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Records of the Provisional Government of Cuba


(Record Group 199)
1906-9

OVERVIEW OF RECORDS LOCATIONS

Table of Contents

  • 199.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 199.2 GENERAL RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNOR OF CUBA 1906-9

199.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: By a proclamation of the Secretary of War, September 29, 1906, under general authority of the Permanent Treaty of 1903 between the United States and the Republic of Cuba, with oversight responsibilities assigned to the Bureau of Insular Affairs (War Department) by EO 518, October 23, 1906.

Predecessor Agencies:

  • Military Government of Cuba (1898-1902)
  • Republic of Cuba (1902-6)
Functions: Restored order, peace, and public confidence in Cuba. Conducted a census preparatory to the holding of free elections and the reestablishment of civil government.

Abolished: January 28, 1909, upon the installation of a new President of the Republic of Cuba, in accordance with verbal instructions of the President of the United States to the Provisional Governor, August 1908.

Finding Aids: Roland Rieder and Charlotte M. Ashby, comps., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Provisional Government of Cuba, PI 146 (1962).

Related Records: General Records of the Department of Justice, RG 60.
Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State, RG 84.
Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, RG 127.
Records of the Military Government of Cuba, RG 140.
Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, RG 165.
Records of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, RG 350.

199.2 GENERAL RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNOR OF CUBA
1906-9

History: Military Government of Cuba established by Maj. Gen. John R. Brooke, December 28, 1898, as a consequence of U.S. invasion and occupation of Cuba in the Spanish-American War, in accordance with Presidential order published in General Order 184, Headquarters of the Army, December 13, 1898. Spanish colonial administration formally terminated, January 1, 1899. Republic of Cuba established by transfer of sovereignty, May 20, 1902. Domestic unrest in Cuba led to the proclamation of September 29, 1906, which designated Secretary of War William H. Taft as Provisional Governor of Cuba. Taft succeeded as Provisional Governor by Charles E. Magoon, October 13, 1906. EO 518, October 23, 1906, ordered Governor Magoon to report to the Secretary of War through the Bureau of Insular Affairs. Military government terminated January 28, 1909. SEE 199.1.

Textual Records: Correspondence, 1906-9. Reports of the Treasurer relating to funds received, 1906-8; warrants paid and movements of funds, 1906-9; and payments made on internal debt bonds, 1906- 8. Reports of the Controller General relating to money received, warrants issued, expenditures approved, and disbursements made, 1906-8; and to bond and stamp movements, 1906-7. Statements of the Auditor relating to apportionment of funds, 1906-7; and to balances and collections received from maritime, land, and loan taxes, 1906-9. Reports of the National Board of Health relating to yellow fever and other contagious diseases, 1907-8.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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