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Title: Alocución del Gobernador Doctor Gustavo S. Guerrero a los Habitantes del Departamento de Nariño
Creator: Guerrero, Gustavo S.
Publication Info: Pasto (Nariño) : Imprenta del Departamento., July 20, 1911.
Physical Details: 1-8 pp. ; 21.5 x 15 cms
Illustrations: cover
Physical Condition: Fragile, legible.

Summary: A patriotic speech, remembering the Colombian proclamation of independence on 20 July, 1810, and in which Governor Gustavo S. Guerrero honors the memory of General Nariño, from whom the Colombian province got its name.
Historical Notes: Antonio Nariño (1760-1823) was one of the precursors of Colombian independence. He held several government positions during the colonial period. He was also a publisher and printer, and was prosecuted for publishing books with libertarian ideas. He was forced to leave New Granada, and remained in Europe from 1795 to 1797. He was appointed president of the country in 1811, but captured on 1814 by the Royalist forces. Then, he was taken to Cadiz, where he remained until 1820. He became Vice President of Colombia in 1821, and passed away in 1823. (see the online exhibit: "Antonio Nariño: lector y patriota"

Subject(s): Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1903-1930
Colombia -- History -- War of Independence, 1810-1822 -- Anniversaries, etc
Nariño, Antonio, 1760-1823

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera
Institution: Vanderbilt Univesity
Accession Number: P02869
Record Number: 550