This collection contains
correspondence, documents, publications, and other material pertaining to the personal and
professional life of Juan Silvano Godoi, a Paraguayan politician, journalist, jurist, and
historian. Includes correspondence with many prominent political figures and scholars of the
era as well as political, financial, and historically significant documents.
Juan Silvano Godoi was born in 1850 into an aristocratic, Paraguayan family. He studied in
Argentina until the War of the Triple Alliance broke out in 1865. After the devastation of
the war, Godoi returned home to serve as a member congress from 1870-1877. After he helped
plan the assassination of the president, Godoi fled to Corrientes, Argentina. He lived in
Buenos Aires, Argentina for the next 18 years during which time he wrote and published
numerous books and articles. He retuned to Paraguay in 1895 and in 1902 was appointed
Director General of the National Library, Museum, and Archive of Paraguay. Godoi held this
position until his death in 1926.
8.34 linear feet
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