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Title
Fugitive Slaves - Turks and Caicos Islands
Collection

Haiti : miscellaneous collections

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1821 (Approximate)
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 119
Topics
Haiti -- History
Genres
Correspondence
Notes
Content: Signed instructions, with attachments, from C. Rawley, Rear Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the British fleet in Jamaica, to William Wiseman on a mission to Haiti to negotiate the return of fugitive slaves who fled there from salt ponds in the Turks Islands. The attachments, a file of five contemporary copies, include three letters from Daniel Basome, British agent in the Turks Islands; an affidavit from Joseph Frith, a resident of these islands dispatched to Haiti to identify the fugitives, "having a personal knowledge of them; " and a brief letter from Haiti's president Jean-Pierre Boyer, declaring any individual on Haitian soil automatically free and beyond pursuit. 6 pieces.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
French
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16542740
MSS Unit ID: 20921
Other local Identifier: SCM88-77
Archives EAD ID: 1703583
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 010715a0-d97d-0137-f1fb-045cf1f7e258
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1821: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Fugitive Slaves - Turks and Caicos Islands" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1821. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/afdc5490-e588-0130-95ee-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Fugitive Slaves - Turks and Caicos Islands" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 24, 2020. http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/afdc5490-e588-0130-95ee-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1821). Fugitive Slaves - Turks and Caicos Islands Retrieved from http://lizard.digital.nypl.org/items/afdc5490-e588-0130-95ee-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Fugitive Slaves - Turks and Caicos Islands