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Extent: 1.0 Boxes

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The Britton Hispanic Texana Collection is housed in one (1) flat archival box which is located in an archival fire safe. This collection is arranged in chronological order and includes items dated between 1546 and 1877. This is a created collection, purchased and donated by James L. Britton, III.

The “SHH #” is a unique code containing bracketed letters and numbers that follow the organizational pattern set during a grant funded digitization project called Texas Tides.  The first letters in the brackets represent Sam Houston State University and are followed by the item’s identifying sequence, often correlating to a collection or sub-collection as delineated during the Texas Tides digitization process as well as the item number. For example, in the SHH # structure here [SHH III:3], SHH indicates Sam Houston State University, III indicates the third sub-collection and 3 indicates the item number within sub-collection III.

Subjects: Britton, James L., III, Mexico - History, Mexico - Relations - Texas, Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876, Texas - History, Texas - History - Revolution, 1835-1836

Forms of Material: Pius IV, Pope, 1499-1565 - Manuscripts

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection was purchased and donated by James L. Britton, III.

This collection contains an original manuscript from the era of the Spanish conquest in Spanish America in 1546.  The next item is from two hundred and fifty years later – a manuscript papal document (Pius VI) with tables of the church’s revenues and additional documentation from the government in Mexico. A Royal decree from Charles IV, along with proclamations from Viceroys, Commandants and the Emperor Augustin Iturbide broaden the perspective of the collection.  The collection’s chronological progression illustrates Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain: a treaty between Spain and the U. S. regarding Texas, the fundamental law of Texas statehood as a part of Mexico, and numerous proclamations related to Texas’ struggle for independence from Mexico.  There is a collection of possible itineraries for General Woll’s invasion of Texas dated 1844, and other evidence of the preparation for war over Texas, a year prior to the outbreak of the Mexican-American War. The final item is an engraving of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in a cartouche made up of an elaborate list of titles and victories in battle.

Subject/Index Terms

Britton, James L., III
Mexico - History
Mexico - Relations - Texas
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876
Texas - History
Texas - History - Revolution, 1835-1836

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

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Preferred Citation: Britton Hispanic Texana Collection. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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Folder 1: Manuscript document from the era of Spanish Conquest, 1546Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
An original document from the era of Spanish conquest. Spanish America, manuscript document, Santiago. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:1]
Physical Description: 6 pp. 8
Folder 2: Pius VI Rare Papal proclamation addressed to citizens of New Spain, 1795 January 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
An interesting document on Royal Spanish stamped paper including tables of ecclesiastical revenues and various appendages from the Spanish government in Mexico. Text in Latin and Spanish. [SHH VII:2]
Physical Description: 22pp. 8
Folder 3: Charles IV Royal decree seeking to strengthen position with the church, 1804 January 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
CHARLES IV, Spanish King who ruled over the New World provinces including Texas, Document signed, Aranjuez. A Royal decree issued by Charles seeking to strengthen his position with the church in the Spanish New World. Text in Latin and Spanish.  [SHH VII:3]
Physical Description: 20 pp. 8
Folder 4: Don Felix Maria Calleja executive order to members of the Clergy, 1814 January 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Viceroy of New Spain who suppressed the Hidalgo-Morelos revolution to free Mexico and Texas from Spain. Broadside signed, Mexico City. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:4]
Physical Description: 2 pp.12 x 16
Folder 5: Juan Ruiz Apodaca a royal proclamation of Ferdinand VII, 1819 December 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Last Viceroy of New Spain and the last Spanish ruler over Texas. Broadside signed, Mexico. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:5]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 12 x 17
Folder 6: Augustin Iturbude first decreto as Regent urging the adoption of his "Plan de Iguala.", 1821 October 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Emperor of Mexico after independence from Spain. Broadside, Mexico City. The first decreto issued by Iturbide as Regent urging the adoption of his
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Folder 7: Augustin Iturbude announcement of Mexico independence from Spain, 1821 November 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Emperor of Mexico, Gaceta Imperial Extraordinaria de Mexico. As President of the Junta, Iturbide announces the Treaty of Cordoba and proclaims Mexican Independence from Spain. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:7]
Physical Description: 24 pp. 6 x 8
Folder 8: Adams-Onis treaty between Spain and the U.S., 1822 February 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Treaty between Spain and the U.S. renouncing the latter
Physical Description: 8 pp. 8
Folder 9: Gaspar Lopez executive order directing Alcases not to release news of the Province, 1822 March 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
First Mexican Commandant of the Eastern Provinces and of Texas.  Document signed, Monterrey. An Executive Order: No. 275, directing Alcaldes not to release news of the Province to editors for publication. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:9
Physical Description: 2 pp. 6 x 8
Folder 10: The Supreme Executive Decree, 1832 May 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mexico. Ministerio de Justicia y Negocios Eclesi
Physical Description: 1 p. 8
Folder 11: Francisco De. Arrillaga the decreto recites the deplorable condition of Texas, 1823 October 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Broadside, Mexico. The Decreto recites the deplorable condition to which the Province of Texas had been reduced by Indian depredations and relieves all imports into Texas from duties for a period of seven years.  Streeter 698A . Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:11]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Folder 12: Vincent Ramon Guerrero "Guerrero Decree" given to the Texas colonists, 1825 May 5Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
President of Mexico.  Broadside signed in type, Mexico City. The first indication given the Texas colonists that their interests were not secure under Mexican law. Text in Spanish [SHH VII:12]
Physical Description: 15 pp. 8
Folder 13: Miguel Dominguez decreto creating the State of Coahuila, 1824 May 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Broadside, Mexico City. Decreto No. 45 created the state of Coahuila and Texas but provided that when Texas attained sufficient population it would be granted separate statehood. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:13]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Folder 14: Free state governship of Tamaulipas, 1824 July 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Broadside commendation to Felipe de la Garza for his service in Padilla. Text in Spanish.          [SHH VII:14]
Physical Description: 1p. 8
Folder 15: Juan Marti de Veramendi list of contributions for the establishment of a tobacco factory, 1825 June 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Lista que Manifiesta el prestamo y Donativo Voluntario que en reales y efectos han hecho los Pueblos del Estado para el Establecimiento de la Fabrica de Tabacos de esta Capital. Folio, folded. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:15]
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Folder 16: Martin De Leon original grant for land at Bahia del Espirito Santo, 1826 November 27Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mexican Empresario and founder of Victoria, Texas.  Document signed, Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Jesus Victoria. An original De Leon grant for land at Bahia del Espirito Santo. Text in Spanish.  [SHH VII:16]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Folder 17: Jose Maria and Mendivil Tornel document to the Congress of the Union, 1827 September 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mexican Minister of War.  Oracion Pronunciada por el Coronel Jose Maria Tornel, diputado al congreso de la union aniversario de nuestra gloriosa independencia.  Mexico. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:17]
Physical Description: 23 pp. 5
Folder 18: Guadalupe Victoria warning by Mexican President to the Northern Provinces, 1828 January 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
President of the Republic of Mexico, Broadside, Mexico City, January 2, 1828.  A warning by the Mexican President against those in the Northern Provinces who conspire against independence and liberty. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:18]
Physical Description: 1 p. 8
Folder 19: Jose Guadalupe De Los Santos order for and list of Mexican troops at La Bahia, 1828 March 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Alcalde at La Bahia, document signed, La Bahia. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:19
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Folder 20: Vicente Guerrero Mexico abolishes slavery in Broadside, 1829 September 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Broadside, Mexico.  In a landmark decree, unknown to Streeter, Mexico abolishes slavery and becomes the first Western Hemisphere state to do so. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:20]
Physical Description: 1 p. 8
Folder 21: Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna Manifesto, 1829 December 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
President of Mexico, General of the Army, Broadside, Manga de Clavo. Manifesto of Santa Anna for the seizure of power after defeating the Spanish at Tampico along with the counter-manifesto of resistance. Text in Spanish.            [SHH VII:21]
Physical Description: 4 pp. 9
Folder 22: Manuel De Mier and Teran first botanical description of Texas, 1830 August 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mexican Commandant General of the Eastern Provincias Internas, Guia del Pueblo, Matamoros, the present work,
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Folder 23: Texas Petitions for Mexican Statehood, 1833 April 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photographed copy of petition of
Physical Description: 19 pp.  7
Folder 24A: Ramon Musquiz " The Musquiz Reports", 1833 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
As Political Chief of Bexar, Ramon Musquiz was the most powerful Mexican official in Texas and as such made periodic reports to the Mexican Governor on activities in the colony.  For a time he actually seemed to co-operate with the colonists and be sympathetic to the Texian cause; however, on March 6, 1836, he appeared at the seige of the Alamo under order of Santa Anna. [SHH VII:24]
Folder 24BAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Ramon Musquiz, 1833 February 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
LS, Bexar. Report No. 25 to the Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:24]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Item 2: Ramon Musquiz, 1833 February 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Document signed, Bexar. Report No. 26 to the Governor of Coahuila and Texas on activities in the Province. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:24]
Physical Description: 3 pp. 8
Item 3: Ramon Musquiz, 1833 February 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
LS, Bexar. Report No. 27 to the Governor of the state of Coahuila and Texas. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:24]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Item 4: Ramon Musquiz, 1833 March 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
LS, Bexar. Report No. 39 to the Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas.  Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:24]
Physical Description: 1 p.  8
Folder 25: A copy of the Supreme Government Gazette of Coahuila and Texas, 1834 January 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Supremo de Estado de Coahuila y Tejas, Num. 40. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:25]
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Folder 26: A copy of the Supreme Government Gazette of Coahuila and Texas, 1834 March 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Supremo de Estado de Coahuila y Tejas, Num. 48. Text in Spanish.  [SHH VII:26]
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Folder 27: Viesca Augustine decreto relating to League Grants in Texas, 1834 April 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Broadside, Monclova.  It was under the present decreto, intended to reward soldiers for the protection of citizens from hostile Indians, that S. M. Williams and others obtained their speculative grants. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:27]
Physical Description: 1 p.  8
Folder 28: Viesca Augustine executive authority to Benjami Milam, 1835 April 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas. Broadside (signed in print), Monclova.  Executive authority to BENJAMIN MILAM to clear the Colorado River, for which he was to receive exclusive navigational rights. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:28]
Physical Description: 1 p. 8
Folder 29: Jose Maria Guitierrez de Estrada decree of the Congreso Genereal, 1835 May 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Decree of the Congreso General continuing Santa Anna
Physical Description: 1p. 8
Folder 30: Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna denouncement of General Cos' defeat, 1835 December 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
President of Mexico and commanding General of the Army.  Semanario Politico del Govierno de Nuevo Leon,Vol. 1, No. 7. Political
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Folder 31: Jose Maria and Mendivil Tornel banishment for Texas prisoners, 1836 April 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Mexican Minister of war during theTexas 

Revolution. Broadside, Mexico City.  Of this historic document Streeter writes

Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Folder 32: Jose Maris and Mendivil Tornel decerto re families of the Mexican forces, 1836 July 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mexican Minister of War during the Texas Revolution. Broadside, Mexico City. The decreto announces that families of the Mexican forces captured by the Texans are to receive pay of the prisoner and sets forth the sources of the revenue. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:32]
Physical Description: 1 p. 8
Folder 33: Vicente Filisola warning the Mexican deserters of Northern Mexico, 1837 May 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mexican General who led the retreat out of Texas after the Battle of San Jacinto. Manuscript document signed, Matamoros. Filisola
Physical Description: 3 pp. 8
Folder 34: Jose Antonia Navarro deposition regarding private goods belonging to R.R. Royal, 1837 October 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Texas Mexican legislator and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Document signed, Bexar. Deposition taken by Navarro as Justice of the Court regarding private goods belonging to R.R. Royal taken as provisions
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Folder 35: Anastasio Bustamante authorizing loan of six million pesos, 1838 June 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Broadside, Mexico City (refers to the Law of January 27, 1838 authorizing a loan of six million pesos) the entry being from Dublan.  The present is a republication and expansion from Puebla dated September 14, 1838 which only authorizes four million pesos. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:35]
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Folder 36: Anastasio Bustamante military commendation to Jose Maria Duran, 1839 November 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
President of Mexico after Santa Anna
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Folder 37: Jose Maria Jesus Carvajal efforts to establish an independent Mexican Republic, 1840 January 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Texas patriot who published the Mexican Laws in English and Spanish. El Mosquito Mexicano, Mexico. An account of Sr. Carvajal
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Folder 38: Mexican Newspaper covering the events in Texas after the capture of San Antonio, 1842 July 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Semanario Politico Del Gobierno De Nuevo Leon, Mier.  Volume 3 No. 80 of this official Mexican newspaper, widely distributed in the Republic of Texas.  Much of the issue is given over to the events in Texas after the Mexican capture of San Antonio by General Vasquez the preceding March. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:38]
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Folder 39: A newspaper weekly detailing the capture of a noted cattle rustler, 1843 January 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Alcance Al Semanario n
Physical Description: 2pp. 8
Folder 40: Valentin Canalizo regulations for Staff of the army who operate in Texas, 1844Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Reglamento del Estado Mayor del Ejercito que debe operar sobre Tejas; formado por el Sr. General D. Lino J. Alcorta y aprobado por el Supremo Gobierno de la Republica.  Mexico, 1844.  Streeter 1002. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:40]
Physical Description: 12 pp.  5
Folder 41: Mexican Invasion routes Austin and Bejar, 1844 March 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Coleccion De Itinerarios Para Diferentes Puntos, De La Republica Mexicana. Ordered to be printed for the Army, Mexico. It contains the invasion routes to points in Texas, with many details on the state of the roads, etc. Only one month before, General Adrian Woll
Physical Description: 38 pp. 8
Folder 42: Luis G. Cuevas document recommending war with the U.S. as Texas agrees to annexation, 1845Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Comunicaciones Relativas a la Agregacion del Departamento de Tejas a los Estados Unidos del Norte, que ha pasado el Supremo Gobierno de la Republica a la Camara de Deputados e Iniciativas, que ha hecho con motivo de la misma agregacion.  Mexico. TExt in Spanish. [SHH VII:42]
Physical Description: 30 pp. 6
Folder 43: Dictation opinions concerning additions to agreement about a government loan, 1845Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
De Las Comisiones Primera De Hacienda Y Especial De Tejas, de la Camara de Deputados, sobre las diversas adiciones que se hicieron al acuerdo en que se autoriza al gobierno para que contrate un prestamo de quince millones.  Mexico, 1845.  Streeter 1015. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:43]
Physical Description: 9 pp. 7
Folder 44: Luis G. Cuevas broadside in which Mexico considers a peace treaty with Texas, 1845 May 17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mexican Minister of Foreign Relations.  Broadside, Mexico, May 17, 1845. Upon learning of the U.S. intention to annex Texas, the Mexican Congress agrees to consider a peace treaty with her former colony; however,  typical of the treachery prevailing in Mexico at this time, this same Congress had officially decided on war with the U.S. and Texas two weeks earlier. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:44]
Physical Description: 1p. 8
Folder 45: Juna Gonzales Cabofranco Act providing for the call-up of armed citizens, 1845 June 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Governor of Puebla. Broadside, reprinted Puebla, June 11, 1845.  The act provides for the call-up of citizens to defend national independence, arming of all forces of the army and the raising of an additional force
Physical Description: 1p. 8
Folder 46: Lewis W, Hutchins letter to James Tilly describing his impressions of Mexico, 1847 May 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Als, Camargo (Mexico).  Lewis W. Hutchins of the North Carolina Regiment of Volunteers, Company B, writes to James Tilly in Dresden, Tennessee.  His impressions of Mexico are colorful though uncomplimentary of the Mexican people. Text in English. (O.V.) [SHH VII:46]
Physical Description: 4pp. 8 x 10
Folder 47A: A collection of documents from the archive of General Jose Maria Tornel, 1832-1839Add to your cart.
A collection of documents from the archive of General Jose Maria Tornel, Mexican Minister of War during the Texas Revolution. Text in Spanish,  with the exception of Mercado in French.[SHH VII:47]
Folder 47BAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Sebastian Mercado, 1832 June 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Als, La Haye. Text in French. [SHH VII:47]
Physical Description: 3 pp. 6
Item 2: Juan Manuel Yrrifarri, 1837 October 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
LS, (Mexico City). Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:47]
Physical Description: 1 p. 8
Item 3: Jose Maria Yimenez, 1838 December 25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Als, (Mexico). Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:47]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Item 4: Francisco Javier de la Pena, 1839 January 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Als, Puebla [SHH VII:47]
Physical Description: 4 pp. 8
Item 5: Benito Quijano, 1839 July 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ciudad Victoria.  At one time, Minister of War and Navy for Mexico; named Commissioner to negotiate peace with the U. S. A. in 1847. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:47]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Item 6: Felipe Neri del Barrio, 1839 July 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
ALS, (Mexico). Minister of Guatemala in Mexico. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:47]
Physical Description: 3 pp. 8
Item 7: Raphael Marigino, 1839 September 17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Als (Mexico) [SHH VII:47]
Physical Description: 2 pp. 8
Item 8: Benito Quijano, 1848 October 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ls, Mexico.  At one time, Minister of War and Navy for Mexico; named Commissioner to negotiate peace with the U. S. A. in 1847. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:47]
Physical Description: 3 pp. 6 x 8 1/4
Folder 48: Adrian Woll broadside asserting the need for Mexican rearmament, 1853 May 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
French soldier of fortune who attained the rank of General of the Mexican Army during the Texas Revolution. Broadside signed, Santa Anna de Tamaulipas. Woll asserts the need for Mexican rearmament. Text in Spanish. [SHH VII:48]
Physical Description: 1 p. 9 x 14
Folder 49: Announcement for an upcoming fair, 1877 November 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Feria De Linares. Broadside. Linares, W. Segovia, Presidente, J. Pas, Secretario.  Announcement that the next feria will be held February 17 to March 3, 1878, and--as is customary--both local and state authorities will dictate
Physical Description: 1 p. 25 x 18
Folder 50: Engraving of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Engraving of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, presentation copy to Rev. Frances Vinton (?), D. D. signed by Santa Anna, but not dated.  Judging from the extravagant titles and lists of victories included in the cartouche around the image of Santa Anna, it was the frontispiece to a laudatory biography. Text in Spanish.[SHH VII:50]
Physical Description: 1p. 7x 9 1/8
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Folder 13: Samuel Yerger Petition, 1847 June 16Add to your cart.
[SHHVI:13] Petition for the recovery of slaves named George and John.
Physical Description: 3pp 8X12

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