Caste War letter from Jose Albino May to Gobernador D. Florentino Chan in Yumchen, [1850, Feb. 25].

May, Jose Albino [Browse]
Manuscript, Book
Mayan languages
2 leaves : paper ; 21 x 16 cm.


Former owner
Getty AAT genre
Contained in
[1850, Feb. 25].
Linking notes
Forms part of the Robert Garrett Collection (C0744).
Summary note
Letter from Jose Albino May, written by his secretary, Manuel. May informs Governor Chan that the enemies have given up (depending on the interpretation here of "ca") Chemax, Sisbichen, Zcancal, Chansenote, and Xchan. May asks for 'whatever aid possible for us to fight with."
Language note
Text in Yucatec.
Previously from the Collection of Creso Carillo; later acquired by William Gates; sold to Robert Garrett (purchased from William Gates in 1930); deposited by Garrett at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in 1942; removed from the Institute in 1949, at Garrett's request, and donated to the Princeton University Library.
Source acquisition
Gift; Robert Garrett; 1949.
Cite as
Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts, no. 41, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Place name(s)
Mexico Yucatán.
Other title(s)
Guerra de Castas
  • Robert Garrett Collection, ca. 1340 B.C.-1900s
  • Multi-title collection including Caste War letter from Jacinto Pat to Jose Munigo Vasquez, and 25 other(s).
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