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Guide to the Spanish Vice-Consulate Records, 1835-1935

Abstract

Vice-Consulate of Spain based in Savannah, Ga.

Largely communications directed to the Spanish Vice-Consulate in Savannah, Ga., by the Madrid government, by Spanish ministers, consuls, and vice-consuls in the U.S., and by governing officials in Puerto Rico and Cuba. The central theme is Spain's constant preoccupation that American or Cuban expeditions, operating from the U.S., would wrest the island from the Spanish crown. Includes references to political developments within Spain, Spain's commercial relations with her West Indian possessions and with the U.S., and Spain's naval war with Chile and Peru (1865-1866); and routine records relating to shipping, customs service, and commerce.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Spain. Vice Consulado (Savannah, Ga.)
Title
Spanish Vice-Consulate records 1835-1935
Language of Material
Spanish
Extent
4.0 Linear Feet, 979 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Largely communications directed to the Spanish Vice-Consulate in Savannah, Ga., by the Madrid government, by Spanish ministers, consuls, and vice-consuls in the U.S., and by governing officials in Puerto Rico and Cuba. The central theme is Spain's constant preoccupation that American or Cuban expeditions, operating from the U.S., would wrest the island from the Spanish crown. Includes references to political developments within Spain, Spain's commercial relations with her West Indian possessions and with the U.S., and Spain's naval war with Chile and Peru (1865-1866); and routine records relating to shipping, customs service, and commerce.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Papers, 1835-1859
Box 1
Papers, 1860-1873
Box 2
Papers, 1878-1884
Box 3
Papers, 1885-1935
Box 4
Cuentas de gastos extraordinarios, undated
Box 4
Registry of the Vice-Consulate in Savannah of the Arrival and Departure of Ships and Passports, 1850-1860
Box 4
Registration book of Spanish Vice-Consulate, 1865-1874
Box 4

Historical Note

Vice-Consulate of Spain based in Savannah, Ga.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Spanish Vice-Consulate Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Spanish Vice-Consulate Records were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1963.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, date unknown

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, September 2011

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.