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Account for Fortification Work in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1801

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: id145292

Scope and Contents

The document concerns the reconstruction costs for a major area of Puerto Rico's defenses, started in 1767 by Alejandro O'Reilly, who was appointed by King Charles III as an advisor for the work on one of the Spanish Empire's most valuable ports. He initiated a twenty-year renovation effort and outlines the work for the forts San Cristobal and el Morro. Two drafts list the total cost of all works performed by year for 1767 to 1800. The defenses had also suffered damages in the 1787 earthquake and the rebuilding efforts are documented as well in the itemized accounts. Of note: the summary was provided by the seller and has not been verified for accuracy.


  • Creation: 1801

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Spanish;Castilian Latin

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From the Collection: 1.00 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acc. No. 2012.127.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository