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Guide to the Queens County, N.Y. enslaved people bills of sale 1978.010

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Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 13, 2021
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 Revised by Amy Lau, Archivist, to remediate oppressive language from title, finding aid title, preferred citation, and abstract.  , December 2020

Descriptive Summary

Title: Queens County, N.Y. enslaved people bills of sale
Dates [inclusive]: 1751-1793
Abstract: This collection contains bills of sale for the purchase of enslaved people in Queens County, N.Y. from 1751 to 1793, prior to the abolition of slavery in New York State. Three of the six bills of sale document the purchase of enslaved people by the Wyckoff Family of Queens County, as well as John Van Wyck.
Quantity: 0.08 Linear Feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0074
Call Phrase: 1978.010
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.