Guide to the Toussaint Louverture Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0781
Creators:
Toussaint Louverture, Francois Dominique, 1743-1803
Dates:
1801-1805
undated
Languages:
Original manuscript letter in
French
; captions on portraits in
French
.
Physical Description:
8 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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).
Scope and Contents
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Haitian slave revolt leader. Alternate spelling of name: L'Ouverture.

Administration
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Source of acquisition unknown.
Processing Information
Collection unprocessed.
Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center by the Division of Cultural History (now Division of Cultural and Community Life), May 18, 2001.

Bibliography
Bibliography
Some of the portraits are illustrated in the exhibition catalog by Fritz Daguillard, "Enigmatic in His Glory: Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803)", Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 28 March-22 April 2003 (copy in collection control file).

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
Toussaint Louverture Collection, undated and 1801-1805, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Slavery -- Haiti Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- 19th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paintings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1800-1810 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolors Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haiti Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Signatures (names) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives