Puerto Rican Civil Court Documents Collection

Internet Archive ( Full Digital Files )

Material Information

Title:
Puerto Rican Civil Court Documents Collection Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
Physical Description:
5.2 Linear feet
Language:
Spanish
Creator:
Puerto Rican Insular Courts System
Publisher:
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
Publication Date:

Notes

Abstract:
Included are approx. 5000 documents dated between 1840s to the 1890s, many of which are from the Arecibo civil (corte de primera instancia) court districts, covering the full range of cases that might have been brought to civil courts in those times mainly disputes over economic holdings such as land disputes, sale of slaves, and similar materials. The collection includes court cases from the towns of Arecibo, Barceloneta, Camuy, Ciales, Hatillo, Manati, Morovis, Quebradillas, and Utuado.
Funding:
News from: http://www.crl.edu/news/8702 ; "LAMP (formerly the Latin American Microform Project) supported the digitization of approximately 5,000 documents dated between 1844 and 1900 in a collection held by the University of Connecticut. These consist of legal court cases, mostly civil, from the Corte de Primera Instancia (Apellate Court) of the district of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. In 2000, the University of Connecticut Thomas J. Dodd Research Center acquired these unique materials about the Arecibo appellate court district, which includes the towns of Arecibo, Barceloneta, Camuy, Ciales, Hatillo, Manatí, Morovis, Quebradillas, and Utuado. The cases cover the full range of civil litigation that might have been brought to court during that period. Cases about disputes over economic holdings such as land, slaves, and livestock hold special interest. The collection is also a treasure trove for genealogists, historians, legal researchers, and other social-sciences researchers interested in Puerto Rico’s social dynamic during the 19th century."

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Material from the University of Connecticut, see: http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/asc/findaids/PRCourt/MSS20000130.html
System ID:
AA00015401:00001