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Carmen Puig Papers


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Photographs and Postcards

Family Papers, Scrapbooks and Memorabilia

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Carmen Puig Papers, 1866-2008 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Title: Carmen Puig Papers, 1866-2008Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: CHC0484

Creator: Puig, Carmen

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Memorabilia, Photographs, Scrapbooks

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Carmen Puig papers document Carmen Puig's family ties to Jennings Cox, Puig's step-grandfather and the American credited with inventing the daiquiri cocktail.  Cox was an engineer with Bethlehem Iron Works in charge of mines in Daiquirí, a town in Cuba's southeast region.  Cox reportedly invented the famous daiquiri cocktail in 1898 by mixing together white Bacardi rum, mineral water, sugar, lemon juice, and crushed ice.

The Carmen Puig Papers include an original recipe for the daiquiri, while the bulk of the materials consist of family photographs.  The papers also include some correspondence, clippings, and memorabilia; and materials related to Puig's career with the Bacardi company from 1965 to 1986.

Subject/Index Terms

Bacardí Corporation (Puerto Rico)
Puig, Carmen
Rum industry - Caribbean Area - History

Administrative Information

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: Gift of Carmen Puig, 1995.

Original/Copies Note: Selected materials from this collection have been digitized. For more information please see

Preferred Citation: Carmen Puig papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: The collection-level record created by Beata Bergen, March 2010. Finding aid subjects terms assigned by Ana D. Rodríguez, March 2013.

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[Series 1: Photographs and Postcards, n.d., 1800s-1990],
[Series 2: Family Papers, Scrapbooks and Memorabilia, 1866-2008],

Series 1: Photographs and Postcards, n.d., 1800s-1990Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Carmen Puig Portraits, 1923, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Puig Family, 1913, 1917, 1925, 1940, 1962, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ramsden Family, 1900sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Ramsden de La Torre Family, 1800s, 1900sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Shuman Family, 1800s, 1900sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Shuman Ramsden Family, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Santiago de Cuba. Cathedral, 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Santiago de Cuba. Earthquake, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Santiago de Cuba. "El Guao", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Negatives, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Postcards, [1800s, 1900s]Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "La Mejorana". Painting (photo), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Unidentified, n.d.Add to your cart.
Flat files 3Add to your cart.
Drawer 41Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs: Wood, Leonard and View of Daiquiri Mines (oversize), 1899, 1903Add to your cart.
Series 2: Family Papers, Scrapbooks and Memorabilia, 1866-2008Add to your cart.
Correspondence, legal papers, photocopies, programs, clippings, personal cards and memorabilia

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