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Grenada Plantation records

Grenada Plantation records, 1737-1845.
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box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 383 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box 2Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 383 box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives


.8 lin. ft. (2 archival boxes)
The Grenada Plantation Records consist of manuscript documents from the Lataste Estate, a sugar plantation in Grenada, West Indies, dating from 1737-1845. The documents are in French, reflecting the fact that colonial control of Grenada changed hands several times during the time period of this collection. Included are deeds of sale, account records for running the plantation, inventories, survey reports about the property, total amount of rum and molasses produced, and detailed account books of profits and expenses, as well as letters and copies of letters, powers of attorney, a 1756 marriage contract, and a hand drawn folio map. Most of the letters were written by John Harvey and include correspondence regarding other properties, e.g. Estate of Rochambard and estates adjoining Lataste - Brienner and Chantilly. Inventories of slaves (last dated 1834, when slavery was outlawed) include information about illness, cause of death, first names, ages, and sometimes country of origin, color and conspicuous marks (such as amputations) and scars.
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  • Charles Apfelbaum (dealer)
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Sc MG 383
Grenada Plantation records, 1737-1845.
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