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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1901-1935

Financial Documents, 1896-1935, N.d.

Government Documents, 1923-1935, N.d.

Reports, 1913-1935

The Benson Latin American Collection

Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista (Tlaxcala, Mexico) Records, 1896-1935



Descriptive Summary

Creator Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista (Tlaxcala, Mexico)
Title Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista (Tlaxcala, Mexico) Records
Dates: 1896-1935
Abstract Correspondence between hacienda owner, Manuel Sanz, and administrators, as well as financial documents, government documents, inventories, and daily reports related to the management of the pulque-producing operations of Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista in Tlaxcala, Mexico.
Accession No. 2007-24
OCLC Record No. 276308779
Extent 3 linear feet
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Construction of the Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista, located in the Altzayanca municipality in Tlaxcala, Mexico, began in the 18th century. It was owned and operated by the Sanz family, who also owned several other haciendas throughout the state of Tlaxcala and elsewhere in Mexico. During the years represented in the collection, 1896-1935, Manuel Sanz managed the Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista. Sanz lived in Mexico City and conducted the affairs of the hacienda through various administrators and employees who lived on the hacienda in Tlaxcala and oversaw the daily production.

The Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista was mainly concerned with the production and sale of pulque. Made from the fermented juice, or aguamiel, of the maguey plant, pulque is the traditional native drink of Mesoamerica. During a series of agrarian reforms in the 1930s, the government made brutal attacks on haciendas that had existed since the colonial era. In 1935, 4227 hectares were expropriated from the Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista and the hacienda ceased pulque production.

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection is comprised of correspondence between the hacienda owner and administrators, as well as financial documents, government documents, inventories, and daily reports related to the management of Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Materials date from 1896-1935 with the bulk of materials dating from 1921-1926 and 1933-1935. The collection is arranged into four series: Correspondence, Financial Documents, Government Documents, and Reports.

The first series,   Correspondence, is split into three categories. The first includes correspondence related to hacienda productive activities and financial needs directed to and from hacienda owner Manuel Sanz. The second category contains letters related to pulque production and sales from the various administrators to clients and others. The third category includes two books of correspondence, one from Manuel Sanz in 1901 and one letterpress book dated 1915-1917.

The second series,   Financial Documents, contains payroll documents, receipts of payment for shipments and for equipment and construction materials, contracts, notes, various handwritten financial reports, and other records created through the management of the hacienda.

The third series,   Government Documents, contains official and supporting documentation related to a lawsuit against Manuel Sanz. It also includes forms, state laws related to hacienda administration, and official correspondence from various government agencies.

The fourth series,   Reports, includes general inventories of the hacienda, work distribution reports, daily reports from hacienda administrators to Manuel Sanz containing information on labor, salaries, and weather, and other reports directly related to administering the daily affairs of the hacienda.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista (Tlaxcala, Mexico) Records are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Subjects (Persons)
Sanz, Manuel
Quinard, Gaspar
Montaño, Leopoldo
Escalante, Aurelio
Subjects
Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista (Tlaxcala, Mexico)--Archives
Haciendas--Mexico--Tlaxcala (state)--History--19th Century--Sources
Haciendas--Mexico--Tlaxcala (state)--History--20th Century--Sources

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Hacienda San Andrés Buenavista (Tlaxcala, Mexico) Records, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Correspondence, 1901-1935

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1 Manuel Sanz with hacienda administration, 1921-1935
1 W. Marquez, 1921-1922
Gaspar Quinard, 1921-1922
2 January 1921 - May 1921
3 June 1921 - December 1921
4 January 1922 - April 1922
5 May 1922 - September 1922
Leopoldo Montaño, 1920-1924
6 1920-1922
7 1923
8 1924
9 Jose Guadalupe Montaño, 1934
Aurelio Escalante, 1934-1935
10 March 1934 - April 1934
11 May 1934 - June 1934
12 July 1934 - December 1934
13 January 1935 - September 1935
14 Various [arranged chronologically], 1921-1934, N.d.
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2 Hacienda administration with others, 1912-1935
1 Cesáreo Vásquez, 1933
2 Carlos Peñafiel, 1934
3 Various [arranged chronologically], 1912-1935, N.d.
Corespondencia Familia M. Sanz, 14 Enero-12 Junio 1901
4 January 1901 - February 1901
5 February 1901 - April 1901
6 April 1901 - June 1901
7 Letterpress book, 1915-1917

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Financial Documents, 1896-1935, N.d.

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3 Grouped by week [left in original order], 1921-1922
1 October 1921 - November 1921
2 December 1921
3 January 1922 - March 1922
4 April 1922 - June 1922
5 July 1922
6 August 1922 - September 1922, N.d.
Payroll documents, 1921-1935
7 Daily wage lists, 1921
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4 Listas de Raya, 1933-1935
1 1933-1934
2 January 1935 - May 1935
3 June 1935 - September 1935
Receipts, 1912-1934, N.d.
4 Notas de entrada de Aguamiel 1918-1919
5 Hojas de costo 1920
6 Various receipts 1912-1934, N.d.
Buenavista, Febrero del 1922 a Diciembre 26/925
7 Cuentas de Timbre, 1925
Cuentas del libro especial de ventas de pulque
8 1925
9 1924
box folder
5 1 1923
2 1921-1922
3 Renta Federal del Timbre 1923
4 Notebook, Ingresos y Egresos, 1925
5 Various, 1896-1935
Balance sheets, 1896-1934
Cuenta General del Déficit, 1934
Adeudos por rayas, 1933
Various accounts, 1914-1934, N.d.
Corte de Caja, 1933-1934
Relación de Egresos, 1933-1934
Lista de aceedores de la Hacienda, 1934
Importe de Rayas, 1934-1935
6 Contracts, 1909, N.d.

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Government Documents, 1923-1935, N.d.

box folder
5 7 Official documents, 1923-1935, N.d.
Correspondence, 1923-1935, N.d.
Circulars, statements, 1923-1935,N.d.
Forms, N.d.
Ley General de Haciendas para el Estado de Tlaxcala, 1934
8 Court case, 1933-1935
Incident accounts, 1933-1934, N.d.
Includes some payroll lists and hacienda correspondence
9 Correspondence, 1935, N.d.
Official documents, 1934, N.d.
Financial documents, 1934

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Reports, 1913-1935

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5 General inventories, 1913-1935
10 1913-1917
11 1922-1926, 1935, N.d.
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6 Distribución de Trabajo, 1925-1927
Contains Distribución de trabajo, Registro del productor, and Estado de durmientes, clavos, tornillos reports
1 September 1926 – January 1927
2 June 1925 – August 1926
3 June 1926 – December 1926
4 April 1925 – May 1926
Daily Reports
5 March 1934 – April 1934
6 May 1934 – June 1934
7 July 1934 – October 1934
8 January 1935 – February 1935
9 March 1935 – April 1935
10 May 1935 – June 1935
11 July 1935
12 August 1935 – September 1935
13 Various hacienda reports, 1923-1935
14 Notes, 1921-1934, N.d.

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