The Benson Latin American Collection

Simón Lucuix Papers, 1815-1967

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lucuix, Simón, 1896-1975
Title: Simón Lucuix Papers
Dates: 1815-1967
Abstract: The personal papers of Simón S. Lucuix, a Uruguayan educator and bibliophile active in the early to mid-twentieth century. The collection contains correspondence, writings by Lucuix and others, collected newspaper clippings and book excerpts, and book catalogs. The materials highlight Lucuix’s interest in a broad range of subjects and penchant for collecting books, as well as his academic and professional accomplishments.
Accession No.: 1963-?
Extent: 3 linear feet
Language: Spanish, English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

The University of Texas acquired the personal papers of Simón Lucuix along with his extensive Rio de la Plata Library in 1963.

Mr. Lucuix was born on May 23, 1896 near the city Fray Bentos in Uruguay and died in Montevideo on March 15, 1975. He was involved in politics in the early twentieth century, as he appeared as a candidate for the national assembly between 1916 and 1922 and collected many materials pertaining to Uruguayan politics from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Lucuix was a lecturer at a prestigious school, and joined the Instituto Histórico y Geográfico del Uruguay in 1925, where he was the director of Programs and Conferences in the 1940s and director of the Revista until the late 1950s.

Throughout his lifetime Lucuix amassed an enormous collection of books: 21,000 volumes which now reside at the Benson and the University of Texas libraries. They range in subject from art, science, politics, philosophy, and history, and are in Spanish, English, German, French, and Latin. His varied interests are reflected in his annotated book catalogs and receipts of book purchases-- he amassed a well-rounded library reflecting varied political views, subjects, and languages.

Scope and Contents Note

The Simón Lucuix Papers consist of 3 linear feet. The collection is organized into five different series: Correspondence, Writings, Collected Material, Printed Material, and Oversize Materials.

The Correspondence series is organized by region into two subseries: 1) Uruguay and 2) Other Countries. These subseries are organized chronologically.

The Writings series is organized into two subseries: 1) Titled Writings and 2) Untitled Writings which are organized alphabetically.

The Collected Material series is separated into groups which are sorted chronologically.

The Printed Material series is organized into three subseries: 1) Clippings, arranged by region (Central America and other) and chronologically, 2) Pages from books, arranged chronologically, and 3) Book catalogs, arranged alphabetically.

Oversize Materials includes newspaper articles and political ephemera that are organized chronologically.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Instituto Histórico y Geográfico del Uruguay
Uruguay--Politics and government
Uruguay--Politics and government--20th century
Uruguay--Politics and government--1810-
Book collecting.
Document Types
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Related Material

Arturo Taracena Flores Collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Simón Lucuix Papers, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1963.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Annie Daubert, undergraduate intern, April 2018.


No further materials are expected for this collection.

Box and Folder Inventory

Correspondence, 1882-1963, undated

Box Folder
1 Uruguay
1 1882-1963, undated
Other Countries
2 1921-1963, undated

Writings, 1849-1960, undated

Box Folder
1 Titled Writings
3 "A propósito de dos clases sobre: El gaucho, su génesis histórica y su importancia en la evolución social Uruguaya," undated
4 "Basta de alturas," undated
5 "Concurso histórico-Literario-José Artigas," undated
6 "Cinco independencias y un partido" by Yucutujá, undated
7 "Motivos que tuvieron los Portugueses para fundar colonia," undated
8 "Sentido histórico del Quijote" by Pedro Dalbono, undated
9 "Sin título" by Simón Lucuix, 1940
Unitled Writings
10 Untitled writings/research notes including mentions of Carlos Anaya, Tomás Gomensoro, Biblioteca Americana, Club Teniente General Pablo Galarza, Interamericano de Estadística, and Comisión honoraria de Santa Teresa y San Miguel, undated
11 Untitled writings by unknown, undated
12 Collected published writings, 1849-1960, undated

Collected Material, 1815-1962, undated

Box Folder
1 13 Advertisements, 1933-1952, undated
14 Blank workbooks, 1937, undated
15 Book acquisition receipts and materials, 1927-1962, undated
16 Book ephemera, undated
Box Folder
2 1 Book flyers and advertisements, 1921-1958, undated
2 Broadsides, Guatemala, 1825-1957, undated
3 Broadsides, Uruguay, 1815-1880, undated
4 Business cards, 1925-1961, undated
5 Clippings of prints, undated
6 Conferences, exhibitions, programs, 1929-1959, undated
7 Empty/blank envelopes and mailing materials, 1949-1961, undated
8 Geography Institute, 1941
9 Notes, 1904-1957, undated
10 Photographs, undated
11 Printed image materials, 1947, undated
12 Prints of Classical, Renaissance, and Baroque art, undated
13 "Reales cédulas," undated
14 Research notebook, undated
Box Folder
3 1 Teaching materials, undated
2 Uruguayan political ephemera, 1916-1922, undated
3 Notebooks of Simón Lucuix, undated

Printed Material, 1829-1967, undated

Box Folder
3 Clippings
Central America
4 1868-1953, undated
5 Diario de Centro America, 1892-1954
6 Guatemala, 1841-1961
7 Indexes from Instituto Nacional Central and Instituto Nacional de Guatemala, 1886
Other Regions
8 London, 1865
9 Clippings, notes, book receipts, research materials, 1903-1962, undated
10 1920
11 1925-1948
Box Folder
4 1 1949-1955
2 1956-1962
3 1963-1967
4 Undated
5 Uruguay, 1952
6 Uruguay, 1959
7 Clippings of articles by Yamandú Rodriguez, undated
8 Clippings- Mexican War of Independence, Porfirio Díaz, undated
9 "Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores" book, 1838
Box Folder
5 1 Newspapers/Bulletins, 1848-1962, undated
Pages from Books
2 1843-1961
3 Undated
4 Undated
5 Undated
6 Printed material from Costa Rica and El Salvador, 1843-1856, undated
7 Printed material from Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, 1829-1868, undated
Box Folder
6 Book Catalogs
1 Adolfo Bullrich y Cía, Buenos Aires, 1954
2 Adolfo Linardi, Librería Anticuaria Americana, Montevideo, 1955-1963
3 Casa Editoria de Valerio Abeledo, Buenos Aires, 1914
4 Casa Parlo, Buenos Aires, 1959
5 Duponcheel Ltda., Montevideo, 1954
6 El Librero de la Feria, Montevideo, 1939-1947
7 Fernandez Blanco, SRL, 1962
8 Gomensoro & Castells, Montevideo, 1950-1951
9 H. Adami Casaravilla & Cía., Montevideo, undated
10 Juan Marquez, Montevideo, 1952-1962, undated
Box Folder
7 1 Librería "Cervantes" de Julio Suárez, Buenos Aires, 1935-1939
2 Librería Cientifica y Literaria La Cueva which becomes Libreria Cientifica y Literaria Platero SRL, Buenos Aires, 1956-1962
3 Librería de Salamanca, Montevideo, 1953-1954
4 Librería La Cueva Hermanos which becomes Libreria Huemul, Buenos Aires, 1953-1955
5 Librería L'Amateur, Buenos Aires, 1953-1963
6 Librería Pablo Keins, Buenos Aires, undated
7 Librería Panamericana, Buenos Aires, 1940-1948, undated
8 Librería Verbum, Buenos Aires, 1957
9 Palacio del Libro, Montevideo, undated
10 Ungaro y Barbará, Buenos Aires, 1960, undated

Oversize Materials, 1749-1943, undated

Box Folder
1 Early History of Guatemala in La Sociedad Económica, undated
1 Map of Brazil, 1749?
2 Cursos Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Montevideo, 1943
2 Political ephemera, 1916-1922