Collection CHC5387 - Helen Maynard Ireland Papers

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CHC5387

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Helen Maynard Ireland Papers

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  • 1926-1935 (Creation)

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1 Box

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Helen Maynard Ireland was an American woman who moved to Cuba in the 1920s with her husband, a lawyer for the Cuban Cane Sugar Company. She wrote extensively about her experiences in Cuba, and while living there, befriended Rosaila Abreau, a Cuban simian researcher.

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The Helen Maynard Ireland Papers contain the personal writings of Helen Ireland, the wife of Gordon Ireland, a lawyer who worked for the Cuban Sugar Cane Company in the 1920s-1930s.

The collection contains various manuscripts about the couple's life in Cuba, travels through Moron province, and Helen's interactions with Rosalia Abreau, a researcher working with primates in Cuba.

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This collection is open for research.

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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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Purchase, 2014.

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