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Title
Case of Petrona Celestina
Collection

Miscellaneous Afro-Latin America Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1813 - 1816
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 418
Shelf locator: Box 1, Folder 10
Topics
Blacks -- History -- Latin America
Blacks -- Social conditions
Slavery -- History -- Latin America
Slaves
Enslaved people
Argentina
Genres
Documents
Notes
Content: Legal papers regarding a legal suit brought by Juan Bravo against Isabel Medina seeking to cancel a contract for the purchase of a slave girl, and restitution of sale price. Bravo purchased Petrona Celestina, a 16 year-old slave, from Medina, and subsequently discovered that the girl was a chronic runaway and had contracted a venereal disease. Among the witnesses in the trial was Petrona's mother, Concepcion Gurman (p 6). Summary of Bravo's case against Medina can be found on p 16.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
Spanish, Castilian
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18401028
MSS Unit ID: 22005
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d37db880-da27-0132-1913-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1813: Created (Approximate)
  • 2016: 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. "Case of Petrona Celestina" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1813 - 1816. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d55b6c70-da27-0132-5d09-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Case of Petrona Celestina" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d55b6c70-da27-0132-5d09-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1813 - 1816). Case of Petrona Celestina Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d55b6c70-da27-0132-5d09-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Case of Petrona Celestina