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MS Span 79

Malaspina, Alessandro, 1754-1809. Alessandro Malaspina letters to Antonio Valdés, 1790-1791: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Span 79
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Malaspina, Alessandro, 1754-1809.
Title: Alessandro Malaspina letters to Antonio Valdés,
Date(s): 1790-1791.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Spanish.
Abstract: Letters of Italian ship captain and explorer Alessandro Malaspina to the Spanish Minister for the Indies Antonio Valdés.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

43M-566F-571F. Gift of Dr. William I. Morse, Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1944 February 28.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Alessandro Malaspina Letters to Antonio Valdés, 1790-1791 (MS Span 79). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

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

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