Middleton "Spike" Harris slavery and abolition collection,1718-1876

Collection Data

The Middleton "Spike" Harris Slavery and Abolition Collection consists of individual documents pertaining to slavery and abolition in the United States. Included are legal documents, indentures, manumission papers, bills of sale, agreements to hire slaves and other business records, deeds, letters, and indentures referencing specific slaves and their masters and detailing the situations for which the documents were produced. The states in which these documents were issued are Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.There are also letters from the following abolitionists: Granville Sharp, Gerrit Smith, Charles Sumner, and Francis Jackson.
Harris, M. A., 1908-1977 (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1908 - 1977
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 34
Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813
Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
Jackson, Francis, 1789-1861
Slavery -- United States
Abolitionists -- United States -- 19th century
Antislavery movements -- United States -- 19th century
Slaves -- United States -- 19th century
Slaveholders -- United States -- 19th century
Slave records -- United States -- 19th century
Slave records -- Alabama
Slave records -- Georgia
Slave records -- Maryland
Slave records -- Mississippi
Slave records -- New York (State) -- New York
Slave records -- Pennsylvania
Slave records -- South Carolina
Slave records -- Virginia
Slave bills of sale
legal documents
Acquisition: Middleton "Spike" Harris Purchase 1976 SCM 77-6
Biographical/historical: Author, amateur historian, collector and dealer of African Americana. Middleton Alexander "Spike" Harris (1908-1977) was founder of the Negro History Associates in 1964, an organization which collected and disseminated information about African Americans.
Physical Description
Extent: .3 linear feet (1 printbox)
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 747037827
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19115409
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 97974880-1933-0138-1c1e-0193385febd5
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