Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 54

Price Realized: $ 1,440
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--REALITY PLANTATION, ONWARD MISSISSIPPI.) List of over 100 slaves, mostly from Reality Plantation, with allusions to other plantations at Kelsoe. Large, square folio sheet of lined blue paper, folded to form four pages, written on two sides and docketed on a third; with another narrow folio sheet of blue lined paper, written on one side with more slaves, in the same handwriting; paper watermarked 1857; creases where folded, some closed tears at folds. Mississippi, 1857-1859

Additional Details

A listing of slaves from the Reality Plantation with notes regarding the removal of some of the slaves to Onward. The second sheet with copious notations about moving slaves to Onward and Kelsoe. Beneath the number totals on the second sheet is the following notation: 'Born since the above was made out 1. Elya Ann, child of Almyra, born Dec, 25 1859, 2. Florence child of Pricilla born Jny. 2, 1860.' Lists like these provide an invaluable prime resource for genealogical research. There is a Reality Plantation Airport in Mississippi today.