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Slavery--Virginia--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

G. Lamb Legal Document

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00369
Scope and Contents A document signed by G. Lamb, Goverment Agent, Richmond, VA, for the receipt of the slave, Jack, owned by John J. Ferris, to work on fortifications at and near Richmond, by order of Lt. Col. Walter Husted Stevens, Chief Engineer, D.N.V.

Herbert George Bond Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00018
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter written by a Union soldier named Herbert George Bond at Union Mills, Virginia to his brother in Dummerston, Vermont. It describes the illness and death of a fellow soldier, the arrival of a slave fleeing from Richmond at their camp, and Bond's expectation that his troop will travel to Fredericksburg.

Hiring of Joe, Austin and Beverly for Farm Labor Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00436
Content Description Hand written receipt signed by J. M. Martin of an agreement for him to pay Sally A. H. Hunter two hundred and seventy dollars for the hire of Joe, Austin, and Beverly, slaves owned by her, for work on his farm for the year 1862. In addition, Martin agreed to clothe them well, and return them with a hat and blanket each at the end of the year.

Philip Howerton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 H84
Scope and Contents Papers, 1812-1870, of Philip Howerton and his family of Halifax County, Va. Includes a letterbook, 1829-1853; account books, 1825-1857, of the store and blacksmith's shop of Philip Howerton and tobacco manufacturing company of Philip Howerton and W. M. Howerton. The collection also includes accounts, 1852-1859, for transporting tobacco; sermons, 1832 and n.d., of Charles Busser; constitution and minutes of the Branch Bible Society of Halifax County, Va.; letter, 1834, from American...

James Galt Diary, 1859-1864

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D21
Scope and Contents Diary, 1859-1864, of James Galt, of "Point of Fork," Fluvanna County, Virginiaa. which includes plantation memoranda.

James River and Kanawha Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00628
Scope and Contents The collection relates to the James River Canal and Kanawha Company, which officially gained a charter in 1835. Included are a list of subscriptions sold to private individuals, a letter to the auditors office discussing current and previous subscriptions, a letter from a prospective surveyor and a list of tollage rates along the canal. Individuals mentioned are John Hartwell Cocke, and his son John Hartwell Cocke Jr.

Jerdone Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 J47
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers of the Jerdone family, 1753- (1771-1845) -1890. It includes letters, letterbooks, and account books of immigrant Francis Jerdone (1721-1771), Scottish factor who lived in Hanover County, Yorktown and Louisa County, Virginia, and letters of his wife, Sarah (Macon) Jerdone. Most of the collection consists of letters, accounts, and diaries of the next two generations of members of the Jerdone family including Francis Jerdone (1756-1841), planter of...

Jones Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 69 J71
Scope and Contents Papers, 1826-1916, of the Jones family of "Land's End," Gloucester County, Virginia, and related families of Curtis, Taliaferro, Page and Harrison. Includes correspondence, genealogical notes, obituaries, legal files, real estate material, notes concerning Land's End, Petsworth Parish (Gloucester County), Yorktown, and the homes of the Cringan family and the Mackenzie family, ; and Bible records of the Jones and Fauntleroy families. The first two accessions, which compose the bulk...

Patrick H. Jones Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 70 J71
Scope and Contents Papers, 1829-1905, of Patrick H. Jones of Louisa County, Va. Chiefly accounts of Jones, both personal and related to his partnership with Elisha Melton. Includes account book for a bar operated by Jones in 1852-1853 and contracts between Jones and Melton to lease the bar, lease for woodland and contract with railroad to sell wood. Collection also includes agreements to hire slaves.

Joseph C. Farrar Medical Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00035
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two ledgers belonging to Joseph C. Farrar, a doctor in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. The first ledger includes accounts from 1848-1849 while the second ledger includes accounts from 1856-1861. The ledgers contain lists of patients, treatments and prices, and expenditures, as well as entries for treated slaves and "free persons of color." The 1856-1861 ledger was partially used by an unknown prior owner in 1852-1853, most likely Dr. Farrar's niece. Her...