The Benson Latin American Collection

Obispado de San Luis Potosí Records



Descriptive Summary

Creator Obispado de San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Title Obispado de San Luis Potosí Records: Documents Pertaining to its Establishment
Dates: 1792-1805
Abstract Correspondence, decrees, and other documents leading to the establishment in 1855 of a bishopric in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
OCLC Record No. 32534031
Extent 134 leaves (in 2 volumes)
Language Spanish or Castilian.
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

In 1776 the municipal government of San Luis Potosí began petitioning the King of Spain for establishment of a bishopric in their municipality. In 1792 a formal letter to the king elaborated on the need for the bishopric and for financial assistance in its organization. On May 20, 1800, a cedula was issued by the King of Spain ordering consideration of the establishment of said bishopric; the minister of the royal treasury in Mexico sought the opinions of various bishops. On March 15, 1805, the viceroy approved a recommendation for creation of the bishopric. The bishopric was formally established in 1855.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, decrees, and a map relating to the establishment a bishopric in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Manuscript number G254, dated 1792, consists of an unsigned formal petition to the King of Spain setting forth need for the establishment of a bishopric in San Luis Potosí and requesting financial assistance for the same. Manuscript number G292, dated 1800-1805, contains letters which convey a cedula from the King of Spain ordering consideration of the establishment of the bishopric; letters and reports responding to the order; and a map of the proposed boundaries of the bishopric.


 

Arrangement

Arranged by García Collection manuscript numbers.

Index Terms

Subjects
Catholic Church. Diocese of San Luis Potosí (Mexico)--History--Sources.
San Luis Potosí (Mexico : State)--Church history--Sources.
Dioceses--Mexico--San Luis Potosí (State)--History--Sources.

Related Material

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


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Obispado de San Luis Potosí : Documents Pertaining to its Establishment, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Acquisitions Information

The collection forms part of the Genaro García Collection, which was purchased by the University of Texas in 1921 from the heirs of Genaro García.

Processing Information

The papers were described by the Benson's Mexican Archives Project in October 1994.

Finding aid initially prepared by the Mexican Archives Project, January 10, 1995.

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.


Item List

 

G254
Letter from the Ayuntamiento de San Luis Potosí to the King of Spain 1792




 

G2921.
Letter from the viceregal secretariat at Mexico, transmitting to the fiscal de lo civil, F.X. Borbon, copy of cédula of the king, ordering consideration of establishment of bishopric of San Luis Potosí. May 1800




 

2.
Fr. X. Borbon, fiscal to Miguel Bachiller y Mena, asesor general, Mexico, transmitting No. 1. Sept. 1800




 

3.
M. Bachiller y Mena, asesor general, to Lorenzo Hernández de Alva, fiscal de real hacienda, Mexico, transmitting No. 1. Oct. 1800




 

4.
Decision of Alva, advising a report from the bishops of Mexico, Guadalajara, and Valladolid on the matter. Nov. 1800




 

5.
M. Bachiller y Mena to viceroy, requesting the reports from the various bishops. Mexico. Approved by viceroy. Jan. 1801




 

6.
Copy of letter sent to bishops, above cited, requesting their opinion on formation of three new bishoprics, San Luis Potosí, Acapulco, and Veracruz. Rubric of Bachiller.




 

7.
Copy of letter sent to cabildo of cathedral of Puebla, Valladolid, Guadalajara, and Mexico. Jan. 1801




 

8.
Reply of cabildo of Mexico to viceroy. Jan. 1801




 

9.
Reply from Antonio de San Miguel, bishop of Michoacán, acknowledging receipt of No. 6. Jan. 1801




 

10.
Idem from Juan Cruz de Cabañas, bishop of Guadalajara. Jan. 1801




 

11.
Idem from cabildo of Guadalajara. Jan. 1801




 

12.
Idem from cabildo of Valladolid. Jan. 1801




 

13.
Certified copy of cédula of the king, dated Sept. 13, 1803, ordering that responses of bishops be expedited. Followed by viceroy's decree. Jan. 1804




 

14.
Ambrosio Zagarzurieta, fiscal de lo civil, to viceroy. Approved by viceroy. Jan. 1804




 

15.
Copy of letter to intendents of Guadalajara, Valladolid, and San Luis asking expressions on proposed bishoprics. Apr. 1804




 

16.
Copy of letter to cabildo of Mexico, Guadalajara, and Valladolid asking consideration of question referred in 1801.




 

17.
Idem to bishops of Guadalajara and Valladolid. Apr. 1804




 

18.
Idem to archbishop of Mexico. Apr. 1804




 

19.
Reply of Francisco X. Lizana y Beaumont to viceroy. Apr. 1804




 

20.
Reply from secretary of intendent, José Ignacio Velez, acknowledging receipt of No. 15. San Luis Potosí. May 1804




 

21.
Idem from Antonio de San Miguel; Valladolid. May 1804




 

22.
Idem from Intendent of Valladolid, Felipe Díaz de Hortega. May 1804




 

23.
Idem from Joseph Fernando Abascal, intendent of Guadalajara. May 1804




 

24.
Idem from Juan Cruz de Cabañas, bishop of Guadalajara. May 1804




 

25.
Report in favor of proposal from Juan Cruz de Cabañas. May 1804




 

26.
Map showing proposed bishoprics.




 

27.
Report of José Ig. Velez, San Luis Potosí. May 1804




 

28.
Certified copy of report of cabildo of Mexico, signed by Ramón Murquez. May 1804




 

29.
Report of dean and cabildo of cathedral of Mexico. May 1804




 

30.
Idem from cathedral of Guadalajara. June 1804




 

31.
Idem of archbishop of Mexico, Lizana y Beaumont. June 1804




 

32.
Idem of intendent of Valladolid, Felipe Diáz de Ortega. June 1804




 

33.
Idem from intendent of Guadalajara, Joseph Fernando Abascal. Aug. 1804




 

34.
Copy of another demand for reply from cabildo of Valladolid, Mexico. Jan. 1805




 

35.
Certified copy of reply of bishop of Valladolid, left unfinished at his death in 1804. Valladolid. Feb. 1805




 

36.
Reply acknowledging receipt of No. 34. Valladolid. Feb. 1805




 

37.
Reply of cabildo of cathedral of Valladolid. Feb. 1805




 

38.
Fr. X. Borbon, fiscal de lo civil, to viceroy, recommending establishment of bishopric of San Luis Potosí. Approved by viceroy. Mar. 1805




 

39.
Copy of letter to archbishop of Mexico ordering report on income from diezmos in proposed new bishopric. Mar. 1805




 

40.
Reply of Francisco Xavier Lizana y Beaumont to viceroy. Mar. 1805