AfriGeneas Caribbean Research Forum
Re: [HAITI] The Jérémie Papers
In Response To: Re: [HAITI] Jeremie ()
Hi Pamela and Roberta:
The University of Florida Smathers Libraries is an incredible resource for Caribbean history.
In its introduction to the Jérémie Papers, the Smathers libraries describes this important collection as:
"The Jérémie Papers encompasses the notarial and administrative archives of the municipality of Jérémie, located on the northern coast of present-day Haiti's southern peninsula. Under the French colonial regime, the jurisdiction of Jérémie (also known as la Grand'Anse) encompassed two parishes, Saint-Louis de Jérémie and Notre Dame du Cap Dame Marie, which were both civil and ecclesiastical divisions. Several bourgs, or small towns, existed in the outlying districts, or cantons. During the 1770s and 1780s, Jérémie experienced a coffee boom, as did many other parts of Saint-Domingue that contained highlands not suitable to sugar cultivation. In addition to coffee, many of these highland plantations grew cacao and cotton as secondary crops. A handful of sugar plantations existed on the coast near the town of Jérémie."
Please scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the names of the notaries and the years they recorded various transactions.
K Wyer Lane