Scope and arrangement
The Toussaint papers are comprised largely of Toussaint's correspondence with friends and relatives the United States, the Caribbean and France, including Fanny Montpensier, Jean Sorbieu and Raymond de Meetz. There are many requests for financial assistance and thanks for favors extended, as well as personal letters from Mary Anna Schuyler, Robert Schuyler, and Asa Briggs. Also included are letters and poems from Toussaint's niece and ward Euphemie (1815-1829), chronicling the life of a young girl in New York City in the first quarter of the 19th century. There are also the manumission papers of several slaves whose freedom Toussaint arranged.