Main content

New Granada Slavery Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The collection consists of 58 manuscript leaves, comprising 27 Spanish documents, relating to the buying and selling of slaves in the Kingdom of New Granada (now Colombia). The slaves are mentioned by name, with their ages and disclaimers as to their health--no heart condition, no leprosy, etc.--and the prices are given in Spanish coinage known as pieces of eight (ocho reales). Many of the slaves are children, and some families are mentioned. Many of the documents come from the town of Neyva, but others are from or mention Tocaima and Santa Fe de Bogata.

The collection was purchased from Plaza Books in 2005 (AM2006-58).

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Documents relating to New Granada Slavery, 1757-1812. 19 folders.
Physical Description

19 folders

Print, Suggest