Manuel Sastrón papers, 1893-1900
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- Sastrón, Manuel, -1919
- Manuel Sastrón was a Spanish author and government official. Correspondence and other papers relating to the U.S. occupation of the Philippine Islands, collected by Sastrón, who was president of the Spanish Board of Liquidation for the transfer of the Philippine Islands to the U.S. Includes correspondence from U.S. commanders, official records of the liquidation board, reports of various administrative agencies in the Philippines, papers relating to social and economic conditions in the Islands, revenue reports, and papers relating to education and to the occupation.
- 2.5 Linear Feet
Approx. 414 Items
- Material in English and Spanish
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Correspondence and other papers relating to the U.S. occupation of the Philippine Islands, collected by Sastrón who was president of the Spanish Board of Liquidation for the transfer of the Philippine Islands in the U.S. Includes correspondence from U.S. commanders, official records of the liquidation board, reports of various administrative agencies in the Philippines, papers relating to social and economic conditions in the Islands, revenue reports, and papers relating to education.
There are quite a few letters in Folder 1 to Sastrón from several officers of the U. S. Army; these include Charles L. McClure, Major and Chief Paymaster of the Dept. of the Pacific and Eighth Army Corps; J. D. Miley, Lieutenant Col. and Inspector General of the U.S. Vols.; Elwell Stephen Otis, Maj. Gen. and Military Governor of the Philippines from Aug. 1898 to May 1900; John Adley Hull, Major and Judge Advocate of the U.S. Vols. There is a large group of original communications or copies exchanged between the military governments of the islands, the Commissions of the United States, and the estate of Spain in the Philippines.
The documents other than the letters and telegrams consist of many inventories of various departments and bureaus such as the mint, Port of Manila, lotteries, school of navigation, and school of the arts; many reports from 1899-1900 during the occupation; documents on freemasonry; official records on military matters; receipts; information on the General Tobacco Company of the Philippines; confidential and secret expenditures documents; documents concerning the railroads; and documents recording protests concerning the occupation. There is also a questionnaire sent to the town of Tuy, province of Batangas, October, 1893 and the answer to the questionnaire.
This collection also available on microfilm.
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- The Manuel Sastrón papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library circa 1954.
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Processed by Rubenstein Library staff
Encoded by Paula Jeannet and Willeke Sandler, April 2014
Accession(s) described in this finding aid: accession from circa 1954
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