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Demetrio Delgado de Torres Papers
MSS 0015  
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Description
Papers of Demetrio Delgado de Torres, Undersecretary of the Spanish Ministry of the Treasury during the period of the Civil War and personal advisor to Juan Negrin, president of the Spanish Republic. The materials, written mostly in Spanish, cover the period from 1939 to 1946 and include hand written and typed notes primarily concerning economic conditions in Spain during the Civil War. Also included are materials relating to Juan Negrin, including texts of speeches, magazine articles, and telegrams.
Background
Demetrio Delgado de Torres (1900-1984) was Undersecretary of the Spanish Ministry of the Treasury during the period of the Civil War. He was on the side of the Republicans and served as personal advisor to Juan Negrin, Prime Minister of the Spanish Republic. Negrin was also the physician for the Delgado family. During the Civil War, Delgado de Torres was responsible for the procurement of war materials, for the transfer of Republican funds to Paris, for the shipment of papers of the Spanish Republicans to Mexico on the yacht Vega in 1939, and for the transfer of gold to Russia.
Extent
1.00 linear feet (3 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Fragile collection. Researchers must use preservation photocopies.