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Bigler-Sessler-John Family Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1993-011
Abstract

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,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-031
Abstract

The collection consists of a handwritten announcement, dated August 3, 1840, regarding a runaway slave from the Cuckooville neighborhood of Louisa County, Virginia. Joseph Coats Jr., presumably the slave's master, describes in detail -- including physical characteristics and temperament -- the escaped 18 year old slave named Sam and offers a ten dollar reward for his capture.

Dates: 1840 - 1840

Robert Crockett Property Assessment,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-076
Abstract

Document listing the land and enslaved persons held by Robert Crockett of Wythe County, Virginia.

Dates: 1815

Robert Edmiston Inventory

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-077
Abstract

Document assessing the value of lands and enslaved persons held by Robert Edmiston, of Washington County, Virginia.

Dates: 1815

Jeremiah W. Graves Collection,

 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 and financial advisor/real estate broker/slave broker in Cedar Hill, Pittsylvania County, Virginia,

Genealogical materials in the collection relate to the histories for branches of the Graves, Whitehead, Hunt, and Jones families.

Dates: 1836 - 1869

Jacob Sherman Legal Documents

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2019-027
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1858

Virginia Central Railroad Company Slave Rental Receipt,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-043
Abstract

This collection contains a slave rental receipt issued by the Virginia Central Railroad Company in 1855 to Mrs. Elisabeth S. Lindsay. The receipt promises a payment of $175 to Lindsay after the one year rental period for the work of the slave, a man named Isaac, ends.

Dates: 1855 - 1857

Virginia General Assembly Bill No. 233,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-022
Abstract

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.

Dates: c. 1859-1861