Flores Magón Documents, 1907-1911 (MSS 0582)

Restrictions: Duplication of materials from this collection, other than note taking, is prohibited.

Extent: 0.6 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)

Photocopies of documents collected by the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores de Mexico and held in the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico City, related to the investigation for violation of neutrality laws, indictment, and extradition of Ricardo and Enrique Flores Magón, Juan Sarabia, Antonio I. Villarreal, and other suspected associates of the Junta of the Mexican Liberal Party in the southwestern United States from 1907 to 1911. Materials include correspondence and telegrams of the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations, Mexican consulates in the United States, and United States federal officials including Attorney General George Wickersham; transcripts of the correspondence of the Flores Magón brothers and their associates; transcripts of depositions and other legal documents; and clippings of articles by or about the Flores Magón brothers. The materials are arranged in one series: 1) DOCUMENTS.

Ricardo Flores Magón (1873-1922), President of the Junta of the Mexican Liberal Party and publisher of REGENERACIONES, Enrique Flores Magón, his brother, and other individuals associated with the Junta of the Mexican Liberal Party in Los Angeles, California were repeatedly imprisoned and investigated from 1907 to 1911 under federal indictment for violating United States neutrality laws. During this period, the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations, various Mexican consulates in the United States, and United States federal officials corresponded regularly regarding the evidence of violation of neutrality laws and extradition of the Flores Magón brothers and other members of the Junta of the Mexican Liberal Party. The original correspondence along with related materials such as newspaper clippings and legal documents were saved and are stored at the Archivo General de la Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores de Mexico in Mexico City. Mr. Pablo Martinez photocopied Tomos XVI and XVII of these records and gave them to the University of California, San Diego.

The Ricardo Flores Magón Documents contain photocopies of materials from the Archivo General de la Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores de Mexico, Mexico City, related to the investigation under federal indictment of violation of neutrality laws and extradition of the Flores Magón brothers and other suspected members of the Mexican Liberal Party from 1907 to 1911. Materials include correspondence and telegrams of the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations, various Mexican consulates in the United States, and United States federal officials, including George Wickersham, Attorney General; transcripts of legal affidavits and depositions; transcripts of the correspondence of the Flores Magón brothers; and clippings of articles and pamphlets published by and about the Magón brothers.

The documents are arranged numerically by the document numbers from the original ordering system used in the Archivo General de la Secretaria de Relacions Exteriores de Mexico. Since some documents, such as letters, received only one number even though they have multiple pages, there are more pages than document numbers.

Container List

DOCUMENTS

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Tomo XVI - Flores Magon, Enrique y Ricardo - Juan Sarabia, Antonia I. Villarreal, etc. y Disturbios..., 1911

Document numbers 1-23. Correspondence.

Box: 1 Folder: 2
Document numbers 26-48, 1911

Correspondence and Fred F. Rico affidavit.

Box: 1 Folder: 3
Document numbers 49-90, 1911

Correspondence and telegrams.

Box: 1 Folder: 4
Document numbers 91-111, 1911

Correspondence and newspaper clippings about the Flores Magon brothers.

Box: 1 Folder: 5
Document numbers 112-154, 1911

Statements of Francisco Salinas, Gemersindo Valenzuela, Ysabel Sauseda, Francisco Robles, and Regino Gonzalez.

Box: 1 Folder: 6
Document numbers 155-177, 1911

Correspondence.

Box: 1 Folder: 7
Document numbers 178-196, 1911

Correspondence and telegrams.

Box: 1 Folder: 8
Document numbers 197-226, 1907

Report of Meeting at Simpson Auditorium.

Box: 1 Folder: 9
Document numbers 227-235, 1911

Correspondence and telegrams.

Box: 1 Folder: 10
Tomo XVII - Flores Magon, Enrique y Ricardo - Juan Sarabia, Antonio I. Villarreal, etc. y Disturbios..., 1908

Document numbers 1-32. Correspondence.

Box: 1 Folder: 11
Document numbers 33-58, 1908

Correspondence and telegrams.

Box: 2 Folder: 1
Document numbers 59-115, 1908

Correspondence and transcripts of letters of Magon brothers and their associates.

Box: 2 Folder: 2
Document numbers 116-159, 1911

Correspondence, telegrams, and transcripts of letters of Magon brothers and their associates.

Box: 2 Folder: 3
Document numbers 161-208, 1911

Statements of Pedro Solis, Juan Bautista, Fred F. Rico, Manuel Carmona, Jose Lopez, and Rosendo Robles.

Box: 2 Folder: 4
Document numbers 209-227, 1911

Correspondence and newspaper clippings.

Box: 2 Folder: 5
Document numbers 228-243, 1911

Correspondence and unnumbered documents.