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Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1832-1867
Title: Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico Collection
Dates: 1856-1868, undated
Extent: 3 boxes (1.26 linear feet)
Abstract: Includes approximately 400 letters exchanged by Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico (born Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph of Austria) and his consort Empress Carlota (Princess Charlotte of Belgium). The letters commence during the couple's engagement and end shortly before Maximilian's execution in Querétaro in 1867 and provide insight into the political situation in Mexico, the precariousness of the Empire, and the controversy with the church, the Mexican landowners, and the Juárez revolution.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-2733
Language: German and Spanish
Access: Open for research

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Processed by: Joan Sibley and Michael Ramsey, 2011 Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

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