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MS Span 144

Montt family. Montt family papers, 1844-1901: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Span 144
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Montt family.
Title: Montt family papers
Date(s): 1844-1901
Quantity: .3 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Spanish.
Abstract: Papers of Chile's Montt family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Archibald Cary Coolidge and Clarence Leonard Hay; received: 1909 April 7. Recataloged from SA 6822.13.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Michael W. Austin

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Montt Family Papers, 1844-1901 (MS Span 144). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

These papers were collected by poet and scholar Luis Montt, who directed the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile from 1886 to 1909. The Montt family was active in the public life of Chile from the time of the nation's independence from Spain and included three presidents.


Arranged chronologically. Papers with no date are arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence, ephemera, and notes of mixed authorship on a variety of historical, political, and literary subjects. The papers reflect the role that the Montt family played in Chilean history. Some of the historical figures represented in the papers include the following: Andrés Bello; Mariano Egaña; Belisario Prats; José Hipólito Salas; Domingo Faustino Sarmiento; Karl von Scherzer; Antonio J. Vial; Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna; and others.

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