Found matches for slavery in 76 collections.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ely, Roland T., 1924-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4366
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Roland T. (Roland Taylor) Ely (1924-2014) was an American historian, known for his work on New York City merchant and banker Moses Taylor (1806-1882) and sugar production in 19th-century Cuba. The Roland T. Ely papers, 1951-1961, contain his slide... 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
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
Tayloe, Edward T. (Edward Thornton), 1803-1876
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3580
.25 linear feet (2 volumes)
Journals kept by Edward Thornton Tayloe, 1819-1834 and 1850-1858, recording his expenses and income during various periods of his life. Included are records from Tayloe's time as a student at Harvard, as Secretary of the Legation in Mexico under... more
Bryant family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 421
2.2 linear feet (6 boxes)
Members of the Bryant family were descended from Peter Bryant (1767-1820) and Sarah Snell Bryant (1766-1847) of Cummington, Mass., and included the poet William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) and his brothers, who settled in or around Princeton, Ill.... more
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