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Slavery

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Anonymous Travel Diary from Boston to New Orleans

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4281
Overview Travel diary recording events of an unnamed Northern man's 1842-1843 journey from Boston to New Orleans, with descriptions of many aspects of Southern life and culture, including slavery, society, and food.
Dates: 1842 - 1843

Martha Jane Coleman Banks commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0111
Abstract Commonplace book containing diary entries, recipes, miscellaneous writings, newspaper clippings, and poems; created by Martha Jane Coleman Banks of Columbus, Mississippi.
Dates: Circa 1848-1865

Joseph Bryan Circular Letter Supporting Liberia

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3581
Overview Published circular letter from Bryan to US Congress concerning the African slave trade and Liberia
Dates: circa 1850

Susan A. Hart Palmer and Colonel Oliver Hazard Palmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4245
Overview The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Colonel Palmer and Mrs. Palmer while Mrs. Palmer travelled Europe with her children. Of particular interest are eight letters written by Mrs. Palmer, Helen Mumford, and “Julia” from 1862-1863 during the Civil War. Susan Augusta Hart Palmer (1824-1890) and Colonel Oliver Hazard Palmer (1814-1884) lived in Rochester and New York City, New York and had four children: Susan, Alice, Annie, and Oliver. Colonel Palmer fought in the Civil...
Dates: 1860 - 1888

Commonplace book on Christianity and slavery

 Collection
Identifier: W-0032
Overview Commonplace book with entries addressing a number of topics, including church politics, theological concerns, childrearing practices, and slavery.
Dates: between 1840 and 1851

Dillard Family Ledgers

 Collection — Box 4313.001: [1005697223]
Identifier: MSS-4313
Scope and Contents Two account ledger books belonging to the Dillard family of Lovingston, Virginia, containing business and farming records, laborers and slaves’ specific activities, labor contracts, worker wages, and personal opinions from the Dillards on their workers and slaves between 1859-1888.The entries pertaining to labor contracts describe the terms of involuntary servitude placed upon African American workers in exchange for food, meals, and housing. Included in these entries are instances...
Dates: 1859 - 1888

Early University of Alabama Administrative Records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-001
Overview The record group contains many early extant records of The University of Alabama and includes materials documenting a wide range of functions, persons, and aspects of the University.
Dates: 1820 - 1920

William Gary receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0563
Overview Receipt dated 28 January 1836 for a 19 year old slave, Bradley, bought by William Gary from Linoir Lassiter.
Dates: 1836 January 28

James Lockhart Goodloe letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: W-0089
Overview Contains one letterbook, which includes the autobiography of James Lockhart Goodloe, a Tennessee lawyer.
Dates: 1876

"Great Ordinance of Freedom" letter, 1855 August 9

 File — Box WSC002, Folder: W0150.06
Scope and Contents A form letter from a group of Massachusetts citizens (including Samuel Bowles, John M. Clark, Samuel G. Reed, Gersham B. Weston, Edwin F. Jenks, Ivers Phillips, John A. Goodwin, and P. Emory Aldrich) calling for a convention of the people to discuss the "almost universal opposition of Massachusetts to the repeal of the 'Great Ordinance of Freedom,'" and to the "aggressioins of the Slave Power, in its invasion of Kansas...".
Dates: 1855 August 9

Richard Holmes Powell papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0079
Overview Correspondence, essays, and speeches written by and to Richard Holmes Powell of Union Springs,Alabama, and includes the essay "On the Management of Slaves."
Dates: 1833-1905

William Todd and John H. Bilks slave rental invoice

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2213
Abstract A contract between William Todd and John H. Bilks employing hands of William Todd's estate for the commencement of a cotton gin.
Dates: 1841 - 1842

William Barnett Letter, circa 1850

 File — Box 4257.015: [1006214240], Folder: 13
Scope and Contents Letter from William Barnett of Frankfort, Kentucky, tohis unnamed son. The letter is devoted largely to Barnett's suggestions for his son's eye problems, although there is also reference to the sale of eleven slaves.
Dates: circa 1850

William S. Wright letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2210
Abstract A letter from William S. Wright of Pittsford, Vermont, to Emerson R. Wright in Greenville, Alabama. The letter discusses education, family matters, and the evils of slavery.
Dates: 1840 February 24