2001 acquisition: Bill of Sale of "one Negro girl named Nancy, about three years old, from Thomas Maynard to John Stephen Hale, for the sum of 30 pounds, Frederick County, Maryland, June 13, 1796."
2002 acquisition: Receipt for a slave named Wilson, Jan. 19, 1863, and two carte-de-visite portraits: W.B. Mitchell, July 1880; and Pleasant A. Mitchell, undated. Gifts of Julie Clark.
2008 addendum : Manumission documents, bills of sale, a deed of title, a deed of trust, estate documents, 1710 document detailing the Carolina Colony Legal code for the punishment of runaway slaves, and other papers relating to slavery.
A contract for an indentured servant, 1770.
Slavery Documents, 1710-1865, Archives Center, National Museum of American History