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Title: Informe relativo al cementerio de Popayán
Creator: Valencia C., Antonio
Publication Info: Popayán : Imprenta del Departamento, 1895.
Physical Details: 22p. ; 25 2/10 x 16 6/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers show some staining and are smaller than the text on right edge by one centimeter, text is in good condition.

Summary: Antonio Valencia here presents a report on the cemeteries in each city of the Department of Cauca. He also provides background on the religious and public health reasons for the building and maintenance of cemeteries. He advocates returning the control of cemeteries to the Church.
Historical Notes: Today’s Department of Cauca was created by the 1886 constitution. It is located in the southwest of Colombia and its capital is Popayán. Cauca was downsized with the creation of the Valle del Cauca and Nariño Departments. Davis, Robert 1993 Cauca, Departamento de. In Historical Dictionary of Colombia Pp. 125. Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Donor Notes: A historical survey of cemeteries, staring with Rome's Catacombs and reviewing earlier Castillan legislation ending with laws concerning the role of the church in cemetery management-restablished in Popayán. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Cemeteries -- Colombia -- Cauca (Department)

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00311
Record Number: 341
Islandora ID: islandora:4512