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Abbot E. Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 79 Svo5

Scope and Contents

Research notes, 1930-1939, compiled by historian Abbot E. Smith for his monograph, Colonists in Bondage: White Servitude and Convict Labor in America, 1607-1766. His notes cover indentured servitude in the colonies -- convicts shipped to the colonies, legal status of indentured servants and their life in the colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Dates

  • 1930-1939

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

2365.00 items

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.

Biographical Information:

Abbot E. Smith (1906- ), historian and author of Colonists in Bondage: White Servitude and Convict Labor in America, 1607-1766.

Extent

1.50 Linear Feet

Custodial History:

Transfered from the Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Acquisition Information:

Gift

Physical Description

2365.00 items

General

Other Information:

A PDF document of this inventory is available online.

Additional information may be found at http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/79_Svo5_Smith__Abbot.pdf
Title
Guide to the Abbot E. Smith Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Date
2007-07-09
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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