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José Ignacio Rodríguez Papers

Identifier: MS Group 306

Scope and Content

Correspondence, documents and manuscript fragments. This collection contains letters and documents of Rodríguez's clients related to appeals presented to the Joint Spanish and American Commission in an attempt to reclaim the expropriated property of United States citizens, including the island of Cayo Romana. There are also materials about the insurrectionary activity in Camagüey, such as the uprising on Joaquín de Agüero in 1851 near Puerto Príncipe.


  • Creation: 1873-1890



The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lawyer. José Ignacio Rodríguez worked in Washington, D.C. with Cubans living in the United States whose property was seized by the Spanish government for supporting the Cuban independence movement.


0.01 Linear feet (84 items)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


Letters and documents of lawyer who represented clients whose property was seized by the Spanish government as retribution for their support of Cuban independence.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at

Alternative Format Available

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections: including letters from Mateo C. Rodriguez and Perfecto de Rojas. Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

A Guide to the José Ignacio Rodríguez Papers
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
March 2005
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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