Finding Aid to the Documents Relating to Saint-Barthelemy, 1784-1869

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Finding Aid to the Documents Relating to Saint-Barthelemy, 1784-1869

Collection number: BANC MSS Z-A 4

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Encoded by:
Charlotte Gerstein
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Documents Relating to Saint-Barthelemy,
Date (inclusive): 1784-1869
Collection Number: BANC MSS Z-A 4
Extent: Number of containers: 46 folders in 1 box, and 1 oversize box
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Transcripts, contemporary copies, and originals, relating to government under the Swedish rule. Included are passports, and proclamations mainly concerning trade and Negroes.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Swedish, French, and English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Documents relating to Saint-Barthelemy, BANC MSS Z-A 4, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

These documents from the original H. H. Bancroft Collection consist of transcripts, contemporary copies and originals, relating to government under the Swedish rule. Included are passports and proclamations mainly concerning trade and negroes. The documents have been arranged chronologically and each folder numbered. A partial list of correspondents and documents follows.

Key to Arrangement


Anarkheim, Hans Henric

folder Folder 19

Document re Michael Broome. Sept. 9, 1802.

folder Folder 20

Proclamation, Nov. 12, 1802, concerning the election of aldermen.

folder Folder 27

Passport. Feb. 14, 1809


Appleton, John James, ca. 1789-1864

folder Folder 40

Memorandum to the Baron de Schulzheim, concerning the ill-treatment of American citizens in St. Bartholomew. Aug. 13, 1830. 2 copies.


Fahlberg, Samuel

folder Folder 24

Avertissement. May 29, 1807. Pinart transcript, warning of end of octroy to West India Co.

folder Folder 25

Proclamation, Nov. 17, 1807, concerning prevention of commerce with Santa Domingo. Pinart transcript.

folder Folder 26

Map of St. Bartholomew. Photocopy only.


Gustaf III, King of Sweden, 1746-1792

folder Folder 2

Proclamation, Sept. 22, 1784. Pinart transcript.

folder Folder 3

Royal decree, Sept. 7, 1785. Pinart transcript.

folder Folder 6

Decree, Aug. 28, 1786. Pinart transcript.

folder Folder 7

Reglement, Oct. 31, 1786. Pinart transcript.

folder Folder 9

Letter to the Vice-Commandant of St. Bartholomew, Aug. 14, 1788, concerning Swedish West Indies Trade Co.

folder Folder 10

Letter to the Council of St. Bartholomew. Mar. 12, 1790


Gustaf IV Adolf, King of Sweden, 1778-1837

folder Folder 16

Wendige Instruction for Pastor en St. Barthelemy. Jan. 15, 1799.

folder Folder 21

Letter to the Commandant of St. Bartholomew. Jan. 11, 1803

folder Folder 22

Proclamation, May 22, 1805, concerning termination of privileges of the Swedish West India Company. Pinart transcript.


Karl XV, King of Sweden, 1826-1872

folder Folder 44

Letter, Sept. 11, 1863, to the Envoy to St. Bartholomew.

folder Folder 45

Letter, July 23, 1869, to the Envoy to St. Bartholomew.


Karl XIV Johan, King of Sweden and Norway, 1763-1844

folder Folder 32

Letter to the Governor of St. Bartholomew, Oct. 12, 1820.

folder Folder 34

Letter to the Vice-Sergeant Gunnar Anderson, Apr. 5, 1821.

folder Folder 42

Proclamation aux habitans de l'isle de St. Barthelemy, Mar. 31, 1831. Concerning Negroes. Also signed by Wetterstedt.

folder Folder 43

Instruction, June 24, 1833, concerning the government of the island. Also signed by Wetterstedt.


Maurice, Salomon, baron de Rayalin

folder Folder 4

Pinart transcripts of ordinances of 1785 and 1786, concerning vessels.

folder Folder 5

Pinart transcript of ordinance, Apr. 4, 1786.


Pinart, Alphonse Louis, 1852-1911

folder Folder 46

Miscellaneous notes. Also transcripts throughout the collection.


Puke, J.

folder Folder 30

Orders to Gyllengranat for his expedition to St. Bartholomew. Mar. 23, 1815. Contemporary copy.


Rosenstein, Peter Herman van

folder Folder 8

Pinart transcript of ordinance concerning the treatment and police of Negroes. July 30, 1787.


Stackelberg, Berndt Robert

folder Folder 28

Passport. Sept. 29, 1813.

oversize-box 1

Pass for schooner Maria, Nov. 27, 1813. Copy.

folder Folder 39

Affidavit concerning signature of José de Aranjo Ribeiro. Jan. 9, 1830.


Hugues, Victor

folder Folder 12

Pinart transcripts of 2 letters, Nov. 2, 1796, registering complaint against a Mr. Norderling, Swedish subject, addressed to the Governor of St. Bartholomew.

See also replies of the Governor, Folder 13, and of Norderling, Folder 14.

folder Folder 15

Pinart transcript of letter, Dec. 16, 1796.


Wetterstedt, graf

folder Folder 35

Letter to the Governor of St. Bartholomew, Apr. 21, 1821.

folder Folder 38

Copy of dispatch to Baron von Stackelberg, Feb. 27, 1829.