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Portrait of Captain General of Cuba, Ramón Blanco y Erenas seated in uniform

Biography

Ramón Blanco y Erenas was a Spanish Brigadeer and Colonel administer. In 1879, he was appointed Captain General of Cuba. When the Grants visited Cuba in February 1880, General Blanco was absent. The acting Captain General filled in for General Blanco as host. He welcomed the Grants and accompanied them to the Government Palace. General Grant wrote in a letter the reception from the Cuban government had been “warm as the climate”. He and his party were treated as the “masters of the establishment”. He compared it to the honorable Japanese reception he had enjoyed during his world tour. General Blanco left various aides and officers to accompany the Grants as they observed Cuba. He had met the Grants during their visit to Barcelona, Spain.

Donor

Ulysses Grant Dietz

Studio

J.A. Suarez Y C., O'Reilly, 64 Havana

Date

1877

Object Type

Image

Format (Original)

Cabinet Card

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PDF

Physical ID

Grant_World_Tour_046

Digital ID

Grant_World_Tour_046

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Repository

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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For more information on the contents of this collection, email usgpresidentiallibrary@library.msstate.edu.

Captain General of Cuba, Ramón Blanco y Erenas

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