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Chiapas Collection, 1723-1927 | The Latin American Library at Tulane

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Collection Overview

Title: Chiapas Collection, 1723-1927Add to your cart.

ID: Manuscripts/Collection 33

Extent: 420.0 Items

Arrangement: 21 Hollinger boxes and 2 oversize folders

Date Acquired: 10/01/1981

Scope and Contents of the Materials

1723-1927. 420 documents from Chiapas, Mexico, and Guatemala, largely collected by Flavio A. Paniagua: 18th and 19th century manuscripts, printed ephemera, and 44 bound volumes of 19th and 20th century laws and decrees, statistics, and newspapers. It includes documentation on the founding of Salto de Agua, the conversion of the Lacandón Indians, a Chamula Indian uprising, folk medicine, and church and political affairs.

The Chiapas Collection consists of over 400 documents relating to Chiapas, Mexico, purchased or acquired over a period of years from several sources. Documents previously identified as the Paniagua Collection, the Chiapas Area Collection or the Aram Collection are now assembled here into one expanded collection.

The principal collector was Flavio Antonio de Paniagua, a Chiapas lawyer, whom Frans Blom, the director of the Middle American Research Institute, met on a field expedition in 1925. After Paniagua's death David W. Aram acquired his entire collection of political, religious, and historic materials, and in 1934 the M.A.R.I. purchased those items dealing with Chiapas. They form the main body of the collection. Various acquisitions had been made during field expeditions and purchases of other Chiapas documents were later made from Aram. The individual provenance of each document is identified according to the following legend:

Certain items from these purchases do not relate directly to Chiapas and have been places inother collections, their provenance recorded in the source file and on accession sheets. News papers of Mexico, which were part of Aram purchases of 1939 and 1949, have been added to the newspaper collection. The documents include legal papers, Reales Cédulas, Reales provisiones, decrees, inventories, reports, censuses, bills of sale, correpondence, public notices, or broadsides, accounts, declarations of independence, music, pastoral letters, and other church papers, appointments, speeches, newspapers, periodicals, land claims, tax receipts, military reports and orders, rules, maps, labor contracts, statistics and other similar items. Documents fall into three main categories of:  Manuscripts 1723-1916, Printed ephemera 1779-1927, and Bound volumes 1813-1911. They are arranged in chronological order within each category. A partial calendar, which follows, has been prepared for all items.

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Repository: The Latin American Library at Tulane

Access Restrictions: Open to the public. No known restrictions.


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<p class="mainnav"> II. Printed Ephemera, 1770-1927.

Documents of printed ephemera contain much information about the politics and governemnt of Chiapas in the years following independence, about pronunciamientos, revolts, military actions, laws, public announcements, election, statistics, and taxes. Some documents deal with schools and education and also with hospitals and haciendas. There are a number of issues of newspapers, particularly those relating to Bishop Orozco and his controversy with the people of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

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1884, Jan 28-June 22. Collection of federal laws dealing with various fiscal matters, imports, taxes, nickel money, etc. including a pamphlet listing the taxes on specific items. These laws have been published in Chiapas as ordered by the Governor. 22 leaves 4º; 12 leaves 8º. (Amram 1939).
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1885, Sep 16. Speech by governor Jose Maria Ramirez before the Congress of Chiapas on the general situation in the state, which is described in optimistic terms. He mentions the participation of Chiapas in the Exposicion Universal in New Orleans. 2 leaves 4º. (Paniagua).
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1885, Sept 16. Response to the above speech by Ramirez made by the President of the Legislature, Mariano Balboa. 1 lef 4º. (Paniagua).
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[1885]. Collection of speeches delivered before the 14th Legislature of the state of Chiapas in both ordinary and special sessions by the governor, Jose Maria Ramirez, the President of the Legislature, and by the interim governor, Adrian Culebro. 20 leaves 4º. (Paniagua).
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1886. May 31. Third pastoral letter of Miguel Mariano Luque y Ayerdi, Bishop of Chiapas, which includes an encyclical by Pope Leo XIII. 72 pages. (Paniagua).
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1887, May-June. Pages 3 and 4 of the Periodico Oficial of Chiapas which contains an account by Teofilo Grantes of the death of Joaquin Miguel Gutierrez in 1838. 2 pages. (Paniagua).
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1888, Sept 13. Broadside in red, green and white tissue paper anuoncing a patriotic celebration in San Cristóbal in honor of Mexican Independence. 1 leaf oversize. (Matilda Geddings Gray).
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n.d. [c.a. 1888] Fourth pastoral letter of Miguel Mariano Luque y Ayerdi, Bishop of Chiapas, relative to the approaching coronation of the Virgin of Guadalupe. 24 pages. (Paniagua).
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1889, July 10. Chart ordered compiled by Governor of Chiapas, Manuel Carrascosas, which lists the towns of the state and the distances between them and the capital. Very fragile. 1 leaf oversize. (Amarm 1949).
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1890, Apr 15. Charts which show the number and names of fincas rústicas in various departments throughout Chiapas, with name of owner, value of property and tax each 4 months. 18 leaves oversize. (Amram 1949).
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1890, July 25. Tomo VII, Num. 39 of the Periódico Oficial of Chiapas. Contains a list of the books in the Biblioteca del Instituto de Ciencias y Artes, their authors and number of volumes. 4 pages oversize. (Amram 1949).
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1890, Sept 1. "Reglamento del Casino de Chiapas" Rules for the establishment of a private club. 8 pages. (Paniagua).
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1892, Jan 12. Pamphlet in which Rosario Hernandez refutes the statement made by the ex-treasurer general of the state the previous December. 14 pages. (Amram 1949).
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1893, May 1. Broadside in which the city council of Tuxtla Gutiérrez announces the sale of public land. Five hectares will be given free to the head of poor families. Those who are occupying the land who are not poor must pay a certain amount. 1 leaf oversize. (Amram 1949).
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1898, May 15. Public announcement in which the widow of José Diego Dugelay protest the legal measures which have separated her from her daughters, deprived her of her legal rights and brought about the sale of a finca which was the inheritance of her daughters. 1 leaf oversize. (Paniagua).
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1899, Dec 19. Edict issued by the Bishop of Chiapas, Miguel Mariano Luque y Ayerdi. in San Cristóbal, which announces a special indulgence by Pope Leo XIII regarding fasting and abstinence in behalf of Latin America. 1 leaf oversize. (Amram 1949).
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n.d. [19th century]. Document which provides statistics on the route between San Cristóbal Las Casas and Salto del Agua via Chilón. 1 leaf 8º. (Paniagua).
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1902, Sept 2. Invitation by the company of the Ferrocarril Pan-Americano to an inaugural ride covering the first 50 kilimeters constructed, between Puerto Arista and Aurora. 1 leaf 8º. (Paniagua).
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1903, Sept 24. Edict by the Bishop of Chiapas, Francisco Orozco y Jimenez, calling for special religious celebration on October 12 in honor of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. 8 pages. (Amram 1949)
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1903, July 18. Collection of documents in memory of Benito Juárez including the program for ceremonies commemorating his death, arranged by the Club Liberal "Benito Juárez" in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, a poem and an essay about Juárez by Guillermo Prieto. 31 pages. (Paniagua).
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1904, July 18. Booklet titled "Juárez", published in accord with the Club Benito Juárez of Tuxtla Gutiérrez by Enrique Santibañez, who reviews the history of the church in Mexico up to the time of Juárez. 49 pages. (Paniagua).
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1904, July 18. Another copy of the booklet "Juárez". (Paniagua).
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1905, Sept 27. Invitation to the weeding of María Josefa and Arturo, the children of José Antonio Velasco, Macrina Ramírez, Abraham Aguilar and Joaquina Ruiz, to take place in San Cristóbal Las Casas. 1 leaf 4º. (Paniagua).
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1905, Oct 22. "Manifiesto" in which a German miller, Augusto F. Mix, makes a public statement to clear his name. Includes an order by the Superior Tribunal of the State which has released him from prison because of false charges. 1 leaf oversize. (Paniagua).
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1907, Sept 8. Sixth pastoral letter by Francisco Orozco y Jiménez, Bishop of Chiapas, in which he speaks of the past history of the church in Chiapas and of his planned trip to Rome. 24 pages. (Paniagua).

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