Slavery & Abolition Collection, 1700-1890

Collection Data

Description
Collection of slave bills of sale, deeds, passes, certificates of registry, manumission papers, wills, and speeches. Also, letters relating to cases involving slaves which reached the courts, including the AMISTAD mutiny in which the slaves aboard the slave ship AMISTAD revolted against their captors off the coast of Long Island. Letters by prominent abolitionists William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson, and William Lloyd Garrison with their views and comments on the abolition movement are included.
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1700 - 1890
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 22
Topics
Enslaved people
Slavery
Abolition movement
Genres
Documents
Slave bills of sale
Correspondence
speeches
Notes
Citation/reference: Slavery and abolition collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
Physical Description
Extent: Originals: .4 lin. ft.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW89-A196
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11883950
MSS Unit ID: 20774
Other local Identifier: Sc Micro R-1520
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5fd371a0-c6c1-012f-11fc-58d385a7bc34
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