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Slavery in Georgia collection

Slavery in Georgia collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Slavery in Georgia collection
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1802-1856
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2923
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials relating to enslaved people and slavery in Georgia. The materials include estate appraisals for the estate of Brittain Smith (1802) and Valentine Hatcher (1812); an inventory of the estate of Valentine Hatcher (1812); and a property list of the estate of Brittain Smith (1802); a bill from Lusk, Lathrop, and Co. documenting items purchased for slaves' use (1834); and a letter (1856) from Linton Stephens in Sparta (Ga.). The appraisals and property list give the enslaved peoples' name and value. The letter (16 Dec. 1856) lists enslaved people Linton has for sale including their price, name, and age and discusses the health of several slaves.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Slavery in Georgia collection, ms2923, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Estate records.
Slave records -- Georgia.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.
Sparta (Ga.)
Stephens, Linton, 1823-1872

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