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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 1, January 2, 2022, Article 13


More on the 1922 Havana Exposition

  1922 Habana Medal Obv 1922 Habana Medal Rev
Julia Casey writes:

"The 1922 Havana Exposition seems to have been open from November 1922, through early 1923. The American magazine "Facts About Sugar" (Oct 21 1922) had an article about it. It can be found courtesy of Google Books.

The article states that the International Commercial Exposition will be held at the convent of Santa Clara of Asis and "held simultaneously with the Sixth Latin American Medical Congress, the National Maternity Concourse, and the International Exposition of Hygiene." The convent was said to date back to 1522 with the "picturesque old fountain" being "probably one of the most valuable archeological specimens in the Americas."

"I also found articles in the Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) in February 1923 reporting on the local company- Marietta Paint & Color Company of High Point winning a "gold medal and diploma" for quality and their Havana based manager (Mr. Pou) was given "a silver medal for the artistic effect of the exhibit." I didn't see mention of any bronze medals, but I hope this helps Michael somewhat."

To read the 1922 article, see:
Facts about Sugar, Volume 15 (

Thanks! -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: DECEMBER 19, 2021 : Query: Cuban Medal Information Sought (

On Middle Names
R. Craig Kammerer writes:

Lee Hewitt "Regarding the question of the name of Lee Hewitt - maybe I can shed a little light. I have vast experience in genealogy, having done true research for many decades. Note: true research does NOT mean search the net as the net is 95% bogus, being made up, due to people simply copying each other & almost all have no idea as to what they are doing.

"Government people are truly OBSESSED with first names & will do anything to find one, no matter what. BUT, millions of families use exclusively middle names, using that name since the birth of their child. In many different census reports [taken every 10 years in the US since 1790, but in 1790, very few states took it or even existed then], I have found names switched by the census people, when they discover that the family used the middle name, but census agents refuse to use it, so switch it to the first name, creating a new name. Many a person has been lost this way.

"Since space is limited, one blatant example is the famous band leader Glenn Miller. I visited the Cambridge England American cemetery to find my Dad's best friend, who was lost during WW2. On the memorial wall I found his name, & then decided to look up Glenn Miller, who was lost over the English Channel in 12/1944, during a flight from England to France. BUT, his name was not on the wall. Thus, knowing what I do re government bureaucrats, I decided to look up all Millers & sort through them all [units & occupations were also given]. Finally found him under the name ALTON. Some idiot found his birth first name & listed him only under that. Never mind, that in all Glenn's thousands of recordings, albums, concerts, broadcasts, movies & even movies about him, NOT ONCE was the name Alton ever used!! NO ONE HAS EVER heard of it!!! So now, I was sure that many who looked up Glenn here, never found him at all.

"In my research, I now assume that some bureaucrat has messed up many names & look accordingly.

Craig [that's my middle name]"

Good points! Thank you. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
LEE F. HEWITT (1911-1987) (

Webinar: Collecting and Chasing Rare Books

  Collecting and Chasing Rare Books
Patrick McMahon writes:

"I got an invitation from the New England Historic Genealogical Society for a free webinar on Friday, January 7 (4-5pm). It is a presentation by Ken Gloss of the Brattle Book Shop here in Boston ("The Thrill of the Hunt: Collecting and Chasing Rare Books"). You don't have to be a member of the NEHGS to sign up (though I have been a member for a long time). While it isn't numismatic in focus but it is definitely for bibliophiles and I have bought a number of things from his shop over the years."

Thanks. Here's the link. -Editor

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
The Thrill of the Hunt: Collecting and Appraising Rare Books (

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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