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Toussaint Louverture Collection, n.d. and 1801-1805

Subject:
Toussaint Louverture, Francois Dominique 1743?-1803
Collector:
Division of Cultural History (NMAH, SI)
Physical description:
8 items
Type:
Holographs
Collection descriptions
Signatures (names)
Portraits
Paintings
Correspondence
Watercolors
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1801
1801-1805
nd and 1801-1805
19th century
1800-1810
Notes:
Haitian slave revolt leader. Alternate spelling of name: L'Ouverture.
Summary:
Eight items relating to the Haitian slave revolt leader Toussaint L'Ouverture: a manuscript letter signed by him (accompanied by translation), and seven portraits of him (two watercolors and five prints).
Letter, cat. no. 1980.0679.08: Manuscript, 1 sheet, pre-printed official letterhead stationery, to Mr. Tobias Lear, general agent of U.S. trade in Santo Domingo, 25 November 1801, in which he thanks Lear for a translation of a letter concerning obtaining a horse for him. Toussaint Louverture emphasizes several times that the color of the horse is of no significance as long as the horse is swift.
Cite as:
Toussaint Louverture Collection, undated and 1801-1805, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Slavery
Haiti--History--Revolution, 1791-1804
Prints
Local number:
94-8793 (OIPP Neg.)
94-8794 (OIPP Neg.)
1980.0679 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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