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Virginia Receipts for Enslaved Persons

Identifier: Ms-2022-038

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.

Dates: 1823 - 1865

Virginia Republican Party Flyer

Identifier: Ms-2008-058

The Virginia Republican Party Flyer lists the African American Republican candidates for Virginia elected offices in 1921 and includes Maggie L. Walker, the first American female bank president, as the candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction and John Mitchell, Jr., the editor of the Richmond Planet, as the candidate for Governor.

Dates: 1921

Samuel Williams Ledger

Identifier: Ms-2023-055

The Samuel Williams Ledger contains a "Memorandum of the amount Paid to Each of my Children Toward Their Legacies" with accompanying pages identifying ten children by name along with associated inheritance. The names of 18 men, women, and children enslaved by Williams are listed as well as property such as horses, cows, beds, and land.

Dates: c. 1839-1840

Barbary Wilson Deed of Emancipation for Harry

Identifier: Ms-2022-077

This collection contains a deed of emancipation signed by enslaver Barbary Wilson of Bath County, Virginia, freeing Harry, identified as a Black man, on January 5, 1822. Harry was one of 14 people that Wilson had enslaved and manumitted in 1822.

Dates: 1822

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Slavery -- United States 6
Blacksburg (Va.) 4
Montgomery County (Va.) 4
Women -- History 3
Folk, historical, and patent medicine 2
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Banks family 1
Banks, (William) Andrew (1903-1945) 1
Banks, Nannie Mae (Rice) (1895-2000) 1
Board, Lillie May (Rice) (1899-1956) 1
Bob (enslaved person) 1
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Bouey, Elizabeth Coles, ca. 1890-1957 1
Burton, Owen 1
Carter, H. G. (Harry Gilmore), 1886-1926 1
Chirver, Robert 1
Collier, William H., 1822-1906 1
Currin, Lynch Alexander, 1812-1871 1
Day, Idella (Rice) (1910-1963) 1
Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties 1
Dickerson, Thomas (Nottoway County, Va.) 1
Fulton, Andrew Steele, 1800-1884 1
Gilmer, W. B. (Louisa, Va.) 1
Giovanni, Gary Ann, 1940-2005 1
Giovanni, Nikki 1
Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America. Tadmore Light Lodge #6184 (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Hammet, James Preston, d. 1879 1
Hardin, Charles W., c. 1823-1899 1
Harry, freedman 1
Hite, William R., Jr. 1
Independent Order of St. Luke (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Kinzer, Edward Hower, 1831-1866 1
Lee, Hyo Keun 1
Linkous, Burgess Riley, 1827-1902 1
Moody family (Northampton County, NC) 1
National Association of Ministers' Wives 1
Norman, Robert Younger, 1913-1977 1
Norwood, John W. (John Wall), 1803-1885 1
Patsy (enslaved person) 1
Payne, Solomon Gomarh, Pfc. (1895-1962) 1
Peter (enslaved person) 1
Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Va.) 1
Pilgrim Gospel Singers (Promise Land Baptist Church, Moneta, Va.) 1
Randolph, Lucy 1
Ransome, Mary M., 1899-1968 1
Rice family (Jerry Lee Rice, ca.1831-1854) 1
Rice, Fletcher Roland, Sr. (1866-1966) 1
Rice, Georgianna "Anna/Annie" (Jennings) (1881-1928) 1
Rice, Gracie G. (Baldwin) (1897-1979) 1
Rice, James Cornelius, Pvt. (1916-1963) 1
Rice, Naymon Eddieray, Sr., Pfc. (1914-1955) 1
Roberts, George E. , 1834-1887 1
Rogers, James "Jimmy" Lester, Pvt. (1920-1945) 1
Scott, Charles W. 1
Sherman, Jacob, b. 1781 1
Stribling, Francis T. (Francis Taliaferro), 1810-1874 1
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944) 1
Virginia Tech Hokies (Football team) 1
Watts, Laura B. (Rice) (1897-1958) 1
Western Lunatic Asylum (Va.) 1
Williams, Samuel, 1769-1840 1
Wilson, Barbary, d. ca. 1822 1
YMCA at Virginia Tech 1
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