Santiago Arroyo Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0011

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

An account book belonging to Santiago Arroyo, of Popayán, Colombia (originally named Santiago Pérez de Valencia y Arroyo, he changed his patronym by congressional fiat in 1825). Entries begin on Apr. 28, 1808, and continue sporadically until Sept. 12, 1843. The book profiles his (and his spouse's) business interests, their hacienda Guazavara, and their gold mines, and includes various personal outlays to members of his extended family, which included most of the social and political ruling class of southern Colombia, and business associates. Information is dispersed through the book in sections, and some leaves are blank while others are filled on both recto and verso.

Full title: Libro en que se apuntan los gastos y utilidades de la Hacienda de Guazavara, que recibí y corre de mi cuenta desde 28. de abril de 1808. |b Y también de la Mina de Aguablanca que está a mi cargo desde el 15 de junio del mismo año. Y siguen en este libro las cuentas y demás asuntos propios míos desde que me casé con Da. Juana Francisca Hurtado en 1. de julio de 1814 ...

Dates

  • 1808 - 1843

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.

Biographical / Historical

Santiago Arroyo, a member of the Popayán elite, was a lawyer educated in Popayán and Santafé de Bogotá. After 1810, he served in various administrative and judicial posts, and was in charge of his native Cauca region from 1822-1823. He promoted primary education, meteorological research, and wrote a history of Popayán. Originally named Santiago Pérez de Valencia y Arroyo, he changed his patronym by congressional fiat in 1825.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (1 bound volume)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

An account book belonging to Santiago Arroyo, of Popayán, Colombia. Entries begin on Apr. 28, 1808, and continue sporadically until Sept. 12, 1843. The book profiles his (and his spouse's) business interests, their hacienda Guazavara, and their gold mines, and includes various personal outlays to members of his extended family, which included most of the social and political ruling class of southern Colombia, and business associates.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Santiago Arroyo Manuscript
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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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