The Benson Latin American Collection

Teódulo Ramírez Papers, 1877-1952, 1997



Descriptive Summary

Creator Ramírez, Teódulo, 1865-1924
Title Teódulo Ramírez Papers
Dates: 1877-1952, 1997
Abstract Personal papers, including correspondence, military documents, and photographs, documenting the military career and life of Coronel Teódulo Ramírez.
Accession No. 2000-04
OCLC Record No.
Extent 3 linear inches
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Teódulo Ramírez was born on February 17, 1865, in Ciudad Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico. His parents were Manuel Ramírez Gutiérrez and Teresa Vela Benavides. Raised in Ciudad Guerrero, Teódulo as a young man divided his time between that city and the family ranch of Ramireño in Zapata County, Texas. In 1894 he married María del Refugio Benavides. After María Benavides de Ramírez’s death in 1917, Ramírez married Laurencia Martínez in 1921.

In 1913 Teódulo Ramírez joined the armed forces to fight in the Mexican Revolution. He quickly attained the rank of Coronel. In Tamaulipas, Ramírez fought with the “Brigada Caballero,” the forces of General Luís Caballero of the 5th Division Northeast. In 1914 Ramírez also took part in the reoccupation of the Port of Veracruz with the 21st Division under the orders of General César López de Lara. He continued his military service until 1924, when he contracted a serious illness and was transferred to a military hospital in Mexico City.

Teódulo Ramírez died on November 23, 1924. Initially buried at the Panteón Español in Mexico City, his remains were transferred in 1952 according to his wishes to Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas.


Scope and Contents Note

Correspondence, military documents, photographs, biographical and financial documents, 1877-1952, 1997 (bulk 1917-1924), most in Spanish, totaling 3 linear inches, document the military career and life of Coronel Teódulo Ramírez (1865-1924). The papers are organized into two subgroups: the papers of Teódulo Ramírez, and those of his widow Laurencia Martínez de Ramírez.

The Teódulo Ramírez correspondence is generally formal in nature, and includes letters to and from military figures in the Mexican Revolution, including General Luís Caballero, Emiliano Nafarrate, Gregorio Osuna, and César López de Lara. Military documents include an official military service record (1918), certificates of service, orders, and legal-style documents concerning charges of insurrection raised against Ramírez in 1919. The general historical documents include a biographical sketch of Ramirez written in 1997, and a history of the Ramírez family ranch at Ramireño.

The Laurencia Martínez de Ramírez subgroup consists mainly of correspondence documenting her attempt to receive the military dependency benefits of her deceased husband.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Teódulo Ramírez Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Ramírez, Teódulo, 1865-1924
Mexico--History--Revolution, 1910-1920
Ramireño

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Teódulo Ramírez Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

Historical, 1997, N.d.

box folder
1 1 “Brief Biography of Colonel Teódulo Ramírez” by Javier García, 1997
1 “A Brief History of Ramireño,” N.d.



 

Biographical, 1877-1924

box folder
1 2 School Award Card, 1877
2 School Writing Exercises, 1878
2 Marriage Certificate, Teódulo Ramírez and Laurencia Martínez, 1921 [copy, 1924]
2 Death Certificate and Announcements, Teódulo Ramírez, 1924



 

Correspondence, 1914-1924, N.d.

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1 3 Administrador de la Aduana, Tampico, 1917
3 Administradora de Correos, Ebano, S.L.P., 1914
3 Aguirre, — [illegible], 1917
3 Benavides, Rafael, 1917
3 Benavides de Ramírez, María del Refugio, 1915
3 Blanco, Salvador G., 1918
3 Caballero, Luís (General), 1916-1922
3 Cuellar, Adolfo, 1919
3 Domínguez, César, 1916-1922
3 Flores, Porfirio, 1916
3 García, Manuel C., 1922
3 García, Melquiades, 1919
3 General Oficial Mayor, Despacho de Guerra y Marina, 1924
3 López de Lara, César (General), 1916
4 Macias, Telesforo, 1922
4 Martínez, Arcadio, 1917
4 Martínez, Ascensión, 1915-1917
4 Martínez, Jorge, 1924
4 Martínez, Rafaela, 1918
4 Martínez de Ramírez, Laurencia, 1924
4 Nafarrate, Emiliano P. (General), 1916-1917
4 Navarro, Tristan, 1917
4 Osuna, Gregorio (General), 1917-1920
4 Ramírez, Primitivo J., 1924
4 Rodríguez, Bartolo, 1918
4 Roque, Benito, 1919
4 Texas Company of México, S.A., 1922
4 Vela Peña, Trinidad, 1922
4 Velasco, Erasmo, 1917
4 Villanueva Garza, Porfirio (Captain), 1917
4 Villasana, Benjamín (Lt. Coronel), N.d.



 

Military Documents, 1912-1924, N.d.

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1 General:
5 “Campañas y acciones de Guerra” by Teódulo Ramírez, N.d.
[fragment]
5 Military Service Record of Teódulo Ramírez, 1918
Legal and Legal-style:
5 Juzgado Instructor Militar, 1919-1920
5 General Luís Caballero, 1922
Orders:
5 To Teódulo Ramírez, 1912-1920
5 From Teódulo Ramírez, 1916
5 Other, 1916
Certificates of Service:
6 To Teódulo Ramírez, 1917-1924
6 From Teódulo Ramírez, 1917-1922
Circulars:
6 Fifth Division Brigade, 1915-1916
[multiple copies]
Various:
6 Discharge papers for Marcos López, signed by Teódulo Ramírez, 1916
[photocopy]
6 Travel permit, signed by General Gregorio Osuna, 1919
6 Request for military papers, 1922
6 Memorandum requesting transportation for the Ramírez family to visit Teódulo Ramírez in the hospital, 1924



 

Financial Documents, 1916-1924

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1 Receipts:
7 Payroll receipt, 5ª. División Brigada, Tamps., 1916
7 Secretaria de Guerra y Marina, 1922
7 Gobierno de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, 1923-1924
Invoice:
7 El Puerto de Liverpool [store], 1916



 

Various, 1916-1952

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1 8 Rental contract between Silvero Domínguez and Porfirio Ruíz, 1916
[photocopy]
8 Diagram of sites around Zócolo, México City, hand-drawn, 1917
8 Inventory of books and documents, Agencia Financiera Tamaulipas, 1917
8 Clippings, 1952
8 Music—“Marcha” por F. Aguilar, dedicada al Sr. Coronel Teódulo Ramírez, 13 de Abril [no year]



 

Photographs, 1916, N.d.

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1 9 Album with one leaf containing a portrait photograph, 2.5 x 3.5 in., of Teódulo Ramírez in military uniform, and an identification card, 5 x 6 in., with smaller version of the same portrait.
9 Photograph, 7 x 9 in., inscribed on back, “A mi buen amigo y compañero de armas el C. Coronel Teódulo Ramírez...Tampico, Sbre. 26 de 1916...El General E.P. Nafarrate”.



 

Laurencia Martínez de Ramírez, 1923-1948

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1 Correspondence, 1923-1947
10 Calles, General Plutarco Elías, President of the Republic, 1924-1925
10 Gárate, Raúl, Gobernador Provisional del Estado de Tamaulipas, 1947
10 Pagador del Ramo Civil, Secretaria de Hacienda, 1923
10 Presidencia de la República, Secretario Particular, 1927
10 Secretario de Guerra y Marina, 1925-1930
10 Velásquez, Gregorio, 1924
10 Villasana, Benjamín (Lt. Coronel), 1924
[2 copies]
10 Villasana Saldaña, Alberto, Administrador Sub-Alterno del Timbre, 1924
10 Other Correspondence, 1924-1935
Financial, 1925, 1948
11 Receipt, Secretaria de la Guerra y Marina, 1925
11 Pay Order, Tesoro General del Estado de Tamaulipas, 1948