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Britton Hispanic Texana Collection

Identifier: THR/01/2014.s048

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an original manuscript from the era of the Spanish conquest in Spanish Americain 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.


  • Creation: 1546 - 1877

Conditions Governing Use

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. Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department torequest permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.


1 boxes

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian



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.


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

Shaneil Snipe
Language of description
Script of description
This collection was purchased and donated by James L. Britton, III.

Repository Details

Part of the Thomason Special Collections & SHSU University Archives Repository

1830 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville TX 77341 US