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Louis Houck Spanish Regime Research Papers
1905
 
Extent: 0.5 linear feet.
 
Accession Number: 2002.116.
 
Abstract: Materials and notes collected by Houck for his history of the Spanish Regime in Missouri. Includes transcripts of reports on the actions of the Spanish in the Mississippi River Region from the Archivo General de Indias, as well as Houckís handwritten notes. The reports are mostly handwritten in Spanish.
 
Processed by: Amber Miranda, September 4, 2009
 
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Phone: (573) 651-2245; Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
 
Provenance: These were the notes created by Louis Houck as he researched his book The Spanish Regime in Missouri, Volumes 1 and 2, call number 977.8 H812s.
 
Citation: Houck Spanish Regime Research Papers, Louis, circa 18th century, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
 
Restrictions: None
 
Other Relevant Collections:
Records from the Spanish Regime, 1766-1805. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, MS 62-2854
 
Location of Originals: The original documents on which these notes are based are located in the Archivo General de Indias located in Seville Spain.
 
Languages: Notes are in English and Spanish
 
Historical Note [1]
 
The Archivo General de Indias retains more than 43,000 bundles, installed in eight linear miles of shelves, with some 80 million pages of original documents which contain more than three centuries of the history of an entire continent, from Tierra del Fuego up to the southern United States, in addition to the Spanish Far East, the Philippines. It is the political history and social history, economic history and philosophy, the history of the Church, and the history of art. The most varied issues occupy the interest of thousands of researchers who go through the Archive: since the discovery, exploration, and conquest of the New World, until independence, from political institutions up the history of pre-Columbian peoples, from trade to the problems of maritime traffic; missionary from the expansion until the Inquisition. The Archivo General de Indias will contribute over time to obtain the most complete and documented historical overview of the Spanish Administration of the New World, as at the time wanted to King Carlos III, the founder of the archives.
 
Scope and Content Note
 
Materials and notes collected by Houck for his history of the Spanish Regime in Missouri. Includes transcripts of reports on the actions of the Spanish in the Mississippi River Region from the Archivo General de Indias, as well as Houckís handwritten notes. The reports are mostly handwritten in Spanish. The titles of the reports listed in the Container List were supplied by Houck and are attached to the files and written in English.
 
Archivistís Note: The processing archivist has only a basic knowledge of the Spanish language. As a result some information in this finding aid may be incorrect due to mistranslation.
 
Rules or Conventions: Finding Aid prepared using DACS
      
  Container List  
Box 1366    
Folder 001 General Indian Files:  Louisiana and Florida 1794
Folder 002 Spanish Transcriptions: 
Fortification of St. Louis
Forts on the Missouri
French Canadian Immigrants

undated
1769
1782-1787
Folder 003 Spanish Transcriptions: 
Oaths of Allegiance
Oaths of Allegiance in New Madrid
Orders Given by Francisco Rui
Petition of Lassus
Piernasís Application for a Lieutenant-Colonelcy
Presents to Indians

1795?
1793
undated
1794
1776
1802
Folder 004 Spanish Transcriptions: 
Illinois Settlements Indian Tribes of the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys and about the Straits
Instructions to McCay
Inventory of Documents
Land Propositions
Letter from Carondelet
Letter from Trudeau
 
1769
1777  
1799
1775
undated
1793 1794
Folder 005 Spanish Transcription: Flour Mills 1795-1797
Folder 006 Spanish Transcriptions: 
Danger to Forts
Dealings with Indians
Delivery of Forts
Description of Illinois
Difficulties with the Osage Indians
Explorations
External Dangers at San Luis
 
1798
Undated
1769
1769
1787
1794
1796
Folder 007 Spanish Transcriptions: 
Appointment of McKay
Articles of Incorporation
Church at St. Louis

1796
1794
1797
Box 1366    
Folder 007 Spanish Transcriptions: 
Conquest of San Josef
Council Proceedings
1782
1796
Folder 008 Spanish Transcriptions: 
San Luis fortifications
Construction of a fort in San Luis
Borders of Upper Florida
Taxes for Louisiana and West Florida
Command of New Madrid
Recall of Don Pedro Roussean

1793
1794
1782
1794
1793
1793
Folder 009 Spanish Transcriptions:  Agricultural Recommendations 1788-1789
Folder 010 Spanish Transcriptions: 
Trouble with the Big Osages
Services of Howard
Second Instructions
Repulse of Hesse
1779
1804
undated
1767
1780

[1] Archivos General de Indias, Spanish language website. Translation by Google, August 6, 2008.
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