|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Montiano, Manuel de.|
|Title:||Manuel de Montiano letters|
|Extent:||(1 volume) 0.1 cubic feet|
|Collection materials are in Spanish.|
The Spanish government sent Don Manuel de Montiano to Florida as acting governor in 1737 in a direct response to British aggressions against the colony. During the 1740 siege on St. Augustine, led by Gen. James Oglethorpe, Montiano defended East Florida and had Fort Matanzas built. He also ordered support and supplies from Havana, Cuba. He served as governor of East Florida until 1749, at which point he left for Panama, where he served as governor, 1749-1751.
This collection consists of a volume containing the letters of Don Manuel de Montiano to Juan de Guemes y Horcasitas, Governor General of Cuba, 1737-1741. They present the Spanish side of the Siege of St. Augustine in 1740. In Spanish, these letters were copied from the originals and certified as true copies by Antonio Alvarez, keeper of the Public Archives in St. Augustine, Florida, before 1843.
Original letters in the Library of Congress.
[item identification], Manuel de Montiano letters, MS 572, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of William Brown Hodgson, 1843.
Collection is open for research.
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