On View
Slavery and Freedom Gallery
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
Created by
Morrison, Alfred Williams, American, 1802 - 1883
Subject of
Morrison, Samuel M., American, born 1838
Date
ca. 1860
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
L x W: 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (27.3 x 22.2 cm)
Description
A single sheet document listing sales of enslaved persons, farm equipment and acreage to various buyers from the papers of Alfred Williams Morrison. The information is presented in three columns with the buyers at left, a description of property (including names of enslaved persons) at center, and the price at right. The list of buyers includes S.M. Morrison (son of A. W. Morrison), J. L. Hughes, W.G. Boon, McGraw, and Jas. Richardson among others. The list of enslaved persons is "Boy Dick, Queen, George, Wash, Henry, and (illegible)." Also listed is "1 Yoke Cattle" and several parcels of land. The sales are listed in ink and there are various figures and equations written in graphite on the lower half of the document. There are no marks or inscriptions on the verso.
Place used
Howard County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Type
bills of sale
Topic
Agriculture
Domestic slave trade
Finance
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ann Miller Schillinger
Object number
2011.106.13
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cedc304e-77aa-46c8-942a-133e1e8cd220
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