University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Black History Collection, 1826-[circa 1890]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Eugene C. Barker Texas history center
Title: Black history collection
Dates: 1826-[circa 1890]
Abstract: These papers have been combined into an artificial collection of material relating to black history, including an estate and slave inventory, muster roll for U. S. Colored Troops, Freedmen's Bureau reports, sharecropping contract, photographs, and court records concerning slaves.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01080
Extent: 0.25 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

These papers have been combined into an artificial collection of material relating to black history, including an estate and slave inventory, muster roll for U. S. Colored Troops, Freedmen's Bureau reports, sharecropping contract, photographs, and court records concerning slaves.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Ashe, John B.
Brown, Joe
Carmack, Alexander.
Cocks, James
Davidson, William
Delesdernier, George
Elliot, Davis
Jenkins, Allen
McCalley, William J.
Mills, Robert
Slaughter, Nathan
Spence, Riley
Corporate Names
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 29th (1864-1865)
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
Subjects
African Americans
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Autopsy
Crime
Sharecropping
Slavery
Places
Alabama
Brazos River
Columbia
Mississippi
Texas
United States
West Columbia
White Ranch

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Black History Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1981-001; 1981-123; 1982-328; 1982-353; 1983-356; 1985-014; 1991-055; 1991-074; 1992-146; 1993-403


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

box folder
3P52 [SRH1230019081] 1 L. Kirkland Estate inventory; describes Negro slaves sold by the order of the Orphan Court; Natchez, Mississippi, October 7, 1826
2 Freedman's Bureau reports; reports concern treatment of freedmen; includes case and judgement of Allen Jenkins vs. William Davidson for assault and battery; includes settlement of complaints of Col. Bass against Freedman, Joe Brown, Columbia, Texas, May 21-26, 1866
3 McCalley/Slaughter sharecropping contract; describes agreement between landowner, William J. McCalley, and freedman, Nathan Slaughter, and family; Madison County, Alabama, January 16, 1867
4 Confession of "Charles, a colored man and slave" to the murder of Alexander Carmack, in Austin County, August 31, 1838
5 Robert Mills, et al. versus John B. Ashe manuscript; seeks overturn of court verdict on case against Robert Mills, et al., owners of Steamer Bell; case concerns death of a slave while sounding the Brazos River, February 14, 1856
6 Lockridge, W.T. and Wm. Craig postmortem examination of a slave, Gonzales, TX, July 9, 1853
7 Slave bill of sale from James Cocks of Harris County, Texas, to George Delesdernier of Galveston County, 1854
8 Two Amnesty Oaths from Davis Elliot and Riley Spence, July 1, 1867
box
3S2.1 [SRH1230027677] Tintypes and cartes-de-visites, [circa 1860]-[circa 1890]
folder
OD1199 Twenty-ninth Regiment of the United States Colored Troops muster rolls; includes lists of troops in Companies A, B, C, G, H and K and their pay from December 31 through June 30; stationed near White Ranch, Texas, June 30, 1865