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Slaves -- Virginia

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Grover family papers

 Collection — Box BW 18, Folder: 1 [X030899286]
Identifier: MSS 16394
Scope and Contents

The Grover family papers (1825-1917; 0.04 cubic feet) also includes papers from the Watts and Harris families. This collection contains receipts, a deed of gift for enslaved people (Dolly, and children Nancy, Elvira, and James from Mary Harris to Rosa M. N. Harris, circa 1845-47), a newspaper clipping of Preston Watt, and ration books of Bettie and William Grover. The papers came in a fabric packet stamped, “The Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Co. of Richmond, VA” which is included.

Dates: 1825-1906, 1917

Hugh Ivey emancipation deed

 Item — Box BW 20, Folder: [X030869178]
Identifier: MSS 16395
Scope and Contents Note

Sussex County, Virginia plantation owner Hugh Ivey (1826; 0.04 cubic feet) names the twenty-seven enslaved persons in the body of the document to be freed; this is not Ivey's original signed copy, but rather a transcript by a county clerk made at the time.

Dates: 1826-02-02