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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA Almeida
ALMEIDA, João de, 2nd Marquess of Alorna (1726-1802)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Almeida, João de, 1726-1802, 2nd Marquess of Alorna

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 7 Nov 1726; studied in Paris; named as Ambassador to the court of Louis XV, King of France, when implicated in the plot of 3 Sep 1758 to murder Joseph I, King of Portugal; imprisoned on the orders of Sebastião de Carvalho, Marquês de Pombal, in the Castle of Belém, and then the Fortress of Junqueira for eighteen years; released Mar 1777; subsequently declared innocent of attempted regicide, and rehabilitated; Commander of Moreira in the Order of Christ; Captain of Cavalry; Member of the Real Academia de História Portuguesa; died 9 Jun 1802.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to King's College Library.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Manuscript relating to Alorna's imprisonment in the Fortress of Junqueira, Portugal, 1758-1777, on charges of attempted regicide, entitled 'Relação do que contremo Forte da Junqueira, e do que nelle passaram os presos, sieita pelo Marquês da Alorna'. Subsequently published posthumously as Relação dos presos do forte da Junqueira by Almeida (published for José de Sousa Amado, Lisbon, 1857).

System of arrangement

1 volume.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services of King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library OPAC; Grande enciclopédia Portuguesa e Brasileira. Compiled by Robert Baxter.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second Edition, 2000.

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Date(s) of descriptions

May 2000.

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  • European history
  • History
  • National history
  • Political history

Personal names

  • Almeida, João de, 1726-1802, 2nd Marquess of Alorna

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives


  • Fortress of Junqueira, Portugal

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