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Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

Edward A. Russell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01266
Scope and Contents Letters, 1821-1822, written to Edward Augustus Russell, merchant of Petersburg, Va. by merchants in Richmond, Va. and Providence, R. I. discussing prices, shipping schedules, and economic conditions. Also includes account for a pair of card tables, a safe, china and "one Negro woman, Lilly."

Samuel F. Bright Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ap4-MsV Ap5
Scope and Contents Contain oystering accounts; farm accounts for "Porto Bella," York County, Virginia and "New Hope," [?]; cash accounts of Williamsburg, Virginia; list of ages and prices of slaves; records of physician's visits to family and slaves; remedy for colic; and memorandum of a purchase of land from College of William and Mary in October 1847.

Daniel G. Smith Journal

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ame114 Oversize
Scope and Contents Journal, 1853-1857, of Daniel G. Smith, merchant, of Leesburg, Va., which includes a list of slaves with a record of provisions and shoes; sketch of lime kiln; recipes; and medical cures.

M. Strickler Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00314
Scope and Contents Letters from M. Strickler, manager for Joseph R. Anderson and Co., at Torry Furnace to Dr. Nelson Waller concern the three slaves Strickler borrowed from Waller. The slaves were under guard, but escaped. Strickler's letters explain the circumstances that led to their escape and the capture of one slave, Haws, by General Imboden.

Welch Family Account Books

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ad239-258
Scope and Contents Account books of several generations of the Welch family of Fauquier County, Virginia. The earliest book includes notes, 1767-1778, of Thomas Glascock. The early volumes were probably kept by or for Sylvester Welch (1764-1832), the later ones by or for Sylvester Welch (b. 1800).The latter Welch seems to have been a merchant and owner of grist mills. One book, 1852-1856, includes ledger accounts with free blacks as well as with slaves. The volume, 1878-1880, concerns a farm. There is...

Woolfolk Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 W88
Scope and Contents Papers of the Woolfolk family of Caroline County, Virginia including correspondence and accounts of John George Woolfolk, Jourdan Woolfolk, Pichegru Woolfolk and John William Woolfolk. The collection includes correspondence, accounts and vouchers for the stage line run by the Woolfolk family (Allen &  Woolfolk; Jourdan Woolfolk & Company; and Woolfolk &  Hoomes). Includes records of routes, rates, supplies, arrangements for layover of passengers and mail contracts of the Potomac...