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Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States Collection
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States Collection
    Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.SSUS
    Extent: 0.84 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1756-1869
    Abstract: Purchased by the library in the late 1970s, this collection consists of bills of sale, bonds, writs, promissory notes, summons, wills of slave owners, and inventories of slaves. It also includes some criminal cases involving slaves and an anonymously authored play with characters who are slaves. Well over half the documents concern the state of Alabama with Lawrence County particularly well represented. The documents are organized by state and arranged by counties.
    Language of Material: English

    Historical Note:

    The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

    Scope and Contents

    The Legal and Financial Documents on Slaves and Slavery in the United States Collection consists of bills of sale, bonds, writs, promissory notes, summons, wills of slave owners, and inventories of slaves. It also includes some criminal cases involving slaves and an anonymously authored play with characters who are slaves. Well over half the documents concern the state of Alabama with Lawrence County particularly well represented. The documents are organized alphabetically by state and arranged by counties.

    Electronic Format:

    Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the Slavery and the Law   project.

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    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Accruals:

    Late 1970s

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased, Late 1970s.

    Preferred Citation:

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

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    Documents