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Walker Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 188
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Walker Papers
Date(s): 1860
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

William Walker: born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 1824; adventurer and revolutionary leader; migrated to California, 1850; sailed from San Francisco with a small force, 1853; after landing at La Paz, proclaimed Lower California and Sonora an independent republic; forced back to the USA by lack of supplies and Mexican resistance, 1854; sailed to Nicaragua at the invitation of a revolutionary faction, 1855; by the end of the year his military successes made him virtual master of Nicaragua, then a key transport link between Atlantic and Pacific ocean shipping; President of Nicaragua, 1856-1857; maintained himself against a coalition of Central American states until 1 May 1857; in order to avoid capture, surrendered to the US Navy and returned to the USA; led another foray but was arrested and returned to the USA as a prisoner on parole; went to Central America for a third time, 1860; landed in Honduras and was taken prisoner by the British Navy; turned over to the Honduran authorities and executed at Trujillo, Honduras, 1860.


Scope and content/abstract:

Photocopy of a transcript of the trial of William Walker in Trujillo, Honduras.

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Archival Information

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Professor R A Humphreys in May 1970.

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Description Notes

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Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica online.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999, revised Jul 2001

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