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Thomas Clarkson papers

 Collection — Box: 1-4
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0031
Scope and contents Thomas Clarkson (b. 1760 d. 1846) was a renowned English abolitionist who spent his adult life fighting to end slavery. As a leader in the British anti-slavery society, Clarkson was instrumental in getting the English Parliament to ban the slave trade in 1807 and to abolish the institution of slaver in 1833.The majority of this small collection is comprised of correspondence from Thomas Clarkson and his wife, Catherine, to her father, William Buck. These letters deal mainly with...
Dates: 1785-1871

Henry P. Slaughter collection

 Collection — Box: 1-52
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0054
Scope and contents The Henry P. Slaughter collection consists of materials collected by Henry P. Slaughter which emphasize the early history of African Americans in the United States. It contains materials which date from 1667 to 1964, however, the bulk of the material spans from 1792 to 1959. The collection is composed mainly of slave papers and correspondence of African American leaders, abolitionists, and political figures of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The materials include pamphlets,...
Dates: 1667-1964; Majority of material found within 1792 - 1959

Slave documents

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0111
Scope and contents This collection contains documents related to slavery including bills of sale, lists of slaves belonging to various estates and correspondences between slave owners. Virginia and Georgia are represented as well as the estates of Richard Bayne, George Zuesenbury and Daniel Payne. Most of the documents were purchased individually by the Archives Research Center. Two of the documents were donated by Howard Dunlap.
Dates: 1830-1865