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William Walker materials, 1855-1856.
BANC MSS 98/166 p
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William Walker materials, 1855-1856
Materials relating to William Walker


Randolph, Edmund, 1819-1861


Collection relates to William Walker's exploits in Mexico and Central America, and includes a mostly blank form for "Independence Loan for the Republic of Lower California" signed by Edmund Randolph; a page from an unidentified book describing "General Walker's fillibustering expeditions to Sonora, Nicaragua, and Honduras"; and a document signed by Wm. Walker and others, Jan. 4, 1856, which begins "Centro-America Republica de Nicaragua Patricio Rivas presidente provisorio..." Two broadsides are cataloged separately: A los Centro Americanos (from folder 1), and Manifiesto a la Nicaraguenses (from folder 2).


1855 (issued)


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Walker, William -- 1824-1860
Filibusters -- Central America
Filibusters -- Mexico
Mexico -- History -- 1821-1861
Nicaragua -- History -- 1838-1909


William Walker materials, BANC MSS 98/166 p, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Albert Shumate; 19980413.
William Walker was an adventurer who made attempts to colonize part of Mexico (1853) as "Lower California," took part in a revolution in Nicaragua (1855) during which he declared himself president, and planned further invasions of Nicaragua from Honduras (1860) during which he was executed.
In Spanish and English.

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1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)




BANC MSS 98/166 p


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