GUIDE: Lester, Robert. Confidential U.S. diplomatic post records. Central America. El Salvador : guide. B-36621
Latin American Studies
The references below feature the strengths of CRL's holdings. Links point to more detailed descriptions in our catalog, and where available point to digital version of the content or digitized finding aids for microfilm. Collecting in this area continues through the purchase programs.
Central And South America
Government Publications - U.S.
GUIDE: Lester, Robert. Confidential U.S. diplomatic post records. Central America. Nicaragua, 1930-1945 : guide. B-36622
Great Britain. Parliamentary Papers
GUIDE: Catalogue of British parliamentary papers in the Irish University Press 1000-volume series and area studies series, 1801-1900. Z2019.I73 This reprint set includes a selection of 19th century papers and reports dealing with Central and South America. Committee reports and Command papers are included as well as House of Lords committee reports that were communicated to the House of Commons.
This collection features expedition records, original letters and maps of exploration and colonization, and "diaries of discoveries" from South America, from narratives of Columbus' first voyage (at Sloane Ms 1709) to the end of Colonial Spanish rule. The set covers European exploitation, evangelization, and botanical and geographical exploration in South America from Texas to Tierra del Fuego, and features maps, scrolls, descriptions of voyages by sea and river, terrain, flora and fauna, settlement posts, plantations and mines, missionary activities, and "diaries of discoveries."
Territories represented include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Florida, Guatemala, Guiana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Patagonia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Texas, Uruguay, Venezuela and the West Indies.
This set contains microfilm copies of titles in Medina's bibliography and represents a history of the Spanish-speaking peoples of the western hemisphere. The completed project will include over 8,000 titles. This is a continuing project.
Series I contains the archives of the consulate general at Mexico City. There is no correspondence for the years 1864 to 1885. The Center has vols. 146- 169.
Series II contains the archives of the commissioners, plenipotentiaries, charges d'affaires who negotiated the establishment of commercial and diplomatic relations with Mexico. Relations were suspended from 1867 until May 1883 when a special mission was appointed to negotiate the resumption of relations. It also contains the archives of consular authorities at Tampico and Veracruz for 1868 to 1882. The Center has vols. 1-225, 419, 421, 431, 434, and 557
This consists of précis of correspondence and registers of the consular authorities at Mexico City for the years 1823 to 1866 and at Tampico for the years 1827 to 1861. It also includes registers of the legation and special commissions for the years 1825 to 1933. The Center has vols. 10 and 12.
This consists of accounts, case papers, certificates of nationality, licenses for arms and passports, shipping and trade returns, commercial reports, etc. The Center has vols. 1-57.
This consists of the original dispatches and reports from British diplomatic and consular representatives abroad, of correspondence with foreign missions in England, of miscellaneous correspondence with individuals, and the drafts or copies of letters sent from the Office. The Center has volumes 78-142, 218-303, 314, 326, 355, 377, 382, 390, 399, 410, 416-417, 422, 442, 448-451, 454, 459, 461, 473, 476, 481, 495-501, 507, 512, 520-523, 530-531, 540, 546, and 548.
GUIDE: Reference Folder #137 The serials are general statistical compendia issued by the governments of 37 countries, territories and departments in Latin American and the Caribbean. The fiche includes these serials from 1821 to about 1973. The Center holds the complete first segment. The Center also has hardcopy holdings of some of the titles in its foreign documents collections.