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Maria L. Acuña letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1118

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of holograph letters with typewritten copies made in Spanish and in English translation (4 items, 21 pages). Three of the letters were written in 1866-1867 by Maria L. Acuña of Chile to her brother, Rumardo Acuña, in San Francisco, California. She asks why he has not written for a long time, tells about family matters, and refers to the war Chile was having with Spain (1865-1866).

The other letter was written by Maria del Socorro Contreras in 1909 and sent to her son, Juan Acuña, in Sacramento, California. It deals with family matters.


  • 1866-1909


Language of Materials

Materials in Spanish and English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Maria L. Acuña letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.06 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Victor A. Loforte III in 1978.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Victor A. Loforte III; 1978.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.


Handwritten, typewritten, photocopied.

Register of Maria L. Acuña letters
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 August 2
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States