196 Texas HIistorical Association Quarterly.
SOME MATERIALS FOR SOUTHWESTERN HISTORY IN
THE ARCHIVO GENERAL DE MEXICO, II.'
IDERBERT EUGENE BOLTON.
In the first article of this series I described some manuscript ma-
terials bearing on the Southwest encountered in an examination of
thirty volumes2 of Secci6n de Historia of the Archivo General de
Mexico. During the past summer I continued the examination, in-
cidentally to another task, through the remainder of the section,
with the exception of two groups, one entitled Viages, comprising
volumes 63-6," inclusive, and the other entitled Tropa, made up
of some twenty volumes. A general examination was also made of
the sections relating to Misiones and Provincias Internas, and a
description of the materials in the latter section was begun. The
attention given to these two sections was sufficient to ascertain the
facts that the one on Provincias Internas is very rich in Southwest-
ern history material, while that on Misiones contains less than one
would naturally expect to find in it.
My search this time was primarily for materials on Texas rather
than on the Southwest in general, and only documents of this
class will be mentioned here. The examination was detailed
enough only to note the documents dealing specifically and largely
with Texas. Therefore it is not improbable that there is in the
volumes examined a considerable amount of material on the sub-
ject not here noted, included in papers of a general nature, those,
for example, relating to all the Provincias Internas, or to a whole
group of missions. The materials that I found are indicated here
with the hope that the information may facilitate the work of
other students in finding desired sources in this vast collection-
a task enhanced by the marked lack of a systematic and intelligent
arrangement of the manuscripts it contains.
'See THE QUARTERLY for October, 1902.
2Volumes 33 to 62, inclusive. Volume 100 was referred to in a general
way, but it will be described more in detail here.
sThese were examined carefully enough only to discover that they con-
tain sufficient Southwestern material to warrant further attention.
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