SLAVERY COLLECTION

(Mss. 1618)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
HISTORICAL NOTE ..................................................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................... 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 6
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 7

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SUMMARY

Size.

38 items, 32 folders

Geographic locations.

St. James Parish, Rapides Parish, St. Bernard Parish, Terrebonne Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish

Inclusive dates.

1804-1860, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

A collection of folders documenting slave sales, slave runaways, slave arrests, free African Americans, slave taxes, slave medical care, and slave murder.

Restrictions on access.

No restrictions. Photocopies must be made from microfiche.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Slavery Collection, Mss. 1618, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

U:219

Also available on.

Microfiche 2729 (Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900); Greenwood Publishing Co., Microform Division, Westport, Conn.

HISTORICAL NOTE

Collection of documents related to slavery in Louisiana.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection includes records of slave sales (1804-1860), documents related to runaway slaves (1808-1847), items related to the arrests of slaves (1809-1834), and records pertaining to free African Americans (1818-1836). Items reflect the following parishes: Orleans, St. James, St. Bernard, St. Landry, Rapides, Washington, West Baton Rouge, Jefferson, St. Martin, and Plaquemines. Some of the slave sales are documented by inventories of estates.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Contents

Location

Slave sales, 1804-1860

New Orleans, 1804

folder 1

St. James Parish, 1814-1839, Roman Family (3 items)

folder 4

New Orleans, 1825

folder 8

Rapides Parish, 1832

folder 11

St. Bernard Parish, property and slaves, 1834

folder 12

St. Landry Parish, property and slaves, 1836

folder 15

Plaquemines Parish, plantation and 73 slaves, 1836

folder 16

St. James Parish, plantation and 32 slaves, 1839

folder 17

New Orleans auction, 1841

folder 18

Washington Parish, Palestine Plantation, 1842

folder 19

West Baton Rouge Parish, plantation and 72 slaves, 1844

folder 20

West Baton Rouge Parish, plantation and 13 slaves, 1846

folder 21

St. Bernard Parish, plantation and 15 slaves, 1848

folder 23

St. Bernard Parish, plantation and 21 slaves, 1850

folder 25

Terrebonne Parish, sugar plantation, Ardoyne Plantation, and slaves, 1854

folder 27

West Baton Rouge, sugar plantation and 15 slaves, 1859

folder 28

Orleans Parish, 17 slaves, 1860

folder 30

Jefferson Parish, property and 12 slaves, 1860

folder 31

Slave-runaways, 1808-1847

New Orleans, refuge ship for slaves, 1808

folder 2

New Orleans, report of Captain of Guard, 1818

folder 5

St. Martin Parish, emancipation of slaves by Mexican Constitution, 1822 (3 items)

folder 7

New Orleans, advertising saves in jail, 1847

folder 22

Slave-arrests, 1809-1834

New Orleans, report of Night Patrol, 1809

folder 3

New Orleans, report of Captain of Guard, 1818

folder 5

New Orleans, report of Captain of Guard, 1818

folder 6

New Orleans, report of Captain of Guard, 1834

folder 13

Free African Americans, 1818-1836

New Orleans, arrest, 1818

folder 5

New Orleans, arrest, 1818

folder 6

New Orleans arrest, tax receipts, 1828

folder 9

New Orleans, payment for care of orphan, 1828

folder 10

New Orleans, tavern keeper, 1836

folder 14

Slave-tax, 1849-1850

Mississippi, Adams County, tax receipts (2 items)

folder 24

Slave-medical care, 1853

New Orleans, Luzenberg Hospital receipt

folder 26

Slave-murder, 1860

prosecuting slaves for murder of master

folder 29

INDEX TERMS

Fugitive slaves--Louisiana.

Slave bills of sale--Louisiana.

Slave trade--Louisiana.

Slavery--Louisiana.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

U:219

1

1-32

1804-1860, undated

Microfiche 2729

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1804-1860, undated