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Rubén Darío correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 0591

Scope and Contents

A collection of 14 letters from Rubén Darío to Julio Piquet spanning 1894 to 1914. Rubén Darío was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo. Julio Piquet was the director of the Argentine newspaper La Nación beginning in 1886. The collection also contains:

  • A photograph of Darío's son, Rubén Darío Sánchez (1907-1948). Rubén Darío Sánchez inscribed the photograph (on verso) to Julio Piquet on 1911 November 23 in Paris.
  • A letter written on mourning stationery from Francisca Sánchez del Pozo to Piquet following Darío's death in 1916. Francisca Sánchez was Darío's life-companion and widow, and mother of Rubén Darío Sánchez.
  • A letter to Piquet from Amado Nervo, on 1916 May 29. Nervo was a distinguished Mexican modernist poet, journalist, educator, and ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay.
  • A copy of Rubén Darío's last will and testament, created in 1914.
  • Dates

    • 1894 - 1916

    Creator

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Extent

    0.88 Linear Feet (1 box)

    Language of Materials

    Spanish; Castilian

    Overview

    A collection of 14 letters from Rubén Darío to Julio Piquet spanning 1894 to 1914. Rubén Darío was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo. Julio Piquet was the director of the Argentine newspaper La Nación beginning in 1886. The collection also contains: a photograph of Darío's son, Rubén Darío Sánchez (1907-1948); a letter written on mourning stationery from Francisca Sánchez del Pozo to Piquet following Darío's death in 1916; a 1916 letter to Piquet from Amado Nervo; and a copy of Rubén Darío's last will and testament created in 1914.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Librería de Antaño, February 1994.

    Related Materials

    USC Libraries Special Collections also holds a first edition copy of Azul..., Rubén Darío's collection of short stories and poetry published in 1888. The book's call number with a link to the USC Libraries catalog is: PQ7519.D3 A9 1888.

    Processing Information

    The collection is minimally processed.
    Title
    Finding aid for the Rubén Darío correspondence
    Status
    Unprocessed
    Author
    Bo Doub and Barbara Robinson
    Date
    2021 April
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    Language of description
    English
    Script of description
    Latin

    Repository Details

    Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

    Contact:
    Doheny Memorial Library 206
    3550 Trousdale Parkway
    Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States