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Slavery

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of Spanish Language Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 1.16
Scope and Contents 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.

Document of Enslaved Persons in Peru

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01443
Content Description Two page document written in Spanish of an agreement to purchase two enslaved 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.

James Harrell Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01033
Scope and Contents Account book, 1831-1840, of the estate of James Harrell of Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Harrell died in 1823, and the administrator of his estate is James Sinclair. The account book has separate pages for each of Harrell's minor children: Elizabeth T. Harrell, Joseph L. Harrell, and Sarah Ann P. Harrell. Includes amounts spent on tuition at various schools, lists of books purchased, and taxes paid on Harrell's estate. There are also lines for the hiring of slaves to work on Harrell's...

John Morris Letter to G. W. Randolph

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01417
Scope and Contents One page letter concerning the death of a servant man who died while working on the fortifications around Richmond, VA for the Confederacy.

John S. Barret Journal

 Collection — Box Small Collections Box 98
Identifier: SC 00082
Scope and Contents 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.

Letter from an Enslaved Individual in Richmond, Virginia, undated

 File — Box 3, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents An undated, unsigned fragment of a letter from a twenty-five-year-old enslaved individual, presumably male, living in Richmond, Virginia. As a child, the writer lived in Williamsburg, Virginia, owned by the Slater family. He refers to living in Williamsburg and being friends with Ludwell, who he used to carry around town on his back. He shares other memories of growing up in Williamsburg, including a fight he had with Amner Walker.Other references in the letter suggest...

Manuscripts - Geographic Names, Business Names and Subjects

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.2 Man3b
Scope and Contents An artificial collection of papers created from material acquired during the 1930's and 1940's.

Puerto Rico Slave Documents

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01347
Content Description 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.

John White Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00125
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, personal and managed accounts, and legal papers of John White. Ranging in date from 1757-1843, with the bulk of the papers taking place from 1810-1830. From these papers, it appears that John White was a lawyer who practiced in Northampton County, North Carolina and the surrounding area. The buying, selling, and loaning of enslaved persons is a pervasive theme in his personal papers. As a result of his work managing accounts, he has many warrants...