Slavery Documents

MS SL4

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Title
Slavery Documents
Inclusive Dates
1826-1857
Identification
MS SL4
Extent
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Collected by the University Library from various donors and vendors between 1936-1941. Acquisition information about individual items, when known, has been indicated in the finding aid inventory.

Processing Information

Processed by the Special Collections Department circa 1968-1975.

Preferred Form of Citation

Slavery Documents (MS SL4), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Scope and Content Note

Bills of sale and other documents pertaining to the sale, purchase, and manumission of slaves in Fort Smith and Van Buren, Arkansas and in Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Slavery--United States

Slave bills of sale

    Detailed Description of the Collection

    The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:

    Box LOC 132

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 1

    Flyer advertising sale of slaves, Little Rock, July 22, 1857

    Gift of D. Y. Thomas, Nov. 7, 1941.

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 2

    Bill of sale for 5 slave children and 2 adults, Van Buren, 1847

    Gift of George W. Donaghey.

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 3

    Slave bill of sale. Texas, Collin County, 1857

    Purchased by the History Department and transferred to Special Collections.

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 4

    Certificate of manumission. Fort Smith, Ark., 1835

    Purchased by the History Department and transferred to Special Collections.

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 5

    Slave bill of sale, Fort Smith, Ark., 1856

    Purchased by the History Department and transferred to Special Collections.

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 6

    Slave bill of sale. Beaufort, South Carolina, March 14, 1826

    Purchased from Argosy. Aug. 28, 1936.

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 7

    Sheriff's Bill of sale. Parish of St. Landry, Louisiana, Sept. 7, 1832

    Gift of George W. Donaghey. June 10, 1936.

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 8

    Sheriff's Bill of sale. Parish of St. Landry, Louisiana, May 26, 1838

    Gift of George W. Donaghey. June 10, 1936.

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 9

    Sheriff's Bill of sale. Parish of St. Landry, Louisiana, May 15, 1840

    Gift of George W. Donaghey. June 10, 1936.

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 10

    Sheriff's Bill of sale. Parish of St. Landry, Louisiana, March 3, 1845

    Gift of George W. Donaghey. June 10, 1936.

    Box LOC 132 Folder MS SL4 Item 11

    Sheriff's Bill of sale. Parish of St. Landry, Louisiana, March 7, 1845

    Gift of George W. Donaghey. June 10, 1936.

    END OF COLLECTION

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