The Diary of Heinrich Witt E-Book Collection

Editor: Ulrich Muecke
The diary of Heinrich Witt (1799-1892) is the most extensive private diary written in Latin America known to us today. Witt was born in Altona near Hamburg and went to Peru in 1824 for the English merchant house Gibbs. In his diary written in English, he describes his childhood and youth in Altona, his first professional years in England and his daily life and long voyages in Peru and to Europe. The diary gives a unique version of commerce and trade, politics and politicians, and of lawsuits and corruption in nineteenth-century Peru and abroad. It abounds in details about family life, customs and culture, and is a truly unique source for everyone interested in the history of Peru and of international trade and migration.

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Biographical Note

Ulrich Mücke, Dr. phil, is Professor of Latin American and Iberian History at the University of Hamburg. Among his many published and edited books are Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century Peru: The Rise of the Partido Civil (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004), and Autobiografía del Perú Republicano. Ensayos sobre historia y la narrativa del yo (Biblioteca Nacional del Perú 2015, with M. Velázquez).

Readership

All interested in the history of Peru, of Altona and Hamburg and of international trade and migration in the 19th century, and anyone concerned with autobiographical writing at that time.

Table of contents

Volume 1
Acknowledgements ... vii
Preface ... ix
A Short Biography of Heinrich Witt ... x
History of the Diary of Heinrich Witt ... lxxxix
The Diary of Heinrich Witt and Autobiographical Writing in the Nineteenth Century ... cxxiii
Form and Content of the Diary of Heinrich Witt ... cxlii
Spanish Editions of the Diary of Heinrich Witt ... clxi
About the Edition ... clxxiv

The Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 1 ... i – 740

Volume 2
The Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 2 ... i – 739

Volume 3
The Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 3 ... i – 671

Volume 4
The Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 4 ... i – 733

Volume 5
The Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 5 ... i – 606

Volume 6
The Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 6 ... i – 762

Volume 7
The Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 7 ... i – 819

Volume 8
The Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 8 ... i – 635

Volume 9
The Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 9 ... i – 613

Volume 10
The Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 10 ... i – 699

DRAFT DIARY, Volume 1
The Draft Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 1 ... i – 354

DRAFT DIARY, Volume 2
The Draft Diary of Heinrich Witt, Volume 2 ... i – 347

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