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Théodore Etienne de St. Léger collection

Collection Data

Description
Saint-Léger was the Provost of the Special Court Provostale investigating the slave uprising in Martinique in February of 1831. The collection consists of sixty-five manuscripts relating to the rebellion including correspondence from the Governor of Martinique, French settlers, and police precincts on the island; register of official correspondence of St. Léger, the "Prévôt" (Magistrate), 1831; police reports; warrants issued by St. Léger for fugitive slaves suspected of arson and poisoning; court records related to the burning of the Ducasse, Lamentin, and Grande Case plantations; and biographical notes of St. Léger, dated 1913.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1828 - 1858
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 211
Topics
Saint-Léger, Théodore Étienne de
Martinique
Police
Courts
Slavery
Enslaved people
Slave trade
Slaves
Antislavery movements
Insurgency
Slave insurrections
Fugitive slaves
Slave records
Plantations
Politics and government -- Martinique
Colonies -- France
France -- Relations
West Indies, French
Genres
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Documents
warrants
Physical Description
Extent: .2 lin. ft., three folders
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11883957
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 500ee5b0-b4d4-0134-4181-00505686a51c
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