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Leather-bound collection, "Cartas de Martí," that contains photos of Martí's letters to María Mantilla written during his last days. Imprinted on the cover is "Obsequio del Archivo Nacional a la Señora María Mantilla y Miyares, viuda de Romero". Boxed and presented to María Mantilla after she had donated the original letters to Cuba

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 1

Scope and Content

From the Collection:

This collection includes correspondence, photos, and mementos relating to the legacy of José Martí in Cuba. Almost all the correspondence is between María Mantilla de Romero and officials in Cuba. Much of the correspondence concerns the Centenario de Martí celebration in 1953. Dates of material range from 1875 to 1974, almost a full century. The bulk of the collection, however dates between 1953 and 1960. The correspondence is arranged chronologically. Particular items of interest include photocopies of letters to María Mantilla from José Martí.


  • Creation: 1875-1974
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1953-1960



The collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes and one oversize folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Spanish; Castilian