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Moctezuma Family Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 005

Scope and Contents

1776-1866.  A collection of documents, most relating to the of the Moctezuma family with a set of maps.  One is an elaborate watercolor genealogical chart tracing several branches of the Moctezuma family beginning with Xolotl, legendary ruler of the first inhabitants of Acolhuacán, Texcoco.  Others refer in part to the lost treasure of the Moctezuma family purportedly hidden during the siege of Tenochtitlan.  Some of the documents are not clearly identifiable as related to the family.  53 pieces.


  • 1778-1866

Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.


53.00 Pieces

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Arrangement Note

1 Hollinger box

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Repository Details

Part of the The Latin American Library at Tulane Repository

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New Orleans Louisiana 70118 US
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