Date Published: 1860,1866 & 1879
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
FOUR SCARCE CUBAN SLAVE LEGAL DOCUMENTS
Four legal handwritten document notices in Spanish (Stamps dating 1860,1866, two 1879) for the selling of slaves (venta de esclava), in secretarial hands, each signed by notaries. All good condition.
Slavery in Cuba was associated with labor demand to support the sugar cane plantations; it existed on the territory of the island of Cuba from the 16th century until it was abolished by royal decree on October 7, 1886. More than a million African slaves were brought to Cuba as part of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
#1) 1860 Dull Red Stamp dated. Santiago de Cuba, 27 July 1870, sale arranged by D. Manuel Giron, lawyer, to Da. Canidad Bony, for a slave woman of mixed race (mulata criolla), named Visvez, 28 years of age, 500 pesos. Blind-stamp seal and registration stamp on the recto of the first leaf. Text on 2 conjoined leaves, one small hole at the fold and a few pin holes. Signed by Giron on the verso of the second leaf.
#2) 1866 Light Blue Stamp dated. Signed by D. Rafael Ramirez, notary. Sale by D. Teodoro Du Rand of France with reference to Luis Bonvoust for the sale to Da. Canidad Bony de Vallhourat (wife of D. Pablo Vallhourat) of Alejandrina, criolla, 750 pesos, 12 May 1866. Blind-stamp seal and green registration stamp on the recto of the first leaf. Text on 2 conjoined leaves, one small hole at the fold and a few pin holes. #3) 1879 Green Stamp dated. Santiago de Cuba, 3 October 1876, D. Pedro Secundino Silva notary with his signature at the end, no. 210 but stamped N.0.046.000, registration stamp of 5 pesetas (1879). A black female (criolla) named Dolores, 19 years of age, sold by D. Rafael Morales y Varona of Santiago de Cuba and Seville for 450 pesos in gold but only two thirds of her value. Reference to Josefa Casas and D. Pablo Vallhourat.
#4) 1879 Red Stamp dated. Conjoined leaves, text on 3 pages, small holes at the fold and a few pin holes elsewhere. (2) Santiago de Cuba, 28 June 1878, D. Rafael Ramirez y Fonnes notary with his signature and stamp at the end, no. 126 but stamped N.0.070.214, registration stamp of 5 pesetas (1879). Female slave named Cristina (mulata criolla), 23 years of age, sold by Doña Eugenia Hernandez for 373 pesos and 10 centavos. Text on 2 conjoined leaves, one small hole at the fold and a few pin holes.
Very Good. Item #7974