Robert Chirver Registration
Scope and Content
This collection contains one "free man of color" registration for Robert Chirver or Chirves, also known as Robert Benner, a resident of Petersburg, Virginia.
- Chirver, Robert (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English.
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Robert Chirver or Chirves, previously registered under the name Robert Benner, aged 23, was a free man of color. At the time of his registration, Robert was 23 years old, five feet eight inches tall, and "of a mulatto complexion" with "a scar on the left side of his neck - and was born free."
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This collection contains one "free man of color" registration for Robert Chirver or Chirves, a resident of Petersburg, Virginia. Signed and dated May 4, 1841, at Petersburg, this form was proof of Chirver's status as a free man.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 2014.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Robert Chirver Registration by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert Chirver Registration was completed in August 2022.
- Robert Chirver Registration, 1841
- Miranda Christy, graduate assistant
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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