Slavery -- United States
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
The Barclay Shipping Ledger from Norfolk, Virginia, covers shipments going through Virginia from 1847-1878. The ledger includes records of auctioneers of enslaved persons.
The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and accounting receipts and records relating to the Bigler, Sessler, and John families of southwest Virginia.
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.
This collection contains a document listing the enslaved persons and land held by Robert Crockett of Wythe County, Virginia.
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.
The collection contains a document assessing the value of enslaved persons and lands held by Robert Edmiston, of Washington County, Virginia.
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.
John Todd to John Brown in Augusta, concerning a runaway wench Todd now wants to sell to Col. [William] Preston.
This correspondence from Robert Lively is a written note to Walter Herron about the purchase of five enslaved persons (including four children).