- Cauvin, F.L., 1855-1928
- Call number
- Sc MG 621
- Physical description
- .42 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- [Item], Luxembourg and Victor Cauvin (Haiti) collection, Sc MG 621, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.Restrictions apply
The Luxembourg and Victor Cauvin (Haiti) collection pertains mostly to François Luxembourg Cauvin's career as an influential lawyer and Haitian statesman, and to Haitian politics in general in the ten-year period preceding the 1915 United States occupation of Haiti. Included are: Cauvin's Consolidation file; a May-September 1912 file of incoming letters to General Annulysse André, dealing for the most part with an armed upheaval in the town of Côte-de-Fer, near Jacmel, and the military campaign against it, in the early days of General Cincinnatus Leconte's presidency; and a small group of letters from the 1911-1915 period of coups and counter-coups, including two autographed letters from Presidents Leconte and Davilmar Théodore.
Francois Luxembourg Cauvin (1855-1928) and his son Victor Cauvin (1882-1971) were prominent Haitian lawyers. The former was implicated in the 1903 debt consolidation scandal, but after a period in exile resumed his tenure in the Haitian Senate until the parliament was dissolved in 1916. The latter was a founding member and General Secretary of the Union Patriotique opposition to the 1915-1934 U.S. occupation of Haiti.
Source of acquisition
Donated by Maurice Cauvin, 1997.
Compiled by Andre Elizee, 2007.
Finding aid edited and adapted to digital form by Kay Menick in 2016.
- Debts, Public -- Haiti
- Haiti -- Claims
- Haiti -- History -- 1904
- Haiti -- History -- American occupation, 1915-1934
- Haiti -- Politics and government -- 1804-1844
- Lawyers -- Haiti
- Trials (Fraud) -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince
- Trials -- Haiti
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
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