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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts 1820-1917

Printed Materials 1821-1909

Oversize Materials

The Benson Latin American Collection

Alejandro Prieto Papers, 1820-1917



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Prieto, Alejandro
Title: Alejandro Prieto Papers
Dates: 1820-1917
Abstract: Personal, professional, and collected historical papers of Tamaulipas engineer and politician Alejandro Prieto.
Call No.: BENSON-MS PRIETO, ALEJANDRO
OCLC Record No.: 33383573
Extent: 4.5 linear feet
Language: Spanish
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Politician, writer, engineer, professor. Born 1841 at the Hacienda Chacoy, Tamaulipas; died 1921 in Tampico. At the age of 19, Alejandro Prieto received a degree in topographical engineering. During the 1860s he was a guerrilla fighter against the invading French forces. After Mexico's conflict with the French ended, Prieto settled in Tampico and held several public offices, including city engineer, visitador público, and juez del registro civil.

He was also a deputy to the Congreso General, secretary of the Mexican legation in Guatemala, multi-term governor of Tamaulipas, national senator in Tacubaya, and secretary of the government of Tamaulipas. Other positions he held include engineer of the railroad commission of Tehuantepec and professor of topography, geographical history, and statistics. He authored engineering studies and historical works, including his Historia, geografia y estadística del estado de Tamaulipas, published in 1873.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Alejandro Prieto Papers consist of approximately 4.5 linear feet. The collection is organized into three different series: Manuscripts, Printed Materials, and Oversize Materials.

The Manuscripts Series covers 1820-1917 and is organized into three subseries: 1) Government Documents, arranged chronologically, consists of decrees, proclamations, laws, registers of official orders, and other official documents relating to the politics and government of Mexico and the state of Tamaulipas. 2) Correspondence, arranged chronologically, relates to politics and government including communication with Porfirio Díaz and other noteworthy Mexican government officials; family matters; private business enterprises; and engineering projects including the construction of the railroad across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. 3) Assorted Documents, arranged by type and within the type, chronolgically, includes legal and official documents, literary productions, inventories, financial documents, and lists pertaining to the private and public life of Alejandro Prieto and his family.

The Printed Materials Series is arranged chronologically and contains materials dated from 1821-1909. Its contents, which relate primarily to the politics and government of the state of Tamaulipas and secondarily to that of Mexico in general, include decrees, proclamations, and a few broadsides and newspaper clippings.

The Oversize Materials Series contains materials from 1820-1903 and is arranged chronologically and includes oversize decrees, blueprints, speeches and engineering documentation.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Alejandro Prieto Papers are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Prieto, Alejandro--Archives
Public works--Mexico--History--1810-
Public works--Mexico--Tamaulipas (State)--History--1810-
Railroads--Mexico--Tehuantepec, Isthmus of--History--1810-
Mexico--History--1810-
Mexico--Politics and government--1810-
Tamaulipas (Mexico : State)--History
Tamaulipas (Mexico : State)--Politics and government

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Related Material

Teódulo Ramírez Papers, 1877-1952, 1997.

Harry Lund Collection, 1594-1967 (bulk 1820-1876).

Pablo Salce Arredondo Collection, 1594-1965 (bulk 1760-1880).

Santiago Tapia Papers, 1823-1866.

Miscellaneous Broadsides, Circulars, Decrees, and other Imprints at the Benson Latin American Collection.

Genaro García Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Alejandro Prieto Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1941.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Dylan Joy, 2017.

Additions

No further materials are expected for this collection.

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Box and Folder Inventory

Manuscripts 1820-1917

Box Folder
1 Government Documents
1 "Protocolo de ordenes de la nueba constitución el el año de 1820 por el señor D. Juan de la Lastra," 1820
2 "Despacho criminal, cuarto trimestre de 1820," 1820
Found in Oversize, Folder 1
3 Cuaderno de órdenes militares de la Provincia del Nuevo Santander, 1820-1823
4 "Cuaderno donde constan las Superiores Órdenes de la Junta de Provincia y del Superior Gobierno Circuladas en el año de 1821," 1821
5 "El Precidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos a sus compatriotas," undated (1821?)
6 Libro de asientos de órdenes, Matamoros by Pedro José de Lanuza, 1822
7 "Protocolo de órdenes del Superior Gobierno del Señor Alcalde Constitucional D. Diego Ynofora," 1822
8 "Protocolo de órdenes hecho por D. Antonio Rodríguez de Montemayor," 1823
9 "Libro de asientos de órdenes y decretos circulados por el Gobierno de este año de 1823, Tercero de la Independencia Mexicana, en esta Congregación del Refugio," 1823
10 "Decreto no. 15.128, 1 Junio 1823 sobre continuación directo," 1823
11 "Quaderno militar de órden echo en 1° Abril de 1823," 1823
12 "Libro de asientos de órdenes, Matamoros legajo 1824," 1823-1824
13 "Circulares del Ayuntamiento Matamoros," 1823-1824
Box Folder
2 1 "Cuaderno de Órdenes y Circulares del Superior Gobierno del Estado en relación con el ramo de justicia," 1824
2 "Órdenes y circulares del Juzgado de Matamoros," 1824
3 "Decretos y circulares del Superior Gobierno del Estado," 1824
4 "Libro de órdenes del Superior Gobierno del Estado de 1824 a 1825," 1824-1825
5 "Colección vieja de leyes de Maramoros," 1824-1826
6 Circulares de la Secretaría de Hacienda, 1825-1826
7 Decretos, circulares, y disposiciones del Gobierno del Estado Tamaulipas, 1826-1828
8 "Decretos, circulares, y disposiciones del Gobernador del Estado," 1826-1851
9 Artículos y disposiciones del Gobernador del Estado de Tamaulipas, 1826-1851, 1879
10 "Ley de remedidas de tierra," 1848
11 "Leyes, decretos, circulares 1860 y '79," 1860, 1879
12 Artículos y decretos del Gobernador de Tamaulipas, 1861-1867
13 Decretos del Congreso [cover sheets], 1867-1884
14 Decretos del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas, 1868
See Oversize Folder 1 for decretos #13, 14
15 Ley de Hacienda y artículos transitorios - Juan José de La Garza, Gobernador, 1869
16 Legajo de autógrafos del Congreso y Decretos, 1869
17 Colección de Leyes y Decretos del Gobierno del Estado, 1870
18 Decretos del Gobierno del Estado, 1871
19 Artículos y decretos del Gobierno del Estado, 1872-1873
20 Decretos del Goberino del Estado, 1874
21 Congreso Archivo [part 1], 1874
22 Congreso Archivo [part 2], 1874
See Oversize Folder 1 for decretos #21, 23
23 Congreso Archivo [part 3], 1874
See Oversize Folder 1 for "Tarifa...,"#64
Box Folder
3 1 "Congreso y Ejecutivo-Decretos," 1875
2 Decretos del Gobierno del Estado, 1876-1881
3 "Proyecto de regalamento para la fuerza de policia de esta ciudad,"and correspondence from Prieto's time in Guatemala, 1882-1885
4 Assorted documents - Ferrocarril Interoceánico, Estado de Superficies de la Hacienda de 'Buenavista,' 1882-1884
Correspondence
Before 1st Term as Governor
5 Correspondence - borradores, 1886
6 Correspondence - including from Porfirio Díaz, 1887
7 Drafts of letters 1887-1888
8 Correspondence, 1888
1st Term as Governor
9 Drafts of letters, 1888-1889
10 Drafts of letters, research notes - including "Datos estadísticos para el Sr. Prieto," 1888-1889, undated
11 including Sociedad Mutualista Pedro José Mendez, Ramón Trevino, and J.F. O'Brien, January 1889
12 Correspondence, incoming, March-April 1889
13 including from Porfirio Díaz, Gregorio Cortina Besadre, the Belden Hermanos, May 1889
14 including from A.W. Gifford (Imogene Mining Company), Porfirio Díaz, Teófilo Zárate, June-August 1889
15 Letters - including from Manuel F. Loera, September 1889
16 Telegrams - including from Alberto González, Porfirio Díaz, Gregorio Cortina Basadre, September 1889
17 including from Luis Llorente, J.M. Prieto y Garza, "Datos relativos a la remedida de Villagrán," October 1889
18 Telegrams - including from Gregorio Cortina Basadre, Porfirio Díaz, Sebastían Villareal, November 1889
19 including from Cruz García Rojas, Fernando A. Margáin, November-December 1889, undated
20 including from J.M. Prieto y Garza, November-December 1889, undated
Box Folder
4 1 Drafts, 1889
2 Drafts, including to Rómulo Cuellar, 1890, undated
3 Correspondence and assorted documents, 1890-1892, undated
4 including "Documentos de la Hacienda del Sacramento," 1891-1895
5 including to Manuel Fernández Leal (Ministro de Fomento), and various informes, 1894
6 including with Joseph A. Robertson, Porfirio Díaz, Joaquín Obregón González, Francisco Armendaiz, W.J. Storms, 1895
7 Correspondence, including from Erasmo Martínez, Manuel Caballero, Román Morán, J.W. Fiske, 1895
8 Drafts including "Cáluclos del gasto de agua...," 1895, undated
Between Governor Terms
9 including with República Mexicana Comisión Geográico Exploradora, Guadalupe Mainero, 1898
10 including with J. De J. Peña, Rómulo Cuéllar, 1899
11 including with Guadalupe Mainero, N.P. García, Compañía Exploradora de las Salinas Obregón, Sociedad Anónima, 1900
2nd Term as Governor
12 Drafts, including Contrato de la "Compañía Tamaulipeca Explotadora de Terrenos Aguas y Minos," documentation of "Compañía Deslindadora Tamaulipas," 1900-1907, undated
13 including with Carlos F. Strauss, Onofre Zambrano, la Cámara de Comercio de Tampico, 1901, undated
After 2nd Term as Governor
14 including with Carlos F. Strauss, Patricio Milmo e Hijos, Onofre Zambrano, Compañía Explotadora de las Salinas Obregón, Antonio H. Higuera, 1902
15 including from Guillermo A. Curtis, Porfirio Díaz, Francisco de Garay y Justiniani, 1902
16 Drafts of letters, 1902
17 including with Espiridión Ledesma and while Prieto served as Director general de las Obras de Saneamiento de la Ciudad de Tampico, January-April 1903
18 including with Emma Prieto, José Duvallon, Carlos Strauss, Carlos Prieto, May-July 1903
19 including with Porfirio Díaz, Antonio Guerrero y Llorente, Antonio H. Higuera, Gregorio Cortina Basadre, material about el Saneamiento de la Ciudad de Tampico, August-December 1903
20 Telegrams, 1903
Box Folder
5 1 Drafts, 1903
2 Drafts, 1903
3 Drafts, including correspondence with Rudolph Rubens and discussion of el Saneamiento de la ciudad de Tampico, 1903
4 including with Porfirio Díaz, Antonio H. Higuera, F. Legorreta, January-February 1904
5 including with Timoteo Castañeda, Porfirio Díaz, Carlos Prieto, Espiridion Ledesma, March 1904
6 including with Alberto P. Ostos, Porfirio Díaz, "Testimonio del acta de un instrumento purado sobre conformidad de medida de la Hacienda del Sacramento por algunos de sus colindantes," April 1904
7 including with Timoteo Castañeda, Carlos D. Prieto, Gregorio Cortina Basadre, May 1904
8 including with Antonio H. Higuera, Erasmo Martínez, June 1904
9 including with Benjamín F. Prieto, informe de Alejando Prieto, July 1904
10 including with Antonio H. Higuera, H. Dávila, August 1904
11 "Testimonio de la escritura de poder especial conferido por el Presidente de la Junta Directiva de la Compañía de Terrenos y Minas...,""Presupuesto de gastos en las obras de la Barra del río de Soto la Marina," September-December 1904
12 with Timoteo Castañeda (Compañía de Minas y Terrenos), 1904-1905
13 including Prieto as Director General de las obras de el Saneamiento de la Ciudad de Tampico (with W. Astor Chanler), 1904
14 Drafts, 1904-1905, undated
15 Correspondence and other documents, including with Ramón Sottil, Miguel Angél González, January-February 1905
16 Telegrams, January-February 1905
17 including with C.W. Whittemore, Rafaela (Prieto's niece), Carlos F. Strauss, March-April 1905
18 including Domingo Lavín Escandón, Bernardo Caballero, May-June 1905
19 Drafts, Cuaderno No. 1, 1905
20 Drafts, "Cuaderno No. 2," 1905
Box Folder
6 1 Drafts, 1905
2 Drafts, 1905
3 including Pedro Montemayor, "Avalúo de la casa de la escuela en Victoria," 1905-1907
4 including Tomás Ybarra, 1911-1917
Assorted Documents
Literary Productions and Speeches
5 Poems by Prieto, "Apuntes biográficos" (of Prieto), 1870-1876, undated
6 Newspaper clippings, undated (1882-1888?)
7 Speech by Prieto, 1890
8 Prieto's "último discurso al H. Congreso, 1 de Abril 1896," 1896
9 Mensaje al Congreso, undated
Financial, Business, and Legal Documents
10 Financial documents, 1889
11 Financial documents, 1890
12 "Proyecto de presupuesto de egresos para el año fiscal de 1890," 1890
13 Financial documents, 1903-1904
14 Noticias de la Tesorería General del Estado de Tamaulipas"A la Comisión de minería en Tamaulipas para la Exposición de París,""Datos para la Memoria del Gobierno relativos a Mayo de 1888," 1888
15 Notes and reports pertaining to minerals, 1889, undated
16 "Observaciones al proyecto de ley del código penal,"Claves para correspondencia, contracto de un empréstito, 1889, undated
17 Lists and assorted documents pertaining to elections, 1889-1890
18 "Testimonio del contrato entre los senñores Ingeniero Alejandro Prieto y Antonio H. Higuera...," 1893
19 "Copia de una escritura de cancelación de la hipoteca, que a favor del Señor Santiago Saunders había constitudo el Señor Alejandro Prieto...,"business contracts and records, 1895
20 Lists, inventories, receipts, etc., 1896, undated
21 Noticias de la Cámara de Comercio de Tampico, "Copia original del poder otorogado por la Albacea del Intestado del Señor Don Luis F. Llorente, en favor del Señor Ingeniero Don Alejandro Prieto...," 1897
22 Reports, including "Informe sobre el río Guayalejo" by Francisco Benítez Leal, 1902
23 "Polígono general del terreno baldío denunciado por la Compañía Explotadora de las Salinas Obregón S.A.," and other assorted documents, 1902-1903
24 "[Hacienda] El Sacramento - coordenadas magnéticas del perímetro y cálculo analítico de la superficie"and other documents about Hacienda "El Sacramento," 1903
25 "Reglamento para los telégrafos del Estado de Tamaulipas," undated
26 "Deberes especiales de los corredores maquinistas," and other assorted documents, 1908, undated
27 Reports from the Segundo Regimiento Irregular de Tamaulipas, Guardía de Prevención, 1912

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Printed Materials 1821-1909

Box Folder
7 Decrees, Proclamations, Contracts
1 Decretos - Don Gaspar Antonio Lopéz Coronel, Anastasio Bustamente, "Bases para las elecciones," 1821-1823
2 "Circulares de la Gobernación del Estado Libre de las Tamaulipas," 1824
3 "Circulares de la Gobernación del Estado Libre de las Tamaulipas," 1825
4 Duplicates, 1822-1825
5 "Circulares de la Gobernación del Estado Libre de las Tamaulipas," 1826
6 "Circulares de la Gobernación del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1827
7 "Circulares de la Gobernación del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1828
8 "Circulares de la Gobernación del Estado de Tamaulipas," Ministerio de Hacienda del Estado, 1828
9 "Circulares de la Gobernación del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1828
10 Broadsides from government departments of Tamaulipas - Ministerio de Justicia, Departamento del Interior, Secretaría de Guerra y Marina, Secretaría de Hacienda
11 "Circulares de la Gobernación del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1829
12 "Leyes y decretos del Congreso General," 1829
13 "Circulares de la Gobernación de Tamaulipas," 1830
14 "Circulares de la Gobernación de Tamaulipas," (Governors José Manuel Zozaía, Juan Guerra), 1830
15 "Circulares de la Gobernación de Tamaulipas," 1830
16 "Órdenes y circulares del Septimo Gobierno del Estado del año de 1830 al Ayuntamiento con 62 ejemplares," 1830
Box Folder
8 1 "Circulares de la Gobernación de Tamaulipas," 1831
2 "Circulares de la Gobernación de Tamaulipas," (Governor Francisco Vital Fernández), 1831
3 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1832
4 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," (Governor José Honorato de la Garza), 1832
5 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," (Governor Juan Nepomuceno Molano), 1833
6 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," (Governor Francisco Vital Fernández), 1833
7 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1833
8 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1833
9 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1833
10 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1834
11 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1834
12 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1834
13 Decrees from the state government of Tamaulipas, 1834
14 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1834
15 "Colección de leyes y decretos espedidos por el Soberano...," 1835
16 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1835
Box Folder
9 1 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1835
2 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1835
3 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1835
4 "Circulares del Goberino del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1835
5 "Circulares del Goberino del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1835
6 "Circulares del Goberino del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1835
7 "Circulares del Goberino del Estado de Tamaulipas," (Governors José Antonio Fernández, José Guadalupe de Samano), 1836
8 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1837
9 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1837
10 Broadsides from Ministerio de lo Interior and Ministerio de Hacienda, 1838
11 Broadsides from Ministerio de Guerra y Marina, Ministerio de Hacienda, 1838
12 Broadsides from government departments, 1839
13 Broadsides from government departments, 1840
14 Broadsides from governmnet departments, 1841-1842
15 Announcements from government departments, including coverage of Mexican-American War, 1843-1847
16 "Signature cuts," 1845-1868, undated
Box Folder
10 1 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1848-1849
2 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas (Governor Jesús de Cárdenas)," 1850-1856
3 Announcements from government departments, 1860-1866
4 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," (Governors Desiderio Pavón, Francisco L. de Saldaña, 1867-1890
5 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," (Governors Francisco L. de Saldaña, Servando Canales) 1870
6 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1871
7 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," including "Ley de Hacienda del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1871
8 Announcements from government departments, 1872-1873
9 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," 1874
10 Announcements from government departments, issues of La Reconstrucción (Periódico oficial del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas), contract for railroad construction between C. Manuel Fernández and James Sullivan, 1875-1882
11 Announcements from government departments, contracts related to railroad for Istmo de Tehuantepec, "Boletín oficial de carreras" (Órgano del Jockey Club), 1883-1886
12 Contracts related to railroad development, Ley orgánica electoral del estado de Tamaulipas, 1887-1891
13 Announcements from government departments, "Contratos para el uso de las aguas en ríos federales," 1893-1909
14 "Circulares del Gobierno del Estado de Tamaulipas," undated
15 Duplicates, 1826-1828
16 Duplicates, 1829
17 Broadsides from government departments [compiled in relation to Thomas W. Streeter guide], 1820-1829
18 Broadsides from government departments [compiled in relation to Thomas W. Streeter guide], 1833-1842
19 Broadsides from government departments [not in Thomas W. Streeter guide], 1820-1823

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Oversize Materials

Box Folder
OV 1 Broadsides, blueprints, speeches, mathematical calculations, "Despacho criminal,""El municipio," 1820-1903

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