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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Receipts

The Benson Latin American Collection

Marqués de Tojo Records, 1760-1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator Marqués de Tojo
Title Marqués de Tojo Records
Dates: 1760-1865
Abstract Historical business records of the Marqués de Tojo (Marquesado de Yavi), located in the Tojo Valley on the border of modern Bolivia and Argentina.
Accession No. 2012-02
OCLC Record No.
Extent 8 linear inches
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The seat of the Marquesado de Tojo (Toxo) lay in the Tojo Valley located at the border between modern Bolivia and Argentina. The focus of the business was supplying the silver mines of Potosí and Oruro. However, commerce sponsored by the Marqués and carried out by a number of representatives stretched from Lima to Buenos Aires, with intensive activities in the wine growing areas of southern Peru and the pasturlands of northern Argentina. Commodities traded included brandy, coca, grains, fodder, livestock (cattle, sheep, mules), mercury, silver bars and coin, and yerba mate.

See also the Wikipedia entry on the Marquesado de Yavi

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection, including correspondence and invoices acquired from a Bolivian antiquities dealer in 2012, documents the far-flung business arrangements of two generations of the aristocratic line of the Marquesado de Tojo. Arranged chronologicaly.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Marqués de Tojo Records are classified under the following Subject Headings
Marqués de Tojo--Archives
Bolivia--History--18th century--Sources

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Marqués do Tojo Records, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 1760s
[6 letters]
Correspondents: Juan Francisco Sorzano, Juan de Cordoba, Manuel (?), Joseph de Sanabria, Cipriano Gonzalez Valdez. Places: Tarapaca, Uncia, Oruro. Products: Aguardiente.
2 1770s
[38 letters]
Correspondence of Francisco Ruiz Sorzano and Francisco Selso Sorzano. Correspondents: Juan de Dios Rodriguez, Thomas de Villanueva, Francisco de Lombrer, Josef de Echeverria, Gregorio Salamanca, Mariano del Castillo, Lope Salinas, Antonio Ysidro Aguayo, Antonio Calonje, Nicolas Urrainquez. Places: Moquegua, Plata, Paria, Lima. Products: maiz, yerba mate
3 1780s
[96 letters
Most correspondence is confirmations of deliveries of products and suplications for support. Correspondents: Juan Bauptista Zavala, Juan Francisco Santibañez, Diego Antonio de Flores, Dionicio Mamani, Domingo de Ossorio, Feliz Lanzarelles, Joaquin Vigil. Places: La Paz, Oruro, Cochabamba, Moquegua.
4 1790s
[9 letters]
Correspondence of Diego Antonio de Portillo. Correspondents: Juan Carrillo de Albornos, Maria Francisca Goya, Diego Antonio de Portillo, Francisco de Simanes. Places: Potosí, Buenos Aires.
5 1800-1803
[25 letters]
Principally business correspondence. Correspondents: Marqués del Valle de Tojo, Gervacio Maldonado, Diego Antonio de Portillo, Jose Ruiz de Sorzano, Ambrosio Lunes. Places: Tarija, Montevideo, Cordoba, Ayoma, Potosí, Ronconada, Carapari.
6 1804-1806
[38 letters]
Business letters, many to the Marquesa del Valle de Tojo. Correspondents: Miguel de Elizade, Joaquin de Echeverria, Apolinar Alcoba, Maria Mercedes Sarate, Jose Hernandez Cormeño, Angel Estebez y Hernandez, Maria Bernarda Espinosa, Fray Pedro de la Santisima Trinidad, Juan Manuel de Molina. Places: Jujuy, Potosí, Madrid, La Plata, Tambillo, Yavi, Chagua.
7 1807-1809
[52 letters]
Mostly documents commercial activities. Correspondents: Miguel de Elizalde, Francisco de Goxenola, Francisco Mariano de Ybarqurin, Juan Carrillo de Albornos, Juan Manuel de Molina, Fr. Miguel Joseph de Anizmendo, Francisco Poveda, Antonio Gerbasio de Molina, Jose Maximo Ruyloba, Hipolito Aparicio. Places: Potosí, Tarija, Salta, Jujuy, Yavi, Lima, Caranguasi, Pica, Cochabamba, Tupiza, Puesto, Moxo.
8 1810-1812
[79 letters]
Mostly commercial correspondence. News of revolutionary activities in Argentina and Montevideo are mentioned briefly. Correspondents: Gerbasio Molina, Felisiano Antonio de Chiclana, Diego Soto, Justo Piñero, Miguel de Elizalde, Tomas Games Muñoz, Mariano Escovar, Fr. Andres Caro, Manuel Jose de Viaña, Manuel Duran de Castro, Diego Sanchez Dorado, Jose Hernando Temoña, Pedro Antonio de Aguirre, Matias Terrazas, Baltasar de Arze, Gregorio de Barragan, Pedro Gonzalbezes, Roman Lorenzo Aparicio, Joseph Calixto de Sanrelenca. Places: Cochinoca, Potosí, Pica, Cordoba, Tupiza, Sta. Victoria, Buenos Aires, Puno, Jujuy, Plata, Toxo, Puno, Tucuman, Salta, Suipacha, Yavi.
box folder
2 1 1813-1815
[53 letters]
Many letters to Coronel Mayor Dr. Juan Jose Fernandez Campero, in one addressed as "Coronel de los extos. de la Patria en Salta". Correspondents: Jose Maria Tomalo, Antonio Gerbacio Molina, Juan Atencio Aviles, Gregorio de Acha, Geronimo Lopez, Gaspar Salvador Arias, Gavino Theran, Cayetano Perez, Angel Manuel Borda, Miguel Duran de Castro, Jose Elias de Villada, Rafael Echenique, Francisco Domingo Lopez de Velasco, Juana Gabriela Moro, Ysidro Pantoja, Florentino Burgos. Places: Jujuy, Yavi, Tarija, Santa Catharina, Salta, Lima, Pucara, Sococha, La Paz, Moxo, Livilivi.
2 1816-1865
[50 letters]
Bulk 1815-1829. Correspondents: Jose Mariano de Arzaco, Joaquin Perez de Luondo, Gabriela Josefa de Equias, Jose Antonio Ruiz, Joaquin Josef Pomer y Martinez, Jose de Eguia, Jose Gregorio Texerina, Jose Mariano Aramayo, Manuel Marreyo, Pedro Ygnacio Ganbarte, Roman Aparicio, Lorenzo Aramayo. Places: Lima, Livilivi, Aloyte, Moraya, Sococha, Salta, Tupiza.
3 Undated
[13 letters]
Correspondents: Joseph Ruiz de Sorzano, Francisco Ruiz de Soriano (sic), Ambrosio Lunes, Juan Manuel de Soto, Thadeo Hidalgo de Zisneros, Francisco de Luna. Places Oruro.

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Receipts

box folder
2 4 Vales, 1772-1806, undated
[87 documents]
Documents recognize delivery of merchandise—including silver—cancellation of debts, payment of interest on censos and capellanías sinodas, loans. Oruro, Salta, Lima, La Paz, Potosí.

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