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Bill of sale for Francis, an enslaved woman, by J. C. Bledsoe

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0250

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a handwritten bill of sale for Francis, an enslaved woman dated October 10, 1859. Francis [sic] was 18 years old and was purchased for thirteen hundred dollars from J.C. Bledsoe by William Scouggs. The bill of sale was found by W.D. Meeker in the Ordinance Depot, Nashville, Tennessee in 1863, and it is likely the sale took place in Tennessee.

Dates

  • Creation: 1859 October 10

Creator

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Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

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Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection consists of a handwritten bill of sale for Francis, an enslaved woman, dated October 10, 1859.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bill of sale was found by W.D. Meeker in the Ordinance Depot, Nashville, Tennessee in 1863. The item was given to the University by Lorrain Sherman Hulburt in 1932.

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Liz Beckman revised the Title, Abstract, and Scope and Contents note in this finding aid in February 2024 to bring them into compliance with Johns Hopkins guidelines for inclusive and conscientious description (2023). The previous version of the finding aid is available upon request.

Title
Guide to the bill of sale for Francis, an enslaved woman, by J. C. Bledsoe
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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