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Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Anonymous Travel Diary from Boston to New Orleans

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

Bird Pearson Letter

Identifier: MSS-1116
Abstract A letter dated 28 December 1838, to R. S. Hazard of Rhode Island, ordering clothing for his slaves. Includes measurements.
Dates: 1838-12-28

Joseph Bryan Circular Letter Supporting Liberia

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

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

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

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

Georgia Census 1850 and 1860

Identifier: MSS-0566
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.
Dates: unknown

James Lockhart Goodloe letterbook

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: [1006241709], 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

Martha Jane Coleman Banks commonplace book

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

Richard Holmes Powell papers

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

Searcy Family Records

Identifier: MSS-1236
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

State v. Orr and Stovall Depositions

Identifier: MSS-1338
Abstract Unsigned depositions of James B. Tatom and Dr. Henry Pendleton regarding the death of a slave, Jerry, belonging to John Tatom. Location unknown.
Dates: 1848

William Todd and John H. Bilks slave rental invoice

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

W. C. Revis Letter

Identifier: MSS-1187
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).
Dates: 1832-02-08

W. L. Palfrey Letter

Identifier: MSS-1095
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.
Dates: 1865-06-29

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

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