Collection CHC5048 - Manuel Piedra Martel Collection

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Manuel Piedra Martel Collection



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Manuel Piedra Martel was a Cuban soldier, politican, diplomat, and writer. He fought in the Cuban War for Independence and obtained the rank of colonel in the Cuban Army. He later served in the House of Representatives of the new nation, as well as serving stints as the Cuban ambassador to Guatemala and China. Martel was also a writer and historian who composed memoirs and works of the contemporary history of Cuba.

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The Manuel Piedra Martel collection consists of the personal papers of Cuban writer and colonel Manuel Piedra Martel. It includes correspondence, geneaology, photographs, short story manuscripts, clippings, and a newspaper account of the death of Antonio Maceo written by Piedra. It also includes Piedra's publications from the University of Miami, and a copper plaque awarded to him.

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This collection is open for research.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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