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Title
Legal documents in the case of Leonor vs Benedita de Costa
Collection

Brazil Miscellaneous Collections

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1871
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 230
Topics
Slavery -- Brazil
Slave trade -- Brazil
Slavery Law and legislation
Slavery -- Angola
Slavery -- Portugal
Slave trade -- Portugal
Genres
Documents
Notes
Content: Legal documents in the case of Leonor, an African woman, vs Benedita de Costa. Leonor sued de Costa for having placed her in slavery despite the fact that Leonor was born after the issuance of the Free Womb Decree of 1831.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
Portuguese
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11447971
Archives EAD ID: 20549
Accession number: SCM 90-58
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 82004e40-4daa-0133-5d4a-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1871: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Legal documents in the case of Leonor vs Benedita de Costa" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1871. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cbc2fbe0-4e90-0133-cfef-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Legal documents in the case of Leonor vs Benedita de Costa" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 12, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cbc2fbe0-4e90-0133-cfef-00505686a51c

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1871). Legal documents in the case of Leonor vs Benedita de Costa Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cbc2fbe0-4e90-0133-cfef-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Legal documents in the case of Leonor vs Benedita de Costa