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Appendix to Chapter One of John C. Bullitt's self-written sketch of the Bullitt Estate describing Jack Coleman, a musician enslaved by the Bullitt family, December 13th, 1919.

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Appendix to Chapter One of John C. Bullitt's self-written sketch of the Bullitt Estate describing Jack Coleman, a musician enslaved by the Bullitt family, December 13th, 1919.

Description

In a self-written sketch of his life, John C. Bullitt describes the people his family enslaved at Oxmoor plantation, including their daily lives, their work. John goes into detail about Jack Coleman, referred to as "Uncle Jack." Jack Coleman was a musician known for playing the fiddle, and was enslaved by the Bullitt family. He also mentions Williams, another musician, who played the clarinet and was enslaved as well. It is unclear who Williams's enslavers were. It is likely that this item is a 1919 reprint of John C. Bullitt's writing, first published in 1905, three years after his death in 1902.

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Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

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The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

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Johansen, Emma

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Mss_A_B937c-0231_001

Citation

John C. Bullitt, “Appendix to Chapter One of John C. Bullitt's self-written sketch of the Bullitt Estate describing Jack Coleman, a musician enslaved by the Bullitt family, December 13th, 1919.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 25, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3291.