Virginia Receipts for Enslaved Persons
Scope and Content
This collection includes receipts for taxes paid to Albemarle County, Nelson County, Greenbrier County, and Augustus County, ranging from 1839 to 1861. Some tax receipts include an amount of enslaved people being taxed. Also included are hand-written receipts involving enslaved people, including a receipt for a Black boy named Peter and a Black man named Bob.
- 1823 - 1865
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
This collection contains nineteenth century financial documents, including tax records for various Virginia residents. Also included are several hand-written receipts mentioning the sale or labor of enslaved people, including a Black child named Peter and a Black man named Bob.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 2016.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Virginia Receipts for Enslaved Persons 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 Virginia Receipts for Enslaved Persons was completed in August 2022.
- Virginia Receipts for Enslaved Persons, 1823-1865
- Miranda Christy, graduate assistant
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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