The recent catastrophic events in New Orleans, as part of what once belonged in the Louisiana Purchase, brings to mind again the enormous amount of time and effort your grandfather spent on this Toussaint Louverture project before his untimely death. It also reminds me of many interesting hours I spent with him discussing this project, which was his passion. I too was confounded by the immensity and scope of what he'd undertaken...and spent hours trying to sort and organize those boxes of notes!
So glad you've created the web project, and I hope that as more of us access the site, that it'll come together as a rich source of information for this most courageous, dynamic, one-time leader of Haiti.
Good luck with your continued efforts. May they enrich your creativity and enliven many wonderful memories of time spent with Granddad!
Marty Johnson 9/16/05