Contains not only excellent files of his own newspapers, but a mass of letters
and documents concerning his most active years, especially beginning with the 1910 election. Among his
correspondents were such men as Miguel and Vito Alessio Robles, Venustiano Carranza, Felipe Angeles,
Governor Fidel Avila of Chihuahua, the Banco Nacional de Mexico, Plutarco Elias Calles, Enrique C.
Creel, Ignacio C. Enriquez, Adolfo de la Huerta, Ricardo Flores Magon, and literally hundreds of others,
many of national stature.
Pt. I: correspondence; drafts and copies of newspaper articles, columns
and editorials; accounts; clippings; pictures; and personalia. Mainly concerning his newspaper career as
editor of El Correo de Chihuahua, Mexico, and La Patria, El Paso, Texas; his role in the Mexican
revolutionary movement; and political positions held in Pancho Villa's government. Pt. II: papers of the
Banco Minero de Chihuahua, 1882-1915. MICROFILM USE ONLY. MSS. VERY FRAGILE.
Silvestre Terrazas was born in Chihuahua on December 31, 1873. During the 1870s and 1880s, Mexico was
largely controlled by the military clique and the great landowners, and Don Silvestre, as a member of
one of the most distinguished families in Chihuahua, was well educated both at home and in Mexico City.
In 1896 he began his long newspaper career with the publication of La Revista Católica
and La Lira Chihuahuense, both of which were sponsored by the Bishop of
Chihuahua. Three years later he founded the short-lived El Correo de Chihuahua, and in
1902, reorganizing his assets, he combined all three papers into the successful El Correo de
Number of containers:
Part I: 120 boxes, and 4 oversize folders
Part II: 10 boxes
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publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the
Collection is open for research. However, the original manuscripts in Part II are fragile. Use