José Carrillo de Albornoz (Duke of Montemar) papers, circa 1710-1746

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Summary

Creator:
Carrillo de Albornoz, José, duque de Montemar
Abstract:
Collection contains 26 volumes, 23 of them being papers, and printed pieces. The papers document domestic and foreign policy during the reign of Philip V. A small sampling of topics include the armed strength of European powers, the Catalan campaigns of 1710-1720, Montemar's time as Minister of War, conscription, Catalonia, the War of Jenkins' Ear, hostilities in America, the Corps of Carabineers, artillery and weaponry, Spanish finances, the War of Polish Succession, proposed system of free hospitals, army uniforms, and Montemar's time as Inspector-General of Cavalry. Items include official reports to and from Montemar, a 35-page poem on the Battle of Brihuega 1710, Montemar's letterbook, governors' orders, and letterbook of the Conde de Montemar.
Extent:
10 Linear Feet (25 volumes; mostly disbound.)
Language:
Materials in Spanish
Collection ID:
RL.11664

Background

Scope and content:

Collection contains 26 volumes, 23 of them being papers, and printed pieces. The papers document domestic and foreign policy during the reign of Philip V. A small sampling of topics include the armed strength of European powers, the Catalan campaigns of 1710-1720, Montemar's time as Minister of War, conscription, Catalonia, the War of Jenkins' Ear, hostilities in America, the Corps of Carabineers, artillery and weaponry, Spanish finances, the War of Polish Succession, proposed system of free hospitals, army uniforms, and Montemar's time as Inspector-General of Cavalry. Items include official reports to and from Montemar, a 35-page poem on the Battle of Brihuega 1710, Montemar's letterbook, governors' orders, and a letterbook of the Conde de Montemar.

Biographical / historical:

José Carrillo de Albornoz y Montiel (1671-1747) was a Spanish nobleman and military leader. He was the 1st Duke of Montemar, Viceroy of Sicily (1734-1737), and Minister of War for Spain (1737-1741).

Acquisition information:
The collection was passed by descent to the 16th Conde de Altamira. The papers were sold by Altamira in about 1865 and were bought from a French bookseller by Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1870. They were sold as part of a larger lot of Montemar's papers at Sotheby's on June 26th 1973. Duke purchased the collection in 1981 from Quevedo Rare Books and Manuscript of London. Most of the items still retain their Phillipps catalog numbers.
Processing information:

Collection received some minimal processing by Rubenstein staff in the 1980s. Many volumes were disbound and papers flattened, but the bindings have been retained and most contain their Phillipps catalog numbers.

Description provided for each volume was taken largely from the dealer description written in or around 1980.

Extensive handwritten descriptions of each volume are located in the first box of the collection.

Physical facet:
Original bindings retained.
Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects

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Subjects:
Polish Succession, War of, 1733-1738
Anglo-Spanish War, 1718-1720
Anglo-Spanish War, 1739-1748
Format:
Letterbooks
Orders (military records)
Names:
Carrillo de Albornoz, José, duque de Montemar.
Places:
Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 18th century
Spain -- History -- 18th century
Spain -- History -- Philip V, 1700-1746

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