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Auction 3075B

February 9, 2018 4:00PM

02-09-2018 02-09-2018

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Letter from John Edwards to George W. William, Esq.

Letter from John Edwards to George W. William, Esq.

Lot:
61
Sold for:
$123$100

Letter from John Edwards to George W. William, Esq., December 1824, regarding "hiring negro boys to make cigars." Note: John Edwards (1748-1837) was an American planter and statesman who was More ...

Hand-forged Iron Shackles

Hand-forged Iron Shackles

Lot:
62
Sold for:
$400$325

Hand-forged Iron Shackles, 18th/19th century. More ...

Leather Flail with Wooden Handle

Leather Flail with Wooden Handle

Lot:
63
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Leather Flail with Wooden Handle, 19th century. Provenance: A Sussex County, Virginia, family. More ...

Letter from Robert Doak Describing the Will of Thomas Chambers

Letter from Robert Doak Describing the Will of Thomas Chambers

Lot:
64
Sold for:
$923$750

Letter from Robert Doak Describing the Will of Thomas Chambers, September 21, 1856, Shelby County, Kentucky, who in his will set his slaves free and left them $2,000. More ...

Hand-forged Iron Shackles

Hand-forged Iron Shackles

Lot:
65
Sold for:
$185$150

Hand-forged Iron Shackles, 18th/19th century. More ...

Two Margaret McCoy Documents

Two Margaret McCoy Documents

Lot:
66
Sold for:
$923$750

Two Margaret McCoy Documents, Mississippi, 1825-26, listing household expenses, including slaves and cattle. More ...

Southern Patriot and Commercial Advertiser

Southern Patriot and Commercial Advertiser

Lot:
67
Sold for:
$185$150

Southern Patriot and Commercial Advertiser, Charleston, South Carolina, October 28, 1822, includes rewards for runaway slaves, framed. More ...

"$100 REWARD" Broadside

"$100 REWARD" Broadside

Lot:
68
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"$100 REWARD" Broadside, for Isaac Churcher, "swarthy complexion," framed. More ...

Stampless Letter from a Farmer in Jackson, Tennessee, to a Plantation Owner in South Carolina Regarding the Purchase of a Family of Neg

Stampless Letter from a Farmer in Jackson, Tennessee, to a Plantation Owner in South Carolina Regarding the Purchase of a Family of Neg

Lot:
69
Sold for:
$246$200

Stampless Letter from a Farmer in Jackson, Tennessee, to a Plantation Owner in South Carolina Regarding the Purchase of a Family of Negroes, 1835. More ...

Handwritten Letter to "Rev. E.T. Perry, Manual L School, Shawnee Nation," from the "Post Office for Indian Boys,"

Handwritten Letter to "Rev. E.T. Perry, Manual L School, Shawnee Nation," from the "Post Office for Indian Boys,"

Lot:
71
Sold for:
$111$90

Handwritten Letter to "Rev. E.T. Perry, Manual L School, Shawnee Nation," from the "Post Office for Indian Boys," first half 19th century, listing "the names of the Creek Boys," (toning, folds). More ...

Framed Bill of Sale for a "Negro Girl Mary,"

Framed Bill of Sale for a "Negro Girl Mary,"

Lot:
72
Sold for:
$984$800

Framed Bill of Sale for a "Negro Girl Mary," 19th century. More ...

Three Wrought Iron Branding Irons.

Three Wrought Iron Branding Irons.

Lot:
73
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Three Wrought Iron Branding Irons. More ...

Letter Concerning the "Sale of Grandmother's Negroes,"

Letter Concerning the "Sale of Grandmother's Negroes,"

Lot:
74
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Letter Concerning the "Sale of Grandmother's Negroes," Nicholasville, Kentucky, December 1841. More ...

Mistress Whip

Mistress Whip

Lot:
75
Sold for:
$11,685$9,500

Mistress Whip, wooden handle with braided leather, (leather broken). More ...

Mop Cap and Embroidered Pillowcase

Mop Cap and Embroidered Pillowcase

Lot:
76
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Mop Cap and Embroidered Pillowcase, 19th century. More ...

Young Girl's Dress

Young Girl's Dress

Lot:
77
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Young Girl's Dress, mid-19th century, handmade, (scattered holes). More ...

Stoneware Jug

Stoneware Jug

Lot:
78
Sold for:
$185$150

Stoneware Jug, Edgefield, South Carolina, alkaline glaze, slightly ovoid form with handle, ht. 16 1/4 in. Provenance: Purchased in Orangeburg, South Carolina. More ...

Green-glazed Redware Jar

Green-glazed Redware Jar

Lot:
79
Sold for:
$215$175

Green-glazed Redware Jar, 19th century. ht. 9, dia. 7 5/8 in. More ...

Glazed Stoneware Jug

Glazed Stoneware Jug

Lot:
80
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Glazed Stoneware Jug, Edgefield, South Carolina, 19th century, alkaline glaze, straight sides, with handle. Provenance: Purchased in Orangeburg, South Carolina. More ...

Hand-forged Leg Irons

Hand-forged Leg Irons

Lot:
81
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Hand-forged Leg Irons, 19th century. More ...

"Account of Sale of the Personal Property of Wm. G. Dekle Deceased and Hire of Negroes,"

"Account of Sale of the Personal Property of Wm. G. Dekle Deceased and Hire of Negroes,"

Lot:
82
Sold for:
$338$275

"Account of Sale of the Personal Property of Wm. G. Dekle Deceased and Hire of Negroes," January 1842, the first four entries of the document describe the "hire" of one negro man and three negro More ...

Letter from Joseph Meek of Nashville to a C. Hayes

Letter from Joseph Meek of Nashville to a C. Hayes

Lot:
83
Sold for:
$123$100

Letter from Joseph Meek of Nashville to a C. Hayes, August 27, 1835, concerning an attempt to buy slaves. Note: Joseph Meek was a known slave trader. More ...

Handmade Wooden Yoke

Handmade Wooden Yoke

Lot:
84
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Handmade Wooden Yoke, 19th century. More ...

Iron Shackles and Chain

Iron Shackles and Chain

Lot:
85
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Iron Shackles and Chain, 19th century. More ...

Iron Shackles

Iron Shackles

Lot:
86
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Iron Shackles, 19th century. More ...

Iron Cuffs

Iron Cuffs

Lot:
87
Sold for:
$123$100

Iron Cuffs, 19th century. More ...

Three Barrel-shaped Iron Locks

Three Barrel-shaped Iron Locks

Lot:
88
Sold for:
$185$150

Three Barrel-shaped Iron Locks, 19th century. Provenance: Horst Auctions, Ephrata, Pennsylvania. More ...

Cased Tintype Depicting a Female Slave with White Infant in a Baby Carriage

Cased Tintype Depicting a Female Slave with White Infant in a Baby Carriage

Lot:
89
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Cased Tintype Depicting a Female Slave with White Infant in a Baby Carriage, 19th century. More ...

Large Tintype Depicting a Black Coachman in a Carriage

Large Tintype Depicting a Black Coachman in a Carriage

Lot:
90
Sold for:
$277$225

Large Tintype Depicting a Black Coachman in a Carriage, 19th century. More ...

Quarter-plate Tintype Depicting People Posing with a Horse-drawn Carriage in Front of a House

Quarter-plate Tintype Depicting People Posing with a Horse-drawn Carriage in Front of a House

Lot:
91
Sold for:
$369$300

Quarter-plate Tintype Depicting People Posing with a Horse-drawn Carriage in Front of a House, first half 19th century, in a hinged gutta percha case, (some bubbling and lifting lower right). More ...