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- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- New Granada Slavery Collection
- Manuscripts Division
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- 1 box and 0.2 linear feet
- Storage Note:
This collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library.
- Spanish; Castilian
Consists of 58 manuscript leaves, comprising 27 Spanish documents, relating to the buying and selling of slaves in the Kingdom of New Granada (now Colombia).
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of 58 manuscript leaves, comprising 27 Spanish documents, relating to the buying and selling of slaves in the Kingdom of New Granada (now Colombia). The slaves are mentioned by name, with their ages and disclaimers as to their health--no heart condition, no leprosy, etc.--and the prices are given in Spanish coinage known as pieces of eight (ocho reales). Many of the slaves are children, and some families are mentioned. Many of the documents come from the town of Neyva, but others are from or mention Tocaima and Santa Fe de Bogata.
The collection was purchased from Plaza Books in 2005 (AM2006-58).
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
Folder Inventory added by Jameson Creager (2015) in 2012.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
New Granada Slavery Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Slave trade -- Colombia -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Slavery -- Colombia -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
- Genre Terms:
- Slave bills of sale -- Colombia -- 18th century.
Slave records -- Colombia -- 18th century.
- Colombia -- History -- To 1810 -- Sources.
Latin America -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.