Building peace in the minds of men and women

© Peru State Archives, Alonso Hernández, born in Seville (Spain), receives from Francisco Gonzales 2650 pesos in gold to send to Seville. (Cajamarca, July 24th 1533). Folio 3.

Travelling Registry of the Conquistadors or “Becerro Book”

Registration year: 2013
Submission year: 
2012
Collection ID: 
2012-07

The Travelling Registry of the Conquistadors (1533-1538) is the first written testimony of the
process of “westernization” of Latin America, or the spread and implementation of European socio-economic, political and cultural institutions. It offers a valuable insight into the concrete actions carried out by individual characters and complements the early chronicles in which anonymous characters predominate. It is a unique source for the study of the early years of the encounter between two cultures as the document was written during the Conquistadors’ journey across the different territories that they settled.

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© Peru State Archives, Alonso Hernández, born in Seville (Spain), receives from Francisco Gonzales 2650 pesos in gold to send to Seville. (Cajamarca, July 24th 1533). Folio 3.
Alonso Hernández, born in Seville (Spain), receives from Francisco Gonzales 2650 pesos in gold to send to Seville. (Cajamarca, July 24th 1533). Folio 3.
© Peru State Archives

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© Peru State Archives, Alonso de Silva, Her Majesty’s scribe, from Lima, resigns and receives 350 Spanish pesos from Hernan Pinto. (Lima, Septembre 30, 1535). Folio 550.
Alonso de Silva, Her Majesty’s scribe, from Lima, resigns and receives 350 Spanish pesos from Hernan Pinto. (Lima, Septembre 30, 1535). Folio 550.
© Peru State Archives

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© Peru State Archives, Pedro Martín Rubio, from Lima, gives authorizes Juan Fernandez, Master of the San Cristobal’s galleon, to charge Bernaldino de Valderama, a certain quantity in pesos. (Lima, Mai 08, 1536). Folio 169v.
Pedro Martín Rubio, from Lima, gives authorizes Juan Fernandez, Master of the San Cristobal’s galleon, to charge Bernaldino de Valderama, a certain quantity in pesos. (Lima, Mai 08, 1536). Folio 169v.
© Peru State Archives

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© Peru State Archives, The Captain Sebastian de Benalcazar, gives authorizes Simon Juarez to charge 1357 pesos from Diego Alzan de la Cerdas’s goods. (Santiago de Quito, August 30, 1534). Folio 123.
The Captain Sebastian de Benalcazar, gives authorizes Simon Juarez to charge 1357 pesos from Diego Alzan de la Cerdas’s goods. (Santiago de Quito, August 30, 1534). Folio 123.
© Peru State Archives

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© Peru State Archives, Pedro de la Lima and Martín Bueno, from New Castile, celebrate a contract of 600 pesos each to buy and sell goods in San Miguel. (Cajamarca, Mai 10, 1533). Folio 39.
Pedro de la Lima and Martín Bueno, from New Castile, celebrate a contract of 600 pesos each to buy and sell goods in San Miguel. (Cajamarca, Mai 10, 1533). Folio 39.
© Peru State Archives

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© Peru State Archives, Nicolas de Rivera, from New Castile, is indebted to Juan Muñoz and Juan Vergara. (Cajamarca, June 18, 1533). Folio 29.
Nicolas de Rivera, from New Castile, is indebted to Juan Muñoz and Juan Vergara. (Cajamarca, June 18, 1533). Folio 29.
© Peru State Archives
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