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Edmond Mangonès Collection

Identifier: Microfilm Mangonès

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of a selection of historical Haitian documents from the private collection of Edmond Mangonès. The documents are on 17 reels of microfilm that were filmed in Petionville, Haiti. The documents include letters, reports, speeches, and miscellaneous manuscripts and writings. Although the collection spans from 1655 to 1843, the bulk of the documents are dated between 1790 and 1843, covering the revolution. Included are several letters and ledgers of Henri Christophe (1767-1820; Haitian general, president and king), documents pertaining to the Ministry of Finance during the 1830s, a few issues of Nouvelles de St. Domingue, and a number of registres de pariosses.


  • Creation: 1655-1843
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1790-1843


The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edmond Mangonès (1884-1967) was a Haitian public servant and a collector of historical materials pertaining to the history of Haiti and the Caribbean.


17 Microfilm Reels

Language of Materials



A selection of documents (on microfilm) from the private library of Edmond Mangonès, a Haitian collector and historian of the early 20th Century. Most of the documents date from before and after the Haitian revolution.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Related Material

The UF Latin American Collections holds resources related to Mangonès, including the Catalogue de la collection Mangonès, Petionville, Haiti by Ira P. Lowenthal and Drexel G. Woodson (New Haven: Yale University Antilles Research Program, 1974).


A Guide to the Edmond Mangonès Collection
Finding aid created by Dept. Staff
February 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America