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MS10-30 Slave Purchase Documents

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Slave Purchase Documents

Collection Title: Slave Purchase Documents

Series Number: MS10-30

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on June 10, 2010.

Date Listed: June 10, 2010

Date Span: 1853-1859

Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 1 legal size file folder; 3 items.

Type of Material: Legal documents.

Condition of Material: Fair with tears, foxing and fading due to aging and improper storage.

Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: N/A.

Scope and Content: Collections consists of three legal documents relating to the sale of slaves in the State of Tennessee. Two of the documents are photocopies. The sales were to Champion Terry of Henry County (1853), Redding Bonner of Warren County (1855) and Newton Young of Henry County (1859).

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Terry, Champion, 1786-

Young, Newton, 1815-

Bonner, Redding, 1787-

Slavery – Tennessee – History – Sources.

Henry County (Tenn.)

Warren County (Tenn.)