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Tomás Estrada Palma Collection

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Tomás Estrada Palma Papers

Tomás Andrés Estrada Palma II Papers

Estrada Palma Family Papers

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Tomás Estrada Palma Collection, 1880-1999 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By María R. Estorino and Pedro A. Figueredo, May 2001

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Collection Overview

Title: Tomás Estrada Palma Collection, 1880-1999Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: CHC0460

Creator: Palma, Tomás Estrada

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement:

The Tomás Estrada Palma Collection is organized into four series.

Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

Formats/Genres: Estrada Palma, Tomás, 1835-1908 - Correspondence, Presidents - Cuba - Correspondence

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The Tomás Estrada Palma Collection contains materials from a scrapbook donated by the great-grandson of Tomás Estrada Palma (1835-1908), Tomás Douglas Estrada Palma III. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, legal documents and photographs related to the first Cuban president.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Tomás Estrada Palma Collection contains materials from a scrapbook donated by the great-grandson of TEP, Tomás Douglas Estrada Palma III. Items that were preserved in the scrapbook include photographs, letters, personal documents, and newspaper clippings. They document primarily the Tomás Andrés Estrada Palma II branch of the Estrada Palma family tree, including some materials related to his wife, Helen Douglas Browne, and her family.

Correspondence includes letters written by TEP, TEP II and other members of the Estrada Palma family. Clippings largely cover the 1906 resignation of TEP from the Cuban presidency and the consequent US military occupation, TEP's death in 1908, as well as events honoring TEP in the years after his death. Also amongst the clippings are articles relating to TEP II's marriage to Helen Douglas Browne in 1910. Other items include documents such as TEP II's report card, marriage certificate, and passport. There are also photographs of TEP, TEP II, and TEP III, as well as photos of other members of the family such as Genoveva Guardiola de Estrada Palma, Candelaria "Candita" Estrada Palma, and Helen (Douglas Browne) Estrada Palma. Of special interest is a photograph of the presidential convoy that traveled with TEP from Bayamo to Havana for his inauguration in 1902 and photographs of the Presidential Palace in Havana taken during TEP's presidency.

Included in this collection is the citizenship certificate of José Guimunde y Martínez, which was signed by TEP. This document was donated by Mirtha Alberto in August 2000 and added to the Tomás Estrada Palma Collection at that time.

Biographical Note

Tomás Estrada Palma was born in Bayamo, Cuba on 9 July 1835. He studied law, and joined the rebel forces during the revolution of 1868-1878. After nine years of service, he was captured and imprisoned in Spain until the end of the insurrection. After his release, he went to Honduras, where he became postmaster of the republic. Later he moved to the United States and opened a school for Latin American students at Central Valley, New York. With a new revolt in Cuba in 1895, Estrada Palma was elected delegate-at-large and minister plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in arms and took charge of the well known council in the United States which purchased arms, organized filibustering expeditions and otherwise aided the army in the field. In 1901, he was elected president of the Cuban republic and was inaugurated on 20 May 1902. On 23 September 1905, he was again elected to the office of president but resigned 28 September 1906. Estrada Palma died on 4 November 1908 and is buried in Santiago de Cuba.

Subject/Index Terms

Estrada Palma, Tomás, 1835-1908
Estrada Palma, Tomás Andrés, 1884-1960
Estrada Palma, Tomás Douglas, 1911-1999
Estrada Palma family

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.80 linear feet (ca. 270 items in two boxes)

Access Restrictions: This collection is unrestricted.

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

Acquisition Method: Gift of Tomás Douglas Estrada Palma III, 1995

Original/Copies Note: Browse the digital objects in this collection For more information please see http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cubanHeritage/chc0460/.

Related Materials:

Cuban Heritage Collection Manuscript Collections:

CHC0347 Cuban Manuscripts Collection

Folder 16: Letter from TEP to Antonia Gavin in Buffalo, NY, 1904.

Folder 17: Copy of letter by TEP, Oct. 1906.

CHC0398 Cordovés and Bolaños Families Collection

Folder 5: Letter on Cuban Revolutionary Party letterhead from TEP to José María F. Aguirre, 9 July 1896.

Selected published materials in CHC and/or the University of Miami's Otto G. Richter Library:

Collazo, Enrique. Desde Yara hasta el Zanjon; apuntaciones historicas . Habana: Tip. de "La Lucha," 1893.

Corzo Pi, Daniel. Historia de Don Tomás Estrada Palma [microform], su juventud y estudios, revolucionario y delegado, presidente de Cuba, ultimos años de una vida laboriosa en la miseria, espistolario, documentos . Habana: Impr. de Diaz y Castro; Guantanamo: Medano y Ricardo, [193-?].

Cuba. Departamento de Estado. Documentos internacionales referentes al reconocimiento de la república de Cuba. Habana: La Moderna Poesía, 1904.

Estrada Palma, Tomás. Mensaje del presidente Tomas Estrada Palma al congreso de la República de Cuba al inaugurarse la 2 legislatura de 1904 . Habana: Imprenta, Papeleria y Encuadernacion de Rambla y Bouza, 1904. [Signed by Tomás Estrada Palma]

Iznaga, R. Tres años de república, folleto político, por R. Iznaga Tomás Estrada Palma El gobierno y la administración pública desde 1902 á 1905. El estado actual del pueblo cubano. Por la paz y por la república . Habana: Rambla y Bouza, 1905.

Martínez Ortíz, Rafael. Cuba: los primeros años de independencia . Paris: "Le Livre libre," 1929.

Preferred Citation: Tomás Estrada Palma Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information:

María R. Estorino and Pedro A. Figueredo, 30 May 2001 Encoded by: Pedro A. Figueredo and Jeff Barry, August 2001

Retrospectively converted from HTML to EAD XML September, 2008 by Lyn MacCorkle and Kyle Rimkus based on a crosswalk by María Estorino.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revisions to the collection-level record made by Beata Bergen, June 2009. Container list added from Legacy PDF container list, February 2014.


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[Series 1: Tomás Estrada Palma Papers, 1906-circa 1970 (bulk dates, 1902-1908)],
[Series 2: Tomás Andrés Estrada Palma II Papers, 1902-1960 (bulk dates, 1906-1910)],
[Series 3: Estrada Palma Family Papers, 1905-1999 (bulk dates, 1908-1944)],
[Series 4: Photographs, circa 1880-1956],
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Series 1: Tomás Estrada Palma Papers, 1906-circa 1970 (bulk dates, 1902-1908)Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, undated, 1902-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Clippings, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Clippings, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Clippings, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Clippings, 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Clippings, 1935-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Annual Report of the War Department, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Biography, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Genealogy, circa 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Will, circa 1908Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Clippings (Oversized), undated, 1906-1908, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Documents (Oversized), 1906Add to your cart.
Series 2: Tomás Andrés Estrada Palma II Papers, 1902-1960 (bulk dates, 1906-1910)Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1904-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Documents, 1902-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Clippings, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Clippings, 1910Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Clippings (Oversized), undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Estrada Palma Family Papers, 1905-1999 (bulk dates, 1908-1944)Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, undated, 1905-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Tomás Douglas Estrada Palma III: Correspondence, circa 1919-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Tomás Douglas Estrada Palma III: Documents, undated, 1911-1916Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Tomás Douglas Estrada Palma III: Clippings, 1999Add to your cart.
Series 4: Photographs, circa 1880-1956Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Estrada Palma Family, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Tomás Estrada Palma (Group), circa 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Tomás Estrada Palma (Portrait), 1905Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Presidential Convoy, 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Tomás Andrés Estrada Palma II (Group), undated, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Tomás Douglas Estrada Palma III (Portrait), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Genoveva Guardiola de Estrada Palma, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Candelaria Estrada Palma, circa 1890, circa 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Helen (Douglas Browne) Estrada Palma, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Browne Family, undated, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Unidentified Persons, Central Valley, NY, undated, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Places, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Central Valley, NY, undated, 1904-1905Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Cuba, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Monuments, Cuba, undated, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Presidential Palace, Cuba, undated, circa 1902Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Tomás Estrada Palma Papers, 1906-circa 1970 (bulk dates, 1902-1908)],
[Series 2: Tomás Andrés Estrada Palma II Papers, 1902-1960 (bulk dates, 1906-1910)],
[Series 3: Estrada Palma Family Papers, 1905-1999 (bulk dates, 1908-1944)],
[Series 4: Photographs, circa 1880-1956],
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