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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Span 79

Alessandro Malaspina letters to Antonio Valdés

Letters of Italian ship captain and explorer Alessandro Malaspina to the Spanish Minister for the Indies Antonio Valdés.


  • 1790-1791

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes six letters from Malaspina to Valdés written from Panama and Acapulco, among other places.

Biographical / Historical

Malaspina was an Italian ship captain who explored for Spain. Valdés was the Spanish Minister for the Indies.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

43M-566F-571F. Gift of Dr. William I. Morse, Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1944 February 28.
Malaspina, Alessandro, 1754-1809. Alessandro Malaspina letters to Antonio Valdés, 1790-1791: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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