Jannon's Lettres de Carthagene

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0898

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a manuscript letter copy book composed of retained copies of letters written from Cartagena, Colombia by Jannon, a French merchant, describing revolutionary-era South America. The letters reflect political intensity between supporters of the liberation movement led by Simon Bolivar and those of Vice President Francisco José de Paula Santander y Omaña over Bolivar's attempt to reform the 1821 constitution. Most letters signed "Signe de Jannon."

Entries are dated: January 13, 1828; February 6, 1828; March 7, 1828; March 10, 1828; April 6, 1828; and June 10, 1828. Appears to have had pages cut and removed from back of book.

Letters written in French on handmade paper with exposed chainlinks, quarto size. Bound in a green and yellow marbled paper wrapper.

Dates

  • 1828 January-June

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet : 6 letters written in French on handmade paper with exposed chainlinks, quarto size. Bound in a green and yellow marbled paper wrapper.

Language of Materials

French

Abstract

This collection consists of 6 letters written from Cartagena, Colombia by Jannon, a French merchant, describing revolutionary-era South America. The letters reflect political intensity between supporters of the liberation movement led by Simon Bolivar and those of Vice President Francisco José de Paula Santander y Omaña over Bolivar's attempt to reform the 1821 constitution.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Jannon's Lettres de Carthagene
Status
Unprocessed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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