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Álbum de viaje

Identifier: MS Group 321

Scope and Content

On July 13, 1842, Eusebio and Antonio Guiteras Font embarked on a three year voyage that took them from their home in Matanzas to the United States, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, the Holy Land, and Eygpt. The collections consists of three journals written by Eusebio. It contains detailed notes of the journey along with memorabilia from the trip.


  • Creation: 1842-1845


Biographical/Historical Note

Cuban intellectual and educator. Eusebio Guiteras Font was born in Matanzas, Cuba, on March 5, 1823. With his brother, Antonio, he founded the college La Empresa in Matanzas. The college was closed by Spanish authorities in 1868 as the college was seen as a source of dissent against Spanish colonial rule. Guiteras moved to Philadelphia in 1869 and died there on December 24, 1893.


0.25 Linear feet (3 vols.)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at

Acquisition Information

Gift of Guiteras Jacunski Family in 2004.

Alternate Form of Material

A transcription of the journal was published in Sevilla in 2010 under the title El pensamineto liberal cubano a traves del diario de viaje de Eusebio Guiteras Font.

Alternative Format Available

Digital reproductions of selected items in Álbum de viaje 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 Álbum de viaje
Finding aid prepared by Carl Van Ness
January 6, 2014
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Repository Details

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

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