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John Winston Coleman Jr. collection on slavery in Kentucky, 1780

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46m53 John Winston Coleman, Jr. collection on slavery in Kentucky, 1780-1940 46M53 Finding aid prepared by Sara Abdmishani Price University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 March 14 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-13T17:23-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard John Winston Coleman Jr. collection on slavery in Kentucky 46M53 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1.2 Cubic feet 3 boxes 1780-1940 The John Winston Coleman, Jr. collection on slavery in Kentucky, 1780-1940 is comprised of manuscript materials (1780-1940) and photographs gathered by John Winston Coleman, Jr. (1898-1983) while conducting research for his book Slavery Times in Kentucky (1940). Coleman, J. Winston, (John Winston), 1898- Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. Portions of the collection reside in the public domain, consult AV Archivist for details. Preferred Citation note 46M53 : [identification of item], John Winston Coleman, Jr. collection on slavery in Kentucky, 1780-1940, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Author and historian John Winston Coleman, Jr. (1898-1983) was born in Lexington, Kentucky on November 5, 1898. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with both a bachelor's and master's degree in mechanical engineering. Coleman served as president of the general contracting firm, Coleman and Davis, Inc. In the 1930s he became interested in Kentucky's history and published his first book, Masonry in the Bluegrass (1933). In 1936 Coleman retired to Winburn Farm located in Lexington, Kentucky to devote time to historic research and writing. He published dozens of books and pamphlets concerning Kentucky's history, including Stagecoach Days in the Bluegrass (1835), Slavery Times in Kentucky (1940), A Bibliography of Kentucky History (1940), Lexington During the Civil War (1968), and Historic Kentucky (1967). Coleman was a founding member of the Book Thieves Club whose members included Kentucky's Historian Laureate for Life Thomas D. Clark, Lincoln scholar William H. Townsend, Charles R. Staples, and Samuel M. Wilson. While researching his works Coleman collected historic manuscripts, books on Kentucky history, as well as photographs taken both by himself and others. Coleman died in Lexington, Kentucky on May 4, 1983. Scope and Contents note The John Winston Coleman, Jr. collection on slavery in Kentucky, 1780-1940 is comprised of manuscript materials (1780-1940) and photographs gathered by John Winston Coleman, Jr. (1898-1983) while conducting research for his book Slavery Times in Kentucky (1940). The manuscript materials include documents (both original and photocopies) and correspondence (mostly in the form of responses to query letters) regarding the day-to-day life of slaves, the economics of the slave trade, the Underground Railroad, and the abolition movement. Also present are broadsides and newspaper advertisements, typescripts, and galleys. Some of the original documents are bills of sale for slaves, certificates of freedom, indenture contracts, and legal petitions. Also present are a significant number of trial and litigation documents concerning slaves, slaveholders, and slave traders, especially Lewis C. Robards. The broadsides and advertisements advertise sales of slaves, rewards for runaway slaves, and solicitations for the purchase of slaves. Some textual materials were used as illustrations within the work. A bound volume contains Coleman’s notes from interviews he held with former Kentucky slaves (1939) and with Dr. Wilbur H. Siebert, the author of several books on the topics of slavery and the Underground Railroad. The photographs include images collected during the research for Slavery Times in Kentucky (1940). Some images were used in the book as illustrations. Included are portraits of freed slaves, slave and slaveholder housing, images of houses used as Underground Railroad Way Stations, slave prisons, portraits of abolitionists and slavery proponents, broadsides and advertisements for slaves, images of hemp fields, Main Street of Lexington, Kentucky in the 1860s, and a deed of emancipation. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Immediate Source of Acquisition note Donated in 1946 and 1964 by John Winston Coleman, Jr. Alexander, Robert Spreul Crawford Aitcheson, 1819-1867 Ashland (Lexington, Ky.) Birney, James Gillespie, 1792-185 Black, James Dixon, 1849-1938 Bodley, H. J. Bolar, Joseph, 1852-1947 Breckinridge, Robert J., (Robert Jefferson), 1800-1871 Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903 Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 Coleman, J. Winston, (John Winston), 1898- Cousins, Jennie Davis, Sanford Dunn, Nathaniel Elmore, Bell, 1867-1946 Fairbank, Calvin Fishback, James, 1776-1845 Hutchinson Family (Singers) Johnson, Eliza Jane Kinkead, George Blackburn, 1849-1940 Lewis, Lilliburn Lucas, Robert W. Mahan, John B. Marshall, George S. Marshall, Silas Norchutt, Joseph H. Owlsey, William, 1782-1862 Rankin, John, 1793-1886 Robards, Lewis C., 1818-? Rothier, Frank A. , 1853-1932 Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826 Shelby, James, 1784-1848 Shelby, Mary Pindell, 1786-1836 Siebert, Wilbur Henry, 1866-1961 Stone, Edward Stovall, Sonny, 1854-1941 Talbott, William F. Underwood, Warner Lewis, 1808-1872 Webster, Delia Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859 African Americans--Capture and imprisonment African Americans--Colonization--Africa, West Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century Antislavery movements--United States--Periodicals. Athens (Ky.) Broadsides--Kentucky--1850-1860--Sources Broadsides--Sources Caves Covington (Ky.) Fayette County (Ky.) Frankfort (Ky.) Freedmen--Colonization--Africa, West. Fugitive slaves--United States. Hemp industry workers--Kentucky Hemp industry--Kentucky--History Hemp industry--Kentucky. Historians. Historic buildings Icehouses--Kentucky Kentucky--History. Kitchens--Kentucky Knox County (Ky.) Lexington (Ky.) Mercer County (Ky.) Music title pages Plantation owners--Kentucky Plantations--Kentucky. Postcards. Proofs (Printing) Ripley (Oh.) Slave traders--Kentucky--Sources. Slave traders--Kentucky. Slaveholders--Dwellings--Kentucky Slaveholders--Kentucky Slaveholders--Kentucky--Sources Slavery Slavery, abolition, and emancipation Slavery--Economic aspects Slavery--Kentucky--Public opinion. Slavery--Kentucky--Sources Slaves--Dwellings--Kentucky Slaves--Emancipation--Kentucky Slaves--Emancipation--Kentucky--Sources Slaves--Kentucky--Biography Slaves--Kentucky--Interviews Slaves--Kentucky--Sources Slaves--Kentucky. Slaves--Legal status, laws, etc.--Kentucky Slaves--Social conditions. Slaves--Trials, litigations, etc.--Kentucky Slaves. True American (Lexington, Ky. : 1845) Uncle Tom (Fictitious character) Underground Railroad--Kentucky Underground Railroad--Ohio. Underground Railroad. Woodford County (Ky.)--History. Papers I. 1780-1940 Scope and Contents note Papers, 1780-1940 includes documents (both original and photocopies), correspondence (mostly in the form of responses to query letters), and notes gathered by Coleman during research for his work Slavery Times in Kentucky (1940). Also present are manuscript materials including the original manuscript and a galley for Slavery Times in Kentucky (1940). Some textual materials were used as illustrations within the work. A bound volume contains Coleman’s notes from interviews he held with former Kentucky slaves (1939) and with Dr. Wilbur H. Siebert, the author of several books on topics of slavery and the Underground Railroad. Original documents i. 1780-1860 Scope and Contents note Original documents, 1780-1860 consists of bills of sale for slaves, certificates of freedom, indentures, and petitions. Legal documents 1 1 1780-1850 Scope and Contents note Folder includes various legal documents such as a Land-Office Treasury Warrant (1780), a letter (1844) written by Kentucky State Auditor H.J. Bodley to Kentucky Governor William Owsley recommending the denial of a request for a pardon, and a petition (1850) signed by citizens of Athens, Kentucky expressing their irritation with slaves coming into Athens on Sundays. Bodley, H. J. Owlsey, William, 1782-1862 Free papers and bills of sale 1 2 1822-1860 Scope and Contents note Folder includes original bills of sales for slaves, indentures, deeds of emancipation, and free papers declaring individual slaves freed. Some documents are legal court documents. Trials and suits 1 3 1833-1855 Scope and Contents note Folder includes affidavits concerning failure to provide services for slaves, disputed sales of slaves, failure to pay debts owed on slaves, and correspondence between Lewis C. Robards and P. Robinson regarding a lawsuit. Robards, Lewis C., 1818-? Query letters ii. 1936-1939 Scope and Contents note Query letters, 1936-1939 includes correspondence (largely responses to Coleman’s query letters) from professors, librarians, authors, and other specialists regarding conditions of life for slaves, the Underground Railroad and fugitive slaves, the slave trade, the emancipation and abolition of slaves, and trials and suits regarding slaves and the slave trade. Responses may be in the form of narratives or may provide information regarding the area of expertise of the letters’ addressee. Authors of letters include Frederic Bancroft, Kentucky governor James Black, Elmer Decker, E.E. Hughes, W.H. Lindo, Lutie Poage Martin, Otis Mather, Mary T. Moore, J.B. Paxton, John E. Richardson, Otto Arthur Rothert, Dr. Wilbur H. Siebert, A.G. Sulser, Beatrice Critser Williams. Slave life and conditions 1 4 1938-1939 Scope and Contents note Folder includes responses to query letters sent by J. Winston Coleman, Jr. requesting information regarding the lives, customs, and conditions of slaves. Some correspondence provides autobiographical narratives while some provides information regarding research conducted by the letters' addressees. Information regarding slave marriage and religion, slave cabins and quarters, the effects of cholera on slavery, lists of slaves who left to Liberia, a transcribed letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe regarding Uncle Tom's Cabin, and a letter from Kentucky's Governor James D. Black expressing his opinion of slavery in Kentucky are present. Black, James Dixon, 1849-1938 Slave trade 1 5 1936-1939 Scope and Contents note Folder includes responses to query letters sent by J. Winston Coleman, Jr. requesting information regarding views held on the slave trade, sending slaves "down the river", and Bowling Green, Kentucky's (1823-1839) establishment of the pattyrollers (night watch or patrol). Also present are personal narratives regarding conditions within the slave trade as well as excerpts from the diary of Warner Lewis Underwood (1808-1872), U.S. Representative of Kentucky. Underwood, Warner Lewis, 1808-1872 Underground Railroad and fugitive slaves 1 6 1938-1939 Scope and Contents note Folder includes responses to query letters sent by J. Winston Coleman, Jr. requesting information regarding fugitive slaves, slaves heading North and the significance of the North Star, locations of fugitive slave settlements, and important crossing and Underground Railroad way station locations for fugitive slaves. Also present are references to newspapers from the North such as "The Voice of the Fugitive" and responses from Dr. Wilbur H. Siebert discussing his works and knowledge of the Underground Railroad. Siebert, Wilbur Henry, 1866-1961 Abolition and emancipation 1 7 1938 Scope and Contents note Folder includes responses to query letters sent by J. Winston Coleman, Jr. requesting information regarding conditions preceding and following emancipation and speeches and newspapers supporting abolition and emancipation. Some responses are in the form of narratives including a sketch of a Covington, Kentucky family, the Stephens. A transcribed letter from James G. Birney declaring the inconsistency of slavery with the Declaration of Independence and a transcribed conversation between James G. Birney and Henry Clay are present. A copy of an affidavit regarding Abraham Lincoln is also present. Birney, James Gillespie, 1792-185 Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 Trials and suits 1 8 1938-1939 Scope and Contents note Folder includes responses to query letters sent by J. Winston Coleman, Jr. regarding various suits and trials involving slaves and slave owners. Included are transcripts, wills, and court proceedings. Trial dates are 1812-1852. Documents pertaining to Lilliburn Lewis including his will and court summaries are present. Records regarding the murder of Edward Stone by slaves, a case filed for writ of habeas corpus on behalf of an African American woman, Eliza Jane Johnson, and records regarding the trial of John B. Mahan are included. An indictment against Harry Slaughter, a slave, for insurrection and conspiracy to commit murder and a case regarding Edward J. Doyle for inciting slaves to rebellion are also present. Correspondence between Coleman and W.H. Lindo regarding the trial and conviction of Thomas Brown and notes concerning the state of slavery in Knox County, Kentucky are included as well. Johnson, Eliza Jane Lewis, Lilliburn Mahan, John B. Stone, Edward Notes iii. 1784-1940 Scope and Contents note Notes, 1784-1940 includes notes and textual materials gathered by J. Winston Coleman, Jr. during the research of his work Slavery Times in Kentucky (1940). Such textual materials include transcribed letters regarding slave life, letters written by freed slaves in Liberia, song lyrics, wills regarding emancipation of slaves, transcribed interviews regarding the treatment of slaves during the slave trade, and notes and records concerning the cost effectiveness of slavery and Kentucky’s hemp industry. Also included are notes and gathered information regarding court suits, trials, and proceedings of slave traders and abolitionists. Broadsides and newspaper advertisements advertising slave sales, runaway slaves, and the emancipation of slaves are also present. Other published materials include a copy of Cassius M. Clay’s antislavery newspaper, the “True American” and a bill concerning the emancipation of slaves. Slave life and conditions 1 9 1819-1940 Scope and Contents note Folder includes letters and interviews regarding slave lives and conditions. Some letters are from freed slaves who returned to Liberia informing previous owners of their lives in Liberia. Also present are lyrics to slave songs, accounts of anticipated slave revolts, views on the treatment of slaves in Kentucky, narratives of conditions and treatment of mulattos by slaveholders, and transcribed correspondence between Cassius M. Clay and the citizens of Lexington, Kentucky regarding the "True American" newspaper. A will belonging to James Fishback providing instructions for the emancipation of his slaves and a letter (1848) to Mrs. Fishback from one of the liberated slaves is also included. Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903 Fishback, James, 1776-1845 Slave trade 1 10 1784-1939 Scope and Contents note Folder includes interviews and notes regarding the slave trade in Kentucky. Includes a transcribed interview with Judge George B. Kinkead regarding the sale of two female slaves and several other notes concerning the treatment of slaves during slave trades, the transport of slaves as coffle gangs, and the methods used to make slaves appear more marketable. A list of slave traders, a transcribed letter from Daniel Boone revealing his ownership and trade of slaves, and articles and notes regarding pattyrollers are also present. Kinkead, George Blackburn, 1849-1940 Economic aspects of slavery 1 11 1830-1938 Scope and Contents note Folder includes notes and records regarding the economic side of slavery. Included are lists of slave values and expenses associated with slaves. Also present are opinions regarding the cost effectiveness of slaves and correspondence written by an individual from the Boston Globe discussing the hemp manufacturing economy of Lexington, Kentucky. Trials and suits 1 12 1822-1858 Scope and Contents note Folder includes notes and gathered information regarding court suits, trials, and legal proceedings of slave traders. Much of the material is concerned with the dishonest sales of slaves, especially by Lewis C. Robards and Alfred O. Robards. A transcribed deed giving Lewis C. Robards and Alfred O. Robards power of attorney in the matter of slave sales for Joseph H. Northcutt and Robert W. Lucas is included (see Item 70). Court proceedings for the indictment of slaves for murder and an article from the "Ohio Coon Catcher." Fairbank, Calvin Lucas, Robert W. Northcutt, Joseph H. Robards, Alfred O. Robards, Lewis C., 1818-? Webster, Delia Broadsides and publications 1 13 1836-1862 Scope and Contents note Folder includes broadsides and newspaper advertisements advertising for runaway slaves, the sale of slaves, announcements for public meetings, and advertisements for wanted slaves. Also present is a broadside discussing the use of confederate currency, an issue of the "True American", Cassius Clay's antislavery newspaper, and a bill concerning the emancipation of slaves. Manuscript materials ix. 1939-1940 Scope and Contents note Manuscript materials,1939-1940 includes materials created and produced through the research, writing, and printing process of J. Winston Coleman, Jr.’s Slavery Times in Kentucky (1940). Included are note cards, a manuscript, half-tone illustrations, and the dust jackets and advertising leaflets used in the promotion of the work. Letters and lists 1 14 1940 Scope and Contents note Folder includes correspondence regarding editing of the manuscript, lists of references, and a list of proposed illustrations and photos for J. Winston Coleman, Jr.'s work "Slavery Times in Kentucky" (1940). Notes and labels 1 15 1940 Scope and Contents note Folder includes notes and labels used by J. Winston Coleman, Jr. as he wrote his work "Slavery Times in Kentucky" (1940). Manuscript 2 16 1940 Scope and Contents note Folder includes J. Winston Coleman, Jr.'s manuscript of his work "Slavery Times in Kentucky" (1940). Half-tone illustrations 2 17 1940 Scope and Contents note Folder includes half-tone illustrations used in J. Winston Coleman, Jr.'s work "Slavery Times in Kentucky" (1940). Dust jackets and advertising leaflets 2 18 1940 Scope and Contents note Folder includes dust jackets and advertising leaflets for the original 1940 printing of J. Winston Coleman, Jr.'s "Slavery Times in Kentucky." Slave Interviews, Notes and Data on Kentucky Slavery 2 19 28 March 1939 Scope and Contents note Folder includes J. Winston Coleman, Jr.'s bound notes from interviews he held with former Kentucky slaves and with Dr. Wilbur H. Siebert, the author of several books on slavery and the underground railroad. Galley 2 20 1940 Scope and Contents note Folder includes the galley produced for J. Winston Coleman, Jr.'s "Slavery Times in Kentucky" (1940). Coleman, J. Winston, (John Winston), 1898- Siebert, Wilbur Henry, 1866-1961 Photographs II. 1838-1940 Scope and Contents note Photographs, 1838-1940 includes images collected during the research for Slavery Times in Kentucky (1940). Some images are found throughout the work as illustrations. Included are portraits of freed slaves, slave and slaveholder housing, images of houses used as Underground Railroad Way Stations, slave prisons, portraits of abolitionists and slavery proponents, broadsides and advertisements for slaves, images of hemp fields, Main Street of Lexington, Kentucky in the 1860s, and a deed of emancipation. Freed slave portraits Jennie Cousins; written on back: "Aunt Jennie Cousins \\ My mother's first [illegible] as she appeared many years afterward \\ J.B.C." 3 1 undated Albumen cabinet card Bell Elmore; written on back: "Aunt Bell Elmore of Coletown, Fayette County." 3 2 undated Gelatin silver print Bell Elmore; written on back: "Aunt Bell Elmore of Coletown, Fayette County. Belonged to Geo Park of Madison Co. Grandfather of Cam Atty James Park \\ Her mother cooked for white folks an Aunt Bell waited on Miss Patsy (Park) served biscuits kept hot in a Flictor. \\ Her father belonged to Newmans on Marbel Creek Fayette County and he rode to Richmond horseback every week or two." 3 3 undated Gelatin silver print Elmore, Bell, 1867-1946 Unidentified African American female. 3 4 undated Gelatin silver print Old Black Joe Jr., former slave at Federal Hill of Bardstown, Kentucky known today as My Old Kentucky Home; written on back: "'Old Black Joe Jr.' // Rear of 'Old Ky. House'- // Bardstown Ky- // Aug-22-1931-" 3 5 22 August 1931 Old Black Joe Jr., former slave at Federal Hill of Bardstown, Kentucky known today as My Old Kentucky Home; written on back: "'Old Black Joe Jr.' // Rear of 'Old Ky. House'- // Bardstown Ky- // Aug-22-1931-" 3 6 22 August 1931 Gelatin silver print Unidentified African American couple form Mercer County, Kentucky; used as illustration facing page 51 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "OLD SLAVE COUPLE, MERCER COUNTY" 3 7 undated Gelatin silver print Joseph "Joe" Bolar born of Wilmore, Kentucky; summary of information written on back of picture: House slave of Squire John Parker who owned a mill. Freed by Patsy Parker, John Parker's granddaughter, and chose to stay as help for monthly pay. Stated that John Parker was a good owner who allowed marriages, gave gifts, and had an African American preacher. Was aware of Underground Railroad, but did not know the name of it. 3 8 undated Gelatin silver print Sonny Stovall of Keene, Kentucky; summary of information written on back: Believes he was born in 1851 and belonged to Hettie Hampton. After being freed, moved with parents until fighting in the Indian Wars in 1872 in Texas and New Mexico. Was set free by General Fry at Camp Nekow. 3 9 undated Gelatin silver print Slave quarters One story slave cabin; used as illustration facing page 50 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "OLD SLAVE CABINS AS THEY LOOK TODAY" 3 10 17 September 1939 Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; used as illustration facing page 50 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "OLD SLAVE CABINS AS THEY LOOK TODAY" 3 11 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; same cabin pictured in item 11 3 12 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; same cabin pictured in item 11 3 13 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; same cabin pictured in item 11 3 14 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; same cabin pictured in item 11 3 15 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; same cabin pictured in item 11 3 16 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; used as illustration facing page 50 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "OLD SLAVE CABINS AS THEY LOOK TODAY" 3 17 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; same cabin pictured in item 17 3 18 undated Gelatin silver print La Fayette Studio (Lexington, Kentucky) One story slave cabin 3 19 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; same cabin pictured in item 19 3 20 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; same cabin pictured in item 19 3 21 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; same cabin pictured in item 19 3 22 undated Gelatin silver print One story out house; written on back: "Stone out house \\ at \\ Buena Vista - [illegible] \\ home of Robert S. Todd" 3 23 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; written on back: "Old slave quarters in rear yeard of \\ 'White Hall' \\ M. Clay's Home. \\ near Richmond, Ky" 3 24 undated Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin 3 25 undated Gelatin silver print Graves, Goerge T. Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826 Shelby, James, 1784-1848 Shelby, Mary Pindell, 1786-1836 One story slave cabin and grave yard on Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby's property; written on back "Grave yard and slave Cabin at old Governor Shelby's Place on Richmond Road 8 miles from Lexington. Stones in yard show \\ In Memory, Mary Pindell Shelby departed this life July 26, 1836 in her 50th year. \\ In memory Genl James Shelby \\ Born Jan 15, 1784 Died Aug 15, 1848" 3 26 undated Gelatin silver print Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826 Shelby, James, 1784-1848 Shelby, Mary Pindell, 1786-1836 One story slave cabin and grave yard on Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby's property; written on back: "Slave cabin at governor Shelby's place on Richmond road, 8 miles from Lexington" 3 27 1939 Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; written on back: "Slave cabin on Porter Land Place 1939" 3 28 1 January 1939 Gelatin silver print One story slave cabin; written on back: "Cabin on Schuhart Place formerly Old Cassell home on Ash Grove Pike 1/2 mile off Nicholasville Pike". 3 29 11 January 1939 Gelatin silver print Two story, four room slave cabin; written on back: "4 room cabin on J. Means Robb Place 6 miles Nicholasville Pike from Lex." 3 30 11 January 1939 Gelatin silver print Slave prisons Slave handcuffs and leg irons; used as illustration facing page 242 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "SLAVE HANDCUFFS AND LEG IRONS" 3 31 undated Gelatin silver print Slave pen during the war; written on back: "Slave pen during war time. \\ in Ky"; used as illustration facing page 243 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "A SLAVE PEN DURING WARTIME" 3 32 undated Gelatin silver print Slave jail owned by Lewis C. Robards; written on back: "Robards slave jail \\ formerly on W. Short St."; used as illustration facing page 162 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "WHERE ROBARDS KEPT HIS 'CHOICE STOCK OF SLAVES'" 3 33 undated Gelatin silver print Unidentified brick building 3 34 undated Gelatin silver print Unidentified brick building; same building pictured in item 34 3 35 undated Gelatin silver print Locked doorway to unidentified brick building; same building pictured in item 34 3 36 undated Gelatin silver print Underground Railroad way stations The Rankin House located in Ripley, Ohio on Liberty Hill which overlooks the Ohio River. Owned by Reverend John Rankin and used as a way station for the Underground Railroad; written on back: "Rankin house, Ripley, Ohio"; used as illustration facing page 226 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "STATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD" 3 37 undated Gelatin silver print La Fayette Studio (Lexington, Kentucky) Rankin, John, 1793-1886 J. Winston Coleman, Jr. standing in front of the Rankin House located in Ripley, Ohio on Liberty Hill which overlooks the Ohio River. Owned by Reverend John Rankin and used as a way station for the Underground Railroad; written on back: "Rankin house, Ripley, Ohio. Slavery times in Kentucky. Opposite p. 226"; same house pictured in item 37 3 38 undated Gelatin silver print La Fayette Studio (Lexington, Kentucky) Rankin, John, 1793-1886 The Rothier House in Covington, Kentucky used as a way station for the Underground Railroad; used as illustration facing page 226 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "STATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD" 3 39 undated Gelatin silver print Coleman, J. Winston, (John Winston), 1898- Rothier, Frank A. , 1853-1932 The Rothier House in Covington, Kentucky used as a way station for the Underground Railroad; written on back: "Rothier house, Covington, Kentucky. Slavery time in Kentucky opp. p. 226"; same house picture in item 39 3 40 undated Gelatin silver print Rothier, Frank A. , 1853-1932 The Rothier House in Covington, Kentucky used as a way station for the Underground Railroad; same house picture in item 39 3 41 undated Gelatin silver print Rothier, Frank A. , 1853-1932 The secret tunnel leading from the cellar to the river in the Rothier House in Covington, Kentucky used as a way station for the Underground Railroad; written on back: "Covington, Ky \\ Rothier House \\ illus. in ok"; same house pictured in item 39 3 42 undated Gelatin silver print Rothier, Frank A. , 1853-1932 Wealthy planter houses Slave owner house; used as illustration facing page 18 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "FOLKS IN THE BIG HOUSE" 3 43 undated Gelatin silver print The Grange in Bourbon County, Kentucky the home of slave trader Edward Stone; written on back: "The Grange, Bourbon County. Early home of Edw. Stone, a slave trader who lost his life while taking a gang to Mississippi. This is about 4 miles n of Paris, on the Lex-Maysville pike."; used as illustration facing page 19 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "HOMES OF WELL-TO-DO PLANTERS" 3 44 1940 Gelatin silver print Coleman, J. Winston, (John Winston), 1898- Stone, Edward Lynnwood of Mercer County, the home of a wealthy planter; written on back: "Lynnwood, Mercer county. Slavery times in Kentucky opp. p. 19": used as illustration facing page 19 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "HOMES OF WELL-TO-DO PLANTERS" 3 45 undated Gelatin silver print Graves, Goerge T. Lynnwood of Mercer County, Kentucky, the home of a wealthy planter; written on back: "Lynnwood, Mercer county. Slavery times in Kentucky opp. p. 19": same house pictured in item 45 3 46 undated Gelatin silver print Scotland, the home of a weatlthly planter, on Locust Hill Farm in Frankfort, Kentucky; written on back: "Scotland, Franklin Co."; used as illustration facing page 19 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "HOMES OF WELL-TO-DO PLANTERS" 3 47 undated Gelatin silver print Coleman, J. Winston, (John Winston), 1898- Black Hills, the home of a wealthy planter; written on back: "Black Hills -\\ Lucas B. Combs' residence"; used as illustration facing page 19 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "HOMES OF WELL-TO-DO PLANTERS" 3 48 undated Gelatin silver print Home of a wealthy planter 3 49 undated Gelatin silver print Home of a wealthy planter 3 50 undated Gelatin silver print Woodburn Farm of Woodford County, Kentucky, owned by Robert Alexander who began Kentucky's thoroughbred industry ; written on front: "Woodburn-Woodford County, Ky \\ Alexander Place" 3 51 undated Gelatin silver print Alexander, Robert Spreul Crawford Aitcheson, 1819-1867 Detached kitchen, Woodford County, Kentucky; written on back: "Detached kitchen - [illegible] Farm - Woodford county"; used as illustration facing page 66 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "DETACHED KITCHEN, WOODFORD COUNTY" 3 52 undated Gelatin silver print Two icehouses at Ashland, Henry Clay's house; written on back: Icehouses at 'Ashland' - Henry Clay House 1939 [illegible]" 3 53 1939 Gelatin silver print Ashland (Lexington, Ky.) Portraits Scope and Contents note Includes portraits of anti-slavery and pro-slavery proponents. Robert J. Breckinridge; used as illustration facing page 290 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" 3 54 undated Gelatin silver print Breckinridge, Robert J., (Robert Jefferson), 1800-1871 Cassius Marcellus Clay 3 55 undated Gelatin silver print Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903 Robert Wickliffe; used as illustration facing page 290 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" 3 56 undated Gelatin silver print Wickliffe, Robert, 1775-1859 Downtown Main Street Lexington, Kentucky 1860s Pre-civil war Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky; written on back: "Phoenix Hotel far right \\ [illegible] 'rear' \\ In 1870s [illegible] Ph. Hotel \\ burned May 14, 1879"; used as illustration facing page 115 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "MAIN STREET, ANTE-BELLUM LEXINGTON" 3 57 undated Gelatin silver print Pre-civil war Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky; written on back: "Main Street in ante-bellum Lexington" 3 58 undated Gelatin silver print Hemp fields Unknown African American male with a hand brake in a field of hemp stalk stacks at at a Castleton Farm, Lexington, Kentucky; used as illustration facing page 35 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "OLD SLAVE WITH HAND HEMP-BRAKE" 3 59 1940 Gelatin silver print Coleman, J. Winston, (John Winston), 1898- Unknown African American male (same man pictured in item 58) breaking hemp on hand brakes in a field of hemp stalk stacks 3 60 undated Gelatin silver print Unknown African American male breaking hemp on hand brakes in a field of hemp stalk stacks 3 61 undated Gelatin silver print Unknown African American male breaking hemp on hand brakes in a field of hemp stalk stacks 3 62 undated Gelatin silver print Unknown African American male breaking hemp on hand brakes in a field of hemp stalk stacks 3 63 undated Gelatin silver print Stacks of hemp stalks in a hemp field 3 64 undated Gelatin silver print Coleman, J. Winston, (John Winston), 1898- Stacks of hemp stalks in a hemp field 3 65 undated Gelatin silver print Stacks of hemp stalks in a hemp field 3 66 undated Gelatin silver print Slave advertisements and broadsides Reproduction of a broadside printed on January 10, 1855 advertising the "Great Sale of Slaves" at Cheapside Slave Market in Lexington, Kentucky by John Carter of Carter Plantation at Quick's Run, Lewis County, Kentucky. 3 67 undated Gelatin silver print La Fayette Studio (Lexington, Kentucky) Reproduction of an advertisement for the purchase of slaves printed on July 2, 1853 advertising "$1200 TO 1250 DOLLARS! FOR NEGROES!!" by William F. Talbott of Lexington, Kentucky. Illustration on corner of advertisement used as cover illustration on Winston Coleman, Jr.'s "Slavery Times in Kentucky" 3 68 undated Gelatin silver print Reproduction of an advertisement printed in 1859 for the purchase of slaves by R.W. Lucas of Lexington, Kentucky advertising "A LARGE NUMBER OF NEGROES WANTED! The undersigned wishes to purchase throughout the year, a large number of SOUND AND HEALTH Negroes OF BOTH SEXES"; used as illustration facing page 227 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "LEXINGTON SLAVE DEALERS' ADVERTISEMENTS, 1859" 3 69 undated Gelatin silver print Carter, John L. Reproduction of an advertisement printed in 1859 advertising a notice of termination of the business relationship between Joseph H. Northcutt and Lewis C. Robards and Alfred O. Robards and an advertisement for "Negroes Wanted" by Joseph H. Northcutt, Silas Marshall, and George S. Marshall of Lexington, Kentucky. Also reprinted is item 69. Both reproductions used as illustrations facing page 227 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "LEXINGTON SLAVE DEALERS' ADVERTISEMENTS, 1859" 3 70 undated Gelatin silver print Carter, John L. Marshall, George S. Marshall, Silas Northcutt, Joseph H. Robards, Lewis C., 1818-? Reproduction of advertisements for the purchase of slaves by slaver dealers William F. Talbott and Lewis C. Robards 3 71 undated Gelatin silver print Robards, Lewis C., 1818-? Talbott, William F. Reproduction of advertisements for the purchase of slaves by slaver dealers Silas Marshall, George S. Marshall, and Joseph H. Northcutt 3 72 undated Gelatin silver print Carter, John L. Marshall, George S. Marshall, Silas Norchutt, Joseph H. Reproduction of an advertisement by Sanford Davis offering a reward for a runaway slave named Charles and a reproduction of an advertisement for the purchase of slaves by William F. Talbott 3 73 undated Gelatin silver print Carter, John L. Davis, Sanford Talbott, William F. Reproduction of an advertisement offering a 150 dollar reward for a runaway slave named Tom 3 74 undated Carter, John L. Deed of emancipation Reproduction of a deed of emancipation filed in the Jessamine County Court of Kentucky freeing Perry, a slave owned by Nathaniel Dunn 3 80 1838 Gelatin silver print Dunn, Nathaniel Published illustrations Scope and Contents note Includes previously published materials such as postcards and cover illustrations for music. A postcard picturing Uncle Tom and his cabin; caption on postcard: "UNCLE TOM AND UNCLE TOMS CABIN" 3 75 1938 Gelatin silver print Cline, W. M. A postcard illustrating Edward Stone leading a coffle gang with fiddlers playing in front; caption on postcard: "THE COFFLE GANG"; used as illustration facing page 146 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "EDWARD STONE'S COFFLE GANG" 3 76 undated Gelatin silver print La Fayette Studio (Lexington, Kentucky) Stone, Edward A postcard illustrating a sale of slaves; caption on postcard: "SOLD TO GO SOUTH."; used as illustration facing page 178 in Coleman's "Slavery times in Kentucky" with caption: "SOLD TO GO SOUTH" 3 77 undated Gelatin silver print La Fayette Studio (Lexington, Kentucky) The cover illustration for the song "Get off the track!" sung by the singing and touring anti-slavery Hutchinson family of Milford, New Hampshire 3 78 undated Hutchinson Family (Singers) A plate picturing Russell Cave in Fayette County, Kentucky from the Art Work of the Blue Grass Region of Kentucky, 1898 collection 3 79 1898 Photogravure