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Diego de Vargas will 1704

MS 064


Collection Summary

Creator: Vargas, Diego de, 1643-1704.
Collection Name: Diego de Vargas will
Inclusive Dates: 1704
Physical Description:.1 linear feet
Abstract:Diego de Vargas, 1643-1704, was Governor and Captain General of New Mexico from 1692-1696 and 1703-1704. Photostat of the holographic last will and testament of Diego de Vargas, composed at his death-bed in Bernalillo, New Mexico, and dated April 7, 1704. It updates a will made the previous year in Mexico City.
Collection Number:MS 064
Language: Materials are in Spanish; translation in English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
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Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
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Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/
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Biographical Note

Governor and Captain General of New Mexico from 1692-1696 and 1703-1704.


Scope and Content Note

Photostat of the holographic last will and testament of Diego de Vargas, composed at his death-bed in Bernalillo, New Mexico, and dated April 7, 1704. It updates a will made the previous year in Mexico City. In this detailed document, he arranges to repay the treasury in Mexico City for salary advances; acknowledges his illegitimate children, leaving them money and fine clothing; instructs his executor to sell silver tableware and jewelry to settle debts; discusses the fate of his slaves, makes other bequests, and plans his funeral. The will was authorized by Alfonso Rael de Aguilar, the Secretary of Government and War. Witnesses were Juan de Ulibarri, Antonio Macario Maldonado Zapata, Felix Martinez, Fernando Duran y Chaves, Thomas Olguin, and Bernardo de Chaves.


Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Vargas, Diego de, 1643-1704 -- Estate.

Geographic Name(s)
New Mexico -- History -- 18th century.

Subject(s)
Inheritance and succession -- New Mexico -- History -- 18th century.
Slaves -- New Mexico -- History -- 18th century.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Diego de Vargas will (MS 064). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Acquired as gift, 1960.

Processing History

Processed by Staff.