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Guide to the Indentures for the Purchase of Land and Slaves Belonging to Hampden Plantation, Parish of St. Andrew, Tobago
MS-M048  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Indentures for the purchase of land and slaves belonging to Hampden plantation, Parish of St. Andrew, Tobago
    Dates: 1823-1829
    Collection number: MS-M048
    Collection Size: 0.3 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Indentures for the purchase of land and slaves belonging to Hampden plantation, Parish of St. Andrew, Tobago . MS-M048. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Andrew Kosic, 1995.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Andre Ambrus and description written by Ryan Hildebrand, 2005.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Slaves--Tobago--Archives.
    Slave trade--Tobago--Archives.
    Plantations--Tobago--Archives.
    Slave records--Tobago--Archives.
    Slave bills of sale--Tobago--Archives.
    Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago)--Archives.
    Hampden Plantation (Tobago)--Archives.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Indentures--Tobago--19th century.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Kaye, Charles, fl. 1823-1828.
    Forbes, John Hopton.
    Brodie, Donald.
    Brodie, Mary, fl. 1823.
    Gordon, John, 1748-1832.
    Kosic, Andrew, former owner.