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MS Span 24

Spain. Colonies: Philippines. Spain Colonies: Philippines records,1857-1877 (MS Span 24): Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Span 24
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Spain. Colonies: Philippines.
Title: Spain Colonies: Philippines records,
Date(s): 1857-1877.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Abstract: Records of the 19th-century Spanish government of the Philippines, seemingly associated with Joaquin Cambronero; includes a calendar presumably created and kept by Cambronero.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Captain John Bordman, Manila; received: 1900 January 4.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Martha Kelehan.

Biographical / Historical

From 1821 to 1898, Spain governed the Philippines as a province. Prior to 1821, the Philippines were governed indirectly by Spain, as a colony of New Spain (Mexico).
Joaquin Cambronero held various administrative positions in the Spanish government of the Philippines, including Governadorcillo de Camando (1857-1865?, 1873) and Juez de Policia de Leon (1867-1869).


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Primarily records and documents relating to the various administrative posts held by Joaquin Cambronero in Leon and Cebu City, both in Iloilo province in the Philippines; includes bills of sale for cattle, a calendar, and tax records.

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