Bill, an enslaved blacksmith, bill of sale

Abstract

Bill, an enslaved blacksmith, bill of sale (dated 1830; 0.01 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a handwritten bill of sale documenting the sale of a man known only by his first name, Bill, by enslavers Burgess Greenfield to Malcom McNeill in Christian County, Kentucky, for 600 dollars.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Bill, an enslaved blacksmith, bill of sale
Date
1830
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Bills of sale.
Enslaved persons
Enslaver
Slavery -- Economic aspects
Slavery -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Carol Street
Preferred Citation
2012ms793 : [identification of item], Bill, an enslaved blacksmith, bill of sale, 1830, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Bill, mentioned only by his first name, was an enslaved man who worked as a blacksmith for enslaver Burgess Greenfield in Christian County, Kentucky. At the time of the sale on 9 April 1830, his age was estimated to be between 40-45 years. He was sold to enslaver Malcom McNeill, also of Christian County, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
Bill, an enslaved blacksmith, bill of sale (dated 1830; .01 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a handwritten bill of sale documenting the sale of a man known only by his first name, Bill, by enslavers Burgess Greenfield to Malcom McNeill in Christian County, Kentucky, for 600 dollars.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Bill of sale, 1830 April 9

  • Box MS-10, folder 1
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