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Tomás Estrada Palma (1835-1908) was a general of the Cuban forces during the war of 1868 to 1878 against Spain and delegate-at-large and minister plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in arms. In 1901 Estrada Palma was elected the first president of the Republic of Cuba and was inaugurated in May 20, 1902.

This collection contains 270 items including correspondence, photographs, invitations, clippings, obituaries and other documents related to Estrada Palma and his descendants as well as the relationship of the Cuban government with the United States.