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subj19. Holdings Related to Slavery

 Record Group
Identifier: subj19
Holdings Related to Slavery

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

American Home Missionary Society records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 014
Scope and Contents The records of the American Home Missionary Society contain correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, and printed matter. The collection documents the financial and administrative aspects of the Society, as well as the personal activities of and issues faced by its missionaries. Immigrant and frontier communities are also detailed within the letters and reports by missionaries.The strength of the American Home Missionary Society records is contained within the incoming and...
Dates: Created: 1816-1907; Other: Majority of material found in 1826-1894; Other: Date acquired: 07/21/1969

American Missionary Association archives

Identifier: 001
Scope and Contents This collection is a valuable resource for the study of the abolitionist movement. It includes approximately 350,000 manuscript pieces. The mass of these was written during the period from 1839 to 1882, but several thousand are dated before and after that time. The manuscripts include some of the treasurers’ papers and minutes of Executive Committee meetings, as well as other items such as sermons, statistical reports, drawings, photographs, and essays; however, letters make up the large...
Dates: Created: 1828-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1839-1882; Other: Date acquired: 08/22/1968

Black Federal Writers Project collection

Identifier: 547
Content Description

The collection consists of photocopies of documents from the records of the Federal Writers' Project at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, this collection contains interviews, writings, and poetry by former enslaved individuals detailing their lives in the slave-holding South, primarily Louisiana.

Dates: Other: 1940-1941

C. B. Granniss Firm promissory note

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2186
Scope and Contents This document is a promissory note from July 30, 1841, that describes a loan in which slaves were used as collateral. In 1839, C.B. Granniss loaned $3900 to Mr. and Mrs. Felix Bosworth, and the stipulations of the loan were that the Bosworths' slaves (Charles, French Will, Eliza, and Molly) would be sold if the couple defaulted on repayment. The Bosworths did default on the loan, so C.B. Granniss Firm sued them in a Louisiana Court, which ruled in favor of the law firm. C.B. Granniss's...
Dates: Created: 1841 and 1844; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1984

P. Caillou receipt of payment

Identifier: 2399
Content Description

Receipt of payment, dated September 13, 1810 (possibly 1819), by the Treasurer of the City of New Orleans to P. Caillou for contracted day laborer named Celestin. Document is in French.

Dates: Other: 1810

Creole Affair collection

Identifier: 106
Content Description Consisting of photocopies and a microfilm reel from the National Archives, this collection includes correspondence, argument of counsel, insurance papers, and a notebook. The Creole was a brig on which a group of slaves were being transported from Norfolk to New Orleans and mutinied, killing a passenger, wounding the captain, and forcing the crew to sail the vessel to Nassau. Once the vessel reached British soil, some of the slaves were liberated. The leaders of...
Dates: Other: 1854-1941

Fred Duff collection

Identifier: 2254
Content Description

Materials include an interview of Fred Duff by Gary Boyd of radio station WLIB in August 1994, and articles pertaining to the National Association of Black Scuba Divers and the commemoration of the slave ship the Henrietta Marie.

Dates: Other: 1993-1994

Evergreen Plantation collection

Identifier: 2156
Content Description

Collection documents the Evergreen Plantation in St. John the Baptist Parish, in Louisiana. Collection includes photographic slides and prints, a collected article on the plantation, and a videocassette.

Dates: Other: 1980-1991

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall papers

Identifier: 163
Scope and Contents The papers of historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall are comprised of correspondence; professional working papers, including applications, reports, resumes, and grants; professional writings, including book and chapter drafts, essays, and lectures; and research materials including articles, news clippings, interviews, notes, vital records, and publications in English, French and Spanish.  The collection includes reproductions of research materials and research notes dating from 1705-1820 and...
Dates: Created: 1943-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1970s-2001; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1972

Christian F. Klebsattel typescript

 Collection — small collections
Identifier: 2227
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the typescript for an article by Christian F. Klebsattel, Principal at Emerson Institute in Mobile, Alabama, concerning the last known ship to bring slaves from Africa to the United States. The article appeared under the title "Slaves Captured in Africa in 1859 and Brought to Mobile and Sold the Same Year" in the January 1917 issue of The American Missionary.  The article discusses the slave ship ...
Dates: Created: 1916; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/1971