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Carlota-Maximilian Papers, 1865-1866

Identifier: MC-1954-29

Scope and Contents

Three of these papers are letters written by Carlota, Empress of Mexico, one from Vera Cruz, November 17, 1865, to the Senor Prefecto on her departure from Mexico ordering 1,000 pesos to be distributed to the "most needy persons." Another is written from the palace at Vienna, January 24, 1866. The third is addressed to Senor Bureau, September 19, 1866, from the palace at Miramar relative to an article about the birthday of the Emperor Maximilian (Emperor of Mexico 1863-67) and a school opened in commemoration.

Another item is an official document conferring the Imperial Order of the Cross of San Carlos on Donna Isabel Fernandez, signed by Maximilian and Carlota. Maximilian was executed by the Mexicans.


  • Creation: 1865 - 1866


Conditions Governing Access

Access is by apppointment only.


6 items

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Physical Description

In good condition, they are all written in Spanish. Three of the papers have been translated.

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Repository Details

Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum Repository

1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa Ok 74127