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Collection of Virginia Probate Slave Inventories

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00634

Scope and Contents

This collection contains nine Virginia Probate Inventories listing the assets of several estates, including male and female slaves. Each inventory lists how many slaves were purchased, their gender, and an approximate age range, usually "between 12 and 50 years of age." One of the inventories is for a female property owner. Most of the inventories are about 15 lines long and are in good condition.

Dates

  • 1815 April 1

Language of Materials

English

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Extent

0.01 Linear Foot

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2013.108 was received by Special Collections via USPS on 5/22/2013.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in June 2013.
Title
Guide to the Collection of Virginia Probate Slave Inventories
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Steven M. Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
Date
2013-06-20
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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