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Obadiah Rich collection

Title
Obadiah Rich collection, 1450-1843.
Author
Rich, O. (Obadiah), 1777-1850.
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r. 1Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 2Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 2Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 3Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 3Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 4Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 4Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 5Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 5Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 6Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 6Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 7Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 7Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 8Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 8Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 9Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 9Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 10Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 10Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 11Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 11Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 12Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 12Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 13 (1 of 3)Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 13 (1 of 3)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 13 (2 of 3)Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 13 (2 of 3)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 13 (3 of 3)Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 13 (3 of 3)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 14 (1 of 2)Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 14 (1 of 2)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 14 (2 of 2)Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 14 (2 of 2)Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 15Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 15Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 16Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 16Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r. 17Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-287 r. 17Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
  • 24 linear feet (20 boxes)
  • 113 microfilm reels.
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Readers must use microfilm in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Biography (note)
  • Obadiah Rich (1783?-1850) was an American book dealer established in London when he purchased the book and manuscript collection of Henri Ternaux de Compans in 1844.
Language (note)
  • Materials are in Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2570
Author
Rich, O. (Obadiah), 1777-1850. Collector
Title
Obadiah Rich collection, 1450-1843.
Additional Formats
Collection available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-287.
Summary
Collection consists of letters, documents and transcripts relating to the discovery, conquest and colonization of Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, the Moluccas, and the Philippines; and to the Casa de Contratación and the Council of the Indies. Correspondents include the kings of Spain and their emissaries in the New World. Transcripts are from the 1780s and mostly in the hand of Antonio de Ugina. They appear largely to duplicate other transcripts in the Muñoz Collection at the Biblioteca de la Real Academia de la Historia in Madrid. In some cases, however, they are believed to be the only surviving copies of documents.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Readers must use microfilm in lieu of originals.
Biography
Obadiah Rich (1783?-1850) was an American book dealer established in London when he purchased the book and manuscript collection of Henri Ternaux de Compans in 1844. The collection included early Latin American printed books and transcripts and original letters and documents assembled by Juan Batista Muñoz (1745-1799) for his history of Colonial New Spain. Rich augmented the manuscripts portion of the collection with material purchased from Lord Kingsborough and then sold it through Henry Stevens to James Lenox in 1848. Earlier, as U.S. consul in Valencia and Madrid, Rich had amassed a significant library of Spanish books.
Language
Materials are in Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Finding Aids
The collection guide, a published item-level inventory and index, Colonial Latin American Manuscripts and Transcripts in the Obadiah Rich Collection (1978) by Edwin Blake Brownrigg, is available in the reading room and on internet.
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Alcedo, Antonio de, 1736-1812.
Alvarado, Alonso de.
Amat y Junient, Manuel de, 1707-1782.
Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566.
Charles III, King of Spain, 1716-1788.
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558.
Colón, Diego, 1474-1526.
Columbus, Christopher.
Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547.
Ferdinand V, King of Spain, 1452-1516.
Ferdinand VI, King of Spain, 1713-1759.
Gasca, Pedro de la, 1493-1567.
Isabella I, Queen of Spain, 1451-1504.
Mendoza, Antonio de, 1492?-1522.
Muñoz, Juan Bautista, 1745-1799.
Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598.
Philip V, King of Spain, 1683-1746.
Pizarro, Francisco, approximately 1475-1541.
Pizarro, Gonzalo, -1548.
Ribera, Lázaro de, 1756-1824.
Ugina, Antonio de.
Casa de Contratación (Spain)
Consejo de Indias (Spain)
LCCN
ms 79001870
Research Call Number
MssCol 2570
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