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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Death of Dick, 1829

Dick last rites.pdf

These two documents from 1829 relate to the death of Dick, a man enslaved on Georgetown's campus. On September 11, 1829 an entry in the campus' daily…

Undated inventory of enslaved people and livestock at White Marsh and Fingal, ca. late 18th century


This undated census from the late eighteenth century records the names of enslaved children "unable to work," as well as the names of superannuated…

Fr. Fenwick requests approval to sell slaves from Bohemia Plantation, 1816.


This letter from Fr. Fenwick to Fr. Neale illustrates the Jesuits' intent to sell their slaves from Bohemia plantation for a term of years, as well as…

Fr. Ambrose Maréchal hires out Joseph from Bohemia Plantation, 1796


These articles of agreement describe the terms on which Joseph, an enslaved man at Bohemia plantation, in Cecil County Maryland, was hired out by Fr.…

Bill of sale for Len, September 4, 1843


In this bill of sale, dated September 4, 1843, Jane E. Smith sells an enslaved man named Len to Rev. Woodley for 400 dollars. Rev. Woodley was the…