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Carter Collection

Identifier: MSS 0-269

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two documents, one a sales contract in Old German, and the other an executory contract in the Danish language.

The sales contract is a manuscript document in Old German script on parchment, dated Altona, Germany, November 25, 1782, and signed by the Provisor of the Town Church, Holy Spirit Church. The contract is between the Holy Spirit Church and Mrs. Sophia Hedwig Witt, whereby she purchased the rights to certain burial grounds in the Church Cemetery of Altona, with the right to build a burial vault for up to 46 bodies.

The other document is an executory contract written in the Danish language and dated Copenhagen, Denmark, November 10, 1841, issued by the King of Demark. The item states that H. Witt shall represent the Danish Government as Consul in the Republic of Peru, and it bears the Royal Danish seal. On the verso of this document is a manuscript confirmation of the appointment by the Peruvian government, in Spanish, and dated November 1841, and bears the seal of the Republic of Peru.

Collection is also known as The Witt Documents.


  • Created: 1782-1841

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries 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 researcher.


2.00 items

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Processing Information

Processed June 9, 1964

Removed from box 158 to be housed in flat files - 8/6/2019 HWD

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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