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William Selden Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00934
Scope and Contents Papers, 1772-1799, of Anglican minister William Selden (1741-1783) and his wife Mary Ann Hancock Selden (1745-1789) of Elizabeth City County, Virginia. These papers are primarily financial in nature and document the Selden family's management of the Elizabeth City Parish, the family estate, slave holdings, and the hire of estate slaves to local plantation owners. These papers consist of receipts, labor contracts, financial summaries, and a small leather financial ledger. The labor contracts in...

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  • Subject: Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century X
  • Names: Selden, William, 1741-1783 X