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Mercedes Torres de Montt

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born around 1770, she married Lucas Montt, their son, Manuel Montt became president of Chile between 1851 and 1861. She was sister-in-law of Adriana Montt. Her husband died on 25 February 1821. She was living in Petorca, Chile in 1826. In 1826 she wrote to her compadre, Cipriano Pérez, who was married to her cousin Ventura Torres, regarding financial and business matters. She was a friend of Andrés Bello. (Vergara Quiroz, 154-157, 196, 218-219)

Life Events

Born 1770She was born around 1770.
Other 1826She wrote to her compadre in January and October 1826.
Other 1839She wrote to her son in January 1839.


Vergara Quiroz, Sergio, (1987), Cartas de mujeres en Chile, 1630-1885

Silva Castro, Raúl, (1954), Cartas chilenas (Siglos XVIII y XIX)


Letter: Carta

Letter: Carta

Letter: Carta

Letter: Carta

Letter: Carta


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Resource id #31 (46)

Resource id #35 (112)

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