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At a Glance
Two volumes of papers and documents relating to the activities, history, and genealogy of the Gonzalez-Prada family, containing over 500 manuscript leaves, ca. 1750-1850. Many of the papers are official in nature, consisting of reports from lower provincial officials to the Captains General and to the Royal Governors. There are a number of royal communiques from Spain, some of which bear the seal of Charles IV or Ferdinand VII. In addition to these manuscripts there is a typescript and some printed material containing an account of the Gonzalez-Prada family and its origins with biographical notations.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Readers must use microfilm copy of the materials specified above.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gonzalez-Prada family papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Alternate Form Available
The entire collection is available on microfilm (#97-2023).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Gonzales-Prada, Mrs. Alfredo. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1943. Accession number--M-43.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/1989.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The Gonzalez-Prada family was an important Peruvian family. Don Jose Gonzalez de Prada was the "Governador Intendente de la Provincia de Farma" in colonial Peru about 1818.