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Military Papers of the Spanish Army in Cuba

Identifier: MS Group 161

Scope and Content

Correspondence, financial records, and official documents that reveal the presence, organization, and activities of the Spanish military in Cuba from 1869 to 1897. Most of the military units documented by the records are volunteer units, and several records refer to the Ejército de Cuba (Cuban military) and the Comisaría de Guerra. A number of the financial documents were created or signed by Salvador Bonet, the Habilitado (accounts officer or paymaster). Several documents are also signed by Gregorio López. Included are muster rolls, letters, a poem, invoices, service records, and inventories of arms, ammunition, rations, supplies, and personnel. Folders are arranged in alphabetical order. All of the documents are written in Spanish.


  • Creation: 1869-1897


The collection is open for research.


0.05 Linear feet (16 Folders)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


Correspondence, financial records, and others documents about the organization and activities of the Spanish military in Cuba from 1869 to 1897.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.


A Guide to the Military Papers of the Spanish Army in Cuba
Finding aid prepared by John R. Nemmers
August 2004
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America