Haiti [electronic resource] : miscellaneous collections, 1748-1970.

  • French
  • English
Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2013.


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Summary note
Electronic reproduction of individual items and small groups of Haitian documents, chiefly from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection includes miscellaneous correspondence of Etienne Polverel and Léger Félicité Sonthonax, members of the Civil Commission sent by the French government to the Windward Islands "to restore order and tranquillity" in 1793, and of various Haitian heads of state, among them Faustin Soulouque (emperor, 1849-1858), Nissage Saget (1874), Lysius Félicité Salomon (1883) and Tirésias Simon Sam (1897). Also included are: a 1778 inventory listing the names, age, trades and physical condition of 149 slaves on the Beaugé Plantation in the former French colony of Saint-Domingue; a 1785 manumission certificate for Jeanne Aline, a 16-year old slave girl; miscellaneous French colonial administration documents, 1791-1803; two letters from Henri Christophe, to Tobias Lear, U.S. Consul to Saint-Domingue in 1802, and to Corneille Brelle, a French priest appointed Grand Almoner and Archbishop of Haiti in 1811; 1830s Masonic certificates from the Grande Loge d'Haiti; a group of six autograph letters with attachments from the Haitian surrealist poet Clément Magloire-Saint-Aude (1968-1970); diplomatic correspondence, "Notes on Saint-Domingue"; documents relating to the slave ship La Concorde; correspondence and other documents of Comte de Leaumont; documents pertaining to fugitive slaves; and Toussaint-Louverture correspondence and documents from 1796 to 1802.
Location of originals
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
Language note
Chiefly French; some items in English.
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