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University of Virginia Press
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College of William and Mary
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Business, personal correspondence, and accounts of these families of Gloucester, Cumberland, and Henrico counties. There are scattered slavery references such as a September 28, 1790, letter from John Napier asking about a fugitive slave.
(Acc. 65 Ar6)
Family correspondence, accounts, legal papers, and manuscript volumes of the Austin and Twyman families of Buckingham County. Includes the papers of Archibald Austin and his son-in-law, Iverson L. Twyman. Of interest are bills of sale for slaves, letters from slaves, and the slave time book for Gwynn Dam & Lock, 1855-56.
(Acc. 69 Au7)
Business and personal correspondence and accounts of David Barker of Fluvanna County and James E. Cooke of Powhatan County. Included are letters pertaining to the hiring out of slaves and instructions regarding the management of plantations.
(Acc. 65 B24)
Personal, business, and legal papers and accounts of this family from Tower Hill, Sussex County. In addition to the plantation records and authenticated typescript history of Tower Hill are lists of white deaths and blacks executed in the Nat Turner Rebellion and an 1843 memorandum book containing a "List of Negroes."
(Acc. 65 B625)
Legal documents and accounts mainly from Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Included are bills of sale for slaves.
(Acc. Small Collections)
Business and personal papers of this merchant and novelist (1843- 1906) from Nelson County. Included are plantation management ledgers for Belmont and Benvenue plantations.
(Acc. 65 B83)
Business, personal, and legal papers of this sheriff and physician of Albemarle County. Many of the personal letters concern individual slaves and their treatment including medical care.
(Acc. 39.1 B84)
Personal, family, business, and legal correspondence of these families revealing life in Williamsburg, Staunton, Petersburg, and Fredericksburg. A December 30, 1814, letter from Samuel Brown relates the beating of a slave, Sarah, for insolence and of her husband Daniel who grabbed an axe to defend her. Of interest is material on
Personal, business, and legal correspondence and accounts of this family of Augusta County. Included are materials of 1830-39 on the hiring of slaves. A January 1, 1839, letter from Briscoe G. Baldwin concerns the hiring of a slave of his to Mr. Shumate as a blacksmith.
(Acc. 65 B99)
Business, legal, and personal papers of this family of Nelson and Albemarle counties consisting mainly of the correspondence of Dr. William Cabell and his sons, Colonel William Cabell, Joseph C. Cabell, and William Cabell, Jr. Included are plantation papers such as slave lists.
(Acc. 65 C12)
Personal and collected papers of this Virginia historian of Petersburg. There are infrequent references to family slaves in the personal papers. A March 5, 1855, letter from Anna Campbell discusses the
Business, personal, and legal correspondence of the James River-area and Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Carter families. Principal correspondents are Robert "King" Carter, Robert Carter II, George Carter, Charles Carter, and Robert Wormeley Carter. Included are significant materials on slavery and the plantation economy.
(Acc. 39.1 C24)
Collected military and private documents, accounts, and correspondence concerning the Civil War. Two letters of July and September 1864 from M. Strickler of Botetourt County mention runaway slaves and a slave that needed medical treatment.
(Acc. 39.1 C76)
Typescript copies of letters of Edward Coles, secretary to President James Madison and later governor of Illinois. Slavery is among the
Personal, legal, and business correspondence and accounts of John Dixon, Jr., of Airville, Gloucester County. There is scattered slavery material, such as an 1807 deed authorizing Morgan Tomkies to sell slaves.
(Acc. 39.1 D64)
Personal correspondence of John R. Coupland of Williamsburg, Richmond, and Petersburg. There is very little material on slavery except a November 13, 1851, statement by Juliana Dorsey regarding slaves.
(Acc. 39.1 D73)
Personal and professional papers of John Minson Galt I, his son Alexander Dickie Galt, and his grandson John Minson Galt II of Williamsburg, associated with Eastern Lunatic Asylum in an official capacity for 100 years. Included are scattered references to the hiring, purchase, sale and treatment of slaves.
(Acc. 78 Gl3)
Personal, legal, and business correspondence and accounts of the Jesse Garth family of Albemarle County. Bills of sale for 1798-1833 indicate purchases of various slaves.
(Acc. 65 G19)
Genealogical and personal accounts of this family of Nansemond County, Virginia, and Jasper County, Georgia. Included in an arithmetic notebook are 1817-40 records of slaves' births.
(Acc. 65 H72)
Business and personal correspondence of this tobacco trader and sheriff of Halifax County. Included is a contract for work with a former slave in 1866.
(Acc. 65 H84)
Personal, political and journalistic correspondence and accounts of this Abingdon and Norfolk resident (1821-1901). Included is a January 16, 1862, receipt from John Fraser to Hughes for the purchase of two slaves.
(Acc. 39.2 H87)
Business, legal, and personal correspondence and accounts of this family of York, Charles City, and Louisa counties. Included is material on slavery, such as a list of slaves on the Forge estate in 1823. Letters of 1800 refer to the deaths of slave children, and a November 12, 1800, letter from George Breckenridge to Francis Jerdone mentions a planned slave insurrection in Virginia.
(Acc. 39.1 J47)
Business and personal correspondence of Judge Warner T. Jones of Warner Hall, Gloucester County. Letters in 1855 concern the hiring out of Jones's slaves by an agent in Richmond. Also included is an 1887 list of black and white teachers by counties.
(Acc. 39.1 J75)
List of slaves owned by [Mathew Thompson?] of Clark County, Kentucky.
(Acc. MsV Ap38)
Letter to [Thomas Ritchie] describing living conditions of the slaves at Brandon, Prince George County.
(Acc. SI Laffan)
Personal, legal, and business correspondence and accounts of this planter of Marmion and Chatterton, King George County. The plantation management papers include inventories containing lists of slaves and bonds for the hire of slaves. Two 1818 documents concern a runaway slave.
(Acc. 39.1 L58)
Personal and business correspondence of this minister of the Protestant Episcopal church who was elected the third bishop of Virginia in 1841. Meade referred occasionally to his concern for the religious instruction of slaves, such as in an October 4, 1840, letter to [W.] R. Whittingham.
(Acc. 74 M46)
Personal and business correspondence and accounts of this Louisa County family, consisting primarily of the business papers of Samuel Overton. There are scattered references to slavery, such as an April 1, 1756, receipt for a slave.
(Acc. 65 Ov2)
Personal letters of this family of Loudoun County, Winchester, Alexandria, and Henry, Illinois. There is no significant material on Afro-Americans except for a January 3, 1849, letter mentioning the hiring of a slave and a March 12, 1866, letter from Richmond mentioning the difficulty of living with freedmen.
(Acc. 65 P875)
Personal, military, and political letters of this soldier and politician from Middleburg. In the personal letters are mentions of slaves including a June 9, 1797, letter from Leven to Burr Powell in Kentucky explaining that Leven's slave John was put in jail "because he was making wild threats and drinking too much." There is also a mention of Blacks in Lord Dunmore's army in 1776.
(Acc. 65 P87)
Personal, legal, and business correspondence and accounts of this family of western Virginia. There is very little material on Afro-Americans except for a September 20, 1793, emancipation certificate for John Broady, a slave of William Campbell.
(Acc. 39.1 P91)
Personal, business, and legal correspondence and accounts of Thomas Ritchie (1778-1854) and family members of Richmond, Washington, and Brandon, Prince George County. There is much discussion of the issue of slavery in the professional papers of journalist Ritchie, and the family papers contain scattered references to Afro-Americans, such as letters of November 1 and 2, 1865, mentioning the desire of former slaves to acquire land.
(Acc 65 R51)
Business, personal, legal, and political correspondence of this United States senator from Virginia. Among the topics covered in the correspondence is civil rights legislation. The collection carries a restriction that there be no publication of any material by, to, or about a living person.
(Acc. 66 R54)
Legal record kept by Andrew Reid, county clerk, which includes information on physical description, age, and previous owner.
(Acc. MsV Levl3)
Personal letters of Scurlock and family members of Texas and Alabama. A January 8, 1856, letter from Dan Scurlock to Theodocius mentions the uncovering of a planned slave revolt in Clarksville, Alabama.
(Acc. 81 Scu4)
Business, legal, and personal correspondence and accounts of Sir Peyton Skipwith and family members of Prestwould, Mecklenburg County. A number of items document plantation slavery, such as a November 2, 1787, account of slaves and labor contracts with free Blacks.
(Acc. 65 Sk3)
Business and personal correspondence and accounts of these families of Smith's Cross Roads, Mecklenburg County. A December 28, 1806, manuscript discusses transporting slaves across state lines.
(Acc 39.1 Sm8)
Personal, business, and legal papers and accounts of the Southall family of Williamsburg, chiefly those of Peyton Alexander Southall
Primarily the business, legal, military, and personal papers of General William Booth Taliaferro (lawyer and Confederate officer of Gloucester County). Included is an account of his experiences with the Virginia militia during the John Brown Raid.
(Acc. 65 T15)
Personal, business, and educational papers of St. George Tucker, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, and Henry St. George Tucker. Included are manuscript studies of slavery, letters by slaves and letters about treatment of slaves.
Personal papers of United States President John Tyler, his second wife Julia Gardiner Tyler, and children, including Lyon G. Tyler, president of the College of William and Mary. A number of references to slave life at Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City County are found in the letters of Julia Gardiner Tyler.
(Acc. 65 T97)
A large collection of documents pertaining to individual Virginia
counties arranged by the name of the county. Among the many items
pertaining to slavery are the Warwick County Order Book, 1699-1701,
listing certificates for the return of runaway slaves; Albemarle
County receipts for taxes paid on slaves in 1822 and 1824; and an
1807 Botetourt County bill of sale for a slave sold to John Robinson
of Rockingham County.
(Acc. 39.4 V82co)
Personal correspondence with his brother and sister of Prince Edward Court House. Among the topics discussed is the condition of blacks after the Civil War.
(Acc. 39.1 W32)
Personal, business, and legal papers of this lawyer from Norfolk. A will, December 19, 1837, of Eliza Bray Johnson Tyler manumits a slave.
(Acc. 76 W61)
A letter from a former slave, Milly Richard of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Captain Thomas Russell of Williamsburg inquiring about members
Business, and personal correspondence and accounts of this family of Mulberry Place, Caroline County. There are scattered materials about slavery including a list of slaves vaccinated in 1829 and 1837.
(Acc. 39.1 w88)