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1803 Spain ~document; Smallpox Vaccination In Spanish Colonies~ Signed Soler For Sale
1803 Spain ~ document; Smallpox Vaccination in Spanish Colonies ~ signed Soler
For sale is a manuscript document written in San Lorenzo, Spain dated October 10, 1803. 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. The
document informs that a corvette "Santa Maria" has set sail to Puerto
Rico and Cuba with the intention of vaccinating the local Charles IV of Spain commissioned royal physician Francisco Xavier
de Balmis to bring smallpox vaccination to the Spanish colonies in the
New World. De Balmis departed on a ship with 22 abandoned children and a
host of assistants, planning to vaccinate the boys in sets of two
throughout the trip so that fresh pustules would be available at any
given time. He eventually reached Caracas. Despite only one of the
children still having a visible cowpox pustule, De Balmis initiated
South American vaccination. (All 22 children were eventually settled,
educated, and adopted in Mexico, at the Spanish government’s interesting document has been signed by Miguel Cayetano Soler and Rabassa
(Palma de Mallorca , 1746
- Malagon, 1808) who was a Spanish lawyer and politician. Between 1798
and 1808 he served as Secretary of State and the Office of
Finance of the government headed by Godoy during the reign of King
Charles IV summary of the document reads as follows;
To the Interim Superintendent of Cuba
The ‘Santa Maria’ corvette will set sail
for Cuba with stopovers in Tenerife and Puerto Rico, in order to facilitate the
vaccination of the population. The Royal Exchequer has destined 1400 pesos for
the upkeep of the ship and a salary of 100 pesos per month to the crew members.The
ship will stock provisions in La Coruña.
Signed: San Lorenzo, 30/10/1803. Soler.
Condition; document is in very good condition with some wear.
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1803 Spain ~document; Smallpox Vaccination In Spanish Colonies~ Signed Soler: $525