Early Transatlantic Writing Project
Life in the Early Atlantic World
Col. Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson was a Texas patriot, town founder of Salado and Confederate War Hero.
Bell County, Confederacy, Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson, Pre Civil War, Robertson Plantation, Salado, Slavery, Slavery Quarters, Slaves, Texas
In this letter, Maud Fentress describes a number of things. She first describes how she feels about his being gone and the heartache she feels at his absence. As the letter continues,. Fentress details life at the plantation including her having to…
antebellum slavery, Civil War, Confederacy, Fentress, Fentress Family, letter, Military, mistress of house, sale, slave punishment, Slaves, Tennessee
This letter describes the sale of a family of slaves by Maud C. Fentress. The letter includes the dollar amount paid for the slaves as well as the anticipated future value of the slaves.
bill of sale, Civil War, family, Negro, Slaves
In this document, Hagerty gives physical descriptions of 8 of his slaves after they were stolen by Creek Native Americans.
This is a bill of sale of 20 slaves (all named and given ages) in Red River County. They are being sold by Pinkethman Hawkins to Rebecca Hawkins.
New Poem By Jupiter Hammon (1786) This poem by the slave-poet, Jupiter Hammon, was discovered in the archives of Yale University libraries in 2011-2012. It has recently been…
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