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Carrillo de Albornoz and Aldama family papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1089

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, business and legal papers, personal papers, printed ephemera, genealogical research materials, photographs, and a scrapbook documenting the lives of the Carrillo de Albornoz and Aldama families including Isaac Carrillo de Albornoz, Rene Carrillo de Albornoz, Miguel de Aldama, and other family members who lived in Cuba and the United States in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Dates

  • 1841 - 1967

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 7 (cold storage): Restricted fragile material. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Carrillo de Albornoz and Aldama Family Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Susan Amussen, 1998.

Arrangement

Arranged by type of material.

Extent

1.96 Linear Feet ((5 boxes) + 1 art, 1 cold storage)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.carrillo

Overview

The collection includes correspondence, business and legal papers, personal papers, printed ephemera, genealogical research materials, photographs, and a scrapbook documenting the lives of the Carrillo de Albornoz and Aldama families including Isaac Carrillo de Albornoz, René Carrillo de Albornoz, Miguel de Aldama, and other family members who lived in Cuba and the United States in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Isaac Carrillo de Albornoz (1844-1901)

Isaac Carrillo de Albornoz was born in Havana, Cuba in 1844. He was imprisoned during the Ten Years' War (1868-1878), and sentenced to death. After his sentence was commuted he immigrated to the United States and became a citizen in 1873. He lived in New York until the end of the Spanish American War when he returned to Cuba and was appointed to the Supreme Court. He resigned in the fall of 1901 due to health reasons and died in New York in November of the same year. He married Dolores de Aldama (daughter of Miguel de Aldama and Hilaria Font) in New York in 1870. Their children included Mario Carrillo de Albornoz, Edgar Carrillo de Albornoz, and René Carrillo de Albornoz.

Miguel de Aldama (1820-1888)

Miguel de Aldama was born in Havana, Cuba in 1820, and was educated in the United States. A wealthy sugar plantation owner in Cuba, he was a leader of the movement for independence from Spain. Aldama immigrated to the United States during the Cuban Ten Years' War and established a sugar refinery on the Brooklyn, New York waterfront. He returned to Cuba in 1885, and died there in 1888. According to his wishes, he was buried in the family vault at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery. He married Hilaria Font in 1842, and she predeceased him in 1871. They were the parents of six children.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

The collection is comprised of material formerly classed as Uncat MS Vault 822.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during basic processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Carrillo de Albornoz and Aldama Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2007-05-16
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Location

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Access Information

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