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Linen Sheet
According to family narrative, this bed sheet was made by an enslaved weaver using flax that was grown on Dabney Carr Overton's farm in Fayette County, Kentucky. In 1830, Overton enslaved thirty-two persons, including twenty female children and…

Linen and Cotton Sheet
An 'M's & O's' patterned sheet made of linen and cotton. The family narratives for this linen sheet states that it was made in 1816 by Betsy Breckinridge Meredith, sister of John Breckinridge. Family narrative also states the flax was grown, spun,…

Iron Link
Small circular iron ring that was most likely part of a bigger link of chain. This link was found in a Kentucky basement said to hold enslaved people. It is an example of the type of restraints used on those in bondage and a stark reminder of the…

Travels through the states of North America, and the provinces of upper and lower Canada, during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797.
Includes view of the natural Rock Bridge, houses, conditions of the enslaved peoples,the land, cultivating tobacco, lower classes of people in Virginia, unhealthy apperances, the Shenandoa Valley, German immigratnts, landscapes, military titles that…

An Outline of the History of the Church in the State of Kentucky, During a Period of Forty Years
Contains memoirs of Rev. David Rice, and sketches of the origin and present state of particular churches, and of the lives and labors of a number of men who were eminent and useful in their day. Of special interests by David Rice are, "An Apistle to…

Richard Taylor deed, 11 November 1824
Deed from Richard Taylor of Oldham County to his daughter, Matilda Robertson, for his farm of 175 acres with other property, including nine enslaved persons.

Letter discussing slavery, 31 January 1806
Letter discussing the hiring out of enslaved persons over the Christmas holiday. Letter includes the names of the enslaved individuals.

Letter from John W. Hundley to David L. Ward, 6 February 1815
Letter to David L. Ward discussing the capture of the freedom-seeking enslaved man, Bristoe.

Letter from Francis H. Gaines to David L. Ward, 16 January 1815
Letter to David L. Ward discussing an man named Bristoe and his unnamed wife who fled from their enslavers.