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Slavery

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Albert Waller Gilchrist Papers

 Collection — Box 148
Identifier: 01-MSS 1964-125
Scope and Contents The Gilchrist Papers are comprised of the official papers of Albert Waller Gilchrist, 20th Governor of Florida, as well as newspaper articles, military and state official documents, items pertaining to the naming of Gilchrist County, materials regarding educational institutions including Carolina Military Institute and West Point, personal correspondence, genealogical research, and papers pertaining to Gilchrist's estate and will.

Also known as MSS 0-125.
Dates: Created: 1876-1929

Dr. Edward Bradford Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1964-028
Scope and Contents Contains personal and business correspondence, documents, bills, receipts, etc., of Dr. Edward Bradford, general merchant and plantation owner. Collection also includes a letter of introduction of James E. Broome, Tallahassee, Fla., to Hon. Jacob Thompson, Washington City, and a long handwritten letter of Governor Bragg, Raleigh, N.C., and other important papers show that Dr. Bradford was a well-known and prominent citizen. For the period before 1840 there are only a few scattering bills, receipts, and notes, but from 1840 to 1866 records of the plantation, commission merchants, forwarding agents, and New York cotton brokers evidence that a prosperous business was transacted....
Dates: Created: 1830-1871

Dr. F. A. Byrd Papers

 Collection — Box 516
Identifier: MSS 1968-042
Scope and Contents Personal, family, and business correspondence, land deeds, letter of testamentary, papers of the administrator of the estate of Dr. F.A. Byrd. Business and personal papers, certificates of membership, licenses to practice as Physician and Surgeon, 13 early envelopes (some with stamps attached); business correspondence, statements, invoices, and one bound account book. Orders and invoices for marble slabs and headstones for family graves (with names, etc.); declaration of taxable property, tax receipts, note payable to Harrison Reed, Governor of Florida; certificate of "Amnesty Oath;" codicil to a Last Will, letter testamentary. Sales of land, land deeds, bill of sale,...
Dates: Created: 1819-1892; Other: Date acquired: 03/22/1968

El Destino and Chemonie Plantation Papers

 Collection — Box 516
Identifier: MSS 0-85
Scope and Contents The collection relates to the El Destino and Chemonie plantations located a short distance from Tallahassee, Florida. These papers consist of records and documents of the executors and administrators of the estate of William B. Nuttall. The materials discuss sale of cotton and other agricultural products, conveyance of land and slaves, as well as reports and accounts related to the estate. Some papers are signed by Mary W. Savage (Nuttall), Hector W. Braden and George Noble Jones.
Dates: Created: 1822-1859; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1969

Fairbanks Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-104
Scope and Contents Personal, business and family correspondence, books, business records (account books), and writing materials of George R. Fairbanks. This collection contains 1473 original material items, as well as 567 items which are copies of original materials. The collection contains biographical sketches of George Rainsford Fairbanks and his family history, his will, papers about personal matters, the Civil War, St. Augustine before and during the war, sale of slaves, photographs of Fairbanks, Charles Locke Beard, Charles Massey, and sketches of places such as a church in Palatka, Florida. There is a great deal of Civil War correspondence, including persons such as Senator David Levy Yulee and James...
Dates: Created: 1817-1942; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1966

Hollingsworth Papers

 Collection — Box 513
Identifier: MSS 1968-140
Scope and Contents The Mount Vernon Plantation (the name was later changed to Pickney Hills) was located in Jefferson County about seven miles east of Monticello, Florida with a view overlooking "Razor Lake," so named by Mr. Hollingsworth because of its shape. The number of slaves listed, the livestock listed, records of sales of farm products, purchases of supplies, and descriptions of different parcels of land shown in the Last Will of John Hollingsworth indicate that Mount Vernon Plantation covered rather extensive acreage. The will also shows that he owned a home near Edgefield, South Carolina, which was situated on "about eleven hundred acres." The papers consist of...
Dates: Created: 1768-1887, 1916; Other: Majority of material found in 1788-1887

Mary Simpson Yarbrough Papers

 Collection — Box 158a
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-274
Scope and Contents These papers consist of materials relating to lands, a mercantile business, the plantation of Mary Simpson's grandfather, Theodore Turnbull, an Indian Wars Pensions document, and several deeds, including a land deed of her great grandmother, Mary Ann Perkins.
Dates: Created: 1850-1894; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1968

Olin Norwood Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-192
Scope and Contents The Olin Norwood collection consists chiefly of holograph French documents and correspondence, but there are also a variety of other materials, such as British, American, German and Belgian holograph, typed and printed correspondence and historical materials, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, pictures, and other materials. The materials in this collection cover topics such as the American Civil War and World War II, military issues such as the Battle of Kings Mountain or the bombardment of cities. Other materials discuss searching and seizing foreign vessels, people fleeing their country, slavery and the sale of slaves in areas such as South Carolina, and the collection also contains...
Dates: 1621-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/28/1956

Ruby Diamond collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-90
Scope and Contents Correspondence, papers, records, journals, cashbooks (or account books), scrapbooks, newspaper articles, passport, currency, manuscripts, books, songs, pictures, stamps, clippings and legal papers. This collection contains a wide variety of materials. The correspondence, papers, records, bookkeeping journals and cash books of Julius Diamond reflect the economic conditions of the time and are good examples of how merchandising business was conducted. The scrapbook, assembled by John W. Trench, contains manuscripts, Civil War letters and clippings, describing events such as the battles of Gettysburg, Bull Run and Vicksburg. There is an original holograph passport issued by Consul General...
Dates: Created: 1773-1981

Slavery Papers

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: 01-MSS 1956-230
Scope and Contents Includes a manuscript entitled, "List of slaves owned by Trombley Smith", regards Airville plantation, Virginia, on July 1, 1828. The list shows the name, age, occupation, and in some cases the ancestry of the slaves, as well as births (male or female) and details of deaths. Also, following the names of some slaves, in parenthesis, are notes showing dates of sales of slaves and name of purchaser. Likewise are notes showing dates of purchases of slaves and name of person from whom purchase was made. Includes manuscript quitclaim or bill of sale by John Brett, Jr., Jackson County, Florida, January 18, 1848 to William Damiel. The instrument was notarized by "acting...
Dates: Created: 1822-1848; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1956

Whitfield notebook

 Collection — Box 516
Identifier: MSS 0-261
Scope and Contents The George Whitfield notebook contains records of transactions between 1859 and 1864 and as well as lists of slaves, tax lists, and receipts. It is revealing as to his character, general standing and financial responsibility.
Dates: Created: 1859-1864; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1962