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COLLECTION Identifier: A/Y67

Bill of sale for Thankfull, an enslaved woman, 1803 April 27


Bill of sale transferring ownership of Thankfull, an enslaved woman, from John Youle to Daniel Tooker, for $200, in 1803.


  • 1803

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in bill of sale for Thankfull, an enslaved woman, may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

Collection consists of a bill of sale transferring ownership of Thankfull, a 23-year-old "Negro wench," from John Youle to Daniel Tooker, a tanner in New York City, for $200. Includes signature of witness and remnants of a seal.


John Youle was an iron founder in New York City.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2012-M68

The bill of sale for Thankfull, an enslaved woman, was acquired from William Reese Company, 2012.

Processing Information

Processed: June 2012

By: Anne Englehart

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

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Repository Details

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