Scope and Content
Title: José Gil de Partearroyo papers
Collection Number: mssPT 1-82
Creator OR Collector:
Gil de Partearroyo, José
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Abstract: The collection consists of letters and documents related chiefly to the military career of José Gil de Partearroyo.
Language of Material: The records are in Spanish.
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[Identification of item], José Gil de Partearroyo papers, The Huntington Library, San
Purchased from Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Holman, February 15, 1959.
José María Gil de Partearroyo (born 1811), Mexican brigadier general and minister of war and navy, served in the Mexican-U.S.
War (1846-1848) and was sympathetic to the cause of Benito Juárez during the War of the Reforma (1857-1859) and the three-year
war known as the European Intervention of 1860-1862. In May 1863 he retired from military service after serving for thirty-nine
The collection is arranged chronologically. It is housed in one box.
Scope and Content
The collection consists mostly of letters and documents (including orders) addressed to José María Gil de Partearroyo and
related chiefly to military matters, the Mexican War, the War of the Reforma, the European Intervention, and with Benito Juárez
and Miguel Miramón.
Correspondents represented in the collection include: Demetrio Chavero (20 letters), Santos Degollado (3 letters), Benito
Juárez (2 letters), José Mejía (16 letters), Melchor Ocampo (2 letters), and Antonio López de Santa Anna (1 letter). There
are four items written by José María Gil de Partearroyo.
Chavero, Demetrio, active 1845
Degollado, Santos, 1811-1861
Gil de Partearroyo, José -- Archives
Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872
Mejía, José, active 1845
Miramón, Miguel, 1831-1867
Ocampo, Melchor, 1814-1861
Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 1794?-1876
Generals -- Mexico -- Correspondence
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Sources
Mexico -- History -- 1821-1861 -- Sources
Mexico -- History -- European intervention, 1861-1867 -- Sources
Mexico -- History, Military -- Sources
Letters (correspondence) -- Mexico -- 19th century
Orders (military records) -- Mexico -- 19th century