Jérémie Papers

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Material Information

Title:
Jérémie Papers
Series Title:
Papers of the Greffe Folder 8-49
Physical Description:
MS Group 17
Language:
French

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )

Notes

Abstract:
The registrar of the greffe, known as the greffier, included documents from a variety of sources in his archive. He registered personal papers presented by the jurisdiction's inhabitants for safekeeping. The greffier also registered a copy of the ecclesiastical registers from each of the two church parishes that existed in his jurisdiction, as well as the registers generated by the civil and criminal courts held by the sénéchal. The notaries of the jurisdiction also registered copies of the notarial acts that they enacted for the inhabitants. Finally, like the greffe of the intendancy in Port-au-Prince, the greffe of the sénéchaussée also registered all concessions of land that the governor and intendant granted with the jurisdiction of Jérémie. The papers of the greffe held by the university reflect the diverse nature of the documents kept by the greffiers from whose archives the Jérémie Papers originate. No attempt was made to organize this portion of the collection by type of document (e.g., land surveys, notary documents, court petitions). Instead, the registers were arranged chronologically to ensure ease of use.

Record Information

Source Institution:
Special Collections
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the submitter.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 022467942
System ID:
AA00016401:00001