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Affidavit of Freedom for Jerry Scott

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0692
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a single document, dated January 24, 1842. The document certifies the free status of the former black slave, Jerry Scott. The certification was created by the court of Nelson County, Virginia and provides a detailed description of Scott's appearance and identifying features. The document is signed and notarized with the seal of Nelson County Court. Also included in the colletion is a facsimile of the orginal document, as well as processing material from the document's...
Dates: 1842

Contracts for hire of enslaved persons by the William Ackerly estate

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0004
Scope and Contents This collection consists of seven one year contracts between Abraham Lovell, curator of William Ackerly's (deceased) estate, and individuals for hire of enslaved persons, Rachel, Fanny, Nancy, James Alexander, Elisha, and Caroline with her three children. Each contract includes the name of the enslaved person, dates for her/his hire, the cost, and the name of the leasee. Further, each document states that the individuals were to be treated "with humanity" or "humanely" and returned with 'the...
Dates: Inclusive 1860-1864

E. H. Simmons Receipts

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0224
Scope and Contents This collection consists of receipts pertaining to the purchase of slaves. $87.50 paid for a slave named Charity (June 18, 1847); $600.00 paid for 16-yr. old Agnes (March 1, 1850); $500.00 paid for 13-yr. old Alfred (June 8, 1850); $700.00 paid for 17-yr. old Billy (April 29, 1852); and $890.00 paid for 19-yr. old Caroline (August 7, 1852).
Dates: Inclusive 1847-1852

Etna Furnace Company Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0167
Scope and Contents Journal ledger containing accounts of slaves, receipts, and expenditures.
Dates: Inclusive 1854-1857

Georgia Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0085
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers from the state of Georgia. it includes 84 miscellaneous items, such as legal documents concerning sales of slaves (1806-1855); Georgia naturalization paper (1809); law brief of a suit against the Habersham Iron Works and Manufacturing Co. (1843); requisitions and receipts for Civil War provisions (1864-1865); oath of allegiance (Sept. 1, 1865); broadside (July 31, 1863) There are four items from French settlers in Augusta, Savannah, and St. Mary's, Georgia:...
Dates: Inclusive 1806-1872

Henry Ruffner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0102
Scope and Contents This collection includes three romances written by Ruffner, transcripts of Ruffner's lectures (c.1815), a typed copy of his pamphlet on slavery (1847), and an 1867 land grant letter relating to his estate, which is signed by Laura Ruffner. It also includes a bound volume of his manuscript for Early History of Washington College (c.1840), including notes. There is also a letter dated January 20, 1897 from a Union soldier to Washington College library in which he states...
Dates: Inclusive c.1815(?)-1867

James McDowell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0045
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three documents: a land survey, Oct. 27, 1795, of 624 acres on the Big Calf Pasture River in Rockbridge County, Virginia; deed of trust between William Moore and Andrew Reid, Jr. in favor of McDowell, Oct. 8, 1804; deed of 29 1/2 acres on South River from David, an emancipated slave, and McDowell, Dec. 23, 1816. Included in the Control folder is a Thesis by Mary Boyce Hicks, "James McDowell and the Virginia Slavery Debate of 1831-32," Athens, Georgia, 2010.
Dates: 1795 - 1816

Jefferson Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0011
Scope and Contents This collection includes four telegrams and one letter, 1862-1865, from Davis to C.S.A. Generals Braxton Bragg, Joseph E. Johnston, and Robert E. Lee and Col. William Preston Johnston concerning conduct of the war; nine letters, 1867-1882, from Davis to General William Nelson Pendleton, the majority discussing the preparation of Davis' book, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government; one letter dated Feb. 4, 1887 from Davis to Mrs. Mary Meredith refusing assistance from Texas friends; one...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1887

John Jay Stevens Diaries

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Identifier: WLU-Coll-0621
Content Description The John Jay Stevens Diaries consist of two diaries written by Stevens between September 4, 1863 and October 31, 1863 while commissary officer of the 110th New York Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. Diary one entries commence as the 110th embarked on its cruise from New Orleans, La. to what would be known as the Battle of Sabine Pass, Texas at the mouth of the Sabine River. Stevens details eight days aboard the troop transport steamer 'Thomas Winthrop' in the Gulf of Mexico...
Dates: 1863 September (Diary #1); 1863 September - October (Diary #2); 1875 May 20 (Correspondence #1)

Joseph McClung Receipt of Sale

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0598
Scope and Contents This receipt of sale for two slaves owned by Joseph McClung, one named Annie and the other named Bob, is dated November 30, 1802.
Dates: 1802-11-30

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