Mexico: botanical survey of Sonora province

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The items in this collection comprise returns from local Thenientes to a survey launched by the Justicia mayor of Sonora province, Patricio Antonio G?mez de Cossio. The subject of the survey was the fruits, trees (economic and medicinal) and medicinal herbs of the province.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sonora was one of the Mexican provinces of the empire of New Spain. The governor of the province was the Justicia mayor , whose local deputies were known as Thenientes .

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1962.

Other Finding Aids

Described in: Robin Price, An Annotated Catalogue of Medical Americana in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1983). Detailed catalogue available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

manuscript, each item bound.

Archivist's Note

description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by Robin Price.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Custodial History

The items in this collection formed part of the Guerra Collection.

Geographical Names