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Promissory Note to Nath Tyler for the Hire of an Enslaved Man John from William Phillips, 1863 November 30
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Printed and manuscript promissory note for the hire of a "negro slave" from the period from January 1, 1864, to January 1, 1865, for five hundred dollars ("Confederate currency").
Materials are grouped by accession.
Gift of the Honorable George Henderson, Princeton Class of 1909, on June 21, 1950 .
No material was removed from the collection during 2017-2019 processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Dina Britain on August 20, 2007. Finding aid written by Traci Ballou-Broadnax on September 5, 2007.
Finding aid revised by Kelly Bolding in 2017 to improve description of enslaved people and separate materials that did not fit within the collection scope. Finding updated with new material by Kelly Bolding in February 2018, September 2018, October 2018, April 2019, June 2019, August 2019, September 2019, and January 2020.
Finding aid updated with new acquisition by Armando Suarez in January 2019.
No additions will be made to this collection. Accessions relating to this topic will be added to the General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection (C0140).
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
- Credit this material:
Promissory Note to Nath Tyler for the Hire of an Enslaved Man John from William Phillips; Princeton University Library Collection on Slavery in the Americas, C1210, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1, P-000117
- Separated Materials
During 2017 processing, materials that did not fit into the topical scope of slavery in the Americas were separated and placed into different collections. Simeon Johnson materials (AM 16859) were separated and made into a collection: Simeon Johnson Papers (C1589). Two Frederick Douglass letters (AM 12182), a William Ellery manuscript (AM 2013-59), and military correspondence regarding African American soldiers in Tennessee after the Civil War (AM 12182) were separated and placed into the General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection (C0140).
- Clinton, Henry, Sir (1738?-1795)
Van Rensselaer, K. K. (Killian Killian), 1763-1845