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Columbus letters

Views differ on the number of letters written by Columbus. One view is that three letters were written: one (the Spanish letter) addressed to Luis de Santangel, 'Escribano de Racion', or Keeper of Accounts of Aragon; another (the Latin translation), which identifies the recipient as 'tesorero' Gabriel Sanchez, Treasurer of Aragon, and a third letter addressed to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, of which no known copy has survived. Another view is that all three were derived from a single manuscript sent to the King and Queen, from which copies were made and then sent to court officials.

There are a number of U.S. websites which provide further information on Columbus's voyages and the Letters: