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Timeline of items by creation date.

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18th Century

GSA123: James Carroll, "An account of my negroes," September 27, 1715

GSA39: Slave births at Port Tobacco, February 22, 1755 through April 2, 1778

GSA47: Rev. Joseph Mosley's record of baptisms in St. Joseph's and St. Mary's County, August 14, 1760 through September 5, 1799 (transcription)

GSA46: Marriage register for Southern Maryland, the Eastern Shore, and Delaware, December 1762 through January 28, 1802 (transcription)

GSA53: White Marsh memorandum, 1764

GSA66: Slaves at St. Joseph mission, Talbot County, Md., March 18, 1765 through November 4, 1770

GSA64: The Maryland Missions, April 23, 1765

GSA49: Baptisms in St. Mary's County, Md., recorded by Rev. James Walton SJ, November 29, 1766 through August 11, 1794 (transcription)

GSA31: Proceedings of the General Chapter at White Marsh, May 15, 1789

GSA30: Edward Queen petitions for his freedom, October 15, 1791

GSA96The College hires "Nat Negro," January 4, 1792 through January 4, 1795

GSA109: Clem Hill defrays sons' College expenses through slave sale and slave labor, February 9, 1792 through November 7, 1793

GSA62: The College hires Sukey, March 27, 1792 through March 27, 1797

GSA7: A slave's marriage at Georgetown, January 1, 1795

GSA110College director Peter Carlisle borrows money to pay for slave, December 9, 1795

GSA111The College hires Milly, May 1, 1796 through October 10, 1796

GSA116An unnamed slave woman labors and dies at the College, January 8, 1798 through December 31, 1798

GSA115The College hires Joseph, Nicolas, and Lealam from the Fevrier Family, April 16, 1798 through January 5, 1802

GSA152"Bohemia affairs": Proceedings of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy, Oct. 9, 1799

GSA117: The College hires Peter, October 28, 1799 through October 28, 1801

GSA93: The College hires Sukey and Becky, March 1800 to November 1803

GSA128Stephen and Tempey "Boath Ran away" from the College, March 25, 1800 through October 1800

GSA118The College hires out Zealam to Mrs. McDermott, July 15, 1800

 

19th Century

GSA119Boarder sells "Negro Man George" to College, March 14, 1801

GSA67: President of Georgetown College Rev. Leonard Neale buys a slave named Wat, March 31, 1802

GSA121Several students purchased "servants attendance," May 23, 1803 through September 15,1804

GSA120The College hires out "Negro George" to cobbler Thomas Hyde, December 8, 1803 through July 5, 1805

GSA98: The College hires several slaves from Ann Fenwick, January 1804 through January 1806

GSA122Joseph Stone hires out "Negro Charles" to William Nevitt, July 22, 1804 through July 28, 1805

GSA127Georgetown College rosters, including servants and slaves, January 1, 1805 through January 1, 1816

GSA103: "Spalding has runned away": Leonard Neale to Francis Neale on the management of the Missions, July 15, 1805

GSA100: "The sale of two unnecessary negroes": Bishop Carroll to Fr. Neale proposing the sale of slaves, November 12, 1805

GSA38: Slaves born at Newtown, April 5, 1806 through 1835

GSA106: "4 Sick Grown Hands": Letter from Fr. Brooke to Fr. Neale on a disease outbreak among the slaves of Newtown, October 1806

GSA112: The President of Georgetown, Robert Molyneux, asks Fr. C. Neale to secure payment for his slave, Suckey, October, 1806

GSA124Boarder sells Isaac to College, March 10, 1807

GSA101: "An Unfounded Claim": Bishop Carroll berates the President of Georgetown College for his claims of ownership over the slaves of Bohemia, December 1807

GSA95Future President of Georgetown College, Rev. Francis Neale, Purchases an Unnamed Enslaved Woman, 1808

GSA29: Priscilla Queen petitions for her freedom, January 8, 1810

GSA97The College sells an unnamed "Negro Woman" to Philip Bussard, July 6, 1810

GSA104A "Multiplicity of Deaths": Fr. Mobberly to Fr. Grassi, on a series of deaths that occurred at St. Inigos, 1812

GSA149A "Great Coat to Old Billy": Will of Rev. John Rosseter, O.S.A., 1812

GSA16: Cassimir, from John McElroy Journal, July 18, 1813

GSA17: The number of our family, from John McElroy Journal, November 30, 1813

GSA18: Feast of St. Xavier, from John McElroy Journal, December 3, 1813

GSA19: Total number of persons, 1814, from John McElroy Journal, January 1, 1814

GSA20: Isaac runs away, but is captured and sold, from John McElroy Journal, January 29-30, 1814

GSA45: Runaway ad for Isaac, February 1, 1814

GSA130The College pays runaway Isaac's jail fees, February 9, 1814

GSA21: A "negro woman" left at the College, from John McElroy Journal, July 5, 1814

GSA22: The number of persons at the College, from John McElroy Journal, Dec. 31, 1814

GSA58: "We are in the dark as long as we keep slaves": Fr. Joseph Mobberly SJ calculates the cost savings from emancipation, February 5, 1815

GSA32: Fanny & her family, September 19, 1815

GSA102: "Sales of Negroes for Life": Archbp. Carroll expresses his surprise that slaves were sold against the Corporation's orders, October 1815

GSA134: "Valuation of Rev. Ashton's Negroes," November 11, 1816

GSA23: Death and burial of Billy the Blacksmith, August 16-17, 1817

GSA90: Holy Trinity Church death records, 1818 through 1867

GSA24: Davy threatened with sale, January and February 1818

GSA25: Mass at Trinity Church, March 29, 1818

GSA48: White Marsh, Register of Baptisms, October 25, 1818 through December 10, 1822 (transcription)

GSA26: Claims to freedom, May 14, 1819

GSA72: Baptism of Sylvester, June 4, 1819

GSA27: School for Colored Persons, June 6, 1819

GSA136: Br. Mobberly recounts the whipping of Sucky, an enslaved woman at St. Inigoes, The Mobberly Diaries, Part I, 1820 

GSA138: "One Peck of Meal": Food Rations and Social Conditions at St. Inigoes, The Mobberly Diaries, Part I, 1820.

GSA140"Masters must answer," The Mobberly Diaries, Part I, 1820

GSA148: "Negroes taken out of Prison": The Mobberly Diaries, Part I, 1820

GSA137: Map of St. Inigoes with "Slave House," The Mobberly Diaries, Part I, ca. June 1, 1820

GSA71: St. Inigoes tax assessment, March 21, 1821

GSA142"Cham's Descendants": The Mobberly Diaries, Part II, August 1823

GSA143: "Slavery is According to Reason": The Mobberly Diaries, Part II, August 1823

GSA144: "Slavery is Good, is Necessary": The Mobberly Diaries, Part II, August 1823

GSA28: William Gaston entrusts a slave named Augustus to Fr. Joseph Carberry, September 1, 1824

GSA150Agreement between Rev. Francis Neale SJ and John Butler, a free man, January 9, 1826 

GSA59: "I shall be obliged to sell our man not to separate man & wife" - A Jesuit priest tries to keep a family together, January 13, 1826

GSA133: "Deaths in our Family": Fr. Neale describes the dire conditions at St. Thomas Manor, January, January 9, 1827

GSA54: Fr. Neale's register, St. Thomas, June 17, 1827 through March 15, 1832

GSA125: The College exchanges Hillary for Gabe, October 13, 1827

GSA114: "One pair of shoes, one dress": The new owner of Harriet, a slave of George Fenwick, asks for his generosity to outfit her, Oct. 1830

GSA78: Philodemic Society Debate, late 1830 or early 1831

GSA70: St. Inigoes tax assessment, 1831

GSA135Fr. Joseph Carbery to Fr. George Fenwick on the conditions of slaves at St. Inigoes, March 16, 1831

GSA57: Fr. Peter Kenney, SJ.'s observations on the slaves at Bohemia, June 1831

GSA113: "She was once a slave": Sarah Brook, a slave of the Fenwick Family, requests her freedom papers, May 29th, 1832

GSA108:"Tired of Blacks and Business": Fr. Kenney to Fr. McElroy on the administration of the Missions, Aug. 19, 1832 

GSA107: "They want them... for their Plantations": Fr. Kenney to Fr. Neale on their plans to sell a group of slaves to a Louisiana planter, Sept. 10, 1832

GSA13: Report of Income &c. of Farms of St. Thomas Manor, By McSherry, likely July 1833

GSA14: Report of Income &c Newtown, By McSherry, likely July 1833

GSA15: Report on St. Inigos, By McSherry, likely July 1833

GSA34: Letter from Thomas Brown, a slave at St. Louis University, October 21, 1833

GSA36: The Liberia option, October 17, 1834

GSA80: Proslavery oration by Rev. James Ryder, SJ, August 30, 1835

GSA145"Cash for 11 Servants," September 19, 1835

GSA129John Hoover sells "Negro boy Mat" to the College, December 31, 1835

GSA87: "Is it expedient to sell these 300 slaves?": The Dubuisson Memorandum, 1836

GSA94: "A Dreadful Whipping": Fr. Beschter to Fr. Leavy on the whipping of a female slave at St. Inigoes, January 7th, 1836

GSA86: Fr. Roothaan, S.J. lays out the conditions for the sale of slaves, December 27, 1836

GSA131The College hires two slaves from Mitchell Bronaugh, April 15, 1838 through January 9, 1843

GSA91:  "I would be willing to take $450"Fr. Mulledy to Fr. McElroy on pricing slaves, June 12, 1838

GSA1: Articles of agreement between Thomas F. Mulledy, of Georgetown, District of Columbia, of one part, and Jesse Beatty and Henry Johnson, of the State of Louisiana, of the other part. June 19, 1838

GSA5: List of slaves sold by Thomas Mulledy, Fall 1838

GSA63: Census of slaves to be sold, Fall 1838

GSA8: Bill of sale for 56 slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson, November 10, 1838

GSA9: Bill of sale for 64 slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Jesse Batey, November 10, 1838

GSA10: Bill of sale for 84 slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson, November 29, 1838

GSA2: Manifest of the Katherine Jackson, December 6, 1838

GSA68: Georgetown College Financial Statement, January 1, 1839

GSA147"healthy and well pleased": Henry Johnson to Fr. McSherry, SJ, April 27, 1839

GSA146"old Isaac remained": Fr. Grivel to Fr. Lancaster, May 4, 1839

GSA56: List of slaves remaining on Estate and exchanged, no date--perhaps 1839

GSA79: Undated bill of sale for 11 slaves from Mulledy to Johnson, ca. 1839

GSA88: "A cruel overseer": Letter from Fr. Grivel to Fr. Lancaster, May 30, 1840

GSA35: Georgetown College Financial Statement, July 31, 1841

GSA126"Belonging to us": Fr. Dzierozynski recommends Nelly as housekeeper for Fr. Lancaster, January 29, 1843

GSA55: Henry Johnson renegotiates the terms of sale, February 17, 1844

GSA3: Letter from James Van de Velde, S.J. to Thomas Mulledy, S.J., March 28, 1848

GSA132: "She will not Rule Me": Fr. Steinbacher airs his grievances against the female slaves of Newtown, April 3, 1848

GSA82: Letter from James Van de Velde, S.J. to Ignatius Brocard, S.J., November 27, 1848

GSA151"I have parted from Nelly": Fr. Woodley to Fr. Brocard, September 25, 1850

GSA65: Henry Johnson slave sales, November 13, 1844 through January 5, 1851

GSA105James Henry Young labors for the College in slavery and in freedom, January 9, 1848 through May 5, 1864

GSA92: Advertisement for the sale of Jesse Batey's estate, including 119 "likely negroes," Daily Picayune, February 18, 1852

GSA6: Bill of sale from the heirs of Jesse Batey to Washington Barrow, January 18, 1853

GSA11: Bill of sale for land and slaves from Washington Barrow to William Patrick and Joseph B. Woolfolk, February 4, 1856

GSA37: Advertisement for Barrow & Armstrong Succession Sale, Southern Sentinel, February 23, 1856

GSA61: Chatham plantation, from Norman's chart of the lower Mississippi River, 1858

GSA12: Bill of sale for land and slaves from William Patrick and Joseph Woolfolk to Emily Sparks, widow of Austin Woolfolk, July 16, 1859

GSA99The College hires enslaved worker Aaron Edmonson, November 3, 1859 through September 26, 1862

GSA60: West Oak and Chatham plantations, from P.A. Champomier, Statement of the Sugar Crop Made in Louisiana in 1860-1861..., 1861

GSA75: Mrs. Emily Woolfolk contract with employees at West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, La., April 12, 1864

GSA73: Agreement with Freedmen of Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish, La., February 2, 1865

GSA76: Agreement with Freedmen on West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, La., April 3, 1865

GSA74: Final Pay Roll, Chatham Plantation, Ascension Parish, La., December 31, 1865

GSA69: Louise Mason and her children: the last slaves of the Maryland Jesuits, May 30, 1867

GSA77: Payroll of Laborers Employed at West Oak plantation, Iberville Parish, La., October 17, 1867

GSA84: Cornelius Hawkins court testimony, ca. 1892

GSA89: William Harris and Basil Butler donate land to the Catholic church for a school for black children in Iberville Parish, La., September 20, 1897

GSA81: Frank Campbell photograph, ca. 1900

  

20th Century

GSA33: Georgetown campus map showing cemetery and "servants' house," ca. 1905

GSA83: Louisa Mason obituary, July 22, 1909

GSA50: Map of Maryland Jesuit Stations, 17th-19th centuries, 1917

 

21st Century

GSA52: "I know that my Bennett ancestors were slaves to the Jesuits...": Interviews with descendants in Maryland from Louis Diggs' Surviving in America, 2002

GSA44: Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, "Jesuits' Slaves in the Family," 2008

GSA4: What We Know Booklet, Fall 2015

GSA40: "272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?" New York Times, April 16, 2016

GSA42: "Profile of Maxine Crump, descendant of one of the Georgetown slaves," The Hoya, April 29, 2016

GSA43: "Profile of Patricia Bayonne-Johnson, descendant of one of the Georgetown slaves," The Hoya, April 29, 2016

GSA41: "'A Million Questions’ From Descendants of Slaves Sold to Aid Georgetown." New York Times, May 20, 2016

GSA51: "Louisiana families dig into their history, find they are descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University." The Advocate, June 19, 2016

GSA85: Stained glass window, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Maringouin, La., 2017

GSA141How Do I know If I'm Related to the GU272? A guide from the Georgetown Memory Project (2017)