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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Black History Collection, 1826-[ca. 1890]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Black History Collection.
Title: Black History Collection
Dates: 1826-[ca. 1890]
Abstract: These papers have been combined into an artificial collection of material relating to black history, including an estate and slave inventory, muster roll for U. S. Colored Troops, Freedmen's Bureau reports, sharecropping contract, photographs, and court records concerning slaves.
Accession No.: 81-001; 81-123; 82-328; 82-353; 83-356; 85-014; 91-055; 91-074; 92-146; 93-403
Extent: .25 in
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

These papers have been combined into an artificial collection of material relating to black history, including an estate and slave inventory, muster roll for U. S. Colored Troops, Freedmen's Bureau reports, sharecropping contract, photographs, and court records concerning slaves.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Mills, Robert.
Ashe, John B.
McCalley, William J.
Slaughter, Nathan.
Jenkins, Allen.
Davidson, William.
Brown, Joe.
Carmack, Alexander.
Elliot, Davis.
Spence, Riley.
Cocks, James.
Delesdernier, George.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
United States. Colored Troops. Infantry Regiment, 29th (1864-1865)
Subjects
African-Americans -- History.
Crimes and criminals.
Sharecropping--Alabama--History--Sources.
Slavery--United States--History--19th century--Sources.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans.
Autopsy -- Texas.
Places
Brazos River (Tex.)
Austin County (Tex.)
Columbia (Tex.)
Gonzales County (Tex.)
White Ranch (Tex.)
Mississippi.
Alabama.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Black History Collection, 1826-[ca. 1890], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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3P52 1 L. Kirkland Estate inventory; describes Negro slaves sold by the order of the Orphan Court; Natchez, Mississippi, October 7, 1826
2 Freedman's Bureau reports; reports concern treatment of freedmen; includes case and judgement of Allen Jenkins vs. William Davidson for assault and battery; includes settlement of complaints of Col. Bass against Freedman, Joe Brown, Columbia, Texas, May 21-26, 1866
3 McCalley/Slaughter sharecropping contract; describes agreement between landowner, William J. McCalley, and freedman, Nathan Slaughter, and family; Madison County, Alabama, January 16, 1867
4 Confession of "Charles, a colored man and slave" to the murder of Alexander Carmack, in Austin County, August 31, 1838
5 Robert Mills, et al. versus John B. Ashe manuscript; seeks overturn of court verdict on case against Robert Mills, et al., owners of Steamer Bell; case concerns death of a slave while sounding the Brazos River; February 14, 1856
6 Lockridge, W.T. and Wm. Craig postmortem examination of a slave, Gonzales, TX, July 9, 1853
7 Slave bill of sale from James Cocks of Harris County, Texas, to George Delesdernier of Galveston County, 1854
8 Two Amnesty Oaths from Davis Elliot and Riley Spence, July 1, 1867
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3S2.1 Tintypes and cartes-de-visites, [ca. 1860]-[ca. 1890]
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2.116 / OD 1199 Twenty-ninth Regiment of the United States Colored Troops muster rolls; includes lists of troops in Companies A, B, C, G, H and K and their pay from December 31 through June 30; stationed near White Ranch, Texas, June 30, 1865

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