Bills of Sale for the Purchase of Slaves, 1835, 1837, 1845  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Title
Bills of Sale for the Purchase of Slaves
Dates
1835, 1837, 1845 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 linear feet, (three folders)
Collection Number
Mss.027
Summary
The Bills of Sale for the Purchase of Slaves is comprised of three original handwritten receipts for the purchase of slaves.
Repository
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections
University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections
Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
CMB1021
Tacoma, WA
98416-1021
Telephone: 253-879-2669
archives@pugetsound.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Bills of Sale for the Purchase of Slaves documents three individual transactions that took place between 1835 and 1845. The materials were collected from independent sources and are not related.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Name of document, date.] Bills of Sale for the Purchase of Slaves, Mss.027. University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections. Tacoma, Washington.

Restrictions on Use

Collins Memorial Library provides access to its collections in order to support research and education. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the use or reproduction of some items may be restricted by the terms of the gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, or university policy. It is the user's responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or any other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise disseminating materials found in the collections.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Bill of Sale
Bill of sale for the purchase of Arthur, age 8, by S.P.C. Burford (initials uncertain) from Phil Howerton (sp?) on July 4, 1835 in Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama.
July 4, 1835
1 1 Bill of Sale
Bill of sale for the purchase of Louisa, about 50, Rose, age 15, and Catharine, age five months by S.P.C. Burford from (name illegible) on June 21, 1837 in Memphis, Tennessee.
June 21, 1837
1 1 Bill of Sale
Bill of sale for the purchase of Bill, by S.P.C Burford from John Martin on September 19, 1845.
September 19, 1845

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Subject Terms

  • Slavery