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African Americans—History—19th century—Sources.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Bonine, Elias A., Stereoview Photograph of Black School Children, 1874

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 32101070780042]
Scope and Contents

A stereoview of a group of young, Black students outside their log schoolhouse, likely on the rural outskirts of Jacksonville, Florida.

Handwritten description on verso reads, "Colored School, Florida; Bonine Photo."

Dates: 1874

Chandler, John Lincoln, Letter to Elliott C. Cowdin Concerning Financing the Memphis Daily Post, 1866 March 7

 Item — Box 8: [Barcode: 32101070780075]
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A letter from John Lincoln Chandler (Memphis, TN), to New York businessman Elliott C. Cowdin (New York), a cousin by marriage, seeking financial support for The Memphis Daily Post (later Evening Post), a Republican newspaper for African Americans founded in January 1866 by General John Eaton, former Commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau.

Dates: 1866 March 7

Grand Jury Presentment, Frederick County Maryland of Sally Roberts, Defendant, 1826 October

 Item — Box 8: [Barcode: 32101070780075]
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An indictment handed down during the August term against Sally Roberts, a free Black woman, "for selling spiritous liquor without a licence, and for keeping a disorderly house some time in the month of October 1826..."

Dates: 1826 October

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