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Slavery -- Latin America -- History

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Document of Enslaved Persons in Peru

 Collection — Box Small Collections Box 103, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01443
Content Description

Two page document written in Spanish of an agreement to purchase two enslaved persons in the colony of Peru in 1561. Included in the agreement are illustrations of the unique identifying brands on the legs of the two individuals.

Dates: 1561

Juan Tomás Mejía Letter with Estate Inventory

 Collection — Box Small Collections Box 117
Identifier: SC 01720
Content Description

A six page letter including a preliminary estate inventory from Juan Tomás Mejía, a Dominican friar. In the letter, Mejía requests that he be granted a license to make an official inventory of the estate of his late sister, María de Buitrón y Mujica, who owned property in Mexico City, as well as in Guanajuato. Included in the preliminary inventory are the names and ages of three people enslaved, Magdalena, Petrona, and Nicolás.

Dates: 1671