Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Oscar F. Alston Letter
Identifier: SC 00168
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Letter from Oscar F. Alston, Cleveland, Ohio, to his wife about his trip to Cleveland, partly by boat. He took his children with him and tells his wife how much they miss her. 1865. Per a researcher, Mr. Alston was part of a major migration of free people of color to Ohio from North Carolina.
Identifier: SC 00167
Scope and Contents Letter to Elizabeth Burton in Williamsboro, Granville County, North Carolina from her Aunt Adeline Alston, dated 1850 and letter to niece Margaret Burton in Williamsboro, Granville County, North Carolina from Aunt M. P. Alston, dated 1863. Family news, particularly health of family members.Per an Alston researcher: "Marina Priscilla Williams Alston (1810-1897) was married to George Washington Alston (1801-1849) in 1829. They had 3 sons, Philip, William, and George Jr. After...
Court Documents (Clark County, Indiana) Relating to Harry, 1817-1820
Identifier: SC 01150
Scope and Contents Court documents, 1817-1821, relating to Harry, a free black man living in Clark County, Indiana. In the first suit, John H. Thompson brought charges against Isaac Shelby on behalf of Harry, stating that Shelby had illegally detained him. This case was dismissed in March 1817. In April 1817, a suit is brought against Thomas Pile, William Pile, David Smith, and William P. Lee for "manstealing," or the abduction of Harry. This case is eventually dismissed in 1821 due to the fact that Harry...
Henry Prince Account Book
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ab4
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Account book, 1837-1841, of Henry Prince, a barber. Henry Prince was on the 1840 Shenanadoah County, Virginia Census as a free black.
Southampton County, Va. Letters and Papers
Identifier: MS 00099
Scope and Contents Contains letters, bills, receipts, business accounts, and miscellaneous personal writings of the Laine and Travis families of Southampton County, Va. The bulk of the collection concerns the business and general financial affairs of the Laine family, particularly Jeremy and Miles Laine. It also contains several short personal writings of the Travis family, who were the final owners of Nat Turner prior to his rebellion. This includes the names and birthdays of many members of the family...