To frame Julia Gaffield’s photos of the declaration here are several images and articles from the centennial. The first three are articles from the Port-au-Prince paper Le Soir. In preparing for the centennial Haiti’s intellectuals realized an original copy of the declaration could not be found in the National Archives. Thus, they made a call to locate it. These articles trace their research.
The fourth image is the final installment of a count down to 1 January 1904. Copies of Le Soir are at FIC Bibliothèque Haïtienne in Port-au-Prince.
Has anyone done any research in Germany? Any clue as to whether the document that Geffrard allegedly sold to a German man still exists?
There was an essay on German reactions to the Haitian Revolution in the David Geggus volume in the international repercussions of the HR (Charleston) — you might check with the author of that essay?
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