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Irene Aloha Wright collection : 1906
Manuscript/Archive, Print in Spanish , 1906
- Also known as:
- Wright (Irene Aloha) collection
- Wright collection
- Local Subjects:
- Collection (1906) consists of correspondence, primarily in Spanish, addressed to "The Havanna Daily Telegraph" where Irene Aloha Wright served as city editor. The letters were written during the August 1906 Revolution in Cuba against the government of President Tâomas Estrada Palma. Included is correspondence from rebel leaders General Faustino "Pino" Guerra and General Ernesto Asbert. Field correspondent, Arturo Sainz del la Peäna, reports on activities of Asbert and Guerra. Information is also given on rebel leader, Eduardo Guzmâan. A document concerning General Mario Menocal describes his failure to reconcile differences between Estrada Palma and the rebels. Wright has annotated some of the documents.
- Other information:
- Cite as: Wright (Irene Aloha) Papers Ms. 28, Special Collections, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University.
- Ownership history: Provenance: The papers were given to the University by Irene Aloha Wright.
- Restrictions: Permission to publish material from this collection must be requested in writing from the Manuscripts Librarian, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD. 21218.
- Historical information: Biographical Note: Irene Aloha Wright, American writer and journalist, was born in 1879. She became a special writer for the "Havanna Post" (1904-1905) and city editor of the "Havanna Daily Telegraph" (1905-1907). She was owner and editor of "Cuba Magazine" (1908-1914). In 1910, Wright published "Cuba" which described the revolution of 1906 in Cuba. Wright also published several histories of Spanish exploration in the New World. Later in her career, Wright worked as an archivist (1936-1938) with the National Archives and was a foreign affairs specialist with the State Department in the 1940's. Irene Aloha Wright died in 1972.