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Goodman and Farrow family journal

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16482
Content Description This collection consists of a family journal kept by the Goodman and Farrow families of Albemarle county. The journal includes five pages labeled “Black register of births” recording the first names and birth dates of more than 49 enslaved people. Also included are handwritten recipes, a few draft letters, and ancestral information.Warning: Content in the journal lists first names of enslaved persons, with their birthdates and notation of "Sold". The first name on the register is...
Dates: 1865 - 1889

J.A. Pendleton affidavit regarding surety on James Flemming

 Collection — Box: BW 30, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16504
Content Description This collection contains an affidavit written by Albemarle County, VA Justice of the Peace, J.A. Pendelton summarizing a complaint against a James Flemming, a Black man, by F.E Johnson and asking that a surety be placed on Flemming. Sureties, noted by the historian Nancy O'Brien Wagner, were another way of perpetuating enslavement in the Jim Crow South after the end of the Civil War. She writes in "Slavery by Another Name History-Background," "In many...
Dates: December 7, 1866

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