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American Slavery Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/EA 0200

Scope and Content Note

A small accumulation of unrelated manuscripts with a bearing on North American slavery. Many of the documents gathered in this collection are either slave bills of sale or estate inventories that include slaves. Seven are from Kentucky, including several from Madison County. The collection also includes several personal letters and a sample of the Arabic hand of Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima, a freed slave who achieved a measure of fame during a tour of the Northeast in 1828.

Dates

  • 1771-1864

Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Extent

19 folders; (1 container and 1 flat storage container)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

An accumulation of 19 documents and letters, unrelated in origin, with a bearing on slavery in colonial North America and the United States, 1771-1864.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged chronologically, one item per folder.

Acquisition and Processing Note

The manuscripts in this collection were purchased individually, from various vendors, over the period 2002-06. Arranged and described 2004-06, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2011-12, by Scott W. Young and George Rugg.
Title
American Slavery Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Scott Young
Date
July 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556
574-631-0290