Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Odyssey of the Canaries in Texas and Louisiana

Jose Balbuena's book "Odyssey of the Canary Castilian Texas and Louisiana", is not only a publication about facts of this historical epic of the Canarian colonial America, but also serves as a picture of their offspring born in this large American territory, which have expressed pride, heritage, have been able to convey generosity. Its author is a well known and excellent journalist who joined the newspaper The Province in 1972, writing many interesting features, interviews and chronicles of travel, making it one of the first journalists of the Canary Islands in the dissemination of specialized tourism issues.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Index to the Vicente Sebastián Pintado Papers

A Finding Aid to the Collection in the Library of Congress.

Surveyor general of Spanish West Florida. Correspondence, bills of sale, court
transcripts, testimonies, surveys, notebooks, plats, land grants, maps, petitions, and other papers
relating principally to Pintado's duties as alcalde, commandant, and surveyor general.

Land grants--Alabama.
Land grants--Florida.
Land grants--Louisiana.
Land grants--Mississippi.
Land tenure--Alabama.
Land tenure--Florida.
Land tenure--Louisiana.
Land tenure--Mississippi.
Real property--Alabama.
Real property--Florida.
Real property--Louisiana.
Real property--Mississippi.
Vicente Sebastián Pintado Papers 2Alabama--Maps, Manuscript.
Florida--History--Spanish colony, 1784-1821.
Florida--Maps, Manuscript.
Louisiana--Maps, Manuscript.
Mississippi--Maps, Manuscript.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Looking for old maps of the Mississippi River, New Orleans, and surrounding areas? Check out the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. They are dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present, including many Louisiana maps.