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Spanish Military Documents Relating to 19th Century Cuba


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Overview and metadata sections

The collection consists of Spanish legal and military documents concerning the administration of Cuba in the 19th century. Among the subjects covered in the documents are trials of officers and soldiers for corruption, abuse of power, and drunkenness; disciplinary laws and regulations on desertion and the organization of military courts; and salaries, pensions, promotion, and recruitment. There are many printed circulars of orders from Madrid addressed to the general in charge of the island of Cuba.

The materials in the collection have been arranged by subject (military justice, military organization, and miscellaneous).

Purchased from Libreria Costa in 1986.

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This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 2002. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 2002.

No appraisal information is available.

Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Karla J. Vecchia
Finding Aid Date
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Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Military Justice, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Trials of officers and soldiers for corruption, abuse of power, desertion, drunkenness, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Military Justice, 1845-1875. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Disciplinary laws and regulations on desertion, organization of military courts, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Military Organization, 1845-1876. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Salaries, pensions, retirement, periods of service, recruitment, promotion, medals and prizes, losses, administrative districts, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1861-1875. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Philippines army, censorship, political prisoners, appointments, accounts, war prisoners, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Print, Suggest