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American history

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection

Identifier: C0140

Consists of over 3000 miscellaneous items of primarily American literary, historical, and political figures, including business and personal letters, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and official documents.

Dates: 1502-2012
Found in: TAC_Metadata

Philip Ashton Rollins Collection

Identifier: WC001

Consists of personal papers and material related to the American West collected by Philip Ashton Rollins (1869-1950).

Dates: 1887-1950; Majority of material found within 1900-1930
Found in: TAC_Metadata

Stuart, Sholto S., Draft of Advertisement Concerning Escaped Enslaved Laborers, January 1855

 Item — Box 48: [Barcode: 32101070780471]
Scope and Contents Virginia enslaver Stuart S. Sholto's manuscript draft for an advertisement seeking the capture of five enslaved individuals. Trolious Riley, Douglas Riley, Henry Riley, and a man named Vincent had escaped Chantilly farm, located in Fairfax County near present day Chantilly, Virginia, on December 30, 1854. Sharlet, a woman enslaved by Charles Calvert, is noted as having been missing for 15 years. The manuscript includes physical as well as some biographical descriptions of the five...
Dates: January 1855