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Written by:
Sanders D. Oliver, American, born 1827  Search this
Park W. DeFrance, American, born 1818  Search this
Subject of:
John Holly, American, died 1857  Search this
John D. Holly, American, born 1819  Search this
iron gall ink on laid rag paper
H x W (Folded in half): 12 3/8 × 7 15/16 in. (31.5 × 20.1 cm)
H x W (Unfolded): 12 3/8 × 15 13/16 in. (31.5 × 40.2 cm)
Place depicted:
Carroll Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
A document summarizing the procedure and sale of four enslaved persons, identified as [Banks, aged thirty years, Kitty aged nineteen and her child Lizzy aged three years, Octavo aged ten years], at auction from the estate of James Holly to his son, John D. Holly. The four people are sold for a total of $3,075 dollars in cash to John D. Holly, likely the son of James. The document notes that the auction was properly advertised in the Bayou Mason Times, printed in the town of Floyd in Carroll Parish, for thirty days before sale. The paper is machine-made, faux-laid paper with blue pigment tint; the color is faded and yellowed at edges and folds. The verso, which when folded appears as the cover, contains summary of the content and notes it was filed January 13, 1858.
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Families  Search this
Finance  Search this
Men  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture