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Account for fortification work in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Author: Del los Reyes, C. Manual; Patiño, Juan; Sedeñ, Thomás
Abstract: Box 1: Item 2012.127. This description has been provided by the seller and has not been verified for accuracy: Detailed listing, 1801, of the reconstruction costs for a major area of Puerto Rico's defenses, started 1767 by Alejandro O'Reilly, who was appointed by King Charles III as an advisor for the work on one of the Spanish Empire's most valuable ports. He initiated a twenty-year renovation effort, and the listing outlines the work for the forts San Cristobal and El Morro. In addition to the itemized listing, there are two drafts listing the total cost of all works performed by year for 1767 to 1800, The defenses had also suffered damages in the 1787 earthquake and the rebuilding efforts are documented as well in the itemized accounts. NOTE: The right-hand sides and the top of pages have been cut off and some information has been lost.
Issued Date: 1801
Subjects: Fortification--Puerto Rico--San Juan--History.
San Juan (P.R.)--History--19th century.
O’Reilly, Alejandro, 1725-1794
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/18049
Citation: Collection of Spanish Language Manuscripts, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary

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