Provincial Prison, Valencia, and to Totana Labor Camp, 1938

Reference: CT002

1938. Lot of 9 postal stationery sent to or from Fernando Candela Ortells, to the provincial prison in Valencia first, and to Totana Labor Camp (Murcia) later.

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Lot of nine postal stationery Edifil 77n, 78n (6) and 79A (2), all with seven digits in the serial number, two of them consecutive.

They are written between May 22 and August 6, 1938; two of them sent by Fernando Candela Ortells to his wife Pilar Lorente Viñé, and the others sent to him by his wife and sister.

The post cards dated from May 22 to July 4, 1938 are sent to or from Valencia's Prisión Celular, three of them with mark "PRISIÓN CELULAR DE VALENCIA / CENSURADA". And the two last of them, of August 3 & 6, 1938, are sent to Totana's labor camp.

Fernando Candela was a lawyer in Valencia who was executed in that city aged 38. See the following documents in Centro Documental de la Memoria Histórica:

PS-BARCELONA,546,2,10

DNSD-SECRETARÍA,FICHERO,10,C0047947

DNSD-SECRETARÍA,FICHERO,10,C0047942

See also César Vidal's work Checas de Valencia, page 223, registry 1.079.

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