African Americans

$100.00 reward! 12 February 1861 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 Broadside
$2,500 Reward! Mississippi Co., Missouri broadside advertising runaway slaves 23 August 1852 Documents Relating to 1852 Broadside
13th annual report NAACP for the year 1922 1 January 1923 Documents related to the NAACP Pamphlet
14th annual report NAACP for the year 1923 1 January 1924 Documents related to the NAACP Pamphlet
178 Sugar and Cotton Plantation Slaves!... [Slave sale catalogue from Waverly and Meredith plantations] 13 March 1855 Documents Relating to 1855 Business and financial document
17th annual report NAACP for the year 1926 1 January 1927 Documents related to the NAACP Pamphlet
18 Civil War dispatches, extracts, and general orders issued by U.S. Navy November 1861-June 1862 Unassociated Civil War Documents: Miscellaneous Dates Military document
1806 State of the Union Address 9 December 1806 Documents Relating to 1806 Government document
1870 Diary 1870 Diaries of James S. Kiger Diary
19th annual report NAACP for the year 1928 1 January 1929 Documents related to the NAACP Pamphlet
20th annual report of the NAACP for the year 1929 1 January 1930 Documents related to the NAACP Pamphlet
50th Annual Report of the American Colonization Society 1867 Documents Relating to the 1860s Pamphlet
A. A. Galpin to John D. Moore about his expedition to Santa Fe and plans in case he does not return 16 June 1841 Documents Relating to 1841 Correspondence; Military document
A. Ames to Travis Rhodes regarding submitting an application for Post Master 28 March 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A. B. Cummings to William McBlair regarding two drunk crewmen on board the "Dale" 1 June 1857 William McBlair collection Military document
A. Burnwell to Blanche Kelso Bruce in great distress regarding his lack 22 January 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.A. Davis to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding making the post office a separating or distributing office 30 May 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.A. Shattuck to General A. Ames asking for a recommendation to the position of Post Master in West Point Mississippi 2 March 1880 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.B. Harris to Blanche Kelso Bruce with an introduction of H.B. Bromwell 1880 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.B. Korris to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding passes to California 5 April 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.C. Ramsey, former Alabama slave owner, commenting on Reconstruction 3 January 1867 Documents Relating to the 1860s Correspondence
A.E. Kilpatrick to Blanche Kelso Bruce to request help transferring from the 17th Infantry into the 7th Calvary 25 January 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.G. Packer to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting a copy of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson 24 January 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.J. Pleasanton to Edwin M. Stanton recommending that General Brisbin be retained at his current post based on his meritorious service 29 June 1865 Items pertaining to James Sanks Brisbin Correspondence
A.K. Daniel to Blanche Kelso Bruce recommending Robert Stewart 18 January 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.K. Davis to James Hill in hopes of a position in the consulship of Trinidad 28 July 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.P. Shattuck to Hon. James Hill regarding getting A. A Shattuck appointed Post Master of the WestPoint Mississippi post office 1 March 1880 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.R. Howe to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking him to aid Saul B. Raymond 31 January 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.W. Burritt to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking Senator Bruce for help in getting her papers back 11 January 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.W. Thomas to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking for his job to be made permanent 26 December 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
A.W. Tourgee to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting the endorsement of the Republican party for a paper June 1880 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Aaron Burr to a client about recovering a slave 25 October 1815 Documents Relating to 1815 Correspondence; Legal document
Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry concerning voting on the Lecompton Constitution 3 October 1857 Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters Correspondence
Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry justifying violence in the cause of abolition 2 August 1858 Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters Correspondence
Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry on injuries at Harper's Ferry, life in jail and spiritual beliefs 30 January 1860 Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters Correspondence
Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry on the prospect of facing death 23 February 1860 Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters Correspondence
Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry regarding tensions over slavery in Kansas 28 August 1856 Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters Correspondence
Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry with a farewell message shortly before his execution 13 March 1860 Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters Correspondence
Aaron D. Stevens to his father on the fight against slavery 29 September 1857 Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters Correspondence
Aaron D. Stevens to his sister discussing his trial and offering spiritual encouragement 18 January 1860 Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters Correspondence
Aaron D. Stevens to his sister on arguments over slavery and abolition in Kansas 29 April 1857 Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters Correspondence
Aaron D. Stevens to his sister on his dedication to the cause of freedom 8 April 1858 Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters Correspondence
Abigail Adams to Hannah Cushing on the death of her nephew on the U.S.S. Constitution ca. 17 February 1812-1813 Documents Relating to 1812 Non-governmental organization document
Abigail K. Foster to Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson on abolition and women's suffrage 9 March 1881 Documents Relating to the 1880s Correspondence
The abolition of slavery: the right of the government under the war power. 1861 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1861 Pamphlet
The Abolitionist 1833 Documents Relating to 1833 Newspapers and Magazines
Abolitionist broadside 1 December 1859 Documents Relating to 1859 Broadside
Abraham Bogart to his wife regarding the siege and fall of Fort Wagner 9 September 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln entering Richmond, April 3, 1865 1866 Documents Relating to the 1860s Artwork
Abraham Lincoln speech delivered July 17, 1858 ca. 17 July 1858 Documents Relating to 1858 Pamphlet
Abraham Lincoln to [B. Clarke Lundy] re: publication of his speech on Dred Scott and Utah 20 July 1857 Documents Relating to 1857 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler regarding "free black labor" in occupied Louisiana 6 November 1862 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to E. Malhiot on delaying vote in Louisiana until slavery is abolished 19 June 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton re: urging recruitment of black troops in Kentucky 28 March 1864 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton regarding churches in Port Royal, S.C. 29 September 1862 Collection of documents relating to religion and spirituality 1861-1944 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton regarding transport to return black colonists from Haiti 1 February 1864 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to Edwin McMasters Stanton 12 May 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Government document; Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to Edwin McMasters Stanton regarding African American regiments 23 June 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to Edwin McMasters Stanton, explaining how he has sent an 'intelligent colored man' to provide advice 11 April 1864 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles discussing the Battle of Fort Pillow 3 May 1864 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to John Eaton regarding supervision over Freedmen 10 February 1865 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to John P. Usher regarding the Battle of Fort Pillow 3 May 1864 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 Correspondence
Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed asking Speed to help Lyman Guinnip in Louisville 17 March 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Correspondence
Abstract of incidental expenses in the Freedmen's Department, District of Memphis January 1865 Collection related to the Freedmen's Department of Memphis Business and financial document
Abstract of monies received in the Freedmen's Department during December for the Memphis District December 1864 Collection related to the Freedmen's Department of Memphis Business and financial document
Abstract of receipts from various sources on account of City Colored Schools 30 June 1865 Collection related to the Freedmen's Department of Memphis Business and financial document
Abstract of the returns of the fifth census, showing the number of free people, the number of slaves... 1832 Documents Relating to 1832 Government document; Pamphlet
Account between the estate of Horatio Wills and John Winn ca. 1826 Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Account between the estate of Horatio Wills and John Winn 30 June 1827 Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Account between John Winn and J. M. Wills 15 May 1823 Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Account between John Winn and J. N. Wills ca. 1820 Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Account Book 1854-1856 Collection of Woodson Johnson Business and financial document
Account figures for the hiring of slaves ca. 1822 Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Account of the estate of J. Wills ca. 1826 Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
An account of the livestock brought from Tashkanik for fear of Indians 24 May 1690 The Livingston Family Papers [016] 1690 Business and financial document
An account of the livestock brought from Tashkanik for fear of Indians 24 May 1690 The Livingston Family Papers [016] 1690 Business and financial document
Account of payment made by Flucker to Samuel Dyer 31 May 1774 The Henry Knox Papers [0009] May-June 1774 Business and financial document
Account of payments made by Henry Knox 24 May 1780 - 5 June 1781 The Henry Knox Papers [0024] 1781 Business and financial document
Account of Robert Livingston 15 May 1790 The Livingston Family Papers [094] January-September 1790 Business and financial document
Account of sales and hiring negroes of Mildred Bradshaws estate, by J Winn for G Winn 17 October 1828 Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Account of sales of the personal estate of Thomas Winn 6 December 1824 Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Account of slave rebellion in New Orleans [in Spanish] 24 February 1777 Documents Relating to 1777 Correspondence
Account sheet regarding fees required as Court Clerk 26 January 1703 The Livingston Family Papers [030] 1703 Business and financial document
Accounts for Jabez Champlin due from the estate of Joseph and William Wanton 1766-1787 Documents Relating to 1765-1774 Business and financial document
Accounts of John Winn, including rental of slaves ca. 1820 Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Acknowledgement of salary payments 20 July 1789 The Henry Knox Papers [0090] July-August 1789 Government document
An Act concerning the introduction of Negroes & Mulattoes into this Territory 17 September 1807 Documents Relating to 1807 Legal document
An act for carrying into effect the treaty between Her Majesty and the Republic of Texas for the suppression of the African slave trade 11 April 1843 Documents Relating to 1843 Pamphlet; Government document
An Act H.R. 4318 4th Congress 3rd Session. 5 February 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Government document
An Act in addition to "an act prohibiting the introduction of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, from an after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eight," and to repeal certain parts of the same 20 April 1818 Documents Relating to 1818 Government document
An Act more effectually to provide for the National Defense by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States 8 May 1792 Documents Relating to 1792 Military document; Government document
Act of a French society concerning the slave trade [In French] 1748-1750 Documents Relating to 1700-1753 Non-governmental organization document
An act of Parliament effecting a treaty between Great Britain and the Republic of Texas for the suppression of the slave trade 11 April 1843 Documents Relating to 1843 Pamphlet; Government document
An act to amend an act entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the army by employing free negroes and slaves in certain capacities," approved February 17th, 1864. 22 November 1864 Confederate acts and resolutions Military document
Act to carry into effect an additional article to..[a previous] treaty 29 June 1863 Documents Relating to the 1860s Pamphlet
Act to carry into effect the Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America for the Suppression of the African Slave Trade 17 July 1862 Documents Relating to the 1860s Pamphlet
An act to perpetuate testimony in cases of slaves abducted or harbored by the enemy, and of other property seized, wasted, or destroyed by them. No. 270 30 August 1861 Confederate imprints: handbills, pamphlets, and Confederate laws Government document
An Act to perpetuate testimony in cases of slaves abducted or harbored by the enemy, and of other property seized, wasted, or destroyed by them. No. 270. 30 August 1861 Documents Relating to the 1860s Government document
An act to secure freedom to all persons within the Territories June 1862 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 Government document
"AN ACT: To Protect all Persons in Their Civil Rights, in the State of Arkansas and to Furnish Means for Their Vindication" with endorsements by Charles Sumner and John H. Johnson ca. February 1873 Charles Sumner-related items Government document
Addie R Sneed to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting that the class of the Terry Post Office be raised 2 December 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Addie R. Sneed to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding the Post Office 5 February 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Addie R. Sneed to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding the appointment of a new Post Master 8 September 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Addie R. Sneed to Blanche Kelso Bruce resigning from the position of Postmaster in Terry 16 December 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Address before the Anti-Slavery Society of Salem and the vicinity in the south meeting-house, in Salem, February 24, 1834 24 February 1834 Documents Relating to 1834 Pamphlet
Address by Hon. Frederick Douglass, delivered in the Congregational Church, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1883 : on the twenty-first anniversary of emancipation, in the District of Columbia. 16 April 1883 Documents Relating to the 1880s Pamphlet
An Address Delivered by Hon. William D. Kelley at Girard Avenue, Above Eleventh St. on October 3rd, 1856 1856 Civil war loyalty pamphlets Pamphlet
An address delivered in the court-house in Concord, Massachusetts, on 1st August, 1844, on the anniversary of the emancipation of the negroes of the British West Indies 1844 Documents Relating to 1844 Pamphlet
Address of Booker T. Washington, principal of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama, before the Hamilton Club, Chicago 31 January 1896 Documents Relating to the 1890s Miscellany
Address of the Hon. John C. Calhoun, in the Senate of the United States, on the subject of slavery 4 March 1850 Documents Relating to 1850 Pamphlet
Address of John Brown to the Virginia Court, when about to receive the sentence of death, for his heroic attempt at Harper's Ferry, to give deliverance to the captives, and to let the oppressed go free December 1859 Collection of documents relating to religion and spirituality Broadside
The Address of the People of South Carolina, assembled in convention, to the people of the slave states of the United States 1860 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1860 Pamphlet
Address of the Starksborough and Lincoln anti-slavery society to the public 1835 Documents Relating to 1835 Pamphlet
Address to Abraham Lincoln regarding Freedman's Aid 1 December 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Correspondence
Address to the free colored people of the United States 1838 Documents Relating to 1838 Pamphlet
An address to the inhabitants of Charleston, South Carolina 1805 Documents Relating to 1805 Pamphlet
An address to the inhabitants of Charleston, South Carolina [anti-slavery] 1805 Documents Relating to 1805 Pamphlet
An Address to the People of the Free States by the President of the Southern Confederacy. [a contemporary fake] 5 January 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Broadside
Address to the People of the United States, by the General Anti-Slavery Convention, of nearly 4,000 People, held in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 11, 1845 June 1845 Documents Relating to 1845 Broadside; Non-governmental organization document
An address, delivered December 22, 1837, in the village of Lockport, N.Y. commemorative of the martyrdom of Rev. E. P. Lovejoy, who was killed by the mob... 1838 Documents Relating to 1838 Pamphlet
Adiel Sherwood to Absalom Janes with various pieces of news, including the story of a runaway slave 25 February 1843 Documents Relating to 1843 Correspondence
Adjutant General's Office General Orders No. 1 2 January 1863 Documents Relating to the 1860s Pamphlet
Administracion general de rentas reales maritimas [In Spanish] 27 June 1839 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Business and financial document
Administracion general de rentas reales marítimas [In Spanish] 26 June 1839 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Business and financial document
Administracion General De Rentas Reales Marítimas [In Spanish] 26 June 1839 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Business and financial document
Administracion general de rentas reales marítimas [In Spanish] 27 June 1839 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Business and financial document
Administracion general de rentas reales marítimas [In Spanish] 26 June 1839 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Business and financial document
Administracion general de rentas reales marítimas [In Spanish] 27 June 1839 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Business and financial document
Administracion general de rentas reales marítimas [In Spanish] 27 June 1839 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Business and financial document
Administracion general de rentas reales marítimas [In Spanish] 27 June 1839 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Business and financial document
Advertisement for antislavery lecture 16 February 1857 Documents Relating to 1857 Broadside
Advertisement for the book Life at the South 1 July 1852 Documents Relating to 1852 Broadside
Advertisement for A Fool's Errand and A Compend of the Elements of Fact Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Advertisement for land in Rockingham county n.d. Collection of Woodson Johnson Land transaction document; Business and financial document
Advertisement of personal property, including slaves, for the estate of Thomas Winn 22 November 1824 Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Affadavit regarding the imprisonment of Jeremiah Sullivan and two other sailors on the African coast 4 February 1858 William McBlair collection Legal document; Military document
Affidavit of sales agreement for a slave named Hannibal in St. Croix 4 April 1787 Documents Relating to 1787 Legal document
Africa and the American Flag. By Commander Andrew H. Foote. U.S. Navy, Lieutenant commanding U.S. Brig. Perry on the Coast of Africa, A.D. 1850-1851 1854 Documents Relating to 1854 Book
African Americans near canal in Richmond April 1865 Selection of Civil War Era Photographs Photograph
African-American soldiers digging graves ca. 1860-1869 Selection of Civil War Era Photographs Photograph
The African's right to citizenship. 1865 Documents Relating to the 1860s Pamphlet
Africans taken in the Amistad: congressional document, containing the correspondence, & c., in relation to the captured Africans 1840 Documents Relating to 1840 Pamphlet
Afro-American Monument 1897 Documents Relating to the 1890s Artwork
Agreement for sale of five slaves 24 August 1835 Documents Relating to 1835 Business and financial document
Agreement of registry 22 May 1865 Documents Relating to the 1860s Military document
Agreement to be the carpenter and clerk at the forges at Maryburgh 26 February 1774 The Livingston Family Papers [082] 1774-1775 Business and financial document; Legal document
Ain't it strange ca. 1901 Documents Relating to the 1900s Newspapers and Magazines
Alabama woman writes to her cousin in Michiga 22 August 1871 Documents Relating to the 1870s Correspondence
Albert D Thompson to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking for help securing a position as a school teaching in another county as he wishes to leave his current position due to threats of violence 27 November 1875 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Albert Pike to John Ross re: requesting necessary papers to capture fugitive slave 20 March 1862 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 Correspondence
Albert Smith to Franklin Pierce discussing the possibility of appointing Watson Freeman as U.S. Marshall 3 December 1852 Collection of documents relating to U.S. Marshal, Watson Freeman Correspondence
Albert to Father 19 October 1862 Letters from a Union soldier called Albert Correspondence
Album of 200 cartes de visite, most by Brady, including images of Lincoln, generals and freed slaves ca.1865 Unassociated Photographs of the Civil War Photograph
Album of approx. 250 cyanotypes of African-Americans, at Calhoun, Ala. ca. 1896-1903 Documents Relating to the 1890s Photograph
Albumen of members of the Louisiana Native Guard ca. 1863 Unassociated Photographs of the Civil War Photograph
Albumen Print of Battery A, 2nd U.S. Colored Light Artillery Regiment 1864 Unassociated Photographs of the Civil War Photograph
Alex Peterson to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting that he send his lamps 11 January 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Alex Seals to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking him to keep him updated on goings on in Washington 1 May 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Alex W. Hardy to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking for an appointment in order to avoid poverty 2 February 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Alex Yerger to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding a position as superintendent of education in Mississippi 7 February 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Alex Yerger to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding a bill due 29 December 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Alexander Hamilton Stephens to Henry Moore Teller introducing Henry Turner, Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Chirch in the South 24 April 1882 Documents Relating to the 1880s Correspondence
Alexander Hamilton Stephens to Thomas W. Thomas discussing the Kansas Nebraska Act 27 February 1854 Documents Relating to 1854 Correspondence
Alexander McDougall to Henry Knox requesting supplies and passing on gossip 19 October 1783 The Henry Knox Papers [0067] 11-20 October 1783 Correspondence
Alfred Bolling Holt to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding a possible position in Mississippi 8 March 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Alfred Bolling to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting help gaining a position in Mississippi 8 March 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Alfred Gibson to Tobias Gibson regarding a ruined cotton crop 18 May 1857 Archive of Confederate general & family re: plantation and slaves Correspondence
Alfred Reed to Woody Johnson n.d. Collection of Woodson Johnson Correspondence
Alice J Somerville to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding her application 8 April 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Alice J Somerville to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting an appointment 28 January 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Alice M. Kennedy to Blanche Kelso Bruce anxious about he position 23 December 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Alice Park to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding an apology 16 February 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Allegorical verses on slavery ca. 1850-1860 Undated Documents Relating to the Post-Revolutionary Era Miscellany
Allen P Huggins to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking if he will help him get an appointment as Postmaster 26 July 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Ambler L. Smith to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting his influence to get Eugene O'Sullivan a pension 9 January 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Amendment for an act authorizing the employment of free African Americans 17 February 1864 Documents Relating to the 1860s Government document; Legal document
Amendment to the negro soldier bill 14 February 1865 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865 Government document; Military document
Amendment to the Negro Soldier Bill 14 February 1865 Confederate imprints: handbills, pamphlets, and Confederate laws Government document
Amendment to the Negro Soldier Bill 14 February 1865 Confederate acts and resolutions Military document
Amendment to Senate bill (S. 129) to provide for the employment of free negroes and slaves to work upon fortifications, and so to perform other labor connected with the defenses of the country 12 December 1864 Confederate acts and resolutions Military document
Amendment to senate bill to provide for the employment of free negroes and slaves to work upon fortifications, and to perform other labor connected with the defences of the country ca. 15 December 1864 Documents Relating to the 1860s Government document; Legal document
The American Anti-Slavery Almanac, for 1838, being the second after Bissextile or Leap-Year, and the 62nd of American Independence. Adapted to most parts of the United States. ca. 1837 Documents Relating to 1837 Pamphlet
The American anti-slavery almanac, for 1839 1839 Documents Relating to 1839 Pamphlet
The American Anti-Slavery Society 1844 Documents Relating to 1844 Non-governmental organization document
American Colonization Society circular proposing steamship line between the United States and Africa 31 May 1850 Documents Relating to 1850 Non-governmental organization document
American Colonization Society membership certificate, signed blank ca. 1 December 1833 Documents Relating to 1833 Non-governmental organization document
The American Difficulty 11 May 1861 Collection of letters, clipped signatures, and news clippings from Lincoln's cabinet members Artwork
The American Museum, or Universal Magazine February 1791 Documents Relating to 1791 Newspapers and Magazines
The American Museum, volume 6 1789 Documents Relating to 1789 Book
American negro slavery: a survey of the supply, employment and control of negro labor as determined by the plantation regime 1918 Documents Relating to the 1910s Book
American slavery as it is: testimony of a thousand witnesses 1839 Documents Relating to 1839 Book
Ananias Cooper to Robert Livingston re: prescription for Robert's slave, Jack 30 June 1783 The Livingston Family Papers [087] 1783 Correspondence
Andrew Alfred Dexter to Simon Newton Dexter on a planting business 24 March 1849 Documents Relating to 1849 Correspondence
Andrew Jackson to Hardy Murfree Cryer regarding a runaway slave 12 July 1823 Documents Relating to 1823 Correspondence
Andrew Jackson to John C. Calhoun regarding slavery 27 April 1820 Documents Relating to 1820 Correspondence
Andrew Jackson to L. Jones cancelling a slave purchase 25 March 1832 Documents Relating to 1832 Correspondence; Business and financial document
Andrew Jackson to Maunsel White about cotton, crops, friends and relations with Britain 1 January 1842 Documents Relating to 1842 Correspondence
Andrew Jackson to Mr. Peal regarding the sale and delivery of slaves to his plantation 30 January 1819 Documents Relating to 1819 Correspondence
Andrew Jackson to Thomas J. Donelson regarding the duties of the latter 21 March 1843 Documents Relating to 1843 Correspondence
Andrew Jackson to Tilghman Ashurst Howard about various matters 28 August 1833 Documents Relating to 1833 Correspondence
Andrew Jackson to unknown regarding the movements of some former slaves 25 January 1838 Documents Relating to 1838 Correspondence
Andrew Jackson to William B. Lewis on the nullification crisis 28 August 1832 Documents Relating to 1832 Correspondence
Andrew Jackson to William Russell desiring the annexation of Texas and other political matters 8 July 1844 Documents Relating to 1844 Correspondence
Andrew Johnson on Negro Suffrage. His letter to Gov. Sharkey of Mississippi. 15 August 1865 Documents Relating to the 1860s Broadside
Andrew Johnson to Alfred O. Nicholson regarding the concept of popular sovereignty 18 January 1848 Documents Relating to 1848 Correspondence
Andrew Johnson to D. J. Patterson discussing appointments, politicians and the Democratic party 23 January 1858 Documents Relating to 1858 Correspondence
Andrew Knox to Sarah Knox mentioning watching for gun boats and a discussion with McClellan about African American troops 6 August 1862 Collection of Andrew Knox, B company, 1st regiment, Connecticut, heavy artillery Correspondence
Andrew Knox to Sarah Knox regarding the Christian faith of his African American servant William 9 January 1865 Collection of Andrew Knox, B company, 1st regiment, Connecticut, heavy artillery Correspondence
Andrew T. Judson to William S. Holabird suggesting a previous case that might offer precedent for the Amistad one 10 November 1839 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Correspondence
Ann W. Ancell to John Winn regarding the ownership of a slave 20 February 1836 Middlesex County Virginia documents Correspondence
Anna Douglass, three quarter length seated carte de visite portrait ca. 1880 Documents Relating to the 1880s Photograph
Anna W. Thomas to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding protection 5 January 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Anniversary Exercises of Greenwich Academy 16 June 1875 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Announcement of amendment to law on slave trials for capital crimes 15 November 1768 Documents Relating to 1765-1774 Government document; Legal document
Announcement of a reward for a runaway "negro man servant" named Peter 20 September 1781 Documents Relating to 1781 Business and financial document
Announcing pro-slavery meeting 20 July 1830 Items related to the Murphy family of Missouri Non-governmental organization document
Anson Jones to N. P. Norton regarding a bill to move the capitol of Texas 21 January 1844 Documents Relating to 1844 Correspondence
Anthony Wayne to Henry Knox about the threat of the Creek nation to planters in Georgia 20 March 1790 The Henry Knox Papers [0094] January-March 1790 Correspondence; Military document
Anti-15th Amendment 1870 Documents Relating to the 1870s Broadside
Anti-fugitive slave law meeting: at a large meeting of persons from various parts of the state of New York, held in the City of Syracuse January 9th 1851... 9 January 1851 Documents Relating to 1851 Pamphlet; Non-governmental organization document
The Anti-Slavery Record, Volume 1, Number 11 November 1835 Documents Relating to 1835 Pamphlet
The Anti-Slavery Record. Vol 1, no. 7. July 1835 Documents Relating to 1835 Pamphlet; Non-governmental organization document
The Anti-Slavery Record. Vol 2, no. 17. May 1836 Documents Relating to 1836 Pamphlet; Non-governmental organization document
Anti-Slavery Society resolution approving of the principles and practice of Gerrit Smith ca. 1841 Resolutions and other papers from the Anti-Slavery Society in New York Miscellany; Non-governmental organization document
Anti-Slavery Society Resolution No. 1 ca. 1841 Resolutions and other papers from the Anti-Slavery Society in New York Miscellany; Non-governmental organization document
Anti-Slavery Society Resolution No. 2 ca. 1841 Resolutions and other papers from the Anti-Slavery Society in New York Miscellany; Non-governmental organization document
Anti-Slavery Society Resolution No. 3 ca. 1841 Resolutions and other papers from the Anti-Slavery Society in New York Miscellany; Non-governmental organization document
Anti-Slavery Society Resolution No. 4 ca. 1841 Resolutions and other papers from the Anti-Slavery Society in New York Miscellany; Non-governmental organization document
Anti-Slavery Society Resolution No. 6 ca. 1841 Resolutions and other papers from the Anti-Slavery Society in New York Miscellany; Non-governmental organization document
Anti-Slavery Society Resolution No. 9 ca. 1841 Resolutions and other papers from the Anti-Slavery Society in New York Miscellany; Non-governmental organization document
Antonio G. Vega's deposition given to United States District Attorney William S. Holabird January 1840 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Legal document
"Any holder but a Slave holder" potholder ca. 1882 Documents Relating to the 1880s Object
Appeal from the Western Sanitary Commission to President Abraham Lincoln regarding the condition of freed slaves 6 November 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Broadside
An Appeal in the Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans 1833 Documents Relating to 1833 Book
Appeal of the Independent Democrats in Congress, to the people of the United States. Shall slavery be permitted in Nebraska? 19 January 1854 Pamphlets related to the extension of slavery and the Kansas-Nebraska dispute [Decimalized .01-.20] Pamphlet
Appeal to the Christian women of the south 1836 Documents Relating to 1836 Pamphlet
An Appeal to the colored voters of Hart County 31 July 1891 Documents Relating to the 1890s Broadside
An Appeal to the Federal Soldiers ca. 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Pamphlet
An appeal to the people of Massachusetts, on the Texas question 1844 Documents Relating to 1844 Pamphlet
Application for a bonus based on service for Jeremiah Boley 1865 Documents Relating to the 1860s Legal document; Business and financial document
Appointees in Treasury Dept. Charged to Mississippi ca.1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Appointment of commissioner Elijah Brigham [c/s Pickering] 29 August 1798 Documents Relating to 1798 Government document
Appointment of commissioners for Augusta County, Virginia 1 January 1784 Documents Relating to 1784 Government document
Appointment of George L. Stearns, Samuel Cabot Jr. and William H. Russell as trustees 14 April 1857 Documents Relating to 1857 Business and financial document; Legal document
Appointment of Gibson's aide-de-camp to serve as agent in matters pertaining to slaves 19 February 1864 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 Military document
Appointment of Samuel C. Crafts as Commissioner for fifth division of Vermont 7 March 1799 Documents Relating to 1799 Government document
Appraisement of negros n.d. Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Appraisement of negros n.d. Middlesex County Virginia documents Business and financial document
Argument of John Quincy Adams, before the Supreme Court of the United States : in the case of the United States, appellants, vs. Cinque, and others... 1841 Documents Relating to 1841 Pamphlet
The argument of Roger S. Baldwin, of New Haven, before the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of the United States, Appellants, vs. Cinque, and others, Africans of the Amistad 1841 Documents Relating to 1841 Pamphlet
Argument of Wendell Phillips, Esq. before the Committee on Federal Relations, (of the Massachusetts Legislature,) ... 20 February 1855 Documents Relating to 1855 Pamphlet
Arlena Dillard to Blanche Kelso Bruce 29 January 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Army expenses of various regiments 2 April - 28 September 1776 The Henry Knox Papers [0012] January-April 1776 Military document; Business and financial document
Army rations issued to Joseph Manning 4 June 1783 The Henry Knox Papers [0059] June 1783 Military document
Army transport "Lookout" on the Tennessee River n.d. Photographs of Chattanooga and Knoxville Photograph
Army transport "Wauhatchie" on the Tennessee River n.d. Photographs of Chattanooga and Knoxville Photograph
Arrest Warrant for Cally a slave 9 April 1858 Collection of 22 documents pertaining to "The State vs. Cally, a Slave" Legal document
Arrest warrant for the slave Samuel for his role in the Easter Plot 19 April 1802 Legal documents pertaining to the Easter Plot of 1802 Legal document
"Arrival of first negroes in the lines." ca. 1861-1865 Selection of Civil War Era Photographs Photograph
Arthur Middleton to Lyman Hall asking him to resolve a debate over ownership of a slave 1 March 1783 Documents Relating to 1783 Correspondence
Articles established by the Colored Ladies Lincoln Association October 1862 Middlesex County Virginia documents Non-governmental organization document
Articles of Treaty between General Marion in behalf of the State of So. Carolina and Major Gainey & the Inhabitants under his Command which were Included in the Treaty made under the 17th day of June 1781 8 June 1782 Documents Relating to 1782 Government document; Military document
As one southerner to another: [Lincoln and the Declaration of Independence] 1943 Documents Relating to the 1940s-1960s Pamphlet
Asa Smith to his mother reagrding union soldiers tricking condfederate soliders out of money 8 June 1862 Collection of Asa Smith, K company, 16th regiment, Massachusetts, infantry Correspondence
Ashur Shephard to Robert Livingston re: request for payment 8 May 1782 The Livingston Family Papers [086] 1782 Correspondence
The Assiento...for allowing to...Great Britain the liberty of importing negroes 1713 Collection of important printed treaties Pamphlet; Government document
Astounding Disclosures! 18 August 1858 Documents Relating to 1858 Broadside
Atlantic Monthly. [Vol. 18, no. 110 (December 1866)] December 1866 Documents Relating to the 1860s Newspapers and Magazines
Atlantic Monthly. [Vol. 19, no.111 (January 1867)] January 1867 Documents Relating to the 1860s Newspapers and Magazines
Atticus Slaughter to Tobias Gibson regarding his wife and plantation business 15 August 1858 Archive of Confederate general & family re: plantation and slaves Correspondence
Augustus Saint Guadens to Wm. R. Ware? re: illustrated letter on placement of Shaw 54th Mass. memorial 21 February 1890 Documents Relating to the 1890s Correspondence
Aunt Phebe, Uncle Tom and others 1915 Documents Relating to the 1910s Book
Aurelia Hale to Horatio Hale regarding African Americans 5 May 1826 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Horatio Hale regarding her first few days in Washington, Georgia 31 May 1821 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Horatio Hale regarding her trip from New York to Savannah, Georgia 22 May 1821 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Horatio Hale regarding a voyage 1-2 May 1821 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to James W. Hale regarding their brother's death 9 September 1826 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Hale regarding family matters 19 April 1823 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Hale regarding life in Georgia 11 June 1821 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Hale regarding a Reverend Mr. Webster 20 August 1823 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Hale regarding the school she teaches at 4 June 1823 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Hale regarding their family 3 August 1822 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Hale regarding their mother's health and Sarah's education 19 October 1821 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Hale regarding various matters, including marriage 4 December 1821 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale discussing the concept of death and the recent passing of their mother 25 June 1826 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale expressing feelings of sadness and loneliness 6 March 1830 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding the death of her daughter 18-24 November 1832 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding health matters 25 July 1824 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding her educational work 19 August 1825 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding her move to Mount Meigs, Alabama 19 September 1829 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding her sister's upcoming visit to Mount Meigs 10 October 1830 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding her trip from Washington to White Hall, Georgia 18 September 1823 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding her upcoming visit to Mount Meigs 11 August 1830 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding marriage 27 May 1828 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding a planned visit to the north 4 March 1833 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding Sarah's upcoming visit to Mount Meigs 25 July 1830 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding several matters, including a delirious cousin 8 February 1833 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding slaves 2-16 September 1832 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding a storm 29 June 1832 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding a storm and subsequent damage to her property 22 May 1832 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding their mother's death 26 April 1826 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding their mother's gravestone 23 January 1827 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding the weather and its impact on a cotton crop 26-30 August 1832 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Nichols (née Hale) cancelling her plans to go up north 4 May 1835 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Nichols (née Hale) regarding the loss of two more children 28 January 1837 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Nichols (née Hale) regarding a planned trip to go up north and Sarah's recent wedding 1 September 1833 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Nichols (née Hale) regarding a planned visit to go up north and the activities of her slaves 29 January 1835 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Woodbridge regarding her job as a teacher 23 December 1823 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Woodbridge regarding her mother's ill health 10 April 1826 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Woodbridge regarding her social engagements in Georgia and her upcoming work as a teacher 11 June 1821 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia Hale to Sarah Woodbridge regarding the school she teaches at 29 December 1822 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Aurelia to Sarah W. Nichols (née Hale) regarding the disappearance of two slaves 5 June 1836 Aurelia Hale letters Correspondence
Austin Fenn re: response to rebel threats of shooting black prisoners of war 3 May 1864 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 Correspondence
Authentic and impartial narrative of the tragical scene which was witnessed in Southampton County (Virginia) on Monday the 22d of August last, when fifty-five of its inhabitants (mostly women and children) were inhumanly massacred by the blacks! 1831 Documents Relating to 1831 Book
Authentic speeches of S.P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, during his visit to Ohio, with his speeches at Indianapolis, and at the mass meeting in Baltimore, October, 1863 1863 Civil war loyalty pamphlets Pamphlet
Authority to affix seal to additional article to slave trade treaty with Britain 5 March 1863 Documents Relating to the 1860s Government document; Legal document
Authority to affix the seal...to treat...on...suppression of African slave trade 4 April 1862 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1862 Government document
B.F. Trinwall to Blanche Kelso Bruce with explanation a debt collection 25 April 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
B.F. Trumble to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding a conversation with Sterling, who owes the Senator money 20 January 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
B.F. Trumble to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding the payment of a debt 11 April 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
B.I. Tanner to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding the case of Jerry Robinson 30 January 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
B.I. Tanner to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding working on the possibility of the Vice Presidency for Bruce 9 April 1880 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
B.J. James to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding a copy of a publication for the Wilberforce Reading Room 9 December 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
B.J. James to Blanche Kelso Bruce thanking him for the Congressional Record 8 August 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
B.J. Tanner to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding tax payment data 9 September 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
B.P Slug to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding the presidential elections 14 February 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
B.S. Schneck to George Besore requesting money to send a slave family to Africa 29 January 1855 Documents Relating to 1855 Correspondence
B.T. Tanner to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding when Bishop Payne will be in Washington 28 January 1880 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
B.T. Todd to Blanche Kelso Bruce expressing his interest in the appointment for supervisor of the census 6 January 1880 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Barbarism the first danger. A discourse for home missions 1847 Documents Relating to 1847 Pamphlet
The barbarism of slavery. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, on the Bill for the admission of Kansas as a free state 4 June 1860 Collection relating to Charles Sumner Pamphlet; Government document
The Barbarities of the Rebels... 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Book
Behind the scenes.' By Elizabeth Keckley, formerly a slave, yet more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln 1868 Documents Relating to the 1860s Book
Benjamin F. Butler to F. A. Angell discussing suffrage for African Americans 11 July 1865 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865 Correspondence
Benjamin F. Franklin to William Martin Dickson, discussing the creation of a separate state for former slaves 15 August 1865 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865 Correspondence
Benjamin Franklin to Samuel Huntington regarding the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery 12 January 1788 Documents Relating to 1788 Correspondence
Benjamin J. Totten to William McBlair ordering him to receive two prisoners, and to exchange drummer boys 25 March 1859 William McBlair collection Military document
Benjamin J. Totten to William McBlair regarding the sentences of Thomas Connor and Frederick Breckendorf 25 March 1859 William McBlair collection Correspondence; Military document
Benjamin Lundy to Elizur Wright regarding the establishment of an anti-slavery society in Pennsylvania 7 November 1836 Documents Relating to 1836 Correspondence; Non-governmental organization document
Benjamin Rush to Mr. Fitssimons about a funding act 19 February 1790 Documents Relating to 1790 Correspondence
Bettie W. Lybrook re: criticizing the KKK but without it the no white lady would be safe in Ala. 17 August 1870 Documents Relating to the 1870s Correspondence
Bill for Blanche Kelso Bruce 23 March 1897 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Bill for Harvey and Johnson 17 November 1865 Collection of Woodson Johnson Business and financial document
Bill for R.C. Bruce 31 March 1920 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Bill for R.C. Bruce 30 November 1920 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Bill for Roscoe C. Bruce 01 May 1920 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Bill for sale of eight slaves 26 April 1856 Abolitionists collection: letters and documents Business and financial document
Bill of Cost ca. 1858-1859 Collection of 22 documents pertaining to "The State vs. Cally, a Slave" Legal document
Bill of exchange related to captured slaves in Sierra Leone 1 April 1817 Documents Relating to 1817 Business and financial document
Bill of sale and receipt for $45, slave Samuel in Saddle River, New Jersey August 1833 Documents Relating to 1833 Business and financial document
Bill of sale for 47 black slaves to Michael Deloach 1780 Documents Relating to 1780 Business and financial document
Bill of sale for a female slave named America and her child 18 September 1852 Documents Relating to 1852 Business and financial document
Bill of sale for two slaves 22 March 1810 Documents Relating to 1810 Business and financial document
Bill of sale for two slaves sold to Rieneer Van Giesen 29 November 1760 Documents Relating to 1754-1764 Business and financial document
Bill of sale of slaves, livestock, and other goods to Robert Livingston 21 November 1782 The Livingston Family Papers [086] 1782 Business and financial document
Bill of sale to Andrew Johnson for a slave girl named Dolly 2 January 1843 Documents Relating to 1843 Business and financial document
A bill to be entitled an act to increase the efficiency of the army by the employment of free negroes and slaves in certain capacities 5 January 1864 Confederate acts and resolutions Military document
A Bill to be entitled an act to increase the military force of the Confederate States 10 February 1865 Confederate acts and resolutions Military document
A bill to increase the efficiency of the army by the employment of free negroes and slaves in certain capacities, and to repeal an act for the enlistment of cooks 6 May 1864 Documents Relating to the 1860s Government document; Legal document
A bill to provide for the employment of free negroes and slaves to work upon fortifications and the defences of the country 15 December 1864 Documents Relating to the 1860s Government document; Legal document
A Bill, to amend the act, entitled, "An act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters" 25 February 1801 Documents Relating to 1801 Broadside
Bills of sale for negro 12 August 1844 Archive of Confederate general & family re: plantation and slaves Business and financial document
Biographical record of Andrew T. Judson n.d. Biographical notes on Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Americans Miscellany
The Black Code of the District of Columbia in Force September 1st, 1848 1848 Documents Relating to 1848 Government document; Legal document
The black phalanx; a history of the negro soldiers of the United States in the wars of 1775-1812, 1861-1865. 1888 Documents Relating to the 1880s Book
Black republican and office-holder's journal. [No. 4 (September 1865)] September 1865 Documents Relating to the 1860s Newspapers and Magazines
Black Republican Prayer ca. 1863 Collection of miscellaneous Civil War-era newspapers Broadside
The Black troopers ... in the Spanish American War 1899 Documents Relating to the 1890s Book
The black troopers, or the daring heroism of the negro soldiers in the Spanish-American War 1899 Books about African Americans Book
Blanche Brown to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking that he look out for any suitable positions 24 February 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Blanche Kelso Bruce to F.E Smith regarding the health of Mr. Leachman 1 August 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Blank negro passport 1865 Documents Relating to the 1860s Legal document
Blank printed bill of sale for slaves from Jefferson's estate, for T.J. Randolph ca. 1826 Documents Relating to 1826 Business and financial document
"Bloody Colfax" [1876] Documents Relating to the 1870s Broadside
Bombproof works occupied by U.S. Colored Troops, Petersburg, Va. ca. August 1864 Stereocards, mostly Anthony War Views, O'Sullivan, etc. Photograph
Booker T. Washington to Anne Abbott regarding female missionaries 23 April 1892 Documents Relating to the 1890s Correspondence
The border ruffian code in Kansas 1856 Pamphlets related to the extension of slavery and the Kansas-Nebraska dispute [Decimalized .01-.20] Pamphlet
The border ruffian code in Kansas 1865 Documents Relating to the 1860s Pamphlet
Boston Courier report of the Union Meeting in Faneuil Hall 8 December 1859 Documents Relating to 1859 Pamphlet; Newspapers and Magazines
Boston Gazette and Country Journal No. 1090 8 April 1776 Documents Relating to 1776 Newspapers and Magazines
Boston Gazette and Country Journal. [No. 1235 (April 27, 1778)] 27 April 1778 Documents Relating to 1778 Newspapers and Magazines
Bound collection of 45 Congressional speeches of various people 1840-1841 Documents Relating to 1840 Book; Government document
Boyle to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting payment 15 May 1875 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Brief autobiographical sketch: "A slave in 1837. Free man 1838..." ca. 1889 Documents Relating to the 1880s Correspondence
Brief from the Circuit Court regarding the Amistad case April-June 1840 Papers related to the Amistad mutiny Legal document
Britannia Sympathises with Columbia 6 May 1865 Collection of letters, clipped signatures, and news clippings from Lincoln's cabinet members Artwork
Broadside advertising the play "Slave life! or, Uncle Tom's cabin" 1852 Sheet music, broadsides, and advertisements relating to Uncle Tom's Cabin Broadside
Broadside advertising Uncle Tom's cabin at the National Theatre, New York 1853 Sheet music, broadsides, and advertisements relating to Uncle Tom's Cabin Broadside
Broadside recruiting African Americans for military service 1863 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 Broadside
Broadside recruiting African Americans for military service 1863 Collection of miscellaneous Civil War-era newspapers Broadside
Broadside regarding recruitment of African Americans and celebrating emancipation in Maryland ca. 1 November 1864 Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 Broadside
Brown hung December 1859 Documents Relating to 1859 Broadside
Brownlow's Knoxville whig and rebel ventilator. [Vol. 1, no. 27 (July 9, 1864)] 9 July 1864 Collection of Union Occupation Newspapers Newspapers and Magazines
Brutus and Caesar 15 August 1863 Collection of letters, clipped signatures, and news clippings from Lincoln's cabinet members Artwork
Buchanan and Breckinridge. The Democratic hand-book, compiled by Mich. W. Cluskey, of Washington City, D.C. … 1856 Documents Relating to 1856 Pamphlet
Business card for Huntington & Brown Attorneys and Counsellors at Law 8 February 1876 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Business and financial document
Buying a substitute in the North during the war ca. 1880-1890 Confederate war etchings Artwork
Byron Churchill to Drazilla Churchill complaining about the number of African Americans in the South and suggesting that they should be killed to prevent them from moving North after the war 24 November 1862 Collection of Byron E. Churchill Correspondence
Byron Churchill to Drazilla Churchill discussing recruitment, Confederate prisoners and the sympathies that some generals seem to hold for slave owners 14 August 1862 Collection of Byron E. Churchill Correspondence
Byron Churchill to Drazilla Churchill discussing an upcoming draft and his disagreement with the policy of arming African Americans, who he wishes would die instead of white soldiers 27 November 1862 Collection of Byron E. Churchill Correspondence
Byron Churchill to Drazilla Churchill reassuring her of his safety, mentioning the polluted water supply and commenting on two African American cooks 21 September 1862 Collection of Byron E. Churchill Correspondence
C Hitchcock to Gov O. P. Morton asking for help getting a position in government 25 December 1875 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C Sunny to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding meeting in his office after two 28 March 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
c. (Senate bill, no. 109.) . . . An act to amend an act entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the army by employing free negroes and slaves in certain capacities," approved February 17th, 1864 22 November 1864 Confederate imprints: handbills, pamphlets, and Confederate laws Government document
C. B White to James L. Botsford regarding new scout information n.d. Collection of Eliakim P. Scammon, 23rd regiment, Ohio, infantry Correspondence; Military document
C. Collins to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking that he recommend Lee Jarvis 11 March 1880 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C. Rosebaum to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting a recommendation 16 November 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C. Rosenbaum to Blanche Kelso Bruce to ask once again for Senator Bruce's recommendation for a position in the Post office 20 December 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C. Rosenbaum to John R. Lynch asking that he write to Senator Bruce on his behalf for the position as Post Master 20 October 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C. Turner to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding his promotions 7 May 1880 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C.A. Sullivan to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking after an appointment 10 December 1878 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C.C. Duncan to Blanche Kelso Bruce 14 March 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C.C. Simms to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting a Post Office at Pelahatchie 25 May 1880 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C.E. Bent to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding favor for the current Post Master 10 March 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C.E. Parker to Blanche Kelso Bruce thanking him for flowers 19 January 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C.G. Shockleford to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding seeing Mr. French 17 March 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C.G. Shockleford to Blanche Kelso Bruce requesting that he look out for a position for him in Mississippi 18 March 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C.S. Bell to Blanche Kelso Bruce apologizing fro missing a meeting 11 November 1874 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C.S. Bell to Blanche Kelso Bruce asking Senator Bruce for help in keeping his government position 6 March 1875 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
C.S. Huntington to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding Alexander's position as Post Master 14 March 1877 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Cabinet photograph of Cassius Clay ca. 1873 Documents Relating to the 1870s Photograph
Caleb Y Hale to Blanche Kelso Bruce regarding the establishment of a government daily paper 18 February 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
California, union, and freedom. Speech of William H. Seward, on the admission of California. 11 March 1850 Documents Relating to 1850 Pamphlet
Calling Card for James Hill n.d. Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Calvin E. Stowe to Anson Rood discussing the controversy surrounding his representation in the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin" 14 December 1852 Documents Relating to 1852 Correspondence
Calvin Smith to Jedediah Smith regarding the Mississippi territory, family matters and agriculture 11 December 1801 Collection of 15 items related to the Mississippi territory, the Smith family, and the treason trial of Aaron Burr Correspondence
Camp scene 1860 Cartes de visites Photograph
Camp scene 1860 Cartes de visites Photograph
Campaign Democrat Extra. No. 2: On Kansas Affairs 18 December 1857 Documents Relating to 1857 Broadside
Campaign ribbon on silk: "Old buck is coming" 1856 Documents Relating to 1856 Object
Captain R.W. Crockett, of the 81st U.S. Colored Troops, CDV in uniform ca. 1863-1865 Unassociated Photographs of the Civil War Photograph
Carrier's Address To the Patrons of the Boonsboro Odd Fellow 2 January 1860 Documents Relating to the 1860s Broadside
Carte de visite bust portrait of Thaddeus Stevens ca. 1861 Cartes de visite of Civil War era Northern statesmen and others Photograph
Carte de visite of Andres B. Hall 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of Arman Martin 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of Francis Bridge 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of G.A. Foster 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of H.H. Rowe 1861 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of Mortimer G. Smith 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of N.B. Burtram 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of an officer 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of the organizer of 1st U.S. Colored Infantry, vignette bust 13 May 1881 Documents Relating to the 1880s Photograph
Carte de visite of Robert G. Shaw, 3/4 length standing portrait by Whipple ca.1863 Unassociated Photographs of the Civil War Photograph
Carte de visite of S.P. Putnam 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of an unidentified officer 12 May 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of William Greeley 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite of William Moore 1864 Photographs of officers in the 20th U.S. Colored troops Photograph
Carte de visite vignette bust portrait of Charles Sumner ca. 1861 Cartes de visite of Civil War era members of the U.S. Senate Photograph
Carte de viste of John Brown taken by James M. Holmes Collection of seven abolitionist and slavery-related letters Photograph
Carte-de-visite of a black soldier in the Civil War ca. 1864-1865 Unassociated Photographs of the Civil War Photograph
Carte-de-visite of Osband Emory ca. 1864-1865 Documents Relating to the 1860s Photograph
Carte-de-visite of Sojourner Truth 1864 Unassociated Photographs of the Civil War Photograph
Case history of the lawsuit over the "Mississippi Plan of 1875" 12 October 1875 Documents Relating to the 1870s Legal document
Case of Fredk Breckendorf, seaman 24 February 1859 William McBlair collection Legal document
Cass and Taylor on the slavery question 1848 Documents Relating to 1848 Pamphlet
Cavalry members in front of tent with Ku Klux Klan sign on tent ca. 1861-1865 Stereocards, mostly Anthony War Views, O'Sullivan, etc. Photograph
Cave Johnson to P. G. Washington regarding the ownership an unspecified paper and slavery 6 December 1859 Documents Relating to 1859 Correspondence
Certificate by Mary Dougherty, certifying that she wants her son to be apprenticed 7 November 1818 Documents Relating to 1818 Business and financial document
Certificate confirming the citizenship of John Harris, an African American 23 October 1824 Documents Relating to 1824 Government document; Legal document
Certificate of amnesty for Emmanuel Lebreton Deschapelles 24 June 1865 Documents Relating to the 1860s Legal document
Certificate of emancipation for Priscilla a negro woman 20 January 1810 Middlesex County Virginia documents Government document
Certificate of enlistment and discharge for Samson Cuff 9 January 1784 Documents Relating to 1784 Military document
Certificate of freedom for Peter, a free Negro 1 December 1786 Documents Relating to 1786 Legal document
Certificate of marriage for Mingo and Dinah Night 6 October 1795 Documents Relating to 1795 Legal document
Certificate of service for African American soldier Primas Hubbell ca. 3 March 1783 Documents Relating to 1783 Military document
Certification of Aurelia Hale's service at the academy 26 December 1826 Aurelia Hale letters Miscellany
Certifies Cuffee Wells's purchase of freedom 30 April 1781 Documents Relating to 1781 Legal document
Certifying copy of New York resolution ratifying Fourteenth amendment 11 January 1867 Documents Relating to the 1860s Government document
Charge Of Mr. Justice Wayne of the Supreme Court of the United States, given on the fourteenth day of November, 1859, to the grand jury of the sixth circuit court of the United States, for the southern district of Georgia 14 November 1859 Documents Relating to 1859 Pamphlet
Charles Anthony to Albert Whitton regarding the murder of a slave by an overseer 18 February 1844 Documents Relating to 1844 Correspondence
Charles B. Stearns to David P. Harmon regarding a meeting 20 March 1849 Documents Relating to 1849 Correspondence
Charles C. Morey to his parents describing in detail his march from Cold Harbor 19 June 1864 Collection of Charles C. Morey, E company, 2nd regiment, Vermont, infantry Correspondence
Charles C. Terry to James Hill regarding his application for Supervisor 26 March 1879 Collection of letters of the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate Correspondence
Charles Carroll to William Gibbons regarding the sale of 1455 barrels of flour to a nearby factory 11 May 1822 Documents Relating to 1822 Correspondence; Business and financial document
Charles Coit to his brother, stating that more men from Norwich should enlist in the army 18 July 1862 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, announcing a new rule regarding monthly reports 27 November 1861 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, announcing that the regiment is getting ready to march 4 May 1864 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, commenting on his 'excellent new servant' 29 May 1863 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, commenting that General Foster spoke of condemning the regiment's arms during inspection 29 November 1861 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, confirming that Daly will not be arriving 30 November 1861 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, describing the trouble he is having using the $5 bills from Connecticut 22 November 1861 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, discussing the acquisition of a camp stove, in addition to comments regarding his servant 20 November 1861 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, discussing the difficulties he is having with his new position 13 May 1862 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, enclosing a certificate for Daly 23 November 1861 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, in which he writes of arriving at Yorktown 22 June 1863 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, noting that 56 of the 100 recruits have arrived 10 August 1864 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, reacting to news of new recruits form Norwich 25 July 1862 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, regarding his servant, also speaks of the health problems of other men 20 May 1862 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, reporting that the execution has been postponed 17 April 1864 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, sending a slip that states that the bearer is his personal servant 30 November 1861 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, writing about the issue of having a servant 29 November 1861 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, writing about the regiment's defeat 3 August 1864 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles Coit to his family, writing about the terrible crowding of the soldiers on the ship 8 January 1862 Collection of Charles M. Coit, field and staff, 8th regiment, Connecticut, infantry Correspondence
Charles E. Hawley to William McBlair requesting a medical survey 2 May 1858 William McBlair collection Correspondence; Military document
Charles E. Howe to James S. Brisbin extending an invitation 25 January 1866 Items pertaining to James Sanks Brisbin Correspondence
Charles E. Howe to James S. Brisbin extending an invitation 25 January 1866 Items pertaining to James Sanks Brisbin Correspondence
Charles E. Walbridge to his mother about the capture of Atlanta and his attempts to find a substitute for his brother, George 4 September 1864 Charles E. Walbridge Collection Correspondence
Charles E. Walbridge to his mother about a plantation that has been abandoned and the slaves left behind 20 June 1862 Charles E. Walbridge Collection Correspondence
Charles E. Walbridge to his mother describing the Battle of Olustee and the distinguished service of African-American troops