Brazil Miscellaneous Collections

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Collection Data

Historic documents pertaining to slavery in Brazil including a royal Portuguese decree regarding punishment of slaves using forbidden weapons, 1756; ten laws dealing with various aspects of slavery, mainly in Brazil and Angola, 1751-1773; instructions to the captain of a Portugese schooner regarding slave traffic, 1845; account book of a Brazilian official with list of slaves, their provenance, and cost, 1813; a royal Portuguese decree regarding the slave trade, 1807; Brazilian bills of sale for slaves, 1813; a manuscript of an officer moving to Portugal, 1813; and a printed decree regulating the forced draft of slaves into the Armed Forces, 1813.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1751 - 1845
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 230
Slavery -- Brazil
Slave trade -- Brazil
Slavery Law and legislation
Slavery -- Angola
Slavery -- Portugal
Slave trade -- Portugal
Expense accounts
Registers (Lists)
Physical Description
Extent: .2 lin. ft., two boxes
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11447971
MSS Unit ID: 20549
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6c4e51f0-c623-012f-454b-58d385a7bc34
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