One of the little known consequences of the collapse of the French Empire in Mexico in the 1860s was the dispersal of thousands of Mexican political pamphlets throughout the United States and Europe. Held in the personal libraries of literate conservatives, countless pamphlets were sold as conservatives divested themselves of their worldly possessions. Into the maelstrom of the 1860s, 1870s, and 1880s came buyers like Adolph Sutro, Herbert Howe Bancroft (who bought a large number of pamphlets from Father Augustín Fischer, Maximillian’s personal chaplain), and Henry Ward Poole. Their assiduous collecting has formed the basis of some of the principal Mexican pamphlet collections: the Sutro Library in San Francisco, the Bancroft Library in Berkeley, the British Museum in London, the Latin American Collection of the University of Texas at Austin, and the Lafragua Collection in the National Library in Mexico City. The collection of Henry Ward Poole is now in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. It is a collection of 1,446 pamphlets, most of which focus on the 1820s (945 relate to the years 1820-1827). This book is a check list of the Bodleian Collection preceded by a biographical sketch of Poole by Colin Steele and a brief historical survey of Independence and the 1820s by Michael Costeloe. In the check list, which is arranged by author and title, appear the names of some of Mexico’s greatest pamphleteers: Jose Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Rafael Davila, and Pablo de Villavicencio. As the early post-Independence period attracts badly needed attention, competent, basic works like this check list will prove invaluable.