The Georgetown Slavery Archive is a repository of materials relating to the Maryland Jesuits, Georgetown University, and slavery. This project was initiated by the Archives Subgroup of the Georgetown University Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation.

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"Charity to Negroes:" Rev. George Hunter's reflections on the treatment of slaves, 1749

GTM119b57f01 Charity to negroes.pdf

In this reflection from 1749, Rev. George Hunter, the resident Superior of the Maryland Mission, contemplates the Jesuits' catechizing mission toward…

"They all have heard:" Fr. Havermans writes to Fr. Fenwick on the sale of slaves from Newtown, July 17, 1832


Fr. Havermans shares with Fr. Fenwick his worry that the slaves from Newtown are aware "that they are sold or about to be sold, and that they are to…

The Rev. Charles Sewall purchases Jane and her daughter Henny, April 9, 1803.


In this bill of sale from 1803, Dorothy Digges sells Jane and her daughter Henny to the Rev. Charles Sewall, the plantation manager for St. Thomas'…

The Margaret, 1718

Sale of Margaret Africans from Carroll Day Book 85C.pdf

Records of the slave ship Margaret out of London, which transported more than 100 captive Africans from Bunce Island to Annapolis in 1718. (Click here…

"Carried there in abundance:" Georgetown's Procurator objects to the food rations for black workers in the wash house, 1821

wash house complaints 2.pdf

This account of the wash house is part of a financial report made by the Procurator of Georgetown College in December 1841. He describes the "table at…