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A Guide to King Charles IV of Spain's Real Cedula to Cuba

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
January 2012

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Charles IV, King of Spain, 1748-1819
Title: King Charles IV of Spain's Real Cedula to Cuba
Dates: 1810
Abstract: An official copy of a real cedula expressing the King of Spain's displeasure toward interracial marriages in Cuba.
Extent: 0.01 Linear feet. 1 folder.
Identification: MS Group 302
Language(s): Spanish

Scope and Content

An official copy of a Real Cedula of King Charles IV of Spain expressing his displeasure toward interracial marriages among Cuban colonists in Puerto Príncipe and "negros, mulatos, chinos...." The original Real Cedula was dated October 19, 1805. This official copy from the secret archives was created January 30, 1810. The Real Cedula begins: "El Rey.- Regente y Oydores... Audiencia de Cuba que reside en la Villa de Puerto Príncipe." A transcription of the document is included.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], King Charles IV of Spain's Real Cedula to Cuba, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Howard Karno.

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