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Daniel Del Rio Collection of Bolivarian autograph documents, 1538-1933, 1950s

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Ms Coll\del Rio
Bib ID 4078692 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Del Río, Daniel A.
Title Daniel Del Rio Collection of Bolivarian autograph documents, 1538-1933, 1950s
Physical Description 1 linear feet (2 boxes (Box 1 contains 88 folders with 172 documents and 187 autographs))
Language(s) English , Spanish; Castilian .
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A collection of autographs of Latin American patriots and Hispanic loyalists living in the Viceroyalty of Perú during the 19th century. The collection provides a valuable look into daily life in the viceroyalty. Documents to and from military leaders on both sides of the War for Independence describe day to day events of the war (requests for supplies, mess, prisoner and hospital lists, etc.). Among the items by patriots represented in the collection are: a decree by Simón Bolivar, dated 1825, setting up a school system that "la debe igualmente a todos..individuos."; a decree by Tomas de Heres creating the coat-of-arms of Perú, and the heraldry and wording for silver and gold coins of the new government; a list by José Medina of the survivors of the "Vendedores" squadron after the battle of Ayachucho; a letter of José de San Martín to Francisco de Paula Otero; a letter by Antonio José de Sucre to Manuel Martínez de Aparicio; and a letter by José de La Mar to Joaquín de la Pezuela. Among the loyalists represented are: José Fernando de Abascal y Souza, Fernando VII, José Antonio de Areche, Jerónimo Marrón de Lombera, José de Mendizábal e Imaz, Joaquín de la Pezuela, José Manuel Goyeneche, and Manuel Quimper. Also in the collection are two letters by Secretary of State William H. Seward, and two 16th century documents signed by the "conquistadores" Francisco Pizarro and Juan de la Torre. A second box, added in 1980, contains printed and miscellaneous materials from the 1950s.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Daniel Del Rio Collection of Bolivarian autograph documents; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--del Rio, Daniel a. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1967. Accession number--M-67.

Gift of Daniel del Rio, 1967 & 1980.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

August 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Appointing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bonds (financial instruments) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Decrees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lithographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pictures (object genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Abascal y Sousa, José Fernando, marqués de la Concordia, 1743-1821 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Areche, José Antonio de, -1788 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ayachuco, Battle of, 1824 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coin design -- Peru Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, 1784-1833 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goyeneche, José Manuel de, 1775-1846 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Heres, Tomás de, 1795-1842 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
José de La Mar, 1778-1830 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marrón y Lombera, Gerónimo de Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Martínez de Aparicio, Manuel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medina, José Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mendizábal e Imaz, José de Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Otero, Francisco de Paula Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Patriotism -- Latin America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Patriotism -- Peru Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peru (Viceroyalty) -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peru -- History -- War of Independence, 1820-1829 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peru -- History, Military Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peru -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pezuela y Sánchez, Joaquín de la, 1761-1830 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pizarro, Francisco, approximately 1475-1541 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powers of attorney Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Quimper, Manuel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
San Martín, José de Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schools -- Peru Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seward, William H (William Henry), 1801-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sucre, Antonio José de, 1795-1830 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Torre, Juan de la Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Department of State Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID