Found matches for slavery in 195 collections.

Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1520
0.06 linear feet (1 box, 1 microfilm reel)
A collection of bills of sale, deeds, passes, certificates of registry, manumission papers, wills, and speeches. Also, letters relating to slavery-related court cases, including the Amistad slave ship revolt. Also includes letters by... more
Nautilus Insurance Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 715
12 linear feet (6 flat boxes)
The Nautilus Insurance Company (predecessor of the New York Life Insurance Company) was one of several insurance companies that sold policies to slaveholders to insure their slaves against damages or death. The company sold these policies for... more
Harris, M. A., 1908-1977
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 34
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Middleton "Spike" Harris slavery and abolition collection consists of individual documents pertaining to slavery and abolition in the United States. Included are legal documents, indentures, manumission papers, bills of sale, agreements to... more
Dutchess County (N.Y.) Anti-Slavery Society
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 868
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
This collection is the Dutchess County Anti-Slavery Society Executive Committee minutes of proceedings attended by secretary Thomas Austin (May 29, 1838-May 11, 1840). Also present are eight anti-slavery broadsides, one society election slip, one... more
Jackson, Jesse
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 896
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Jesse J. Jackson (1908-1983), the collector of these documents, acquired them over ten years while serving as a writer-in-residence at Appalachian State University. Jackson was born in Columbus, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University. He wrote 8... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 230
0.33 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection consists of historic documents pertaining to slavery in Brazil including a royal Portuguese decree regarding punishment of slaves using forbidden weapons, 1756; ten laws dealing with various aspects of slavery, mainly in Brazil... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 940
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
This ledger, most likely from the 19th century because of the dates listed, is possibly a city or county government's ledger used to assign personal, land, and property taxes to the members of the surrounding towns and/or communities. Among the... more
Gay, Sydney Howard, 1814-1888
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1130
3 linear feet (6 boxes, 4 v.)
Sydney Howard Gay (1814-1888) was an American journalist, author and abolitionist. He was an editor at the Anti-Slavery Standard, the New York Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Evening Post. His other activities included lecturing for... more
Cortregh, Margaret
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4018
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
An indenture dated 13 November, 1748, for the sale of a Negro woman and child by Margaret Cortregh, widow of Out-ward of New York City to Lourance Cortregh of the same place
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 418
0.54 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 boxes)
The Miscellaneous Afro-Latin American collection consists of a mix of official, private, and family papers from colonial Spanish American territories: Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The documents are all from... more
Saint-Léger, Théodore Étienne de
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 211
0.22 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Théodore Étienne de Saint-Léger was provost of the Special Court Provostale investigating the slave uprising in Martinique in February of 1831. This collection consists of sixty-five manuscripts relating to the 1831 slave rebellion... more
Davis, H
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3595
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Daybook kept by H. Davis in Richmond, Virginia containing records of sales, purchases, receipts, and disbursements, including many items related to slaves and their boarding costs. One entry, dated 21 April 1861, is for the purchase of a secession... more
Carroll, Charles, 1723-1783
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4164
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Charles Carroll of Carrollton, or Charles Carroll III, (1737-1832) served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and later as first United States Senator for Maryland. The papers consists of material relating chiefly to Carroll's business... more
Horton, R. G. (Rushmore G.), 1826-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6293
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Rushmore G. Horton (1826-1867) was editor of The Weekly Day Book (later the New-York Weekly Caucasian and the New-York Weekly Day-Book Caucasian), a New York City pro-slavery newspaper, as well the author of several publications, including The... more
Chittenden, L. E. (Lucius Eugene), 1824-1900
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2359
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Notes of 1861 United States peace conference proceedings, likely compiled by and for Lucius E. Chittenden. The notes date from February 4 to part of February 20, 1861. The remainder of the notes to February 28, 1861, when the conference adjourned,... more
Polk Family
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Mg 713
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The ancestors of the Polk Family, Jim and Amey, their daughter, Judah, and her husband, Kit, along with their children, upon reaching the age of twenty-one), were emancipated in 1840. This occurred one and one-half years after the death of their... more
Toussaint, Pierre, 1766-1853
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3011
2 linear feet (5 boxes); 3 microfilm reels
Pierre Toussaint (1766-1853?) was born a slave in Haiti (then Saint Domingue) and came to New York City in 1787 with the family of Pierre Berard. After becoming a successful hairdresser, Toussaint supported the Berard family and bought the freedom... more
Yancey, William Alexander
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 194
0.22 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Born a slave, William Alexander Yancey was a teacher and a Presbyterian minister and missionary. After the Civil War, he moved to Virginia and purchased some land. In 1872, he converted to the Presbyterian faith. A year later, Yancey graduated... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 76
5.13 linear feet (15 boxes)
The Miscellaneous American Letters and Papers (MALP), spanning from 1740-2006, document the personal and professional lives of people of African descent.
Charlton, Richard, d. 1777
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3476
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Account book (1757-1786) of Episcopal clergyman Richard Charlton of New York, containing an inventory of Charlton's personal estate made by his heir, John Charlton. The inventory lists Charlton's slaves, household goods, bonds and other notes... more
Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2605
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
Memorandum and account book kept by Thomas Rodney, U.S. Judge in the Mississippi Territory, from December 1, 1803 to January 13, 1811. Entries are in diary form and were kept primarily at Washington, Mississippi. Entries record money paid and... more
Smith, Jane, 1795 or 1796-1828
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
1 item
Jane Smith, née Godden, wife of John Smith, the English missionary. · To Peter Jackson, bookseller : 1 autograph letter signed : Dec 1823 : (MISC 4397) : 4 pages (double sheet) : from Demerara : giving an eyewitness account of the slave... more
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4180
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873) was an American politician, jurist, and abolitionist. The Salmon P. Chase papers consist mainly of correspondence, beginning with letters and circulars relating to the 1845 Southern and Western Liberty Convention.... more
Howard, John Eager, 1752-1827
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4457
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters written between 1790 and 1827 by American statesman John Eager Howard from his Baltimore estate, Belvedere, to fellow Maryland statesman Virgil Maxcy. The letters cover political, financial, social, and familial matters, including the... more
Prince, Lucy Terry, approximately 1730-1821
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 28
0.19 linear feet (3 reels)
Lucy Terry Prince is considered the earliest Black American poet, a sample of whose work still exists; she was also a formerly enslaved person. This collection cnosists of material related to Bernard and Jonathan Katz's book, more
Dash, J. Bowie, b. 1873
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18360
The Dash family included a number of prominent New York merchants including Bowie Dash, notable for becoming one of the earliest importers of coffee into the United States. The file contains papers belonging to members of the Dash family,... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 383
.8 linear feet (2 archival boxes)
The Grenada Plantation Records consist of manuscript documents from the Lataste Estate, a sugar plantation in Grenada, West Indies, dating from 1737-1845. The documents are in French, reflecting the fact that colonial control of Grenada changed... more
Ward, Henry Dana, 1797-1884
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3219
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Henry Dana Ward kept this diary as rector of St. Jude's Protestant Episcopal Free Church in New York City from January 1, 1850 through September 30, 1857. Entries pertain to services for others including William A. Muhlenberg and Thos. Gallaudet;... more
Van Wyck, Lawrence
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3144
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Lawrence Van Wyck kept this diary while assisting in the construction of the Hudson River Railroad near Yonkers, from March 15, 1847 until July 1, 1848; while helping build the Albany & Susquehanna Railroad near Central Bridge, New York from July... more
Eastmond, John, 1772-1856
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3503
.14 linear feet (1 volume, 1 folder)
John Eastmond (1772-1856) was a New York City businessman specializing in accounting and insurance. He was born in England and died in Middletown, New Jersey. The collection comprises John Eastmond's journal of personal and household accounts,... more
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