|Title:||Album with drawings and souvenirs of Hacienda Amistad, Barrio de Sabana, District de San German, island of Puerto Rico|
|Description:||In-folio oblong (32 x 50 cm),  ff, bristol paper. |
The album contains : - 21 drawings with watercolour or lavis of the hacienda : general view showing the place of all buildings, sugar installations, housing for slaves, the surrounding landscape... (various sizes)
- 23 watercolour drawings of local fruits and plants
- 3 drawings and 1 photograph of the village Houplines.
- 5 documents concerning 'Facultades, indulgencias y gracias' for the overseas territories. Two of these documents are handwritten in French and loose in the album (10 ff. in-4to & 2 ff. in-folio), the others are printed in Spanish : 1 Bull of Plenary Indulgence Puerto Rico 1856-1857, 2 Dispensations from Lenten abstinence for the years 1866 & 1862.
- Followed by various documents such as : photograph of princesse Clémentine and King Léopold before the train station of Nice, Certificate of residence Puerto Rico in 1856, passport of Puerto Rico, 2 certificates of the town hall of Houplines, 1 document of the "République française" and ca. 20 small photographs of travels.
Bound in half leather, skillfully repaired
|Note:||Albéric DUCOLOMBIER was born in Tournai, Belgium, on 31 January 1824, in 1860 he married Elisa Dansette (1836-1888), in Houplines (département du Nord). Albéric Ducolombier was landowner of a large hacienda in Puerto Rico, in the South-western part of the island. For his sugar cane plantation, he exploited slaves. Slavery was only abolished in Puerto Rico in March 1873, under Spanish rule. In 1898 Puerto Rico became American territory. After the abolishment of slavery, the sugar cane plantations became less profitable and half of the plantations stopped|
|Price:||€2400 - €3600|