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

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 17, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Queens County, N.Y. slave bills of sale
Dates [inclusive]: 1751-1793
Abstract: This collection contains bills of sale for the purchase of slaves 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 slaves 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.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Bills of sale

Subject Topics

  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- Queens County
  • Slavery -- New York (State) -- Queens County

Subject Places

  • Queens County (N.Y.)

Family Name(s)

  • Van Wyck family
  • Wyckoff family

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Queens County, N.Y. slave bills of sale, 1978.010, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source and date of acquisition unknown. The collection was formally accessioned in 1978.

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