Works by Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos

Jovellanos’ correspondence is included in volumes II to V of Obras Completas. Due to the carefully updated content of Obras Completas, the correspondence is included in this section, in which the user can also find other sections where works that are mentioned later are included.
This edition of Obras completas de Jovellanos was an initiative carried out by José Miguel Caso González. Edited jointly with Gijon Town Council, Feijoo Institute for 18th-Century Studies (University of Oviedo) and KRK Editions.
Obras completas de Jovellanos consist of fifteen volumes, which are presented in the following list:

    • Volume I (Literary Writings), 1984. Critical edition, introduction and notes by José Miguel Caso González.
    • Volumes II to V (Correspondence), 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990. Critical edition, introduction and notes by José Miguel Caso González.
    • Volumes VI to VIII (Journal), 1994, 1999. [Vol. VIII is under development].
    • Vol. VI: Critical edition, introduction and notes by José Miguel Caso González with the collaboration of Javier González Santos.
    • Vol. VIII: Critical edition, prologue and notes by María Teresa Caso Machicado and Javier González Santos.
    • Volume IX (Asturian Writings), 2005. Critical edition, prologue and notes by Elena de Lorenzo Álvarez and Álvaro Ruiz de la Peña Solar.
    • Volume X (Economical Writings), 2008. Critical edition, previous study, prologue and notes by Vicent Llombart i Rosa and Joaquín Ocampo Suárez-Valdés.
    • Volume XI (Political Writings), 2006. Critical edition, previous study, prologue and notes by Ignacio Fernández Sarasola.
    • Volume XII (Literature Writings), 2009. Critical edition, previous study and notes by Elena de Lorenzo Álvarez.
    • Volume XIII and XIV (Pedagogical Writings 1st and 2nd), 2010. Critical edition, prologue, introductory study and notes by Olegario Negrín Fajardo.
    • Volume XV (Law Writings). [In preparation].
    • Volume XVI (Historic-Artistic Writings). [In preparation].
    • Volume XVII (Various Writings and General Index of the Complete Work). [In preparation].
    • Journal (1790 – 1801).
    • Family memoirs (1790 – 1810).
    • Travelling journal from Bellver (Mallorca) to Jadraque (Guadalajara). Coming back from exile. Mallorca, 5 April, 23 June, 1808.
    • Speech uttered to the Society of Friends of the Country of Asturias.
    • Reports on art works (Granada, Córdoba, Bellver, Asturias).
    • Writings on the necessity of linking Law studies with History and Antiques studies.
    • Madrid, Academy of History, reception speech. Madrid, 14 February 1780.
    • Praise to Fine Arts. Speech read at the Academy of San Fernando. Madrid, 14 July 1781.
    • Report on prison reforms. Seville, 1768-1778.
    • Reports and deductions regarding Public Law of Spain. Seville, 1 July 1774.
    • Internal hospices organization, regarding their healthiness. Economic Society of Seville, 1778.
    • Report on general pardons. Madrid,1 July 1779.
    • Reflections on the Spanish laws regarding the use of graves. Academy of History, 1781.
    • Speech on the necessity of studying a language to comprehend the law’s spirit. Madrid, 25 September 1781.
    • Report on the old and modern ecclesiastic disciplines regarding the place of the graves. Madrid, 9 May 1783.
    • Speech to enlighten the matter of a report requested by the Royal and
    • Supreme Council of Castille to the Economic Society of Madrid, regarding the establishment of a Montepío for the nobility of the Court. Madrid, 1784.
    • Report for the adjustment of the police at public-shows and about their origin in Spain. Gijón, 29 December 1790. An updated version was presented in June 11th, 1796.
    • Representation, to Charles IV of Spain, explaining what the Inquisition Tribunal was. 1798.
    • Report for the abolition of torture trials. Seville, 1768-1778.
    • Plan of a discussion about the Visigothic laws. Madrid, 1785.
    • Presentation about the organisation of the Courts. 1809.
    • Report on the causes of the decadence of economic societies. Madrid, 3 October 1786.
    • Report read to the Economic Society of Madrid about whether women should be allowed to join or not. 1786
    • First representation to Charles IV of Spain. Valldemosa, Mallorca, 24 April 1801.
    • Second representation to Charles IV of Spain. Valldemosa, Mallorca, 8 October 1801.
    • Representation to Fernando VII of Spain. Mallorca, 18 April 1808.
    • Mr. Gaspar de Jovellanos to his compatriots: Report on the defence of the Central Board. Santa Cruz de Ribadulla, 2 May 1811. Report in which the spread calumnies against the members of the Central Board are refuted and in which the behaviour and opinions of the author since he recovered his freedom are accounted.
    • Reflections on Democracy. (plc).
    • Various papers and letters regarding projects, representations, opinions, speeches, reflections, proposals, instructions, reports, etc.
    • Speech read to the Society of Friends of the Country of Asturias about the necessity of fomenting the study of natural sciences in the region. Oviedo, 6 May 1782.
    • General plan of improvements proposed by the Gijon Town Council. 1782.
    • Report to the General Board of Trade and Currency about the free practice of arts. (According to Ceán: Madrid, 29 November 1785).
    • Report on the Bellver Castle, historic-artistic depiction. Bellver Castle, 1805.
    • Depiction of La Rioja. Gijón, 16 April 1795.
    • Report on the oil extraction in foreign regions. Seville, 14 May 1774.
    • Introduction to a speech on the study of the civil Economy. 1776.
    • Report on the promotion of the merchant navy. Madrid, 1784.
    • Causes for the Economy Societies’ decadence. Madrid, 19 January 1786.
    • Report about substituting the old method of spinning silk for a new one. Madrid, Board of Trade and Currency, 1789.
    • Expert opinion about boarding foreign cloths to Spanish colonies. Madrid, 1789.
    • Report on the Land Law File, Gijón, 26 April 1794.
    • Report to the Protomedicato about the status of the Medical Society of Seville and the study of Medicine in their university. Seville, 3 September 1777.
    • Speech about the special language and style of a Geography Dictionary. Madrid, 23 June 1788. Read by the author of the Royal Academy of History.
    • Rules of procedure for the economic, institutional and literary government of the Inmaculada Concepción de Salamanca school, according to the new plan approved by S. M. on request of the Royal Council of the Orders. Salamanca, 16 August 1790.
    • Pedagogical Reports. (1790 – 1809).
    • Ordinance for the Royal Institute of Asturias. Gijón, 1 December 1793.
    • Inaugural speech to the opening of the Royal Institute of Asturias. Gijón, 7 January 1794.
    • Piece of news about the Royal Institute of Asturias. Gijón, 21 June 1794.
    • Castilian Humanities Course. Royal Institute of Asturias. Gijón, 1794.
    • Letter to Doctor Prado about the Law study method. Gijón, 17 December 1795.
    • Speech on the necessity of linking literature and scientific studies. Royal Institute of Asturias. Gijón, 1797.
    • Exhibition to the Prince of Peace as a response to eleven points about the public instruction in Spain. Gijón, 1797.
    • Plan to adjust University studies. Madrid, 1798.
    • Educational plan for nobility and upper classes. Aranjuez, 1798.
    • Speech on the study of Historic Geography. Royal Institute of Asturias. 16 February 1800.
    • Report about public education – theoretical-practical treaty about the education that should be applied on children schools. Cartuja de Valldemosa. Mallorca, 1802.
    • Instructions, given to a young theologian after finishing University studies, about the method that he should apply in order to improve his studies of this science. Bellver Castle, 1805.
    • Basis for the creation of a general plan of Public Instruction. Seville, 16 November 1809.
    • Speech to the Royal Society of Friends of the Country of Asturias about the ways of promoting the Principality’s felicity. Madrid, 22 April 1781.
    • Asturias Travel Letters or Letters to Ponz. (1782 – 1792)
    • Gigia’s old history critical opinion. Gijón, 9 August 1782.
    • Presentations about Pajares road. (1783 – 1799).
    • Mining reports. (1789 – 1797).
    • Plan for the creation of a dialect-of-Asturias dictionary. Gijón, 1790.
    • Instructions for the creation of an Asturian dictionary. 1801.
    • Report on the dialect of Asturias (instructions for the creation of a Asturian Geography Dictionary). 1804.
    • Origin and introduction of agriculture in Asturias. Bellver Castle, 1804.
    • Plays: Pelayo / La muerte de Munuza, tragedy; Seville, 1769. El delincuente honrado; Seville, 1774.
    • Poetic and romantic compositions:
      • Tribute to the memory of the Marqués de los Llanos de Alguazas, read on the
        Madrid Economic Society. 5 August 1780.
      • Tribute to Ventura Rodríguez. Madrid Economic Society. Madrid, 19 January 1788.
      • Tribute to Charles III of Spain. Read at the Royal Madrid Economic Society. 8
        November 1788.

Traducciones

    • Translation of the tragedy Iphigenia, by Jean Racine. 1769.
    • Translation of Voyage dans l’Egypte por decouvrir les sources du Nile, by James Bruce. 1895.
    • Extract and translation of Historia de la Cartuja de Valldemuza, by Fray Alberto Puiz. 1801.

Botany

    • Majorcan Botany treaty or Medicinal Flora of Valldemossa. (1801).