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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Black Diaspora Archive (BDA) Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection

The Benson Latin American Collection

Black Diaspora Archive Miscellaneous Manuscripts



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Benson Latin American Collection
Title: Black Diaspora Archive Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection
Dates: 1832, 1837
Abstract: This collection includes individual documents and small manuscript collections accessioned into the Black Diaspora Archive at the Benson Latin American Collection.
Accession No.: 2018-28
Extent: 1/2 linear feet
Language: English
Repository: Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents Note

This collection includes individual documents and small manuscript collections accessioned into the Black Diaspora Archive at the Benson Latin American Collection. Collections are arranged according to their acquisition and integration into Benson holdings. This is an open, growing collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Black Diaspora.
African Diaspora.
African diaspora--History--Sources.

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Related Material

Miscellaneous Manuscripts at the Benson Latin American Collection, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: [Manuscript title], Black Diaspora Archive Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Purchase.

Accession numbers: 2018-28, 2020-04, 2021-03

Processing Information

Collection processed by Rachel E. Winston, 2018.

Additions

Further materials are expected for this collection.

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Box and Folder Inventory

Black Diaspora Archive (BDA) Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Agreement to Indenture Eighteen Negroes to James Cox of Texas, May 10, 1832
An agreement signed by James Cox to maintain the people he enslaved by making them indentured servants. At the time of this indenture, Texas was part of Mexico and slavery was prohibited under Mexican law.
2 Aluku Maroons of Suriname, October 5, 1837
Signed manuscript written in French about the Aluku Maroons of Suriname. Includes description of Aluku customs, society, and their relations with the French Colonial Administration. Signed by C. Cayenne of Barthelemy.
3 Slavery and Abolition in British Guiana, February 17, 1832
Handwritten letter from Charles Kyte‚ Deputy Vendue Master of the New Colony of British Guiana, to the Ex-Governor of the Colony, Henry Beard. Kyte provides an account for his cotton estate in New Amsterdam‚ Berbice (British Guiana), and reports “strong symptoms of insubordination” among the slaves of the colony’s cotton plantations. In 1831, the year prior to this letter, Guiana was declared a British Colony. Slavery was abolished in 1834 by the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833.

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