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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 889.478

Evert Jansen Wendell collection of slavery and indenture contracts

Overview

Documents concerning the sale or indenture of Black enslaved people in New York.

Dates

  • 1796-1829

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.2 linear feet (1 volume)
3 documents concerning the sale or indenture of Black enslaved people in New York.

Arrangement

Arranged as bound in volume.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell, 1860-1917; received: 1918.

Processing Information

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Processing Information This finding aid was revised in 2021 to address outdated descriptive language. During that revision, description was changed in the title and all fields including the title. The title was formerly "Evert Jansen Wendell collection of contracts for sale of slaves" and was briefly altered to "Evert Jansen Wendell collection of contracts for the sale of enslaved people." Due to the contents also including indenture contracts, the title has been adjusted to "Evert Jansen Wendell collection of slavery and indenture contracts." If you have questions or comments about these revisions, please contact Houghton Library. For more information on reparative archival description at Harvard, see Harvard Library’s Statement on Harmful Language in Archival Description.
Link to catalog
Title
Wendell, Evert Jansen, 1860-1917, collector. Evert Jansen Wendell collection of slavery and indenture contracts, 1796-1829: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00197

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