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Jack Harris letter to Robert Haviland

Call Number



1850, inclusive


Harris, Jack
Haviland, Robert (Role: Addressee)


0.01 Linear Feet in one folder.

Language of Materials

English .


Letter from Jack Harris, an enslaved man in Augusta, GA, to his owner Robert Haviland in New York City, seeking an arrangement to buy his freedom.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Jack Harris letter to Robert Haviland, 1974.253, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. S.K. Frost, 1914.

Collection processed by

Nicholas Pavlik

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-21 11:19:49 +0000.
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Language: English

Processing Information

Oppressive descriptive language was remediated from the abstract note in this finding aid as part of an anti-racist descriptive language audit performed in December 2020.

Revisions to this Guide

December 2020: Revised by Amy Lau, Archivist, to remediate oppressive language from the abstract note.

Note Statement

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Brooklyn Historical Society


Box: A0013 (Material Type: Text)
Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201