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Bill of Sale of Enslaved Family from Absolom Pennington, St. Helena Parish, to Morgan Morgan, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1838 February 22

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Manuscript bill of sale of an enslaved family, including a couple named Bob and Phillis and their four children, Jolene, Sal, Bob, and Catherine, for 3000 dollars.

Arrangement

Materials related to the same person are grouped together. Otherwise, materials are not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Collection History

Appraisal

No materials were separated during 2016 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Teresa T. Basler in 2003. Finding aid written by Teresa T. Basler in 2003.

Finding aid terminology and access terms updated by Faith Charlton in November 2016. In December 2016, materials related to the same person were grouped together and description was further enhanced by Kelly Bolding, with assistance from Fiona Bell '18. 2016 updates focused on improving description of enslaved people.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Bill of Sale of Enslaved Family from Absolom Pennington, St. Helena Parish, to Morgan Morgan, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Francis C. Brown Collection on Slavery in America, C0605, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box 2

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