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Bigler-Sessler-John Family Papers,
The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and accounting receipts and records relating to the Bigler, Sessler, and John families of southwest Virginia.
Joseph Coats, Jr., Reward Announcement,
The collection consists of a handwritten announcement regarding an enslaved person that ran away from the Cuckooville neighborhood of Louisa County, Virginia. Dated August 3, 1840, this letter describes in detail -- including physical characteristics and temperament -- the escaped 18-year-old named Sam. The author of this document, Joseph Coats Jr., presumably Sam's enslaver, offers a ten dollar reward for his capture.
Robert Crockett Property Assessment
This collection contains a document listing the enslaved persons and land held by Robert Crockett of Wythe County, Virginia.
Robert Edmiston Inventory
The collection contains a document assessing the value of enslaved persons and lands held by Robert Edmiston, of Washington County, Virginia.
Jeremiah W. Graves Collection,
Jeremiah White Graves Diary
Jeremiah White Graves was a farmer in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The collection consists of a microfilm copy of Graves' extensive diary and a typescript manuscript of selected transcribed passages from that diary.
This collection includes a journal of an unidentified overseer - possibly Erastus Bishop of Petersburg, Virginia - with names of enslaved people and amount of crops each person picked, including cotton, peas, corn. It also lists when and which enslaved person was sick each day, money obtained for a crop, home remedies for common illnesses, and the journey itinerary for a cargo ship.
Jacob Sherman Legal Documents
The Jacob Sherman Legal Documents contain a complaint of Jacob Sherman and the testimony of Burgess R. Linkous regarding the sale of an enslaved person in Western Virginia in 1858.
Virginia Central Railroad Company Rental Receipt,
This collection contains a rental receipt for the labor of Isaac, an enslaved man. The receipt was issued by the Virginia Central Railroad Company in 1855 to Mrs. Elisabeth S. Lindsay and promises a payment of $175 to Lindsay after the one year rental period ends.
Virginia General Assembly Bill No. 233,
Virginia General Assembly Bill No. 233 contains several amended versions of Bill No. 233. Each of the bills lists the rights and privileges given to free African-Americans living with in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The bill also discusses the process by which a free person can be sold into slavery if they have been convicted of a crime.
- Subject: Slavery -- United States X
- Local/Regional History and Appalachian South 11
- African Americans -- History 3
- Civil War 2
- Montgomery County (Va.) 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- Virginia -- History 2
- Agriculture 1
- Bath County (Va.) 1
- Folk, historical, and patent medicine 1
- Louisa County (Va.) 1
- Railroad 1
- Receipts (financial records) 1
- Traditional medicine 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries 1
- Virginia, Southwest 1
- Washington County (Va.) 1
- Wythe County (Va.) 1 + ∧ less
- Graves, Jeremiah White (Pittsylvania County, Va.) 2
- Bigler family 1
- Bishop, Erastus R. , b. ca. 1828 1
- Bob (enslaved person) 1
- Coats, Joseph, Jr. (Louisa County, Virginia) 1
- Crockett, Robert (Wythe County, Va) 1
- Currin, Lynch Alexander, 1812-1871 1
- Edmiston, Robert 1
- Fulton, Andrew Steele, 1800-1884 1
- John family 1
- Kenney, Anna Whitehead 1
- Kinzer, Edward Hower, 1831-1866 1
- Linkous, Burgess Riley, 1827-1902 1
- Peter (enslaved person) 1
- Sam (enslaved person) 1
- Sessler family 1
- Sherman, Jacob, b. 1781 1
- Virginia Central Railroad Company 1 + ∧ less