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Prominent in the early business and civic affairs of San Antonio, Texas, the Bustillo family and its related families have lived in the area for well over two hundred years.

Containing correspondence, legal documents, financial records, printed material, and photographs, the Bustillo family papers document several generations of related families. The earliest items are associated with Domingo Bustillo (1779-1854) and reflect his involvement in family estate matters, land transactions, business activities, and personal matters. Most of the papers after 1855 are related to members of the Gutierres family and reflect business and personal activities. Family letters include letters from soldiers serving in the Confederate army during the Civil War.


Mexican Americans, Bustillo family, Gutiérres family, Correspondence, Legal documents

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Bustillo Family Papers, 1772-1936



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