- Call number
- Sc Micro R-1520
- Physical description
- .4 linear feet; 1 microfilm reel
- Preferred Citation
- Slavery and abolition collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.Restrictions apply
Collection of slave bills of sale, deeds, passes, certificates of registry, manumission papers, wills, and speeches. Also, letters relating to cases involving slaves which reached the courts, including the AMISTAD mutiny in which the slaves aboard the slave ship AMISTAD revolted against their captors off the coast of Long Island. Letters by prominent abolitionists William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson, and William Lloyd Garrison with their views and comments on the abolition movement are included.
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Researchers are restricted to microfilm copy.