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Slavery--Virginia--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

Nicolson Family Ledgers and Journals

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 N52, 76 N52 and 93 N52
Scope and Contents Collection contains account journals, some papers and other items of James M. Nicolson, a general merchant in Gloucester County, Virginia (1802-1869), an account book kept by Nicolson and Capt. John L. Hibble as Assistant Quarter Masters of the 26th Virginia Regiment, 1861-1864 (discusses slaves labors); a letter book of H. Yeatman & Co., merchants of Gloucester Court House, 1869-1870, which also contains some of Nicolson's correspondence; and ledger accounts, 1892-1899, for farming at...

Perrin Family Bibles

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 93 P42
Scope and Contents Consists of three Bibles owned by the Perrin family; a 1751, 1819, and 1838 editions that contain family information and genealogy back to the 1740s. The 1751 Bible contains a list of slave children births and ages.

William K. Perrin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 95 P42
Scope and Contents Business letters, 1833-1839, to Major William K. Perrin and 1855, 1860, to his son-in-law Wyndham Kemp, both of Gloucester County, Virginia from Perrin's step-son Robert W. Nicolson in Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama, about the management of a cotton plantation. Letters mention purchasing land, growing and selling cotton management of slaves, legal and banking matters and uprising of the Creek Indians. Papers, 1800-1855 and n.d., relating to the hiring out and management of slaves of...

Overton B. Pettit Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 P45
Scope and Contents Deed, 1834, from John Duffield, wife Amanda A. Duffield, John Duffield, Jr., wife Frances Duffield, Henry M. Myers, wife Caroline M. Myers and William H. Duffield transferring their rights as heirs of David Ross (to the estate, "Cobbham," Cumberland County, Va.) to Frederick A. Ross, trustee; deed of trust, 1844, from Overton B. Pettit and wife Mary E. Pettit to William Fontaine and Abraham Shepherd, trustees for money owed to Samuel Pettit (includes "Cobbham," slaves, equipment and crops); and...

Jane Poindexter Receipt for Purchase of Negroes

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00253
Scope and Contents Receipt for Mrs. Jane Poindexter for the purchase of "the lot of negroes" which were the part of the division of the estate of William Quarles and Colonel John Quarles, dec'd.  Purchase price was $680.81.  Signed by [?] Twyman and James D. Dillard, commissioners of Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

Patsy Quarles Receipts

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Identifier: SC 00254
Scope and Contents Receipts and invoices of Miss Patsy Quarles. One invoice is from Dr. William A. Gillespin for treatment of negroes from August through November, 1842.  Another receipt is for a horse cart made by Baulden Lochen, May 16, 1838. Probably in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. 3 items.

Ritchie-Harrison Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 R51
Scope and Contents Papers, 1807-1938, but mainly 1830-1870, of the Ritchie and Harrison families. Includes letters, documents and a diary of members of the family of Thomas Ritchie, his wife Isabella (Foushee) Ritchie and ten of their twelve children of Richmond, Va., "Brandon," Prince George County, Va. and Washington, D.C. There are letters, 1847-1848, of Dr. Robert Ruffin Ritchie in Mexico and letters, 1849-1860, of George Ritchie while serving in the United States Navy. Many prominent...

Robert McCandlish Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 M12
Scope and Contents Receipts, 1825-1839, of Robert McCandlish, an attorney, in Williamsburg, Va. which were pasted into a volume. Includes receipt for the whipping of slaves and for a subscription for Randolph-Macon College.

Rock Spring Farm Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Af12 Oversize
Scope and Contents Account book of an unidentified farmer living at "Rock Spring Farm" perhaps located near Richmond, Va. The account book was kept in a book which had been used in 1809 for accounts concerning the Virginia penitentiary. The volume contains information concerning the names, ages, and value of slaves.

Oscar Shewmake Autograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00572
Scope and Contents Autographs of Virginians including Robert Andrews, Mann Page, Johnny Watts, John Carter, and Benjamin Powell. Several signatures are receipts for the purchase of slaves.