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José María Gil Robles:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Gil Robles, José María, 1898-1980
Title: José María Gil Robles Collection
Dates: 1974, undated
Extent: 1 document box (0.42 linear feet)
Abstract: The collection contains material related to Gil Robles’ 1974 book, Cicerón y Augusto: Vigencia de un planteamiento politico (Cicero and August: Validity of a political approach). Materials include a biographical note, a bibliography, a handwritten draft, a typescript, and galley proofs. Gil Robles was a Spanish politician active during the Second Spanish Republic. Beginning in 1957, he published fourteen books over the course of 23 years. He died on September 14, 1980 in Madrid, Spain.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-01605
Language: Spanish; some documents in English
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Administrative Information


Preferred Citation José María Gil Robles Collection (Manuscript Collection-01605). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Gift, 1981 (G 799)
Processed by: Irene Lule, June 2018
Repository:

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin,

Biographical Sketch


José María Gil Robles was born on November 27, 1898, in Salamanca, Spain. Prior to his public service career, Gil Robles was involved with the Catholic newspaper, El Debate, from 1922 to 1931. He became a deputy in the Cortes Generales of Spain in 1931. He was a leader of the Catholic party, Acción Popular, before he formed a coalition and established the Catholic party, Confederactión Española de Derechas Autónomas (CEDA). Under the Alejandro Lerroux administration, he was minister of war for several months in 1935. After losses in the February 1936 elections, CEDA and Gil Robles lost support from their members. He left for Portugal at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. In 1957, Gil Robles published his first book and would publish fourteen books in total. From 1973 to 1977, he was leader of the Federación Popular Democrática. José María Gil Robles died on September 14, 1980 in Madrid, Spain.

Sources:


In addition to material found in the José María Gil Robles Collection, the following sources were used:
Encyclopaedia Britannica's José María Gil Robles page, accessed June 20, 2018, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jose-Maria-Gil-Robles-y-Quinones.

Scope and Contents


The collection contains material related to Gil Robles' 1974 book, Cicerón y Augusto: Vigencia de un planteamiento politico (Cicero and August: Validity of a political approach). Materials include a biographical note, a bibliography, a handwritten draft, a typescript, and galley proofs. Most of the materials in the collection are undated and in good condition. The only item in the collection in English is the biographical note; the rest of the materials are in Spanish.

Index Terms


People

Gil Robles, José María, 1898-1980.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.

Subjects

Authors—20th century.
Authors—Spanish.
Rome.

Document Types

Manuscripts.
Galley proofs.
Drafts (documents).
Typescripts.

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