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A Guide to King Charles IV of Spain's Real Cédula 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 Cédula to Cuba
Dates: 1810
Abstract: An official copy of a real cédula 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
Note: This guide is available in Spanish at

Scope and Content

An official copy of a Real Cédula 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 Cédula was dated October 19, 1805. This official copy from the secret archives was created January 30, 1810. The Real Cédula 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

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Howard Karno.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Spanish colonies.

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