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A Guide to the Bill of sale for the coffee plantation La Criolla and its slaves

Finding aid created by Katiana Bagué

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

October 2017



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barrisero, Manuel.
Title: Bill of sale for the coffee plantation La Criolla and its slaves
Dates: 1871
Abstract: A manuscript containing the Coffee Plantation, La Criolla's bill of sale and the individual names of its slaves.
Extent: 0.01 Linear Feet. 1 folder.
Identification: MSS 0546
Language(s): Spanish
Note: This guide is available in Spanish at http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/ufmss0546_es.pdf
Online ContentItems from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

This bill of sale was recorded at an interesting time in Cuba's slavery history. Though Cuba ended its participation in the slave trade in 1867, it was not until 1886 that slavery was finally abolished by royal decree.


Scope and Content

An interesting manuscript recording the bill of sale of the coffee plantation "La Criolla" and its slaves. The slaves are listed individually by name and include many children, some as young as three years old. The document is detailed, outlining the timeline for payment and including a clause for sale of the slaves if certain deadlines are not met.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Alternative Format Available

Digital reproductions of selected items in the Bill of sale for the coffee plantation La Criolla and its slaves are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/ufmss0546_es.pdf.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bill of sale for the coffee plantation La Criolla and its slaves, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 2016.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Coffee plantations.
Cuba -- Havana.
Cuba.
Slavery.




For further information, please contact: Special Collections Access Services.

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