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West Indian collection

West Indian collection, 1716-1931, 1716-1852 (bulk)
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Mixed materialUse in library Sc Micro R-1527Schomburg Center - Research & Reference


  • 120 items.
  • 1 microfilm reel.
The manuscripts in this collection are mostly governmental and military documents, primarily relating to Haiti and Guadaloupe, and some to other West Indian islands. The items concerning Haiti include proclamations, letters, and administrative documents issued by Toussaint Louverture, Henri Christophe, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Charles Leclerc, spanning French colonial rule, the French and Haitian revolutions, and Haiti's existence as a republic. The documents relating to Guadeloupe include letters and documents from Victor Hugues, Mathieu Pélardy, and other members of the French Municipal Administration. Other items include legal documents concerning estates in the British colonies of Antigua and St. Vincent.
  • For complete bibliographic description of items included in this collection, see the "Calendar of the Manuscripts in the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature," New York: Andronicus Pub. Co. 1942. (call no.: Sc *018-H (Historical Records Survey. Calendar of the manuscripts in the Schomburg Collection).
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  • Microfilm.
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  • French and English.
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  • Surveyed
  • Accessioned
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Sc Micro R-1527
West Indian collection, 1716-1931, 1716-1852 (bulk)
Microfilm. New York, N.Y. : New York Public Library, marketed by Scholarly Resources Inc., 1971. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (MN *ZZ-10329)
French and English.
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