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Bill of sale of Jean Baptiste

 Unprocessed
Identifier: ViU-2021-0033

Content Description

This collection contains the 1798 bill of sale for an eight year old Creole boy named Jean Baptiste from Port-au-Prince on the Caribebean island of Saint Domingue (now Haiti). It was written by the Bordeaux-born merchant Arnaud André Robertjot Lartgue (1740-1826). A prominent planter on Saint-Domingue, Arnaud Roberjot Lartigue seems to have moved after the Haitian Revolution to the Danish island of St. Thomas where he served as agent for the French government.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased 1 February 2021.

Restrictions Apply

No

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Dates

  • 1798-03-03

Creator

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter sized folder )

Inventory

1 item