Despatches from United States Consuls (Mexico)

Filmed from the holdings of the National Archives, consular despatches are reports from U.S. consular representatives to the State Department. They cover subjects such as relations with foreign nationals, economic, political or social conditions. They may include copies of correspondence from various sources including other consuls, local government officials, private citizens or U.S. Naval commanders stationed in foreign waters.


U.S. State Department. Despatches From United States Consuls in Acapulco, Mexico, 1823-1906. (Record Group 59; M 143.) 8 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration; distributed by Scholarly Resources, 1965.

Roll Dates
1 July 18, 1823-Dec. 19, 1853, Jan. 10, 1854-Dec. 31, 1855
2 Dec. 31, 1855-Dec. 31, 1857, Jan. 12, 1858-Sept. 30, 1863
3 Oct. 1, 1863-Dec. 31, 1867, Jan. 9, 1868-Nov. 16, 1874
4 Dec. 21, 1874-June 30, 1886
5 July 2, 1886-Oct. 30, 1888
6 Nov. 2, 1888-Sept. 23, 1890
7 Oct. 1, 1890-Dec. 19, 1893
8 Jan. 5, 1894-July 27, 1906

U.S. State Department. Despatches From United States Consuls in Chihuahua, Mexico, 1830-1906. (Record Group 59; M 289.) 3 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration; distributed by Scholarly Resources, 1969.

Roll Dates
1 (Register 1830-1906); Nov. 30, 1830-June 30, 1880
2 Sept. 30, 1880-May 13, 1901
3 June 18, 1901-Aug. 1, 1906

U.S. State Department. Despatches From United States Consuls in Matamoras, Mexico, 1826-1906. (Record Group 59; M 281.) 12 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration; distributed by Scholarly Resources, 1967.

Roll Dates
1 (Register July 31, 1829-July 26, 1906);July 24, 1826-Dec. 24, 1839
2 Jan. 1, 1840-Dec. 12, 1857
3 Jan. 1, 1858-Dec. 28, 1869
4 Jan. 1, 1870-Mar. 10, 1874
5 Mar. 19, 1874-Apr. 28, 1879
6 May 7, 1879-July 15, 1881
7 Aug. 3, 1881-June 30, 1883
8 July 2, 1883-Dec. 31, 1884
9 Jan. 1, 1885-Mar. 31, 1887
10 Apr. 1, 1888-June 30, 1888
11 July 6, 1888-Dec. 31, 1892
12 Jan. 3, 1893-Aug. 3, 1906

U.S. State Department. Despatches From United States Consuls in Merida, 1843-1897, and Progreso, Mexico, 1897-1906. (Record Group 59; M 287.) 4 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration; distributed by Scholarly Resources, 1969.

Roll Dates
1 (Register 1843-1906); (Merida) Mar. 14, 1843-July 13, 1877
2 Aug. 2, 1877-Mar. 15, 1886
3 Apr. 1, 1886-Sept. 8, 1897
4 (Progreso) Oct. 1, 1897-Aug. 6, 1906

U.S. State Department. Despatches From United States Consuls in Mexico City, Mexico, 1822-1906. (Record Group 59; M 296.) 15 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration; distributed by Scholarly Resources, 1961.

Roll Dates
1 (Register Mar. 26, 1832-Aug. 29, 1906); July 30, 1822-Dec. 28, 1836
2 Jan. 4, 1837-June 24, 1838
3 July 3, 1838-May 16, 1839
4 May 16, 1839-Dec. 30, 1845
5 Jan. 11, 1846-Apr. 19, 1859
6 Jan. 15, 1861-Dec. 10, 1869
7 Jan. 26, 1870-Jan. 25, 1875
8 Feb. 15, 1875-Dec. 31, 1879
9 Jan. 2, 1880-Oct. 13, 1886
10 Nov. 12, 1886-Apr. 29, 1893
11 May 10, 1893-June 28, 1897
12 July 5, 1897-Dec. 23, 1899
13 Jan. 2, 1900-Dec. 18, 1901
14 Jan. 6, 1902-Mar. 30, 1905
15 Apr. 4, 1905-Aug. 16, 1906

U.S. State Department. Despatches From United States Consuls in Monterey, Upper California, 1834-1848. (Record Group 59; M 138.) 1 reel. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration; distributed by Scholarly Resources, 1948.


U.S. State Department. Despatches From United States Consuls in Monterrey, Mexico, 1849-1906. (Record Group 59; M 165.) 7 reels. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration; distributed by Scholarly Resources, 1965.

Roll Dates
1 (Register 1849-1906); Nov. 15, 1849-Dec. 9, 1869
2 Jan. 1, 1870-Sept. 18, 1873
3 Oct. 1, 1873-Dec. 31, 1880
4 Feb. 13, 1881-June 30, 1889
5 Jan. 31, 1898-Aug. 31, 1901
6 Sept. 2, 1901-Dec. 31, 1903
7 Jan. 1, 1904-Aug. 7, 1906

U.S. State Department. Despatches From United States Consuls in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1830-1846. (Record Group 59; M 199.) 1 reel. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration; distributed by Scholarly Resources, 1965.


U.S. State Department. Despatches From United States Consuls in Saltillo, Mexico, 1876-1906. (Record Group 59; M 300.) 1 reel. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration; distributed by Scholarly Resources, 1964.