Kurt Fisher Haitian collection 1727-1958


Kurt Fisher Haitian collection 1727-1958

Bulk of the collection consists of the archives of the General Prosecutor's office for the city of Jérémie and encompasses registers and notarized acts from public notaries of Jérémie, historical letters and documents from the pre-independence era, records of the Foreign Relations Ministry from the late 1870s to 1950s, administrative records, governmental decrees and regulations, and newspapers. Records of the General Prosecutor's office and registers of the public notaries of the district and municipality of Jérémie document the administration of justice, trade, various social relations, and patterns of life under colonial rule and during the formative years after independence. Records consist primarily of correspondence between the General Prosecutor's office and the Civil Court of Judges in the district of Jérémie, financial reports, minutes of proceedings, police reports, and deeds of property. Historical documents from Toussaint Louverture, André Rigaud, Charles Belair, Charles Leclerc, and others. General correspondence, 1835-1957, including administrative correspondence of Lysius Félicité Salomon, Duke of Saint Louis de Sud and Finance Minister during the reign of Emperor Faustin Soulouque, 1847-1849; and diplomatic correspondence between General Francois Manigat, Haitian Ambassador to France and the Haitian Foreign Relations Minister, 1898; and letters of Toussaint Louverture.

8.2 lin. ft.; 14 microfilm reels

Related Entities

There are 14 Entities related to this resource.

Leclerc, Charles, 1772-1802

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6f76xxt (person)

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jf5kqm (person)

Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1818. He barely knew his mother, who lived on a different plantation and died when he was a young child and never discovered the identity of his father. When he turned eight years old, his slaveowner hired him out to work as a body servant in Baltimore. At an early age, Frederick realized there was a connection between literacy and freedom. Not allowed to attend school, he taught himself to read and wr...

Salomon, Louis Etienne Félicité Lysius, 1815-1888

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6769jkq (person)

Rochambeau, Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur, vicomte de, 1750-1813

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qc0ghn (person)

Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur Rochambeau was a French General and Colonial Governor. He was born in Paris, France, on August 7, 1750. He began his military career by fighting with his father in the American War of Independence. His success gained promotions, and he played a key role in campaigns in Saint Domingue, eventually confronting Governor Toussaint Louverture. Beating Louverture, he was captured by other forces on the island but was later returned to France. He died on October 20, 1813,...

Boyer, Jean Pierre, 1776-1850

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64v06wt (person)

Epithet: President of Haiti British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x00012f ...

Belair, Charles, d. 1802.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tn61h7 (person)

Soulouque, Faustin, approximately 1788-1867

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6t196k4 (person)

Rigaud, André 1761-1811

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wr2znb (person)

Manigat, Leslie François

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gz74p3 (person)

Trujillo Herrera, Rafael

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64t9fdh (person)

Hyppolite, Louis Mondastin Florvil, 1827-1896

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6g24qbj (person)

Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6p29j6f (person)

Fisher, Kurt A., 1908-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xq1bj4 (person)

Archaeologist, authority on Haitian history and culture. From the description of Kurt Fisher Haitian collection, 1727-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652265 From the guide to the Kurt Fisher Haitian collection, 1727-1958, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) ...

Soulouque, Faustin, approximately 1788-1867

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6t196k4 (person)