- Joseph family (St. Croix, Virgin Islands)
- Call number
- Sc MG 242
- Physical description
- 4 items (one folder)
- Preferred Citation
- Joseph family (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) documents, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
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Maternal family of Arthuro Alfonso Schomburg, a renown bibliophile and collector of books on the black experience worldwide. Schomburg's mother, Mary Joseph, was born in St. Croix (V.I.) in 1837. She migrated to Puerto Rico before his birth and worked as a midwife or laundress. Schomburg and his sister Dolores Diaz spent most of their childhood in St. Croix. Their maternal grandfather and great-grandfather, Nicholas and Nathaniel Joseph, lived in St. Croix in the town of Christianted where they owned a house and lot. Certificate of baptism for Mary Joseph, Arthuro Alfonso Schomburg's mother; deeds of a house and lot purchased by Nicholas Joseph in 1835 and bequeathed to his son Nathaniel in 1860; and a contract for repairs to be performed to the family home.
Source of acquisitionGift, Schomburg, Arthuro Alfonso, 1936
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
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