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Slave bills of sale

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin J. Wilson Papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS208
Scope and Content The papers of Benjamin J. Wilson consist primarily of business records from Alabama and Georgia. The bulk of the collection contains receipts and letters written as part of his business in and around Atlanta in the years 1864 and 1896. There are some personal records and family information with one folder of miscellaneous clippings collected by his wife. Other family members mentioned in these papers include his sons: John B. Wilson (1875-1881), Robert E. Wilson, Will Wilson (d. 1898) Philip D....
Dates: 1850-1896

Elijah A. Brown, Sr. papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS38
Scope and Content These papers consist of business and personal papers, including correspondence and financial records of Elijah A. Brown, Sr. and some of Elijah A. Brown, Jr. In addition, ther are papers pertaining to several Brown Family members, including Governor Joseph E. Brown, Julius I. Brown, and Marcus J. Brown.
Dates: 1826-1965, undated

John A. Berry Civil War papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS391f
Scope and Content This collection consists of a bill of sale for the Emeline plantation and slaves both sold to Maxwell R. Berry; a two dollar bill issued by the Planter's Bank of the State of Georgia; a military pass into Atlanta, Georgia; and John A. Berry's oath of allegiance to the United States.
Dates: 1860-1865

Promissory note and scrapbook

Identifier: ahc.MSS210f
Scope and Content This collection contains a promissory note to pay John Boutwell the sum of $80.00 for the service of a "negro slave named Reubin" in 1852. The transaction was executed by Harold & Murray on 177 Broad Street. The state in which the transaction occurred has not been determined. The note was found inside a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on various Civil War battles, short stories and poetry, probably published in the 1860's. At the end of the scrapbook are several hand-written pages...
Dates: 1852, 1865, undated

Shorter and Fontaine family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS465f
Scope and Content This collection consists of documents, the bulk of which are associated with the Shorter family. It includes slave bills of sale for a woman, Sarah; a man, Jerry; a man, Davy (a blacksmith); a man, Dave; and a man, Lewis. The Shorter family, especially Mary E. Shorter, was heavily involved with purchasing land so the papers also include bills of sale and deeds for property primarily in Russell County, Alabama, but also in Muscogee and Bibb Counties, Georgia. There is also a land survey in...
Dates: 1827-1869