Students at Georgetown College purchase "cloth for a servant," 1836

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Title

Students at Georgetown College purchase "cloth for a servant," 1836

Subject

Slavery, Georgetown College, Student Accounts

Description

The 1836 account of Robert L. And William B. Scott records their student fees and expenses. On September 15 they were charged for various items of clothing, including "1 coat of grey (cloth for servant). This may suggest that the Scotts brought an enslaved person with them to campus.

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

15-09-1836

Contributor

Julia Bernier

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Records

Identifier

GSA235

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Mastrs,, Robt,, L. + W.m,, B. Scott [?]

 

                    To Geo. Town College, Drs,,

1836

Septr ,, 9th To 6 mos. board +c in adve. (Robt) ~              $100.00

//// ////-  To 1 silver spoon ________ ____                        2.25

/// “ 15 -  To  1 coat of grey (cloth for servant) $16.00    

        “    -  To  1 pr.boots ___ ______________          7.00

        “    -  To 1 pr. cassimere pants_   _______       7.00

        “    -  To //// vest striped silk__________       3.25  

        “    -   To 1 vest [?] silk                       _____       2.75

        “    -    To 1 pr pants grey cassinet  ___             4.25

        “    -    To 1 silk velvet vest ___ __________   5.50

        “    -    To 1 par pants blue cloth    ________   8.00

        “    -    To 1 doublet of blue cloth ________    8.75

        “    -    To 1 coat of grey cloth        ________  16.00

                                                                                                78.50

        “    - To 1 pr gloves + brushes  ___________ ____              1.62 ½

 

*Octr 27 – To 1 pr goves + brushes    ___            ________        1.62 1/2   

  Novr  17 – To 1 slate (lost) ____       _____    _________         0.18 3/4  

   “        18-  To 2 pairs shoues ___     _________________        4.75

   “        24- To 1 over- coat __ __             _________   ____      27.00

   “         “ – To 1 stiffener for cravat     __        ___________       0.12 ½

                                                                                           __________

                                                                                                $ 214.43 ¾

Original Format

Bill Book

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Citation

Georgetown University Archives , “Students at Georgetown College purchase "cloth for a servant," 1836 ,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed May 22, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/256.

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