Collection Number: 05472-z

Collection Title: B. T. Barret Letters, 1835

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Abstract The collection consists of two letters from B. T. Barret to his father, Dr. John S. Barret in Aylett, Va., November 1835. The letters were written while B. T. Barret traveled with enslaved people whom he was transporting from his father's plantation in Ampthill, Va., to Claiborne, Ala., and describe the dismantling of a family whose members were enslaved, relations between the parties, and travel conditions.
Creator Barret, B. T.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the B. T. Barret Letters #5472-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received August, 2010 (Accession 101330).
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B. T. Barret traveled with enslaved people whom he was transporting from his father plantation in Ampthill, Va., to Claiborne, Ala.

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The collection consists of two letters from B. T. Barret to his father, Dr. John S. Barret in Aylett, Va., November 1835. The letters were written while B. T. Barret traveled with enslaved people whom he was transporting from his father's plantation in Ampthill, Va., to Claiborne, Ala., and describe the dismantling of a family whose members were enslaved, relations between the parties, and travel conditions.

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