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Black history

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 12 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]
Scope and Contents

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]
Scope and Contents

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

Hogeboom, Stephen, 1744-1814, Account Book of Tax and Labor Records in Claverack, Columbia County, New York, 1786-1827

 Item — Box P-000148: [Barcode: 32101080851601]
Scope and Contents Consists of an account book of tax and labor records kept by Stephen Hogeboom (1744-1814) from 1786 through his death in 1814 and continued by his descendants until 1827. The account book contains Columbia County, New York, tax records for the years 1786 to 1790, and detailed personal accounts for Hogeboom and the people he hired or conducted business with in the area surrounding Claverack, New York, from 1811 to 1818. These personal accounts include documentation of African American men and...
Dates: 1786-1827

Kehoe, Robert C., 1832-1905, Account Book with United States Marshal Daniel R. Goodloe, 1865-1867

 File — Box B-001456: [Barcode: 32101103190854]
Scope and Contents Consists of a manuscript account book of Robert C. Kehoe (1832-1905) as Deputy United States Marshal, detailing costs owed to Daniel R. Goodloe (1814-1902) as United States Marshal for services performed for the Pamlico District in eastern North Carolina, which includes documentation of the administration of civil rights laws during the early Reconstruction era. At the time, United States marshals were paid through a fee system, collecting set amounts for performing particular tasks. This...
Dates: 1865-1867

Natick (Mass.) Revolutionary War Weapons Receipts, 1775 May 15

 File — Box 35: [Barcode: 32101070780349]
Scope and Contents Consists of four weapons receipts and a related summary list, issued in Natick, Massachusetts, in the early days of the American Revolutionary War, that bear the names and signatures of African American and Native American men and others who fought on the side of the Patriots. The summary document lists eleven troops, at least six of whom were African American or Native American. Listed under the command of Captain Morse are Elijah James, Cesar Ferit, and Paul Thomas. Listed under the...
Dates: 1775 May 15

New York City Court Documents Relating to the Trial of Dolly Burrows, 1799

 Item — Box 35: [Barcode: 32101070780349]
Scope and Contents Consists of court documents from New York City related to the 1799 trial of Dolly Burrows, an African American woman who was accused and convicted of "stealing" money from her enslaver, Abraham Stansbury. Documents include a jury true bill stating the details of the case and recording a guilty verdict, a guilty plea from Burrows attesting that she took money from her enslaver and signed with her "X," and a statement from Stansbury stating that the money was taken from a store he owned with...
Dates: 1799

Parker, William, Jr., Court Proceedings for the Trial of Asa Light, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 1808 October 1-3

 File — Box 37: [Barcode: 32101070780364]
Scope and Contents Consists of court proceedings for a theft case brought by Samuel Tenney (1748-1816), a white man who was a Federalist member of the United States House of Representatives, against Asa Light, an African American man from Exeter, New Hampshire, under the jurisdiction of justice of the peace William Parker Jr. (1731-1813). Materials include a complaint and warrant for the arrest of Asa Light, who is described in the document as "a boy of colour, labourer...[who] on the twentieth day of...
Dates: 1808 October 1-3

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

Tennessee Circuit Court (Giles County) Documents Related to a Dispute over the Sale of Nancy, Enslaved Woman, 1854

 File — Box 49: [Barcode: 32101070780489]
Scope and Contents Consists of thirteen pages of court documents related to the case of "James McCallum, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Samuel Mosley, dec'd vs. James W. Nowlin." The case pertains to a dispute between two white enslavers over the sale of an enslaved woman named Nancy, with one party attempting to recover some of the money from the sale after claiming that Nancy was sick. Documents include a form authorizing acting justice of the peace James P. Dysart to receive written depositions...
Dates: 1854