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18th Century

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

GSA224: The Margaret, 1718

GSA248: Bohemia's schoolmaster pays Ben and Jack, two enslaved men, 1746

GSA223"Charity to Negroes:" Rev. George Hunter's reflections on the treatment of slaves, 1749

GSA252: Children born into slavery at Bohemia, 1750-1760

GSA157Children born into slavery at Newtown, 1752-1770

GSA39: Children born into slavery at Port Tobacco, February 22, 1755 through April 2, 1778

GSA245: The Jesuits of Bohemia purchase Tom, April 1756

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)

GSA246: The Jesuits of Bohemia purchase Charles, April 1761

GSA247: Summer clothes for the enslaved at Bohemia, June 1761

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)

GSA159: Births at Newtown, 1782-1796

GSA203: Rev. Leonard Neale purchases Charles from Rev. Sewall SJ, July 1788

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

GSA184: The Sale of Nell and her son Perry, July 1790

GSA185: A Payment for Esther, July 15, 1790

GSA186: Medical Treatment for Stephen, September 8, 1790

GSA156: Slaves at Newtown before 1791

GSA183: The sale of Kate, Jonathan, and Bob to John Carty, July 1791

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

GSA249: The sale of Sarah and Jerry from Bohemia, 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

GSA250: The purchase of Mary and her children, February 1792

GSA230: The sale of William to Robert Milligan, Bohemia, March 1792

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

GSA254: Child Labor at Bohemia Plantation, July 1792

GSA255: The sale of Dina, Jacob, and Jemima for tools and a gray mare, 1792

GSA253: The sale of Mary and her children from Bohemia, April 1793

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

GSA256: The purchase of two enslaved men from Mr. Matthews, June 1795

GSA155: "Money arriving from the Sale of Negroes:" Proceedings of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergy, Aug. 25, 1795

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

GSA213: The Jesuits of St. Thomas' Manor purchase Jess, January 1, 1796

GSA259: Fr. Ambrose Maréchal hires out Joseph from Bohemia Plantation, February 1, 1796

GSA228: Sale of Henny from Bohemia, April 1796

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

GSA164: "In the service of the Bishop": Proceedings of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, March 29th, 1797

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

GSA214: Jesuits buy an enslaved woman for 145 pounds of pork, May 18, 1798

GSA215: The Sale of John for $240, September 17, 1798.

GSA231: Boarder James Kannady hires Zellam, an enslaved person at the College, 1799

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

GSA240: Georgetown College hires Jane, an enslaved woman, 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

GSA165: An Injurious Manumission: Proceedings of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, May 5, 1801

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

GSA153St. Joseph's farm inventory, including the names, number, and age of slaves, 1803 

GSA221: The Rev. Charles Sewall purchases Jane and her daughter Henny, April 9, 1803

GSA216: Nancy buys her daughter Sophia to set her free, September 19, 1803

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

GSA158Disposal of "Supernumerary" Slaves: Proceedings of the Roman Catholic Clergy, April 25th, 1804

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

GSA199: Coffin and Burial for Phil, August 1804

GSA238: Georgetown College hires Polley and Suckey from Charles Boarman, 1804

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

GSA204: Bishop Leonard Neale provisions his Slaves at Georgetown College, 1805. 

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

GSA241The Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen orders the sale of "superfluous slaves" to pay debts, July 1805

GSA243Georgetown College pays to capture Spalding, a runaway slave, August 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

GSA229: Georgetown College hires a slave from Charles Boarman, February 1807

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

GSA166: "Dispose of them:" Proceedings of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, May 12, 1808

GSA196A Loan to Buy Len, Oct 18, 1808

GSA177: The sale of George and two families, June 1809

GSA178: "To Humane and Christian Masters:" The Disposal of Sarah's Children, June 1809

GSA179: Resolution to apprehend Tom, June 1809

GSA201:Valuation of George Fenwick's Slaves, 1809

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

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

GSA197: Bishop Neale hires out Stashy and Jenny to the College, March 2, 1812

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

GSA257: The death of Peter at Georgetown College, March 24, 1813

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

GSA198The College hires out Billy to Mr. Holmead for a year, January, 1815

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

GSA233: Enslaved carpenters at Old North, 1815-1817

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

GSA182: The Sale and Manumission of Regis, 1816

GSA212: Br. Mobberly purchases shoes for James, groom of St. Inigoes, July 2, 1816.

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

GSA209Distribution of shoes at St. Inigoes, March 1818

GSA181: The Void Sale of Catherine Venus, June 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

GSA174: "Present State of the College," 1820

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

GSA211: Newtown Plantation exchanges whiskey for a pair of shoes for Charles, December 1820.

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

GSA168: Clem hired out, 1821- 1827 

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

GSA226: Fr. Neale pays Georgetown College for the "boots of his servant," 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

GSA200A pass for Stephen, July 5, 1827

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

GSA171:"To a free colored man to buy his wife," 1827

GSA163:  "For fuel, servants, &c." Regulations for students, 1828 

GSA160: Gabe obtains "leave to buy himself free," 1828

GSA227: A payment for "Fr Neales servants," 1830 

GSA162: James Reilly hires Stephen, 1830  

GSA180: The Sale of Maria's Children, April 21st, 1830

GSA202: The Sale of Harriet by George Fenwick, SJ, August 1830

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

GSA244Philodemic Society debates about slavery, race, and secession, 1830-1875

GSA70: St. Inigoes tax assessment, 1831

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

GSA154: "The Value of the Slaves:" State of the Farm and Mission of St. Joseph, June 28-30, 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

GSA222: "They all have heard:" Fr. Havermans writes to Fr. Fenwick on the sale of slaves from Newtown, July 17, 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 

GSA167: "Mr. Lloyd for Archey," 1832 

GSA205: Georgetown College sells Gabe, March 20, 1833.

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

GSA242The Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen approves the sale of slaves from Bohemia Plantation, August 1833

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

GSA237: "This Charge for Servants Hire is very Large," 1833 

GSA236: A wedding gift for Mat, an enslaved person at the College, 1834

GSA36: The Liberia option, October 17, 1834

GSA251: Report on the Maryland Provincial Congregation, July 1835

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

GSA235: Students at Georgetown College purchase "cloth for a servant," 1836

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

GSA173: Financial Statement of Georgetown College, 1838

GSA131: The College hires two slaves from Mitchell Bronaugh, April 15, 1838 through January 9, 1843

GSA206Jesse Batey advertisement, Washington Globe, May 29, 1838

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

GSA208: "What will become of me?": Fr. Havermans reports on the anguish of the slaves, October 20, 1838 and November 12, 1838

GSA207: "old Isaac is quite cheerful": Fr. Grivel to Fr. Lancaster, November 6, 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

GSA210: "he is preparing a brig for carrying them:" Fr. Grivel to Fr. Lancaster, Feb 8, 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

GSA170: Charles R. Queen uses wages of an enslaved man to pay tuition costs, 1841 

GSA35: Georgetown College Financial Statement, July 31, 1841

GSA220"Carried there in abundance:" Georgetown's Procurator objects to the food rations for black workers in the wash house, 1841

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

GSA258: Bill of sale for Len, September 4, 1843

GSA161: Cash paid to "servant" for work done at observatory, 1843

GSA225: The College hires "Mr. Pendal's Col'd Man," 1843

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

GSA175: Sale of Aloysius to J. P. Gannon, 1844 

GSA218Cash paid "2 Negroes for Working at Observatory," 1844

GSA169:  Student John Duncan's bills to be paid with the proceeds of cotton sale, 1845 

GSA176:  Hire of James Greenwell, 1845

GSA219Alms for freedom,  1845

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

GSA232: Georgetown College hires Jacob, an enslaved cook, 1849-1850 

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

GSA239Georgetown College hires Salvadore, an enslaved man, 1850

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

GSA217: Compensation claim of Dr. Noble Young, May 2, 1862

GSA234: Compensation Claim of Dr. Charles H. Liebermann, June 28, 1862

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

GSA195: ARTH 354 Georgetown Memorial Proposal, 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

GSA187: Podcast: Frank Campbell's Photograph, 2017

GSA188: Podcast: Buildings and Memorials, 2017

GSA189: Podcast: Since Last We Met, 2017

GSA190: Podcast: Humanizing the Narrative: The Queen Family, 2017

GSA191: Podcast: Education Across Generations, 2017

GSA192: Podcast: Black Students at GU and the Legacy of Slavery, 2017

GSA193: Video: The Good Work, 2017

GSA194: Video: Naming Reconciliation, 2017

GSA172Archaeological Investigations at Newtowne Neck State Park (2017)