Ponce, Puerto Rico, Court Transcripts

Collection Summary

Title: Ponce, Puerto Rico, Court Transcripts
Call Number: MS 89-06
Size: 0.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Source unknown
Processed By: AHC, 9-23-1989; JEF, 3-6-1998; MN, 11-2012
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

This collection contains records for a municipal court of Ponce, Puerto Rico, circa 1856-1867. The records are in Spanish, and they deal mainly with land transactions, legal guardianship of children whose fathers died, and sales of slaves. Many of the pages are undated except for a stamp at the top of each page showing the two-year period in which the page was filed. Most of the pages are numbered but appear to have no real order. The condition of many of the pages is poor, and it is apparent that some pages are missing from the records.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-4 Municipal court records, Ponce, Puerto Rico, circa 1856-1867

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 – Municipal Court Records
 
Box 1 FF 1-4 Contains the records for a municipal court of Ponce, Puerto Rico, circa 1856-1867. Many of the pages are numbered, but appear to have no real order. The condition of many of the pages is poor. Some pages are missing.