Carrillo de Albornoz and Aldama family papers
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.
- 1841 - 1967
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.
Arranged by type of material.
1.96 Linear Feet ((5 boxes) + 1 art, 1 cold storage)
Language of Materials
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.
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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.
- Guide to the Carrillo de Albornoz and Aldama Family Papers
- Under Revision
- by Beinecke staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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