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Material Information

Title:
José Ramón Avellanal Collection
Physical Description:
8.76 : (21 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Avellanal, Jose Ramon, 1869-1927

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Fraternal organizations -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
Medical care -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
Tampa (Fla.) -- Biography   ( lcsh )
Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.) -- History   ( lcsh )
Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.) -- Social life and customs   ( lcsh )
Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The bulk of the collection documents the life and career of Dr. José Ramon Avellanal, a prominent Ybor City physician and founder of El Bien Publico Clinic. Among the variety of papers to be found in the collection are biographical materials, correspondence, patents, estate papers, and documents pertaining to Dr. Avellanal's medical practice, drug store businesses, Public Welfare Company, and other business ventures.
Preferred Citation:
Jose Ramon Avellanal Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Biographical:
Born in Spain in 1869, Dr. José Ramon Avellanal was educated in Cuba, where his affluent family owned the San Pablo estate, a vast sugar cane farm that was parcelled and leased to sharecroppers in Matanzas. In 1901, Avellanal married Concepción Jiménez y Dominguez, merging with one of Havana's elite families. Shortly thereafter, the Avellanals spent a year in Costa Rica, where Avellanal directed his practice against the dreaded yellow fever under government contract. Upon their return to Cuba, the Avellanals found their economic situation deteriorating, and Avellanal sought to practice medicine elsewhere. From his childhood friend, Dr. Ángel Suarez, he learned of the mutual aid societies being mounted in Tampa by struggling cigar workers. These societies offered medical benefits to their members, a promising situation for a young and altruistic physician. The Avellanals immigrated to Ybor City in 1904 and, within a short time (and some political maneuvering), Dr. Avellanal became the director of the newly-built Centro Español Sanatorium on Bayshore Boulevard. By 1911, Avellanal owned his own medical society and clinic, El Bien Público, which came to employ six physicians and had a membership of over 20,000 at the time of his death in 1927. Because early Tampa hosted a plethora of economic opportunities for those with little capitol, Avellanal diversified his investments far beyond the field of medicine. Among these were: a cigar factory, Liborio cigar Company, 1916-1919; a loan company, the Public Welfare Company, 1924-1927; a number of drugstores  which later sold his patented medicines, 1911-1927; and of course, being in Florida in the 1920s, numerous real estate investments. In addition to these ventures, from 1916-1921 Avellanal was president of the New York Signal Company in New York City, formed to manufacture and market his turning signal invention for automobiles. Avellanal was also a director of the Latin-American Bank, a co-founder of iLa Gaceta /inewspaper, and an impresario responsible for bringing many attractions to Ybor City, including the first opera performed in Florida in 1914. One must surmise that a man of such breadth would spark a gamut of emotions among his constituents. To the Anglo doctors in the Tampa community, Avellanal was regarded acidly as a practitioner of medicine by contract, which they vehemently opposed. To his business associates, he was a shrewd but honest negotiator. To his only son, José Luis, he represented the stilted values of a more rigid century. To the Latin laborer, he loomed as a respected patriarch who, during their impoverishing cigar strikes, responded with charity for all. After Avellanal's death, a great number of lawsuits ensued on behalf of, and often against, his estate. The collection, including the estate papers, are important for the detailed history they weave of early Ybor City life, especially its medical societies. They are a virtual Who's Who in Tampa, as his business dealings, and later the lawsuits, involved many significant Tampa citizens.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at [url=http://www.copyright.gov/%C2%A0]http://www.copyright.gov/[/url]for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A25
usfldc handle - u29.160-a25-ead
System ID:
SFS0031977:00001


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Born in Spain in 1869, Dr. Jos Ramon Avellanal was educated in Cuba, where his affluent family owned the San Pablo estate, a vast sugar cane farm that was parcelled and leased to sharecroppers in Matanzas. In 1901, Avellanal married Concepcin Jimnez y Dominguez, merging with one of Havana's elite families. Shortly thereafter, the Avellanals spent a year in Costa Rica, where Avellanal directed his practice against the dreaded yellow fever under government contract. Upon their return to Cuba, the Avellanals found their economic situation deteriorating, and Avellanal sought to practice medicine elsewhere. From his childhood friend, Dr. ngel Suarez, he learned of the mutual aid societies being mounted in Tampa by struggling cigar workers. These societies offered medical benefits to their members, a promising situation for a young and altruistic physician. The Avellanals immigrated to Ybor City in 1904 and, within a short time (and some political maneuvering), Dr. Avellanal became the director of the newly-built Centro Espaol Sanatorium on Bayshore Boulevard. By 1911, Avellanal owned his own medical society and clinic, El Bien Pblico, which came to employ six physicians and had a membership of over 20,000 at the time of his death in 1927. Because early Tampa hosted a plethora of economic opportunities for those with little capitol, Avellanal diversified his investments far beyond the field of medicine. Among these were: a cigar factory, Liborio cigar Company, 1916-1919; a loan company, the Public Welfare Company, 1924-1927; a number of drugstores  which later sold his patented medicines, 1911-1927; and of course, being in Florida in the 1920s, numerous real estate investments. In addition to these ventures, from 1916-1921 Avellanal was president of the New York Signal Company in New York City, formed to manufacture and market his turning signal invention for automobiles. Avellanal was also a director of the Latin-American Bank, a co-founder of [i]La Gaceta [/i]newspaper, and an impresario responsible for bringing many attractions to Ybor City, including the first opera performed in Florida in 1914. One must surmise that a man of such breadth would spark a gamut of emotions among his constituents. To the Anglo doctors in the Tampa community, Avellanal was regarded acidly as a practitioner of medicine by contract, which they vehemently opposed. To his business associates, he was a shrewd but honest negotiator. To his only son, Jos Luis, he represented the stilted values of a more rigid century. To the Latin laborer, he loomed as a respected patriarch who, during their impoverishing cigar strikes, responded with charity for all. After Avellanal's death, a great number of lawsuits ensued on behalf of, and often against, his estate. The collection, including the estate papers, are important for the detailed history they weave of early Ybor City life, especially its medical societies. They are a virtual Who's Who in Tampa, as his business dealings, and later the lawsuits, involved many significant Tampa citizens.
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Born in Spain in 1869, Dr. Jos Ramon Avellanal was educated in Cuba, where his affluent family owned the San Pablo estate, a vast sugar cane farm that was parcelled and leased to sharecroppers in Matanzas.
In 1901, Avellanal married Concepcin Jimnez y Dominguez, merging with one of Havana's elite families. Shortly thereafter, the Avellanals spent a year in Costa Rica, where Avellanal directed his practice against the dreaded yellow fever under government contract. Upon their return to Cuba, the Avellanals found their economic situation deteriorating, and Avellanal sought to practice medicine elsewhere. From his childhood friend, Dr. ngel Suarez, he learned of the mutual aid societies being mounted in Tampa by struggling cigar workers. These societies offered medical benefits to their members, a promising situation for a young and altruistic physician.
The Avellanals immigrated to Ybor City in 1904 and, within a short time (and some political maneuvering), Dr. Avellanal became the director of the newly-built Centro Espaol Sanatorium on Bayshore Boulevard. By 1911, Avellanal owned his own medical society and clinic, El Bien Pblico, which came to employ six physicians and had a membership of over 20,000 at the time of his death in 1927.
Because early Tampa hosted a plethora of economic opportunities for those with little capitol, Avellanal diversified his investments far beyond the field of medicine. Among these were: a cigar factory, Liborio cigar Company, 1916-1919; a loan company, the Public Welfare Company, 1924-1927; a number of drugstores  which later sold his patented medicines, 1911-1927; and of course, being in Florida in the 1920s, numerous real estate investments. In addition to these ventures, from 1916-1921 Avellanal was president of the New York Signal Company in New York City, formed to manufacture and market his turning signal invention for automobiles. Avellanal was also a director of the Latin-American Bank, a co-founder of emph render italic La Gaceta newspaper, and an impresario responsible for bringing many attractions to Ybor City, including the first opera performed in Florida in 1914.
One must surmise that a man of such breadth would spark a gamut of emotions among his constituents. To the Anglo doctors in the Tampa community, Avellanal was regarded acidly as a practitioner of medicine by contract, which they vehemently opposed. To his business associates, he was a shrewd but honest negotiator. To his only son, Jos Luis, he represented the stilted values of a more rigid century. To the Latin laborer, he loomed as a respected patriarch who, during their impoverishing cigar strikes, responded with charity for all.
After Avellanal's death, a great number of lawsuits ensued on behalf of, and often against, his estate. The collection, including the estate papers, are important for the detailed history they weave of early Ybor City life, especially its medical societies. They are a virtual Who's Who in Tampa, as his business dealings, and later the lawsuits, involved many significant Tampa citizens.
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This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
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Topical Term:
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Medical care -- Florida -- Tampa
Tampa (Fla.) -- Biography
Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.) -- History
Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.) -- Social life and customs
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Separated Materials:
Alvarez, Gonzalez P. Yerbas Medicinales: Como Curarse Con Plantas. Descripcion De 500 Plantas Recomendadas Para Curar Las Principales Enfermedades. Mexico: El Libro Espanol, 1951. Print.
Beato, Bartolome. Elementos De Psicologia, Logica Y Etica: Para Los Alumnos De Segunda Ensenanza. Madrid: E. Cuesta, 1875. Print.
Benot, Eduardo. Gramatica Francesa: Y Metodo Para Aprenderla. Cadiz: Verdugo, Morillas, 1864. Print.
Casares, y R. A. Manual De Quimica General: Con Aplicacion A La Industria Y Con Especialidad A La Agricultura. Madrid: Pablo Calleja, 1873. Print.
Garmendia, Miguel. Lecciones Retorica Y Poetica O De Literatura Preceptiva. Matanzas: Libreria y Papeleria "La Propaganda", 1888. Print.
Gonzalez, Rucavado C. El Hijo De Un Gamonal (novela Costarricense). San Jose de Costa Rica: Padron y Pujol, 1901. Print.
Higgins, Edrie. Echoes of Time: A Novel. s.l: s.n, 1944. Print.
Iraizoz, Antonio. La Poesia Civil En Cuba. La Habana: talleres graficos "Cuba intelectual", 1928. Print.
Lehmann, Bernhard. Gramatica Alemana Al Uso De Los Espanoles. 2a. Ed. Francfort del Main: s.n., 1876. Print.
Lehmann, Bernhard. Clave De La Gramatica Alemana Y Traduccion Correcta De Los Ejercicios. Franfort del Mein, 1876. Print.
Vallin, y B. A. F. Geometria Para Los Ninos: Que Concurren A Las Escuelas De Primera Ensenanza. Madrid: M. Rivadeneyra, 1872. Print.
Vallin, y B. A. F. Principios Y Ejercicios De Aritmetica: Para Uso De Los Alumnos De Primer Ano. Madrid: Aguado, 1867. Print.
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Preferred Citation:
Jose Ramon Avellanal Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
relatedmaterial 1
Related Materials:
Jose Luis Avellanal Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Prince Alexis N. Gagarin Papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Information about related materials is available at http://digital.lib.usf.edu/?u29.108-g02-ead
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Arrangement of Materials:
Collection is arranged within series by subject and type of material.
scopecontent
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the collection documents the life and career of Dr. Jos Ramon Avellanal, a prominent Ybor City physician and founder of El Bien Publico Clinic. Among the variety of papers to be found in the collection are biographical materials, correspondence, patents, estate papers, and documents pertaining to Dr. Avellanal's medical practice, drug store businesses, Public Welfare Company, and other business ventures.
COLLECTION METADATA
BEGIN SUBORDINATE COMPONENTS
dsc combined
Detailed List of Contents
c01 series
ArchonID internal id90394
LABEL Biographical Materials
Scope and Contents
Contains biographical and historical materials for Jose Ramon and the Avellanal family. Earliest documents include Jose Ramons lesson books and grades dating to mid-1880s. Materials pertaining to the San Pablo estate are also included. Dr. Avellanal, his brother, and his three sisters inherited the San Pablo Estate from their father. This large farm was parceled and leased to approximately 20 to 30 sharecroppers. The crop was sugar cane and their share of the yearly harvest. Much of the correspondence between Jose Ramon and his brother Evaristo involved the San Pablo estate. In 1917, Dr. Avellanal and his family sold the estate for $65,000. Until then, the estate provided Jose Ramon with income to finance his Tampa ventures. Other items of interest in this box include biographical sketches of Jose Ramon and Evaristo written by Jose Luis in the 1940s, and Dr. J.R. Avellanals ledger of honorariums received, 1897-1924(?).
c02 subseries
id90395
Biographical Sketches and Assorted Biographical Materials
c03 otherlevel
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1
Folder 1
Assorted Biographical Materials
1904-1928
id90402
1
2
Biographical Sketches of Jose Ramon and Evaristo Avellanal
id90403
1
3
Miscellaneous Items (Receipts, Membership Certificates, News Clippings, etc.)
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Education
id90404
1
id90405
1
4
Exam Grades and Certificates
id90406
1
5
Lesson Books (2)Apuntes de Fsica
id90407
1
6
Lesson Books Lecciones de Retrica y Potica
1887
id90399
Estate
id90413
1
id90408
1
7
Financial Ledgers
1897-1924; 1901-1904
id90409
1
8
San Pablo Estate in Matanzas, Cuba
1895-1907
id90400
Journals and Personal Notes
id90410
1
id90411
1
9
Jose Ramon Avellanal's Personal Notes
id90412
1
10
Journal of Jose Ramon Avellanal (primarily consists of poetry written in Spanish)
1888-1893
id90414
2 Correspondence
Scope and Contents
Series contains correspondence dating from 1895-1927. Included are letters urging Jose Ramon Avellanal to seek the directorship of the Centro Espaol, as well as letters answering Avellanal's numerous questions about Tampa: What is the water like? Is it true that gastrointestinal problems exist among the populace? Can good milk be obtained? Other letters refer to cigar workers' strikes (in Cuba and in Tampa). Letters from family detail business matters, lottery standings, personal problems, etc. Much of the correspondence finds Dr. Avellanal with a multitude of problems as he tries to run the New York Signal Co. out of New York City while maintaining his clinic and other ventures in Tampa. The clinic itself is besieged with internal problems, and doctors are leaving for higher paying positions with other societies. In a couple of cases, doctors are drafted. One letter relates the tensions in Tampa between the Latin mutual aid societies' doctors and the Anglo doctors who oppose their practices.
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2
General Correspondence
1895-1917
id90417
2
1
Correspondence
1895-1903
id90418
2
2
Correspondence
1904
id90419
2
3
Correspondence
1905
id90420
2
4
Correspondence
1906
id90421
2
5
Correspondence
1907
id90422
2
6
Correspondence
1908
id90423
2
7
Correspondence
1909
id90424
2
8
Correspondence
1910
id90425
2
9
Correspondence
1911
id90426
2
10
Correspondence
1912
id90427
2
11
Correspondence
1913
id90428
2
12
Correspondence
1914
id90429
2
13
Correspondence
1915
id90430
2
14
Correspondence
1916
id90431
2
15
Correspondence
1917
id90416
3
General Correspondence
1918-1927
id90432
3
1
Correspondence
1918
id90433
3
2
Correspondence
1919
id90434
3
3
Correspondence
1920
id90435
3
4
Correspondence
1921
id90436
3
5
Correspondence
1922
id90437
3
6
Correspondence
1923
id90438
3
7
Correspondence
1924
id90439
3
8
Correspondence
1924
id90440
3
9
Correspondence
1925-1926
id90441
3
10
Correspondence
1926
id90442
3
11
Correspondence
1927
id117775
3
12
Circulo Cubano (Solicitations in Cuba)
Scope and Contents
Attached note on folder: "In 1918 the Cuban Club of Tampa sent a delegation to Cuba to solicit funds of the Cuban government to pay off their funds. Although these papers bear no signature they appear to have been written by Dr. Avellanal who was adamantly opposed to the Club's [politicians?] in Cuba on several grounds."
id90443
3 "El Bien Pblico" Medical Practice
Scope and Contents
In 1911, Jose Ramon Avellanal bought El Bien Publico from a man named Jos Toms. At the time of the aquisition, the society had a small membership and was called "La Beneficiencia Cubana." Renamed and nurtured by Avellanal, the society grew in membership. In 1918, Avellanal merged three more societies with El Bien Publico. They were "La Hispano-Cubana," "La Equidad," and "La Ancora." In 1921, he bought out "Tampa"; in 1923, "La Bondad" and "El Progreso" were added, and in 1926, "El Aguila" was acquired. Dr. Avellanal had no partners in El Bien Publico, and he oversaw the medical as well as the administrative aspects of the clinic's activities. At the time of Avellanal's death, El Bien Publico had a membership of approximately 25,000. Members paid weekly dues and received all medical service they needed, including convalescing trips, a small workers' benefit (if they were too sick to work), and funeral benefits.
id90446
Clinic Files
id90448
4
id90449
4
1
Medical Clinic Notes and Ephemera
1904-1926
id90450
4
2
News Clippings/Open Letters between Dr. Jose Ramon Avellanal and Cuban Club President Dr. Alfredo Kohly
1918-1919
id90451
4
3
Correspondence from Medical Firms and Suppliers
1905;1922-1927
id90452
4
4
"Medicine by Contract" American Medical Association Antagonisms
1915
id90447
Financial Records
id90453
4
id90454
4
5
Financial and Account Records
1923-1927
id90455
4
6
Financial and Account Records
1923-1927
id90456
4
7
Financial and Account Records, Ledger
1913-1927; 1926-1927
id90653
4 Real Estate
id90654
5
Avellanal Real Estate Holdings
1905-1943
id90655
5
1
Ybor City Building and Loan AssociationJose Ramon Avellanal
1905-1914
id90656
5
2
Avellanal EstateReal Estate Holdings, Part 1
1905-1943
id90657
5
3
Avellanal EstateReal Estate Holdings, Part 2
1905-1943
id90658
5
4
Avellanal EstateReal Estate Holdings, Part 3
1905-1943
id90659
5
5
Avellanal EstateReal Estate Holdings, Part 4
1905-1943
id90660
5 Drug Store Business
Scope and Contents
One of the businesses that Dr. Avellanal invested in heavily was the drug store business. His first acquisition on record in this area is the Cosmopolitan Drug Store, which he purchased in 1909. Records of Dr. Avellanals drug store holdings indicate there was much buying and selling, culminating in the formation of the Colonial Drug Company in 1916. Through this holding company, Avellanal controlled virtually all the drug stores in Spanish-speaking Tampa. Later, due to financial problems, Avellanal took on partners in several of the drug stores.
id90661
6
Assorted Drug Stores
id90662
6
1
Cosmopolitan Drug Company
1909-1928
id90663
6
2
El Bien Publico Drug Store
1915-1930
id90664
6
3
Franco Drug Company
1917-1927
id90665
6
4
Assorted Drug Stores
1918-1946
id90666
6
5
Circulo Cubano Drug Store
1920-1930
id90667
6
6
Florida Drug Store
1920
id90668
7
Colonial Drug Company
id90669
7
1
Colonial Drug Company Stock Certificates
id90670
7
2
Colonial Drug Company Articles of Incorporation
1916
id90671
7
3
Colonial Drug CompanyBy-laws and Stockholders Meeting Minutes
1926-1938
id90672
7
4
Colonial Drug CompanyCorrespondence, Forms, Receipts, and Contracts
1916-1935
id90673
8
Colonial Drug Company Lawsuits
1932-1938
id90674
8
1
Colonial Drug Co. vs. Jose B. Pacheco (later Colonial Drug Co. vs. Salas et al)
1932-1935
id90675
8
2
Colonial Drug Co. vs. Salas et al
id90676
8
3
Colonial Drug Co. vs. Z. Salas et al AppealLegal Documents
id90677
8
4
Colonial Drug Co. vs. Z. Salas et alCorrespondence
1935-1938
id90678
8
5
Colonial Drug Co. vs. Z. Salas et alCitizenship Investigation
1935-1938
id90679
8
6
Colonial Drug Co. vs. Z. Salas et alLegal Notes
id90680
6 Miscellaneous Business Ventures
Scope and Contents
Contains documents pertaining to the various enterprises that Dr. Jose Avellanal was engaged in from 1913 to the early 1920s. These enterprises are in addition to the Bien Publico and his drug store interests.
id90681
9
Patents and Assorted Business Ventures
id90682
9
1
Cigar Box Patent
1913
id90683
9
2
Proposed Shirt Device Patent
1914
id90684
9
3
Jose Ramon Avellanal (Partners Manuel Fuente and Antonio Cueto)Liborio Cigar Co.
1916-1919
id90685
9
4
Jose Ramon Avellanal (Partner Felix Benitoa)New York Signal Co.Patents and Assorted Items
1915-1918
id90686
9
5
Jose Ramon Avellanal (Partner Felix Benitoa)New York Signal Co.Corporate Records and Stock Certificates
1917
id90687
9
6
Jose Ramon Avellanal (Partner Felix Benitoa)New York Signal Co.Correspondence
1915-1923
id90688
9
7
Jose Ramon Avellanal and Dr. Manuel FragaPatents in Medicine
1918
id90689
9
8
Patented MedicinesCorrespondence
1917-1921
id90690
7 Public Welfare Company
Scope and Contents
Up until June 1923, Dr. J.R. Avellanal was in the habit of lending money or endorsing notes in order to help out those in need of financial assistance. His help was sought by many, and in June of 1923, Avellanal wrote an irrevocable resolution stating that he would no longer extend loans or credit due to losses of over $28,000 in bad loans. He then formed the Public Welfare Company, which operated as an extension of the Bien Publico and loaned money (highest loan at $500) at an 8 percent interest rate. Dr. Avellanals loan company required no collateral. Loan application forms are noteworthy for the information they contain. At the time of his death, over $17,000 remained outstanding in loans. According to Avellanal, the Public Welfare Company cost the estate $20,000 in losses despite estate efforts to collect money through lawsuits.
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Public Welfare Company
1924-1927
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Resolucin Irrevocable
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Assorted Documents
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Public Welfare Company Ledger
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Public Welfare Company Loan Applications and Notes
Scope and Contents
Box contains assorted loan applications.
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Public Welfare Company Lawsuits
1925-1938
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Avellanal Estate vs. J.S. Franco
1925-1938
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2
Graham vs. Alfredo Garcia and Luis Barcia
1930-1936
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3
White vs. G.R. Ferlita
1927-1934
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4
Graham vs. F. Fernandez
1930-1932
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5
Graham vs. Manuel Romero
1926-1935
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Graham vs. Lena Rutstein
1930
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White vs. Dorotea Aria and J. Otero
1927-1934
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White et al vs. Maria Bonino and Francisco Riggio
1927-1934
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White vs. Spato, Castellano, et al
1920-1938
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10
White vs. Castrillon et al
1926-1938
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White vs. Espino
1926-1935
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White vs. Fernandez, E. and Vicari, S.
1925-1935
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White vs. J.A. Franquiz
1926-1938
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14
White vs. A.A. Gullette
1926-1938
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15
White vs. Kotler et al.
1927-1938
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White vs. M. Lopez (Appeal Included)
1926-1938
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White vs. P.M. Macon
1926-1938
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White vs. Martinez et al
1920-1935
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White vs. Mezquida
1926-1935
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White vs. Noriega et al
1925-1933
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21
White vs. V. Nuccio
1927-1935
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White vs. Santana
1927-1934
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White vs. P. Spoto
1933
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White vs. F.A. Torre
1930-1935
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White vs. Rogelio Valdes
1927-1936
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White vs. Vizzi et al
1925-1935
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White vs. Wolfson
1926-1938
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Goethe vs. Canalejo
1930-1936
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Domingo Pasaron
1935-1938
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Assorted Public Welfare Co. Lawsuits
1926-1936
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8 Estate Papers
1918-1928
Scope and Contents
The estate files comprise a highly complex part of the collection due to two factors. One involves the complexity of the estate itself and the amount of litigation that was required to settle it. A second factor involves the various problems the Avellanals had with trustees and attorneys; this too required a great deal of court proceedings to settle. Estate correspondence provides background reading into the nature of the problems Concepcion Avellanal faced-- both with attorneys and trustees, as well as with the former associates of Dr. Avellanal. Documents include Dr. Avellanal's will and petition to file the will in probate. Other documents include court actions involving the appointment of Citizens Bank & Trust as executor, removal of same, suits against Newsome (Citizens Bank's liquidator), claims against the Avellanal Estate, claim releases from estate claimants, and the appointment and removal of administrators, trustees, and receivers. The correspondence and litigation files show that, throughout the decade after Avellanal's death, his heirs were involved in a great deal of complex lawsuits and intrigues-- both with former associates of Avellanal and with their own attorneys and trustees. The files demonstrate how poorly the estate was managed, how badly Mrs. Avellanal was advised, and how intricate and protracted the settlement of the estate became.
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Jose Ramon Avellanal Estate
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Wills, Litigation, and Claims
1921-1936
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Jose Ramon Avellanal's Last Will and Testament and Accompanying Materials
1921-1935
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2
Will in Probate and Assorted Legal Documents
1927-1932
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3
Claims against Avellanal Estate
1927-1936
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A. Gautier vs. Citizens Bank and Trust Co.
1925-1931
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5
Jack A. Goethe vs. Jose S. Franco et al
1925-1935
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Contracts, Correspondence, and Receipts
1927-1942
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Citizens Bank and Trust
1927-1929
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2
Florida Drug Store (Correspondence and Contracts between Co-Owner Joseph Riggio and Mrs. Avellanal)
1928-1932
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Circulo Cubano Drug Store (Correspondence between Gustavo Moreno and Mrs. Avellanal)
1928-1932
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4
Miscellaneous Estate Documents
1928-1947
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Contracts and Receipts between Concepcin Avellanal and Estate Attorneys, Administrators, and Trustees
1927-1942
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Graham, Morales, and Avellanal Lawsuits
1932-1964
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Graham vs. Morales
1932-1943
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Graham vs. MoralesAssorted Documents and Correspondence
1930-1966
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Jose Ramon Avellanal EstateReceivers Reports
1932-1935
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Concepcin and Jos Luis Avellanal vs. Morales and Graham Fraud and Mismanagement of Estate
c. 1936
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Morales/Graham LitigationJos Luis Avellanals Notes
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Jack O. Goethe et al vs. Nestor A. Portocarrero, et al.
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Case Background and Correspondence
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Assorted Documents and Correspondence
1924-1940
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2
Newspaper File
1930-1938
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Contracts and Other Documents
1927-1929
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Correspondence between Mrs. Avellanal and Portocarrero
1927-1936
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General Case Correspondence
1927-1929; 1936
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Jose Luis Avellanal Correspondence (Evidence Gathering)
1935-1943
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Litigation
1935-1946
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Legal Documents
1935-1946
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Dismissal of Suit Due to Improper Contracts
August 1937
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Jose Luis Avellanals Notes on Examining Witnesses
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Jose Luis Avellanals Notes on Portocarrero Case
Scope and Contents
Includes notes and translations on Portocarrero-Avellanal correspondence
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Witness Testimonies
1936-1942
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Index and Digest of Witnesses to the Case
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Depositions de Bene Esse
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Transcript of Testimony
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Transcript of Testimony before Master
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Defendant Testimonies
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Defendant Testimonies, Part 2
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Jose Luis Avellanal vs. Joaquin Mascunana
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Joaquin Mascunana Case
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Correspondence
1933-1942
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Mortgages and Agreements
1931-1936
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Litigation Documents
1940-1942
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Assorted Case Documents
1929-1944
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Jose Luis Avellanals Notes
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Estate Correspondence
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Correspondence
1927-1937
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Correspondence with Attorneys, Trustees, etc.
1927-1928
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2
General Estate Correspondence
1929
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Correspondence with Attorneys, Trustees, etc.
1930
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Correspondence with Attorneys, Trustees, etc.
1931-1932
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Correspondence with Attorneys, Trustees, etc.
1933-1937
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Estate Audits
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Audits
1927-1933
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Statements of Accounts
1927-1933
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Avellanal Trust (Receipts, Disbursements, Withdrawals)
1927-1933
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Florida Drug Co.
1927-1930