A Guide to the Robert C. Hilliard Papers, 1856-1862
A resident of Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana, Robert C. Hilliard owned slaves during the mid-19th century.
A list and a legal document compose the Robert C. Hilliard Papers, 1856-1862, documenting Hilliard’s ownership of slaves during the mid-19th century. The list consists of names, ages, and estimated prices of slaves owned by Dr. W. E. Walker on his Evergreen plantation in Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana, while the legal document discusses the imprisonment of a slave owned by Hilliard in a Louisiana penitentiary.
This collection is open for research use.
Robert C. Hilliard Papers, 1856-1862, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers