Found matches for slavery in 85 collections.

Filtering on: x1801 - 1850
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3257
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was an American lawyer and statesman. He served as U.S. Representative from New Hampshire and later Massachusetts, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, and U.S. Secretary of State. The collection contains letters written or... more
Templeman, H. N
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3596
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Account book kept at Richmond, Virginia by H. N. Templeman from 1846 to 1859, giving records of negro slaves bought and sold, names of purchasers, prices, and other information. The volume also includes miscellaneous accounts, recorded from 1849... more
Gouverneur, Samuel L. (Samuel Lawrence), 1799-1867
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1187
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur (1799-1867), American politician and capitalist, was postmaster of New York City from 1828 to 1836. His wife, Maria Hester Monroe, was the daughter of U.S. President James Monroe. After 1850, Gouverneur moved to... 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
Meyers, William H., 1815-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1986
1 v. (36 tipped-in leaves), 32 ill. (watercolor drawings), 36 cm; 1 v. (36 tipped-in leaves), 32 ill. (watercolor drawings), 36 cm
William H. Meyers (b. 1815), a native of Philadelphia, sailed on merchant vessels, worked at the U.S. Naval Laboratory in Washington, D.C., and served as a gunner in the U.S. Navy. Meyers' illustrated diary (17 Oct. 1838-4 Mar. 1839) records his... more
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3275
1.75 linear feet (7 boxes); 4 microfilm reels
Gideon Welles (1802-1878) was an American politician and editor. He served as Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869 under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson after having political positions in Connecticut as a member of the Democratic Party. He left... more
Brown, William Little, 1789-1829
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 417
.13 linear feet (2 volumes)
William Little Brown kept this diary while living in the home of his father, Dr. Morgan Brown, at Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee, and in Kentucky; later as a student at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky (1810-1811); while... more
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