Shoes for Harriette, an enslaved woman at Georgetown College, May 10, 1824

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Title

Shoes for Harriette, an enslaved woman at Georgetown College, May 10, 1824

Subject

Footwear; Slave Women; Slave labor; Slaves--United States--Social conditions; Master and Servant.

Description

On this account record from 1824, Mrs. Margaret Fenwick was charged for 4 pairs of shoes for her slave Harriette. She was also credited for Harriette's monthly wages at the College. Georgetown hired Harriette from Mrs. Fenwick from 1824 to 1826.

Upon her death, Mrs. Fenwick bequeathed Harriette to her son, the Rev. George Fenwick, SJ, who sold her in 1830 for $210.

Creator

Georgetown University Archives

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1824-05-10

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Relation

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Financial Ledger

Identifier

GSA329

Text Item Type Metadata

Text


  Mrs Margaret Fenwick.        Dr  
  To 4 pair shoes for Harriette… 7.00
281 Contra Cr By Harriotte’s wages up to May 21 57.00
  By 1 month’s wages Do ending June 21 1824 3.00

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Financial Records

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Citation

Georgetown University Archives, “Shoes for Harriette, an enslaved woman at Georgetown College, May 10, 1824,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed October 16, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/363.

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