Sol Feinstone Slavery collection, 1773-1888

Mss.326.F33

Date: 1773-1888 | Size: 0.5 Linear feet, 85 items

Abstract

This collection of documents includes letters, broadsides, bills of sale, deeds of purchase, and wills, relating to various slaves. There are also documents from notable Americans concerning the slave question, such as John Brown, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Andrew Jackson.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

85 items.

Provenance

Received from Sol Feinstone and accessioned, 07/01/1969 (1063ms).

Location of originals:

Originals in David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, Pa.

African American History Note

A rich source of material for students of African American history.

Early American History Note

The Feinstone Slavery Collection complements the much larger Sol Feinstone Collection of American Revolution. This smaller collection (one box) contains documents pertaining to slavery in the early republic. There are records of sale and emancipation along with some correspondence and other miscellaneous materials. Much of the material is from Virginia.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Legal Records
  • Miscellaneous
  • Official Government Documents and Records

Personal Name(s)

  • Brown, John, 1800-1859
  • Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
  • Feinstone, Sol,1888-1980,colle
  • Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
  • Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Subject(s)

  • Abolition, emancipation, freedom
  • African American
  • African Americans -- History -- To 1863
  • Early National Politics
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Reconstruction
  • Slavery -- United States.
  • Slaves, slavery, slave trade

Collection overview

  

This series consists of original documents relating to slavery, including correspondence, bills of sale, and emancipation papers.

  

This series consists of photocopied documents relating to slavery, including correspondence. Of particular note is correspondence from John Brown to his family.



Detailed Inventory

Series I. Original documents
  

This series consists of original documents relating to slavery, including correspondence, bills of sale, and emancipation papers.

Beale, John Bill of sale to Sam Henry
1792 Sept 3 
Booth, William Deed to Richard H. Lee
1773 Dec 3 
Bucklin, Joseph Grant of Freedom
1782 Sept 21 
Butler, Christopher Deed, bill of sale negro woman to William A Washington
1792 Aug 30 
Campbell, Archibald General Instructions for the Jamaica Rangers
1782 Oct 1 
Donaldson, Alexander and Robert Jeffries
1752 Oct 7 
Fonblanque, John Legal case and opinion
1792 Jan 14 
Hufty, Mary Bill of sale of negro to Adam Stricker
1783 Feb 22 
Irwin, Thomas to Samuel Massey
1777 May 
Moore, John Bill of sale of negro child to her mother
1799 Nov 30 
Philippe, Charles to Monsieur Dandas
1799 June 10 
Powell, Leven - Deed of Emancipation
1790 Nov 20 
Slave collar - tag only
1790? 
Smith, C to Evert Bancker
1780 July 13 
Tole, Richard - Statement that William is free
1770 Jan 17 
Troup, John to Evert Bancker
1769 Sept 7 
Troup, John to Evert Bancker
1769 Oct 21 
Walker, Baylor Certification of sale of negro woman to Henry Brown
1764 Nov 23 
Williamson, Adam Order to Baron
1795 Jan 31 
Series II. Photocopied documents
  

This series consists of photocopied documents relating to slavery, including correspondence. Of particular note is correspondence from John Brown to his family.

Affidavit in re last will of Pienoel
1838 August 7 
African Squadron Unparallelled Success - Broadside
1842? 
Baldey, George to Commanding officer of troops detached to Brasher City
1868 October 19 
Baldey, George - Order to Capt William Sterling - telegraph notes
1868 October 22 
Baldey, George to Capt William Sterling
1868 October 31 
Banque des Citoyens de la Louisiane - appraisal of Lizardi Plantation
1834 December  
Beale, John Bill of sale to Sam Henry - slaves
1792 Sept 3 
Booth, William Deed to Richard H Lee, slaves
1773 Dec 3 
Brown, John photograph
1856 
Brown, John to "Dear wife and children, everyone"
1856 March 6 
Brown, John? to "My dear wife and children" Frederick Douglas to 'My dear friends"
1858 Jan 30 
Brown, John to H N Rust
1857 April 16 
Brown, John, Jr to Francis Jackson Garrison
1883 March 27 
Brown, Owen to Grandaughter Ruth
1851 Feb 16 
Bucklin, Joseph Grant of freedom to Piony and Sylvia
1782 Sept 21 
Butler, Christopher Deed - bill of sale negro woman to William A Washington
1792 August 30 
Cameron, Charles to George Harrison
1814 Oct 11 
Campbell, A Affidafit of William Prant, negro
1853 Jan 20 
Campbell, Archibald General instructions for the Jamaica Rangers
1782 Oct 1 
Carson, Thomas Legal judgment, Daniel Johnston vs Wilson Carman and judjment on negro woman
1811 April 17 
Cornish, Henry Bill of sale to Jonathan Elmer
1814 March 5 
Craig, James to William Meredith
1813 May 29 
Craig, James to William Meredith
1813 June 19 
Crowson, Thomas Bill of sale for negro boy to John H Bryan
1834 October 17 
A Defence of the South by Rev Iveson Brookes
1850 
A Defence of Southern Slavery by a southern clergy
1851 
Donaldson, Alexander and Robert Jeffries disposition on condition of slave ship
1752 October 7 
Douglas, Frederick to Mrs Parker
? April 5 
Douglas, Frederick to Robert Adams
1888 Dec 4 
Eanes, Thomas and William Cain Bond to Henrietta R Robertson
1840 Jan 1 
Farmer Satirical poem, Philadelphia
1807 
Fonblanque, John Legal case and opinion bonds in will of W A Wright
1792 Jan 14 
Foster, John G to Admiral
1864 Nov 24 
Garrison, William Lloyd to L A Miller
1832 August 18 
Le Genealogiste Ameriquain
1789? 
Gurney, John and E G Ponder Receipt for purchase of negro to Joel may
1846 Dec 1 
Hamilton, A W, George Hamilton, James Hamilton Division of slaves
1854 Sept 27 
Hatch, J H to Major Ord
1868 Oct 27 
Hayne, Robert to Hon L D Miller
1832 Dec 12 
Hickman D H, Arch Young, John L Hickman, J H Hickman Receipt for sale of slaves to Thaddeus B Hickman
1859 March 15 
Hudson, J B to Editor, "Democrat and Freedom"
1848 Jan 20 
Hufty, Mary Bill of sale of negro to Adam Stricker
1783 Feb 22 
Hugo, Victor Letter on John Brown
1860 
Hunter, Robert M T to J N Tarnack, G B Cooke, and J Capson
1844 Aug 14 
Irwin, Thomas to Samuel Massey
1777 May 
Jackson, Andrew to Major Gardener
1834 Nov 8 
James, Spencer Bill of sale to William Bourn
1843 march 20 
Jervis, John Bounty claim for William Lewis, negro
1865 Aug 14 
Kirby, Fayette F. Bill of sale of three negro females to Benjamin N Watson
1842 May 25 
Lamme, Samuel Grant of freedom to negro woman, Sarah
1815 June 12 
Kirtly, Francis Bill of sale for six slaves to William Buford
1814 March 21 
Keen, Francis I, Bill of sale to Margaret G Flournay
1840 
Kay, John Bill of sale to Lucy Gatewood
1802 Nov 30 
Lincoln, Abraham to Gen Meiggs
1862 Nov 7 

Forgery cf: Washington, Geo to Jacob? Tyler", (forgery by Joseph Cosey)

Lincoln, Abraham, to the Secretary of War Stanton
1862 June 5, 1865 March 16 

Forgery cf: Washington, George to Jacob? Tyler. (Forgery by Joseph Cosey)

Lundy, Benjamin to Thomas Gregg and Genius of Universal Emancipation broadside
1838 April 15 
Macaulay, G. Receipt on account of expenses of catured negroes
1813 January 26 
Maryland concerning death of volunteer Alred B Hilton - broadside
1864 
McClees, James by Charles McClees - Receipt for one negro slave, Grace
1858 Aug 21 
McKim, J M to A Boyd. Also page from John Brown's book
1866 July 30 
Manifest of negroes on the brig Uncas - broadside
1839 Nov 19 
Minutes of proceedings of convention of delegates from abolition socieities
1794 Jan 1 
Moore, John - Bill of sale of negro child to her mother
1799 Nov 30 
Pennsylvania Society for Pormoting the Abolition of Slavery Constitution
1787 
Percy, Felix, N.P. Bill of sale of negro
1847 Feb 27 
Philippe, Charles to Monsieur Dundas
1799 June 10 
Phillippo, J. W. to "My Dear Sir". Also Interesting Case of a Slave Girl, 1829
1857 Oct 5 
Phillipo, James to John Williams
1841 June 4 
Phillips, Wendell - Quote from Lafayette
1864 May 
Powell, Leven - Deed of emancipation
1790 Nov 20 
Preston, William C. to "Dear Sir"
1828 September 
Public sale of negroes - broadside
1833 March 5 
Radical members of the South Carolina legislature - photograph
1866? 
Rules and regulations concerning commercial intercourse - printed
1864 July 29 
Rutan, Paul and John F Post - Bill of sale to Peter Jackson
1815 April 22 
Sacket, Augustus to Evert Bancker
1810 March 26 
Scott, Winfield to Col W J Worth
1831 September 19 
Sewell, L. to Gen Robert C Buchannan
1868 October 29 
Sewell, L. to Capt William Sterling
1868 October 30 
Sewell, L to Capt William Sterling
1868 October 31 
A Short Catechism on Negro Equality - broadside
1836? 
Slave collar tag describing collar
1790? 
Smith, C to Evert Bancker
1780 July 13 
Smith, F O - Bill of sale to William Stone
1844 Jan 2 
South Carolina - Settlement of William Harth Estate
1847 January 15 
Stone, J M to Gov George R Gilmer of Georjia
1830 January 8 
Thurston, David to Rev William Jenks
1812 April 15 
Tole, Richard - Statement that William is free
1770 January 17 
Troup, John to Evert Bancker
1769 October 21 
Troup, John to Evert Bancker
1769 September 7 
Walker, Baylor - Certification of sale of negro woman to Henry Brown
1764 Nov 23 
Williamson, Adam - Order to Baron de la Valtiere and receipt
1795 January 31 
Yates, William - Bill of sale for negro man to Peter T Heckin
1838 October 12