Sale 16BP02 | Lot 230

SUCRE, ANTONIO JOSÉ DE Group of eleven letters signed ("Sucre").

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs

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Lot 230
SUCRE, ANTONIO JOSÉ DE Group of eleven letters signed ("Sucre").
Written in brown or black ink on paper, some leaves with watermark, addressed to General Francis Burdett O'Connor, Chief of Staff to Antonio Jose de Sucre and Minister of War in Bolivia. Various locations; seven letters bear various dates in 1825; two have dates in 1827; and two are dated 1828; Together with a letter signed ("Sucre"), to Tomas de Heres (1825); And four letters signed by other members of the junta addressed to Sucre, including missives from José de la Mar, Simon Rodriguez, Simon Bolivar, and Jose Miño (endorsed by Sucre). Sixteen letters in total, various sizes to 12 x 8 1/2 inches (31 x 21 cm). The Bolivar letter badly worn and brittle with losses, the balance in generally sound condition, occasional minor defects.
The cornerstone of this collection of letters and documents is a remarkable group of correspondence between Sucre and O'Connor, consisting (for the group dated 1825) largely of dispatches pertaining to the furtherance of the liberation campaign of Alto Peru (now Bolivia). This includes (for example) instructions for the behavior of the troops, ordering the application of the most severe penalties for officers and soldiers who commit any harm or offense against the civilian population, as well as a host of other specifics. This is a remarkable archive pertaining to Sucre's role in the foundation of Bolivia, with ancillary documents pertaining to some of the other participants.


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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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