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[Letter from John W. Stanford to Maury Maverick, Jr., June 28, 1964]

Description: Letter from John W. Stanford to Maury Maverick, Jr. congratulating and thanking Maverick for his contributions to the petition for the writ of certiorari in Stanford's case. Stanford also discusses the upcoming Supreme Court hearing of his case and expresses his wish that Maverick argue the case for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Date: June 28, 1064
Creator: Stanford, John W., Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of Mario Marcel Salas

[Spanish] Florida.

Description: Map shows late seventeenth century geographical misconception of Spanish Florida territory in North America. Appalachian Mountain range, two lakes, and numerous rivers of the Mississippi basin are depicted. Relief shown pictorially. No scale provided.
Date: 1678
Creator: Duval, Pierre
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

La riviere de Missisipi, et ses environs, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale.

Description: Map shows south eastern portion of the North America continent including Lake Erie in the north east, a portion of Virginia to the east, the Florida peninsula, the Mississippi River to "les Illinois," the Gulf of Mexico, and portions of Cuba and the Bahamas, "Nouvelle Espagne" [New Spain] and "Nouveau Mexique" [New Mexico]; areas of Native American habitation, major roads or trails, and settlements. Includes notes and population statistics. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Scale not given.
Date: 1715
Creator: Fer, Nicolas de, 1646-1720
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

A map of the British empire in America : with the French, Spanish and the Dutch settlements adjacent thereto.

Description: Map is one of four sheets by Popple that depict the geography, settlements, and political borders in mid-nineteenth century North America and South America. This sheet shows southern Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Mexico, Yucatan, Guatimala, Darien [Panama], and most of Cuba. Relief shown pictorially. No scale indicated.
Date: 1733?
Creator: Popple, Henry, d. 1743
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Regni Mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae, Ludovicianae, N. Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae, Pensylvaniae, necnon insvlarvm archipelagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali..

Description: Map shows cities, towns, and geographical details of Mexico, the West Indies, and Florida as known during the late eighteenth century. Includes historical notes. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:1,000,000].
Date: [1759..1784]
Creator: Homann, Johann Baptist, 1663-1724
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mappa Geographica Regionen Mexicanam et Floridam Terrague adjacentes: ut et Anteriores Americæ Insulas, Cursus itidem et reditus Navigantium versus flumen Missisipi et alias Colonias of ocidos ponens.

Description: Map shows cities, towns, and geographical details of Mexico, the West Indies, and Florida as known during the mid-eighteenth century. Insets: "Bahia Portus Belli," "Tractus bahiæ et civitatis Havana" (ca.1:135,000), "Tractus civitatis Carthagena Castel ejus" (ca 1: 125,000), and "La vera cruz" (ca. 1:86,000). Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1: 9,350,000].
Date: 1760?
Creator: Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1717-1777
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Carte reduite des costes de la Louisiane et de la Floride.

Description: Map shows coastline of French Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico west of the Trinity River from a point labeled "Baye St. Louis ou de St. Bernard," and to the east to include the Florida peninsula and Atlantic coast of Florida [as Islands] ; part of the Bahamas and Cuba; islands and sailing routes through the Mississippi River delta on inset. Relief shown pictorially and depths shown by soundings. Inset: Carte des embouchures du fleuve St. Louis [Map of the mouth of Mississippi River]. Scale [ca. 1:2,500,000].
Date: 1764
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Suite du cours du fleuve St. Louis depuis la rivière d'Iberville jusq'à celle des Yasous, et les parties connues de la Rivière Rouge et la Rivière Noire.

Description: Map shows the course of the Lower Mississippi River and its tributaries. Includes "Remarques sur la Rivière Rouge" [Notes on the Red River]. Inset: "Carte de l'establissement françois sur la Rivière Rouge" [Map of a French settlement on the Red River]. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:830,000].
Date: 1764
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Royal Decrees Concerning a Book and Gambling]

Description: Manuscript of a royal decree concerning the book about Regicide and Tyrranicide written by Fray Vicente Mas de Casaballs of the Order of Predicant friars; according to the decree this ideology must be stamped out, all teachers and students must observe section 15 of the Council of Constance. Included at the end is a torn, and stained bando, covered in tape against gambling and a request that all officials see to it that it is obeyed.
Date: 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Orders from the King Dispersed by the Marques de Croix]

Description: Orders from King Charles III to Bishops, and other members of the Church, to preach and practice respect for the Crown, the family, and all government officials. The orders, distributed in New Spain by Viceroy Marques de Croix, also call for them to limit activities to religious ones.
Date: July 22, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Full Report on the Death of Maria Garcia]

Description: Report on the death of Maria Garcia, whether a suicide or murder. Garcia, found hanged, and her cadaver was placed in the public square, is the wife of Felix Basquez. The report contains details on the investigation that determined she committed suicide.
Date: July 31, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Letter from Juan Fernando de Palacio to José Martínez de Sotomayor, August 31, 1768]

Description: Letter from Juan Fernando de Palacio, Governor of Nuevo Santander, to Joseph Martinez de Soto Mayor, Alcalde de Laredo. Palacio acknowledges that he received the letters from de Soto Mayor concerning a woman who hanged herself, but the documents concerning the case should be kept in the Alcalde's file; de Palacio says that de Soto Mayor should continue raising funds for the Church.
Date: August 31, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Decree Prohibiting Unlawful Manufacturing of Gunpowder]

Description: Decree from the Marques de Croix prohibiting, without royal permit, the manufacturing or sale of gunpowder. Also included are the penalties to be administered for those guilty of dealing in its contraband. This decree includes both printed text and pieces of paper with tape around the edges containing hand written text.
Date: September 27, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Printed Edict from the Marques de Croix]

Description: Printed edict from the Marques de Croix to the Justicia de Laredo informing him, and the other parish priests and magistrates, of the importance of teaching Indians the Spanish language so that they can be taught Christianity.
Date: October 10, 1769
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library