Antonio Ochoa Carrillo papers and Benito Juárez correspondence
Scope and Contents
Letters by Juárez offer accounts of the political, military, and financial conflicts, from the flight of the government into exile in 1863 through the defeat of Maximilian and the Mexican Empire in 1867. They document his part of a weekly correspondence with Ochoa Carrillo, sharing news of troop movements, battles, political maneuvers, and foreign diplomacy.
Printed material includes three printed circulars published in July-August 1859 by Manuel F. Ruiz, the Minister of Justice for Ecclesiastical Affairs and Public Instruction, Santos Degollado, Commander in Chief of the Federal Army; and Melchor Ocampo, Minister of the Interior, as well as a supplement of the Del Siglo XIX newspaper, which prints a letter from Juarez to the citizens of Mexico after the invasion by the French Army.
Most letters are accompanied by typescripts created by a former unidentified owner of the Spanish text, as well as English translations. However, many of these contain transcription and translation errors.
- 1852 - 1871
- Majority of material found within 1864 - 1866
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
0.42 Linear Feet ((1 box) + 1 broadside folder)
Language of Materials
Antonio Ochoa Carrillo (1811-1883)
Benito Juárez (1806-1872)
Information included in the Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from a survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are based on those provided by the previous custodian. Titles have been verified against the contents of the folders.
- Copley, James S. (James Strohn) -- Ownership
- Corona, Ramón, 1837-1889
- Degollado, Santos, 1811-1861
- Iglesias, José María, 1823-1891
- Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872
- Lerdo de Tejada, Sebastián, 1823-1889
- Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1832-1867
- Mexico -- History -- 1821-1861
- Mexico -- History -- 1867-1910
- Mexico -- History -- European intervention, 1861-1867
- Mexico. Ejército Federal
- Mexico. Ministerio de Justicia y Negocios Eclesiásticos
- Mexico. Secretaría de Gobernación
- Ocampo, Melchor, 1814-1861
- Ochoa Carrillo, Antonio, 1811-1883
- Ruiz, Manuel F.
- Guide to the Antonio Ochoa Carrillo Papers and Benito Juárez Correspondence
- by Matthew Daniel Mason
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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