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Manuel Piedra Martel Collection



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ID: CHC5048

Creator: Piedra Martel, Manuel (1869-1954)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian


The Manuel Piedra Martel collection consists of the personal papers of Cuban writer and colonel Manuel Piedra Martel.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Manuel Piedra Martel collection consists of the personal papers of Cuban writer and colonel Manuel Piedra Martel. It includes correspondence, geneaology, photographs, short story manuscripts, clippings, and a newspaper account of the death of Antonio Maceo written by Piedra. It also includes Piedra's publications from the University of Miami, and a copper plaque awarded to him.

Biographical Note

Manuel Piedra Martel was a Cuban soldier, politican, diplomat, and writer. He fought in the Cuban War for Independence and obtained the rank of colonel in the Cuban Army. He later served in the House of Representatives of the new nation, as well as serving stints as the Cuban ambassador to Guatemala and China. Martel was also a writer and historian who composed memoirs and works of the contemporary history of Cuba.

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Cuban literature
Military organizations -- Cuba

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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.

Preferred Citation: Manuel Piedra Martel collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: Collection-level record added by Fernando Espino, December 2013. Updated by Juan A. Villanueva, November 2015.

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