Baldomero Chacon, undated.
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21/14 Newspaper history of Col. Antonio Zapata, 1946.
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21/15 Special newspaper edition on early history of water and irrigation in Texas and city of Laredo by Don Tomás Sanchez, Zapata County News, June 7, 1946.
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21/16 Copy of map of tract of land sold by Raul Martinez and Herlinda G. de Martinez to Charles Alexander, 1954.
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21/17 Copy of grazing lease between Efigenia C. de Martinez, et. al., and Jose E. Martinez of Dolores Pasture, Zapata County, 1957.
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21/18 Life insurance policy of Mercurio Martinez, 1957.
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21/19 Newspaper biography of J. C. Martin, Laredo Times, December 19, 1957.
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21/20 Authority given by Mercurio Martinez to Mercurio Martinez, Jr., to draw checks on Laredo National Bank, 1957.
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21/21 Power of attorney given to Emillio Martinez and Carolota Martinez by Rosaura, Antonio Martinez and others, to collect oil and gas rents, 1952.
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21/22 Memo showing distances from Canada de San Andres, along the Old Laredo-Zaptata state highway to Southeast corner of Recuerdo Farm, 1958.
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21/23 Memo about historical songs and verses (canciones) by Mercurio Martinez, 1954.
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21/24 Genealogy of Captain Miguel de Cuellar, original grantee and owner of Porciones 1, 2 and 37, situated in Zapata County, Texas.
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21/25 Heirship of Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara and his brother, Enrique Gutierrez de Lara, (genealogies).
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21/26 Heirship of Bartolome Martinez, one of founders of Revilla (Guerrero), Tamaulipas and an ancestor of Mercurio Martinez.
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21/27 Heirship of Luis Uribe, one of founders of Revilla (Guerrero), Tamaulipas, in 1750, and an ancestor of Mercurio Martinez.
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21/28 Original map of 59 acre tract known as the original Field of Casa Verde Farm, also a blue-print, 1927.
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21/29 Map showing width of Casa Verde tract.
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21/30 Lease contract between L. U. Vda. de Martinez and Mercurio Martinez for 3 years from 1932.
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21/31 Copy of field notes and blue print of map of right-of-way of state highway 83, Grullo Creek in vicinity of San Ygnacio, Texas, 1943.
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21/32 Map including La Selva, Casa Verde, and Las Cabras Pastures and copy of deed from Carmen Dominguez de Sanchez to Mercurio Martinez, 1952.
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21/33 Note saying "Old map from General Land Office showing two canadas de San Andres taken out to be used in my depostion, 1961."
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21/34 Blue print of original map showing 1/4 of Dolores Subdivision of José Vasquez Borrego Grant, south of Porción 59 of Laredo. dated 1921,
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21/35 Note saying "Map of Villareal showing roads loaned to Raymond Goodman to prepare for suit of road case in Martinez vs. Vidaurri."
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21/36 Note saying "Judgement including field notes of Borrego Grant dated 1904 in case of State of Texas vs. A. M. Bruni, et. al., left with Goodman to be used in case of Martinez vs. Vidaurri."
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21/37 Copy of an opinion in the Court of Civil Appeals, in case of Enrique Martinez, et. al., vs. Antonia M. de Vidaurri, This very useful in describing the issues at stake between the Martinez and Vidaurri families in the Dolores Ranch area. 1957.
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22/1 Statements showing lines on maps concerning the Cosme Martinez Tract in Dolores Subdivision of Borrego Grant, related to the case of Martinez vs. Vidaurri, 1957.
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22/2 Note saying "Map showing the San Ignacio, Corralitos and Dolores Subdivisions. Porcions and the north corner showing the 5000 varas wide judgement (Decree) is found among maps of steel cabinets rolled maps."
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22/3 Field notes and map of Recuerdo Ranch-Farm situated in Dolores SubdivisionBorrego Grant, 1910.
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22/4 Heirship and biography of Cosme Martinez, grandfather of Mercurio Martinez, 1958.
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22/5 Short history of Zapata County in 1858, including an account of moving the county seat after the construction of Falcon Dam, by Mercurio Martinez, 1958.
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22/6 Copy of deed from Jovita Uribe to Ernesto M. Uribe, subject to life estate, 1958.
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22/7 Field notes of tract of land of 99-1/2 acres, known as La Independencia, and 179 acres, known as La Abundancia, owned by Proceso Martinez.
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22/8 Affidavit of heirship by Loreto Trevino de Botello as to children and heirs of her father Tomas Maria Trevino, 1940.
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22/9 Map of Zapata County at its 100 year anniversary, showing land ownership. 1958,
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22/10 Translation of a Spanish Partition Deed between Margarita Benavides Trevino, heirs of Manuel B. Trevino, Jose Angel Uribe et. al., 1924.
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22/11 Copy of a special deed from Jovita Uribe to the Bishop of Corpus Christi, 1948.
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22/12 Copies of deeds (briefs) from Blanca and Filia Martinez, children of Serafin Martinez, 1959.
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22/13 Sketch of sewer connection of Lots 4 and 6, Block 906 E. D. Laredo, 1958.
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22/14 Statement of Mercurio Martinez in reference to San Ygnacio Subdivision, Borrego Grant owned by Jesus Trevino, et. al.; also affidavit of Mercurio Martinez in reference to the Jaral Pasture, also in San Ygnacio Subdivision, 1958.
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22/15 Sketch showing tracts of land in Dolores Subdivision of Cosme Martinez tract, taken by U. S. Government.
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22/16 Maps, field notes, and other descriptions of San Antonio Pasture, Dolores Subdivision, Borrego Grant, 1958.
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22/17 A poem by Mercurio Martinez entitled Danza - Titulada, about two of his friends, Judge R. D. Wright and E. James Kazen, 1958.
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22/18 Family tree and map of land of Antonio Gutierrez and descendents of Josefina Cuellar, compiled 1952-1958.
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22/19 A report to Charles L. Short, U. S. District Attorney, about parcels of land taken from Mercurio Martinez by U. S. Government in San Ygnacio and Dolores Subdivision, 1958.
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22/20 Affidavit of Mercurio Martinez in reference to chain of title of Recuerdo Ranch, and affidavit of Eusebio Villegas as to the long and continuous possession of said ranch of Mercurio Martinez, 1958.
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22/21 AAA Roadmap of Mexico, 1957.
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22/22 Sketch of sewer and water lines in Block 7, Block 91 W. D. Laredo.
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22/23 Map showing parcels of land taken by U. S. Government out of shares in the names of heirs of Cosme Martinez, Dolores Subdivision, Borrego Grant.
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22/24 Map showing parcels of land taken by U. S. Government out of Share 14, known as Campo Santo Tract, San Ygnacio Subdivision, Borrego Grant.
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22/25 List of lands owned by Mercurio Martinez in vicinity of San Ygnacio, known as Campo Santo Tract, also Callejon de Martinez, 1958.
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22/26 Copy of map of the partition of San Ygnacio Subdivision made in 1896 by Gutierrez, Uribe, and Benavides; also a list of partial distances of upper and lower lines of said subdivision.
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22/27 Memo of lease agreement of Proceso Martinez and J. M. Sanchez, 1958.
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22/28 Record of La Selva Ranch acres leased to Juan Bustamante Montalvo; also 666 acres leased to J. M. Sanchez in Casa Verde and Las Cabras, 1958.
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22/29 Sketch map of partition of land of Felipe, David, Francisca Martinez, out of Porcion 52, Webb County, 1939 agreement.
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22/30 Copy of map of Partition of San Ygnacio Subdivision by and between the Gutierrez, Benavides and Uribe families, 1896.
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22/31 Records of cost of sewer and toilet at 520 S. Mendiola Avenue and Diaz Street, Lot 7, Block 906 E. D. Laredo, 1958.
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22/32 Map of a partition by and between Guadalupe Uribe de Martinez, et. al., also shows tract purchased by Mercurio Martinez from Rosa and Simona Uribe, 1927; 1943.
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22/33 Part of field notes of the west or northwest line of Zapata (Webb-Zapata boundary line).
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22/34 Sketch showing distances of Uribe-Benavides boundary line to La Selva Ranch, 1915.
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22/35 Replot of Lot 191, Block 32, San Ygnacio, 1946.
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22/36 Will and other papers of Juvenal Martinez and wife, 1958.
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23/1 Map of tracts near Dolores and copy of letter to R. L. Bobbitt, 1959.
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23/2 Time books with hours Mercurio Martinez worked for the International Boundary and Water Commission beginning in 1951.
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23/3 Pocket guide of human anatomy.
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23/4 Inventory of Estate of Adela Uribe de Martinez, 1959.
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23/5 Chain of Title of Josefa Martinez de Gutierrez, 100 acre tract known as Share No. 2, Comunidad de Dolores, Zapata County, 1959.
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23/6 A map of 61.6 acres on which Dolores settlement is situated, 1951.
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23/7 Field notes of La Selva and Casa Verde Pastures.
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23/8 Blue Cross and Blue Shield identification cards of Mercurio Martinez, 1959.
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23/9 Note concerning the will of Adolfo Martinez, filed and recorded in Zapata County Clerks Office, 1959.
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23/10 Note concerning a certified copy of will and testament of Ignacio Uribe, including order of probate, filed and recorded in Zapata County Clerk Office, 1959.
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23/11 Reports, maps, sketches, in reference to Partition of Porciónes 1, 2 and 3, Zapata County, 1954.
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23/12 Certified copy of will and testament of Adolfo Martinez with order probating same, Also will and testament of Ignacio Uribe, 1916. 1934.
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23/13 Declaration of U. S. District Court taking Parcels Z-515-B and Z-515-F, Dolores Land, 1959.
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23/14 Form of affidavit for adoption of Santiago Hector Arredondo by his maternal grandparents, 1959.
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23/15 Affidavit of Mercurio Martinez in reference to descendents of Jesus Trevino and Blas Maria Uribe, 1957.
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23/16 Verses composed by Mercurio Martinez for the marriage of his son to Rosa Ancira, 1959.
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23/17 Short biography of Don Proceso Martinez by Mercurio Martinez.
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23/18 Affidavit of Jean Bustamante Montalvo that he is familiar with La Selva and Casa Verde Ranches, 1959.
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23/19 Brief abstract of Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant, including San Ygnacio, Corralitos, and Dolores Subdivisions.
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23/20 A poetic eulogy to the French people by Mercurio Martinez, 1959.
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23/21 Last will and testament of Leonor Uribe de Martinez, widow of Adolfo Martinez, 1941.
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23/22 The Ballad of Wilfido Fuentes.
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23/23 Duplicate of an affidavit by Mercurio Martinez in reference to the chain of title to La Trinidad Ranch, situated in San Ygnacio Subdivision of the Borrego Grant, 1959.
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23/24 Field notes of Lot 11, Block 47, San Ygnacio, Zapata County, with sketch attached, 1954.
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23/25 Duplicate of an affidavit by Mercurio Martinez in reference to the chain of title to La Selva Ranch Farm, situated in San Ygnacio Subdivision, Borrego Grant, 1959.
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23/26 Copy of an affidavit by Mercurio Martinez in reference to Share No. 9, known as Bracilito Ranch, owned by J. M. Sanchez, 1944.
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24/1 Replat, out of Lot 166-1/2, Block 31, San Ygnacio, Texas.
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24/2 Copy of partition of lands held in common between Manuel B. Trevino and Jesus B. Trevino, 1919.
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24/3 Copy of judgment in reference to road from Dolores settlement to Laredo-Zapata State Highway, 1959.
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24/4 Memos about the marriage license of Mercurio Martinez and Guadalupe Uribe de Martinez, and the last will of Guadualupe Uribe de Martinez.
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24/5 Method and example for converting land measured in varas and feet into acres.
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24/6 Field notes for a tract of land which was part of El Grullo Pasture, near San Ygnacio, Texas, 1927.
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24/7 List of copies of oil and gas leases, wills, and other materials, 1959.
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24/8 Original field notes of El Guacalito Tract, 985.4 acres, part of La Trinidad Ranch, Zapata County, 1907.
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24/9 Form for surveying farms.
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24/10 Survey records of tenacing and of a dam at Campo Santo, 1953.
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24/11 Contract between Juan B. Montalvo and J. O. Woodrow, as partial partner in raising cattle at La Selva Ranch, 1962.
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24/12 Copy of letter from Mercurio Martinez to R. L. Bobbitt, concerning Martinez's retirement from the law firm of Hicks &Dickson, 1942.
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24/13 A list of conditions to keep the love of a woman.
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24/14 List of deeds introduced in case of estate of A. M. Bruni, et. al., vs. heirs of Jose V. Borrego, et. al.
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24/15 List of papers of possible use to some interested party.
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24/16 Memo concerning Porciones 1, 2 and 37 owned by El Capitán Miguel de Cuellar, and other matters.
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24/17 Map of Zapata County, 1958.
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24/18 A ten year oil, gas and mineral lease from Mercurio Martinez to R. C. Turner for Las Cabras tract, Zapata County, from 1960.
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24/19 Blue print of partition of lands in vicinity of town of San Ygnacio, Zapata County, among the heirs of Trinidad Uribe, 1927.
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24/20 Maps and sketches of Casa Verde Farm, part of La Selva Pasture and two small tracts out of Share 24.
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24/21 Field notes of La Selva, Casa Verde, and Las Cabras Pastures, 1957.
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24/22 Copy of lease contract between L. R. Ortiz and Higgimbotham Cattle Company, 1933.
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24/23 Copy of field notes of La Selva, Casa Verde, and Las Cabras Pastures. Additional letters and notes referring to same, 1962.
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24/24 A poem by Mercurio Martinez about the Mayoral Election in Laredo on April 5, 1960.
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24/25 Lists of tracts of land and number of acres owned by Juvenal, Amalia, Serafin, and Lauro Martinez in San Ygnacio Subdivision, Borrego Grant, 1960.
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24/26 Ballads by Mercurio Martinez entitled "El Corrido del Chalán” and “Corrido de la Hacienda de San Juan Candado de Hidalgo, Texas."
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24/27 Resurvey and field notes and map of Campo Santo Pasture, 1960.
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24/28 Lease contract between Mercurio Martinez and Henry M. Martinez for Campo Santo Pasture, 1960.
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24/29 Copy of affidavit of Mercurio Martinez in reference to undivided interest he owns in a 100 acre tract in name of Josefa M. de Gutierrez, under a partition deed of Proceso Martinez, 1955.
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24/30 Field notes and sketch of Uribe-Garza Lane, of which 1/8 was owned by Mercurio Martinez.
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24/31 A song composed by Mercurio Martinez entitled "Recuerdos de Ayer" ("Memories of Yesterday").
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24/32 Photostat copy of will and testament of Proceso Martinez, dated January 7, 1934.
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24/33 Memo about old deeds from Jesus Treviño to Vicente and Blas Maria Gutierrez, also from Blas Maria Gutierrez to Blas Maria Uribe.
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24/34 Inventory of Real Estate owned by Mercurio Martinez, December 16, 1960.
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24/35 Field notes for part of Las Cabras Tract owned by Josefina M. de Martinez, and a map and field notes for the Labor de la Abundancia also owned by Josefina M. de Martinez.
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24/36 Pasture lease of La Trinidad Ranch from Mercurio Martinez to D. O. Gallagher for 5 years from 1923. Also maps and sketches of same land.
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25/1 Partition of San Andres Pasture under will of Proceso Martinez, and a memo of partition between Josefa Gutierrez and Tomás Garcia of Santa Rita Ranch Tract, 1952.
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25/2 Sketch of lands owned by Eudoxio and Proceso Martinez rented to Rafael Cantu and Dolores Ramos, 1952.
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25/3 Field notes of La Selva and Casa Verde Pastures, 1947.
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25/4 Letter from Jesús M. Tercero, Nuevo Laredo attorney to Hicks, Dickson, and Lange about Spanish land laws prior to 1821, written in 1935.
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25/5 Maps of La Selva.
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25/6 List of land owners, West of Laredo-Zapata State Highway No. 83, in Borrego Grant, 1945.
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25/7 Certificate by Zapata County Clerk concerning property of Adela Uribe de Martinez, 1926.
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25/8 Legend of the description of the Palace of Montezuma, 1961.
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25/9 Correspondence and a report by Mercurio Martinez about the origins of the names of several Zapata County settlements and arroyos, 1961.
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25/10 Original key to a clock purchased by Mercurio Martinez in 1908.
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25/11 A list of miscellaneous items found in a wooden shed in the yard of the store house in San Ygnacio where Mercurio Martinez lived before moving to Laredo, compiled 1961.
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25/12 Copy of the will of Galo Garcia, 1933.
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25/13 Copy of "Statement of Facts and History of Experience" of Robert L. Bobbitt, written by Bobbitt in 1933.
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25/14 History of Seno Mexicano (the region between Nuevo Leon and the Gulf of Mexico) along the Rio Grande, and the uses of water of said river by the settlers of the old Spanish Grants, since 1749, written by Mercurio Martinez, 1961.
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25/15 A form of affidavit used to establish date of birth.
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25/16 Field notes of El Guacalito Pasture, Northeast part of La Trinidad Ranch, Zapata County.
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25/17 Copy of Rental Division Order from Mercurio Martinez to Texas National Petroleum Company, 1954.
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25/18 Records pertaining to a copy of Oil, Gas, Mineral Lease of Guacalito Tract of 985.4 acres, from Mercurio Martinez to W. D. Miller for 5 years from 1961.
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25/19 Copy of map of partition of San Ygnacio Subdivision of J. V. Borrego Grant, Zapata and Webb Counties.
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25/20 Heirship of Cristina Treviño de Martinez, wife of Mercurio Martinez, 1961.
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25/21 Deed from Proceso Martinez, Sr., to A. P. Spohn, deed from A. P. Spohn to Proceso Martinez, Sr., (Dolores Land), 1915.
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25/22 Will and related instruments of Mercurio Martinez, later revoked. 1946,
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25/23 Document appointing Proceso Martinez, Sr., to Board of Appeals of Zapata County, 1870.
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25/24 Spanish Deed with English translation and blue print from    Antonia Vidaurri to Cosme Martinez (Dolores Lands in conflict with Laredo Porciónes).
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25/25 Copy of print map of the San Ygnacio Subdivision-Borrego Grant made by and between Uribe, Gutierrez and Benavides families in 1896.
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25/26 Copy of will of Refugio Uribe, June, 1931.
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25/27 A $450.00 note of Leobardo Benavides, with vendor's lien in part payment of Lot 10, Block 47, situated in San Ygnacio, Zapata, 1961.
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25/28 Affidavit of Mercurio Martinez in reference to title of the Guacalito Tract - Northeast part of La Trinidad Ranch, 1961.
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25/29 Copy of letter to Judge Santos Medina in reference to map sent him of San Ygnacio, 1959.
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25/30 "Corrido de Charlie Dick" and "Los Cuatro Hermanos," political ballads, (corridos). 1954,
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25/31 A list and some records of parcels of land taken by the U. S. out of the "Campo Santo Pasture,"San Ygnacio, and amounts paid, 1961.
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25/32 Field notes of Lot purchased from Enchilada Galván Vda. de Gonzalez, situated in San Ygnacio.
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25/33 Song by Mercurio Martinez entitled "Dónde Estas Corazón,"(canciones) 1961,
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25/34 Sketch showing Webb, Zapata, and Encinal Counties and a letter to Goodwin and Hays, Attorneys, concerning Enrique Martinez, et. al. vs. María Vidaurri de Herbst et. al., 1961.
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25/35 Field notes to locate Southeast boundary line of Cosme Martinez-Pena Vidaurri Tracts, 1962.
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25/36 Sketches and maps showing natural and artifical points on Dolores Subdivision, Borrego Grant.
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25/37 Correspondence concerning Enrique Martinez vs. María Vidaurri, showing partial distances from Lomas del Difunto Flores to Canada de San Andres, 1962.
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25/38 Field notes of Zapata and Webb County boundaries, as described in an Old Statute Book, 1961.
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25/39 Distances measured by auto speedometer from La Perla Park to Canada de San Andres, and to Webb-Zapata County line, 1961.
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25/40 Widths of Subdivisions of J. V. Borrego Grant, according to a map of A. R. Villareal, 1958.
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25/41 Sketch of four Canadas de San Andres, field notes of 61.6 acres of Dolores Ranch, and genealogy of José Alefandro Vidaurri and Hipolito Pena. 1951,
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26/1 Notes on distances from San Ygnacio Subdivision, Corralitos Subdivision and Dolores Subdivision to the Webb-Zapata County line as per map of Webb County Surveyor, Notes made, June 23, 1947. 1962.
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26/2 Sketch of a 1910 map of about 800 acres of the "Comunidad de Dolores" including the Dolores Ranch site.
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26/3 Sketch of a 6,000 acre tract of land set aside to Juan Vidaurri in a compromised judgment, 1915.
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26/4 Blueprint of the Partition of the San Ygnacio Subdivision of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant in 1896.
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26/5 Permission given by Mercurio Martinez to Hilario Arambula for use of part of a lot in San Ygnacio, 1961.
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26/6 Geneaology and land transactions of the Dolores Subdivision of the Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant, being the common source of the heirs of Cosme Martinez and Juan Vidaurri in the case of Enrique Martinez, et. al., vs. María Vidaurri, 1962.
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26/7 Genealogy of Mercurio Martinez on his mother's side, 1961.
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26/8 Copy of oil and gas lease of La Selva and Casa Verde Pastures from Mercurio Martinez, Lessor, to Wynn W. Miller, Lessee, 1962-1966.
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26/9 Combination of Hon. Robert Lee Bobbitt's big safe stored with Fire Chief Renken in Laredo and letter from Bobbitt to Mercurio Martinez, February 19, 1962.
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26/10 Last will and testament of Proceso Martinez, Sr. and genealogy, January 7, 1934.
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26/11 Copy of La Trinidad Ranch grazing lease, Mercurio Martinez, Jr., Lessor to Donnell and Van Cleve Cattle Company, April 1, 1967.
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26/12 Field notes of La Selva, Casa Verde and Las Cabras Pastures, Zapata County, and a receipt, October 10, 1957 March 13, 1934.
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26/13 Translation from Spanish to English of the last will and testament of Erasmo Flores Martinez, July 29, 1949.
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26/14 Copies of memoranda and notes describing properties of Atenedoro Ancira, Laredo, 1962.
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26/15 Copy of a report made by Mercurio Martinez to O. W. Lucas concerning the costs of constructing a stone house in Zapata, Texas in 1910 or earlier, August 25, 1953.
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26/16 Copies of the translation from Spanish to English of certain Testamentary Proceedings of the Last Will and Testament of Erasmo Flores Martinez, deceased, filed in the Court of First Instance, Civil Branch of the Records thereof, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México, April, 1962.
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26/17 Copy of Power of Attorney from Efigenia C. de Martinez to Nicolaz P. Hernandez, 1962.
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26/18 Copy of an agreement between Cristóbal M. Martinez and Manuel Ramos to keep the gates of San Andres Ranch under lock, 1962.
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26/19 Copies of documents related to a spinach-growing agreement and vesting of power of attorney, 1924.
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26/20 Copy of a list of parcels of land known as Campo Santo in the vicinity of San Ygnacio affected by the construction of Falcon Dam, 1962.
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26/21 Copy of the judgement in Case No. 2832, Bacilio Vidaurri vs. A. M. Bruni, District Court, Webb County, Texas, Mercurio Martinez's ranch, El Recuerdo, was excepted in the judgement. 1915.
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26/22 Certified copy of a Spanish deed transferring the upper 1/4 of the Dolores Subdivision of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant from Antonina Vidaurri to Cosme Martinez, August 20, 1858.
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26/23 List of maps in the Iron Safe in Mercurio Martinez's breakfast room, June 5, 1952.
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26/24 Note on the location of genealogies of principal families of Laredo, May 30, 1962.
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26/25 Copy of a statement in reference to the lane leading from the Laredo-Zapata State Highway to San Jose Ranch, Zapata County, May 31, 1962.
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26/26 Correspondence and a short history of the old haciendas of Dolores, Corralitos and San Ygnacio founded about 1750 by José Vasquez Borrego, by Mercurio Martinez, 1962.
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26/27 Copy of judicial partition of Jesús Martinez Gonzalez lands in Zapata County, sketch map and notes, concerning Mercurio Martinez's right-of-way- in a lane. 1925; 1962,
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26/28 Notice from Mercurio Martinez to his executor on trustee concerning a road leading to El Recuerdo ranch in Zapata County, 1962.
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26/29 Copy of the last will of Tirsa Garcia de Martin, widow of Raymond Martin, April 7, 1910.
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26/30 Copy of" Types of Supporting Documentary Evidence for Delayed Registrations of Birth,"Bureau of Vital Statistics, Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas.
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26/31 Rule for counting the number of gallons of water contained in a barrel or round water trough.
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26/32 Correspondence, notes and maps concerning the partition of a 600 acre tract in Webb County, Texas, 1962.
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26/33 Copy of a statement and other information in reference to a Judgement of the Partition of Porción 51, Webb County, Texas, 1962.
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26/34 A letter and map concerning the Joaquin Galán Grant, North portion known as Balconcitos and South portion known as Palafox, Webb County, Texas, 1922.
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26/35 Copy of a letter from Mercurio Martinez to the President of St. Edwards University, San Antonio, introducing his daughter Rosa, and reminiscing about his student days, September 27, 1962.
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27/1 Inventory of jewelry, old coins, gold watch and metals belonging to Mercurio Martinez, 1962.
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27/2 Copy of a letter containing a short history of the old house built in San Ygnacio in 1830 by Jesus Treviño and a short biography of Mercurio Martinez's grandfather, Blas Maria Uríbe, 1962.
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27/3 Copy of a letter concerning the title of Porción 51, Webb County, Texas, notes and a sketch map, 1957; 1957.
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27/4 Copies of sowrn statements in reference to the use and occupancy of the Demetrio Morales ranch known as El Milagro in Porción 53, Webb County and certain Laredo lots owned by A. M. Bruni and his heirs, 1962.
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27/5 Copy of a biography of Robert Lee Bobbitt including materials on dramatic lawsuits, 1960.
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27/6 Newspaper clippings about the appointment of Charles Kazen as Collector of Customs at Laredo, September 26, 1961.
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27/7 Sketch map showing new lines of Campo Santo Pasture near San Ygnacio, Zapata County, Texas.
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27/8 Copies of the Election Code and the Penal Code of the State of Texas.
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27/9 Sketch of Uribe-Garza Lane leading to and from La Selva from the Laredo-Zapata Highway, Zapata County, Texas.
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27/10 History of Mercurio Martinez, Jr. as an Instructor at Laredo Junior College and a short history of his father in the Laredo Times, and related correspondence, February, 1963.
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27/11 Lists of land owners along the Laredo-Zapata highway, 1951-1954.
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27/12 Notebook containing field notes of La Selva and Casa Verde Pastures by metes and bounds, September 28, 1935.
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27/13 Copy of a Spanish deed from Blas María Gutierrez to Blas María Uribe, September 14, 1848.
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27/14 Copy of a short biography of Mercurio Martinez, oldest living ex-student of St. Edwards College, San Antonio April 21, 1963.
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27/15 Copy of a statement of Jesus Treviño in reference to a land purchase near San Ygnacio, 1912.
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27/16 Copy of a Spanish deed with English translation from Blas María Gutierrez to Blas María Uribe, 1849.
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27/17 Copy of a deed from Erasmo C. Uribe to Manuel Benavides Treviño, 1909.
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27/18 Certified copy of a Quit Claim Deed from Jesus María Martinez to Mercurio Martinez, 1906.
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27/19 Certified copy of a deed from Proceso Martinez to Mercurio Martinez transferring two tracts of land situated in the Ranch-site of Dolores, Dolores Subdivision, Zapata County, Texas, January 12, 1934.
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27/20 List of owners of land along the Rio Grande in the San Ygnacio Subdivision affected by Falcon Dam, May 20, 1963.
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27/21 Sketch map of lands used by Enrique Martinez and the heirs of Juan Vidaurri including the 30 acre tract of Comunidad de Dolores and the Dolores ranch site, Zapata County.
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27/22 Copy of a warranty deed from Adela Uribe de Martinez and her husband, Serafin Martinez to Mercurio Martinez, October 21, 1916.
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27/23 List of ranches and settlements along the Rio Grande in Zapata County from north to south before the construction of Falcon Dam in 1953, May 21, 1963.
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27/24 Copies of a biography of Mercurio Martinez and related correspondence, 1963.
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27/25 Copy of a re-survey of La Cantera Farm, and a sketch map, 1963.
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27/26 Sketch map of the partition of the San Ygnacio subdivision of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant in 1896.
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27/27 Noterized original chain of title of La Selva ranch including a detailed account of family history and land division in the San Ygnacio sub-division, Zapata County, November, 28, 1962.
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28/1 Copy of the chain of title to La Selva Ranch, November 28, 1962.
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28/2 Copy of the last will of Ignacia Uribe, December 19, 1934.
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28/3 Notes and genealogies of the descendents of Don Lozaro Benavides, owner of Rancho Los Estacas, north of Dolores in the jurisdiction of Guerrero, Tamaulipas, México, 1961.
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28/4 Data on strata in well No. 1, Block 8, Share No. 7 out of Partition 6, [UNK] Ygnacio Subdivision, Zapata County, 1932.
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28/5 Letter from John A. Valls to Mercurio Martinez concerning the race between Neal and Kelly for State Senator, 1938.
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28/6 Rent contract form used by Mercurio Martinez, 1940.
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28/7 Letter, and article, relating to the history of San Ygnacio. 1907, 1947,
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28/8 Newspaper clipping listing Popes from 1492 to 1963, June, 1963.
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28/9 Notes concerning the old files of Robert Lee Bobbitt, San Antonio attorney, 1963.
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28/10 Copy of an affidavit by Mercurio Martinez concerning the birth of Felipe Moreni of Dolores, Zapata County, dated August 30, 1963.
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28/11 Copies of a lease agreement between Serafin Martinez and Marshall Magel concerning San Benito farm, September 5, 1963.
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28/12 "Historical Notes of Old Buildings and Sites in Zapata County, Texas" by Mercurio Martinez, mimeograph. February 16, 1963,
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28/13 Sketch map, notes and pasture-lease agreement for Las Cerritos and El Altito Tracts between Mercurio Martinez and Juan E. Martinez, 1963.
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28/14 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and Robert Lee Bobbitt about Bobbitt's iron safe, 1963.
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28/15 Combination of the big iron safe, 1963.
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28/16 Copy of the family tree of Proceso Martinez and his wife Jesucita Uribe de Martinez in reference to Martinez Lane in the vicinity of the Uribe cemetery, San Ygnacio, 1960.
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28/17 List of maps in upper drawer of steel cabinet, 1963.
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28/18 Notes on partial width of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, Zapata County, 1963.
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28/19 Copies of statements relating to the Estate of Carmen Dominguez de Sanchez, 1955.
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28/20 Oil and Gas lease materials from Mercurio Martinez to W. F. Houser concerning the west part of La Trinidad ranch, Zapata County, 1963.
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28/21 Copies of correspondence relating to Spanish and Mexican grants including irrigated lands, 1961.
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28/22 Copy of an amendment to an oil and gas lease on part of La Trinidad ranch and related correspondence, 1964.
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28/23 Copy of field notes and a map of El Recuerdo ranch, Zapata County, and certification of the copies, 1910, 1964.
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28/24 Copy of a pasture lease between Ernesto M. Uribe and Jesus Perez, 1965.
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28/25 Copy of information on Campo Santo pasture, 1965.
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28/26 Index to list of maps kept in upper drawer of steel cabinet, March 1966.
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28/27 Index to list of maps kept in the southwest corner of the dining room at Mercurio Martinez's house, 416 Lincoln Street, Laredo, March, 1966.
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28/28 Fire Insurance policies on rental houses, Mercurio Martinez's estate, 1967-1970.
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28/29 Field notes of a re-survey of Potreno de Camposanto (Camposanto Pasture), 1963.
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29/1 Correspondence, copies of legal papers and other materials related to the case of Mercurio Martinez et. al. vs. Juan Vidaurri, concerning right-of-way on a road crossing Vidaurri property, 1921-1924.
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29/2 Correspondence, copies of legal papers and other materials related to the case of Mercurio Martinez, et. al. vs. Juan Vidaurri, and undated materials. 1925-1940,
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29/3 Correspondence, petitions and copies of legal papers related to the case of Ruperto Santos, et. al., vs. San Juana P. de Vela, et. al., concerning partition of Porción 20, 1934-1941.
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29/4 Correspondence, copies of legal papers, genealogies and other materials related to the case of Ruperto Santos, et. al. vs. San Juana P. de Vela, See map at the back of a June 24, 1939, legal brief. 1934-1939.
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29/5 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and Sears, Roebuck & Company concerning purchases of farm implements and parts, 1930's.
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29/6 Copies of income tax forms, and adding machine tapes marked "trial balance," 1920's-1940's.
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29/7 Papers and genealogies of Jesus Treviño related to the cases of Jesus Maria Treviño vs. Consolacion H. Bruni and Baldomero Chacon vs. Consolacion H. Bruni, 1932.
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29/8 Petitions and maps concerning a road from San Ygnacio to Guadalupe farm, 1904-1936.
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29/9 Correspondence, sketch map and other materials relating to lands in Porción 29, belonging to H. L. Westbrook and leased to Enrique Bocanegra, Eliseo Gonzales, and Cesario Martinez, An onion planter attempted to get these people removed from the little settlement where they had lived for years, but they were saved by the intervention of Mercurio Martinez. 1927-1940.
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30/1 Notes concerning the life of John A. Valls, 1941.
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30/2 Correspondence, notes and copies of documents related to property owned by P. Villarreal, 1936.
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30/3 Notes and sketch maps describing property of T. J. Benavides, 1927.
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30/4 Newspaper articles and correspondence concerning the attempt to save the town of Zapata, Texas from inundation as a consequence of the building of Falcon Dam, 1946.
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30/5 Correspondence and sales records of a cotton farm owned by Mercurio Martinez, 1934-1936.
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30/6 Sales records and figures on the building of a drive-way and fence by Yale Hicks, 1946.
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30/7 Financial records concerning land leased by Mercurio Martinez to Filberto Gutierrez, 1934.
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30/8 Correspondence and copies of documents concerning San Ygnacio lands, including the will of Fernando Uribe, 1887.
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30/9 Receipts and records of farm product returns, including gin tickets, 1931-1945.
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30/10 Papers concerning the Corralitos Sub-Division and a case involving L. Vidaurri and A. H. Bruni, including "Analysis and Distribution of the Lands in the Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant, Lying Between and Being Situated in the Counties of Webb and Zapata, State of Texas," 1831-1944.
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30/11 Correspondence relating to the case of A. P. Ayala vs. P. Uribe, 1906-1947.
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30/12 Records of life insurance policy for Mercurio Martinez, 1928-1936.
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30/13 Insurance correspondence records and policies, 1931-1941.
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30/14 Agricultural records and seed catalogs, 1942-1948.
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30/15 Correspondence and legal papers related to the case of U. S. Immigration vs. Miguel Ortegon, Ortegon, a Zapata County Deputy Sheriff was accused of not being an American citizen apparently for political reasons. 1938-1939.
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31/2 Records, correspondence and copies of documents related to land owned by Benita Martinez de Uribe, 1922-1943.
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31/3 Correspondence and notes concerning the divorce of Lorenza R. de Botello and Faustino Botello and other matters concerning Mercurio Martinez's renters, 1948.
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31/4 Newspaper clippings and maps about World War II, 1942.
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31/5 Bank statements of Mercurio Martinez, 1929.
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31/6 Department of Agriculture circulars and forms and correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and County Agents, 1939-1941.
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31/7 Forms, notes and a letter about tax problems, 1944-1947.
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31/8 Record book entitled "Estate of Rafael Sciaraffa, Deceased. Luis Sciaraffa, Executor," 1927.
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31/9 Correspondence, records, and copies of legal papers concerning the estate of Rafael Sciaraffa and the property of his heirs, 1925-1944.
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32/1 Financial records of the Hicks and Dickson Law Firm, Laredo, 1939-1941.
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32/2 A history of San Ygnacio by Mercurio Martinez and other papers including notes for the will of Josefa Moreno de Lopez, and old photographs of San Ygnacio, 1913-1939.
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32/3 Correspondence, records and other materials related to the activities of the Hixdixbob Corporation and C. H. Lewis, including a map of Mirando City, Texas, 1928-1941.
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32/4 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and the Ed Kasch Company of San Marcos, Texas about cotton seed, 1927-1928.
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32/5 Papers related to the U. S. citizenship of José Lozano, 1940.
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32/6 Papers concerning tax matters of Edward H. Lange, 1935-1938.
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32/7 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1924-1929.
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32/8 Notes, letters, a map and bills related to the management of Gen. McReeve's land in Jim Hogg County, Texas, 1924-1940.
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32/9 Wills of Mercurio Martinez, Guadalupe Uribe de Martinez, and Jose Antonio Navarro, 1925, 1925, 1870.
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32/10 Correspondence, clippings and other materials related to Laredo politics, including a very interesting exchange of letters between John W. Ward and Robert Bobbitt, 1920-1941, March 20, 1934.
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32/11 Papers and geneological charts concerning the estate of Francisco de la Garza and the case of Marulanda Luis, Porción 30, Webb County, Texas, 1819-1934.
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32/12 R. L. Bobbitt account with W. H. Wise, Publishers, 1932-1933.
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32/13 Business and financial records, Hicks, Hicks, Dickson, and Bobbitt, Laredo office, 1928-1929.
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32/14 Correspondence, copies of legal papers, and maps related to lands to be divided between the A. M. Bruni estate and Isidoro and other members of a Martinez family, 1913-1941.
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32/15 Records of La Trinidad Ranch, owned by Mercurio Martinez and managed by Guadalupe Bustamente, 1933-1936.
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32/16 Descendents of Pedro Bustamante and Micaela Villarreal de Bustamante and the numerous descendants of their grandaughter, Alejandra Arredondo Bustamente de Rodriguez.
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32/17 Business correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and the Cliett Cotton Breeding Farms of San Marcos, Texas, 1933-1939.
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32/18 Financial records of the estate of Margarita de la Garza.
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33/1 Financial records, correspondence and copies of legal papers concerning the estate of Salomon Benavides, a minor, whose guardian was Teodsio Gutierrez, 1935-1941.
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33/2 Oil statements from the Humble Oil and Refining Company, Houston, Texas on a lease in the Mirando district, Zapata County, 1938-1941.
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33/3 Correspondence and financial records concerning the property of Amalia Garcia de Barrera, 1933-1941.
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33/4 Copies of legal papers, financial records and correspondence related to the estate of Manuela Garcia de Gutierrez, 1930-1939.
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33/5 Statements of profits and losses between Mr. Hicks and Mr. Lange of Hicks, Dickson and Lange, 1938-1941.
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33/6 Financial records of the firm of Hicks, Dickson, Bobbitt and Lange, 1938-1941.
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33/7 Financial records of the estate of Margarita de la Garza, 1935-1940.
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33/8 Letters and a sketch map concerning Jesus B. Treviño's attempt to take the homestead of widow, Juan García de Dominguez, 1941.
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33/9 Correspondence, financial records and copies of legal papers of Mercurio Martinez, 1924-1928.
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33/10 Records and copies of documents related to the property of, Jesus María Martinez, 1912-1935.
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33/11 Genealogies and notes concerning Porciónes 63-68 in the jurisdiction of Guerrero, Tamaulipas, 1929-1934.
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33/12 Copies of legal papers and financial records concerning the estate of Francisca Benavides, Uda. de Vela Ramirez, Porción 20, Zapata County, 1928-1929.
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33/13 Copy of an oil and gas lease on lands of the estate of Margarita G. de la Garza, 1935.
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33/14 Papers related to the Recuerdo road dispute, Juan Vidaurri vs. Mercurio Martinez, 1924-1944.
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33/15 Sketch maps, copies of legal documents and other papers related to the Recuerdo road dispute between Martinez and Vidaurri, 1926-1944.
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34/1 Correspondence, genealogies and family histories of Jacinto Pena, Joaquin Pena and Juan Jose Benavides, relating to ownership of land in Porción 22, Zapata County, Texas, 1925-1927.
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34/2 Petty cash records, Hicks, Hicks, Dickson and Bobbitt, 1930-1931.
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34/3 Descendents of Jacinto de la Peña, original grantee of Porción 25, Zapata County and other papers related to the Serna Alexander Partition, 1927.
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34/4 Sketch maps, copies of legal papers and notes relating to a lane near La Selva Farm and other matters, 1941-1944.
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34/5 Genealogy of Mercurio Martinez from Jesus Treviño and Bartólome Martinez, 1946-1947.
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34/6 Papers about leasing the old stone house in Dolores built by Cosme Martinez, and a letter from C. Villareal to F. Martinez. 1947, 1901
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34/7 Maps of Porción 28, Webb County, property of Estefand S. de Martinez, 1923.
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34/8 Miscellaneous correspondence of Mercurio Martinez, 1921-1929.
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34/9 Miscellaneous papers including copies of old documents concerning Porción 5, Webb County, and a paper signed by Blas María Uribe of San Ygnacio, 1795-1941.
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34/10 Notes, copies of legal papers and other materials related to the Recuerdo Road dispute between Martinez and Vidaurri, 1929-1944.
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34/11 Letters, notes, a map of part of Webb County showing land divisions and copies of legal papers mostly concerning the establishment of the boundary between Webb and Zapata Counties.
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34/12 Receipts for payments made by Mercurio Martinez to Serafin Uribe and others, 1930-1937.
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34/13 Notes, sketch maps, and copies of legal papers including a character reference for Antonio Cantu, and a partition of property involving Cantu, 1943-1945.
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34/14 Certificate of Selective Service awarded to Mercurio Martinez, 1941.
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34/15 Records concerning land ownership in the José Vasquez Borrego Grant including a legal brief on the case of Antonio H. Bruni, et. al., vs. the Heirs of José Vasquez Borrego, et. al., 1931-1936.
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34/16 Copies of legal papers related to lots in San Ygnacio, 1933-1941.
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34/17 Correspondence and copies of lease agreements about Porción 29 in Zapata County, owned by H. L. Westbrook and leased to Bocanegra, Gonzales and C. Martinez, see Box 29-9, 1939-1944.
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34/18 World War II Ration books and newspaper chart of values, 1943.
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35/1 Notes, sketch maps and copies of legal papers related to the estate of M. H. Whittier and properties of H. I. Westbrook, 1928-1941.
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35/2 Correspondence and financial records concerning Felipe Martinez of Sauz Ranch, Webb County, Texas, 1939-1942.
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35/3 Inventories of office supplies and books of the Hicks, Hicks, Dickson and Bobbitt Law firm, 1923-1941.
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35/4 Agricultural Conservation Program records for Mercurio Martinez's farms, Recuerdo, Guadalupe, La Selva, and Casa Verde, 1939.
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35/5 Agricultural reports and folders, 1943.
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35/6 Original and English translations of letters from Juan N. Cortez, Natchitochez, La. to Bernardo Gutierrez, and from J. A. Flores, Natchitochez, La. to Jesus M. Gonazles, Dolores, Texas, 1825, 1903.
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35/7 Notes, sketch maps, correspondence and copies of documents related to lands in Porción 52, Webb County, owned by Felipe, Francisca and Davíd Martinez, Also see Box 35-6. 1913-1939.
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35/8 Notes, sketch maps, accounts, and copies of legal papers related to settling the estate of Proceso Martinez, Sr., 1937.
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35/9 Letters, notes, bills and a clipping related to the death of Proceso Martinez, Sr. 1937.
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35/10 Notes, letters and genealogies related to the estate of A. M. Bruni, 1939-1941.
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35/11 Legal forms, mostly blanks.
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35/12 Land sale papers, 1931-1932.
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35/13 Papers related to the business of Alonzo de la Garza, 1944.
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35/14 Genealogy of José Clemente Gutierrez, original grantee of Porción 41, Zapata County, including family trees of Ramirez families and lineage of Cristina Treviño, wife of Mercurio Martinez, 1931-1938.
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35/15 Correspondence and other papers related to the immigration of Adolph and Pedro Ibarra from Mexico to the United States, 1944.
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35/16 Spanish language newspaper clippings on health.
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35/17 Tax papers of Pedro and Romulo Martinez, 1947-1948.
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35/18 Mercurio Martinez's laundry lists, 1946.
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35/19 Notes and drafts of letters and petitions related to immigration of María Gutierrez and José Cerda, 1948.
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35/20 Papers concerning immigration of Manuel Gallegos.
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35/21 Affidavit by Irma Rodriguez de Hernandez and a note from Mercurio Martinez about Cleofas de la Garza, 1947.
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35/22 Papers of Proceso Martinez, Sr., including a statement concerning the citizenship of Eudoxio Parédes, 1922-1937.
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36-1 Oil, gas and mineral leases of the estate of Refugio Uribe and copy of a legal paper reporting on the estate of Rufino López, 1934-1939.
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36/2 Papers related to the sale of a Laredo lot by Gregorio Flores, 1935-1940.
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36/3 Seed cataloges and letters about farm matters, 1945-1946.
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36/4 Miscellaneous letters and reports related to Mercurio Martinez's farm business, 1936-1945.
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36/5 Various statements made by witnesses concerning the killing of Francisco Benavides, September 13, 1928.
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36/6 Papers related to the immigration of Jesús Álvarez and his mother Dolores García Vda de Alvarez, 1940-1948.
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36/7 Bill of sale forms for automobile, 1948.
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36/8 Correspondence and copies of legal papers related to land transactions of A. M. Bruni, 1928-1931.
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36/9 Copy of the will of Leonor Uribe de Martinez, notes and sketch maps of Laredo property inherited by Rita Martinez and other heirs, 1941-1945.
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36/10 Bank and business statements; oil, gas and mineral leases related to Mercurio Martinez's business interests, 1937-1946.
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36/11 Form letters from La Prensa, a San Antonio newspaper, 1932-1938.
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36/12 Notes and correspondence concerning Laredo Properties, 1931-1949.
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36/13 Heirs of Jacinto de la Pena, original grantee of Porción 25, Zapata County.
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36/14 Diet for Mercurio Martinez from Dr. Max Rottenstein, 1945.
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36/15 Notes concerning Maria Quesada, 1948.
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36/16 Sketch maps and notes about Recuerdo Farm, Dolores Subdivision, 1945-1946.
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36/17 Copies of a bill of sale and an immigration matter document, concerning Rudolfo M. Ramón, 1948-1949.
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36/18 Paper concerning affairs of Teresa Rodriquez, mostly sale of land, 1915-1948.
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36/19 Check book of Mercurio Martinez, Guardian of Antonia and Socorro Martinez Minors, 1935.
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36/20 Bills and lists of materials for repairs to the house of Piedra in San Ygnacio, 1948.
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36/21 Newspaper clippings on the Southern Defence Command of World War II, 1942.
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36/22 Letters and notes concerning Rafael San-Miguel, property owner in San Ygnacio, Zapata County, 1946.
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36/23 Papers concerning Ygnacia H. Villarreal, 1926-1949.
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36/24 Papers concerning the Ignacio Uribe estate, Porción 41, Zapata County, 1943-1948.
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36/25 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and Lucrecia Uribe, 1949.
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36/26 War Ration Books and newspaper clippings about rationing, 1943.
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36/27 Personal and business correspondence of Mercurio Martinez, 1943-1949.
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37/1 Correspondence, primarily between Mercurio Martinez and Antonio Martinez, 1922-1944.
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37/2 Correspondence and papers related to the death of Mercurio Martinez's second wife, Guadalupe Uribe de Martinez, 1935.
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37/3 Papers concerning the estate of Isabel Ramirez de Gutierrez, 1949.
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37/4 Literature on farm implements and parts, 1935.
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37/5 Notes on implement sales, 1948.
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37/6 Notes, copies of legal papers and letters concerning the estate of Martiniano Garza, and matters pertaining to Anastisio Garza and Refugio Fernandez, 1947-1951.
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37/7 Records of Cenobia Gutierrez, Carlota Cuevas Tijerina, and Santos G. Tijerina concerning replot of land in Webb County and partnership agreement for Salinas Babery, 1944-1949.
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37/8 Rental agreements between Mercurio Martinez and tenants, 1945-1947.
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37/9 Records of land sale by Margarita B. Vda. de Benavidas to Mercurio Martinez, 1928.
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37/10 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and Robert Lee Bobbitt, 1945-1947.
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37/11 Land records of Leonardo Benavides and partition of Olalla G. de Uribe lands.
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37/12 Bertani Tank survey, land maps and estimated value of old homes in Laredo, 1901-1947.
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37/13 Correspondence and copies of legal papers related to the case of Juan Vidaurri vs. Refugio G. de Martinez, records of    Antonio Martinez, and maps of Dolores tract, 1906-1949.
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37/14 Copy of partnership agreement between Juvenal Martinez and Serafin Martinez, 1947.
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37/15 Records of Jose Vasquez Barrego Grant and various owners thereof, 1926-1931.
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37/16 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and Benjamin Cuellar, 1949.
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37/17 Mendiola Santiago genealogical materials, 1924.
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37/18 Newspaper statements on labor unions, 1947.
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38/1 Correspondence, notes and other materials relating to veterans and to Rafael Guajardo at Casa Verde farm, 1924-1948.
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38/2 Papers and sketch maps related to the Presa de las Cabras, 1943.
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38/3 Sketch Maps and notes related to Las Cabras and Tío Garza tanks, 1943-1945.
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38/4 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and Eduardo Montalvo and Benavides-Hinojosa genealogy, 1945.
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38/5 Miscellaneous correspondence, mostly between Mercurio Martinez and Robert Lee Bobbitt and N. A. Quintanilla concerning the estate of Benita M. de Uribe and other matters.
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38/6 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and his son, 1948.
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38/7 Correspondence and copies of legal papers relating to the Martinez family and division of lands in San Ygnacio, 1927-1945.
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38/8 Papers related to business of Enrique Martinez, 1950.
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38/9 Copies of wills, oil and gas leases, and other papers related to Martinez and Uribe lands, 1908-1943.
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38/10 Papers related to the estate of Eusebio García and Josefa Guerra de García and of Amador García.
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38/11 Sketches and figures of the Las Cabras Tank on Ranch La Selva, 1938-1940.
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38/12 A note saying "File 195 Eudosur Martinez-Josefina M. de Martinez etc. taken out and placed in steel cabinet."
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38/13 Correspondence, copies of legal papers, will and citizenship status of Jesús María Uribe, 1941-1947.
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38/14 Correspondence with Sister Joan de Arch, Lady of the Lake College, San Antonio, about the Pastorela performed in San Ygnacio and other folklore, 1949.
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38/15 Oil and gas Rental Receipts and other receipts, 1948-1949.
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38/16 Mercurio Martinez income tax returns, 1940-1944.
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38/17 Papers and accounts related to the estate of Margarita G. de la Garza, 1942-1948.
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38/18 Some rough figures on family expenses of Mercurio Martinez, 1946-1951.
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38/19 An inventory and some expenses concerning Cerritos pasture, 1949.
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38/20 Insurance, ownership, and repair expense documents for automobiles, 1931-1947.
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39/1 Field notes, figures, and related documents pertaining to the La Selva, Casa Verde, and Las Cabras pastures, 1923-1946.
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39/2 Newspaper clippings about Albert Martin, Manuel M. Garcia, and a handwritten life history of Benjamin Franklin. 1951, 1952,
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39/3 Lease contracts of Rosa Uribe, et. al. to Captain W. McMurry, 1945.
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39/4 Field notes of several tracts in the San Ignacio Subdivision of Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant, 1928-1941.
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39/5 Copy of the will of Blas Maria Uribe, supplemental abstract of the Guacalito Pasture, and other papers concerning Uribe lands. 1894, 1950,
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39/6 Codicil and will of Mercurio Martinez, (Handwritten) September 4, 1950,
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39/7 Miscellaneous correspondence, mostly about financial matters, 1925-1944.
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39/8 Correspondence and copies of legal papers, sketch maps related to Zapata County lands, 1914-1947.
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39/9 Correspondence and notes related to the case of Estate of M. M. Garcia vs. J. M. Salinas, 1949-1951.
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39/10 Receipts for auto repair bills of Mercurio Martinez, 1949-1951.
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39/11 Bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez from 1949 to 1951, unsorted.
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39/12 Copies of warranty Deeds, sketch maps, and notes relating to lands of José Ángel Uribe, 1926-1951.
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39/13 Reports on lands of Juan M. Cuellar and his wife, and Gutierrez lands, 1921-1950.
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39/14 Correspondence between Marcos Granado of Laredo and the Home Owners' Loan Corporation of New York, 1948.
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39/15 Maps of farm lands owned by Mercurio Martinez, filed alphabetically, 1940's.
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39/16 Papers and genealogies related to the immigration of María de Jesús Uribe Treviño, 1949.
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40/1 Proposed purchase of property by Antonio de los Santos, 1948.
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40/2 General file, primarily free lance legal work undertaken by Mercurio Martinez, 1943-1951.
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40/3 Tax receipts and notes on Laredo property owned by Maria de Ponce up to 1948, and then owned by Mercurio Martinez.
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40/4 Miscellaneous receipts of Mercurio and Rosa Cristina Martinez and some elementary school matters, unsorted. 1948-1951,
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40/5 Maps and letters and notes relative to block owned by Florencis Benavides and Petronila G. de Benavides, 1948.
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40/6 Georga Martinez, partition of lot matter, 1947.
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40/7 Immigration regulations and newspaper articles on immigration, 1939-1940.
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40/8 Copies of papers relating to the case of Antonia Martinez de Vidaurri vs. Refugio Gutierrez de Martinez, 1936-1950.
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40/9 Memos, clippings, and form letters relating to International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. and Mexico, during the building of Falcon Dam, 1949-1954.
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40/10 Field notes from which Mercurio Martinez made reports to the U. S. Boundary Commission on Zapata County lands taken for Falcon Reservoir, unsorted, 1951-1953.
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41/1 Notebooks of field notes from which Mercurio Martinez made reports to the U.S. Boundary Commission on relocation of Zapata County people during the construction of Falcon Dam, 1952.
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41/2 More notebooks on same subject as above, 1952.
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41/3 Loose field notes containing information like the notebooks, 1952.
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41/4 Handbills and a clipping concerning relocation of Zapata residents, 1952.
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41/5 Correspondence about Falcon reservoir relocations, 1951-1952.
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41/6 Miscellaneous bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1950's.
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41/7 Miscellaneous bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1950's.
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41/8 Miscellaneous bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1950's.
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41/9 Bills and receipts related to Laredo rental property, 1950's.
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41/10 Instructions for playing the Hohner Chromatic Harmonica.
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41/11 Correspondence and copies of legal papers relating to several cases of Martinez vs. Vidaurri, 1941-1949.
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42/1 Bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1953-1954.
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42/2 Bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1953-1954.
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42/3 Bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1953-1954.
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42/4 Bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1950.
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42/5 Bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1950.
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42/6 Bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1949-1950.
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42/7 Bills and receipts of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1949-1950.
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42/8 Correspondence about Zapata and Falcon Dam, 1947-1950.
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42/9 Newspaper articles about Zapata and Falcon Dam, 1947-1951.
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42/10 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and renters of Casa Verde Pasture,Amador Uribe and J. M. Sanchez, 1942-1946.
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43/1 Oil and gas lease receipts and deposit slips, 1948.
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43/2 Newspaper clippings of articles on health, social security and other matters, unsorted.
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43/3 Copy of Deed, notes paid and other materials related to business between Mercurio Martinez and Enrique Martinez, 1949-1951.
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43/4 A form for Power of Attorney to pay Poll tax, 1948.
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43/5 A newspaper article on Rodolfo L. Flores, founder of Mexican Confederation of Customs Brokers, 1949.
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43/6 Correspondence concerning the Encyclopedia Britannica purchased by Mercurio Martinez, 1952-1954.
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43/7 Correspondence with Century Metalcraft Corporation, 1953.
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43/8 Copy of Power of Attorney of Isidora Martinez, et. al. Land sale document from Juan Gutierrez to Charles Alexander, 1952.
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43/9 Daily report of instruments filed for record in Webb County, April 29, 1941.
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43/10 Records concerning Porciónes 1, 2, and 3 of Rafael Benavides Tract, Zapata County, including letters to James F. Jackson and Blas Cantu, 1954.
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43/11 More notes concerning Porciónes 1, 2, and 3,Zapata County, 1954.
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43/12 Resolutions of State Association of County Judges and Commissioners to be presented to State Legislature, 1955.
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43/13 Trial balances and financial statements of Mercurio Martinez, unsorted, 1943-1955.
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43/14 A variety of postcards, receipts, report cards, letters and other unsorted materials related to Rosa and Mercurio Martinez, Jr., 1951-1955.
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43/15 Clippings about Mercurio Martinez, Jr. `s activities, 1955.
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43/16 Copy of will of Maria Bertani Derteano, Two newspapers, in Spanish, 1955. 1954.
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44/1 Mercurio Martinez's bills and receipts, unsorted.
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44/2 Same as 44-1.
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44/3 Same as 44-1.
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44/4 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and tenants in his rental houses, 1949-1952.
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44/5 Bill of sale and repair bills on a house on Mendiola Street,Laredo, 1948.
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44/6 Article on immigration, 1947.
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44/7 Notes related to installing indoor bathrooms in Laredo rental houses, 1957.
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44/8 Correspondence about the case of Francisco P. de la Garza vs. Piggle Wiggle (Arturo Ramirez), 1954.
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44/9 Papers concerning the real estate of Mrs. Carmen Carlos and copies of legal papers related to the case of Carmen Carlos vs. Wilmer Threadgill, 1931-1956.
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44/10 Newspaper clippings concerning Zapata County politics and correspondence about the Rufino Lopez estate, 1956.
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45/1 Papers related to oil and gas leases concerning lands of Josefina Martinez de Martinez and Proceso Martinez heirs, 1930-1955.
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45/2 Field notes and sketches of Campo Verde farm, 1953.
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45/3 Correspondences and documents relating to sale of land to Robert L. Bobbitt from Juan and Armando Vasquez McReeve, 1952-1956.
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45/4 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1957.
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45/5 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1957.
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45/6 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1957.
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45/7 Field notes and sketches of San Ygnacio property. Agreements between Mercurio Martinez and various parties including Cesar Gutierrez, Amador Perez, and Juan Antonio Gutierrez, 1945.
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45/8 Papers related to the breach of promise to marry; case of Lucrecia Uribe vs. Manuel F. Gutierrez, 1935.
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45/9 Miscellaneous correspondence, copies of legal papers, affidavits, character references and so forth, 1953-1957.
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45/10 Department of Agriculture memos, forms concerning erection of an earthen dam, and correspondence with the local county agent, 1957-1958.
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45/11 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1957-1958.
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45/12 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1957-1958.
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46/1 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and Catholic Accounts In. and an income tax return, 1954.
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46/2 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1958.
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46/3 Copies of rental agreements and correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and his tenants, 1957-1959.
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46/4 Miscellaneous correspondence, including circular letters from Lyndon Johnson, 1951-1958.
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46/5 Copies of letters and legal papers concerning La Mangana Ranch, Webb County and San Antonio Ranch, Zapata County, Martinez family properties, 1925-1958.
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46/6 Bills and receipts, 1956.
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46/7 Bills and receipts, 1956.
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46/8 Health advertisements, related letters from Mercurio Martinez, 1958.
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46/9 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and his tenants, 1952-1957.
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46/10 Affidavits and other papers related to establishing the U.S. Citizenship of Lucio Martinez, 1957-1959.
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46/11 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and the Laredo Historical Survey Committee and several handwritten episodes by Mercurio Martinez concerning the early history of the U. S. Customs office at Laredo, 1959.
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46/12 Field sketches of property of Rosita Uribe and Isabel Angela Uribe de Uribe. Copy of Jesús María Uribe will, 1953-1959.
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47/1 Papers related to automobiles, including driver's licenses, insurance and information on driver's education, 1939-1959.
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47/2 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1959.
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47/3 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1959.
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47/4 Miscellaneous papers, including two autobiographies related to Mercurio Martinez's years at St. Mary's University, 1957-1959.
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47/5 Correspondence, brochures, and other papers related to Mercurio Martinez, Jr.'s years at St. Mary's University and his explorations of post-graduate employment opportunities, 1957-1959.
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47/6 Bills and receipts related to Mercurio Martinez, Jr.'s university attendence, unsorted, 1957-1959.
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47/7 Copy of a will and other legal papers of Juan Bustamante Montalvo and his wife, 1959.
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47/8 Notes, sketch maps, and other papers relating to the María Bertani Derteano lands, 1957.
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47/9 Notes, financial records, sketch maps and letters about the María Bertaini Derteano lands, 1956-1957.
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47/10 Notes and a copy of the will of Herlinda Gutierrez de Martinez, widow of Isidoro Martinez, 1951-1955.
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47/11 Copies of deeds and other legal papers, notes and genealogical materials related to land owned by the heirs of Antonio Martinez Gonzales in the Dolores Subdivision, 1937-1955.
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47/12 Oil and gas lease from Procesio Martinez to Clifton B. Lewis, 1954.
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47/13 Papers related to oil and gas transactions between Mercurio Martinez and G. Caballero, and related matters, 1954-1957.
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47/14 Papers related to real estate insurance policies, 1957-1959.
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48/1 Notes, genealogies, copies of deeds and other documents and other materials related to La Mangana tract, Webb County, Texas. Genealogies include descendents of Antonio Martinez Gonzales and his wife Estefana Samano de Martinez, 1919-1958.
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48/2 Correspondence and remittances on the World Book Encyclopedia, 1957-1958.
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48/3 Correspondence and genealogy related to the heirs of José Luis Salinas, original grantee of Porción 64, Starr County with special reference to the claims of José María Barrera and his mother, Candelaria de Leon, de Barrera, 1957.
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48/4 Laredo city health ordinance on bathrooms and a public service handout concerning the same, 1960.
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48/5 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1959-1960.
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48/6 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1959-1960.
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48/7 Documents, papers, genealogies, etc. relating to case of H. Cuellar vs. U.S. Government concerning Porcion 38, Zapata County, and Porción 38, Starr County, 1938-1960.
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48/8 Financial statements, forms, and documents relating to Mercurio Martinez's income tax, 1938-1959.
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49/1 Correspondence and copies of legal papers related to Cristina T. Martinez, guardian of the estate of Felicidad and Sylvia Treviño, 1954-1960.
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49/2 Operating instructions for a Kenmore automatic washer.
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49/3 Documents, correspondence, and field notes relating to the case of Maria Vidaurri de Herbst, et. al. vs. Enrique Martinez, et. al. (Antonio Martinez), 1937-1960.
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49/4 Papers concerning personal matters of Mercurio Martinez and his wife Cristina T. Martinez regarding social security, 1957.
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49/5 Lease agreements between heirs of Proceso Martinez and Charles Flynn, Copy of cancellation of Trusteeship conferred upon Robert Lee Bobbitt, Mercurio and Proceso Martinez, Jr. Copies of map of some farms owned by heirs of Proceso Martinez. 1952-1955.
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49/6 Agricultural and Washington newsletters, and papers concerning Rancho San Andres and Presa del Toro. 1956-1958,
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49/7 U. S. Army recruiting booklets for high school students.
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49/8 Copies of lands owned by A. M. Bruni, and breakdown of land ownership of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant.
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49/9 Lease agreement between H. P. Truke and Pablo Sepeda, Property apprasial of property of Reyes Gutierrez and wife, Several handwritten conveyance of land titles. 1948. 1946.
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49/10 Handwritten documents and statements pertinent to the estate of Primitivo Uribe, 1955.
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49/11 Documents relating to U. S. Government purchase of 85.237 acres of land in Zapata County from Mercurio Martinez, 1952.
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49/12 Bill of sale of two tracts of land from Mercurio Martinez to Primitivo Uribe, and clippings and other papers, 1942, 1932-1949.
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49/13 Correspondence in Spanish with Luis Treviño, 1960.
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49/14 Copy of case brief filed of Derly Uribe vs. Zapata County Independent School Board contesting a bond election, 1952.
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49/15 Automobile and house insurance policies and premium statements, unsorted, 1954-1958.
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49/16 Documents and legal instruments concerning the disposition of Las Ratones Ranch including the following parties, Camuto Pena, Victor Pena, and María del Refugio Pena de López, 1955.
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50/1 Copies of legal papers and some correspondence, mostly related to Mercurio Martinez's law firm work, 1897-1915.
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50/2 Copies of legal papers and some correspondence, mostly related to Mercurio Martinez's law firm work, 1922-1941.
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50/3 Old letters and documents concerning Martinez family matters, 1889-1911.
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50/4 Records of city, county, and state property taxes paid by Mercurio Martinez, 1933-1940.
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50/5 Newspaper article and advertisement on Falcon Lake-view Estates.
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50/6 Records of income tax, 1952-1955.
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50/7 Income tax reports, 1950 and 1951.
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50/8 Field notes and sketches, and note saying "map of Uribe edition was filed in envelope 311-steel cabinet." 1952-1957,
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50/9 Tax records and deed records of property belonging to María Ángela Quesada, 1943-1956.
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50/10 Records of case of Mercurio Martinez vs. Alfredo Vidaurri, concerning a land ownership matter, 1936.
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50/11 Replot and land sketches and records of property of Lozano Delfino, 1956.
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50/12 Will of Juan Gutierrez. Records of case of Juan José Ramirez vs. Sara Velez de Ramirez, 1925-1958.
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50/13 Immigration matter of Oralia Unclan Martinez, 1955.
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50/14 Invoices and bills paid, unsorted, 1960.
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51/1 Legal statement and assorted notes of land descriptions pertaining to Antonio Martinez, son of Emilio Martinez, 1955-1959.
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51/2 Power of attorney document for Primitivo Martinez to sell certain lands in Laredo, 1958.
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51/3 Survey maps, various sketches and notes and replot of Rosa and Simona Uribe share of San Ygnacio addition, 1934-1954.
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51/4 Income tax records for 1953.
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51/5 A review of some property by Mercurio Martinez for Minerva Salinas, 1959
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51/6 Guarantee and operating instructions for a Coldspot refrigerator.
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51/7 Copies of U.S. office of Rent Stabilization statements and clippings, Correspondence with tenants, 1951-1952. 1953.
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51/8 Deed records and correspondence of Primitivo Martinez and also James Haynes, Jr., Attorney, 1961.
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51/9 Report cards and correspondence and certificate of St. Agustin School, Mercurio Martinez, Jr., 1956-1957.
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51/10 Additional records of Mercurio Martinez, Jr., and Laredo Junior College.
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51/11 Letters and school records of Rosa Martinez, daughter of Mercurio Martinez, Also, unsorted bills and receipts. 1956-1961.
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51/12 Bank records, repair bills, tax records, unsorted, 1950's.
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51/13 Papers related to the property of Gonzala Martinez de Torres, 1947-1953.
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51/14 A miscellaneous file containing personal letters, brochures, bills of sale, and announcements, 1959-1961.
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52/1 Correspondence between Mercurio Martinez and his tenants, 1949-1962.
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52/2 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1961-1962.
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52/3 Bills and receipts, unsorted, 1961-1962.
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52/4 Correspondence between Rosa Martinez and her parents while she was attending Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio, 1961-1962.
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52/5 Bills and receipts from Sears, Three Sisters, and Penny Stores, unsorted, 1962.
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52/6 Partition of El Tordello Ranch tract. Pilar and José Lerma, 1962-1964.
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52/7 Trial balances and financial records, unsorted, 1955-1961.
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52/8 Invoices and bills paid, unsorted, 1962.
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52/9 Correspondence concerning H. B. Zachry vs. James K. and Nora Kepley. Other documents pertaining to Leonor Uribe de Martinez and E. B. Zachry, 1915-1933.
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53/1 Personal correspondence, 1954.
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53/2 Correspondence with Spiegle Catalogue Inc., unsorted, 1958.
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53/3 Utilities, hardware, lumber bills. Some for repairing house at 509 San Francisco, Laredo. Bills from Laredo Lumber and Supply Company, notes on repairs, unsorted, 1961.
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53/4 Hunting rights, agreements (written), matters relating to Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission for La Trinidad Ranch, 1937-1962.
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53/5 Hunting agreement with Sam Pieper and Digest of Game and Fish Laws, 1946-1949.
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53/6 Financial records of Rosa C. Martinez while at Texas A&MCollege, 1962.
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53/7 Check book and stubs from Bank of Zapata, 1960.
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53/8 Checkbook and stubs from Union National Bank, special account, 1952-1962.
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53/9 Checkbook stubs from Laredo National Bank, 1961-1963.
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53/10 Ledger of business accounts of house rent tenants, 1955-1961.
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53/11 Invoices and bills paid, unsorted, 1963.
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53/12 Two photographs.
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54/1 Contract with Triangle Aluminum Industries to refinish house at 509 San Francisco Avenue, Webb County, 1962.
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54/2 Analysis of lands of Serafin Martinez and Alela Uribe de Martinez situated in San Ygnacio Subdivision, 1962.
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54/3 Letters pertaining to lots in Eastern Division of Laredo belonging to Juvenal Martinez, 1925-1963.
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54/4 Field notes on lot owned by Ruben E. Salazar, 1962.
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54/5 Correspondence, memos and brochures relating to the Laredo Historical Society, 1961-1963.
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54/6 Newspaper clippings on historic subjects.
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54/7 Letters and copies of letters concerning land of Refugio Fernandez. Lease agreements of Refugio Fernandez with Eligio Resendez, 1961.
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54/8 Correspondence concerning Geronimo Caballera, Oil and gas matters, 1962.
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54/9 Field notes concerning part of Barranco Colorado Tract and Las Cabras pasture.
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54/10 Bills and receipts from Sears and Three Sisters stores, unsorted, 1961.
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54/11 Rules of election of Production, Marketing, and Administration offices for Zapata County, Texas, 1953.
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54/12 Paper work on the case of U.S.A. International Boundary and Water Commission vs. Flumencio Muñoz, et. al., 1955.
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54/13 Papers and a map concerning lands in Zapata County, 1937.
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54/14 Notes and a map concerning Rufino López mineral lands in Zapata County.
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54/15 Memorandum concerning Heziquio Cuellar, et. al., vs. Leopoldo Martinez about Porciónes 1 and 2 in Zapata County, 1934.
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54/16 Sketch map and notes concerning partition of lands of María de Jesús Uribe, wife of Proceso Martinez in the San Ygnacio subdivision, Zapata County.
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54/17 Notes on genealogies of important Laredo families.
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54/18 Genealogical notes concerning heirs of José Domingo Gonzales, 1936.
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54/19 Sketch of subdivisions 3 and 24 in the San Ygnacio Subdivision, map of Laredo showing industries on the tracks of the Texas Mexican Railroad, map of the proposed Zapata Gas Line, and map of La Selva field and nearby lands, Zapata County, 1955; 1922; 1959; 1927.



 

Series 4. Papers concerning Dolores Settlement, undated.

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55/1 Correspondence, maps, notes, and copies of legal papers concerning the Dolores Settlement, numbered 90-125 by Mercurio Martinez.
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55/2 Correspondence, maps, notes and copies of legal papers concerning the Dolores Settlement numbered 126-159.
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55/3 Correspondence, maps, notes and copies of legal papers concerning the Dolores Settlement numbered 160-190.
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55/4 Correspondence, maps, notes and copies of legal papers concerning the Dolores Settlement, numbered 191-230.
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55/5 Correspondence, maps, notes and copies of legal papers concerning the Dolores Settlement numbered 231-294.
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55/6 A detailed history of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant by Mercurio Martinez apparently written during the first quarter of the 20th century.
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55/7 A sketch map showing El Recuerdo Farm.
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55/8 Two photographs of the old Dolores Settlement cemetery, Zapata County, Texas.



 

Series 5. Maps and Genealogical Charts, 1893-1963.

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56/item1-4 Heirship of Jesusa Vidaurri, wife of Victorino Dovalina.
Map of Laredo, Texas, blueprint, 1926.
Sketch map of share No. 9 out of San Andres Pasture, Zapata County, Texas, belonging to Mercurio Martinez.
Genealogical chart of the descendents of José Domingo Gonzalez, original grantee of four leagues of land.
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57/item 5-8 Genealogical chart of some descendents of José Domingo Gonzalez showing land sales.
Genealogical chart of some descendents of José Domingo Gonzalez showing land sales.
Map of Las Lajas Tract, Property of heirs of Juan Vidaurri in Zapata County, Texas, also showing the Rancho Dolores Settlement, E. J. Foster, surveyor, whiteprint, 1947.
Map of the town of San Ygnacio, Zapata County, Texas, inked copy showing a proposed paved loop past local landmarks.
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58/item 9-11 Genealogical chart of the descendents of Jesus Treviño and Viviana Gutierrez, founders of San Ygnacio, Texas.
Map showing the subdivisions of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant in Zapata and Webb Counties, blueprint, 1921.
Map of San Ygnacio, Zapata County, Texas, blueprint.
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59/item 12-16 Genealogical chart of the descendents of Bartolome Martinez, an original settler of Revilla (Guerrero) Tamaulipas, Mexico in 1750, December 30, 1963.
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59/item 12-16 Sketch map of the Dolores Settlement and adjacent lands, Zapata County.
Genealogical chart showing the descendents of Lazaro Benavides and labeled "Family Tree of the principal families of Laredo, Texas. "
Replot of town lots in the north portion of San Ygnacio by the heirs of Trinidad Uribe, blueprint.
Certified copy of a map of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant showing Dolores, Corralitos, and San Ygnacio subdivisions, whiteprint, 1958.
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60/item17-19 Map of" La Volanta" Pasture, Webb County, Texas, blueprint, 1937.
Sketch map showing lands in and around the Dolores settlement, Zapata County, Texas, 1958.
Smith and Corkills' Solidad Ranches in Duval and Webb Counties, Texas, blueprint.
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61/item 21-24 Original map showing the subdivision of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, ink, 1958.
Map of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, whiteprint, 1962.
Genealogical chart showing the children and heirs of Estanislado Gutierrez and Josefa Gutierrez, descendents of Captain José Miguel de Cuellar, an early settler of Texas, ink original.
Whiteprint copy of No. 23.
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62/item 25-30 Map of lands owned by Proceso Martinez in the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, blueprint with manuscript additions, 1931.
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62/item 25-30 Map of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, whiteprint, 1958.
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62/item 25-30 Map of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant showing the north corner of the Vidaurri vs. Bruni judgment, blueprint, 1933.
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62/item 25-30 Map of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant showing details in the Dolores settlement area, pencil on tracing paper.
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62/item 25-30 Certificate of appointment of Miss Rosa Uribe Peña as vice-chairman of the San Ygnacio, Texas Committee for the Celebration of the President's Birthday for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, 1942.
Map showing Porciónes 12-19, Webb County, Texas, blueprint, 1934.
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63/item 31-35 Sketch map of partition of lands in Porción 52, Webb County, between Felipe M. Gutierrez and others.
Photostat copy of a map attached to a Partition Deed of lands in the Dolores Subdivision by and between Proceso Martinez and others, 1918.
Map showing the Sauz Ranch Tract of Jesús María Martinez in the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, blueprint, 1940.
Map of La Volanta Pasture, Webb County, Texas, blueprint, 1937.
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63-item 31-35 Map of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, whiteprint, 1921.
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64/item 36-40 Map of roads and land holdings in the Dolores Subdivision, 1927.
Ink sketch map of Mercurio Martinez lands in Zapata County including Casa Verde and La Selva farms, 1936.
Land ownership map of Zapata County showing roads and ranches, ink on linen, 1919.
Contour map of property of the Cole Interests in Webb and Duval Counties.
Map of land in Webb and Zapata Counties showing conflict between the porciónes of Laredo and the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, blueprint, 1911.
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65/item 41-43 Map showing partition of lands in the Dolores Subdivision of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, Webb County, San Andres Pasture, blueprint, 1933.
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65/item 41-43 Sectionized map of the Santo Tomás Tract, Webb County, blueprint, 1919.
Map showing partition of Zapata County land between the heirs of Trinidad Uribe, blueprint, 1915.
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66/item 44-46 Genealogical chart showing descendants of Proceso Martinez and ancestors on the side of his mother, Magdalena Gonzales, wife of Cosme Martinez.
Map showing H. C. Yaegers' lands in La Salle, McMullen, Webb and Duval Counties, ink, 1912.
Map showing Rufino Lopez's Lands in Webb, Duval, Jim Hogg and Zapata Counties, blueprint, 1922.
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67/item 47-51 Duval County Sketch of Subdivision of survey's nos. 319 and 26, blueprint, 1924.
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67/item 47-51 Map of the town of San Ygnacio, Zapata County, prepared by the International Boundary and Water Commission, whiteprint, 1949.
Pencil sketch of tracts of land in the Dolores Settlement, Zapata County.
Map of the San Ygnacio, Corralitos and Dolores Subdivisions, in pencil with numerous notes.
Fragments of a map of partition of San Ygnacio lands, blueprint, 1914.
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68/item 52-56 Map showing land ownership in Zavala County, Texas, whiteprint.
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68/item 52-56 Amended Plat showing subdivision of survey 267, ABST 1134, C.C.S.D. and R.G.N.G.Ry. Webb County, 1922.
Map of blocks in Laredo belonging to Hicks, Hicks and Bobbitt, blueprint.
Map showing partition of lands in Porción 52,Webb County, between David, Felipe and Francisca Martinez, blueprint, 1938.
Copy of the J.J. Cox map of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, blueprint, 1902.
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69/item 57, 59-61 Dovalina Family [UNK].
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69/item 57, 59-61 Map of Texas showing different Railroad Companies, whiteprint.
Subdivision of Blocks 248-249-250, in Laredo, blueprint.
World map.
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70/item 62-63, 65 Map of area near Dolores ranch showing land owners with a detail of Dolores Settlement,Zapata County, whiteprint, 1926.
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70/item 62-63, 65 Map showing lands owned by Mercurio Martinez, La Selva,Casa Verde and Las Cabras tracts, in the San Ygnacio Subdivision, Zapata County, whiteprint.
Land ownership of Zavala County, whiteprint.
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71/item 66-67 Duval County Sketch of Subdivision of Surveys' Nos. 319 and 26, blueprint, 1924.
Map of Mirando oil field area, blueprint.
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72/item 68-70 Genealogical chart of the descendents of Domingo Gonzales, six sheets.
Map of South half of Webb County, whiteprint, 1920.
Contour map showing proposed road from Laredo to Beeville, blueprint.
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73/item 71-74 Genealogical chart of the descendants of Jesusa Vidaurri and Victorino Dovalina.
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73/item 71-74 Plan of New Zapata showing lots, whiteprint with color key, 1951.
Map showing Rufino Lopez's lands in Webb, Duval, Jim Hogg and Zapata Counties, whiteprint on linen, 1922.
Map of the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, Survey 197, in Zapata and Webb Counties, showing ownership of tracts of land, whiteprint.
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74/item 75-79 Map showing the length of the Laredo-Zapata State Highway from San Francisco Hills to the line passing between the two Cerritos de Mendes and dividing the Dolores Ranch in two parts, pencil on tracing paper.
Plat of part of the tract of land in the Dolores Subdivision conveyed to Cosme Martinez in 1859 as surveyed by Martin von Merrick in 1870, and resurveyed by E. J. Foster, showing land ownership, whiteprint, 1956, 1956.
Map showing the Laredo-Zapata Highway and certain tracts of land in the Dolores Subdivision, pencil on tracing paper.
Proposed layout for the new Zapata County cemetery, whiteprint with hand coloring and labeling, ca. 1951.
Map representing fences and fields in the vicinity of Dolores Settlement, Zapata County, in 1910, pencil and colored pencil on tracing paper.
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75/item 80-82 Fransler's Map of the San Ygnacio Subdivision, Zapata County showing petition of lands, whiteprint.
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75/item 80-82 Map showing land in the San Ygnacio Subdivision, Zapata County, taken by the U. S. government for Falcon Reservoir, 1954.
Map of the Dolores Subdivision, Zapata County, showing land ownership, ink on tracing paper, 1936.
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76/item 83-87 Map of Frio County showing land ownership, blueprint, 1893.
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76/item 83-87 Genealogical chart of the Cuellar family and other original settlers of Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico with historical notes, whiteprint.
Map of Zapata County showing land ownership, whiteprint on linen, 1920.
Map of the Las Lajas Tract, Zapata County, property of heirs of Juan Vidaurri, whiteprint, 1947.
Genealogical chart and land division and sales, Vidaurri family, pencil.
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77/item 88-90 Map of Zapata County showing oil wells and land ownership, whiteprint.
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77/item 88-90 Sketch showing lands owned by the heirs of José María Uribe in share 28 of the San Ygnacio Subdivision, Zapata County, blueprint, 1941.
Map of a portion of the Corralitos and Dolores Subdivisions, Zapata County, pencil on tracing paper, 1960.
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78/item 92-94 Sketch map of Cuellar family lands, porciónes 1 and 2, Zapata County, pencil, 1935.
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78/item 92-94 Map of Porciónes 36 and 37, Webb County, with developments, blueprint, 1915.
Map of Aviator Field, Webb County, whiteprint.
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79/item 95-98 Genealogical chart of the heirs of José Vasquez Borrego and land sales to the Cosme Martinez family.
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79/item 95-98 Map showing subdivision of surveys owned by Rufino López in Zapata County, and the Mirando Oil Field, blueprint, 1921.
Sketch map of Porción 41, Zapata County, pencil.
Sketch map of La Selva and Casa Verde pastures, pencil.
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80/item 99-101 Map showing Rufino López's lands in Webb, Duval, Jim Hogg and Zapata Counties, blueprint, 1922.
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80/item 99-101 Chart of descendants of José Vasquez Borrego, ink on linen.
Genealogical chart of the Borrego and Vidaurri families and land transactions, pencil.
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81/item 102-106 Sketch map of land ownership in the Cuellar Tract, Porciónes 1 and 2, Zapata County.
Map of Zapata County showing land ownership, whiteprint, 1920.
Map of the Dolores lands owned by the heirs of Cosme Martinez and including the Dolores Settlement, Zapata County, blueprint, 1930.
Sketch map of land tracts near Dolores Settlement, Zapata County, pencil on tracing paper.
Map of lands and other natural and man-made features in and around the Dolores Settlement, Zapata County, ink on linen, 1927.
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82/item 107-112 Sketch map showing the length of the Laredo-Zapata Highway in the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, and other information, pencil and ink on tracing paper.
Plot of the New Town of Zapata, Zapata County, whiteprint, 1953.
Homemade map showing the 61-acre tract of the Dolores Ranch site and adjacent lands, Zapata County, pencil on tracing paper.
Map of San Ygnacio, Zapata County, blueprint.
Map of the Dolores Settlement, Zapata County, whiteprint, 1927.
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82/item 107-112 Homemade map of Porciónes of the city of Laredo, including parts of Porciónes 51, 52, and 53, ink on tracing paper, 1962.
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83/item 113-117 Map of the Dolores Settlement, Zapata County, blueprint.
Map of San Ygnacio and surrounding lands, blueprint, 1917.
Map showing partition of lands in the Dolores Subdivision, Zapata County, whiteprint, 1933.
Map of a partition of the Labores del Palo Blanco Ranch, Zapata County, ink on linen, 1923.
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83/item 113-117 Genealogical and land sale chart concerning lands in the José Vasquez Borrego Grant, Zapata County, 7 sheets, pencil.
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84/item 118-120 Map of the Mirando Oil District of Webb, Zapata and Jim Hogg Counties, Texas, whiteprint.
Old map of Zapata County showing Spanish Grants and lands slated to be given to railroads, blueprint, 1901.
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84/item 118-120 Floorplan of a building.