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Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States Collection

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Title: Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States Collection, 1756-1869Save to your list.

ID: SC/SSUS

Primary Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library

Extent: 0.84 Linear Feet

Subjects: Slavery - United States, Slaves - Alabama - Dallas County, Slaves - Alabama - Lawrence County, Slaves - Alabama - Morgan County, Slaves - Alabama - Tallapoosa County, Slaves - Alabama - Wilcox County, Slaves - Connecticut - Windham County, Slaves - Georgia - Coweta County, Slaves - Indiana - Randolf County, Slaves - Kentucky - Mercer County, Slaves - Kentucky - Warren County, Slaves - Louisiana - Carroll Parish, Slaves - Louisiana - Orleans Parish, Slaves - Missouri - Buchanan County, Slaves - New York (State) - Staten Island, Slaves - North Carolina - Bertic County, Slaves - Rhode Island - Newport County, Slaves - South Carolina - Jasper County, Slaves - Tennessee - Maury County, Slaves - Tennessee - Smith County, Slaves - Virginia - Caroline County, Slaves - Virginia - Clarke County, Slaves - Virginia - New Kent County, Slaves - Virginia - Richmond County

Forms of Material: Paper records

Languages: English

Abstract

Purchased by the library in the late 1970s, this collection consists of bills of sale, bonds, writs, promissory notes, summons, wills of slave owners, and inventories of slaves. It also includes some criminal cases involving slaves and an anonymously authored play with characters who are slaves. Well over half the documents concern the state of Alabama with Lawrence County particularly well represented. The documents are organized by state and arranged by counties.

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The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States Collection consists of bills of sale, bonds, writs, promissory notes, summons, wills of slave owners, and inventories of slaves. It also includes some criminal cases involving slaves and an anonymously authored play with characters who are slaves. Well over half the documents concern the state of Alabama with Lawrence County particularly well represented. The documents are organized alphabetically by state and arranged by counties.

Subject/Index Terms

Slavery - United States
Slaves - Alabama - Dallas County
Slaves - Alabama - Lawrence County
Slaves - Alabama - Morgan County
Slaves - Alabama - Tallapoosa County
Slaves - Alabama - Wilcox County
Slaves - Connecticut - Windham County
Slaves - Georgia - Coweta County
Slaves - Indiana - Randolf County
Slaves - Kentucky - Mercer County
Slaves - Kentucky - Warren County
Slaves - Louisiana - Carroll Parish
Slaves - Louisiana - Orleans Parish
Slaves - Missouri - Buchanan County
Slaves - New York (State) - Staten Island
Slaves - North Carolina - Bertic County
Slaves - Rhode Island - Newport County
Slaves - South Carolina - Jasper County
Slaves - Tennessee - Maury County
Slaves - Tennessee - Smith County
Slaves - Virginia - Caroline County
Slaves - Virginia - Clarke County
Slaves - Virginia - New Kent County
Slaves - Virginia - Richmond County

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: Late 1970s

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Purchased

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the Slavery and the Law project. For more information please see https://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Related Materials: Free Status Affidavits Collection

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.


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Folder 3: Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869Save to your list.
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Folder 90: Morgan Co., Alabama, 1863Save to your list.
Folder 91: Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, 1866Save to your list.
Folder 92: Unknown Co., Alabama, 1855; 1856Save to your list.
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Folder 94: Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861Save to your list.
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