Written by
Oliver, Sanders D., American, born 1827
DeFrance, Park W., American, born 1818
Subject of
Holly, John, American, died 1857
Holly, John D., American, born 1819
Date
1858
Medium
iron gall ink on laid rag paper
Dimensions
H x W (Folded in half): 12 3/8 × 7 15/16 in. (31.5 × 20.1 cm)
H x W (Unfolded): 12 3/8 × 15 13/16 in. (31.5 × 40.2 cm)
Description
A document summarizing the procedure and sale of four enslaved persons, identified as [Banks, aged thirty years, Kitty aged nineteen and her child Lizzy aged three years, Octavo aged ten years], at auction from the estate of James Holly to his son, John D. Holly. The four people are sold for a total of $3,075 dollars in cash to John D. Holly, likely the son of James. The document notes that the auction was properly advertised in the Bayou Mason Times, printed in the town of Floyd in Carroll Parish, for thirty days before sale. The paper is machine-made, faux-laid paper with blue pigment tint; the color is faded and yellowed at edges and folds. The verso, which when folded appears as the cover, contains summary of the content and notes it was filed January 13, 1858.
Place depicted
Carroll Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Type
deeds
summaries
Topic
Children
Domestic slave trade
Families
Finance
Men
Motherhood
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Object number
2019.26.9
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58a6a8e89-4389-4218-9dcc-f3b2db7ecc12
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