Lou Emma Wilson Mexicana Collection

Abstract

The manuscript portion of the Lou Emma Wilson Mexicana Collection (dated circa 1750-1783; 0.1 cubic feet; 2 items) consists of two broadsides produced by the Inquisition in Mexico during the eighteenth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lou Emma Wilson Mexicana Collection
Date
circa 1750-1783 (inclusive)
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Inquisition -- Mexico
Pulque
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2020ms105: [identification of item], Lou Emma Wilson Mexicana Collection, circa 1750-1783, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
The manuscript portion of the Lou Emma Wilson Mexicana Collection (dated circa 1750-1783; 0.1 cubic feet; 2 items) consists of two broadsides produced by the Inquisition in Mexico during the eighteenth century. One is a decree regulating pulque and agave cultivation. The other is an inquisitorial edict concerning the reading and sale of prohibited books.
The Lou Emma Wilson Mexicana Collection includes manuscripts, books, other printed materials, and photographs representing all aspects of Mexican culture from the 16th century through the present. This growing collection is made possible through a special endowment established by Dr. Alberta Wilson Server, Professor of Romance Languages at the University of Kentucky, in 1963 to honor her mother Lou Emma Wilson. More of the collection, including several rare books, can be found through the library catalog.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Domingo Pantaleon Alvares de Abreu, Arzobispo Obispo de la Puebla de Los Angeles, del consejo de su Magestad, assistente del Sacro Solio, &c.: por quanto conviene el que se averigue, y justifique con la mayor claridad, y distincion las personas de razon, Españoles, Mulatos, Mestizos, y demàs que no son Indios, que tratan, y comercian la bebida del Pulque, circa 1750

  • Box MS-48, folder 1
Scope and Contents

Decree regulating the sale of agave and pulque. An effort to regulate commerce in pulque, the traditional alcoholic beverage made from agave sap, particularly as conducted by non-Indians. The decree is undated, but dates from Alvares de Abreu's term as bishop of Puebla (1742-1763) The regulations apply to those cultivating maguey (agave) on their own lands or on leased plots and sell their produce to Mexican Indians, who then extract pulque for their own benefit and enjoyement. The regulations also apply to those non-Indians who sell (but do not cultivate) agave. According to John Kicza, even as late as 1784 Puebla and Oaxaca were the only cities in Mexico other than Mexico City with pulque trades large enough for the Spanish to regulate.

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Nos los Inquisidores Apostolicos, contra la heretica pravedad y apostasía en esta ciudad de Mexico, Estados, y Provincias de esta Nueva España, Guetemala, Nicaragua, Islas Philipinas, y su Distrito, etc..., 1783

  • Box OS-17, folder 1
Scope and Contents

Inquisitorial edict regarding the granting and revoking of licenses for reading prohibited books. Signed by three inquisitors whose names are printed at the foot of the broadside: Juan de Mier y Villar, Antonio Bergosa y Jordan, and Pedro Bengoa. The Inquisitorial edict, dated May 7, 1782, and signed by the Spanish Inquisitor General Felipe Beltran Serrano (d. Dec. 1783) sets out the rules for regulating the reading and possession of books on the Index, including the rules for granting licenses, grounds for revoking those licenses, and prohibitions on buying, selling, donating, or exchanging them.

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