Guide to the Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States Collection, 1756-1869

Special Collections & Archives

Oviatt Library

California State University, Northridge
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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States Collection
Dates: 1756-1869
Identification: SC/SSUS
Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
Physical Description: 0.84 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: Purchased by the library in the late 1970s, this collection consists of bills of sale, bonds, writs, promissory notes, summons, wills of slave owners, and inventories of slaves. It also includes some criminal cases involving slaves and an anonymously authored play with characters who are slaves. Well over half the documents concern the state of Alabama with Lawrence County particularly well represented. The documents are organized by state and arranged by counties.

Historical Note:

The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records

Topical Term:

Slavery -- United States
Slaves -- Alabama -- Dallas County
Slaves -- Alabama -- Lawrence County
Slaves -- Alabama -- Morgan County
Slaves -- Alabama -- Tallapoosa County
Slaves -- Alabama -- Wilcox County
Slaves -- Connecticut -- Windham County
Slaves -- Georgia -- Coweta County
Slaves -- Indiana -- Randolf County
Slaves -- Kentucky -- Mercer County
Slaves -- Kentucky -- Warren County
Slaves -- Louisiana -- Carroll Parish
Slaves -- Louisiana -- Orleans Parish
Slaves -- Missouri -- Buchanan County
Slaves -- New York (State) -- Staten Island
Slaves -- North Carolina -- Bertic County
Slaves -- Rhode Island -- Newport County
Slaves -- South Carolina -- Jasper County
Slaves -- Tennessee -- Maury County
Slaves -- Tennessee -- Smith County
Slaves -- Virginia -- Caroline County
Slaves -- Virginia -- Clarke County
Slaves -- Virginia -- New Kent County
Slaves -- Virginia -- Richmond County

Administrative Information

Accruals:

Late 1970s

Conditions Governing Use:

Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Related Materials:

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of bills of sale, bonds, writs, promissory notes, summons, wills of slave owners, and inventories of slaves. It also includes some criminal cases involving slaves and an anonymously authored play with characters who are slaves. Well over half the documents concern the state of Alabama with Lawrence County particularly well represented. The documents are organized alphabetically by state and arranged by counties.

Collection Contents

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Dallas, Co., Alabama, 1825, 1848

Folder 2

Dallas, Co., Alabama, 1825, 1848

Folder 3

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 4

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 5

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 6

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 7

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 8

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 9

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 10

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 11

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 12

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 13

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 14

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 15

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 16

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 17

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 18

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 19

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 20

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 21

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 22

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 23

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 24

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 25

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 26

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 27

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 28

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 29

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 30

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 31

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 32

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 33

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 34

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 35

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 36

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 37

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 38

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 39

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 40

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 41

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 42

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 43

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 44

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 45

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 46

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 47

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 48

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 49

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 50

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 51

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 52

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 53

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 54

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 55

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 56

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 57

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 58

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 59

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 60

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 61

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 62

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 63

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 64

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 65

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 66

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 67

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 68

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 69

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 70

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 71

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 72

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 73

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 74

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 75

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 76

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 77

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 78

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 79

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 80

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 81

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 82

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 83

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 84

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 85

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 86

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 87

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 88

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 89

Lawrence Co., Alabama, 1820-1869

Folder 90

Morgan Co., Alabama, 1863

Folder 91

Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, 1866

Folder 92

Unknown Co., Alabama, 1855; 1856

Folder 93

Unknown Co., Alabama, 1855; 1856

Folder 94

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 95

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 96

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 97

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 98

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 99

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 100

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 101

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 102

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 103

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 104

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 105

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

Folder 106

Wilcox Co., Alabama, 1832-1861

 

Box 2

Folder 1

Windham Co., Connecticut, 1770

Folder 2

Coweta Co., Georgia, 1861-1863

Folder 3

Coweta Co., Georgia, 1861-1863

Folder 4

Coweta Co., Georgia, 1861-1863

Folder 5

Randolph Co., Indiana, 1850

Folder 6

Mercer Co., Kentucky, 1827

Folder 7

Warren Co., Kentucky, 1867

Folder 8

Caroll Parish, Lousiana, 1860

Folder 9

Orleans Parish, Lousiana, 1811, 1814

Folder 10

Orleans Parish, Lousiana, 1811, 1814

Folder 11

Buchanan Co., Missouri

Folder 12

New York, New York, 1756

Folder 13

Staten Island, New York, 1784

Folder 14

Bertie Co., North Carolina, 1824-1843

Folder 15

Bertie Co., North Carolina, 1824-1843

Folder 16

Bertie Co., North Carolina, 1824-1843

Folder 17

Newport, Rhode Island, 1756

Folder 18

Cape Town, South Africa, 1806

Folder 19

Jasper Co., South Carolina, 1856

Folder 20

Jasper Co., South Carolina, 1856

Folder 21

Maury Co., Tennessee, 1828

Folder 22

Smith Co., Tennessee, 1834

Folder 23

Caroline Co., Virginia, 1759

Folder 24

Clarke Co., Virginia, 1858

Folder 25

New Kent Co., Virginia, 1798-1822

Folder 26

New Kent Co., Virginia, 1798-1822

Folder 27

New Kent Co., Virginia, 1798-1822

Folder 28

Richmond Co., Virginia, 1848

Folder 29

Place Unknown, 1826-1863

Folder 30

Place Unknown, 1826-1863

Folder 31

Place Unknown, 1826-1863

Folder 32

Place Unknown, 1826-1863

Folder 33

Place Unknown, 1826-1863

Folder 34

Place Unknown, 1826-1863

Folder 35

Place Unknown, 1826-1863

Folder 36

Place Unknown, 1826-1863

Folder 37

Place Unknown, 1826-1863