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Letters to Bartolomé Guzmán of Bolivia

Identifier: MSS 0453

Scope and Content

Two letters dated 1816 written by an anonymous author in Tucumán, Argentina, to Bartolomé Guzmán, a leader in the Bolivian War of Independence. The letters are reports of current news events, particularly regarding political developments, the South American Wars of Independence, Peru and the Río de la Plata. The first letter is addressed to Citizen Guzmán, and dated 3 March 1816. The second letter is addressed to Citizens Guzmán and Padilla, and dated 11 January 1816. Portions of both documents are written in an indigenous language, probably either Aymara or Quechua, which was being used perhaps as code to protect confidential information.


  • Creation: 1816


The collection is open for research.


0.01 Linear feet (2 Letters)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


Two letters written by anonymous author to Bartolomé Guzmán in Bolivia, pertaining to political developments, the South American Wars of Independence, Peru and the Río de la Plata.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at

Alternate Form of Material

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A Guide to the Letters to Bartolomé Guzmán of Bolivia
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July 2007
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Repository Details

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

George A. Smathers Libraries
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Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America