Documents Relating to Panama City 1521-1953 (bulk 1521-1818)

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Documents Relating to Panama City 1521-1953 (bulk 1521-1818)

MS 090


Collection Summary

Creator:
Collection Name: Documents Relating to Panama City
Inclusive Dates: 1521-1953
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1521-1818)
Physical Description:.2 linear feet
Abstract:Bound volume of handwritten and typed transcriptions concerning the founding and history of Panama City. This work was commissioned in 1953 by Ernesto de Jesús Castillero Reyes, Vice President of the Academia Panameña de la Historia; the original documents are in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain.
Collection Number:MS 090
Language: Materials are in Spanish.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/
E-Mail: LBRY-askspcoll@email.arizona.edu

Biographical Note

This work was commissioned in 1953 by Ernesto de Jesús Castillero Reyes, Vice President of the Academia Panameña de la Historia; the original documents are in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain.


Scope and Content Note

Bound volume of handwritten and typed transcriptions concerning the founding and history of Panama City. Topics include the founding of the settlement by Pedrarias Dávila in 1521; an attack on it in 1550; and other historic events from 1551 to its destruction by fire and reconstruction in 1675. Among the other documents are a copy of a royal certificate authorizing the creation of the University of San Javier in 1749; and papers of the viceroy, Benito Pérez, regarding the establishment of a Spanish constitution in 1812. Also present is a record of the requests of Juan José Cabarcas, representing the Panamanian people, to the Audencia de Panamá, a judicial board that represented the Spanish crown. Miscellaneous items include a 1906 newspaper article, and two letters from José de la Pena, director of the Archivo General de Indias, concerning the compilation of these documents.


Arrangement

This collection is organized chronologically.

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Cabarcas, Juan José.
Castillero R., Ernesto J. (Ernesto de Jesús Castillero Reyes), 1889-1981.
Pedrarias, approximately 1440-1530.
Pérez, Benito.

Corporate Name(s)
Universidad de San Javier.

Geographic Name(s)
Panama (Panama) -- History.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Documents Relating to Panama City (MS 090). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Acquired as purchase, 1967.

Processing History

Processed by Staff.