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MS Span 125

Armendi, Francisco de. Francisco de Armendi papers, 1816-1839: Guide

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Span 125
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Armendi, Francisco de.
Title: Francisco de Armendi papers,
Date(s): 1816-1839.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Spanish.
Abstract: Personal papers of Francisco de Armendi, including transcriptions of his children's baptismal records from Puerto Cabello and Puerto Rico, letters of recomendation, and accounts of his services to the Spanish crown during the Venezuela wars for independence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of J. A. Escoto; Havana, Cuba; received: 1919 February 6. Recataloged from Span 3950.5F.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Martha Kelehan.

Biographical / Historical

Francisco de Armendi was born in 1779 in Andalucia, Spain. He commanded a regiment in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela from 1812 to 1826, when he was transferred to Santiago de Cuba. In 1829, he was made an administrator of rents in Havana, Cuba.

Scope and Contents

Includes transcriptions of baptismal records of Francisco de Armendi's children from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela and Puerto Rico; reports describing Armendi's career highlights; and letters to Francisco de Armendi from José María de Noredal y Capetilla and Brigadier Sebastián Calzada, letters from Armendi to "Senora," the "Capitan General," and Claudio Martínez de Pinillos, conde de Villanueva, and a letter to Pablo Morillo, conde de Cartagena.

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