Skip to main content

     MANUSCRIPTS and ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Enslaved person named Ben hiring document

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16710

Content Description

Document for the hire of an enslaved person named Ben, for $90.00 until December 25, 1852 possibly in Charlestown, West Virginia. Signed by John L. & W. N. Craighill. Docketed on the verso. The document specifies clothing to be furnished during the term of employment and requires the Craighills to return Ben with "a good wool hat, a blanket, a pair of winter shoes, two pair of home-made yarn stockings, one shirt, and a coat, waistcoat, and pants of good fulled-linsey, and pay his taxes."

Dates

  • 1851-12-29

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Citation books by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on 14 May, 2019.
Title
Enslaved person named Ben hiring document
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Welch
Date
2022-09-20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States