Excerpt from Sixth Annual Report of the Director of the Department of Archives and History of the State of Mississippi: From October 1, 1906 to October 1, 1907
During the progress of the investigation of Spanish archives concerning Mississippi history, I ascertained that in the general removal of the archives Of Cuba to Spain in 1888 and 1889 quite a collection of valuable Mississippi material was still deposited in the archives of Havana. During the latter part of December and the first week in January I visited Havana and took ad vantage oi the Opportunity to make such searches as my limited time afforded. The results obtained were encouraging, and there is every reason to believe that this interesting field will afford a profitable subject for future investigation, as supple mental to the work which is being done in the Archives of the Indies in Seville.
The documents in Havana concerning Mississippi history are deposited in the Archivo Nacional, which is a general deposi tory of documentary material for the Island of Cuba.
Before leaving Jackson I had secured. Through the courtesy of Secretary Elihu Root, Dr. J. Franklin Jameson, Director of the Department of Historical Research of the Carnegie Institution, and Mr. Luis Marino Perez of the Carnegie Institution, letters of introduction to Governor Magoon, Minister Morgan, and Senor Jose D. Payo and. Senor Julio Ponce De Leon. Director and Assistant Director of the Archivo Nacional, which very ma terially facilitated my investigation. The thanks of the Depart ment are due these courteous and obliging gentlemen for the aid so generously extended.
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