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Author Poole, Henry W. (Henry Ward), 1825-1890. Collector.
Title Henry Ward Poole collection of Mexican documents, 1610-1857.


Description 2.7 linear feet (9 boxes)
Restricted Access Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary Collection consists of documents related mainly to Mexican civil and ecclesiastical matters. Bulk of the material concerns civil affairs and includes items such as legal and fiscal records, government documents, and military records. Ecclesiastical papers contain materials about the Spanish Inquisition, church records, and school and convent records. Also, some personal correspondence, genealogies, and documents pertaining to Peru and the Philippines.
Additional Formats Collection of Mexican documents available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biography Henry Ward Poole (1825-1890) was an American engineer, professor and collector of Mexicana. He worked as an engineer for the Mexican Pacific Coal and Iron Mining and Land Company in 1856-1857 and then returned to Mexico to teach at the College of Mines in Mexico City and amass his collection of Mexican documents.
Indexes Finding aid available in repository.
Subject Law -- Mexico.
Mexico -- History.
Mexico -- Religion.
Peru -- History.
Philippines -- History.
Added Author Charles IV, King of Spain, 1748-1819.
Domínguez, Miguel.
Iturrigaray y Aróstegui, José de, 1742-1815.
Lizana y Beaumont, Francisco Javier, 1750-1811.
Call No. MssCol 2452
Research Call Number MssCol 2452