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Spanish-American War Documents Regarding the Philippines

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0127

This collection consists of several documents in Spanish during the Spanish-American War in the Philippines in 1898. The first document is a notice of an administrative inspection of the dock yard and ships, to be performed by Don Eduardo Fernandez y Varela on February 1, 1898. The notice is dated January 22, 1898. The next documents are letters regarding military plans relating to the cruiser Don Juan de Austria and to the delivery of two other boats. The letters are dated March 31 and April 15, 1898. The final document is an appraisal of the materials and wages required to fully arm the cannoneer in Mindanao, an island in the Philippines. The appraisal is dated February 25, 1898. Each document is accompanied by a typed English translation.

Dates

  • 1898 January 22-April 15

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of several documents in Spanish during the Spanish-American War in the Philippines in 1898. The first document is a notice of an administrative inspection of the dock yard and ships, dated January 22, 1898. The next documents are letters regarding military plans relating to the cruiser Don Juan de Austria and to the delivery of two other boats, dated March 31 and April 15, 1898. The final document is an appraisal of the materials and wages required to fully arm the cannoneer in Mindanao, an island in the Philippines. The appraisal is dated February 25, 1898. Each document is accompanied by a typed English translation.

Biographical/Historical Note

At the end of the 19th century, the natives of the Philippines began to chafe under the rule of the Spanish, who had colonized the islands since 1564. Led by Emilio Aguinaldo, the Filipino people began a revolution that ultimately ended in a peace settlement. However, when the Spanish-American War broke out in 1898, American Commodore George Dewey made an agreement with Aguinaldo, supplying him with weapons and encouraging another revolution against the Spanish. This second revolution was successful, resulting in the Philippines' declaration of independence and inaugration of a democratic government. However, Aguinaldo and his cause was ultimately betrayed when the Philippines were transferred from Spanish control to American control in the Treaty of Paris in 1898, which ended the Spanish-American War.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480