Bill of Sale for Edny, 1858
- Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
- Vanderveer, J.
- Bill of Sale for Edny
- Collection No.:
- SC 0016
- July 1, 1858
- 1 legal folder, .08 Cubic Feet
- Language of the Material:
- English .
- The Bill of Sale for Edny, July 1, 1858, consists of a single hand-written receipt documenting the monetary value and sale of an enslaved girl by enslaver J. Vanderveer to a Mr. Ellison.
[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Bill of Sale for Edny, July 1, 1858, SC 0016, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
The document, dated July 1, 1858, describes Edny simply as a "Negro Girl…aged about sixteen years." As such, Edny was likely born into slavery at or around 1842. Her monetary value, as established by enslaver J. Vanderveer, was $550.00. As this bill of sale documents, Edny was then sold to a Mr. Ellison. No further information is available about Edny or her enslavers.
Scope and Content
The Bill of Sale for Edny, dated July 1, 1858, is a handwritten receipt documenting the sale of Edny, a sixteen-year-old enslaved girl, by J. Vanderveer to a Mr. Ellison. Edny's monetary value is documented as $550.00; payments were made to Vanderveer in five installments. The note details a guarantee of Edny's health, namely her eyesight.
One document housed in a legal folder.
Language/collection title concerning slavery and centering Edny was updated. 2020-06-02
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James Madison University Special Collections Library acquired this document at auction from Cohasco, Inc in January 2016.
Genre and Form
- Bills of sale
- Slave bills of sale
|Bill of Sale for Edny, July 1, 1858||box 1||folder 1|