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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Publications

Description of Series

ARCHIVES SUBGROUP

MANUSCRIPTS SUBGROUP

The Benson Latin American Collection

Mariano Fernández de Echeverría y Veytia:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Benson Latin American Collection



Creator Veytia, Mariano, 1718-1780?
Title Mariano Fernández de Echeverría y Veytia Collection
Dates: 16??-1886
Dates: 1747-1776
Abstract Papers of Mariano Veytia, historian and lawyer, include literary productions, official documents, and assorted material relating chiefly to history of Mexico, Catholic Church and religious institutions in Mexico to 1771.
ID 31996941
Extent 8 inches
Language Spanish or Castilian.
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Historian, lawyer, philosopher. Born 1718 and died circa 1780 in Puebla. Mariano Fernández de Echeverría y Veytia received his law degree from the University of Mexico in 1737. In 1738 his professional title was validated in Madrid.

While in Spain, Veytia wroteIdea de una nueva história de la América septentrional. Books published after his death include Baluartes de México, História antigua de México, and História de la Puebla de los Angeles.

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Scope and Contents

Contained in both subgroups are literary productions, official documents, and assorted material relating to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the history of Mexico and the Catholic Church to 1771. The bulk of the material pertains to the history of churches, convents, schools, hospitals, and recogidas (homes designed to remove “scandalous” women from the streets) in Mexico City and Puebla. Most of the official documents refer to the founding of the institutions mentioned above and are probably 18th-century copies of 16th and 17th-century originals. Materials in the Archives subgroup are entitled, “Discursos académicos y papeles sobre Puebla.” Included among Manuscripts are histories of old churches, convents, and schools of Mexico City, filed as G12; news of Mexico City (G13); notes about Puebla (G14); a list of mayors of Puebla from 1531-1747 (G17); a manuscript entitled, “Concordia de Puebla,” concerning that agreement and the founding of convents in Puebla (G111); notes about the Colegio de San Luis (G117) and San Pablo de Dominicos (G126); lectures about church history (G172); a prologue to Veytia's História antigua de México (G173); a bill and report concerning the cost of three containers for sacred oils (G181); a draft manuscript of Baluartes de México: Descripción histórica de las quatro milagrosas imágenes de Nuestra Señora (G221); and a speech about the four gospels (G282). Annotations on some of the papers are signed with the initials F.P.T. [Francisco Paso y Troncoso?] and are dated 1886.

The materials are in Spanish.

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Organization

Organized into two subgroups: I. Archives and II. Manuscripts.

Arrangement

Manuscripts are arranged numerically.

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Subjects (Persons)
Veytia, Mariano, 1718-1780?--Archives.
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint--Apparitions and miracles--Mexico.
Subjects (Organizations)
Catholic Church--Mexico--History.
Places
Mexico--History--To 1810.
Mexico City (Mexico)--History.
Puebla (Mexico)--History.

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Related Material

García, Genaro, 1867-1920.Genaro García Collection, 15-- - 1920?, Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mariano Fernández de Echeverría y Veytia Collection, [16--]-1886, Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisitions Information

The Mariano Fernández de Echeverría y Veytia Collection, which forms part of the Genaro García Collection, was purchased by the University of Texas in 1921 from the heirs of Genaro García.

Processing Information

The collection was arranged into subgroups by earlier library staff. The Mexican Archives Project staff completed the processing and description of the collection in December 1994.

Alternate Form Available

The papers are also available on microfilm.

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Other Finding Aids

The following guide is available in the Benson Latin American Collection Rare Books Reference: Castañeda, Carlos Eduardo, 1896-1958.Guide to the Latin American Manuscripts in the University of Texas Library.
Cambridge, Mass. :
Harvard University Press,
1939.

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Publications

Veytia, Mariano, 1718-1780? Baluartes de Mexico. Descripcion historica de las cuatro milagrosas imagenes de Nuestra Senora ...
Mejico :
Impr. de A. Valdes,
1820.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

ARCHIVES SUBGROUP

Discursos académicos y papeles sobre Puebla 1612?-1886

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MANUSCRIPTS SUBGROUP

G12
History of old churches, convents, and schools of Mexico City
Conventos de religiosos y planteles de instruccion (G12-1) ?
“Ontanto simple del Concilio Provincial que se celebró en esta Ciudad de México...” Nov. 11, 1565 (G12-2) 1755
Santa Clara y otros conventos de religiosos Franciscanos (G12-3) 1697?
San Joseph convento antiguo de Carmelitas Descalzos (12-4) ?
Apuntes sobre Capuchinas (G12-5) 1728
Apuntes sobre la Enseñanza. Religiosas de la Concepción de María (G12-6) 1754
San Lorenzo. Religiosas Gerónimas. (G12-7) ?
Apuntes sobre el Hospital de Jesús Nazareno (G12 8) 1523
Santa María Magdalena. Casa de recogimiento de mugeres. (G12-9) ?
Fundación de Recogidas (G12-10) ?
Noticias sobre la Catedral de México (G12-11) 1755?
San Idefonso (G12-12) 1573
Colegio de Cristo (G12-13) 1756
Colegio de niños de San Juan de Letrán (G12-14) 1756
Colegio de Porta Coeli (G12-15) 1755?
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (G12-16) 1755
Casa profesa de la Compañía de Jesús (G12-17) 1755
Santa Catarina de Sena. Religiosas dominicas (G12-18) ?
Religiosas Concepcionistas (G12-19) 1776?
Los Monjes Benitos (G12-20) ?
San Felipe Neri (G12-21) 1697
San Juan de Diós (G12-22) ?
San Hipólito y el Espíritu Santo (G12-23) ?
Apuntes sobre Bethlemitas de México (G12-24) 1753
San Antonio Abad (G12-25) ?
Apuntes sobre Carmelitas descalzos (G12-26) ?
Convento grande de Nuestra Señora de la Merced (G12-27) 1753
G13
Noticias de México 1754?
G14
Puebla 1766
G17
Alcaldes maiores de la ciudad de la Puebla desde su fundazion que fue el dia 29 de Septiembre de 1531. (G17) 1747?
G111
Concordia de Puebla... 1771?
G117
Colegio de San Luis 1662?
G126
San Pablo de Dominicos 1687?
G172
Discursos academicos sobre la história eclesiastica 1749
G173
Prólogo a su História con anotaciones de Icazbalceta 1749-1877
G181
Cuenta y razón de el peso y costos de las tres anforas de los Santos Oleos y es en la manera Siguiente... 1756
G221
Baluartes de México: Descripción histórica de las quatro milagrosas imágenes de Nuestra Señora... 1776
G282
Discurso preliminar sobre los quatro Santos Evangelios ?

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