Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85123314
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
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
Abstract A letter dated 28 December 1838, to R. S. Hazard of Rhode Island, ordering clothing for his slaves. Includes measurements.
Overview Published circular letter from Bryan to US Congress concerning the African slave trade and Liberia
Dates: circa 1850
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
Overview Commonplace book with entries addressing a number of topics, including church politics, theological concerns, childrearing practices, and slavery.
Dates: between 1840 and 1851
Collection — Box 4313.001: 
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
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
Overview Receipt dated 28 January 1836 for a 19 year old slave, Bradley, bought by William Gary from Linoir Lassiter.
Dates: 1836 January 28
Abstract Handwritten census records for counties in Georgia. Contains information on numbers of slaves, acres of improved and unimproved land, and value of farms. Summary information provided for some counties. Counties included (1850): Elbert, Franklin, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Greene, Gordon, Hall, Harris, Heard, Henry, and Houston. Counties included (1860): Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Glynn, Gordon, Hall, Harrid, Heard, Houston, Lowndes, and Montgomery.
Overview Contains one letterbook, which includes the autobiography of James Lockhart Goodloe, a Tennessee lawyer.
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
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
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
Abstract A record of births, marriages and deaths of members of the Searcy family as kept in a Bible; also a list of births, possibly of slaves, 179?-1853.
Dates: 1767 - 1887
Abstract Unsigned depositions of James B. Tatom and Dr. Henry Pendleton regarding the death of a slave, Jerry, belonging to John Tatom. Location unknown.
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
Abstract A letter dated 8 February 1832 to Jonathan Rutherford. Discusses "our own Virginia," Revis's health, his views of the political situation, slavery and "Cousin Emily" (apparently Rutherford's wife).
Abstract Letter dated 29 June 1865, from St. Mary's Parish, Louisiana to his brother, in an attempt to reconcile, they having parted over this issue of slavery. Addresses the war's effect on him and his family, his reduction to poverty, and his present circumstances.
File — Box 4257.015: , 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
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