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    18th and 19th Century Cuba. An extensive archive of documents dating from as early as 1776. Approximately 200 pages bound into a folio size book, consisting of attestations and appointments confirming the "purity of blood" and lineage of Doña Maria del Carmen de Acosta y Morejon and her deceased husband Don Antonio Maria de Gordon y Lopez of Habana, Cuba. Archive includes several appointments bearing secretarial signatures of Spanish Royals, as well as lengthy statements on paper stamped with Spanish revenue stamps. One statement by Pedro Thadeo de Acosta details his lineage and asserts: "lineage on both sides to be of old Christians, pure of all bad Indian, Black, and mixed bloods..." Accompanied by a color reproduction of an ancestor, Don Clemente Alonso, affixed to linen canvas. The archive is bound in a tall folio book with leather covers which is in fair condition. Overall interior pages are evenly toned with a few instances of wormholes and ink burn. Worthy of extensive research.

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