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John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, CWF

About this collection

This collection consists of materials related to slavery, the slave trade or African Americans which are not part of larger collections. The material consists of letters, accounts, manumissions, passes, deeds, wills, broadsides, legal documents, legislation and illustrative materials. The bulk of the manuscript material relates to slavery in Virginia in the 18th century. The illustrative material is largely drawn from published books and broadsides of the 18th and early 19th centuries. Material relating to slaves, the slave trade or African Americans may be found in other collections in the digital library.

 
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