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Cuban Slave Insurance Collection

Identifier: MS Group 268

Scope and Content

The collection includes seventeen insurance policies and other documents pertaining to insurance for slaves in Cuba. The policies include the names and locations of owners, the insured value of the slaves, and descriptive information about the slaves such as name, age, gender, skin and hair color, height, facial features, health, and the presence of scars. The collection includes an inventory of 105 slaves in the jurisdiction of Trinidad in the area of Río de Ay, as well as a "coolie" immigration document from Trinidad.


  • Creation: 1855-1878


The collection is open for research.


0.01 Linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


Seventeen documents pertaining to insurance for slaves in Cuba.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at

Acquisition Information

Purchased with the generous support of the Manuel Pedro González Endowment.

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

A Guide to the Cuban Slave Insurance Collection
Finding aid created by Rachel Walton
December 2009
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Description is written in English.

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