MS Am 889.478
Wendell, Evert Jansen, 1860-1917, collector. Evert Jansen Wendell collection of contracts
for the sale of slaves, 1796-1829: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
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Call No.: MS Am 889.478
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wendell, Evert Jansen, 1860-1917, collector.
Title: Evert Jansen Wendell collection of contracts for the sale of slaves,
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Documents concerning the sale or indenture of African American slaves in New York.
Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell, 1860-1917; received: 1918.
Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
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Evert Jansen Wendell Collection of Contracts for the Sale of Slaves, 1796-1829 (MS
Am 889.478). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Arranged as bound in volume.
3 documents concerning the sale or indenture of African-American slaves in New York.
- (1). Bleecker, Catharine.Contract with Daniel Paris of Canajoharie, New York : AD, Albany, New York,1796 Feb. 25. 1 item in 1 folder.
Contract sells her African American man slave, Tom, (age about 17 years) for 8 years. He is to be set free at the end of the term.
Price of £50.
- (3). Haycorn, Cynthia.Indenture contract as apprentice to Samuel Fleet of Brooklyn, New York : DS, 1829 July 27. 1 item in 1 folder.
Haycorn listed as "a colored girl, six years old." Contract for 12 years (or "till
she arrives at the age of 18") for house and kitchen work.
Contract with signatures and "consent" of Joseph Herbert and Peter Conover, both overseers of the poor of the town of Brooklyn, and Samuel Smith and ? both justices of the peace in Kings County, New York.