Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 22

Title: Deed of Sale for Land

Date: December 15, 1817

Language(s): Yucatec with some Spanish

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Deed of sale transferring land in Maní, Yucatan to Clemente Keb. Second leaf is blank.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Material and Layout: Paper; 2 leaves; 31 x 21 cm.

Binding: In cloth box; housed with cardboard covers, removed

PROVENANCE

Early provenance unknown; previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.



Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 23

Title: Contract Between Members of the Tus Family

Date: 1811-23

Language(s): Yucatec and Spanish

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contract between members of the Tus family of Chichimilà (according to Gates), Tixcancal is referred to in this document. Pages 1-2 in Mayan Yucatec (dated 1811); p. 3-4 in Spanish (dated Sept. 7, 1823).

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Material and Layout: Paper; 2 leaves; 31 x 22 cm.

Binding: In cloth box; housed with cardboard covers, removed

PROVENANCE

"Hispaniarum Rex Carolus IV D.G. Sello Qvarto, vn Qvartillo, anos de mil doscientos seis, y ochocientos y siete" and "Fernardo Vil. D.G.M. Anos D 1810," stamped on p. [1]; early provenance unknown; previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.



Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 24

Title: Deed of Sale for Land

Date: October 19, 1824

Language(s): Spanish with some Yucatec

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Deed of sale transferring land amongst the Tuz family of Valladolid in Yucatàn, specifically the "parajes" called Nohtunich and Calakya. The text, excepting the names, is entirely in Spanish.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Material and Layout: Paper; 1 leaf; 31 x 22 cm.

Binding: In cloth box; housed with cardboard covers, removed

PROVENANCE

Early provenance unknown; previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.



Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 25

Author: Tuz, Bibiano

Title: Land Deeds of Bibiano Tuz

Date: 1824-25

Language(s): Spanish with some Yucatec

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Concerns the "parajes" Calakya and Nohtunich owned by Bibiano Tuz. Page 1 is dated Oct. 13, 1824; p. 2 is dated Nov. 12, 1825.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Material and Layout: Paper; 2 leaves; 31 x 22 cm.

Binding: In cloth box; housed with cardboard covers, removed

PROVENANCE

"Estado de Yvcatan ... Un Cuartillo, Sello Cuarto Bienio de Mil Ovchocientos Veinte y Cuarto, y Mil Ochocientos Veinte y Cinco Segundo y Tercero de la Republica Federativa," stamped on p. [2]; early provenance unknown; previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.



Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 26

Title: Deed of Sale for Land

Date: April 30, 1827

Language(s): Spanish with some Yucatec

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Deed of sale transferring land in Calotmul, Yucatan to Raymundo Braga of Pocboch via Juan Ramos Poot et al, vendor to Braga. The land involved is named Siscabtunich.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Material and Layout: Paper; 1 leaf; 31 x 22 cm.

Binding: In cloth box; housed with cardboard covers, removed.

PROVENANCE

Early provenance unknown; previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.



Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 27

Title: Deed of Sale for Land

Date: June 19, 1851

Language(s): Spanish with some Yucatec

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Deed of sale transferring land in Maxcanú, Yucatán to Vicente Dzul from the Municipal government of Maxcanu. Signed by Julian Ake.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Material and Layout: Paper; 1 leaf; 31 x 21 cm.

Binding: In cloth box; housed with cardboard covers, removed

PROVENANCE

"Habitado para el Bienio de Mil Ochocientos Cincuenta y Mil Ochocientos Cincuenta y Uno, Joaquin Castellanos," "Administracion del Papel Sella," and "Sello Quinto Vale Medio Real, En Merida a 1.o de Mayo de 1851," stamped on p. [2]; early provenance unknown; previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.



Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 28

Title: Will of Manuela Uicab, Widow of Vicente Dzul

Other titles: Legal Documents, Wills, Deeds, etc.; Documentos en Lenga Maya 1712-1876; Maya Documentos - manuscript

Date: May 10, 1870

Language(s): Spanish with some Yucatec

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Will of Manuela Uicab of Maxcanu, widow of Vicente Dzul, leaving land to her son Anselmo Dzul. Signed by Candido M. Rosado.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Material and Layout: Paper; 1 leaf; 32 x 21 cm.

Binding: In cloth box; housed with cardboard covers, removed

PROVENANCE

Written by the scribe Candido M. Rosado; previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.



Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 29

Title: Deed of Sale for Land

Date: Jan. 23, 1798

Language(s): Spanish with some Yucatec

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Deed of sale transferring land in Ticul, Yucatan to A. Than Canul.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Material and Layout: Paper; 1 leaf; 31 x 21 cm.

Binding: In cloth box; housed with cardboard covers, removed

PROVENANCE

Early provenance unknown; previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.



Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 30

Title: Deed of Sale for Land

Date: 1798

Language(s): Spanish with some Yucatec

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Deed of sale transferring land in Dzitnup, Yucatán from Jacoba Poot and Esteban Poot to Manuel Mut (referred to as "almehen").

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Material and Layout: Paper; 2 leaves; 31 x 21 cm.

Binding: In cloth box; housed with cardboard covers, removed

PROVENANCE

"Carolus IV D.G. Hispaniar Rex," "Un quartillo, Sello Qvarto, vn Qvartillo, Anos de Mil Setecientos Moventa y Ocho, y Noventa y Nveve," and "29," stamped on p. [1]; Early provenance unknown; previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.



Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 31

Author: Tuyu, Maria

Title: Recognition of a Sale of Land

Date: 1802-14

Language(s): Spanish with some Yucatec

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Document by Maria Tuyu, recognizing the sale of land called Tzec by her deceased husband, Juan Balam, to his father, Josef Balam. Documents dated 1802-1803 and July 13, 1814. Place unknown.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Material and Layout: Paper; 6 leaves; 31 x 21 cm.

Binding: In cloth box; housed with cardboard covers, removed

PROVENANCE

These four folios are housed in a folder from "The American Art Association, Madison Square South, New York"; the folder is labeled in pencil: "814" and "31"; early provenance unknown; previously owned by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.


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