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ITEM — Multiple Containers Identifier: MS Span 52, (17)

Arango y Núñez del Castillo, Andrés de, 1783-1865. Correspondence with Francisco Arango y Parreño, 1818-1838 and undated., 1818-1838 Digital

Dates

  • 1818-1838

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Spanish, a few in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

10 folders

Physical Location

b, pf, oversize pf

General note

Letters are mostly from Andrés de Arango (in Spain) to Francisco Arango y Parreño (in Cuba). Andrés de Arango was Oficial de la Secretaría del Despacho de Guerra.

Letters mostly concern commerce of tobacco, pipes, sugar and alcohol between Cuba and Spain; cessation of slave trade; and family matters (including brief Ms notes by other family members). Some letters are Ms copies in unidentified hands; a few exist in duplicate. Others have additional unidentified Ms annotations. Several letters are addressed to Rita Quesada de Arango (widow of Francisco?) in Cuba after the death of Francisco Arango.

Also includes: 1 letter from Andrés Ferrero to Andrés de Arango; several undated, unsigned letter fragments; and a medical prescription made out to Francisco Arango.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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