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Hernandez Family Papers

Hernandez Family Papers

Collection Number: 
145
Collection Length: 
2.00ft
Geographic Coverage: 
Cuba; New York State
Period: 
1830 to 1910
Finding Aid: 

Charles (Carlos) Hernández was the head of a large family that emigrated from Cuba to New York in the early to mid 1800's. After living for a time in New York City, they settled in Grand View-on-Hudson, in Rockland County, NY. Hernandez was a merchant for several decades and much of the correspondence consists of letters from his agent in Havana, Antonio Gonzalez de Mendoza, regarding financial matters.

This collection, which is yet to be fully cataloged, consists of over 400 letters and documents, mostly in Spanish, detailing the financial, social and personal affairs of the Hernández family of Cuba and New York. Chiefly covers the period from the 1830's to first decade of the 1900's.