Bernabé Sánchez Letterbook
Scope and Content
The collection consists of one letterbook containing copies of letters written by Sánchez between September 24, 1898 and October 31, 1900. There are 504 pages in the letterbook and most are legible.
- Sanchez, Bernabe. (Person)
The collection is open for research.
Bernabé Sánchez Adán, born July 15, 1841; died Sept 27, 1926. Cattle rancher and financier based in Nuevitas, Camagüey, owner of company "Bernabé Sánchez and Sons". Founded Central Senado in 1882 by combining two other properties: La Caridad and El Congreso. Bernabé managed the Ingenio until 1921.
Bernabe paid the mambises 1,000 gold pesos in 1898 to safeguard the property. His eldest son, Bernabé Sánchez Batista, was a senior officer among the Cuban insurgents during the Ten Year War against Spain and was elected governor of the province of Camagüey in 1913.
El Senado has since been renamed Noel Fernández. Before the 1959 revolution, it was the 24th biggest producer in the country, and employed 4,100 workers during the harvest. The estate covered 2,691 cabellerías.
0.03 Linear feet (1 volume)
Language of Materials
A letterbook containing copies of letters written by cattle rancher and financier Bernabé Sánchez of Cuba between 1898 and 1900.
University of Florida Smathers Library Building
Alternate Form of Finding Aid
This guide is available in Spanish at https://www.uflib.ufl.edu/findingaids/Spanish/msgroup179.pdf.
Alternative Format Available
- A Guide to the Bernabé Sánchez Letterbook
- Finding aid prepared by Carl Van Ness
- November 2004
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- Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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- Description is written in English.
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