Saint-Domingue and Haitian Autograph Collection
Scope and Content
This collection includes seventeen autograph letters written to or by individuals in Saint-Domingue, or Haiti. The letters are dated 1769-1802, spanning the last years of French colonial rule and the Haitian revolution. A majority of the letters are written by Turc de Pradine of France to her son and daughter-in-law in Saint-Domingue. She discusses family matters, the irregular and slow pace of correspondence between them, and the activities of various family members. One letter is written by L'Abbé de Pradine to his brother. There are two 1802 letters from General Jean-Jacques Dessalines to General Rochambeau discussing rations and arms for the troops under his command. Other correspondents include Jambon Dieudonné, the Widow Moulin de Fontenelle, the Widow Plantart, and the mercantile firm of Dubon, Demante, and Millot.
The collection is open for research.
0.2 Linear feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Miscellaneous autograph documents related to Saint-Domingue and Haiti at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century.
University of Florida Smathers Library Building
- A Guide to the Saint-Domingue and Haitian Autograph Collection
- Finding aid created by Keith Manuel
- August 2007
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is written in English.
Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository
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