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Dickinson, Hill and Co. Slave Trade Records
Scope and Contents
- Majority of material found within 1850 -- 1865
- 1838 -- 1865
- Dickenson, Hill and Co. (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Biographical / Historical
0.55 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
These records were found in the Ryder Collection of Confederate Archives in 2011. The Ryder collection was cataloged as part of the WPA in 1939/1940 but in later decades the catalog ( A Calendar of the Ryder Collection of the Confederate Archives at Tufts College 1940) was forgotten and library staff added other materials to the Ryder collection, usually items from the South, from the 18th and 19th century and around the time of the Civil War.
Because the correspondence was not part of the original Ryder collection - given Ryder's congressional testimony he only picked up archival material in and immediately around the Richmond capitol and Dickenson's offices at the time were several blocks away, the correspondence was identified, removed from Ryder and a separate collection was created.
In April 2021 this finding aid was reviewed for offensive description by Collections Management Archivist Adrienne Pruitt. Terms pertaining to slavery were updated according to P. Gabrielle Foreman, et al. “Writing about Slavery/Teaching About Slavery: This Might Help” community-sourced document, accessed December 15, 2020, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A4TEdDgYslX-hlKezLodMIM71My3KTN0zxRv0IQTOQs/mobilebasic.
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