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Owned by:
Rouzee Family, American  Search this
ink on paper
L x W: 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (23.5 x 18.4 cm)
business letters
financial records
Place depicted:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Essex County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
October 19, 1829
This document is from a collection of financial papers related to the plantation operations of several generations of the Rouzee Family in Essex County, Virginia. The papers date from the 1790s through 1860.
This handwritten one page, double-sided document is a business letter written to a Mrs. Wintonne. It appears to pertain to the procurement of whips, a bonnet and other personal affects from Baltimore. It appears that the writer was the agent in charge of obtaining these items. In the letter the writer explains that certain things were unable to be purchased, chiefly the bonnet. The letter is signed by the writer, but is illegible. On the back of the letter is a list of names with numbers after them denoting yards of cloth to be purchased for clothing each person.
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African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Business  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Finance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Liljenquist Family
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Rouzee Family Papers
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture