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Hiram Harris Letter to Jordan Smith

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01049
Scope and Contents

Letter, 1845, from Hiram Harris of Powhatan, Virginia, to Jordan Smith of Henderson, Kentucky. Includes discussion of personal and financial matters, including the fact that Smith owes Harris money from the purchase of slaves.

William Sims Collection regarding Fugitive Slave Adam

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00683
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...

Matthew Thomson Journal

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ap38 Oversize
Scope and Contents Journal, 1820-1858, of Matthew Thomson, Sheriff and Justice of the Peace of Clark County, Ky. and his son Sanford Thomson. Entries concern the records of sheriff and justice of the peace; genealogical information concerning the Thomson, Whaley, Bigger, Haynie, Wilkerson, Daniel and Hay families; weather reports and record that an earthquake occurred 15 July 1824; land surveys; remedies for cancer, dropsy and scurvy; lists of slaves and their children with birth dates; marriage, birth and...

Kate M. Walsh Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00709
Scope and Contents Diary, 1866-1891, of Kate M. Walsh, a teacher from Cambridge, New York. Walsh primarily teaches at the Caldwell Institute in Danville, Kentucky and in a suburb of Chicago. Entries include information about her job as a teacher, her interaction with other teachers and school officials, and with her students. There is also information about her Methodist faith, teaching Bible classes, her attendance at religious services, and her relationship with her sisters and other family members. She also...

Yeaman and Walker Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.542
Scope and Contents The Yeaman and Walker Family Collection consists mainly of correspondence and financial records of the Yeaman and Walker families, mostly relating to tobacco farming in Virginia between 1840 and 1910.  The predominant locations are Pittsylvania County, Botetourt County, Charlotte County, Lynchburg, and Danville. Letters demonstrate economic stress after the Civil War, particularly as it relates to crop and livestock prices. Other topics discussed include sickness and deaths of children and...

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