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Handwritten letter from the Baron of Rio Branco (1894)

Handwritten letter from the Baron of Rio Branco (1894)

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In 1894, Baron do Rio Branco assumed new responsibilities with geographical issues, fundamental to his future career in diplomacy, especially in territorial disputes.

  • Letter from the Baron of Rio Branco to the Marquis of Paranaguá.
  • One sheet, two pages.
  • 19.8 cm x 25.4 cm.
  • In Portuguese.
  • Washington, October 28, 1894.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Unique piece.

Washington, October 28, 1894

I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of the official letter in which you announce that you have appointed me a member of a committee (...) which must represent the Rio de Janeiro Geography Society at the 6th International Congress of Geographia, which is met in London in August 1895. With the same letter, I had the honor of receiving the diploma of corresponding member of the society.

(...) I assure you that I will do everything in my power to be able to attend the Congress sessions (...)

White River

In this correspondence, Baron do Rio Branco expresses his gratitude for being appointed to participate in a commission that would represent society at the 6th International Geography Congress, to be held in London in August 1895.

This document is very significant for showing his role as the main Brazilian diplomat in Washington, reinforcing his stature as an important figure in geographic and border issues. It is an excellent example of how Barão do Rio Branco used his erudition and connections to strengthen his influence and participation in important debates on the international scene, representing Brazilian interests abroad.

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