Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 44

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
CUBA. MATANZAS PROVINCE. Provincia de Matanzas, Termino Municipal. Registro de Patrocinados. 44 oblong folio leaves, written on rectos only in a neat cursive hand; some professional re-margining and other archival paper repairs; paper lightly and evenly toned. Cardenas, 1883

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a rare survival and valuable genealogical resource. A careful, detailed list of all of the semi-emancipated slaves under the Cuban system of Patrocinado, giving the names of over 1400 people who were provisionally released from slavery after Cuba began its gradual emancipation. Each listing provides the owner's name, the slave's name and details about the person. The slaves of the Spanish colonies were among the last to be emancipated in the early 1880's.