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1 Title:   Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Georgia Writers' Project  
  Dates:   1936-1939  
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The collection consists of interviews organized by Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project, with women and men born into slavery. Transcripts, dated 1936-1939, are in multiple formats, and mostly contain name of person interviewed, date of interview (or date of interview submission), date of birth, and name of research worker, editor or author. Interviews recount experiences of being enslaved, and are full of anecdotes, folklore, and authentic history. The collection also contains information concerning the organization and design of the original interview structure.
 
  Identifier:   ms916  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Theodore G. Sledge estate document  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Sledge, Theodore G.  
  Dates:   1864 October  
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The collection consists of documents pertaining to the estate of Theodore G. Sledge. Sledge died leaving behind six enslaved men and women, Maria, Lucinda, Spencer, Hester, Minerva, and Francey, and fifteen hundred and thirty six dollars of Confederate currency. Several family members sought legal action, but the case was dismissed in November 1864.
 
  Identifier:   ms4094  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau form letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   circa 1890s  
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This collection contains a form letter from the fradulent United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau assuring former slave owners that by paying a fee, the bureau would register the number of slaves they lost at the time of the Emancipation Proclaimation so that they could be compensated.
 
  Identifier:   ms4289  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Seaborn J. Mays papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Mays, Seaborn J., d. 1883  
  Dates:   1824-1879  
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The collection consists of receipted bills, promissory notes, and tax receipts of Seaborn J. Mays,including a bill of sale for an enslaved man named Phil, purchased from Thomas R. R. Cobb by Mays, and an enslaved woman named Caroline. A fi fa against William Moon for a dept owed to Mays. Also included is a record book of the Athens Benevolent Society.
 
  Identifier:   ms803  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   Agreement between Angus McQueen and Ellen  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Ellen  
  Dates:   1864-1865  
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The collection consists of a bill of sale from Savannah, Georgia for the purchase of an enslaved woman, Ellen, and her child, Caroline, and an agreement made between Ellen and Angus McQueen. The bill of sale shows that Jackson Hodges paid $3,700 dollars to Samuel Hauser. The bill of sale also notes that Ellen has a burn. A year later after the end of the Civil War, an indenture agreement was made between Angus McQueen of Montgomery County, Georgia and the "now freed woman," Ellen. In the agreement, Ellen agrees to continue working on McQueen's plantation. McQueen "promises and agrees to feed, clothe, and give medical attention to" Ellen and her child. These terms are considered to be Ellen's "just compensation for the labor performed." McQueen agrees to these terms as long as Ellen "will obey all orders" and "will be respectful, submissive, and obedient."
 
  Identifier:   ms4146  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   Newsom deed and farming journal  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Newsom family  
  Dates:   after 1838  
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The collection consists of two items: a journal entitled "Plan. Experience of Farming of N. J. Newsom, 1885," pertaining to labor, fertilizer, fencing, mules, wages, and equipment involved in farming; deed signed in Washington County, Georgia, stating Joeday Newsom leaves two lots of "negroes" to his children, dated 1838. The reverse side contains valuation of the two lots of "negro slaves," and is dated 1843.
 
  Identifier:   ms630  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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7 Title:   Isaiah T. Irvin, Sr. will  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Irvin, Isaiah T., Sr.  
  Dates:   1856 October  
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The collection consists of the last will and testament of Isaiah T. Irvin, Sr. of Wilkes County, Georgia, dividing his estate amongst his wife, Isabella Irvin (37 enslaved African Americans, the cattle, the plantation and all farm equipment), his grandson John Pope Johnson ($2,000 cash, five shares in Ga. RR & Banking stock), his daughter Louisa T. Crosby ($4,500 cash), his granddaughters Caroline Favor, Ann Reese and Isabella Askew ($900 each), his grandsons Isaiah T. Irvin, Jr. (his Ga. RR & Banking stock), the remainder of his estate to be divided amongst Martha Stephens (granddaughter), Nancy Favor, Charles M. Irvin, Isaiah Irvin Jr., Martha Battle, Mary Callaway (children).
 
  Identifier:   ms859  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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8 Title:   Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer King diaries  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   King, Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer, 1810-1886  
  Dates:   1844-1883  
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The collection consists of 13 volumes dated July 12, 1844 to July 23, 1866 and June 14, 1871 to October 29, 1883, written by Francina Elizabeth Cox Greer King. The diaries include information about the weather, family visits, births and deaths, and day-to-day life.
 
  Identifier:   ms3054  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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9 Title:   Colonel Richard Dennis and family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Dennis, Richard, Colonel, 1771-1845  
  Dates:   1804-1879  
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This collection contains the papers of Colonel Richard Dennis and his family. The majority of the collection is comprised of correspondence, but it also includes genealogical information, legal and land documents, and ephemera. Much of the correspondence involves Dennis' business and the settlement of his estate and property in Georgia following his death in 1845. Additional subjects covered include Savannah's economy during the War of 1812, gold mining in Georgia, and the sale of people he enslaved.
 
  Identifier:   ms4332  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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10 Title:   John S. Pool will  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pool, John S.  
  Dates:   1862  
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The collection consists of the last will and testament of John S. Pool of Paulding County, Georgia dividing his property amongst his wife, Charlotte who is to receive one enslaved African American woman, two beds and furniture, two cows and calves, one set of chairs and tables and two hundred dollars; his remaining property is to be sold and divided equally amongst his children, Sarah Simmons John Florene Elze Wood Martha Ann Mary Ann Enoch Wesly Minerva Jane Asbury and Lovie Coker (no commas between names). Elzy W. Pool and N. N. Beall appointed executors.
 
  Identifier:   ms857  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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11 Title:   Absolam Janes will  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Janes, Absolam  
  Dates:   1847, 1854  
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The collection consists of the last will and testament of Absolam Janes of Greene County, Georgia dividing his property amongst his children: Cornelia M. Sanders (7 slaves, 745 acres of land, $750 in sundry); Thomas P. Janes (8 slaves, furniture, 520 acres of land); Nancy W. McWhorter (7 slaves, furniture and a house); Mary E. Janes (11 slaves, a cash settlement of $6,000); and grandchildren Robert McWhorter (25 shares Georgia RR and Banking stock), all remaining property is to be equally divided between the children Cornelia Sanders, Thomas Janes, Mary Janes, Felix Janes, Susan Janes and Cordelia Janes.
 
  Identifier:   ms858  
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12 Title:   McDowell, Talmadge, Lipscomb, and Rutherford families papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Talmadge, Clovis "Coke" G., 1854-1896  
  Dates:   1861-1868, undated  
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This collection contains the papers of the McDowell, Talmadge, Lipscomb, and Rutherford families including correspondence, ledgers, Civil War documents, and a will related to the McDowell family and Clovis Talmadge; the diary of a Union soldier; clippings; and photographs related to the Lipscomb and Rutherford families. The bulk of the collection is comprised of the correspondence of Georgia McDowell Talmadge and her husband Clovis Talmadge during and immediately following the Civil War. Transcriptions of the almost all of the correspondence and the will are included.
 
  Identifier:   ms4356  
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13 Title:   William Harden family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Harden, William, 1844-1936  
  Dates:   1826-1936  
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The collection consists of the papers of William Harden and the Harden family of Savannah, Georgia from 1826-1936. The papers include correspondence, legal documents, genealogical materials, clippings, as well as speeches and writings of William Harden. The bulk of the collection (1844-1936) consists of correspondence to William Harden or Judge Edward J. Harden. Letters to William Harden pertain to Georgia history and family genealogy as well as letters documenting Harden's duties as Secretary of the Sons of the Revolution (Savannah, Ga.) and as Librarian for the Georgia Historical Society (Savannah, Ga.). Correspondence to Judge Edward Jenkins Harden discusses Georgia politics and law cases. Notable correspondents include Joseph Henry Lumpkin, Charles Colcock Jones, Jr., and Caroline Miller. Also includes correspondence of other family members including John Maxwell Harden, Edward T. Harden, and Ann Harden Morse. Of particular interest, are a series of letters (1826-1857, with gaps) from George Michael Troup to Dr. W.C. Daniels of Savannah (Ga.). Writing from Milledgeville (Ga.) and Washington (D.C.), Troup's letters discuss Georgia and U.S. politics, state rights, Georgia land surveys, public education, tariffs, the nullification issue, and Indian affairs.
 
  Identifier:   ms878  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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