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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
New Granada Slavery Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cz30ps71j
Dates:
1757-1812
Size:
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:

This collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library.

Language:
Spanish; Castilian

Abstract

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

Description:

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.

Collection History

Acquisition:

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:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cz30ps71j
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184