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

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Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States Collection, 1756-1869 | Special Collections & Archives

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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.

Biographical Note

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 1: Windham Co., Connecticut, 1770Save to your list.
Folder 2: Coweta Co., Georgia, 1861-1863Save to your list.
Folder 3: Coweta Co., Georgia, 1861-1863Save to your list.
Folder 4: Coweta Co., Georgia, 1861-1863Save to your list.
Folder 5: Randolph Co., Indiana, 1850Save to your list.
Folder 6: Mercer Co., Kentucky, 1827Save to your list.
Folder 7: Warren Co., Kentucky, 1867Save to your list.
Folder 8: Caroll Parish, Louisiana, 1860Save to your list.
Folder 9: Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 1811, 1814Save to your list.
Folder 10: Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 1811, 1814Save to your list.
Folder 11: Buchanan Co., MissouriSave to your list.
Folder 12: New York, New York, 1756Save to your list.
Folder 13: Staten Island, New York, 1784Save to your list.
Folder 14: Bertie Co., North Carolina, 1824-1843Save to your list.
Folder 15: Bertie Co., North Carolina, 1824-1843Save to your list.
Folder 16: Bertie Co., North Carolina, 1824-1843Save to your list.
Folder 17: Newport, Rhode Island, 1756Save to your list.
Folder 18: Cape Town, South Africa, 1806Save to your list.
Folder 19: Jasper Co., South Carolina, 1856Save to your list.
Folder 20: Jasper Co., South Carolina, 1856Save to your list.
Folder 21: Maury Co., Tennessee, 1828Save to your list.
Folder 22: Smith Co., Tennessee, 1834Save to your list.
Folder 23: Caroline Co., Virginia, 1759Save to your list.
Folder 24: Clarke Co., Virginia, 1858Save to your list.
Folder 25: New Kent Co., Virginia, 1798-1822Save to your list.
Folder 26: New Kent Co., Virginia, 1798-1822Save to your list.
Folder 27: New Kent Co., Virginia, 1798-1822Save to your list.
Folder 28: Richmond Co., Virginia, 1848Save to your list.
Folder 29: Place Unknown, 1826-1863Save to your list.
Folder 30: Place Unknown, 1826-1863Save to your list.
Folder 31: Place Unknown, 1826-1863Save to your list.
Folder 32: Place Unknown, 1826-1863Save to your list.
Folder 33: Place Unknown, 1826-1863Save to your list.
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Folder 35: Place Unknown, 1826-1863Save to your list.
Folder 36: Place Unknown, 1826-1863Save to your list.
Folder 37: Place Unknown, 1826-1863Save to your list.

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