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Harriet Jacobs Family Papers Project Records, 1890s-2005 (bulk 1989-2005)

June 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Collection number: 5464
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Abstract: Harriet Jacobs was an escaped slave and abolitionist who wrote about her experiences in her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861). Jean Fagan Yellin, head of the Harriet Jacobs Family Papers Project, is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Read more…

Benjamin Labaree papers, 1833.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Labaree, Benjamin, 1801-1883.
Collection number: 2625
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Abstract: Head teacher at the Manual Labor School in Spring Hill, Tenn., and later president of Middlebury College, Vt. Letter from Labaree to James Gillespie Birney, Huntsville, Ala., discussing Read more…

Categories: Abolition, Emigration, Slavery

Hilary A. Herbert papers, 1864-1931.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Herbert, Hilary A. (Hilary Abner), 1834-1919.
Collection number: 2481
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Abstract: Alabama and Washington, D.C., lawyer, author, Democratic U. S. representative, 1877-1893, and secretary of the Navy, 1893-1897. Correspondence, writings, speeches, and Read more…

James B. Blackford papers, 1822-1879.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Blackford, James B., collector.
Collection number: 3760-z
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Abstract: Chiefly unrelated 19th-century letters from several different states collected by James Baylor Blackford of Richmond, Va. Topics include politics, military affairs, education, travel, migration within the United States, home life, religion, Read more…

Robert Raymond Reid diary, 1833-1835.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Reid, Robert Raymond, 1789-1841.
Collection number: 1263
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Abstract: After a political and judicial career in Georgia, Robert Raymond Reid (1789-1841) was appointed judge of the Superior Court in the Eastern District of Florida in 1832. He was a member Read more…

Ker family papers, 1776-1996.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ker family.
Collection number: 4656
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Abstract: Ker family and related Baker and other families of Mississippi and Louisiana, including John Ker (1789-1850) of Natchez, Miss., and Concordia Parish, La., who was a Read more…

William Alexander Hoke papers, 1750-1925.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hoke, William Alexander, 1851-1925.
Collection number: 345
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Abstract: William Alexander Hoke, lawyer, legislator, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N.C., was the son of John Franklin Hoke Read more…

Edward Courtney Bullock letter, 1860 October 26.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bullock, Edward Courtney, 1822-1861.
Collection number: 1913-z
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Abstract: Alabama lawyer, legislator, and secessionist, whose father came south from Rhode Island. Letter from N. Bullock of Bristol, R.I., to his nephew, E. C. Bullock, concerning slavery, abolitionist opinions in New England, and N. Bullock’s fear that Read more…

Scott family papers, 1839-1867.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Scott family.
Collection number: 4638
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Abstract: Letters and a few other items, 1839-1867, chiefly relating to the members of the Scott family of New Hampshire and Vermont. The earliest papers are deeds, 1839 an 1849 copies of Read more…

Helen M. Blount Prescott papers, 1835-1944 (bulk 1910-1940).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Prescott, Helen M. Blount.
Collection number: 1509
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Abstract: Chiefly correspondence and notes of an Atlanta, Ga., genealogist, 1910-1940. The Adams, Blount, Hill, Howard, Hughes, Randolph, and Reynolds families are among those Read more…