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Anti-Slavery Collection

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Publications

Bills of Sale

Correspondence, 1825-1863

Miscellaneous Documents

Speeches



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Anti-Slavery Collection | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Collection Overview

Title: Anti-Slavery CollectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1796-1881

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

The records are arranged into five series:

Series 1 - Publications

Series 2 - Bills of Sale

Series 3 - Correspondence

Series 4 - Miscellaneous Documents

Series 5 - Speeches

Subjects: Abolitionists., American Anti-Slavery Society., Antislavery movements -- Kentucky., Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources., Berea, (Ky.), Berea College, Fairchild, Edward Henry -- 1815-1889, Fee, John Gregg -- 1816-1901, Fee, Matilda., Slavery -- Controversial literature., Slavery –- Kentucky., Temperance., United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Anti-Slavery Collection, collected by Berea College librarians (through donation and purchase) consists primarily of publications, letters, bills of sale and reports; records date from 1769- 1865, although one retrospective account was recorded in 1916.  Most of the materials in the collection relate to slavery and support Berea College’s open opposition to the institution of slavery.

Of particular note in the collection is a letter and separate autograph of Levi Coffin, President of the Underground Railroad in Cincinnati, and letters from James Birney and Thomas Garrett. Also in the collection is an anti-slavery publication of 1856 written by William Goodell, a compatriot of Berea founder John G. Fee, as well as typescript accounts by Matilda Hamilton Fee.  The slave deeds in the collection remain a testament to the stark reality of slavery.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists primarily of publications, letters, bills of sale and reports dating from 1769- 1865 (with one exception: a retrospective account recorded in 1916).  Most of the material in the collection relates to slavery and Berea College’s open opposition to the institution of slavery.

Subject/Index Terms

Abolitionists.
American Anti-Slavery Society.
Antislavery movements -- Kentucky.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Berea, (Ky.)
Berea College
Fairchild, Edward Henry -- 1815-1889
Fee, John Gregg -- 1816-1901
Fee, Matilda.
Slavery -- Controversial literature.
Slavery –- Kentucky.
Temperance.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use by researchers other than federal copyright restrictions.

Related Materials:

Papers of the William Goodell Family, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY

Berea College Archives Founders and Founding, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY

John G. Fee Papers, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY

E.H. Fairchild Papers, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY

Cassius M. Clay Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item/Folder], Anti-Slavery Collection, Berea College Archives Historical Collection 03, Special Collections and Archives, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Other Note: BCA 0168 HC 03


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[Series 1: Publications, 1835-1881],
[Series 2: Bills of Sale, 1769-1849],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1825-1863, 1825-1863],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous Documents, 1785-1859],
[Series 5: Speeches, 1854-1866],
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Series 2: Bills of Sale, 1769-1849Add to your cart.
Deeds or bills of sale which served as legal documents in slave trade. Some bills from the Lexington, Kentucky area; one manumission.  Arrangement within series is chronological.
Folder 2.1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Wm Daniel, Bill of Sale for 7-year old Girl to Wm. Hamer, North Carolina 1769Add to your cart.
Item 2: Bill of sale for 40 year old woman Nancy by A. Saunders to David Sayre, Lexington, Ky 1823Add to your cart.
Item 3: Will of Wm Bentley, 1833, executed 1835, naming four slaves as bequests, Madison County, KentuckyAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Manumission of John Mallory, 1841, by Wm. Lyle of Bourbon County, KentuckyAdd to your cart.
Item 5: James Frierson, receipt of 13 year old Sarah purchased from James C. Reilly, Tennessee, 1834Add to your cart.
Item 6: Listing of slaves in lots sold in order to divide the estate of Beverly Daniel for the heirs, 1828Add to your cart.
Item 7: Receipt from J Daniel for printing at the office of the ? Whig, 1824Add to your cart.
Item 8: List of goods sold to Beverly Daniel by Wm. Allen, 1826-1828Add to your cart.
Item 9: List of goods sold to Beverly Daniel by Robt. Ware, 1825-1826Add to your cart.
Item 10: Deed, Georgia, April 1846, executor L Scarlett sells five slaves purchased at auction by M. JonesAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Benjamin Wood, Lexington, KY, 1842 bill of sale to Cornelius Nevius of Garrard County for Jane, age 5, and Caroline, age 12Add to your cart.
Item 12: William Nelson, 1833, hires John from Reuben FranklinAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Joseph Ramsey, bill of sale to William Nelson for Octava, 39, and Alexander, age 3, in 1848Add to your cart.
Item 14: Bill of sale by E Broaddus et al. to Wm Nelson for Ellick, 52 years old, in 1849Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Publications, 1835-1881],
[Series 2: Bills of Sale, 1769-1849],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1825-1863, 1825-1863],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous Documents, 1785-1859],
[Series 5: Speeches, 1854-1866],
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