Kentucky Slave Dealer Receipt Book (Transcription)

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Kentucky slave dealer receipt book (transcription)
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a typewritten transcription of a Kentucky slave dealer's receipt book and a photocopy of the book's first page. The transcription records the information written into the blank spaces on the printed receipts. The photocopy shows the placement of that information and the form of the receipts.

The dealer used the book to record sales of slaves in Fayette County, Kentucky over a three-year period (1851-1853). The receipt list the name of the slave sold, his or her appearance and approximate age, the price paid, and the purchaser's name.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 1965

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  February 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Ila Goodell, 1960-04-04. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Account books

Personal Name(s)

  • Goodell, Ila, Mrs.


  • Slave records -- Kentucky
  • Slave trade -- Kentucky

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Collection Inventory


Receipt Book 1851-1853