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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Compensation claim of Dr. Noble Young, May 2, 1862

Noble Young compensation claim 1862.pdf

In 1862, Dr. Noble Young, Professor of the Principles and Practice of Medicine in the Medical Department of Georgetown College, submitted a petition…

Nancy buys her daughter Sophia to set her free, September 19, 1803


In 1803 Nancy purchased her daughter Sophia for $50. This transaction records a payment of 18.150 towards the purchase of her freedom.

The sale of John for $240, September 17, 1798


In 1798, the Jesuits received 90£ for the sale of John. His sale price was $240.