This collection comprises two indentures for the purchase of the land and slaves belonging to Hampden plantation and associated
properties, in the Parish of St. Andrew, Rockley Bay division of the island of Tobago in the Southern Caribbean. Both indentures
are handwritten in black ink on oversize parchment. In addition to the main text, both indentures contain a "schedule" or
enumeration of the slaves included with the landed property of Hampden plantation. This schedule lists the first name, sex,
color, age, country of descent, employment, and miscellaneous remarks for each slave, and, separately, slave children born
on the plantation, providing their first name, date of birth, and name of the mother.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.