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University of Virginia Press
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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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Williamsburg, VA 23187
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Personal and family letters of this Yorktown resident. Of note is her
Family, business, and personal correspondence and accounts of this merchant, insurance agent, and politician of Williamsburg and Yorktown. Among the business papers are arrest warrants for slaves. There is considerable correspondence concerning slavery, such as a January 11, 1846, letter from Anthony Baber to Robert Anderson discussing an incident in which the slave Salley was badly burned.
(Acc. Ms 72.2)
Business record of this Essex County man. In the journal are accounts for the delivery of slave children from the estate of John Bagge.
(Acc. MS 41.9)
Official papers of this British colonial administrator. One of the topics covered in his correspondence is the question of slavery in the Leeward Islands. Letters of July 10, 1696, and July 10, 1697, discuss the importation of slaves into Virginia and Maryland.
(Acc. MS 9)
Business papers and ledger of this Williamsburg planter who lived at Carter's Grove. The ledger for 1773-1805 has entries on the buying and selling of slaves.
Business volumes of this planter from Westmoreland County. Among the entries concerning slavery is one mentioning that a slave had been banished for cruelty to one of the Carter children.
Personal observances of this planter from Sabine Hall, Richmond County, pertaining to his personal and business affairs, including agreements with overseers. A few entries mention slavery, such as one on September 27 concerning payment for slave shoes.
Letters and account of Richard Corbin, receiver general of Virginia. Included is a 1774-75 diary of John Harrower, who before he became an overseer for the Corbin family was an indentured servant from Scotland who taught the children of William Dangerfield of
Plantation ledger of Charles and William Dabney of Aldingham, Hanover County. The accounts include entries on slavery, such as payments on December 6, 1763, to "John Glen for cureing the negroe boy Wills head" and on November 1, 1764, to John Strong for apprehending Will as a runaway.
Letter of Charles Deane of Massachusetts to Samuel Eliot of Massachusetts referring to slavery in Virginia.
A July 4, 1733, commission to Robert Bolling concerning a slave of Daniel Elbank of Prince Edward County who was to remain in jail on suspicion of felony and an August 25, 1744, commission to George Newton for the trial of a female slave, Nan, for felony.
Included is a March 26, 1808, certificate of Henry Robinson for a runaway slave.
Business, legal, and personal papers of this Gloucester County businessman. There are scattered references to slavery, such as an August 9, 1783, deed from Richard Coleman to John Page for a slave named Tom and an October 19, 1788, letter from John Page to Mann Page mentioning illness among the slaves.
(Acc. MS 42)
Safe-conduct pass for two slaves of James Mercer to travel from Fredericksburg to Williamsburg.
(Acc. MS A75.1)