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J. C. Bledsoe slave bill of sale

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030055580]
Identifier: MS-0250
Collection consists of a handwritten bill of sale for a female slave dated October 10, 1859.

Dates

  • 1859 October 10

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

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.

Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Biographical / Historical

No biographical or historical information is available at this time.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a handwritten bill of sale for a female slave dated October 10, 1859. The woman, Francis [sic], age 18, 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.

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.

Processing Information

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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