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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Indenture relating to a plantation in Grenada, 1817

Identifier: Coll-98/4/8/8
Scope and Contents Large indenture on vellum relating to legal transactions concerning slaves and estates in St Andrews, Grenada (West Indies), involving mainly but not exclusively Evan Baillie, John and Catherine Bagot, and Alexander Fraser. The first page is a schedule of the enslaved people present on the plantation in 1817, and the children born in the following years. The list gives their first name, their origin, their age, and any 'distinctive mark'.
Dates: 1817

Notebook No.129, 3 January 1846-10 January 1846

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/129
Scope and Contents Notebook No. 129 was kept by Lyell during his trip to America in 1845-6, after his lecture tour, and contains his observations while he visited several plantations worked by enslaved people extracted from undocumented regions of Africa, and bought at auction. Mr. and Mrs. Lyell stayed with James Hamilton Couper at Hopeton plantation for two weeks in January 1846. Couper was a member of the British Royal Geological Society, and Lyell was President at the time. Hopetoun plantation was established...
Dates: 3 January 1846-10 January 1846

Notebook No.130, 10 January 1846-20 January 1846

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/130
Scope and Contents This notebook contains notes about slave religion, dances, festivities, and Lyell's observations of the lives of enslaved people in Georgia. This is interspersed with geological observations, lists of boxes sent and received of specimens, and cross section illustrations of landscapes. This notebook is mostly written in pencil. The index is located at p. 113-117, and is in pen. Unitarianism, Abolitionism p. 4 List of 'Boxes Sent'; shells,...
Dates: 10 January 1846-20 January 1846

Presscuttings, c1829-1864

 Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 1.24 (Formerly Gen 120): Series Coll-203/10 (Lyell 10)
Identifier: Coll-203/10 (Lyell 10)
Scope and Contents Presscuttings consist of:
  1. 1 indexed volume and 1 packet of presscuttings (1845-1848)
Dates: c1829-1864