Don Miguel Munoz de San Pedro, Conde de Canilleros y de San Miguel, member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History in Madrid, is the foremost authority writing on the lives of men from Extremadura province who linked the old world to the new. He comes to this interest by virtue of descent from an ancient house which has been present in the “American Enterprise” since the time of Columbus. The palace in which the Conde lives was built by his ancestor Diego de Ovando, brother of Spain’s first royal governor in America, Frey Nicolas de Ovando, who was sent to Espanola by the Catholic kings in 1502. There are many other illustrious men of the conquest and colonial period in Hispanic America among his forebears, and he possesses a remarkable family archive. A catalogue of one part has recently been published by D. Antonio Rodriguez-Monino: Catalogo de Memoriales presentados al Real Consejo de Indias, 1626-1630 (Madrid, 1953). See also Lino Gomez Canedo, Los Archivos de la Historia de America, Periodo Colonial Espanol. 2 vols. (Mexico D.F., 1961), I, “Archivos Familiares,” 245.
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