Fidel Castro handwritten letter to Maria Antonia Gonzalez (1958)

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A fascinating Fidel Castro 1958 handwritten and signed letter.

Written by Castro to Maria Antonia Gonzalez (1911-1987) on 29 October 1958. Black ink. Slight smudging to signature.

It reads, in translation from Spanish:

"My dear comrade Antonia. I am never alone; I am always accompanied by my ideas, hopes, I am accompanied by men of war ready to fight. If I set off I arrive, and if I arrive I win!... Fidel Castro."

Maria Antonia Gonzalez' small apartment in Mexico provided sanctuary for a number of revolutionaries gathered by Castro between 1955 and 1956 to bring down Cuban dictator Batista.

It is in Mexico that Castro and Che Guevara are believed to have first met.


Acquired by the previous owner at the estate sale of Fidel Castro's mistress Natty Revuelta Clews, between December 2015 and July 2016.

The previous owner is British businessman Mr Gary Shannon, who knew the Castro family and their associates for 20+ years from circa 2000. Mr Shannon helped provide technology and communications infrastructure to Cuba.

The item formed part of Mr Shannon’s private Jagdamer Museum of Castro and Guevara memorabilia, from 2016 to 2020.

Natty Revuelta Clews (December 26, 1925 – February 27, 2015) was the mistress of Fidel Castro from 1955 until her death. Their daughter, Alina, was born in 1956.

Revuelta - a wealthy socialite - was instrumental in assisting Castro overthrow the Batista regime in Cuba.

Revuelta sold her jewels to support the Cuban rebels, helped plan the 26th of July Movement uprising in 1953 and, crucially, helped Fidel Castro co-ordinate the Cuban Revolution while he was imprisoned between 1953 and 1955, through exchanging secret messages with Castro.

The pair began their affair upon Castro’s release from prison in May 1955.

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