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Jesús González Ortega Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/MN 0508
Abstract A collection of letters and other papers belonging to Jesús González Ortega, an important political and military figure in mid-19th century Mexico. The papers mainly relate to González Ortega's stay in the United States in 1865-1867, the efforts of Benito Juárez's government in Mexico to remove him from political office while he was away, and his detainment by the U.S. government in November 1866.
Dates: 1857-1866; Majority of material found in 1865-1866

Sydney Hobart Ball and Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/MN 0513
Scope and Contents The collection documents both the personal life and the professional activities of Sydney Hobart Ball. It includes more than 1,600 of Ball's letters, mainly written to family members while on mining trips around the world, as well as over 1,000 photos taken by Ball during these trips. There are also reports, articles and notes written by Ball on mining, as well as maps of places he visited. Also present in the collection is correspondence belonging to Ball's wife Mary, and to his daughters Mary...
Dates: 1885 – 1991; Majority of material found in 1905 – 1949