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The Texas General Land Office is home to a one-of-a-kind collection of documents and maps that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Land Office staff have worked tirelessly for more than 170 years to allow the public better access to information in the Archives and Records of the Texas General Land Office.

To order these publications, call 512.463.5277 or toll-free 1.800.998.4GLO (4456) (Option 2), or click on the book image below to order online.

star New Guide to Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in South Texas

New GuideThe Texas General Land Office New Guide to Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in South Texas is the new standard for information on original Spanish and Mexican land grants in South Texas. This broadly expanded publication replaces the limited Guide previously offered by the Texas General Land Office.

First Published April 2009
8 ½ x 11 in.
343 pp.
Illustrated
Softbound

Cost:

$15.00
Texas Residents.
Shipping/handling: $5.00 per order

$13.86
Tax exempt and out-of-state residents
Tax exempt purchaser must provide tax number


star Catalogue of the Spanish Collection of the Texas General Land Office, Part I

Titles, Unfinished Titles, Character Certificates, Applications for Admission, Registers & Field Notes

 

Spanish Catalog Part 1This first volume of a two volume set features the documents associated with obtaining a Spanish or Mexican land grant in Texas (titles, unfinished titles, character certificates, applications for admission, registers, and field notes), along with an essay on the history of the collection and explanations of each of the 24 categories of records. Entries include genealogical information abstracted from the records. The index to this volume lists approximately 6,500 actual or prospective Texas settlers, as well as roads, Indian villages, ferries, and crossings referenced in the surveys.

First published June 2003
Second printing 2009
8 ½ x 11 in.
xviii, 344 pp.
Softbound

Cost:

$15.00
Texas Residents.
Shipping/handling: $5.00 per order

$13.86
Tax exempt and out-of-state residents
Tax exempt purchaser must provide tax number


star Catalogue of the Spanish Collection of the Texas General Land Office, Part II:

Correspondence, Empresario Contracts, Decrees, Appointments, Reports, Notices & Proceedings.

Spanish Catalog Part 2This second volume describes the correspondence, mission records, empresario contracts, decrees, reports, and proceedings generated by Spanish and Mexican efforts to administer their colonization and land distribution systems in Texas. It includes a topical arrangement of the records with a full description of each document, a calendar with summary descriptions, and a comprehensive name/subject index.

 

First published June 2003
Second printing 2009
8 ½ x 11 in.
276 pp.
Softbound

Cost:

$15.00
Texas Residents.
Shipping/handling: $5.00 per order

$13.86
Tax exempt and out-of-state residents
Tax exempt purchaser must provide tax number

Links to Additional Resources

Contacts

José Barragán, PhD
Spanish and Mexican Records
512.463.5270
José Barragán, PhD
Kevin Klaus
Research Room Leader
512.463.5277
Kevin Klaus