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Documents regarding the Emperor d. Pedro II's journeys in Brazil and abroad - Panel. © Museu Imperial

Documents regarding the Emperor D. Pedro II's journeys in Brazil and abroad

Registration year: 2013
Submission year: 
2012
Collection ID: 
2012-40

Journeys of the Emperor between 1840 and 1913. D. Pedro II undertook various journeys during the 49 years of his reign, through Brazil and four continents, getting to know new territories and other cultures. The documents are prime sources written and received by d. Pedro II during a period of profound historic changes that relate to cultural referentials of modernity, from the perspective of a privileged observer - the Emperor of Brazil - and his interlocutors, mostly intellectuals. They reveal aspects of the thinking, the scientific discoveries, the cultural diversity and the political passions, as well as analyzing diplomatic relations between Brazil and countries from different continents.

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© Museu Imperial, D. Pedro II and d. Teresa Cristina. Arrival of the Imperial Family of Brazil in Portugal. Engravings published on the newspaper L'Illustration. Paris, 23 November to 14 December 1891.
D. Pedro II and d. Teresa Cristina. Arrival of the Imperial Family of Brazil in Portugal. Engravings published on the newspaper L'Illustration. Paris, 23 November to 14 December 1891.
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© Museu Imperial, Documents regarding the Emperor d. Pedro II's journeys in Brazil and abroad - Project logotype.
Documents regarding the Emperor d. Pedro II's journeys in Brazil and abroad - Project logotype.
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© Museu Imperial, Documents regarding the Emperor d. Pedro II's journeys in Brazil and abroad - Panel.
Documents regarding the Emperor d. Pedro II's journeys in Brazil and abroad - Panel.
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© Museu Imperial, Travel diaries of d. Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil.
Travel diaries of d. Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil.
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© Museu Imperial, Travel diary of the Emperor d. Pedro II - Volume 27 - Third journey abroad - Portugal, Spain, Germany, France and Italy. Dakar - 1st part (1887).
Travel diary of the Emperor d. Pedro II - Volume 27 - Third journey abroad - Portugal, Spain, Germany, France and Italy. Dakar - 1st part (1887).
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© Museu Imperial, Travel diary of the Emperor d. Pedro II - Volume 21 - Second journey abroad - Egypt. 5th part (1876).
Travel diary of the Emperor d. Pedro II - Volume 21 - Second journey abroad - Egypt. 5th part (1876).
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© Museu Imperial, Sketches made by d. Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil - Representing the journey through the northern provinces of Brazil (1859/1860).
Sketches made by d. Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil - Representing the journey through the northern provinces of Brazil (1859/1860).
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© Museu Imperial, Letter, in French, from Alexandre Dumas and Bertrand to d. Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil - Communicating his election as a foreign member of Institute de France and Paris Academy of Sciences. Paris, 3 January 1875.
Letter, in French, from Alexandre Dumas and Bertrand to d. Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil - Communicating his election as a foreign member of Institute de France and Paris Academy of Sciences. Paris, 3 January 1875.
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© Museu Imperial, Sketches made by d. Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil - Representing the Isle of Tenerife, Spain (1871).
Sketches made by d. Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil - Representing the Isle of Tenerife, Spain (1871).
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Documents regarding the Emperor D. Pedro II's journeys in Brazil and abroad

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This candidature presents for registration at the International Memory of the World Register the Documents regarding the Emperor d. Pedro II’s journeys in Brazil and abroad, nominated by UNESCO in 2010 for the Memory of the World Brazil Register, which constitute the Serie Journeys of the Emperor – 1840/1913. They belong to the fond Archive of the Imperial House of Brazil, and are formed by diaries, journey itineraries, correspondence, expense reports, newspapers, pamphlets, programmes, tributes, invitations and sketches; in total 2.210 documents.

D. Pedro II undertook various journeys during the 49 years of his reign, through Brazil and four continents, getting to know new territories and other cultures. The documentation enable us to draw a panel of the XIX century and the passage to modernity; it reveals aspects of the thinking, the scientific discoveries, the cultural diversity and the political passions, as well as analysing diplomatic relations between Brazil and countries from different continents.

We reaffirm the importance of these documents and all actions that lead to their conservation, study and disclosure, for beyond the manuscripts of an Emperor and the references to his journeys, they are the description of an age of deep historical transformations in Brazil and abroad.

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