A Guide to the Manuel Eduardo de Gorostiza Papers, 1838
Born in Vera Cruz, Mexico and educated in Madrid, Spain, Manuel Eduardo de Gorostiza (1789-1851) was a dramatist and official in the Mexican government. Gorostiza entered the Spanish guard as a cadet in 1803 and left the service in 1814 at the rank of lieutenant colonel to devote his time to literary work. In 1823, he was banished to England, but returned to Mexico in 1833 where he was elected Deputy to the National Congress that same year. He went on to serve as Secretary of the Treasury in 1838, Secretary of Foreign Relations in 1839, and Envoy Extraordinary to the United States in 1844. During the Mexican-American War, Gorostiza fought in the Battle of Churubusco (1847). After the war, he became interested in education and was named director of the Mexican National Theatre. His dramatic works include Tal para Cual (1820), Las Costumbres de Antafio (1820), Don Dieguito (1820) and Contigo Pan y Cebolla (1833).
The Manuel Eduardo de Gorostiza Papers, 1838, document regulation of the internal, financial business of the Republic of Mexico during Gorostiza’s tenure as Secretary of the Treasury and include signed decrees and communiqué.
This collection is open for research use.
Manuel Eduardo de Gorostiza Papers, 1838, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Alison Beck, August 1979.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers