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These papers relate to Benjamin Clement's offer to help Simón Bolívar seek exile in Jamaica, to the dissolution of Gran Colombia in 1830, and to Bolívar's sword and cloak, which ended up in Clement's possession.
This collection contains a commission naming Jose Duran as Captain of the Escuadron on July 22, 1824. The commission is signed by Simón Bolívar.
This collection contains correspondence from Mary Helen Clark to her family from 1928-1946 when she lived in Brazil. It also contains correspondence from Blanche Henry Clark to her family during her visit to Brazil in 1932 to visit her sister. The letters are arranged chronologically, and give detailed accounts of Mary Helen’s days in Brazil. The letters provide first-hand accounts of Latin-American foods, behaviors, language and customs of the people and the politics of the times.
A collection of several documents spanning six leaves that shows the persistent nature of slavery in Cuba during the later half of the 19th century. Though Cuba ended its participation in the slave trade in 1867, it was not until 1886 that slavery was finally abolished by royal decree.
This diary contains travel writings from December 23, 1886 and January 18, 1887. The unidentified writer was traveling in Cuba with a friend named Charlie Starbuck. He mentions visiting a bullfight by Luis Massantini, a holiday celebration, a balloon ascension by Captain Infanti, and seeing Sarah Bernhardt. The last half of the notebook is filled with irrelevant writings (recipes, notes, etc.).
These papers consist of the teaching and research of Robert H. Davis a scholar on Colombia and Latin America. Davis graduated from Vanderbilt University with a PhD in 1969 and went on to a career teaching in academia.
This collection contains 3 16mm color films and 64 slides depicting scenes from Mexico and Guatemala circa 1940, created by William Fisher. The entire collection has been digitized.
Signed manuscript dated January 2, 1827 tallying and describing the slaves of Garden Estate in Trinidad, being a register of slaves working this sugar plantation from 1813 to 1822, and listing 92 individuals by the English names assigned to them, their approximate age, their occupations, health, distinguishing tribal marks, and country of origin.
- Subject: Latin America X
- Slavery 9
- Postcards 6
- Colombia--Social life and customs 5
- Slavery--Cuba 5
- Colombia 3
- Literature 3
- Colombia--Politics and government 2
- Military history 2
- Religion 2
- Vanderbilt University--Faculty 2
- Armed Forces 1
- Art 1
- Art History 1
- Brazil--History 1
- Cartoonists--Argentina 1
- Coffee plantations 1
- Cundinamarca (Colombia : Province) 1
- Diaries 1
- Economics 1
- Elections 1
- Family papers 1
- George Peabody College for Teachers 1
- Germans--Brazil 1
- Guatemala 1
- Hispanic literature 1
- Law 1
- Library science 1
- Mexico 1
- Oral history 1
- Peace Corps (U.S.) 1
- Plantations 1
- Political cartoons 1
- Scrapbooks 1
- Slavery--Brazil 1
- Sociology 1
- United States--Politics and government 1
- Vanderbilt University--Alumni 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1 + ∧ less
- English 38
- Spanish; Castilian 6
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