[Cuba]: 1873.  folio leaves. Light wear at edges, a couple of small chips at lower left edge of each leaf. Light tanning and foxing. Accomplished in a neat, legible script. About very good. Item #2024
Scarce manuscript listing of slaves and indentured servants from a Cuban sugar plantation. The present list was made in January 1873 on the Ingenio Tartesio, east of Havana near the small village of Las Pozas. On two separate sheets, nine Chinese and twenty-eight African or Criollo men are listed as rented to the farm; on a third sheet, eighteen slave births for 1873 and 1874 are recorded, giving names, mothers, and dates of birth. The Chinese men are identified simply by first name and owner; the African and other slaves are listed with additional details such as nationality, age, owner. A section for additional observations notes which slaves have run away and at least one death. A fascinating document of slave hires on an isolated Cuban plantation during the 1870s.