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Record Group 4: Records of the Subsidiaries and Affiliated Companies of the Czarnikow-Rionda Company 1899-1968

122 linear feet (118 boxes, 211 volumes)

The Francisco Sugar Company was incorporated in New Jersey on February 20, 1899 and was the second of the Riondas' sugar factories. It was named after Francisco Rionda y Polledo who acquired the company's lands shortly before his death in 1898. The estate was situated in southeastern Camagüey province in the area surrounding the coastal town of Guayabal. The company's mill ground its first cane in 1902. In 1921, the Francisco Sugar Company purchased the common stock of the Compañía Azucarera Elia which owned the Central Elia and lands adjacent to Francisco. In 1952, the Compañía Azucarera Elia was dissolved and management of the Elia passed to the Elia Division of the Francisco Sugar Company.

In addition to the two mills, warehouse facilities, and 117 miles of railroad, the company also owned and operated two cane farms and the Port of Guayabal. During World War II, the company set up an alcohol distillery, the Compañía Industrial Sevilla, which was later merged into the Francisco Sugar Company as the Sevilla Division. Other holdings included the "El Indio" cattle ranch and part ownership of a wallboard factory, the Compañía Cubana Primadera.

The Manati Sugar Company was incorporated in New York on April 30, 1912, and operated the Riondas' largest sugar factory, the Central Manatí. The mill was located in the northwest corner of Oriente Province, but the company's vast land holdings--over 200,000 acres--extended into Camagüey. Of those 200,000 acres, only 30,000 acres were under cultivation. In the 1950s, portions of the unused lands were sold to a joint venture undertaken by Manati and King Ranch of Texas. The two companies formed the Compañía Ganadera Becerra, which owned 40,000 acres of land and over 7,500 head of cattle.

Record Group 4 of the Braga Brothers Collection contains the records of business firms associated with the Czarnikow-Rionda Company. The principal holdings in Record Group 4 are the records of the Francisco Sugar Company and the Manati Sugar Company. There are smaller holdings for thirteen additional companies, including several short-lived experimental ventures and minor auxiliary companies. Although most of the companies were based in Cuba, the records in this group originated primarily from the companies' New York offices. In addition, there are records of the W. J. McCahan Sugar Refining and Molasses Company, a refinery in Philadelphia.

Record Group 4 is divided into 3 subgroups and 47 series.

Subgroup 1: Francisco Sugar Company and Subsidiaries

Subgroup 3: Other Czarnikow-Rionda Subsidiaries and Affiliates



Subgroup 1: Francisco Sugar Company and Subsidiaries



Series 90: Francisco Sugar Company. Minutes 1899-1951; 1960-1967

2.7 linear feet (14 volumes and 1 box)

The official minutes of the Francisco Sugar Company are contained in 13 bound volumes and one loose-leaf binder. The series includes the minutes of each executive committee, board of directors, and stockholders meeting. The minutes for 1951 through 1959 are missing. Several of the volumes include subject indexes.

Volume
1 Minutes. 3/1/1889-10/7/1908
2 Minutes - Board of Directors, stockholders. 10/14/1908-11/7/1918
2A Minutes - Executive Committee. 10/20/1908-11/18/1926
3 Minutes - Board of Directors, stockholders. 12/15/1918-8/30/1922
4 Minutes. 9/25/1922-10/13/1926
5 Minutes. 10/13/1926-5/2/1929
6 Minutes. 6/6/1929-12/10/1931
7 Minutes. 12/10/1931-6/22/1936
8 Minutes. 7/8/1936-11/8/1937
9 Minutes. 12/6/1937-5/20/1940
10 Minutes. 6/3/1940-5/18/1942
11 Minutes. 6/1/1942-12/18/1944
12 Minutes. 1/5/1945-2/5/1951
13 Minutes (pp. 584-709). 1/4/1960-9/20/1967
Box
1 Indexes to volumes 2-7.


Series 91: Francisco Sugar Company. Records of the Secretary 1952-1968

2 linear feet (6 boxes)

Series 91 contains records of Jacob S. Levene, Secretary of the Francisco Sugar Company. Most of the records were generated after the Cuban government seized the company's Cuban properties. The series documents the company's response and it's eventual transformation. Included in the series are documents related to meetings of the stockholders and board of directors. Of special interest are Cuban tax forms for 1952-1959 and stockholder cards that indicate citizenship. Especially revealing are the letters from former Cuban employees in exile and in Cuba.

Box
1 Accounting matters (El Indio).
1 Addresses.
1 Annual Board Meeting. 1961-02-17
1 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. 1961-02-08
1 Annual Report Drafts - Manati Sugar Co.
1 Asociacion de Colonos de Cuba en el Exilio.
1 Auditors.
1 Bangor Punta Operations, Inc.
1 Bankers Trust Co.
1 Board of Directors - Questionnaires.
1 Board and Directors Meeting. 1968-06-03
1 George A. Braga.
1 B. Rionda Braga.
1 Brown and Williamson (Invert Molasses).
1 Building and Contents Insurance.
1 Certificate of Inspection of Election.
1 Clippings.
1 Chase Manhattan.
1 Chase Manhattan Misc.
1 Directors, Board of.
1 Documents for Board and Stockholder's Meetings.
1 Educational Facilities.
1 Election Letters to Directors, Officers, etc. and memos to Directors.
2 Employees.
2 Employees, Cuba.
2 Exhibits for Minutes of 8/23/67.
2 Fink, Harold.
2 Group Life Insurance (Cuba and N.Y.).
2 Invert Molasses - Argentina.
2 Malone, M.J.P.
2 Mañas, Arturo M.
2 Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. (Safe Deposit Box).
2 Mestre, Octavio, Dr.
2 Miller, Jr., William J.
2 New Cuban Government - tariff reforms and misc.
2 Payroll - Cuba.
2 Peat. Marwick, Mitchell and Co.
2 Pedemonte, Juan.
2 Primadera.
2 Production of Sugar. 1959-1962
2 Quotas.
2 Ramirez, Maxwell Y Leon.
3 Rawson Drug and Sundry Co.
3 Reforestation.
3 Regular Board Meeting. 1961-06-14
3 Regular Board Meeting.
3 S.E.C. - Delisting, correspondence, 10-K.
3 Special Meeting of Board. 1963-02-01
3 Special Meeting of Stockholder's. 1967-09-20
3 Stockholder's inquiries. 1960
3 Stockholder's List.
3 Stockholder's meeting. 2/10/1960
3 Sugar Company Securities Closing Prices.
3 Sullivan and Cromwell.
3 Superproduction.
3 Taxes - Cuba.
3 Trans-Cuba Oil Company.
3 U.S. Taxes.
3 U.S. Treasury Securities.
3 Vigil, Aquilino.
3 Yurevitch, Igor.
4-5 Stockholders citizenship cards. 1960
6 Stock transfer sheets. 1963
6 Stockholders lists. June 1967
6 Stockholders lists. August 1967


Series 92: Francisco Sugar Company. Cash books 1900-1959

4 linear feet (10 volumes and 1 box)

Series 92 consists of a complete set of the Francisco Sugar Company's cash books. These volumes provide a general record of bank transactions on a day-to-day basis.

Volume
1 Cash book #1. 1900-1905
2 Cash book #2. 1905-1916
3 Cash book #3. 1916-1921
4 Cash book #4. 1921-1928
5 Cash book #5. 1929-1937
6 Cash book #6. 1937-1942
7 Cash book #7. 1942-1946
8 Cash book #8. 1946-1950
9 Cash books #9 and 11. 1951-1956
Box
1 Cash book #10 (unbound). 1956-1959


Series 93: Francisco Sugar Company. Journals 1900-1959

4.5 linear feet (14 volumes)

Volume
1 Journals. 1900-1906
2 Journals. 1906-1913
3 Journals. 1913-1918
4 Journals. 1918-1922
5 Journals. 1922-1925
6 Journals. 1925-1928
7 Journals. 1928-1932
8 Journals. 1932-1935
9 Journals. 1935-1938
10 Journals. 1938-1940
11 Journals. 1940-1944
12 Journals. 1944-1949
13 Journals. 1949-1953
14 Journals. 1953-1959


Series 94: Francisco Sugar Company. Ledgers 1900-1921; 1926-1929; 1933-1959

4.5 linear feet (11 volumes)

Volume
1 Ledgers. 1900-1903
2 Ledgers. 1903-1908
3 Ledgers. 1909-1916
4 Ledgers. 1916-1921
6 Ledgers. 1925-1929
8 Ledgers. 1933-1937
9 Ledgers. 1937-1940
10 Ledgers. 1940-1944
11 Ledgers. 1944-1948
12 Ledgers. 1948-1952
13 Ledgers. 1952-1959


Series 95: Francisco Sugar Company. Financial records 1899-1967

3.25 linear feet (5 boxes and 10 volumes)

This series is comprised of miscellaneous financial records of the Francisco Sugar Company and of the firm's various divisions and subdivisions. Also included are the company's published annual reports for 1920-1967.

Much of this series is related to corporate taxation. Also included are auditor's reports, rental and loan contracts, and the reorganization papers from the 1936 recuperation of the firm from court-appointed receivers. Documents from the late 1950s and early 1960s reveal the company's financial condition on the eve of the revolution and during the early years of revolutionary government control. Documents from the early and mid 1960s provide information regarding seized company assets and stockholders' and former colonos' claims against the revolutionary government.

Box
1 Accounting. Branch System and Discontinuence. 1950-1959
1 Altamira (Finca). 1944
1 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. (Incomplete Run). 1942-1957
1 Annual Reports. (Incomplete Run). 1950-1967
1 Annual Reports. 1940-1949
1 Annual Reports. (Incomplete Run). 1928-1939
1 Annual Reports. 1920-1927
1 Armonia Lease to Lage y Compania. 1942
1 Authorized Signatures. Cuba. 1957
1 Authorized Signatures. New York Office. 1950-1964
2 Borbollon (Finca). 1955-1960
2 Budget. Francisco. 1960
2 Cane Harvester Coroporation Capital Stock (Harvester Corporation). 1929
2 La Caridad, San Joaquin and Loreto (to Elia). 1922-1953
2 Las Casimbas. 1953-1955
2 Certificate of Incorporation. Deed 642, Bond Issue (Elia). 1915
2 La Charco Piedra (Finca). 1953-1957
2 Colonia La Gloria. 1954-1959
2 Colonia Jobo Dulce and Union.Purchase. 1960
2 Colonia Macuto. Lease. 1950-1960
2 Colonia Naranso. Rental Agreement. 1957-1966
2 Former Colonos Claims.Letters for Tax (US) Purposes. 1965-1966
2 Exchange of Identity.Certificates Confirmations. 1959
2 Compania Maritima Guayabal, S.A. Budget. 1960
2 Cuban Income Tax. 1951-1955
2 Cuban Income Tax Returns. 1954
2 Czarnikow-Rionda. Crop Season Agreement. 1960
2 Deeds of Cancellation (7.5% Bonds). 1951
2 La Deseada (Finca). 1953-1959
2 Elia Division. Budget. 1960
2 Finca Emma. 1953-1955
3 Financial Statements. 1959-1960
3 Financial Statements, etc. 1955-1958
3 Impuestos sobre Utilidades (Income Tax). 1956-1960
3 Liquidation of Company Assets. 1967-1968
3 London Terminal Market. 1958
3 New York Coffee and Sugar Exchange: Application for Corporation Privileges and Agreement. 1939-1964
3 New York Stock Exchange. Committees on Stock List. Personal Income Tax Issue. 1956
3 Primadera Stock Certificates. 1958-1960
3 Rent Schedules. 1955
4 Reorganization of Francisco Sugar Company and related Escritura. 1937
4 Reorganization. Court Orders. 1933-1936
4 Reorganization. Receivers' reports. 1936
4 San Rafael Rental Agreement Purchase of Parcela de Terreno. 1949-1960
4 Santa Isabel, S.A. Arrendamiento La Federal. 1944-1959
4 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1959-1964
4 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1950-1960
4 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1958
4 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1957
4 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1956
4 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1955
5 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1954
5 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1953
5 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1952
5 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1951
5 Securities and Exchange Commission. Annual Report. 1950
5 Securities and Exchange Commission. Form 8-K. 1960
5 Securities and Exchange Commission. Form 8. 1936-1937
5 Stock Certificates. 1960-1968
5 Sugar Contracts (sampled). 1959-1960
5 Transfer of 8% First Mortgage Gold Coupon Bonds. Documents. 1922
5 Trust Company of Cuba.Loan Agreement. 1956
5 Warehouse Construction, Elia y Guayabal. Bulk Loading Machinery Installations. 1958-1960
5 Accountants' report. 1955-1967
Volume
1 Stock ledger #2. 1899-1967
2 Stock ledger #3. 1899-1967
3 First mortgage twenty year 7 1/2% sinking fund gold bonds, due May 15. 1942
4 Reorganization. 1936
5 Auditor's reports. 1910-1920
6 Auditor's reports. 1921-1928
7 Auditor's reports. 1929-1939
8 Auditor's reports. 1940-1945
9 Auditor's reports. 1946-1950
10 Auditor's reports. 1951-1956


Series 96: Francisco Sugar Company. Production reports and inventories 1917-1960

1 linear foot (2 boxes and 5 volumes)

Series 96 consists of reports related to the production of sugar and invert molasses at Central Francisco and Central Elia. These include statistical outlays of grinding reports, as well as descriptive analyses of plant, field, and labor conditions. Included also are the general manager's annual reports for crops 1918 through 1922 and inventories of equipment and property (including real property) for the years 1922, 1952, and 1959. The 1922 bound report is particularly detailed.

Box
1 Account Sales (Final). 1959
1 Account Sales (Final). 1958
1 Account Sales (Elia and Francisco). 1959
1 Account Sales, Production Stats. 1960
1 Assets, Production Stats and Other Statistical Data. 1917-1959
1 Cane. Basic Quotas and Grinding Factors. Francisco and Elia. 1959-1960
1 Cane. Colonos' Prices. 1954-1960
1 Cane. Costs: Francisco and Elia. 1959-1960
1 Cane. Estimates: Crops of. 1960, 1961
1 Cane. Liquidation. Francisco and Elia. 1959-1960
1 Cane. Production by Colonos. 1960
2 Costo de Produccion y Embarques. 1959
2 Factory Equipment Inventory. Depreciation Reserves. 1952
2 Francisco Proformas. 1960
2 Inventario de Materiales Almacen de Utiles. June 30th, 1959
2 Inventory of the Francisco Sugar Company. June 30th, 1922
2 Invert Molasses. Production. 1959
2 Invert Molasses. Manufacturing Reports. Crops. 1954-1955
2 Production Quotas and Statements. Sugar Sales. 1958-1959
2 Propiedad, Plantas y Equipos. 1959
2 Sugar Sales and Miscellaneous Documents. 1959-1960
Volume
1 General Manager's report. 1917-1918
2 General Manager's report. 1918-1919
3 General Manager's report. 1919-1920
4 General Manager's report. 1920-1921
5 General Manager's report. 1921-1922


Series 97: Francisco Sugar Company. Subject files 1948-1962

2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)

This series consists of a general subject file which reflects, among other things, the company's efforts to diversify its production both in terms of expanding the number of crops grown and of increasing the number of by-products derived from sugar and molasses. This effort, which apparently intensified through the decade of the 1950's, was reaching its culmination with the nationalization of the company's properties in 1961 and 1962. Other files of general interest to the researcher include those on labor and sanitation. The expropriation of the company is documented in the files on INRA, agrarian reform, and claims against the Cuban government.

Box
1 Aerial surveys.
1 Agrarian Reform Law. 1960-1961
1 Airstrip improvements. 1959
1 Analysis. Absolute alcohol. 1959
1 Analysis. Invert molasses. 1954-1959
1 Analysis of sugar cane samples (Manati-Francisco) for attentuation process. 1957
1 Analysis. Pellets. 1959
1 Analysis. Water. 1959
1 Analysis. Yeast. 1954-1959
1 Bagasse. Miscellaneous. 1957-1960
1 Bagasse. Pith. 1958-1959
1 Bagasse. Pith and dry. 1954-1960
1 Bagasse. Utilization of. 1958
1 Bills of lading. 1960
1 Bulk loading and handling equipment. 1957-1958
1 Cables. 1960 May
1 Cane. New varieties/experiments. 1956-1957
1 Cane supply and plantings and cultivation. 1958-1960
1 Cattle feed pellets. Cachaza. 1953-1959
1 Centrifugals. 1964
1 Claims against the Cuban government. 1962
2 Commission on purchase materials. Warehousman charge, rents. 1948-1960
2 Contributions, gifts, donations. 1955-1959
2 Dead season expenses. 1958
2 Dextran. 1955-1959
2 Diversificaton efforts. 1955-1958
2 Diversification of sugar cane industry. 1957-1961
2 Dried molasses process. 1957-1960
2 Ethyl alcohol sales. 1962
2 Experimental layer rations and other animal feeds. 1952-1959
2 Feed pellets. 1957-1959
2 Fertilizers and soil analysis. 1954-1958
2 Fuel oil. Tank installation and fuel oil sales. 1957-1960
2 Fuel oil. Tank installation and fuel oil sales. 1958-1960
2 Furfural. 1949
2 History of company. 1963
2 INRA - Copias simples de titulos (Folder A).
3 INRA - Copias simples de titulos (Folder B).
3 INRA - Estados y anexos. 1959
3 Invert molasses agreement wiuth Chas. Pfizer and Co. 1957-1963
3 Invertase. 1959
3 Journal voucher of loss on property retired from service. 1957
3 Labor. 1953-1960
3 Labor agreements. 1959-1960
3 Labor census. 1951, 1954, 1960
3 Legal documents. 1900-1960
4 Mechanized cane hauling. 1958-1959
4 Medical and sanitation reports. Francisco and Elia. 1951
4 Molasses. Exploratory sales correspondence. 1958-1959
4 Molasses liquidation (final). 1958
4 Molasses liquidation. Miles Laboratory. 1958-1960
4 Molasses tanks at Guayabal. 1958
4 Morea. 1955-1959
4 Nuñez, Banco, agreement with Santa Isabel and Lage.
4 Oil exploration. 1952
4 Poultry. Feed experiments. 1956-1957
4 Power plant modernization. Preliminary study. 1956
4 Properties "owned and seized". 1960
4 Project Nuevo Reparto. 1956
4 Rainmaking contracts. 1956-1959
4 Road construction. 1956-1959
4 Sesame seed production. 1956-1958
5 Sewage problems. 1959-1960
5 Soil tests. 1953
5 Soil tests. 1952
5 Stockholders' meeting. 1962-02-14
5 Steam and electricity, Report on estimated cost of. 1958
5 Sugar Association, Inc. Agreements. 1949-1956
5 Sugar diffusion process. 1968
5 Sugar esters for synthetic detergents. 1957-1958
5 Sugar ester process study. 1957
5 Tax papers. Decree 642. 1957
5 Trans-Cuban Oil Company. Receiver's report and list of stockholders. 1965
5 Warehouses. Leases, capacities, etc. 1959
5 Weed control. Marabu. 1956-1957
5 Yeast production. 1956-1957


Series 98: Francisco Sugar Company. Letterbooks 1959-1966

0.75 linear feet (4 volumes)

Series 98 contains outgoing correspondence of the New York office of the Francisco Sugar Company. There are two letterbooks, one cable book, and a envelope containing carbon copies of letters that were originally kept in a loose-leaf binder.

Volume
1 Letters. 1959-1962
2 Letters. 1962
3 Cables. 1959-1962
4 Letters (in reverse order). 1962-1966


Series 104: Francisco Sugar Company. Alcohol records 1958-1963

1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)

Series 104 contains records of the New York office of the Francisco Sugar Company related to the manufacture and sale of alcohol distilled from cane molasses. The earliest records in this series appear to have been the files of Jacob Levene, Secretary of the Francisco Sugar Company. Later files may have been generated in the office of Czarnikow-Rionda vice president Michael J. P. Malone. There is considerable documentation on the Sevilla Distillery at the Central Francisco including data on production costs, manufacturing reports, and Cuban tax statements. Of particular note, are the correspondence files and reports from Raphael Katzen Associates, consulting engineers, on plant improvement and product analysis. Records related to sales to European and U.S. customers are also evident. The latter indicate that Francisco also served as a sales agent for other Cuban distilleries. The series ends in 1963, after the expropriation of the Cuban distilleries, with Czarnikow-Rionda pursuing alternative alcohol sources in Brazil and Peru.

Box
1 Agreement b/w Mr. Sol Rosenblum and Francisco.
1 Alcohol Contract - Vicola. 1958
1 Alcohol for Europe - Miscellaneous.
1 Alcohol - Greece.
1 Alcohol Production Problems - Nutrients.
1 Alcohol sale to Germany through Harrison Purdy and Co., Inc-Shipment. July 1960
1 Alcohol sale to Germany through Harrison Purdy and Co. - Documents.
1 Alcohol Samos.
1 Alcohol - Uruguay.
1 Amalgamations Private Limited (India) - Mr. K. M. Rajagopalan.
1 Brazil and Peru Trip - Mr. I. H. Schweidel.
1 Brazil - Alcohol.
1 Contract - Union Carbide Corporation.
1 Cost of Production - Yeast.
1 Cost of Production - Alcohol and Yeast.
1 Distillery Repairs.
1 Domestic Alcohol for Europe.
1 E.I. Dupont de Nemours, Inc. - Wilmington, Delaware.
1 Equipment - Miscellaneous.
1 Export Alcohol - Australia.
1 Francisco Sugar Company - Division Sevilla - Balance de Comprobacion Final. 10/31/1959, 6/31/1960
1 Giovani Riboli - Italy.
1 Gretske, Harry.
2 Intercontinental Commodities.
2 Juny, Friedrich - Letter of credit.
2 Katzen, Dr. - Alcohol.
2 Katzen, Dr. - Fees, contracts, visits, arrivals and departures, phone calls, etc.
2 Katzen, Dr. - Yeast.
2 Katzen, Raphael - Miscellaneous.
2 McGhee, William J. - Analytical methods and analysis alcohol.
2 McGhee, William J. - Miscellaneous.
2 McGhee, William J. - Reports.
2 Mexico - Alcohol.
2 Monsanto chemical Company.
2 Morea - Temporary.
2 Natural Products Corp. - Quebec, Canada. Mr. George E. Flemming, Dr. Katzen.
3 Peru - Alcohol (folder 1).
3 Peru - Alcohol (folder 2).
3 Problem - Alcohol and yeast prod., Scaling foaming, etc. and recommendations.
3 Production and movement of alcohol. 11/1/1959 - 10/31/1960
3 Quotas - Sevilla.
3 Reich Process - For treatment of molasses and manufacture of yeast.
3 Report on alcoholic fermentation of molasses - By Mr. William J. McGhee.
3 Schweidel, Isidore H. - Alcohol.
4 Sevilla - Cuban Income Tax Return. 1959-10-31
4 Sevilla - Cuban Income Tax Return. 1958-10-31
4 Sevilla - Cuban Income Tax Return. 1957-10-31
4 Sevilla - Cuban Income Tax Return. 1956-10-31
4 Sevilla - Cuban Income Tax Return. 1955-10-31
4 Sevilla - Cuban Income Tax Return. 1954-10-31
4 Sevilla - Cuban Income Tax Return. 1953-10-31
4 Sevilla - Cuban Income Tax Return. 1952-10-31
4 Sevilla Distillery and Dr. Katzen - distillery operation, production, repairs, recommendations, etc.
4 Sevilla Laboratory.
4 Sevilla - Sale of Desnat. Alcohol.
4 Societe Anonyme e La Fosse.
4 Societe Generale de Compensation - France.
4 Soler, Francisco - Argentina.
4 U.S. Industrial Chemicals Co. - Mr. Thomas Drinkwater.
4 U.S. Industrial Chemicals Co. - Peru Alcohol.
4 Venturini (Treviso, Italy) - Alcohol for Compagnia Italiana Petrolio.
4 Vicola (Germany). 1960-1961
4 Vicola (Germany). 1959
4 Yeast Plant - Operating Instruction.
4 Zylla, Egon - Germany.
4 Zylla, Egon. December 30, 1957


Series 83: Francisco Sugar Company. Maps, charts and plans circa 1915-1959

17 boxes

Series 83 contains a file of maps, charts and plans maintained by the New York office of the Francisco Sugar Company. Part of the file was indexed; other items were simply labeled. The last portion of the file contains copies of maps registered with the Instituto Nacional de Reforma Agraria in 1959. Most of the materials are copies of originals, although a few, rough, hand drawn maps are present. In many cases, the copies are overlaid with hand drawn additions and alterations.

Many of the maps reproduced for this file were created between 1910 and 1930. However, the copies in this series were, for the most part, generated in the 1950s.

The maps document the property boundaries of the colonias, pasture lands, the bateys of the Central Elia and Central Francisco, water wells, and railroad lines of the Francisco Sugar Company. The series also contains building plans for dwellings, warehouses and a school. Charts documenting fertilizer use and steam needs are also included. Accompanying documents are sometimes attached to the maps and plans. Other accompanying documents are stored in the first box.

Two of the indexed files were not found.

With the exception of the INRA maps and the accompanying documents in Box 1, all items in the series are stored according to size. The dimensions of each item are provided in the inventory. The contents list begins with a box list stating the dimensions of the items in each box. An inventory of the items follows. The inventory begins with the indexed items followed by the labeled materials. The last three boxes contain the INRA maps.



Maps, charts and plans box list
Box
1 Specifications for the school and residence building. 1953
1 Report on existing batey and batey improvement. 1951
1 INRA attachments.
1 PF-9 charts.
1 PF-10 Distribution of fincas.
2 1-20.5" x 1-24.5".
3 1-25" x 25-68" [PF1-PF16].
4 1-25" x 25-68" [FE2-E1].
5 1-25" x 25-68" [BE3-General Plan of Colonos and RR ].
6 1-25" x 25-68" [Hotel/Francisco-Guayabal/Port facilities].
7 25.5-30" x 25-68" [PF2-BF1].
8 25.5-30" x 25-68" [BF2-CF3].
9 25.5-30" x 25-68" [CE3-Elia batey].
10 30.5-37" x 25-68" [PF2].
11 30.5-37" x 25-68" [PF9-CF3].
12 30.5-37" x 25-68" [BF6-Baseball field].
13 37.5" x 25-68" [BF2].
14 37.5" x 25-68" [FE1-Francisco and Elia].
15 INRA. 10 plans of the fincas.
16 INRA. 28 plans of the lines of the Francisco railroad.
17 INRA. 8 plans of the bateys, port facilities, distillery, etc.


Maps, charts and plans inventory
PF-1. Francisco pasture lands, Adelaida. 13.5" x 16.5"
PF-2. Francisco pasture lands, El Indio. 35" x 52". 25.5" x 28.5". 16.5" x 22"
PF-3. Francisco pasture lands, Manzanillera. 11.5" x 14.5"
PF-4. Not found
PF-5. Francisco pasture lands, Los Ranchos. 11" x 14"
PF-6. Francisco pasture lands, La Maria. 14.5" x 15"
PF-7. Francisco pasture lands, La Loma, San Pablo. 14.5" x 14.5" (2 copies)
PF-8. Francisco pasture lands, Los Ciegos. 12" x 12.5"
PF-9. Francisco pasture lands, La Hotensia, Lala, Tulita, Elina. 30.5" x 37". 20.5" x 27.5". 27" x 32.5" (and accompanying charts)
PF-10. Francisco pasture lands, Dos Hermanos, Asturias. 20.5' x 27" (and accompanying memo and report re fincas, 1952)
PF-11. Francisco pasture lands, all pastures. 11' x 17". 14" x 17.5"
PF-12. Francisco pasture lands, El Toro. 5" x 7". 14.5" x 14.5" (2 copies). 15.5" x 18"
PF 13. Francisco pasture lands, La America. 15.5" x 18"
PF-14. Not found
PF-15. Francisco pasture lands, fertilization chart. 19" x 32"
PF-16. Francisco pasture lands, El Indio (see also PF-2). 25.5" x 28" (4 copies). 23" x 31". 14" x 17"
PE-1. Elia pasture lands. 21" x 31.5"
MF-1. Francisco monte lands. 30" x 36". 12.5" x 14". 8.5" x 12". 14" x 17"
FE-1. Francisco-Elia water wells. 35" x 53". 40.5" x 59"
FE-2. Francisco-Elia colonos outlined. 23" x 31.5"
CF-1. Francisco colonos, Buenaventura. 18.5" x 20"
CF-2 and 3. Francisco colonos, Naranjo #1 and #2. 27" x 41.5". 34" x 36"
CF-4. Francisco colonos, San Alberte. 14" x 16.5". 19.5" x 20". 20.5" x 25.5"
BF-1. Francisco batey, town layout. 29.5" x 33"
BF-2. Francisco batey, water mains and fire hydrants, warehouse and mill layout. 21" x 30". 24" x 32". 42.5" x 68". 14" x 24". 25.5" x 26.5". 18" x 42". 11" x 17". 20.5" x 42"
BF-3. Francisco batey, new school street. 15" 17.5" 2 copies
BF-4. Francisco batey, borer control laboratory. 21.5" x 33"
BF-5. Francisco batey, Sevilla. 14" x 19" (2 copies). 11.5" x 17". 9" x 13.5"
BF-6. Francisco batey, location of board factory. 15" x 18.5". 27" x 37". 31" x 41". 27" x 37". 27" x 47"
CE-1. Elia colonos, Santana. 15" x 17.5" (2 copies). 17" x 21"
CE-2. Elia colonos, San Joaquin, Loreta, La Caridad. 30.5" x 35". 13" x 15". 26" x 34"
CE-3. Elia colonos, Borbollon. 25.5" x 30"
E-1. Central Elia, general plan. 13" x 17.5". 22" x 26" (3 copies)
BE-1. Elia batey, general layout (found empty)
BE-2. Elia batey, warehouse (found empty)
BE-3. Elia batey, clubhouse. 24" x 41"
BE-4. Elia batey, Las Jias, future plans. 20" x 40"
Dextran plant. 18" x 24"
Steam needs. 13" x 20"
Development plan for Francisco batey, Caldwell and Scott, 1951-52. 32" x 37". 32" x 37". 15" x 22". 22" x 30" (School, 7 plans at the size). 22" x 36" (School). 29.5" x 36" (School). 28" x 31.5". 18.5" x 24" (8 pages). 24" x 36" (6 pages) (stored in map case)
Dwelling house. 15" x 22" 5 plans at this size
Baseball field. 34" x 44"
General Plan of Colonias and RR lines of the Central Francisco. 16.5" x 22.5". 24" x 40.5". 23.5" x 31". 23.5" x 31.5 (4 copies). 14" x 39". 14" x 17". 24" x 30"
Hotel - Francisco - Blueprints. 20" x 29.5". 16.5" x 29.5" (4 plans at this size). 17.5" x 21.5" (2 plans at this size)
Elia - batey development plan. 23.5" x 35.5". 17" x 17.5"
Elia - batey showing position of fire hydrants, etc. 27" x 64"
Guayabal - Port facilities. 20.5" x 36" (3 plans at this size). 12" x 20"
Elia and Francisco - Includes lands of Macareño, colonos, administration cane, etc. 41" x 60"
INRA. 10 plans of the fincas
INRA. 28 plans of the lines of the Francisco railroad
INRA. 8 plans of the bateys, port facilities, distillery, etc.


Series 99: Elia Division (Compañía Azucarera Elia). Libros de Actas 1915-1940; 1952

1.5 linear feet (3 volumes)

The Compañía Azucarera Elia was organized in 1915 as the proprietor and manager of the Central Elia in Camagüey, Cuba. In 1916, a majority of the company's stocks were purchased by individuals associated with the Francisco Sugar Company, Czarnikow-Rionda, and the Cuban Trading Company. In 1921, the Francisco Sugar Company became the sole owner of the Elia's common stock. The Compañía Azucarera Elia was dissolved in 1952, and management of the mill was passed to the Elia Division of the Francisco Sugar Company.

Series 99 contains the minutes of company for 1915-1940 and the 1952 dissolution papers.

Volume
1 Libro de actas #1. 1915-1927
2 Libro de actas #2. 1928-1940
3 Disolución y liquidación de la Compañía Azucarera Elia y adjudicación - The Francisco Sugar Company. August 2, 1952


Series 100: Elia Division (Compañía Azucarera Elia). Records 1917-1931; 1945-1960

0.7 linear feet (2 boxes)

Series 100 contains miscellaneous records of the Compañía Azucarera Elia and the Elia Division of the Francisco Sugar Company. Included in the series are production reports, inventories, balance sheets, auditors reports, and other records. There are no records in this series for 1932-1944; the Central Elia was idled in the 1930s and did not resume production until 1945.

Box
1 Inventarios. 1931
1 Inventarios generales. 1959-1960
1 Condensed and detailed balances. 1926-02-28
1 Balance de comprobacion. 1959-1960
1 Invert molasses, manufacturing reports. 1954 and 1955
1 Invert molasses, manufacturing reports. 1958
1 Final manufacturing reports, (oversize). 1930-1960
1 Weekly reports. 1959
1 Daily laboratory reports. 1960
1 Nomina tipica, tiempo muerto. 1959
1 Reports of sugar and empty bags. 1958-1960
1 Depreciation of property, plant and equipment. 1917-1959
2 Auditors' reports. 1919-1926
2 Clasificador de cuentas. 1956-1957


Series 101: Elia Division (Compañía Azucarera Elia). Correspondence 1955-1960

1 volume

Series 101 contains a single letterbook of correspondence from the New York office of the Francisco Sugar Company to its Elia Division at the Central Elia. The volume contains an index of subjects and names.



Series 103: Sevilla Division (Compañía Industrial Sevilla). Minutes 1943-1952

2 volumes

The Compañía Industrial Sevilla was incorporated in 1943 in Cuba. The company produced ethyl alcohol from sugarcane molasses. The company began production during World War II when demand for alcohol was high. The company was dissolved in 1952. Afterwards, its factory continued operations as the Sevilla Division of the Francisco Sugar Company.

Series 103 contains the minutes of the Compañía Industrial Sevilla and its dissolution papers.

Volume
1 Minutes. 1943-1952
2 Disolución y liquidación de la Compañía Industrial Sevilla, S.A. y adjudicación a The Francisco Sugar Company. 1952 August 20


Series 105: Compañía Cubana Primadera. Minutes 1956-1960

1 volume

The Compañía Cubana Primadera was incorporated in 1956 in Liberia. The company produced wallboard from cane bagasse. Its factory was located at the Francisco Sugar Company which was also the factory's raw material source. The Francisco Sugar Company owned thirty percent of Primadera's stock. Start-up capital for the company was provided by a loan from the Export-Import Bank. The company had been in business only briefly when its assets were seized by the Cuban government.

Series 105 contains the minutes, by-laws, and certificate of incorporation of the Compañía Cubana Primadera.



Series 53: Compañía Cubana Primadera. Records 1957-1960

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)

The series contains records on the company's organization, the construction of the plant, production costs, and early difficulties in the initial production stage. Also included in the series are several reports on similar projects in Peru and Puerto Rico.



Records
Box
1 Agreement - Re: Erection of Wallboard Plant - Between the Tayler Corp., Wm. R. Tayler, H. K. Linzell and Primadera.
1 Bagasse Pith, etc. - Primadera.
1 Compania Cubana Primadera, S.A. - Physical work progress reports and financial reports to the Export-Import Bank.
1 Cost of Production - Primadera. May 31, 1958 to June 1958
1 Credit Agreement - Primadera and Export-Import Bank.
1 Depithing Plant - Primadera.
1 Electric Power - Board Plant.
1 Equipment for Primadera.
1 Lease Contracts - (Fsco - Primadera).
1 Letter - Agreement between Primadera and Francisco (Addition to Bagasse purchase agreements) - signed copies.
1 Loan - 1,500,000 from Cuban Banks.
1 Management Agreement between Tayler Corporation and Primadera.
1 Memoranda, etc. - re : Drafts of agreements.
1 Miscellaneous.
1 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Re: Contracts - Primadera.
1 Mortgage - Primadera Properties.
2 Primadera, Daily Use of Bagasse.
2 Primadera Power.
2 Progress Reports.
2 Shareholders Agreement - Francisco and Primadera.
2 Shattuck - Primadera.
2 Subordination Agreement - 6% subordinated debentures.


Reports
Box
2 Report on the estimated costs for the production of steam, electricity and water in the quantities required by Primadera. June 7, 1957
2 Report on the utilization of Bagasse pith. March 30, 1959
2 Report Production of Wallboard in Peru.
2 Report Key to industrial utilization of bagasse and other fibers.
2 Report Primadera Nepena Peruana S.A. - Hardboard Process.
2 Report Preliminary report - Manufacture of hardboard - Puerto Rico project.
2 Preliminary report - Cattle feed plant, for Wood, Struthers and Co.
2 Report on utilization of Sugar cane waste.
2 Report Primadera Nepena Peruana, S.A. - A new venture.
2 Report Compania Cubana Primadera, S.A. - Agreements.


Series 107: Compañía Ganadera El Indio. Records 1953-1962

0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)

The Compañía Ganadera El Indio was organized in 1953 to exploit lands at the Francisco Sugar Company for cattle raising. When "El Indio's" properties were seized in 1960, its 23,000 acre ranch had over 9,000 head of cattle.

Series 107 contains the minutes and agendas of company's board of directors, financial statements, balance sheets, correspondence, a ledger, and other miscellaneous records.

Box
1 Agendas and copies of minutes.
1 Incorporation documents.
1 Documents.
1 Balance sheets.
1 Accountant's reports.
1 Plans.
1 Information (contains inventory, lists of employees and relatives).
1 Cuban tax returns.
1 Ledger.
2 Minutes.
2 Letterbook.


Series 109: Compañía Maritima Guayabal. Records 1903-1932; 1955-1960

1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)

The Compañía Maritima Guayabal was organized on May 16, 1955 for the purpose of constructing, dredging and exploiting ports, terminals, warehouses, and drydocks at the Port of Guayabal. A major renovation of the port was undertaken in 1955 and completed by 1960.

The series consists primarily of documents related to the renovation of the port, including plans and specifications for the renovated facilities, and the operation of the terminal. Also included in the series are documents related to the management of the port by the Francisco Sugar Company in the years 1903-1932.

Box
1 Data relative to the authorizations given by the Cuban gov't. for the installation of the Guayabal pier, molasses piping, etc.; Proposed Tarafa Bill and copy of brief submitted in behalf of the company. 1903-1932
1 Alcohol installations and facilities. 1958
1 Balance sheets.
1 Banco Financiero. 1958-1960
1 Blueprints, etc.
1 Contracts- Additional work at terminal.
1 Contracts- Between Bandes and Constructora Diamante.
1 Cuban income tax returns. 1958-1959
1 Decrees re ports.
1 Deeds- Bond issue.
1 Deeds- BTransfer of work contract.
1 Deeds- BTransfer of property and rights to Bandes.
1 Deeds- BTransfer of concession.
1 Deeds- BTransfer of properties.
1 Dissolution of Bandes. 1960
2 Financial report. 1959
2 Financing. 1957-1960
2 Imports, Fuel oil, molasses.
2 Installation facilties.
2 Letters from NY office. 1958-1960
2 Lopez, Dr. Roger. Engineer. 1958-1962
2 Meetings, Stockholders.
2 Mestre y Fernandez report on cost of handling sugar at port.
2 Miscellaneous documents.
2 Permits for port--shipping sugar, customs, etc.
2 Port construction--labor demands, complaints, etc.
2 Port work and construction.
2 Resolution re port labor. 1958
2 Shipments through port.
2 Signed memorandum--Agreement between Francisco, Guayabal, and Constructora Diamante.
2 Sugar and molasses shipments.
2 Tate and Lyle--Bulk shipping.
2 Water facilities.
2 Miscellaneous plans.
3 Plans and specifications.
4 Plans and specifications.


Series 81: Inversiones Agricolas Santa Isabel. Records 1951-1960

0.2 linear feet (1 box)

Series 81 contains business records of Inversiones Agricolas Santa Isabel, S.A., owners of the sugar colonia Santa Isabel at the Central Francisco. Included is a letterbook containing letters written by the New York office of the Francisco Sugar Company to Santa Isabel.

Box
1 Letterbook, correspondence. 1951-1959
1 Accountant's reports. 1955, 1956, 1959
1 Balance de comprobación. 1959, 1960
1 Cuban Income Tax Return. 1960
1 Requerimiento. 1960
1 Minutes. 1953-1962


Series 84: Manuel A. Lage y Cía. Records 1953-1959

0.2 linear feet (1 box)

Series 84 contains business records of Manuel A. Lage y Cía., a cane colonia at the Francisco Sugar Company. It includes a letterbook of correspondence from the New York office of the Francisco Sugar Company to Lage and the Compañía Industrial Sevilla, balance sheets, and audits.



Subgroup 2: Manatí Sugar Company and the Compañía Ganadera Becerra



Series 85: Manati Sugar Company. Minutes 1912-1958; 1960-1968

3 linear feet (20 volumes)

Series 85 contains the official minutes of the Manati Sugar Company. Minutes for 1959 are missing.

Volume
1 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes (2 copies). 5/4/1912-7/17/1912
2 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 10/14/1912-4/25/1918
3 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 5/2/1918-2/13/1920
4 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 4/1/1920-11/18/1921
5 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 12/2/1921-2/16/1923
6 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 3/21/1923-4/17/1925
7 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 5/1/1925-9/30/1926
8 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 10/7/1926-8/16/1928
9 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 9/6/1928-9/28/1930
10 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 12/4/1930-10/14/1937
11 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 10/20/1937-12/18/1939
12 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 1/2/1940-12/15/1941
13 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 1/5/1942-10/20/1943
14 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 11/3/1943-12/17/1945
15 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 1/7/1946-12/15/1947
16 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 1/5/1948-12/19/1949
17 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 1/3/1950-12/17/1951
18 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 1/17/1952-12/6/1954
19 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 1/3/1955-12/15/1958
20 Manati Sugar Company. Minutes. 1/3/1960-4/26/1968


Series 86: Manati Sugar Company. Cash books 1912-1960

10 linear feet (36 volumes)

Series 86 contains the cash books of the Manati Sugar Company. Volumes 5-13 covering the years 1923-1932 are missing.

Volume
1 Cash book. June 17, 1912 - October 31, 1916
2 Cash book. November 1, 1916 - October 31, 1918
3 Cash book. November 1, 1918 - December 31, 1920
4 Cash book. July 3, 1921 - August 31, 1922
14 Cash book. March 1, 1933 - June 29, 1934
15 Cash book. June 29, 1934 - June 30, 1935
16 Cash book. July 2, 1935 - July 31, 1936
17 Cash book. August 4, 1936 - April 30, 1937
18 Cash book. May 30, 1937 - March 31, 1938
19 Cash book. April 1, 1938 - February 28, 1939
20 Cash book. March 1, 1939 - November 29, 1939
21 Cash book. November 30, 1939 - September 9, 1940
22 Cash book. September 12, 1940 - July 21, 1941
23 Cash book. July 25, 1941 - July 31, 1942
24 Cash book. August1, 1942 - July 30, 1943
25 Cash book. August 1, 1943 - May 11, 1944
26 Cash book. May 12, 1944 - March 29, 1945
27 Cash book. March 29, 1945 - March 31, 1946
28 Cash book. April 1, 1946 - February 13, 1947
29 Cash book. Febraury 13, 1947 - November 10, 1947
30 Cash book. November 12, 1947 - August 23, 1948
31 Cash book. August 24, 1948 - June 29, 1949
32 Cash book. June 29, 1949 - April 18, 1950
33 Cash book. April 18, 1950 - February 28, 1951
34 Cash book. March 1, 1951 - October 31, 1951
35 Cash book. November 1, 1951 - May 26, 1952
36 Cash book. May 27, 1952 - December 24, 1952
37 Cash book. December 24, 1952 - August 27, 1953
38 Cash book. August 28, 1953 - April 30, 1954
39 Cash book. May 3, 1954 - January 31, 1955
40 Cash book. February 1, 1955 - October 31, 1955
41 Cash book. November 1, 1955 - June 28, 1956
42 Cash book. July 26, 1956 - May 7, 1957
43 Cash book. May 14, 1957 - February 18, 1958
44 Cash book. February 18, 1958 - December 16, 1958
45 Cash book. December 22, 1958 - September 8, 1959
46 Cash book. September 9, 1959 - October 1, 1960


Series 88: Manati Sugar Company. Ledgers 1912-1950

9 linear feet (17 volumes)

Series 88 contains the ledgers for the Manati Sugar Company. The ledgers for the years after 1950 are missing. Also included are those volumes entitled "old valuations."

Volume
1 Ledger #1. 5/1/1912-10/31/1914
2 Crop season ledger #1. 5/1/1914-10/31/1916
3 Ledger #3. 11/1/1914-10/31/1916
4 Crop season ledger #4. 7/31/1914-10/31/1916
5 Ledger #5. 11/1/1916-10/31/1918
6 Ledger #6. 11/1/1918-10/31/1920
7 Ledger #7. 11/1/1920-10/31/1923
8 Ledger #8. 11/1/1923-10/31/1925
9 Ledger #9. 11/1/1925-10/31/1927
10 Ledger #10. 11/1/1927-10/31/1929
11 Ledger #11. 11/1/1929-10/31/1932
12 Ledger #12. 11/1/1932-10/31/1937
13 Old valuation ledger #1. 10/31/1937-6/30/1951
14 Ledger #13. 11/1/1937-6/30/1941
15 Ledger #14. 7/1/1941-6/30/1946
16 Ledger #15. 7/1/1947-6/30/1950
17 Old valuation ledger #2. 7/1/1951-10/31/1959


Series 102: Manati Sugar Company. Journals 1912-1964

10.5 linear feet (26 volumes)

Series 102 contains the business journals for the Manati Sugar Company. Also included are those volumes entitled "old valuations."

Volume
1 Journal #1. 5/1/1912-10/31/1915
2 Journal #2. 11/30/1915-10/31/1916
3 Mislabeled Journal #4. 11/1/1916-6/30/1918
4 Mislabeled Journal #3. 6/30/1918-2/18/1920
5 Journal #5. 3/1/1920-7/31/1921
6 Journal #6. 8/1/1921-1/31/1923
7 Journal #7. 2/1/1923-5/31/1924
8 Journal #8. 6/2/1924-9/30/1925
9 Journal #9. 10/1/1925-11/30/1926
10 Journal #10. 12/1/1926-7/31/1928
11 Journal #11. 8/1/1928-11/30/1929
12 Journal #12. 12/1/1929-6/30/1931
13 Journal #13. 7/1/1931-11/30/1932
14 Journal #14. 12/1/1932-12/31/1934
15 Journal #15. 1/1/1935-2/28/1937
16 Journal #16. 3/1/1937-6/30/1938
17 Old valuation journal #1. 10/31/1937-6/30/1954
18 Journal #17. 7/1/1938-2/29/1940
19 Journal #18. 3/31/1940-6/30/1941
20 Journal #19. 7/1/1941-6/30/1941
21 Journal #20. 7/1/1943-4/30/1945
22 Journal #21. 3/31/1945-2/28/1947
23 Journal #22. 3/31/1947-6/30/1949
24 Journal #23. 7/1/1949-6/30/1953
25 Journal #24. 7/31/1953-10/31/1964
26 Old valuation journal #2. 6/30/1955-10/31/1960


Series 106: Manati Sugar Company. Financial records 1912-1968

4 linear feet (9 boxes and 8 volumes)

Series 106 contains records related to the Manati Sugar Company's bond issues, stocks and stockholders, taxes, and general financial condition. Included in the series are the company's annual reports, early audits, and SEC forms. The series also contains the receivership and reorganization papers for Manati for the years 1932-1938. There are balance sheets and tax records for several Manati subsidiaries (Ferrocarril de Tunas and Cía. Agricola Manatí) and citizenship cards received from stockholders after the company's properties were nationalized by the Cuban government.

Box
1 Annual reports. 1916-1959
1 Audits and financial statements. 1912-1916
2 Audits and financial statements. 1917-1923
2 Accountants' statements. 1958; 1963-1967
2 Balance de la oficina Cubana. 1958-1959
2 Balance de cuentas, Cía Agricola Manatí. 1955-1960
3 Balance de cuentas, Ferrocarril de Tunas. 1957-1960
3 Balance de cuentas, Cía. Terrateniente y Urbanizadora del.
3 Puerto Manatí. 1957-1959
3 Declaracíon jurada de liquidacíon del impuesto sobre utilidades.
3 Ferrocarril deTunas. 1955-1959
3 Declaracíon jurada de liquidacíon del impuesto sobre utilidades.
3 Manati Sugar Company. 1954-1959
3 Declaracíon jurada de liquidacíon del impuesto sobre utilidades.
3 Cía. Agricola Manatí. 1958
3 Mortgage. 1914-1916
4 Cuban Income Tax correspondence.
4 Cuban Law #7 - Impuestos Sobre Capital - Increase in Taxation. 1951-
4 Decree #1639 - Tax on Interest.
4 Tax on Bond Interest - Cuba.
4 Municipal Taxes - Cuba.
4 Unicipal Taxes - Cuba.
4 2% Export Tax - Sugar and Molasses Shipments.
4 Inspectors - U.S. Taxes - Examination at NY office.
4 Withholding tax on Dividends and Bond Interest Payments. 1952
4 Taxes.
4 Cattle - Accounting.
4 Worksheets - FOAB; Federal Income Tax Return; NYS.
4 Unemployment Insurance and Fed. Unemployment Insurance. 1955-1960
4 Workmen's compensation. 1959-1962
4 Manati - Supplemental - Agreement. 1930-12-01
4 Manati - $445,800 - Extension Agreement. Aug. 1, 1931
4 Manati - 1931 Dead Season Loan Agreement. 1931-08-01
4 Manati - $1,400,000 - Extension Agreement. Aug. 1, 1931
4 Manati - 1936-1937 Sugar Acceptance Agreement.
4 Manati - Bondholder's Protective Agreement. 1931-09-30
4 Receivership and 77B - Proceedings.
5 Indenture - Bankers Trust Company.
5 Original Executed Copy of Indenture-4% dated. Feb. 1, 1937
5 Sinking Fund Bonds, due. 1957
5 Receipts of Mr. E.D. de Ulzurrun for Mortgage Payments.
5 Correspondence and Agreement - First Mortgage Twenty Year 7.5%.
5 Sinking Fund Gold Bonds.
5 Correspondence re: 6% Bonds due 1965 (to December 31, 1962).
5 Correspondence re: 6% Bonds due 1965 (from January 1,1963).
5 Haskins and Sells, Correspondence. 1961-1968
5 Bond Interest Payments - 6% Collateral Trust Bonds.
5 Manati Indentures.
6 Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8. 1938
6 Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8-K. 1959
6 Securities and Exchange Commission Form S-1. 1956
6 Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K. 1938-1944
7 Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K. 1945-1955
7 Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K. 1956-1959; 1962-1964
7 Securities and Exchange Commission Form 22. 1938
7 Securities and Exchange Commission Form 22 Exhibits.
8 Securities and Exchange Commission Form 22 Exhibits.
9 Citizenship cards.
Volume
1 First Mortgage 20 year 7 1/2% Bonds. 1923
2 Financing and subordination of First Mortgage Bonds. 1930-1931
3 Reorganization, Receivership record, Vols. 1 and 2. 1932-1939
4 Reorganization, Receivership record, Vol. 3. 1932-1939
5 Reorganization, Trusteeship record. 1937-1939
6 Stockholder list. 1963
7 Stockholder list. 1964
8 Stockholder list. 1966


Series 45: Manati Sugar Company. Records 1913-1968

4.2 linear feet (11 boxes)

Series 45 contains miscellaneous administrative records from the New York office of the Manati Sugar Company. The series was derived from several records sources and is divided into seven parts.

The first part of the series contains documents from the 1920s. These include cash statements and other data prepared for the board of directors as well as other records.

The second part consists of plans for the mill and batey prepared by the company's construction engineers, the Honolulu Iron Works Company.

The third part of the series is a record of colono accounts for 1913-1936.

Part four of the series is the largest and most comprehensive of the seven. It consists of subject files from the 1950s and early 1960s on various facets of the company's operations.

The fifth part is a 1959 inventory of the company's properties.

The sixth part contains copies of documents filed with the U.S. Dept. of State and Cuba's Instituto Nacional de Reforma Agraria in 1961 and 1959, respectively, relative to the company's Cuban assets and properties.

The last part contains records for 1966-1968 pertaining to the company's Manhasset Casuals Division.



Part 1 - 1920s
Box
1 Balances; Profit and Loss.
1 Bond issues.
1 Cane cars.
1 Cane - Cuba RR.
1 Cash Statements and agendas for Board meetings.
1 Colonos, Debts of.
1 Crop liens.
1 Description of company.
1 Directors - Misc. authorizations.
1 Drafts.
1 Yariguá.


Part 2 - Plans, Honolulu Iron Works Company, Construction Engineer
Box
1 Key plan [for sugar factory], Scale 1/16" = 1', 34" x 54". Feb. 16, 1921
1 Factory capacity. Calculated reasonable capacity in short tons of cane per 24 hours, 1916-1923. [chart], 28" x 41". Sept. 29, 1923
1 Factory section N-N. Cross section of boiling house, sugar room and shipping shed. Scale 1/4" = 1'. 34" x 54".
2 Factory elevation F-F. Longitudinal elevation of boiling house., Scale 1/4"= 1', 34" x 77". 8/19/1915
2 Factory section H-H. Cross section of filter, press house, boiling house, sugar room, and shipping shed., Scale 1/4" = 1', 36" x 73". Not dated
2 Factory section K-K. Cross section of boiling house, sugar room, and shipping shed., 36" x 45". Not dated
2 Port of Manati., Surveyed by Curtin and Brockie, Philadelphia. W. P. Asten, Surveyor, Scale 1" = 50', 26" x 32". Feb. 28, 1919
2 Batey., Surveyed by Johnson and Higgins, NY. W. P. Asten, Surveyor., Scale 1" = 100', 25" x 27". Feb. 26-28, 1919, revised March 31, 1921
2 Map of Property as of October 31, 1922, Scale 1=80,000 MTR, 30" x 36". 1922
2 Installations chronologically, 1913-1923. Key plan for general arrangements drawings., Scale 1/16" = 1'. Feb. 16, 1921


Part 3 - Colono accounts, 1913-1936
Box
2 Colono accounts. 1913-1936


Part 4 - Subject files
Box
2 Abandoned Property Law. 1954
2 Accounting and other aspects of Cuban sugar production.
2 Agrarian Reform. 1959-1960
2 Agrarian Reform. The law itself in translation. 5/17/1959
2 Agrarian Reform Law. 1959
3 Agrarian Reform Law. 1959-1960
3 Agrarian Reform Law. Santa Isabel.
3 American Chamber of Commerce of Cuba. 1960
3 Annual Meeting. 1962
3 Annual Meetings stokholders. Statements for Inventories (folder B). 1954-1960
3 Annual Meetings. Stockholders Statements, Inventories. Folder A. 1952-1960
3 Annual Stockholders/Board of Directors meeting. Ferrocarril de Tunas, S.A. 1961
3 Annual Stockholders/Board of Directors Meeting. Ferrocarril de Tunas, S.A. 1960
3 Annual Stockholders/Board of Directors Meeting. Ferrocarril de Tunas, S.A. 1959
3 Blackstrap Molasses. 1958-1960
3 Board of Directors Meetings. 1961-1962
3 Bondholders. Offer to Settlement. 1962
3 Bonds. 6% Collateral Trust. 1960-1965
3 Bourgeois Jr., L.C. 1956-1967
3 Branch Accounting. Discontinuance. 1959
3 Budget. 1/1960-6/1960
4 Budget. 7/1960-12/1960
4 Cane Liquidations. Colonos' Claims. 1960
4 Cane Plantings. New.
4 Certificate of Incorporation. Various Dates.
4 Charity. 1954-1958
4 Claims on Cuban Government. 1960-1961
4 Cloud Seeding. 1957
4 Colono cane liquidation rates; Unconstitutionality of Decree 1274. 1954
4 Colonos contract.
4 Colonos' Financing. 1957
4 Cia. Agricola Manati. S.A. Corres. Re: Meeting and Minutes. 1/20/1960
4 Cia. Agricola Manati. S.A.- Deed of Incorporation. 1948
4 Cia. Ganadera Becerra, S.A.- Grass. 1956-1962
4 Cia. Ganadera Becerra, S.A.- Lands Available (Cattle) Lands conveyed (Lease in Safe). 1956-1958
4 Cia. Ganada Becerra, S.A.- "Squatters". 1956-1957
4 Contributions. Various Organizations and Memorial Gifts. Cruz, Dr.- Fee for Special Legal Services and Salary.
4 Cuban Counsels' Legal Opinion. Re: Nationalization of American owned Properties in Cuba. 1960
4 Cuban decrees, laws and regulations.
4 Cuban Sugar Stabilization Institute. 1960
4 Cuban tax on dividends.
4 Diesel-Electric Locomotives.
4 Contract and Correspondence. 1957-1960
5 El Indio. Agrarian Reform Law. 1960
5 El Indio Intervention, Agrarian Reform. Letters to State Dept. 1959-1960
5 Elia. INRA Inventory. 1960
5 Expropriation of Property in Cuba. Questionnaire to State Dept. 1959-1960
5 Ferrocarriles de Tunas. Board of Directors Meetings/Stockholders meetings. 1961
5 Ferrocarriles de Tunas. 1957-1960
5 Ferrocarriles Occidentales de Cuba, S.A. 1955-59
5 Financing of 1960 Crop. 1960
5 Finca Camalote. 1950-1960
5 Finca Hato Arriba. 1946-1955
5 Fincas. Miscellaneous. 1959
5 Fiscal Year Change. 1958
5 Fuel Oil. 1959
5 Garment Industry At Manati. 1957-1960
5 Indenture Protocalization. 1956-1957
5 Insurance in force. 1959
5 Interdicto Proceeding ( el Indio). 1960-1963
5 Intervention. Elia. 1960
5 Intervention of Lands. Letters to State Dept. 1959-1961
5 Invert Molasses. 1957-1958
5 Labor. Sindicato de Obreros Potuarios. 1955-1960
6 Laboratory data. 1932-1960
6 Lage Y Cia. - Inra. 1960
6 Land For School Center. 1960
6 Land Holding and Townsite Company. 1950-1960
6 Land Reform. 1959-1960
6 Land Reform. "Actas" Seizure of Properties. 1960
6 Land Reform. Agrarian Reform. 1960
6 Land reform. Agrarian Reform. Equipment taken by I.N.R.A. 1960
6 Land Reform. Agrarian Reform. Letters to Directors and Principal Executives Officers. 1960
6 Land Reform. State Department. 1960-1962
6 Land Reform. State Department. 1960
6 Land Reform. Worksheets, Drafts,Questionnaires. State Department. 1959-1960
6 Lands. Manati Lands. 1953
6 Lands. Nueva Description. Finca Agropada. 1960
7 Lands Owned, Leased, Controlled and Cane. 1957
7 Leases Trading Company. Warehouses and Molasses Tanks. 1938, 1960
7 Letters to stockholders sent by other companies. 1960
7 Letters to stockholders. 1952,1959-1960
7 Letters to Sugar buyers, brokers and banks. Other Companies. 1960
7 Mailing List. Annual Report and Proxy MH. 1958
7 Manufacturing reports. 1932-1960
7 Mercantil Manati, S.A. 1957-1961
7 Ministerio of Agricultura. 1954-1960
7 New York Stock Exchange. Census of Stockholders. 1962
7 New York Coffee and Sugar Exchange. Membership #153. M.S. Co. 1947-1964
7 News Clippings from various folders pertaining to agrarian reform. 1959-1960
7 Note and letters recorded with cards, Returned by Stockholders. 1960
7 Oil. Miscellaneous Correspondence. 1957
7 Organizational chart.
7 Palmillas Lease. Worksheet and Receipts. Various Dates. Port of Manati. Tariffs - Harbor pilotings. 1952-1964, 1957-1958
7 Power of Attorney. Protocolization. 1960
7 Power of Attorney. Subsidiary Companies. Jose Joaquin Fraga. Substitution of Powers. 1960
7 Public Relations Council. U.S. Dept. Of Justice. U.S.-Cuban Sugar Council. "A Study of the Cuban Oil Situation.". 1958-1959
8 Railroad rights-of way. Ferrocarriles de Tunas. Maps and Correspondence. 1935-1940
8 Reforestation project. 1949
8 Resolution #1667. Recovery of Stolen Property. 1961
8 Scholarship. Juan Nicholas. 1958-1960
8 School on Estate. 1959-1963
8 Second Supplemental Indenture. 1956, 1960
8 Shrimp processing plant, proposed. 1957-1959
8 Statements. Bank Accounts. Cuba. 1960
8 Statements. Bank Accounts. Cuba. 1960
8 Sugar Association, Inc. The Sugar Research Foundation, Inc.
8 Sugar Information, Inc. 1959-1960
8 Sugar Buyers. List. 1960
8 Sugar Refinery, proposed. 1956
8 Sugar Inventory Valuation. 1960
9 Sugar Sales Contracts. 1959-1960
9 Superproduction decrees. 1951, 1954
9 Survey and Appraisal of Property. 1960
9 Tax Aspects of Cuban Appropriations. 1960
9 Tax reform law. 1959
9 Trans-Cuba Oil Co. 1954-1959
9 U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Bureau of Int. Programs. 1952
9 Van Horne-Yarigua-Cuban Land Co./Leases.
9 Visitors to the plantation. 1958-1959
9 Warehouses Sugar Storage Capacity.
9 Water supply. 1957
9 Writs of Expropriation. INRA. 1960


Part 5 - Inventory of 1959
Box
9 Inventory. 1959


Part 6 - Documents filed with INRA and State Dept.
Box
9-11 Documents filed with INRA and State Dept. 1959, 1961


Part 7 - Records
Box
11 Records. 1966-1968


Series 49: Manati Sugar Company. Records of the Secretary 1961-1968

0.4 linear feet (1 box)

Series 49 contains files of the secretary of the Manati Sugar Company for the years 1961-1968. The series includes information on the company's board of directors and officers. Most of the series, though, is taken up with matters related to the stockholders and the value of Manati stock after the expropriation of the company's Cuban assets. The series also contains information on former Cuban employees living in the United States and elsewhere and a file on the Trans-Cuba Oil Company.



Series 108: Compañía Ganadera Becerra. Records 1952-1967

1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)

Series 108 contains administrative records of Michael J. P. Malone, President of the Compañía Ganadera Becerra. The Becerra ranch was operated by King Ranch and the Manati Sugar Company on lands purchased or leased from Manati. Malone's records include data on cattle stock, correspondence between the ranch, the New York office, and Manati, and the company's December audit reports. Information on Cuban government intervention in 1960 and Becerra's dissolution in 1967 is also available.

Box
1 Agreements between Manati and King Ranch.
1 Cash Records - New York Office. January 1960 -
1 Cattle.
1 Cattle "A Partido" - Sales.
1 Cattle - Inventory.
1 Cattle Purchases.
1 Cattle Sales.
1 Cattle Valuations, Correspondence related to.
1 Cattle and Pastures Reports.
1 Comparative Statement of Income and Expenses.
1 Copies of Deed #304 in English and Spanish.
1 Copy of the Sale Contract between Mr. Rafael Sosa Arias and Cia. Ganadera Becerra, S.A.
1 Cuban Office, Correspondence with. Spare copies. 1952
1 Data. Re- P and L for 1959. Cattle Turn-off.
1 Data for U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
1 Deloitte, Haskins, Plender and Sells - Correspondence received from.
1 Deloitte, Plender, Haskins and Sells - Correspondence sent to.
1 Deloitte, Plender, Haskins and Sells - Reports.
2 Denman, Leroy G. - Correspondence received from and to.
2 Detalles Estados de Cuentas con the Trust Co. of Cuba.
2 Deposit and General Account.
2 Directors, List of. 1952
2 Estimate of Net Income From Grinding of Cane.
2 Facts about Cia. Ganadera Becerra, S.A.
2 Fondo de Estabilizacion de la Moneda.
2 Gorrin, Manas, Macia y Alamilla - Correspondence received from.
2 Gorrin, Manas, Macia y Alamilla - Correspondence sent to.
2 Lease - Agreement.
2 Liquidations of Cane - Colonias- 103 and 109- Santa Isabel.
2 List of Machinery and Equipment- Cafetal.
2 Loan Agreement with Czarnikow-Rionda Co.
2 Loan Agreement with King Ranch.
2 Loan with the Trust Co. of Cuba.
2 Malone, Mr. J. P. - Memo received from. 1952
2 Malone, Mr. J. P. - Memo sent to.
2 Manati Sugar Company - Correspondence received from.
2 Manati Sugar Company - Correspondence sent to.
2 Mecantil Manati, S.A.
2 Mustelier Jr., Dr. G.E. - Reports.
2 Newspaper Clippings.
3 Observation of the Cia. Ganadera Becerra and the Czarnikow-Rionda Company ranches in Cuba. 1959
3 Pernett, Jose M. - Correspondence received and sent.
3 Shareholders meeting.
3 State Dept. Questionnaire and Correspondence.
3 Statement Related to P. and L.
3 Sullivan and Cromwell Audit. 1952
3 Sullivan and Cromwell Audit. 1953
3 Sullivan and Cromwell Audit. 1954
3 Sullivan and Cromwell Audit. 1955
3 Sullivan and Cromwell Audit. 1956
3 Sullivan and Cromwell Audit. 1957
4 Sullivan and Cromwell Audit. 1958
4 Sullivan and Cromwell Audit. 1959
4 Sullivan and Cromwell Audit. 1960


Subgroup 3: Other Czarnikow-Rionda Subsidiaries and Affiliates



Series 79: Bagasse Products Corporation (Celulosa Cubana). Records 1926-1944

1 linear foot (7 volumes)

The Bagasse Products Corporation was formed in 1926 as a U.S. corporation. The purpose of the company was to produce commercially viable alpha cellulose from cane bagasse. The start-up capital for the project came from a "Joint Experimental Account" established by José B. Rionda and Manuel E. Rionda. The plant was constructed at the Central Tuinucu. The company was reorganized in 1927 as a Cuban corporation, Celulosa Cubana, S.A. The company operated for more than fifteen years.

Series 79 consists of the journals, ledgers, and cash books of both Bagasse Products and Celulosa Cubana.

Volume
1 Bagasse Products Corp., Journal. 1926-1927
2 Bagasse Products Corp., Ledger. 1926-1927
3 Bagasse Products Corp., Journal, Czarnikow-Rionda's account. 1926-1927
4 Celulosa Cubana, Ledger of capital and administrative expenditures. 1927-1929
5 Celulosa Cubana, Cash book. 1927-1930
6 Celulosa Cubana, Journal. 1927-1943
7 Celulosa Cubana, Ledger. 1927-1944


Series 64: Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation. Records 1916-1934

1.5 linear feet (5 boxes and 1 volume)

Series 64 contains records of the Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation. Most of the material in this series was created in the early years of the company when it was primarily directed by members of the Czarnikow-Rionda Company. Included in the series are statements submitted to the board of directors, correspondence, internal reports, annual reports, and the company's articles of incorporation and by-laws. The board of directors statements contain meeting agendas, treasurer's reports, cash statements, production reports, balance sheets, and sugar shipments. Correspondence is limited to a letterbook containing outgoing letters for 1916, "dead season" correspondence for 1919, and copies of letters for the period of December 16, 1920 to May 24, 1921. The internal reports include reports on Cuban ports and railroad transportation, mill production reports, and documents related to an outside investigation of the company's management. The latter was conducted by George W. Goethals and Company and dealt primarily with the relationship between Cuba Cane and the Czarnikow-Rionda Company and secondarily with the acquisition and management of Cuba Cane sugar mills.

The creation and history of the Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation is explored in greater depth in the papers of its first president, Manuel Rionda y Polledo. (See narrative for Record Group 2 for additional information.)

Volume
1 Letterbook. 1916
Box
1 Statements submitted to the board of directors. 1919-1922
2 "Dead season" correspondence. 1919
2 "Copies of all letters". December 16, 1920 to May 24, 1921
3 Daily report of disposition of sugar. 1916
3 Daily report of sugar. 1916
3 Sugars and freight between Santa Isabel Sugar Company and the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Company. Departmento de Ferrocarriles y Terrenos, su creación, objeto, funcionamente, etc., Alberto de Ximeno. 1918
3 Cuban shipping ports. 1920
3 Report on Cuban shipping condition. 1920
4 Reports, remarks, and other papers related to the Goethals report. 1919
5 Articles of incorporation, by-laws and subsequent revision. 1915-1934
5 Annual report. 1918
5 Annual report. 1919
5 Annual report. 1920
5 Annual report. 1921
5 Annual report. 1924
5 Annual report. 1930
5 Annual report. 1931


Series 65: Cuba Commercial and Industrial Company (Central San Vicente). Ledgers 1912-1915

0.25 linear feet (2 volumes)

Series 65 contains two ledgers for the Cuba Commercial and Industrial Company, proprietor of the Central San Vicente in Jovellanos, Matanzas. (See Series 14 for records of the mill's manager.)

Volume
1 Ledger #2. 1912-1913
2 Ledger #3. 1913-1915


Series 14: Cuba Commercial and Industrial Company (Central San Vicente). Letterbooks of Placido Alonso 1906-1918

0.5 linear feet (6 volumes)

Placido Alonso was the husband of Odelinda Fanjul Rionda, daughter to Maria Rionda y Polledo and Alonso Fanjul. In 1906, Alonso was employed as a sales agent in Havana for commodities imported through Czarnikow, MacDougall's Export Department. In 1907, he was asked to manage the Central San Vicente, a sugar mill in Matanzas province near the port of Cárdenas.

Series 14 contains copies of letters written by Placido Alonso. The letterbooks begin in early 1906 when Alonso worked as a sales agent for Czarnikow, MacDougall. Most of the earliest correspondence is to Bernardo Braga Rionda, head of the Export Department, and is in English. Near the end of volume 1, mention is made of Alonso taking over the management of the San Vicente. The remaining letterbooks deal primarily with the management of the mill, including refurbishment of the batey, negotiations with the colonos, and extending the mill's railroad lines. Most of the San Vicente correspondence is to Manuel Rionda y Polledo and is in Spanish. The Central San Vicente was incorporated in the United States as the Cuban Commercial and Industrial Co. Letters to the corporate office and copies of daily grinding and cost statements for the mill are found in the letterbooks.

The series is not complete; volume 2 ends with a note that the last letter is continued in "copiador 3", but that volume was not found. Other volumes may also be missing. The letterbooks conclude in 1918, but the period after August 1916 is only briefly covered.

Some of the original letters for 1913-1914 are in Series 1. Manuel Rionda's return correspondence will be found in Series 2 and Bernardo Braga's in Series 8. Series 10 and Series 65 contain other materials related to the Central San Vicente.

The Alonso letterbooks were donated to the Libraries by members of the Braga family in 1993.

Volume
1 Letterbook. Feb. 16, 1906-Feb. 22, 1907
2 Letterbook. June 28, 1907-Oct.11, 1908
3 Letterbook. March 7, 1910-March 8, 1911
4 Letterbook. May 25, 1911-April 26, 1914
5 Letterbook. June 22, 1914-April 13, 1918
6 Letterbook. July 22, 1914-August 3, 1916


Series 60: Cuba Self-loading Cane Truck Corporation. Financial records 1916-1940

0.2 linear feet (1 box)

The Cuba Self-loading Cane Truck Corporation was a project company created to develop a labor reducing truck for use in cane fields. The project was undertaken at the Central Manati. The records consist of a journal, ledger, tax information, and several balance sheets.



Series 77: Cuba Sugar Finance and Export Corporation. Records 1921-1928

1 linear foot (3 boxes)

Series 77 contains records of the Cuba Sugar Finance and Export Corporation, a company created in 1921 to expedite the sale of surplus Cuban sugars after the disastrous market collapse known as "The Dance of the Millions." The corporation was organized after the establishment of the Sugar Finance Committee. (See narrative for Record Group 2 for additional information on the committee.) Of the 10,000 shares in the initial subscription issued by the company one half were owned by the Czarnikow-Rionda Company or companies affiliated to it. The company was organized under the laws of Cuba, but the principal business was conducted in the company's New York office.

The records in this series are from the New York office of the corporation. Included in the series are copies of minutes, in Spanish, of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, correspondence, and various financial records.

Box
1 Minutes, in Spanish, with English abstracts. 1921-1922
1 Report on accounts. 1922
1 Daily balances and loan statements. May-July 1921
1 Correspondence. 1921-1923
1 Correspondence with A.S. de Bustamante, Lawrence Crosby, Aurelio.
1 Portuondo, E.H. Costello, and Havana office. 1921-1924
1 Correspondence with A.S. de Bustamante. 1921-1924
1 14 documents re Cuba Sugar Finance and Export Corp. 1922-1923
1 Correspondence, (folder #1). 1924-1925
2 Correspondence, (folder #2). 1924-1925
2 Unidentified correspondence. 1924-1928
3 Letterbooks 1 and 2. 1921-1922


Series 21: Cuban Trading Company. Balance sheets 1917-1955

1 linear foot (1 box)

Series 21 contains balance sheets, and other audit materials, compiled by the Cuban Trading Company's accountants.



Series 72: Czarnikow-Rionda Sugars Company, Inc. Refined Sugar Division. Records 1965-1967

0.4 linear feet (1 box)

In 1966, the Czarnikow-Rionda Company acquired the remaining inventory of refined sugar held by Olavarria and Company, a subsidiary of its principal rival, Galban, Lobo and Company. The staff of Olavarria's Refined Sugar Dept. joined Czarnikow-Rionda Sugars Company, Inc., a subsidiary of the Czarnikow-Rionda Company, to manage the company's Refined Sugar Division. The Division purchased refined sugar direct from refineries for resale to wholesale brokers.

The series contains documents related to Czarnikow-Rionda's acquisition of the refined sugar business of Olavarria and Company and other records related to the scope and activities of the new company. Several documents shed light on the collapse of Galban, Lobo.



Series 46: The Kenaf Corporation. Minutes 1951-1962

0.3 linear feet (2 volumes)

The Kenaf Corporation was established in the 1950s to cultivate kenaf and process kenaf fiber. The kenaf fiber was to be used primarily in the manufacture of sugar bags. The project was supported by the Export-Import Bank and shares for the company were owned by Czarnikow-Rionda and the Francisco, Manati, and Cespedes sugar companies. The processing plant was located at the Central Manati.

Volume
1 Minutes. 1951-1957
2 Minutes. 1958-1962


Series 51: The Kenaf Corporation. Records 1951-1963

1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)

Series 51 contains the administrative files of Michael J. P. Malone who served as vice president and, later, president of The Kenaf Corporation. The files document the company's initial efforts to cultivate kenaf and produce a viable kenaf fiber in the early 1950s. The company switched to cattle feed operations after the kenaf experiments failed. Also included in the series are several reports on the potential of kenaf production in Cuba and Haiti and the proceedings of the World Conference on Kenaf held in Havana in October 1958.

Box
1 Administrative Correspondence.
1 Analysis of Seed and Fiber Cost (Cespedes, Manati, Francisco).
1 Audits.
1 Beeson, Dr. William M.
1 Cachaza Feed - Burrus Mills.
1 Claim for Confiscated Cuban Properties. 1960
1 Compania Azucarera Cespedes - Correspondence.
1 Conference Data.
1 Copy of Contract between C. Rionda and Kenaf Corp. 1952
1 Documents.
1 Dryer.
1 Dryer Brothers.
1 Dryer, Joseph - Cuba.
2 Equipment Correspondence.
2 Feed Plant.
2 Fiber.
2 Formula Correspondence and Quotes. 1959
2 Formula Correspondence and Quotes. 1958
2 Francisco Sugar Company - Correspondence.
2 General - Reports.
2 Havana - Cuba - Correspondence.
2 Investment Potential of the Kenaf Industry in Haiti.
2 Kenaf in Cuba (removed to Series 22 - Photographs).
2 Kenaf Seed for Cattle Feed - Reports.
2 Manati - Cuba - Correspondence.
3 Manati Sugar Corporation - Correspondence.
3 Monthly Trial Balance - Cuba.
3 North Atlantic Kenaf Corporation.
3 Parish, Roy E. - Georgia.


Series 67: The Kenaf Corporation. Financial records 1951-1962

0.3 linear feet (4 volumes)

Series 67 contains the journals, ledgers, and cashbooks of the Kenaf Corporation.

Volume
1 Journal.
2 Ledger.
3 Cashbook #1.
4 Cashbook #2.


Series 68: Latin-American Trading Company. Records 1936-1941

3.5 linear feet (7 boxes and 2 volumes)

The Latin American Trading Company was incorporated in 1936 in Delaware and engaged in business operations identical to those of Czarnikow-Rionda and the Cuban Trading Company. In fact, all of the Latin American's clients were clients of Czarnikow-Rionda. All of the Latin American's sugar purchases were resold to Czarnikow-Rionda. Employees of Czarnikow-Rionda and the Cuban Trading Company served as officers and board members of the Latin American Trading Company, but none appear to have been executive officers or board members of Czarnikow-Rionda. The company was dissolved in 1941. Another LATCo was formed as a Cuban corporation in 1942. A reason for the company's existence is not known. It was during these years, though, that Czarnikow-Rionda was faced with its most severe financial crisis, and the Latin American Trading Company may have been formed to replace Czarnikow-Rionda in the event of the latter's collapse.

The series contains correspondence, minutes, purchase and sales records, balance sheets, and a ledger for 1937.

Volume
1 Ledger. 1937
2 Minutes. 1936-1941
Box
1 Correspondence. 1936-1937
2 Correspondence. 1937-1939
3 Correspondence. 1939-1940
4 Correspondence. 1940-1941
5 Balance sheets: Purchases and re-sales to C-R. 1936-1939
6 Balance sheets: Purchases and re-sales to C-R. 1939-1941
6 Balance sheets: Receivables.
6 Legal records.
6 Draft minutes.
7 Pulled from miscellaneous files of Henry George Atkinson. Includes documents on origins of LATCo and several documents, related to new LATCo. 1946-1953


Series 69: W.J. McCahan Sugar Refining and Molasses Company. Records of the Secretary 1920-1944

0.9 linear feet (2 boxes)

This series contains records of the secretary of the W.J. McCahan Sugar Refining and Molasses Company. It includes a chronologically arranged file, 1920-1942, of records related to meetings of the company's board of directors. Each meeting is documented by a meeting notice and, in most cases, the current financial statement or a schedule of general expenses. Other attachments such as agendas, dividend declarations, and annual statements may be present. Also included in the series are lists of stockholders for 1932, 1935, and 1944.

Box
1 Duties of secretary.
1 Board meeting records. 1920-1936
2 Board meeting records. 1937-1942
2 Stockholders lists. 1932, 1935, and 1944


Series 74: W.J. McCahan Sugar Refining and Molasses Company. Records of the Vice-President 1928-1945

5.4 linear feet (13 boxes)

Louis V. Placé, Jr. was the executive vice president of the McCahan Sugar Company of Philadelphia throughout the 1930s and until the company was sold to the American Sugar Refinery in 1944. In 1945, Placé was made a vice president in the Czarnikow-Rionda Company. During his tenure at McCahan, Placé was active in the sugar refining industry's trade organizations. He was a member of the executive committee of the Sugar Institute and later helped initiate the Sugar Research Foundation. During World War II, he served on the Industry Panel of Region IV of the National War Labor Board.

Series 74 contains the administrative records of Louis V. Place, Jr., a vice president in the W. J. McCahan Suagr Refining and Molasses Company. Boxes 1-6 of the series contain general correspondence arranged chronologically and, in some cases, by subject matter. The contents of box 7 were discovered apart from the other files in this series and consist primarily of records related to Placé's participation in the War Labor Board during World War II. Boxes 8-10 consist of letter files for the years 1943-1944 arranged first by year and then alphabetically by the correspondents' names. Box 11 contains Placé's memoranda and notes on meetings of the executive committee, board of directors, and enforcement committee of the Sugar Institute from January 1929 to June 1931. They provide an unusually detailed picture of the Institute's activities and motivations. Boxes 12-13 contain correspondence related to the Sugar Research Foundation for the years 1943 through 1945. The Foundation records document Placé's participation in the Committee on Education primarily, although records of a more general nature are evident.

Among the correspondents in this series were industry leaders such as Ody Lamborn, Horace Havemeyer, Ellsworth Bunker, and Earl Babst. Lawrence Crosby, of the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell, figures prominently in the correspondence. Manuel Enrique Rionda, a vice president in the Czarnikow-Rionda Company of New York City, was the president of McCahan during this time period. Letters between Placé and the corporate headquarters in New York take up most of the series. The topics discussed in the correspondence include trade negotiations between Cuba and the United States, the sugar tariff, labor conditions in the industry, New Deal and wartime government measures, and public relations. The management of the refinery is, of course, a major topic. Letters of a personal nature are also found.

Box
1 M. E. Rionda: Improvements and cooperation. Sanding sugar, barrel weights, sugar liquors.
1 M. E. Rionda: Improvements and cooperation. Attitude of refinery towards improvement of product.
1 M.E. Rionda: Complaints. 1928-1931
1 M.E. Rionda: Complaints; course sugar. 1928-1931
1 M.E. Rionda: Complaints; grain size and softs.
1 M.E. Rionda: Costs, melts. 1930-1931
2 General correspondence (3 folders). 1932-1934
2 Proposed labor code. 1933-1934
2 United States-Cuban sugar negotiations. 1933-1934
2 General correspondence. 1935-1936
3 General correspondence. 1937-1938
4 Labor matters. 1938
4 General correspondence (4 folders). 1939
5 General corespondence (5 folders). 1940
5 War Production Board: Sugar Cane Refining Industry Activity Committee; other matters relating to the Office of Price Administration. 1942-1943
6 Defense Supplies Corporation; War Shipping Administration; War Labor Board. 1942-1944
6 Office of Price Administration; War Food Administration. 1943-1944
6 USDA-Commodity Credit Corporation; U.S. House of Representatives, 78th Congress, Select Committee on Small Business. 1943-1944
6 USDA-Commodity Credit Corporation; War Shipping Administration. 1943-1944
6 Walsh-Healy Public Contract Act. 1942-1943
7 War Labor Board (3 folders). 1943-1945
7 Grocery Manufacturers of America: regarding A and P case. 1944
7 Commodity Credit Corporation-stevedore contract. 1943-1944
8 A-C : Crock, Norman. 1943
8 D: Foundation [Sugar Research]: Establishment and Incorporation. 1943
8 D: Foundation [Sugar Research]. 1943 May-August
8 D: Foundation [Sugar Research]:. 1943 September-November
8 G-M (7 folders). 1943
8 Manikins, Walter. 1943
9 G-M McCahan. 1943
9 O-R (3 folders). 1943
9 Rionda, M.E. 1943
9 S-Z (5 folders). 1943
9 A-C (3 folders). 1944
9 Crock, Norman. 1944
9 D-G (4 folders). 1944
9 Grocers and Importers Exchange. 1944
9 Grocery Trade Golf Association. 1944
9 H-L (5 folders). 1944
10 Lagemann, Eric and Walter. 1944
10 M. 1944
10 Manati Sugar Company. 1944
10 Manikins, Walter. 1944
10 McCahan. 1944
10 N-R (4 folders). 1944
10 Rionda, M.E. 1944
10 S-W (4 folders). 1944
11 Sugar Institute, memoranda and notes of meetings. January 17, 1929-June 15, 1931
11 Sugar Institute--Reorganization and closing. 1936
11 Sugar Research Foundation : Abbott, Joseph F. 1945
11 Sugar Research Foundation : Budget. 1944-1945
11 Sugar Research Foundation : Clippings, publicity etc. 1944-1945
12 Sugar Research Foundation : Committees. 1943
12 Sugar Research Foundation : Committee on Education. 1944
12 Sugar Research Foundation : Committee on Education (3 folders). Jan.-Oct. 1945
12 Sugar Research Foundation : Committee on Education. Nov.-Dec. 1945
13 Sugar Research Foundation : Hockett, Robert.
13 Sugar Research Foundation : Lamborn, Ody. 1943-1945
13 Sugar Research Foundation : Meeting minutes and reports. 1943-1945
13 Sugar Research Foundation : Miscellaneous. 1943-1945
13 Sugar Research Foundation : Portuondo, Aurelio. 1945
13 Sugar Research Foundation : Public relations. 1943


Series 76: W.J. McCahan Sugar Refining and Molasses Company. Records 1920-1946

1 linear foot (3 boxes)

Series 76 contains miscellaneous records related to the operations of the W.J. McCahan Sugar Refining and Molasses Company of Philadelphia. The greater part of the series is taken up with negotiations between the company and the United Sugar Workers Union. Other records include correspondence from the early 1920s, balance sheets, and records related to the sale of the refinery to the American Sugar Refining Company in 1944. After the sale, the refinery operated under the name of The Philadelphia Refining Company.

Box
1 Correspondence. 1920-1926
1 Balance sheets. 1926-1944
1 List of directors and officers. 1920
1 Appropriations account. 1938-1943
1 Records related to sugar processing tax and refund. 1935-1940
2 Labor negotiations. 1937-1944
2 U.S. Maritime Commission--wages of water boys. 1946
3 Documents related to the sale of the company. 1944


Series 29: The New Tuinucú Sugar Company, Inc. Records 1921-1952

2.3 linear feet (6 boxes)

The Tuinucú Sugar Company was established in 1891 and operated the Central Tuinucú near the city of Sancti Spiritus. Close to the mill were the lands and mill (Central La Vega) of the Compañía Agricola Guayos. In 1951, the two companies merged and became the New Tuinucú Sugar Company. Guayos became the La Vega Division of the new company. The company also operated an alcohol distillery, the Destiladora Paraíso.

This series contains limited records from the company's New York office. Included are records of Central Tuinucu for the 1951 harvest, records of the La Vega Division for the 1952 harvest, and records of the Compañía Destiladora Paraiso for 1943-1949. Added to this series are annual reports and financial statements from the 1920s for the Tuinucu Sugar Company.

Box
1 Tuinucu Sugar Company. 1951
1 Services received.
1 Services sent.
1 Estate office letters.
2 Copies of letters written by estate.
2 Reorganization plan.
2 New Tuinucu Sugar Company.
2 Letters A-Z.
2 Czarnikow-Rionda.
2 Insurance.
2 Bulk sugar shipments.
2 Memoranda sent.
3 Memoranda received.
3 Herman Goldman.
3 Rainfall data.
3 Rainfall stimulation.
3 Copies of letters from Havana office.
3 Miscellaneous.
3 Cuban Trading Company.
3 Letters from Havana office to NY office.
3 Ramirez y Maxwell.
3 Rionda, Jose Andres.
3 Tusco Sugar Company.
3 Payroll.
3 Tuinucu and La Vega sugar contracts.
3 Daily reports.
4 Daily record of cane ground (listed by colono).
4 US-Cuban Sugar Council.
4 Tuinucu Sugar Company, Annual reports and financial statements. 1921-1927
4 Compañía Destiladora Paraíso. 1948-1949
4 Estate office request letters. 1949
4 Copies of letters written by estate office. 1949
4 Manufacturing reports. 1948
4 Compañía Destiladora Paraíso. 1948-1949
4 Minutes. 1943-1948
4 Estate office letters. 1948
5 Annual reports. 1947-1949
5 Proposal covering improvements. 1949
5 Annual balance sheet. 1944
5 Financial statements, August-December. 1949
5 New Tuinucu Sugar Company. La Vega Division (Guayos). 1952
5 Miscellaneous.
5 Daily report cane ground.
5 Estate office request letters.
5 Accident data.
5 Estado diario de movimiento de azúcar.
5 Manufacturing reports.
5 Gastos diarios, January-June.
6 Gastos diarios, July December.
6 Estado diario de caña molido.


Series 44: Red Rock of South America, Inc. Records 1946-1953

0.4 linear feet (1 box)

Red Rock of South America was incorporated in 1946 to bottle and distribute the Red Rock brand of beverages in South American countries. Red Rock sodas were distributed in Venezuela, Panama, Trinidad, Puerto Rico and Cuba. The Red Rock Cola Bottling Company of Cuba was located in Sancti Spiritus. Red Rock of South America ceased operations in 1952 and the Cuban bottling plant in 1953.

The series includes the certificate of incorporation, audits, and minutes of Red Rock of South America and the financial statements of the Red Rock Cola Bottling Company of Cuba.



Series 43: Regla Coal Company. Records 1911-1935

3 linear feet (10 volumes)

The Regla Coal Company was formed in 1911 as a collaborative venture between the Czarnikow-Rionda Company and the United Railways of the Havana and Regla Warehouses. The company exported coal to Cuba. Prior to 1911, the Berwind White Coal Company held a virtual monopoly on coal exports to Cuba. In addition to Cuba's public railroads, coal was also used in sugar mills and in the private railway systems employed by the sugar companies. The name Regla refers to Havana's port and warehouse district where the company had it storage facilities. The company was later renamed the Regla Coal and Oil Company. (See Series 40 for later records.)

Series 43 contains the cash books, payment and receipt books, and journals of the Regla Coal Company.

Volume
1 Cash. 1911-1912
2 Journal #1 (odd months). 1911-1914
3 Journal #2 (even months). 1911-1914
4 Cash payments #1. 1912-1914
5 Cash receipts #2. 1912-1914
6 Cash book #1. 1914-1916
7 Journal #3. 1914-1918
8 Cash book #2. 1916-1918
9 Cash book #3. 1918-1924
10 Cash book #4. 1924-1935


Series 40: Regla Coal and Oil Company. Records 1940-1959

0.7 linear feet (2 boxes)

Series 40 contains administrative records from the offices of the Czarnikow-Rionda Company related to the Regla Coal and Oil Company. The Regla Coal and Oil Company was the successor to the Regla Coal Company. Regla Coal and Oil was a Cuban corporation which imported and distributed oil and coal. With the exception of a handful of letters from an earlier period, the documents in this series were created during the last five years of the company's existence. The records appear to have originated in the office of Vice President Michael Malone. (See Series 63 for other Malone records.) The series documents the company's business activities and provides substantial information on the reconstruction of the company's wharf and facilities in the Regla warehouse district of Havana.

Box
1 Administrative. 1957-1959
1 Coal.
1 Consorcio - Havana Coal and Regla.
1 Contracts.
1 Contract - warehouse construction at Regla.
1 Correspondence - Mr. Charles Fanjul, Alfonso Fanjul. 1956-1957
1 Correspondence, (copies of letters). 1940-1952
1 Customer - R. Diaz and Co.
1 Customer- Eiroa Terminal.
1 Customer- Hershey.
1 Customer - Mosanto Chemical Co.
1 Customer - Sinclair.
1 Customer - Texas Company.
1 Dimension Layout of Regla Co.
2 Estate of W.E. Ogilvie.
2 Evaluation of Land in Havana Area.
2 Ferrocarriles Occidentales de Cuba, S.A.
2 Ferrocarriles Unidos de la Habana.
2 General.
2 J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation.
2 New Customer - Extractora Cubana de Aceites Veg.
2 Operations.
2 P and L Statements (to June 30, 1959).
2 Possible Accounts - Republic Steel Corporation.
2 Reconstruction - Wharf.
2 Statements - Regla Coal and Oil.
2 Weekly Reports.



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