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Jose de Galvez papers
mssGA 1-734  
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Description
The collection consists of letters, documents, and one map (all in Spanish) which are papers assembled in 1794 for the Conde de Revilla Gigedo.
Background
Jose de Galvez, Spanish statesman, was sent in 1765 by Charles III to New Spain (Mexico) as Visitador-General in order to effect administrative and financial reforms. Along with the new viceroy, Carlos Francisco de Croix, Galvez undertook improvements, including the reorganization of the tax system, the strengthening of the northern frontier, and the Spanish occupation of Alta California.
Extent
734 pieces in 11 boxes 2 oversize folders
Restrictions
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.
Availability
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site.