Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Latin American mss. Uruguay, 1723-1835, are a small collection concentrating on the various Portuguese invasions and occupations of Uruguay. Most of the material deals with the 1777 war between Spain and Portugal in Uruguay, particularly with the naval expedition led by Pedro Ceballos Cortes y Calderon and the captures of Colonia and Santa Catalina. There is more information concerning Colonia in 1723 and 1724 and about the Portuguese occupation in 1817.

Correspondents in the collection are Jose Manuel de Alava; Jose Gervasio Artigas; Bernardo Antonio Carrasco; Fernando de la Concha; Pio de Echavarri; Manuel Ignacio Fernandez; Martin Garcia y Loygorri; Antonio Olaguer y Feliu Heredia Lopez y Donec; and Felipe de los Santos Toro, conde de Argelejo.

An inventory is available

Collection size: 63 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.