The Benson Latin American Collection

Carlos García y Arriaga:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Benson Latin American Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator García y Arriaga, Carlos José María, 1786-1838.
Title Carlos García y Arriaga Papers
Dates: 1805-1835
Abstract Correspondence and documents related to Carlos García y Arriaga, political leader from Puebla, Mexico, concerning government and political affairs in Puebla and Mexico.
OCLC Record No. 31775656
Extent 32 items.
Language Spanish or Castilian.
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Political leader, lawyer. Born 1786; died 1838. Held office as mayor of Puebla in 1821, when he administered the oath of office to Agustín de Iturbide. Named intendente of Puebla in 1821. Served in the Congreso Constituyente of the state of Puebla and became president of its Tribunal Supremo de Justicia on December 24, 1825, a position he held through 1826. Served as deputy for Puebla to the Congreso General in 1827-1828, and in 1829 returned to the Tribunal Supremo de Justicia. Became interim governor of Puebla in December 1829, was elected deputy for Puebla to the Congreso General in 1833, and soon became minister for relaciones exteriores y interiores. Returned to the Tribunal Supremo de Justicia 1834-1837 and died in 1838.

Chronology
23 Oct. 1786 Born in Quetzala, Zacapoaxtla
17?? studied in the Colegio del Espíritu Santo (Carolino)
18?? received law degree and practiced law
?-1821 mayor of Puebla
1821 administered oath of office to Iturbide
1821 named Intendente of Puebla Afterwards returned to the practice of law, served again as mayor, and served in the congreso constituyente of the state of Puebla
24 Dec. 1825 became president of the tribunal supremo de justicia of the congreso constituyente of the state of Puebla
1826 president of above tribunal
1827-1828 served as deputy for Puebla in the congreso general
1829 returned to the tribunal supremo
[Dec. 1829] named interim governor
1833 elected deputy to the congreso general
1833 secretary of relaciones interiores y exteriores
1834 returned to the tribunal supremo de justicia, where he remained until 1837
28 June 1838 died

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and documents about García y Arriaga and government and political affairs in Puebla and Mexico. Correspondence dates from 1822-1835; documents dated 1805 and 1810 certify García's baptism and education.

The papers contain several proclamations or addresses by Agustín de Iturbide, as well as a few letters about his elevation to emperor and his death; several letters about and from Lorenzo de Zavala pertaining to Mexican political affairs (two letters attributed to de Zavala are addressed to Manuel Gómez Pedraza); and four letters to García from José Manuel Herrera about Iturbide and political affairs.

Other items in the papers include an 1822 protest of the imprisonment of deputies to the national congress, an 1832 peace pact between Nicolás Bravo and Juan Alvarez, an 1832 proposal of the Zacatecan congress for the election of a new national congress, and a contemporary copy of the terms of the Mexican surrender of San Antonio in 1835.

The papers are in Spanish.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
García y Arriaga, Carlos José María, 1786-1838--Archives.
Iturbide, Agustín de, 1783-1824.
Zavala, Lorenzo de, 1788-1836
Herrera, José Manuel de, 1776?-1831.
Gómez Pedraza, Manuel, 1789-1851
Places
Mexico--History--19th century.
Mexico--Politics and government--19th century
Puebla (Mexico : State)--Politics and government--19th century.

Related Material

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


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carlos García y Arriaga Papers, 1805-1835, Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin

Acquisitions Information

The Carlos García y Arriaga Papers form part of the Genaro García Collection, which was purchased by the University of Texas in 1921 from the heirs of Genaro García.

Processing Information

Prepared by the Mexican Archives Project, January 23, 1995.

Finding aid initially compiled by Ann Hodges, December 1994.

Alternate Form Available

The collection is also available on microfilm.


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.


Biographical Sources

(Enciclopedia de México says García was jefe político de la provincia [of Puebla] in 1821, and gobernador constitucional del estado in 1826.)

Gómez Haro, Eduardo, 1871-1938. Puebla y sus governadores.
Puebla,
1916.

Source for birthdate is his baptismal certificate, document no. 1.


Item List

 

1
Notarized baptismal certificate of García. April 2, 1805




 

2
Notarized statement of García's attendance at Colegio de San Juan de Letrán. Feb. 26, 1810




 

3
Domingo Luaces to Sr. Intendente de Puebla. Veracruz. Feb. 19, 1822




 

4
Representation of Felipe de la Garza, the provincial deputation of Nuevo Santander, and the ayuntamiento of Soto la Marina and militia officials protesting imprisonment of deputies of national congress. Soto la Marina. Sept. 26, 1822




 

5
Unsigned letter [probably from García] to Iturbide about finances. Puebla. March 16, 1822




 

6
José Manuel Herrera to Carlos García, announcing proclamation of Iturbide as emperor. Mexico. May 19, 1822




 

7
José Manuel Herrera to Carlos García. Mexico. May 21, 1822




 

8
José Manuel Herrera to Carlos García. Mexico. Nov. 29, 1822




 

9
Medina, to Intendant of Puebla, sending key to code. Mexico. Dec. 18, 1822




 

10
Medina, to Intendant of Puebla, denunciation of Santa Anna. Mexico. Dec. 18, 1822




 

11
Carlos García to Alcalde de Tlapa, about rebel activities of Guerrero and Bravo. Puebla. Jan. 23, 1823




 

12
Iturbide's oficio al soberano congreso on his departure from Tacubaya. Tacubaya. March 29, 1823




 

13
Iturbide to congress of Tamaulipas. Padilla. July 19, 1824 July 19, 1824




 

14
Iturbide's proclamation to Mexicans from aboard the brigantine Spring. June 14, 1824




 

15
José Antonio Gutiérrez de Lara to_____. Padilla. His moving letter describing the last moments of Iturbide's life and lamenting his death. [copy] July 28, 1824




 

16
José María Herrera to Carlos García, advising García of the forthcoming resignation of Zavala from the Ministerio de Hacienda and his possible replacement by Carlos García. Mexico. July 29, 1829




 

17
José María Bocanegra to Carlos García, transmitting a copy of the plan of the congress of Zacatecas for calling a new congress to begin session on April 1, 1833. Zacatecas. Dec. 22, 1832




 

18
Zacatecas state congress offers proposal for election of new national congress. Copy signed by Sanromán and Gordoa. Dec. 22, 1832




 

19
Peace pact between Nicolás Bravo and Juan Alvarez. Guerrero. Copy certified by Manuel García, December 28, 1832. Dec. 18, 1832




 

20
[Lorenzo de Zavala] to Manuel Gómez Pedraza. Toluca. Rubric only. Dec. 28, 1832




 

21
[Lorenzo de Zavala] to Gómez Pedraza, about elections to be held in Mexico State. Unsigned. Toluca. Jan. 20, 1833




 

22
Felicitations to Manuel Gómez Pedraza as president. Unsigned and undated. [Jan. 3, 1833?]




 

23
Copy of an unsigned letter discussing means to remove Zavala from Mexico State. Iguala. Jan. 8, 1833




 

24
Vicente Gerona to José Zamora, relative to movement against Zavala. Iguala. Jan. 8, 1833




 

25
Congress of Puebla State to Carlos García, asking García to appear in secret session on following day. Signed by Secretaries. Jan. 23, 1833




 

26
Carlos García to his son, Mariano. Has resigned his position as minister, pleading illness. Mexico. May 20, 1833




 

27
Carlos García to Alderete, his son Mariano and his daughter, Guadalupe, about flight of his son and daughter from Puebla to stay with Alderete. Mexico. May 30, 1834




 

28
[Lorenzo de Zavala] to_____Tejada, replying to Tejada about relations with papacy. Paris. June 27, 1834




 

29
Lorenzo de Zavala to Morenito, telling of his arrival in Havre and sending regards to friends. Havre. March 31, 1835




 

30
Lorenzo de Zavala to Morenito, talking of new revolts in Mexico and sending regards to friends. New York. May 8, 1835




 

31
Contemporary copy of terms of surrender of San Antonio, Texas by Martín Perfecto Cos to General Edward Burleson. Bexar. Dec. 11, 1835




 

32
Two recipes: crema fría para el cutis and agua de perla para el rostro. undated