William Sims Collection regarding Fugitive Slave Adam
Scope and Contents
This collection contains three letters and a newspaper clipping regarding a fugitive slave named Adam that belonged to William Sims of Union County, South Carolina. The clipping, dated 1805 July 20, gives a description of Adam and offers a two hundred dollar reward for his caputure. The three letters describe the capture and release of Warren Hall whom Adam was last seen with. A transcription of the material found in this collection provided by the seller can be found in the Finding Aid/ Box List section of this finding aid.
- Creation: 1805
- Sims, William, 1768-1853 (Person)
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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. Â§ 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia Â§ 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.
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Arrangement of Materials:
This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.
Acc. 2013.019 was received by Special Collections via USPS on 1/8/2013.
Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in January 2013.
- Guide to the William Sims Collection regarding Fugitive Slave Adam
- Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English