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Bohemia, Records Book, 1790 - 1882

 File — Box: 82, Folder: 1
Identifier: 53_1_1
Bohemia, Records Book
Bohemia, Records Book

Scope and Contents

Plantation Diary, July 1, 1790-July 26, 1799; Saw Mill statement, October 9, 1799-November 24, 1799; Notes of Provincials' visits, October 18, 1857-May 26, 1868; Last Vows, September 21, 1887; Free wage laborer accounts, 1796; Crop sales, July 1, 1797-August 28, 1799; Timber sales, July 31, 1797-March 20, 1799; Tenants Accounts, 1822-1841; Census of plantation residents, listing white and enslaved people,1798; Clothing provisions for enslaved people, July 5, 1790-1799; Enslaved people purchased and sold, January 5, 1794-April 28, 1796

**Former finding aid locations: 53_1_1**

Materials on Slavery

This folder contains materials related to Jesuit slaveholding.

Inoculations at Bohemia, Feburary 22, 1791 [GSA299]

Garden patches at Bohemia, 1792 [GSA300]

Fr. Ambrose Marechal is advised not to give Ralph his freedom, July 1796 [GSA301]

Thomas O'Donald violently assualts Old Day, September 2, 1797 [GSA302]

This account from the Bohemia plantation registers the sale of nine enslaved persons and the purchase of four. These transactions include infants as young as 3 weeks old, as well as an the sale of an infant to an enslaved woman who remained at Bohemia plantation. [GSA304]

Census of "Black People" at Bohemia Plantation, 1798 [GSA305]

"The Yearly Allowance of Clothes" at Bohemia, c. 1790 [GSA306]

Distribution of shoes at Bohemia Plantation, 1792 [GSA307]

Winter clothes for the enslaved at Bohemia, 1795-1976 [GSA308]

The hire of free and enslaved men at Bohemia Plantation, 1790 [GSA309]

Census of "Black People" at Bohemia Plantation, 1801 [GSA310]

Distribution of blankets at Bohemia Plantation, 1787-1792 [GSA311]

Payments to the enslaved community at Bohemia Plantation, September 1795 [GSA339]

Winter clothes for enslaved community at Bohemia Plantation, December 1795 [GSA340]


  • 1790 - 1882

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From the Collection: 308 boxes (212 regular boxes, 25 oversized boxes, 58 restricted regular boxes, 13 restricted oversized boxes, plus 14 card catalog drawers )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Multiple languages


Repository Details

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