The Georgetown Slavery Archive is a repository of materials relating to the Maryland Jesuits, Georgetown University, and slavery. This project was initiated in February 2016 by the Archives Subgroup of the Georgetown University Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation and is part of Georgetown University's Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation initiative. Our research is ongoing.

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"Crossing the river," Iberville South, August 11, 1894

Iberville South 1894-08-11.pdf

A short article in the Iberville South reports the death on August 4, 1894 of an unnamed African American woman at the age of 103. The article…

Slaveholding and Judicial Opinions of William Gaston (2022)

Gaston Letter to DeGioia_with New Inventory_10-17-22.pdf

William Gaston (1778-1844) was Georgetown's first student, enrolling in the school in 1791 before transferring to Princeton. As a congressman from…

Inventory of William Gaston's estate, April 19, 1844

Gaston estate inventory 1844-05.pdf

William Gaston (1778-1844) was Georgetown's first student, enrolling in the school in 1791 before transferring to Princeton. As a congressman from…

Moses and Eliza Taylor run away, March 15, 1842

Moses and Eliza Taylor ad American_and_Commercial_Daily_Advertiser_1842-03-15_3.pdf

An advertisement in the American and Commercial Daily Advertiser dated March 15, 1842 reports the escape of Moses Taylor from his owner, James Evans,…

Baptism of Noble Taylor, November 2, 1832

Noble Taylor baptism 11-02-1832 from White Marsh sacramental register .pdf

Baptismal record for Noble, the son of Moses Taylor and Eliza Dorsey, dated November 2, 1832. Moses Taylor was owned by Joseph Evans, and Eliza …