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LATIN AMERICAN MSS.--ARGENTINA

The Latin American mss. Argentina, 1612-1944, contain material principally about the independence period of Argentina for the years 1806-1823. Included are documents about the English invasions of Buenos Aires in 1806-1807: the capitulation of Buenos Aires on July 2, 1806, the treaty of July 7, 1807, between the British and the Spanish, correspondence between the cabildos of Buenos Aires, Cuzco, and Huamanga, and the journal of Thomas Murray, a participant in the invasions. Coverage of the military aspects of the war of independence from the revolutionary and royalist sides is reflected in the military reports of the Spanish generals Jose Manuel de Goyeneche y Barreda and Pio Tristan, account sheets of the Liberating Army of the Andes, a set of twenty-four muster rolls for November 8-15, 1819, and information about the preparations for the campaign in Peru by the Liberating Army of the Andes, particularly a series of thirty-one letters from Jose de San Martin to Jose Pescara dealing with supplies for the army during the years 1814-1816. Other documents of interest concern the mutiny in San Juan by Mariano Mendizabel and other officers of the Liberating Army of the Andes against their commander, Rudecindo Alvarado, in 1820, a report about the political situation in San Juan on February 12, 1820, and letters written by Alvarado to San Martin about the mutiny; the defeat and death of Jose Miguel Carrera; the peace convention between the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, and Entre Rios on February 23, 1820; and the cessation of hostilities between Buenos Aires and Spain in 1823.

Materials for the colonial period are transfers of land titles, promissory notes, inventories of estates, a will, and an antenuptial contract.

Documents for the national period of Argentine history include some items concerning the dictatorship of Juan Manuel Jose Domingo Ortiz de Rosas, a brief resume of the murder trial of Paulino Rojas, letters and articles of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, and letters of Guillermo Furlong Cardiff and Teodoro Becu discussing the history of printing in Argentina.

The collection has three bound volumes. Historia argentina del descubrimiento, poblacion y conquista de las Provincias del Rio de la Plata, written by Rui Diaz de Guzman in 1612, was published in the first volume of Pedro de Angelis' Coleccion de obras y documentos relativos a la historia antigua y moderna de las provincias del Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires, Imprenta Editora de V. Colmegna, 1900 (F2801 .A48 v. 1). Sebastian de Undiano y Gastelu's Ytinerario de Mendoza a Buenos aires por el camino de las Postas escritas en Mendoza en 1799 has been published in the Anuario de historia argentina, ano 1940, v. 2, 531-542 (F2801 .A53). Coleccyon de varios papeles apologeticos en prosa y verso is a 1786 work with the name of Melchor Lopez y Cossio appended.

The correspondents in this collection are Jose Fernando de Abascal y Souza, marques de Concordia; Juan Bautista Alberdi; Valentin Alsina; Rudecindo Alvarado; Carlos Maria de Alvear; Martin de Alzaga; Liberating Army of the Andes. Regimiento Rio de la Plata; Anonymous; Felipe de Arana; Bernabe Araoz; Nicolas Antonio de Arredondo; Nicolas Avellaneda; [Barcalada?]; Teodoro Becu; Jose Clemente Benegas; Antonio Luis Beruti; Guillermo Brown; Francisco de Paula Bucareli y Ursua; Jose Cabero; Joaquin Campana; Jose Maria Cantilo y Munoz; Comandante del Parque; Francisco Antonio Conget; Contaduria General de Ejercito y Real Hacienda; Antonio Cornel y Ferraz; Pablo Crespo; D.H.; Jean Francois Dauxion-Lavaysse; Mrs. Kate (Newell) Doggett; (Mrs. William E. Doggett); Manuel Dorrego; Jose Lino de Echevarria; Agustin Antonio Erezcano; Gregorio Esteves; Gregorio Funes; Guillermo Furlong Cardiff; Bruno Garcia; Juan Francisco Garcia; Manuel Jose Garcia; Manuel Rafael Garcia; Valeriano Garcia; Ramon Garcia de Leon y Pizarro; Joaquin Godoy; Tomas Godoy Cruz; Jose Antonio Gonzalez; Indalecio Gonzalez de Socasa; Jose Manuel de Goyeneche y Barreda; Jeronimo Grimaldi, marques de Grimaldi; Jose Albino Gutierrez; Camilo Henriquez; Irwin & Saitain; Juan Jose Lami; Juan Gregorio de las Heras; Lawrie y Atherton; Juan Gregorio Lemos; Juan Jose de Lezica; Santiago Antonio Maria de Liniers y Bremont; Estanislao Lopez; Francisco Javier Lopez; Toribio de Luzuriaga; Lucio Norberto Mansilla; Enrique Martinez; Benito de la Mata Linares; Mariano Mendizabal; Pedro Juan de Molina; Martin de Morda; Damaso Moyano; Lucas Munoz y Cubero; Antonio Francisco Mutis; Antonio Olaguer y Feliu Heredia Lopez y Donec; Antonio de Olano y Quintanilla; Francisco de Orduna; Jose Santos Ortiz; Jose Maria Paz; Jose Maria Perez de Urdininea; Joaquin de la Pezuela y Sanchez Munoz de Velasco; Joaquin del Pino y Rosas Romero Negrete; Ireneo Portela; Francisco Placido Portocarrero; Gervasio Antonio de Posadas; Francisco de Paula Pruna y Aguilar; Juan Facundo Quiroga; Nicasio Ramallo; Juan Francisco Reyes; Jose de Riglos y Lasala; Manuel del Rio y Cruz; Bernardino Rivadavia; Paulino Rojas; Jose Rondeau; Tomas Rosales; Juan Manuel Jose Domingo Ortiz de Rosas; Manuela Rosas de Terrero; Jose Ruiz Huidobro; Cornelio de Saavedra; Jose Maria de Salazar; Jose de San Martin; Jose Thomas Sanchez; Domingo Faustino Sarmiento; Martin de Sarratea; Rafael de Sobremonte Nunez Castillo Angulo y Bullon Ramirez de Arellano, marques de Sobremonte; Miguel Estanislao Soler; Domingo Tristan y Moscoso; Justo Jose Urquiza; Hector Florencio Varela; Diego de la Vega; Juan de Vergara; Juan Jose de Vertiz y Salcedo; Bernardo Victorica; Miguel Jose de Zanartu; Jose Ignacio Zenteno; and Facundo de Zuviria.

Collection size: 400 items

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