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Documents of enslaved persons, 1798-1833

 File — Box: 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: id106923

Scope and Contents

Garth Family documents of the enslaved. Predominately bills of sale listing names of sellers, amount paid, date of purchase, and enslaved names and/or ages. Also, a note of Jesse and Brightberry Garth as cosigners of loan for Jesse B. Garth. Also, a bill of hire for three enslaved persons for a month. 14 items.


  • Creation: 1798-1833

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 2.50 Linear Feet


From the Collection: English