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José Martínez-Cañas Collection, undated | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Title: José Martínez-Cañas Collection, undatedAdd to your cart.

ID: CHC0228

Creator: Martínez-Cañas, José

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 05/16/2002. More info below under Accruals.

Formats/Genres: Letters, Postcards

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes materials collected by the Cuban-born art dealer and historian José Martínez-Cañas. It includes letters of the Cuban painter Fidelio Ponce (1895-1949); a letter written by General Calixto García and probably addressed to General Mario García Menocal during the independence war in Cuba ;and two postcards signed by Alfredo Zayas and Manuel Sanguily. The collection also contains texts and other materials related to the violin as an object and its history in Cuba. The Martínez Cañas family previously owned the 1715 Lipinski Stradivarius and the 1712 Hrimlay Stradivarius violins, among others.

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Painters - Cuba
Ponce, Fidelio, 1895-1949

Administrative Information

Accruals: Further accruals are expected.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact for more information.

Acquisition Method: Received from José Martinez-Cañas in May of 2002; material was added in August of 2002 and September of 2013.

Preferred Citation: José Martinez-Cañas Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: The collection-level record created by Beata Bergen, March 2009 and updated by María R. Estorino, August 2015. Updated by Juan A. Villanueva, October 2015.

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