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1823 Hired Mat.pdf
This entry from Georgetown College's financial records for April 7, 1823 indicates the terms for the hire of Mat from Georgetown College to a Mr. Lunthicon [probably Linthicom] for $60 a year and "clothen."

Mat and Dick .pdf
This ledger page records the purchase of cloth and the "making & trimming" of various items of clothing for two men enslaved on campus. These records are undated, but likely from 1822.

Charles Taylor Marriage 1836.pdf
The marriage of Charles Taylor, a man enslaved at Georgetown College, to Mary Ann Boarman, a free woman of color, took place on September 22, 1836 at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown. Taylor appears to have been sold to the college by the Jenkins…

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 House Diary records that Father Van Lommel administered the Last Sacraments of the Church to Dick.…

1854_Fr Curleys map.pdf
This map was created by Father James Curley, S.J. circa 1854. Father Curley was a Professor of Physics, Mathematics, and Botany at Georgetown and was instrumental in the building of the campus Observatory. This map does not show a separate quarters…

Death of Peter-Grassi Diary.pdf
On March 24, 1813 Giovanni Grassi, SJ, President of Georgetown College, noted in his diary the death of Peter, an enslaved man at the College. Peter appears in the College census of servants from 1812 to 1813.

In his 2018 History honors thesis, ""Let us form a body guard for Liberty" – Conceptions of Liberty and Nation in Georgetown College’s Philodemic Society, 1830–1875," Jonathan Marrow (GU '18) compiled data on over 1,200 debates held by Georgetown's…

This college cash book records a payment of $5.00 given to Mat, an enslaved person, for his wedding on August 8, 1834.

Georgetown's accounts from 1807 register a payment of $26.00 to Charles Boarman for the hire of an enslaved woman. Boarman was a former Jesuit and a lay professor at the College.

father neale servant.pdf
This cash book entry from Georgetown College records a payment of $5 for "Fr Neales servants." Fr. Francis Neale was the manager of St. Thomas' Manor, one of the Jesuit missions.
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