Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Includes printed and manuscript material written in Spanish and originating from Spain and Spanish-speaking countries in North America and South America. The collection is currently being processed and new items will be added on an ongoing basis. For this reason, the indicated date range is approximate at this point. This collection has multiple creators, which have not been indexed at this time.
Four letters addressed to the Capitan General de la Isla de Cuba from the consulate in Jamaica. They were written by consular officers Antonio Brosa and Carlos Duquesnay. Brosa and Duquesnay report on "disorder" and "disruptions" they attribute to enslaved people and "los emancipados."
Two page document written in Spanish of an agreement to purchase two enslaved persons in the colony of Peru in 1561. Included in the agreement are illustrations of the unique identifying brands on the legs of the two individuals.
A one page letter with a cover sheet from a plantation in Jamaica that mentions a strike. Signed, but the name is hard to make out. Most likely James Townson, but "Thomas" is written in the lower left.
One page letter concerning the death of a servant man who died while working on the fortifications around Richmond, VA for the Confederacy.
Journal of John S. Barret, plantation owner in Alabama. Barret writes extensively about his farm, weather conditions, crop harvests and livestock. Some entries record hunting opportunities and their results. One page lists all of the slaves born to his plantation since 1802 and the woman they were born to. Another entry records the sadness of the untimely death of his friend, William Aylett.
An artificial collection of papers created from material acquired during the 1930's and 1940's.
January 28, 1857 letter written by Thomas Y. Pass to Alan Womack asking for instructions on what he should do with the enslaved children Womack left at his house. Pass writes that he does not want the children without their mother, and he has had "trouble enough" with them.
Content warning for derogatory language directed towards children enslaved, allusions to child abuse, mentions of buying and selling humans.
A 10 page estate account inventory record by Daniel Payne, the executor of Lawrence Washington's estate, Wakefield Plantation in Westmoreland Co., VA. The inventory names 18 enslaved people. 3 unnamed enslaved children are also listed. Also included is a postcard with an image of Wakefield.
2 letters, a total of five pages, written by Rev. James M. Priest to Rev. Daniel Wells, and Hon. Walter Lowrie respectively. Rev. Priest was a formerly enslaved person, freed on the condition that he emigrate as a missionary to Africa. In both letters, Rev. Priest complains about the lack of funds being provided to his mission and the school he founded in Liberia.
Three slave registries from Puerto Rico written in Spanish dated 1868, 1869, and 1871. The names of the enslaved individuals is not known, but a full description of each, including race and age as well as who they belonged to is on the documents.
This collection contains nine Virginia probate inventories listing the assets of several estates, including enslaved men and women. Each inventory lists the names of enslaved persons, their gender, and an approximate age range, usually "between 12 and 50 years of age." One of the inventories lists property owned by a woman.