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Slave Registration certificate

 Collection — Box: BW-11
Identifier: MS-0511

Scope and Contents

Slave Registration Certificate. Guayamo: 24 March 1871. A small printed form completed by hand. Issued to Jacinto Texidor for his slave, Valentin, 51 years of age, born in Africa. Signed by three officials and certified with a revenue stamp.


  • Creation: 1871 March 24

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical Note

This certificate from 1871 reflects Puerto Rico's slave trade from Africa. Two years later, slavery would be abolished in Puerto Rico.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 sheet)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of a slave registration certificate issued on 24 March 1871 to Jacinto Texidor for his slave, Valentin, 51 years of age, born in Africa.


Purchased from Kaaterskill Books, August 2009.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Spring on 24 November 2009.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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