University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Vicente Alvarez Travieso Papers, 1771-1783



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Alvarez Travieso, Vicente
Title: Vicente Alvarez Travieso Papers
Dates: 1771-1783
Abstract: Vicente Álvarez Travieso, a leader of the Canary Islanders, was born in 1705. He was chief constable for life of the municipal government of the Canary Islanders after their migration to Texas. Papers include protests against land claims made by the missions of San Antonio. English translations (1927) by Mattie Austin Hatcher from original documents in the San Antonio City Hall.
Extent: 1 volume
Language: Materials are written in Spanish and English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Vicente Álvarez Travieso, a leader of the Canary Islanders, was born in 1705 on the island of Tenerife, the son of Juan and Catarina (Cayetano) Álvarez Travieso. He joined the Canary Islander migration en route to Texas and married Mariana Curbelo at Cuatitlán, Mexico. After arrival at their new home, San Antonio de Béxar, the Islanders organized a municipal government, and Álvarez Travieso was elected chief constable for life. He soon became a leading spokesman for the colonists and something of a problem for the colonial administration. Álvarez Travieso died on January 25, 1779.


Scope and Contents

Papers include protests against land claims made by the missions of San Antonio. English translations (1927) by Mattie Austin Hatcher from original documents in the San Antonio City Hall.


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Index Terms

Subjects
Alvarez Travieso, Juan Andres.
Alvarez Travieso, Vicente.
San Antonio, Texas.
Land claims.
Missions.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vicente Alvarez Travieso Papers, 1771-1783, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2Q236 Papers, 1771-1783