Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Court documents relating to Elizabeth Thomas of Montgomery County, Maryland. Documents concern a court case about Thomas's attempt to free her slaves in her will, an action that was being contested by members of her family. Includes the proceedings of the case as well as letters written into the record from members of the community.
One page sheet listing the first name of african american slaves, their ages, and their value in dollars. A note on the bottom states that the valuation was determined as divided among themselves.
An artificial collection of papers created from material acquired during the 1930's and 1940's. Mostly letters, financial records, published material and official records of individuals in Virginia and elsewhere. Includes documents and signatures of well known people, such as Benjamin Harrison, John Randolph and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
This list of persons enslaved by the College of William & Mary, circa 1780, includes the enslaved persons that were then at the College as well as those hired out.
The list has been digitized.
A transcription of this list is also available in the folder "Slaves owned by the College" in the University Archives Subject File Collection (UA 9).
Letter, 15 February 1817, of William Poole, Brandywine, Delaware, to Isaac Hicks of Westbury, New York. Discusses the effect of that the abolition of slavery would have on the economy of the United States and England. Also discusses Poole's opposition to slavery and the kidnapping of free African Americans to be put into slavery.
Chiefly letters, 1801-1809, received by Samuel Woodson Venable of Prince Edward County, Va. Correspondents in the collection incude his brothers, Abraham Bedford Venable, Richard N. Venable and William Lewis Venable. Subjects include tobacco prices, buying slaves and growing hemp.