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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

The Benson Latin American Collection

Ventura Miguel Marcó del Pont Correspondence



Descriptive Summary

Creator Marcó del Pont, Ventura Miguel, 1763-1836
Title Ventura Miguel Marcó del Pont Correspondence
Dates: 1799-1879
Dates (Bulk): 1799-1810
Abstract Correspondence, official documents, financial and legal documents regarding the ports of Lima, Montevideo, and Buenos Aires and the English invasion of 1807.
Accession No. 1984-01
OCLC Record No. 43369981
Extent 3 linear inches (1 manuscript box)
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Ventura Miguel Marcó del Pont was a merchant and treasurer for the Viceroyalty of Rio de La Plata. He was born in Vigo, Spain, in Nov. 15, 1763, and died on Dec. 28, 1836, in Andalucia, Spain. He migrated to Buenos Aires in the 1790s and established a successful business. A member of the Spanish consulate (est. 1794), the Municipal Council or Cabildo (1797) and the Real Consulado de Comercio (1803), he was commissioner of the Real Caja de Consolidacion, in which capacity he had dealings with the Viceroy regarding the collection of taxes in Rio de La Plata. In 1807 he lent the Cabildo more than 12,000 pesos to offset losses incurred in the English invasions.

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of correspondence, official documents, financial and legal documents, lists. Topics of the correspondence include commercial dealings with associates, the English invasion of 1807, the sightings of merchant ships arriving or leaving the ports of Lima, Montevideo and Buenos Aires. Official documents include memoranda and receipts. Major correspondents include: Rafael de Sobremonte, Lucas Muñoz y Cubero, Félix de Casamayor and Santiago Liniers. The collection is arranged chronologically within folders.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply. Uses of some materials may be limited due to preservation concerns.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Marcó del Pont, Ventura Miguel, 1763-1836.
Sobremonte, Rafael de, 1746-1827.
Subjects
Marcó del Pont, Ventura Miguel, 1763-1836--Correspondence.
Sobremonte, Rafael de, 1746-1827--Correspondence.
Liniers y Bremond, Santiago de, 1753-1810--Correspondence.
Munoz y Cubero, Lucas--Correspondence.
Merchants--Argentina--Correspondence.
Taxation--Rio de La Plata (Viceroyalty)--Sources.
Places
Argentina.
Argentina--History--English invasion, 1806-1807--Sources.
Corporate Names
Río de la Plata (Viceroyalty). Real Audiencia (Buenos Aires)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Ventura Miguel Marcó del Pont Correspondence, Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 1799-1805
2 1806
3 1807 January
4 1807 February
5 1807 March
6 1807 April
7 1807 May
8 1807 June
9 1807 July
10 1807 August
11 1807 September
12 1807 October
13 1807 November
14 1807 December
15 1808 January-1808 September
16 1808 October-1808 December
17 1809
18 1810
19 1812
20 1815
21 1822
22 1825
23 1879
24 undated

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