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Francis Scheffer letter to Hawes and Bartlett concerning the sale of a slave

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: CA 1857 Apr 18

Scope and Contents note

This small collection consists of a letter written by Francis Scheffer from Richmond, Virginia, to Hawes and Bartlett, of Atlanta, Georgia, denying that a slave sold by Scheffer was unsound.


  • 1857 April 18


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Francis Scheffer, possibly of Richmond, Virginia, sold slaves in the Antebellum south.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



Francis Scheffer sold slaves in the Antebellum south. In this letter, Scheffer denies that the slave he sold to Hawes and Bartlett in Atlanta, Georgia, was unsound.

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff.

Guide to the Francis Scheffer Letter to Hawes and Bartlett Concerning the Sale of a Slave
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Finding aid prepared by Linda Long
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA