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.
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.
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