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List of persons enslaved by the College of William & Mary

Identifier: UA 339

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Scope and Contents

This list of persons enslaved by the College of William & Mary, circa 1780, includes the enslaved persons that were then at the College as well as those hired out.

The list has been digitized.

A transcription of this list is also available in the folder "Slaves owned by the College" in the University Archives Subject File Collection (UA 9).


  • Creation: circa 1780


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Conditions Governing Access

For preservation reasons, researchers are asked to use the digital surrogate. Access to the original requires prior approval by the Director of the Special Collections Research Center.

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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Office of the Bursar Records (UA 72)


Collection renamed from "List of slaves owned by the College of William and Mary" to "List of persons enslaved by the College of William & Mary" on December 11, 2019.

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