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Barclay Shipping Ledger

Identifier: Ms-2023-036

The Barclay Shipping Ledger from Norfolk, Virginia, covers shipments going through Virginia from 1847-1878. The ledger includes records of auctioneers of enslaved persons.

Dates: 1847 - 1878

Bigler-Sessler-John Family Papers,

Identifier: Ms-1993-011

The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and accounting receipts and records relating to the Bigler, Sessler, and John families of southwest Virginia.

Dates: 1752 - 1924

Joseph Coats, Jr., Reward Announcement,

Identifier: Ms-2013-031

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.

Dates: 1840 - 1840

Robert Crockett Property Assessment

Identifier: Ms-1988-076

This collection contains a document listing the enslaved persons and land held by Robert Crockett of Wythe County, Virginia.

Dates: 1815

Thomas Dickerson Ledger

Identifier: Ms-2023-031

This ledger includes notes and business transactions of the plantation owner Thomas Dickerson (also Dickenson and Dickinson), of Nottoway County, Virginia. The plantations grew tobacco, wheat, and corn. Entries include sale of these goods, purchase of others, purchase of medical services for enslaved persons, and cash loans.

Dates: 1805 - 1850

Robert Edmiston Inventory

Identifier: Ms-1988-077

The collection contains a document assessing the value of enslaved persons and lands held by Robert Edmiston, of Washington County, Virginia.

Dates: 1815

Jeremiah W. Graves Collection,

Identifier: Ms-2012-084
Abstract The Jeremiah W. Graves Collection includes a cash book, correspondence, receipts and ledger pages, newspaper clippings, and genealogy materials relating to the personal and business activities of Captain Jeremiah White Graves (1801-1878), a farmer, financial advisor, real estate broker, and enslaver of people in Cedar Hill, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.Genealogical materials in the collection relate to the histories for branches of the Graves, Whitehead, Hunt, and Jones...
Dates: 1836 - 1869

Jeremiah White Graves Diary

Identifier: Ms-1990-033

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.

Dates: 1820 - 1878

Robert Lively Note to Walter Herron

Identifier: Ms-2023-034

This note from Robert Lively to Walter Herron of Norfolk, Virginia, discusses payment to Herron for four unnamed, enslaved children, and collection of the children by a Mr. Armistead.

Dates: 1826

Edward Miller Letter to James Shaw, Jr.

Identifier: Ms-2023-079

The Edward Miller Letter to James Shaw, Jr. is a written correspondence regarding business matters, as well as Miller's distate for black citizens living in bigger cities.

Dates: 1854

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