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Theophilus W. Reynolds Estate Inventory

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS.0805
Overview Contains the estate for Theophilus W. Reynolds, totaling about $40,000.
Dates: 1855

Slaves of the Brazilian Royal Family Manuscript

Identifier: MSS.0806
Overview An account of births and deaths at Santa Cruz, an enormous royal plantation on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The table has a section for slaves (born, died, ran off, recovered) and for various types of livestock (cattle, sheep, horses, pigs). At the foot are noted the number of slaves, civilians, and soldiers who were in the plantation's hospital.
Dates: 1820

William Turner Lawsuit Collection

Identifier: MSS.0897
Overview The William Turner Lawsuit Collection is a small collection comprised of original, handwritten legal documents from an 1848-1852 dispute over the sale of a fourteen-year old enslaved girl, Phebe. 17 folders contain original letters; the other 10 are transcriptions created in 2017.
Dates: 1848-1852

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