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Guide to the Manuel Sastrón Papers, 1893-1900

Abstract

Manuel Sastrón was a Spanish author and government official.

Correspondence and other papers relating to the U.S. occupation of the Philippine Islands, collected by Sastrón, who was president of the Spanish Board of Liquidation for the transfer of the Philippine Islands to the U.S. Includes correspondence from U.S. commanders, official records of the liquidation board, reports of various administrative agencies in the Philippines, papers relating to social and economic conditions in the Islands, revenue reports, and papers relating to education and to the occupation.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Sastrón, Manuel, -1919
Title
Manuel Sastrón papers 1893-1900
Language of Material
English, Spanish
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet, Approx. 414 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Correspondence and other papers relating to the U.S. occupation of the Philippine Islands, collected by Sastrón who was president of the Spanish Board of Liquidation for the transfer of the Philippine Islands in the U.S. Includes correspondence from U.S. commanders, official records of the liquidation board, reports of various administrative agencies in the Philippines, papers relating to social and economic conditions in the Islands, revenue reports, and papers relating to education.

There are quite a few letters in Folder 1 to Sastrón from several officers of the U. S. Army; these include Charles L. McClure, Major and Chief Paymaster of the Dept. of the Pacific and Eighth Army Corps; J. D. Miley, Lieutenant Col. and Inspector General of the U.S. Vols.; Elwell Stephen Otis, Maj. Gen. and Military Governor of the Philippines from Aug. 1898 to May 1900; John Adley Hull, Major and Judge Advocate of the U.S. Vols. There is a large group of original communications or copies exchanged between the military governments of the islands, the Commissions of the United States, and the estate of Spain in the Philippines.

The documents other than the letters and telegrams consist of many inventories of various departments and bureaus such as the mint, Port of Manila, lotteries, school of navigation, and school of the arts; many reports from 1899-1900 during the occupation; documents on freemasonry; official records on military matters; receipts; information on the General Tobacco Company of the Philippines; confidential and secret expenditures documents; documents concerning the railroads; and documents recording protests concerning the occupation. There is also a questionnaire sent to the town of Tuy, province of Batangas, October, 1893 and the answer to the questionnaire.

This collection also available on microfilm.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Materials relating to the occupation of the Philippine Islands to the United States. Box 1 contains an index of materials. There is also microfilm available.

Index and other papers (folder 1), 1893-1900
Box 1
Papers, 1893-1900 (folder 2)
Box 2
Papers, 1893-1900 (folder 3)
Box 3
Papers, 1893-1900 (folder 4)
Box 4
Papers, 1893-1900 (folder 5)
Box 5

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Philippine-American War stereographs, 1898-1905 and undated (Rubenstein Library, Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Manuel Sastrón Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Manuel Sastrón papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library circa 1954.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico and Willeke Sandler, April 2014

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: accession from circa 1954

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.