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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Cornelius Hawkins court testimony, ca. 1892

Cornelius Hawkins testimony from Beatty v Hawkins.pdf

Testimony of Cornelius Hawkins in the 1893 case of Beatty et. al. v. Hawkins et. al. (45 La. Ann). Hawkins testifies that he had rented land to grow…

Louisa Mason obituary, 1909

Louisa Mason obituary from St Mary's Beacon 1909-07-22.pdf

An obituary published in the St. Mary's Beacon, July 22, 1909, honoring the life of Louisa Mason (b. 1812), an enslaved woman owned by the Maryland…

Letter from James Van de Velde, S.J. to Ignatius Brocard, S.J., November 27, 1848

GTM119b69f18i13abc Van de Velde to Brocard 1848-11-27.pdf

Fr. Van de Velde pleads with the Jesuit Provincial in Maryland to contribute $1000 for a church in Louisiana for use of the enslaved people they had…