A Guide to the Vicente Alvarez Travieso Papers, 1771-1783
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.
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.
Vicente Alvarez Travieso Papers, 1771-1783, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Papers