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José Gil de Partearroyo papers
mssPT 1-82  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biographical Note
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  • Scope and Content
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: José Gil de Partearroyo papers
    Dates: 1826-1868
    Collection Number: mssPT 1-82
    Creator OR Collector: Gil de Partearroyo, José
    Extent: 162 items
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    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.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site  .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], José Gil de Partearroyo papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Holman, February 15, 1959.

    Biographical Note

    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 years.


    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.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    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

    Geographic Areas

    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