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Collection Level Description: Sugar and Coffee Estate Papers of Henry E. Emerson

Reference: MSS. Span. b. 1-3, c. 2a, c. 2b, c. 3-10, f. 1
Title: Sugar and Coffee Estate Papers of Henry E. Emerson
Dates of Creation: 1826-99
Extent: 14 shelfmarks

Language of Material: Spanish

Administrative/Biographical History

Henry E. Emerson (d. 1867) was a plantation owner in Cuba.

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the sugar estates of La Palma (and the coffee estate of La Buena Esperanza) in Cuba, owned by Henry E. Emerson esq. and his heir. Many entries relate to the rebellion in the island 1869-73. The papers include legal documents, correspondence, accounts, day-books, weekly records of work done, lists of negroes, the diary of a La Palma worker, and an infirmary book.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Library by P.H. Emerson, of Claringold, Broadstairs (son of Henry E. Emerson), 18 December 1894.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 31682-91, 33767-70.

Access Points

Coffee trade | Cuba

Plantations | Cuba


Sugar growing | Cuba

Emerson | Henry E | d. 1867 | plantation owner

La Buena Esperanza | coffee estate | Cuba

La Palma | sugar estate | Cuba

Cuba | History | Insurrection | 1868-1878

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