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Microfilm copies of manuscripts by Francisco Xavier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo (1747-1795), early Ecuadorian political figure and precursor of Ecuadorian independence. Espejo, a doctor, helped found the Escuela de Concordia in Quito. Prof. Astuto copied these manuscripts from various governmental and private libraries in Ecuador and Colombia while on a research fellowship from the Organization of American States in 1973 and on a research grant from St. John's University in 1975. The collection includes a printed volume of three of Espejo's works edited by Astuto in 1981 & his typescript (1,184 p., with his corrections) of Las Obras Educativas by Espejo.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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); Philip Astuto manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Original sources are on microfilm: Place of reproduction--Ecuador & Colombia :; Agency responsible for reproduction--Philip L. Astuto: Date of reproduction--1973-1975. Physical description of reproduction--11 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilms & printed book: Source of acquisition--Astuto, Philip L. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--02/13/92. Accession number--M-92-02-13.
Typescript: Source of acquisition--Astuto, P.L. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--09/24/92. Accession number--M-92-09-24.
Gift of Prof. Philip L. Astuto, 1992.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Microfilms & printed book Processed HR 02/27/92.
Typescript Processed HR 02/09/93.
2009-06-26 File created.
2011-11-14 EAD created by PTL
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Philip Louis Astuto, 1923-2008 (Columbia University M.A., 1947; Ph.D., 1956) is a professor of Spanish at St. John's University.