MS Span 170
Houghton Library, collector. Houghton Library collection of Cuban slavery documents
(MS Span 170): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Span 170
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Houghton Library collection of Cuban slavery documents
Quantity: .2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Spanish
Abstract: Documents concerning slaves, slavery, black Cubans, and related economic factors collected
by the Houghton Library.
2014M-82-84, -90-95. Purchased with funds from the Thomas W. Streeter Fund and the Bennett Hubbard Nash
2015M-148-151. Purchased, 2016 April 22.
2016M-95. Purchased with funds from the Treat fund and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
2017 March 22.
2018M-16. Purchased via Lynn Shirey, Widener Library, 2017 July 12.
2018M-60. Purchased via Lynn Shirey, Widener Library, 2017 December 4.
2018M-70. Purchased from Libraria de Antano via Lynn Shirey, Widener Library, 2018
Processed by: Melanie Wisner.
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open
Houghton Library Collection of Cuban Slavery Documents (MS Span 170). Houghton Library,
For related material, see MS Span 171
, the Andrzej Henryk Wojcik collection of documents relating to slavery in Cuba.
Arranged by date of acquisition (in accession number order), then chronologically.
- (12). Cuban slave file : manuscript 1 folder Box 1
Scope and Contents: Lists the names of slaves and details about them including which ones prefer to be
free and which ones prefer to be partocinos of their former masters.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: 2015M-150.
- (13). Cuban slave file for Simeón1 folder Box 1
Biographical / Historical: Simeón was a Creole Moreno slave belonging to Mariana Gener whose family were snuff manufacturers.
Scope and Contents: Includes his identity card and other legal documents.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: 2015M-151.