My Peru Research

As a history student, I’ve written several papers that have employed primary sources but one of the most recent and daunting research projects that I undertook was my senior capstone. This was a twenty page paper on Peru, Spain, the U.S., and guano titled, The Spanish/Peruvian Guano Crisis, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Making of the U.S. Empire, 1863-1865. I read several books and journal articles, of course, but I also went through tons of microfilm at the Library of Congress. Trying to read that old handwriting from a copy of a document that is one hundred and fifty years old was hard, let me tell you. But I got through enough of it to find it valuable to my research. Below you’ll see a letter that I had to read and transcribe.

Letter describing events of Spain's attack on Peru.

Letter describing events of Spain’s attack on Peru.

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

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