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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Valentín Gómez Farías, 1820-1990 (bulk 1820-1861)

Benito Gómez Farías, 1841-1918

María Luisa Gómez Farías de Dehesa and Ramón Dehesa, 1894-1972

Valentina Dehesa Gómez Farías de Montalvo, 1922-1986

Various Correspondence, 1820-1949

Collected Materials, 1807-1959

The Benson Latin American Collection

Gómez Farías Family Papers, 1807-1990



Descriptive Summary

Creator Gómez Farías Family
Title Gómez Farías Family Papers
Dates: 1807-1990
Abstract Personal papers of Mexican statesman Valentín Gómez Farías and his descendants. Materials include correspondence, financial documents, business records, legal and official documents, printed material, and maps from several generations of the Gómez Farías Family.
Accession No. 2005-40
OCLC Record No. 312182488
Extent 6 linear feet
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in 1781 in Guadalajara, Valentín Gómez Farías practiced medicine in Aguascalientes before being elected vice-president under Antonio López de Santa Anna in 1833. In 1833, 1834, 1846, and 1847, he served intermittently as interim president in Santa Anna's absence. Valentín led the movement known as the First Reform, which attempted to diminish the power of the church in civil affairs and to establish public education and other reforms. In 1850, he ran unsuccessfully for the presidency of Mexico. After the rebellion of Ayutla succeeded in overthrowing Santa Anna definitively in 1855, Valentín was elected again to the Congress. Valentín died 1858 in Mexico City.

Valentín married Isabel Lopez in 1817 and together they had four children. His son Benito Gómez Farías was born in 1828. Like his father, Benito was involved with politics and government. Benito spent much of his adult life abroad, especially in London where he served as his father’s business agent and then with the Mexican diplomatic legation there. In 1891, Porfirio Díaz appointed Benito Minister of Finance. Benito returned to the Mexican Consulate in London as Ambassador and Plenipotentiary Minister from 1892-1893, then was appointed to Secretary of the Treasury and Public Finance from 1893-94. Benito also served for a time as a Senator. He moved his family to the Hacienda El Molina de Pedreguera (also called San Roque) in Xalapa, Veracruz, in 1905. Benito died in 1914.

María Luisa Gómez Farías was the youngest of the six children of Benito Gómez Farías and María de la Concepción Cañedo. Born in 1880, María Luisa married Ramón Dehesa, son of Veracruz governor Teodoro Dehesa, in 1911. She inherited the Hacienda El Molino de Pedreguera from her parents.

The youngest of five daughters of María Luisa and Ramón, Valentina Dehesa Gómez Farías, was born in 1918. She devoted most of her life to the reconstruction and maintenance of the Hacienda El Molino de Pedreguera, which she inherited from her parents. Valentina died in 2005.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection is comprised of the personal papers of Mexican statesman Valentín Gómez Farías and his descendants. Materials date from 1807-1990 and include correspondence, financial documents, business records, legal and official documents, printed material, and maps from several generations of the Gómez Farías Family. The collection measures 6 linear feet and is comprised of 6 subgroups: Valentín Gómez Farías, Benito Gómez Farías, María Luisa Gómez Farías de Dehesa and Ramón Dehesa, Valentina Dehesa Gómez Farías de Montalvo, Various Correspondence, and Collected Materials.

The first four subgroups correspond to four successive generations of the Gómez Farías Family. The first subgroup contains the records of   Valentín Gómez Farías. The records include personal and biographical information, correspondence, financial documents, and legal and official documents that date from 1820-1990, with the bulk of the records dating from 1820-1861. The correspondence in this subgroup is mostly between Valentín and his family.

Comprising the bulk of the collection, subgroup two contains the records of   Benito Gómez Farías. It consists of personal and biographical information, correspondence between Benito and his family as well as between Benito and his business and political associates, financial documents, legal and official documents, and collected materials.

The third subgroup includes the records of   María Luisa Gómez Farías de Dehesa and Ramón Dehesa. Along with personal and biographical information, correspondence, financial documents, and legal and official documents, this subgroup contains records related to Hacienda El Molino de Pedreguera. The bulk of the records from El Molino de Pedreguera relate to María Luisa and Ramón, though the series also contains records from both Benito Gómez Farías, who purchased the property in 1890, and Valentina Dehesa Gómez Farías de Montalvo.

The fourth subgroup consists of the records of   Valentina Dehesa Gómez Farías de Montalvo. It includes personal and biographical information, personal correspondence, and legal and official documents.

  Various Correspondence, the fifth subgroup, contains collected correspondence and correspondence with incomplete sender and/or recipient information. Letters are arranged alphabetically by sender or by recipient if no sender information is available. Letters lacking both sender and recipient information are organized chronologically.

The   Collected Materials in subgroup six include awards and recognitions, financial documents, legal and official documents, and printed material not related to the Gómez Farías family.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Gómez Farías Family papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Subjects (Persons)
Gómez Farías, Valentín, 1781-1858--Archives.
Gómez Farías, Benito--Archives.
Gómez Farías de Dehesa, María Luisa--Archives.
Dehesa, Ramón--Archives.
Dehesa Gómez Farías de Montalvo, Valentina--Archives.
Gómez Farías family--Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Hacienda El Molino de Pedreguera--Sources.
Places
Mexico--Politics and government--1821-1861--Sources.
Mexico--Politics and government--1867-1910--Sources.
Mexico--History--19th Century--Sources.
Veracruz (Mexico: State)--Sources.
Correspondents
Díaz, Porfirio, 1830-1915
Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876
Dehesa, Teodoro A., 1848-1936
Comonfort, Ignacio, 1812-1863
Mora, José María Luis, 1794-1850
Urrea, José, 1797-1849
Doblado, Manuel, 1818-1865
Dublán, Manuel, 1830?-1891
Lerdo de Tejada, Sebastián, 1823-1889
Robles Pezuela, Manuel, 1817-1862
Uraga Lopez, José, 1814-1885
Avila Camacho, Manuel, 1897-1955

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Related Material

Additional materials related to the Gómez Farías family can be found in the Valentín Gómez Farías Collection, also located at the Benson Latin American Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Gómez Farías Family papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Valentín Gómez Farías, 1820-1990 (bulk 1820-1861)

box folder
1 1 Personal and Biographical Information, 1925-1990, N.d.
Correspondence, 1820-1856
Gómez Farías, Benito [son]
2 1840-1848
3 1849-1852
4 1853-55, N.d., incomplete
5 Gómez Farías, Casimiro [son], 1847-1856
6 Gómez Farías, Fermín [son], 1839-1856
7 Gómez Farías de Uhink, Ignacia [daughter], 1847-1849
8 López de Gómez Farías, Isabel [wife], 1841, N.d.
Isabel with others 1837-1848
9 Maguibel, Francisco Modesto de, 1841-1847
10 Mora, José María Luis, 1849-1850
José with others, 1832-1850
11 Urrea, José with others, 1820-1840
Various
12 A-F, 1838-1856
13 G-Z, 1828-1856
14 Initials only, no sender, or sender illegible, [chronological] 1839-1850
15 Financial Documents, 1841-1857
16 Legal and Official Documents, 1832-1861

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Benito Gómez Farías, 1841-1918

box folder
2 1 Personal and Biographical Information, 1853-1914
2 Diary, 1892
Correspondence, 1841-1913
3 Ansoátegui, José de, 1890
4 Arango y Escandón, Alejandro, 1853-1854
5 Arrangoiz, Francisco de, 1849-1854
6 Bates, Jamison and Company, 1851-1854
7 Bates, Stokes and Company, 1851-1855
8 Bates, William, 1849-1851
9 Bussy, M.P., 1851
10 Butcher, David F., 1909
11 Camacho, Luis, 1887-1890
Luis with others, 1889-1903
12 Cañedo, Anastasio [father-in-law], 1862-1869
Anastasio with others, 1842-1852
13 Cañedo de Gómez Farías, Concepción [wife], 1853-1912
14 Concepción with others, 1848-1911
15 Comonfort, Ignacio, 1856
16 Compañía de Minas del Real del Monte y Pachuca, 1875-1887
17 Cortés, José, 1852-1855
18 Cortés, Josefa, 1851-1855
19 d’Aurray, Mongin [?], 1894
20 Díaz, Porfirio, 1888-1903
Porfirio with others, 1887
21 Dillon, R., 1850
22 Doblado, Manuel, 1861-1889
23 Dublan, Manuel, 1889-1890
24 Escandón, Manuel, 1851-1861, N.d.
25 Esteva, Mariano, 1853-1856
26 Fernández, Esteban, 1910
Esteban with others, 1910
27 Galindo, José, 1850-1856
28 Gómez Farías, Benito Jr. [son], 1890-1896
29 Benito Jr. with others, 1887-1892
30 Gómez Farías, Casimiro [brother], 1848-1856
31 Gómez Farías, Concepción [daughter], 1900
Concepción with others, 1887-1892
box
3 Gómez Farías, Fermín [brother]
1 1846-1862
2 1863, N.d.
3 Fermín with others, 1843-1864
4 Gómez Farías, María Luisa [daughter], 1902-1913
Gómez Farías, Valentín [father] – [see folders 1.2 – 1.4]
5 Gómez Farías, Valentín [son], 1890-1910
6 Valentín with others, 1881-1904
7 Gómez Farías, Valentina [daughter], 1875-1890
Valentina with others, 1887-1910
Gómez Farías de Uhink, Ignacia [sister]
8 1841-1854
9 1855-1889, N.d.
10 Ignacia with others, 1857-1863
11 Gonzàlez, Ángel, 1871
12 Haro y Tamariz, Antonio de, 1853-1856
13 Hidalgo, José, 1849-1855
14 Honey, Ricardo Jr., 1891-1892
15 Ignacio Ortiz y Compañía, 1910
16 Juárez, Benito, 1863-1872
17 Landero y Cos, José de, 1856
18 Lerdo de Tejada, Sebastián, 1873-1875
19 Lizardi, F. de, 1851-1864
20 Lizardi, Helena de, 1850-1854
21 Lizardi, J.J. de, 1850-1864
J.J. with others, 1851
22 Lizardi, M.J. de, 1847-1855
23 Lizardi, Manuel A. de, 1847-1855
24 Lizardi, Michael de, 1852-1855
25 Lizardi, Michel de, 1854-1855
26 Lizardi, Miguel G. de, 1850-1854
27 López de Gómez Farías, Isabel [mother], 1841-1855, N.d.
box folder
4 1 Mejía, Francisco, 1874-1875
2 Mendoza, José M., 1851-1855
3 Mexican Southern Railway Ltd., 1890-1891
4 Mier, Antonio de, 1876-1892
5 Miranda, L.A., 1891
6 Miravete, Ramón, 1861-1889
Ramón with others, 1873-1875
7 Mora, J.S. [?], 1851-1853
8 Narváez, Juana, 1851-1852
9 Nicole, Maria, 1885-1886
10 Oetling and Company / Oetling Gebrüder, 1863-1888
11 Olmos, Pedro de V., 1899-1907
12 Ortega y Fonseca, José, 1905
José with others, 1905
13 Payno, Manuel, 1851-1893
14 Price, Louis K., 1844-1856
15 Puleston, John M., 1889-1893
16 Robles Gil, Emeterio, 1885-1886
17 Robles Pezuela, Manuel, 1851-1855
18 Rufino, S.M., 1856-1869
19 Scacht, Agustin [?], 1864
20 Trust, Loan and Agency Company of Mexico, Limited, 1889-1891
21 The Trustees, Executors and Securities Insurance Corporation, Limited, 1890-1891
22 Uhink, Guillermo [nephew], 1861-1863
23 Uhink, Julio E. [nephew], 1861-1862
Uhink, Julio F. [brother-in-law]
24 1850-1861
25 1862-1863
26 Julio with others, 1855-1863
27 Uhink de Mendoza, Ignacia [niece] with others, 1910
28 Uraga, José López, 1853-1863
29 José with Antonio López de Santa Anna, 1854
30 Valle, R. del, 1850-1851
box
5 Various
1 A-D, 1848-1911
2 E-I, 1848-1910
3 J-M, 1842-1911
4 N-S, 1847-1911
5 T-Z, 1848-1911
6 Family, 1852-1910
7 First name only, 1851-1899
8 Illegible sender, 1849-1910
9 Unidentified recipient, from Benito, 1849-1890
10 Unidentified sender / initials only, 1848-1911
11 Incomplete, 1851-1894, N.d.
Letterpress books
12 Libro de Correspondencia, Testamentaria del José María Luis Mora, , 1850
13 1884-1886
box folder
6 1 1888-1889
2 1890-1892
3 1890-1891
4 1891-1894
5 1892
6 Empty envelopes, 1849-1901, N.d.
box
7 Financial Documents, 1848-1918
Accounts
1 Various, 1852-1910, N.d.
2 Consulado de Mexico en Londres, 1850
3 M.W. Edgley, 1890
4 Oetling and Company / Oetling Gebrüder, 1862-1888
Receipts
5 Various, 1851-1918
6 Testamentaria de Dr. José María Luis Mora, 1848-1853
7 Recaudaciones, 1887-1892
8 Contracts, 1889-1908
9 Notes, N.d.
Legal and Official Documents, 1851-1910
10 1851-1877
11 1885-1910
12 Colonia Gómez Farías, 1897-1901
13 Consulado de Mexico en Londres, 1850
Financial, Legal and Official Documents of Family Members, 1848-1910
14 Gómez Farías, Fermín [brother], 1848-1861
15 Gómez Farías, Valentín [son], 1890-1910
16 Uhink, Julio [brother-in-law], 1855-1862
17 Collected Materials, 1859-1910

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María Luisa Gómez Farías de Dehesa and Ramón Dehesa, 1894-1972

box folder
8 1 Personal and Biographical Information, 1912-1948
Correspondence 1897-1961
María Luisa Gómez Farías de Dehesa
2 Amigo, María Luna de, 1928
3 Ávila Camacho, Manuel, 1943-1945
4 Cañedo de Gómez Farías, Concepción [mother], 1912-1915
5 Dehesa, Ramón [husband], 1914-1948
6 Dehesa Gómez Farías, Concepción [daughter], 1926-1956
Concepción with others, 1949
7 Dehesa Gómez Farías, María Luisa [daughter], 1927-1960
8 María Luisa with others, 1918-1950
Dehesa Gómez Farías, María Teresa [daughter]
9 1940-1950
10 1951-1956, N.d.
11 María Teresa with others, 1931-1952, N.d.
12 Dehesa Gómez Farías, Valentina [daughter], 1927-1956, N.d.
13 Garcia Gómez Farías, B. [nephew], 1911-1919
B. with others, 1911
Gómez Farías, Benito [father] – [see folder 3.4]
14 Medellin Ostos, Octavio, 1946-1947
Various
15 Family, 1902-1954
16 A-U, 1911-1961
17 Unknown recipient – family, 1941-1953, N.d.
18 First name only or unknown sender / recipient, 1910-1960
box
9 Ramón Dehesa
1 Amigo, María Luna de, 1928-1930
2 Arroyo, Eulogio, 1911-1930
3 Arroyo Sánchez, Miguel, 1923-1927
4 Asociación Mexicana de la Cruz Roja, 1925-1926
5 Bouchez, Guillermo, 1930
6 Dehesa, Raul [brother], 1926-1939
7 Dehesa, Teodoro A. [father], 1911-1935
box folder
8 8 Teodoro with others [chronological order], 1897-1926
box folder
9 9 Dehesa Gómez Farías, María Luisa [daughter], 1939-1944
10 Dehesa Gómez Farías, María Teresa [daughter], 1918-1944
11 Dehesa Gómez Farías, Valentina [daughter], 1926-1944
12 Esteva, Ignacio A., 1912-1932
13 Esteva, Josefina, 1932
Gómez Farías de Dehesa, María Luisa [wife] – [see folder 8.5]
14 Gutiérrez-Zamora, Ignacio, 1926
15 Izazola, José I., 1911
16 Lainé, Juan, 1925-1926
17 Medellín Ostos, Octavio, 1936-1947
18 Vásquez Velo, Gonzalo, 1930-1933
Various
19 Family, 1911-1945
20 A-L, 1911-1945
box folder
8 21 M-Z, 1911-1953
22 First name only, illegible, and no sender / recipient, 1911-1945, N.d.
box
9 Ordered Correspondence [original order maintained]
23 1 of 2, 1925-1934
24 2 of 2, 1923-1934
box
10 Financial Documents, 1911-1956
1 Receipts, 1911-1956
Accounts
2 Various, 1911-1956
3 Banco Nacional de Mexico, 1953-1954
4 Contracts, 1919-1944
5 Legal and Official Documents, 1911-1950
Molino de Pedreguera, 1894-1972
6 General information, 1935-1954, N.d.
7 Correspondence, 1910-1945
Financial Documents
Memoria de Cuentas
8 1907-March 1910
9 April 1910-1911
10 Tax documents, 1911-1947
11 Account book, 1926-1927
12 Contracts, 1948-1969
13 Various, 1902-1937
box
11 Legal and Official Documents
1 1894-1932
2 1933-1972, N.d.
3 Printed Material, 1948, 1991
4 Notes, N.d.
Subsidiaries
5 Barrio de la Luz, 1932-1945
6 Las Papas, 1931-1945
7 El Paraje, 1934-1935
box folder
DR 46 1 Maps, 1894-1952, N.d.

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Valentina Dehesa Gómez Farías de Montalvo, 1922-1986

box folder
11 8 Personal and Biographical Information, 1937-1953
Correspondence, 1922-1955
9 Daniels, Daniel H., 1949-1954, N.d.
10 Dehesa Gómez Farías, María Teresa [sister], 1922-1953
Gómez Farías de Dehesa, María Luisa [mother] – [see folder 8.12]
11 Montalvo, Daniel F., 1947-1953
12 Montalvo, Enriqueta de [mother-in-law], 1945-1954
13 Montalvo, Miguel A. [father-in-law], 1947-1953
14 Montalvo, Rene [husband], 1947-1953
Various
15 Family, 1945-1960
16 Others, 1926-1955
17 Legal and Official Documents, 1963-1986

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Various Correspondence, 1820-1949

box folder
12 1 Other correspondents [alphabetical by sender], 1830-1942
2 No recipient [alphabetical by sender], 1833-1949
3 No recipient, sender first name only [alphabetical by sender], 1860-1911
4 No recipient, sender illegible [alphabetical by sender], 1842-1890
5 No sender [alphabetical by recipient], 1820-1939
6 No sender or recipient [chronological], 1837-1941, N.d.

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Collected Materials, 1807-1959

box folder
12 7 Cañedo, Anastasio – diploma, 1852
8 Dehesa, Teodoro – newsletter dedicated to, 1909
9 Diaz, Porfirio – book presented to, 1909
Financial Documents 1847-1926
10 Receipts, 1847-1911
11 Accounts, 1847-1926
12 Notes, 1851-1864, N.d.
Legal and Official Documents, 1807-1943
13 1807-1876
14 1881-1943, N.d.
box
13 Printed Material, 1839-1959
1 Book, Curso de Historia, 1861
2 Book, States of Mexico, San Luis Potosi and Hidalgo 1893
3 Clippings, 1839-1959, N.d.
4 Diaries and notebooks [unidentified authors], 1871-1901, N.d.
Pamphlets
5 1849-1872
6 1873-1924, N.d.
7 Sheet music, N.d.
8 Sketches of vertical engine, N.d.
9 Various, 1856-1956, N.d.
box folder
12 10 Various, 1833-1892
box folder
11 18 Fragile originals [photocopies in collection], 1841-1890

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