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Title
Slave inventory
Collection

Haiti: Miscellaneous Collections

Liste des esclaves de la maison Beaugé à St Domingue

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1778
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 119
Shelf locator: SCM 00-32
Shelf locator: Box 2
Topics
Haiti
Haiti -- History
Saint-Domingue
Slavery
Genres
Documents
Physical Description
Extent: 1 book, 28 x 44 cm
Description
Noms et quantitées (sic) des nègres de chaques métiés (sic), des infirmes, des aroseurs, gardeurs d’animaux, valets, fouilleurs de patates, amareurs d’entourages, gardeurs et gardeuses de barrières et autres endroits, et enfin de tout ce qui compose l’attelier général de l’habitation de Messieurs les Héritiers Beaugé, en Août 1778. Inventory listing the names, age, trades and physical condition of 149 slaves (100 men and 49 women) on the Beaugé Plantation in the Grande Plaine region, in the former French colony of Saint-Domingue. Compiled and signed by two plantation foremen for the benefit of the Beaugé heirs after the death of the plantation owner. More than half of the slaves were crippled. 46% were over the age of 49, and 23% were past 60. The less than 15% not disabled or too elderly were for the most part engaged in non-productive trades: nurses (hospitalières), cooks, footmen, herders, gardeners (jardins d’esclaves) and other domestic and subsistence activities. Still others were to be considered free as per Monsieur Beaugé Robinière’s will, or because of the number of their offspring.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
French
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16542740
MSS Unit ID: 20921
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2baa5dd0-c6d1-012f-27bb-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1778: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Slave inventory" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1778. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdf7f8a7-c71a-bb31-e040-e00a180660ac

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Slave inventory" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdf7f8a7-c71a-bb31-e040-e00a180660ac

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1778). Slave inventory Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdf7f8a7-c71a-bb31-e040-e00a180660ac

Wikipedia Citation

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Slave inventory