Collection CHC5188 - Guantánamo Sugar Company Records

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CHC5188

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Guantánamo Sugar Company Records

Date(s)

  • circa 1915-1959 (Creation)

Extent

83 Boxes

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Administrative history

The Guantánamo Sugar Company offices were located at 120 Wall Street, New York from 1915 through 1959. This company was the owner of the Soledad Sugar Mill, Los Caños Sugar Mill, the Isabel B. Sugar Mill and the Guantánamo Railroad Co. all located around the Guantánamo Bay. The Soledad Sugar Mill was founded before 1860 and his owner was Gregorio Malleta. In 1878, it became property of the Brooks Family. Los Caños Sugar Mill was founded in 1861 by Carlos Rancole, and in 1883 became property of the Brooks Family. The date of the foundation of the Isabel Sugar Mill is unknown, but in 1860 the owner was the widow of the French Couroneaux, and in 1898 the Mill became the property of the Brooks Family.

Later these three sugar mills were the property of Arturo Pita who was the president of the Guantánamo Sugar Company and the Guantánamo Railroad Co. when Pita died, the inheritors of these companies were his daughters, Zoila Margarita Pita García-Chacón and Marta Isabel Pita Ariosa.

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The records document business activities of the Guantánamo Sugar Company.  The materials consist of the official records of the Guantánamo Sugar Company offices located at 120 Wall Street, New York, from 1915 through 1959.  These records include correspondence, ledgers, financial records, and other documents of this company which was the owner of the Soledad Sugar Mill, Los Caños Sugar Mill, the Isabel B. Sugar Mill and the Guantánamo Railroad Co. all located around the Guantánamo Bay.

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This collection is open for research.

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This collection is housed off-campus and must be requested a minimum of seven calendar days in advance for consultation in the Cuban Heritage Collection Reading Room.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner.  Please, contact chc@miami.edu for more information.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Gift of Fernando García-Chacón, Marqués de Salinas, 2006.

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