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African American Studies: Slavery, p. 1

Primary and selected secondary sources for research in African American Studies at Princeton University.

Slavery - Manuscript Collections

Samuel L. Southard Papers, 1783-1893 (bulk 1802-1846): Finding Aid

Creator:

Southard, Samuel L. (Samuel Lewis), 1787-1842.

Abstract:

This collection consists of papers of New Jersey politician, lawyer, and governor Samuel Lewis Southard, presenting a rather comprehensive view of Southard's personal and professional life, as well as the state of American politics and the law profession during the first half of the nineteenth century. Included is a significant amount of Southard's personal and professional correspondence and notebooks. Also contained in this collection are printed materials from Southard's library, other printed documents, and papers generated by family members and associates.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C0250

 


 

The Rochester Courier Collection, 1850-1903: Finding Aid

Creator:

Folsom, C. W. (Charles William), 1826-1904.

Abstract:

The Rochester Courier was a weekly, local newspaper published on Friday nights in Rochester,New Hampshire, beginning in 1864. The collection consists of manuscript speeches, articles, editorials, and correspondence from the newspaper, reflecting some of the national issues which dominated American political life leading up to and following the Civil War, including the antislavery movement, the Missouri Compromise, and temperance.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C1100

 


 

Edward Coles Papers, 1797-1881: Finding Aid

Creator:

Coles, Edward, 1786-1868.

Abstract:

Edward Coles was a prominent anti-slavery political figure, who most notably served as governor of Illinois when the state became officially anti-slavery through a referendum vote. These papers include personal notes from Coles, correspondence to and by Coles with friends, colleagues, and family, documents about Coles, and the writings of other people.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C0037

 


 

Samuel Miller Papers, 1754-1898 (bulk 1800-1849): Finding Aid

Creator:

Miller, Samuel, 1769-1850.

Abstract:

Contains writings and correspondence of and relating to Samuel Miller, a nineteenth-century American Presbyterian clergyman and author.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C0277

 


 

Miscellaneous Slavery Collection, 1700-1885: Finding Aid

Collector:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Abstract:

Consists of an open collection of correspondence and documents relating to slavery in America, Africa, and the Caribbean area in the 17th through 19th centuries.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C1210

 


 

Louisiana Slavery and Civil War Collection, 1722-1872: Finding Aid

Collector:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Abstract:

The Louisiana Slavery and Civil War Collection consists of documents concerning the estate of the manumitted slave Marie Claire, a selection of Benjamin F. Butler correspondence, correspondence and documents concerning claims against the Union Army, and miscellaneous materials relating to Louisiana history.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C0033

 


 

Rae Family Estate Collection, 1800-1857: Finding Aid

Creator:

Rae, James, d. 1815.

Abstract:

Consists of nineteenth-century legal and financial records relating to the estates of Scotchmen James Rae and his brothers, John and William, in England, Scotland, and Jamaica. These family records shed light on the economic conditions in Jamaica and the administration of estates there, which, in turn, reflect the island's social and racial conditions and the importance of trade between England and its colonies in the West Indies.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C1222

 


 

Andre De Coppet Collection, 1566-1936 (bulk 1770-1865): Finding Aid

Collector:

De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953.

Abstract:

The Andre De Coppet Collection represents the American history-related collecting activities of American broker and collector Andre De Coppet (Princeton Class of 1915). There are numerous manuscripts, personal letters, documents, and printed material from three main periods: the Revolutionary War, the Federal Period, and the Civil War.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C0063

 


 

Francis C. Brown Collection on Slavery in America, 1779-1868 (bulk 1820-1865): Finding Aid

Collector:

Brown, Francis C. (Francis Cabell), 1936-

Abstract:

The Francis C. Brown Collection on Slavery in America consists of printed and manuscript documents related to slaves and the slave trade collected by Francis C. Brown. Much of the collection concerns the World Council of Churches, the Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergei, and the Parisian Russian émigré community.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C0605

 


 

New Granada Slavery Collection, 1757-1812: Finding Aid

Creator:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Abstract:

Consists of 58 manuscript leaves, comprising 27 Spanish documents, relating to the buying and selling of slaves in the Kingdom of New Granada (now Colombia).

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C1052

 


 

Rush Family Papers, 1675-1885 (bulk 1817-1849): Finding Aid

Creator:

Rush, Richard, 1780-1859.

Abstract:

The collection documents the career of Richard Rush (Princeton Class of 1797) as lawyer, statesman, and diplomat, emphasizing diplomatic negotiations between the United States and Great Britain while he was minister to Great Britain (1817-1825) and between the United States and France when he was minister to France (1847-1849), as well as his successful efforts (1836-1838) in securing the Smithsonian bequest, which was used to establish the Smithsonian Institution. The papers of Richard Rush constitute the larger part of the collection; letters of his father, Benjamin Rush, M.D. (Princeton Class of 1760), and papers of his son, Benjamin Rush (Princeton Class of 1829, constitute the other major groups of papers in this family archive.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C0079

 


 

Edwin A. Parrott Collection, 1837-1912 (bulk 1859-1896): Finding Aid

Creator:

Parrott, Edwin A., 1830-1931.

Abstract:

Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and documents by and about Edwin A. Parrott, who represented Ohio in the House of Representatives in 1863.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C1154

 


 

John Bright Letters, 1845-1908: Finding Aid

Creator:

Bright, John, 1811-1889.

Abstract:

Consists of over forty letters by John Bright written while he was a member of Parliament and addressed to various individuals.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C0203

 


 

Princeton University Press Records, 1905-2008 (bulk 1940s-1990s): Finding Aid

Creator:

Princeton University Press.

Abstract:

Consists of the records and working papers of the Princeton University Press (1905- ). The collection includes correspondence between the Press and retailers, printers and other presses; minutes from the Editorial Board and Board of Trustees; catalogs, trade lists, book listings; pamphlets describing the history of the press and miscellaneous printed material. Furthermore, there are extensive author files that document the correspondence between the Press and various authors, as well as other materials associated with each author's work.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C0728

 


 

Beecher Family Collection, 1845-1886: Finding Aid

Creator:

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.

Abstract:

Consists of selected manuscript material of three members of the Beecher family -- Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Beecher, and Henry Ward Beecher -- who became nationally known for their work on abolition and women's suffrage.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C1217

 


 

Boarded Hall Estate (Barbados) Plantation Records, 1676-1887 (bulk 1712-1845): Finding Aid

Creator:

Harnage, George, compiler.

Abstract:

Consists of eighteenth and nineteeth-century records of Boarded Hall Estate, a slave plantation inBarbados in the West Indies. The material was found on the estate in the 1820s by George Harnage, the son of its last English owner, and annotated by him in subsequent years.

Location:

Manuscripts Division.

Call Number:

C1227