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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Thorn Family Spanish Colonial Documents, 1741-1772



Descriptive Summary

Creator Thorn Family
Title Thorn Family Spanish Colonial Documents,
Dates: 1741-1772
Abstract: Manuscript contains documents regarding the inspection of Presidios by Field Marshal Marqués de Rubí, Missions of Texas, entry of Captain Anza into Monte Rey and Regarding Militias.
Accession No.: AR 89-082
Extent 1 volume (3 inches)
Language Materials are in Spanish.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Creator Sketch:

In the 1760's Marqués de Rubí was appointed by the King Carlos III of New Spain to complete a major inspection tour of the entire line of frontier presidios to determine their effectiveness and to suggest new policies. Rubí's inspection tour led to recommendations which realigned the development plans for Spanish Texas. One result was to make San Antonio de Béxar the new capital of Texas.

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Scope and Contents:

Manuscript contains documents regarding the inspection of Presidios by Field Marshal , Missions of Texas, entry of Captain Anza into Monte Rey and Militias.

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Restrictions

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Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Due to the fragility of these manuscripts the microfilm should be used rather than the original manuscript.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Thorn Family Spanish Colonial Documents, 1741-1772, the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

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#840.01 Miscellaneous Uncataloged Microfilm Microfilmed Copy of Original Manuscripts (as listed below)

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4Zc173 Itinerary of Field Marshal Marqués de Rubí on the inspection of interior presidios which he made at the order of the kind in this New Spain from 1766 to 1768
Another, of the Engineer LaFora, who accompanied in the inspection by Marqués de Rubí
Opinion of the same Marqués regarding the most advantageous locations in which said presidios should be established
Opinion of the Assessor General Don Diego Cornide regarding the foregoing plan for presidios
Report given in Spain in May of 1772 by order of the king by said Marqués de Rubí regarding the same material
Copy of a letter written by the Marqués de Rubí to the viceroy, Marqués de Croix, responding to several charges regarding his inspection of presidios
Copy of two reports regarding the setting of prices for goods and merchandise at the presidios
Physical setting of Chihuahua
Same of the province of Coahuila
Itinerary of the inspection visit to the province of Texas and its missions in 1767 by Padre Fray Gaspar Solís, of the College of Propaganda Fide of Guadalupe de Zacatecas
Report on the Californias, and on the new missions of San Diego and Monte Rey
Log of the entry made by the captain of the presidio of Tubac, Don Juan Bautista de Ansa, in Sonora, into the port of Monte Rey in 1741
Notes and opinions of Inspector Marqués de la Torre regarding the uselessness of militias in New Spain and the necessity of creating veteran troops

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