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Slaves--Emancipation--Delaware--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

George W. Morrison document of manumission to Ann Hart

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0167

One handwritten document from George W. Morrison, a former U.S. Representative (D-New Hampshire), written February 16, 1861, freeing Ann Hart from slavery, effective April 6, 1863, and signed by Justices of the Peace Wm. P. Veach and Jms. Bradford.

Dates: 1861 February 16

Waples family papers

Identifier: MSS 0402

The Waples Family Papers, spanning the dates 1753-1864, outline the family’s role in the economic development of Milton in Broadkill Hundred, Delaware. But the bulk of the collection, 1851-1864, focuses on Gideon B. Waples, beginning with the pre-Civil War period when he was a student at Delaware College. After he voluntarily left his studies, he became a farmer and businessman in southern Delaware; he also served as a political aide to two governors of Delaware during the Civil War.

Dates: 1753-1864; Majority of material found within 1851-1864