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Slavery--Kentucky--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Hiram Harris Letter to Jordan Smith

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01049
Scope and Contents

Letter, 1845, from Hiram Harris of Powhatan, Virginia, to Jordan Smith of Henderson, Kentucky. Includes discussion of personal and financial matters, including the fact that Smith owes Harris money from the purchase of slaves.

William Sims Collection regarding Fugitive Slave Adam

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00683
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters and a newspaper clipping regarding a fugitive slave named Adam that belonged to William Sims of Union County, South Carolina. The clipping, dated 1805 July 20, gives a description of Adam and offers a two hundred dollar reward for his caputure. The three letters describe the capture and release of Warren Hall whom Adam was last seen with. A transcription of the material found in this collection provided by the seller can be found in the Finding Aid/ Box...

Matthew Thomson Journal

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ap38 Oversize
Scope and Contents Journal, 1820-1858, of Matthew Thomson, Sheriff and Justice of the Peace of Clark County, Ky. and his son Sanford Thomson. Entries concern the records of sheriff and justice of the peace; genealogical information concerning the Thomson, Whaley, Bigger, Haynie, Wilkerson, Daniel and Hay families; weather reports and record that an earthquake occurred 15 July 1824; land surveys; remedies for cancer, dropsy and scurvy; lists of slaves and their children with birth dates; marriage, birth and...