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A Guide to the Military Papers of the Spanish Army in Cuba

Finding aid prepared by John R. Nemmers

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

August 2004

Descriptive Summary

Title: Military Papers of the Spanish Army in Cuba
Dates: 1869-1897
Abstract: Correspondence, financial records, and others documents about the organization and activities of the Spanish military in Cuba from 1869 to 1897.
Extent: 0.05 Linear feet. 16 Folders.
Identification: MS Group 161
Language(s): Spanish
Note: This guide is available in Spanish at
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Scope and Content

Correspondence, financial records, and official documents that reveal the presence, organization, and activities of the Spanish military in Cuba from 1869 to 1897. Most of the military units documented by the records are volunteer units, and several records refer to the Ejército de Cuba (Cuban military) and the Comisaría de Guerra. A number of the financial documents were created or signed by Salvador Bonet, the Habilitado (accounts officer or paymaster). Several documents are also signed by Gregorio López. Included are muster rolls, letters, a poem, invoices, service records, and inventories of arms, ammunition, rations, supplies, and personnel. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order. All of the documents are written in Spanish.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

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This guide is available in Spanish at

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Military Papers of the Spanish Army in Cuba, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Bonet, Salvador - Correspondence and official documents from his tenure as Habilitado (accounts officer or paymaster). 1880-1884
2 Enlistment and promotion of José Rosell. 1875
3 File of Fidel Marqués, Batallion of Volunteers, Santiago de Cuba (Voluntarios de Santiago de Cuba). 1869-1877
4 Inventories of weapons, ammunition, etc. 1877-1882
5 Inventory, military supply depot, Tiguabos, Cuba. 1896-1897
6 Muster Roll, First Royal Regiment of Infantry. 1882
7 Muster Roll, First Royal Regiment of Infantry, Ciego de Ávila. 1882
8 Passport, certificate, and official documents of the Comisaría de Guerra. 1882-1884
9 Payroll for Officers, and credits and debits for personnel accounts. 1878-1896
10 Poem, "Despedida de la Isla de Cuba" (Farewell to the Island of Cuba). n.d.
11 Rations (rice, cookies, coffee, etc.). 1896-1897
12 Receipts, invoices, and other financial documents. 1878-1884
13 Record of Desertion ("Hoja de Estadística Criminal de Guerra"). 1879
14 Service Record of Ramón Leal y González, First Royal Calvary. 1870
15 Supplies, equipments, property. 1882
16 Training and instruction for personnel. 1879-1882

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Armed Forces -- Mobilization.
Military history.
Nineteenth century.
Spain. Ejército.
Spanish colonies.

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