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Mexican Empire the History of Maximilian and Carlota of Mexico (Classic Reprint)
by:H. Montgomery Hyde
Austrian State Archives in Vienna 1where many of the private and secret papers of the imperial family are preserved, I became aware for the first time of the existence of a considerable amount of material, both documentary and printed, relating to the last Mexican Emperor and his consort. Some of this material had previously been seen and used by Count E....
Austrian State Archives in Vienna 1where many of the private and secret papers of the imperial family are preserved, I became aware for the first time of the existence of a considerable amount of material, both documentary and printed, relating to the last Mexican Emperor and his consort. Some of this material had previously been seen and used by Count E. C. Corti, who was the first student permitted to examine the imperial collections on the collapse of the A ustro-H ungarian monarchy in 1918. Shortly after my visit a full account of the so-called Maximilianarchiv from the pen of the collections official keeper appeared in the I nventare des Wiener ffaus Hofund Staatsarchiv, vol. 5, edited by the late Dr. Ludwig Bittner and published in Vienna in 1937. But this was not the only repository of source material for the lives of Maximilian and Carlota. There was the western hemisphere. I realized that it would be unwise for me to attempt to write a biography until I had been, among other places, to Washington and Mexico City. For this facility I had to wait several years. Eventually in 1942 a visit to Mexico was arranged, and I was able to return there in the following year. These visits enabled me to collect the necessary additional material. They were fortunately supplemented by opportunities for research in a number of libraries and public archives in the United States of A merica. Some idea of the extent and variety of the sources which it was necessary to examine in order to complete this work may be obtained from the bibliographical chapter in it. In 1945 it was my lot to spend the last months of my war service in Austria and I taly, where I was able to revisit Vienna and also to see the neighbourhood of Trieste and Milan which all bear many memories and unmistakeable traces of Maximilian and Carlota. To the numerous individuals and institutions on both si(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
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