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Finding Aid to the Miramón family papers, 1828-1867
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Miramón Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1828-1867
    Collection Number: BANC MSS M-B 17
    Creator: Miramón, Joaquín, 1828-1967
    Extent: Number of container: 1 portfolio (38 folders)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Letters and documents relating to the career of General Joaquin Miramon, native of Puebla, who rose through the ranks from second lieutenant to General during the troublous period before the Mexican War with the United States and the French invasion, 1864-1867, in support of Emperor Maximilian. He was shot by order of General Trevi~no on February 8, 1867. His brother Miguel was shot with Generals Mejia and the Emperor, June 19, 1867. $b Numerous letters of Joaquin to his wife, several of his brother Miguel, correspondence of Joaquin's widow, Concha, including a letter of condolence from Maximilian, military commissions; and other letters and papers.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for 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 reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Miramón family papers, BANC MSS M-B 17, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    These papers, purchased from Ramón Joublanc in 1955, relate mainly to the army career of General Joaquín Miramón, who rose through the ranks from second lieutenant at Guaymas to be wounded and then captured after the battle of San Jacinto and shot by order of Gerónimo Treviño on February 8, 1867. The collection includes letters from Joaquín Miramón and his brother Miguel, commissions and orders for Joaquín and a few letters addressed to Concepción de Miramón after her husband's death. There are also two appointments for Trinidad González de la Vega, Miramón's son-in-law.