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Cuba--History--19th Century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of Spanish Language Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 1.16
Scope and Contents Includes printed and manuscript material written in Spanish and originating from Spain and Spanish-speaking countries in North America and South America. The collection is currently being processed and new items will be added on an ongoing basis. For this reason, the indicated date range is approximate at this point. This collection has multiple creators, which have not been indexed at this time.

Edward C. Dyer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2014.024
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, and financial documents related to Edward C. Dyer's business as an auctioneer and importer of cigars (segars) from Havana, Cuba. The majority of the documents are dated between 1853-1865 with the full scope of the collection ranging from 1808-1897. The bulk of the letters were written by John Benjamin Belt, a cigar exporter in Havana, detailing the Cuban import-export cigar trade including suppliers, brands, quality of various tobacco leaves,...

Letter Addressed to My Dear Hattie, Havana, Cuba

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00457
Content Description 6 page letter from Will to his wife Hattie dated 1864 July 27. He describes the perilous trip in their steamer boat to get to Cuba and the close call the ship had with a larger Spanish ship that seemed certain was trying to ram their bow. He describes Moro Castle and the buildings and landscape of Havana. He also describes at great length the wares of the ladies about town and the dressings adorned on the riders and horses who pull carriages. In one section of his letter, Will laments that...

Photograph Album of 8th Massachusetts Infantry in Cuba, Georgia, and Kentucky

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01339
Content Description Photograph album containing 84 pictures of the 8th Massachusetts Infantry. Pictures show men of the regiment in Matanzas, Cuba at Camp Thomas in Chickamauga, Georgia and at Camp Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky. The photographs do not seem to follow a chronological order in their placement in the album, but the description of most of the photographs are clearly annotated to describe the people and/ or locations depicted. One photographs shows members of the regiment boarding a train from...

Spanish American War Diary of a Member of a Hospital Corps Humanitarian Mission

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00817
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary by a Hospital Corps man detailing repeated trips to Cuba between December 5, 1898 and May, 1899. He was chosen from a Hospital Corps School in Washington, D.C. (Established in 1898, often called "Old Naval Hospital") to be among twelve sent on a humanitarian mission to Cuba. He sails from New York to Cuba on the Bay State Hospital Ship, which is delayed after an explosion within fifty feet of the diarist. The Bay State Hospital Ship was a...

Ten Years' War Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00698
Scope and Contents Two manuscripts and an accompanying letter describing an insurrection in Cuba during the Ten Years' War. The manuscripts give an account of how many insurgents were killed or wounded, name the towns that were ccupied by the insurgents, and give the status of supplies and ammunition. The accompanying letter, from James C. Burnham to Lanman & Kemp of New York, describes the status of the sugar trade in Cuba. Transcripts are included.

John Womack Wright Collection of Maps

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 W93
Scope and Contents Printed maps, circa 1675-1918, collected by Col. John Womack Wright pertaining to his interest in military events in Europe chiefly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The collection primarily concerns the cartography of areas in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Italy. The collection includes examples of the work of Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Guillaume de L'Isle, Johann Baptist Homann, Tobias Conrad Lotter, Placide de Saint Helene, John Senex, George Mattheus Seutter the Older; and...