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1st edition (presumed). [ca. 1901]. Individual volumes, divers paginations within each volume. Many inserted plates of b/w images, fold-out maps and charts / tables, & portraits housed within all volumes. 9-5/8" x 7" OCLC records 7 institutional holdings of this set. Contents as stated in front pages of Vol. I: Vol I: Personal Report of General Wood, Report of Lieutenant McCoy, Aide-de-Camp, Financial Exhibits accompanying same. Vol II: Civil Orders and Circulars issued during 1900. Vol III: Report of the Secretary of State and Government, Reports of the various Civil Governors. Vol IV: Report of the Chief Sanitary Officer, Report of the Chief Surgeon of the Department, Report ofthe Superintendent, Department of Charities. Vol V: Report of the Secretary of Finance, Report of the Treasurer of Cuba, Report of the Auditor for Cuba, Report of the Chief of Customs Service, Report of the Director General of Posts. Vol IX: Report of the Secretary of Public Works. Vol X: Report of the Secretary of Public Works (continued), Report of the Special Commissioner of Railroads, Report of the Chief of the Light-House Board, Report of the Captain of the Port, Havana. Vol XI: Report of the Chief Engineer, for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1900. Vol XII: Report of the Chief Engineer, for the six months ending Dec. 31, 1900. Wood, born on October 9, 1860 in Winchester, New Hampshire, graduated Harvard Medical School in 1884. After working in private practice in Boston for two years, he secured a job as army assistant surgeon with the rank of first lieutenant in January 1886. Routine successes and close relationships with political giants (Wood formed a close friendship with Theodore Roosevelt and helped Roosevelt organize the 1st Volunteer Calvary Regiment for service in the Spanish-American War in May 1898) allowed for a quick advancement in his military service, which eventually aroused some controversy. "Promoted to brigadier general, and in December of that year he was promoted again to major general of volunteers and named military governor of Cuba. During his term in that post great strides were taken in improving internal conditions, notably through the sanitation work of Maj. William C. Gorgas. Modern school, police, transportation, and communications systems were established, and a new constitution and body of laws were drawn up." (Webster's American Military Biographies, p. 488). In May of 1902 Wood stepped down from his executive position in order for the popularly elected President Tomas Estrada Palma to take over. "Aggressive, ambitious, and self-righteous, Wood was not an easy man to work with; his change from medical doctor to fighting soldier, and his rise from captain to brigadier general in the space of five years (1898-1903), aroused considerable distrust and hostility in and out of the army. his single-inded advocacy of the Plattsburgh Idea, later to resurface as the ROTC, contributed greatly to US readiness in World War I; unquestionably one of the greatest U.S. soldiers." -The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography, p.807. All boards and spines rubbed, chipped, and soiled. Vol IX missing boards and spine, Vol XI & I boards and spine detached from textblock, Vol II boards & spine detaching. Spines and hinges loose. A few leaves and 2 unfolding maps detached, soiled or chipped, library "Property of Michigan Commandery Loyal Legion" blue stamping throughout volumes. A Good set. Black leather boards, gilt stamped lettering to spine. Boards stamped in blind. Glossy marbled endpapers.