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MS. No. Egerton 900: COMPENDIO HISTORICO de los mas principales Sucesos de la Conquista y Guerras del reano de Chile, hasta el ano de 1656, sacada del manuscrito del Maestre del Campo, Geronimo de Quiroga. 18th cent.
MS. No. Egerton 771: YDEA succinta del comercio del Peru, y medios de prosper-arlo, con una noticia general de sus producciones; escrita por D. Jose Ygnacio de Leguanda, 1794. Drawn up by order of the Viceroy, D. Francisco Gil y Lemos, and probably the presentation copy to D. Diego Gardoqui, Secretary of State, to whom this report is dedicated.
MS. No. Egerton 1131: PAPELES VARIOS de Portugal; a collection of official papers in Spanish, consisting of original Consultas of the Council and Governors of Portugal, of the Council of State in Madrid, and of different Juntas; together with Reports of ministers, and various Letters and Memorials, relating to the affairs of Portugal and its colonies, during a portion of the period of its union with Spain, and chiefly in the years 1620-1626. In six Vols. Vol I: Consultas, including: relating to the affairs of Brazil, 1623,24.
MS. No. Egerton 1731: LETTERS of the Hon. Charles [John] Bentinck, Count Bentinck of Nieuhuys, to his brother, William, Count Ben- tinck, with drafts and copies of letters in reply. Including Surinam: Letters and memoirs on the coinage of 1764.
MS. No. Egerton 1746: CORRESPONDENCE of William, Count Bentinck, with various persons, including Surinam: Remonstrance of merchants and inhabitants, in respect to the fall of credit. 18th cent.
MS. No. Egerton 1791: “RELACION historial eclesiastica de la prouinzia de Yucatan de la Nueua Espana, que se hico en ella en virtud de zedula Real del ano de 1635, por cl bachiller. Francisco de Cardenas i Valencia, clerigo della, para embiar al Consejo de su Magestad para la historia eclesiastica della. La qual me remitio el mismo y la reciui en 10 de Nouiembre de 1643. Juan Diez de la Calle” Written, under the direction of the Chapter of Merida in Yucatan, with the design of Supplying information to Tomaso Tamjo de Vargas, royal “chronista mayor de las Indias,” for his intended ecclesiastical history of New Spain, and, on the death of De Vargas, used by his successor, Gil Gonzalez d'Avila, in his “Teatro ecles-iastico de la primitiva iglesia de las Indias occidentales” [2 vol., 1649]. See vol. i. p.210. The work was finished in 1639; and the present copy was transcribed from the original MS. in the archives of the chapter of Merida, and corrected by the author, whose cipher is at the foot of every page, and his signature at the end of his letter to Juan Diez de la Calle and of the Errata, ff. 67 b, 68 b; 1643.
MS. No. Egerton 1792: “MEMORIAS para la historia de Texas por el R. P. Fr. Juan Agustin Morfi,” from 1672 to 1779; in 11 books. Apparently autograph, with corrections and notes”. A leaf is wanting at the end. 18th cent.
MS. No. Egerton 1793: “RELACIONES, etc., tocantes a la isla Espanola [Hispaniola, Haiti, or San Domingo], consisting of original des-patches from the governors to the Kings of Spain and secretaries of state, with numerous other official letters and papers relating to the internal government of the island, its defence against the English, etc; 1730-1810. Two volumes. Vol. I.
MS. No. Egerton 1794: ”RELACIONES, etc., tocantes a la isla Espanola…” Vol. II. At f. 255, are letters, etc., relative to the negro revolt in the French part of the island in 1791.
MS. No. Egerton 1796: MISCELLANEOUS papers, chiefly certified copies, relating to the families of Ximenes de Montalbo,Mendez Pacheco, etc., and their property in Spanish America; 1643-1717. At f.104 are papers relating to the loss of the “Sma Trinidad”.
MS. No. Egerton 1795: DEPOSITIONS, taken at Havana, relative to the wreck of the “Santissima Trinidad,” flagship of Admiral Don Diego de Alarcon y Ocana, commanding the Spanish Windward fleet, and of other vessels of his convoy off Havana, 15 Dec. 1711, with letters, etc.; 16 Dec. 1711-15 July, 1712. Spanish Transcript, 1714.