Found matches for slavery in 39 collections.

Filtering on: x1751 - 1800
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Savage, Nathaniel Lyttleton
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3575
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
In this account book, Virginia planter Nathaniel Lyttleton Savage made entries about business transactions between 1768 and 1785. The entries include information about African Americans (bought, sold, and hired), bonds, certificates, loans, rents,... more
Reade, Joseph, 1694-1771
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2412
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Adolph Philipse (1665-1750) was a wealthy New York City merchant and politician with extensive landholdings in the lower Hudson River Valley. Baptised Adolphus, he was the second son of New York City merchant Frederick Philipse, first Lord of the... more
Tingey, Thomas, 1750-1829
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4649
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
U.S. Navy commodore Thomas Tingey (1750-1829) was a superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard, having planned its construction. In the early years of the 19th century he was employed as agent for the trustees of the Aggregate Fund in... more
Van Rensselaer family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3136
1.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Van Rensselaers and Forts were land-owning families in eastern New York State during the 17th century. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts and land papers of the Van Rensselaer, Fort, Van Veghten, and other New York State families.... more
Fleming, Walter L. (Walter Lynwood), 1874-1932
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1029
6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Walter Lynwood Fleming (1874-1932) was professor of history at various universities in the U.S. including West Virginia University, Louisiana State University and Vanderbilt University, in addition to serving as dean of arts and sciences at... more
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1527
.96 linear feet (1 microfilm reel, 3 boxes)
The manuscripts in this collection are mostly governmental and military documents, primarily relating to Haiti and Guadaloupe, and some to other West Indian islands.
Taylor, Moses, 1806-1882
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2955
132 linear feet (326 boxes, 1166 v., 1 oversize folder)
Moses Taylor (1806-1882) was a little-known but representative figure in the history of the mercantile and industrial development of the United States and Cuba in the nineteenth century. Taylor was a New York City merchant in the West Indies trade... more
Madison, James, 1751-1836
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1833
1.78 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
James Madison (1751-1836) was one of the key contributors in the drafting of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights and the fourth President of the United States. The James Madison papers, dated 1773-1847, primarily consist of... more
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz Ms
4 items
Charles James Fox, English Whig politician. A supporter of the American and French Revolutions, he was also a campaigner against slavery, and an advocate of religious tolerance. Fox's scandalous predelictions for gambling and women led to his... more
Bourne, Benjamin, 1755-1808
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 7587
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters from Benjamin Bourne, Representative to the First Congress from Rhode Island: to Welcome Arnold regarding the Jay Treaty and David Humphrey's departure for Algeirs to negotiate to free Americans held in slavery by the Barbary pirates... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 119
0.96 linear feet (3 boxes)
The collection consists of individual items and small groups of Haitian documents mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes miscellaneous correspondence of Etienne Polvérel and Félicité Sonthonax, members of the Civil... more
Bey, Allan Ahmed
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 827
0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Moorish Science Temple of America, is an U.S. religious movement founded in Newark, N.J., in 1913 by Timothy Drew (1886–1929), known to followers as Noble Drew Ali and also as the Prophet. Drew Ali taught that all Blacks were of Moorish... more
Fisher, Kurt A., 1908-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-2228
0.63 linear feet (10 reels, 1 oversize folder)
Kurt Fisher was an archaeologist and authority on Haitian history and culture whose life-long interest in collecting included these source materials relating to Haiti. The bulk of this collection consists of the archives of the General... more
Cathcart family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 494
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
James Leander Cathcart (1767-1843) was a seaman, American consul to the Barbary States, and civil servant. He served as a sailor during the American Revolution, was captured first by the British, then by Algerian pirates in 1785 and was sold into... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1501
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence, treaties, addresses, notes, dictionaries, photographs, and other items concerning North American Indian tribes, Indian settlements in various states of the U.S., and related subjects.
Schieffelin family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2690
Papers document the career of Jacob Schieffelin as merchant landowner and Loyalist; travels and literary activities of his wife, Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin; and the careers of their son, Richard Lawrence Schieffelin, and grandson, George Richard... more
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
34 manuscript pages (20 total leaves)
Sewn notebook with semi-stiff drab covers, containing six poems, a verse fragment, and one newspaper article copied in a single unidentified hand. The poems include: "On the Invention of Letters" ("Tell me what genius did the art invent"); "Ode... more
Kohns, Lee, 1864-1927
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 645
6 linear feet (19 boxes, 3 v.)
Collection consists of letters and documents, ca. 15th-19th centuries, collected by Lee Kohns. American and European historical, literary, artistic, and scientific figures are represented.
Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
205 items
Amelia Opie, née Alderson, English novelist and poet. The Amelia Opie manuscript material in the Pforzheimer Collection consists of writings, correspondence, and artwork. The writings include: a holograph story, "The Brithday," and a number of... more
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