Slave Trade in Spanish America collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
11 MWalB02660

Dates

  • 1624-1825 (Creation)
  • 1656-1686 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.50 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 1 clamshell box other_unmapped (Whole)

Notes

  • Arrangement

    The materials are arranged in chronological order. Numbers formatted 1/2, 2/3, etc., refer to an item's number of page sides. For example, 3/5 means three pieces of paper, five page sides of relevant material, and one blank page side. T: typed; A: autograph; L: letter; N: note(s); D: document; S: signed; I: initialed. E.g., ALI: autograph letter initialed.

    For more information, please consult the descriptions in the item listing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Philip D. Sang

  • Preferred Citation

    Slave Trade in Spanish America collection, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

  • Scope and Contents

    A collection of twenty letters, documents, and papers, mainly folio, relating to slavery in Spanish America from 1624 to 1825. The papers concern questions of property rights over indigenous and African slaves, regulation of the slave trade, and slave ownership. Authors include two Spanish kings (Philip IV and Charles II), along with numerous government officials and nobles. The collection includes materials relating to Spain, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, Cuba, Santo Domingo (Hispaniola), Guatemala, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, and Mexico (Vera Cruz & Yucatan), among other locales. The majority of the materials are written in Spanish, though one item is written in Portuguese.

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