Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
A collection of material related to Gonzalo Pizarro and Pedro de la Gasca concerning the early history of Peru.
Francisco Pizarro (approximately 1475-1541) and Diego de Almagro (-1538) together conquered Peru for the Spanish crown from 1531 to 1533; the two men were divided by frictions and jealousies which finally led to the execution of Almagro by Pizarro in 1538 and the murder of Pizarro by Almagro's followers in 1541. After his brother's death, Gonzalo Pizarro (-1548) seized control of the government from the new viceroy of Peru, and a period of disorder ensued until Charles V sent his own emissary, Pedro de la Gasca (1493-1567) to Peru to settle the disputes and quiet the rebellion. La Gasca executed Gonzalo Pizarro, repealed the opposed "New Laws of the Indies," and, by offering liberal pardons, won support for the Crown and established civil government in Peru.
19 Linear Feet (21 boxes, 2 volumes)
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.
RESTRICTED. Boxes 1-10, 21: fragile. Use digital surrogates, facsimile copies (boxes 11-20) or the two volumes of 19th century transcriptions of the papers. Originals available with curatorial approval.