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MS Span 187

Alfonso de Orléans, Infante of Spain, 1886-1975. Alfonso de Orléans papers, circa 1937-1975 (MS Span 187): Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Span 187
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Alfonso de Orléans, Infante of Spain, 1886-1975
Title: Alfonso de Orléans papers
Date(s): circa 1937-1975
Quantity: 18.6 linear feet (27 boxes and 2 suitcases)
Language of materials: Spanish, English
Abstract: Personal, political, and family correspondence, diaries, and other documents created following the Spanish Revolution of 1936.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

66M-195. Gift of family in 1966 March and 1975 November.

Custodial History:

Donated by family, 1966 and 1975.

Processing Information:

Processed by Ashley Nary, 2018

Conditions Governing Access:

• There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research. Formerly restricted until 2000.
• This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Permission to publish must be obtained from the family of Don Alfonso.

Preferred Citation:

Alfonso de Orléans Papers, circa 1937-1975 (MS Span 187). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Alfonso de Orléans, Duke of Galliera, was a Spanish military aviator and husband of Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England. He was the son of Infanta Eulalia de Borbón (sister of King Alfonso XIII of Spain) and the Duke of Galliera, Antonio de Orleans. Alfonso De Orléans served in the Air Force as commander and general under King Alfonso XIII and later Francisco Franco.


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Scope and Contents

These papers document Don Alfonso's political and personal life following the Spanish Civil War in 1936. The bulk of the collection is correspondence and subject files and there is an extensive 40 year run of Don Alfonso's diaries. The bulk of the collection dates to the mid-19th century and the majorty of records deal with Spanish politics and other global events.

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