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Don Antonio de Acuña y Cabrera Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0458

Scope and Content

This collection consists of twelve manuscript documents bound in a single volume detailing the military career of don Antonio de Acuña y Cabrera, a Spanish infantry captain. All twelve documents are written in Spanish and reference events from 1522 to 1647, beginning with a brief history of the Crown’s activities in previous centuries before, then concerning the assignments given and honors awarded to Acuña y Cabrera. The documents reference the relationships between Madrid and several cities in Latin America, most notably Lima, La Plata, Buenos Aires, and Sao Paulo.

Dates

  • 1522 - 1647

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Reaching the height of its power in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Spanish Empire extended from the middle of the North American continent to the southernmost region of Argentina, excluding territory held by Portugal in South America. Several events of great significance had occurred prior, such as the union of Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, who together propelled the empire to new heights and established the Holy Office of the Inquisition in the late 1400s.

As a decorated Spanish military captain during the peak of the Spanish Empire, don Antonio de Acuña y Cabrera was responsible for managing and maintaining several political relationships for the Spanish Crown in Latin America in the early 1600s. Throughout his military career, Acuña y Cabrera was bestowed with several honors for his exploits, most notably both the Order of St. Augustin and the Order of Santiago by the king himself.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet (1 Folder)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

This collection consists of twelve manuscript documents bound in a single volume detailing the military career of don Antonio de Acuña y Cabrera, a Spanish infantry captain. All twelve documents are written in Spanish and reference events from 1522 to 1647.

Arrangement

This collection is a single bound volume and the documents are not chronologically ordered.

Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at https://www.uflib.ufl.edu/findingaids/Spanish/mss0458.pdf.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased in 2018.

Title
A Guide to the Don Antonio de Acuña y Cabrera Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Ivanna Moreno
Date
January 2019
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755