Toussaint Louverture, Francois Dominique, 1743-1803 Search this
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Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
Haitian slave revolt leader. Alternate spelling of name: L'Ouverture.
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