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A Guide to a Speech and Photographs Relating to Nat Turner's Insurrection n.d. Speech and Photographs Relating to Nat Turner's Insurrection 10673

A Guide to a Speech and Photographs Relating to Nat Turner's Insurrection n.d.

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Accession Number 10673


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Repository
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
10673
Title
Speech and Photographs Relating to Nat Turner's Insurrection n.d.
Physical Characteristics
63 items
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Speech and Photographs Relating to Nat Turner's Insurrection, Accession #10673, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Library by J. Connell Shearin, Jr., of Winston-Salem, North Carolina on December 30, 1985.


Scope and Content Information

This collection contains sixty-two photographs of scenes, persons, and artifacts pertaining to the Nat Turner rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in August 1831, together with a thirty-three page typescript and holograph text for a talk entitled "Nat Turner's Insurrection" given by the donor's mother.

Included are photographs or prints of Nat Turner (1800-1831), Hardie Musgrave, and Collin Kitchen (1806- ); residences of John T. Barrow [Tom Barrow], Benjamin and Simon Blunt, Lavinia, Nathaniel, and Salathial Francis, James W. Parker, Thomas Jefferson Pretlow, Thomas Ridley, George Henry Thomas (1816-1870), Joseph Travis, and Henry and Rebecca Vaughan; and scenes in Cross Keys, Jerusalem, and Southampton County, Virginia. Some of the persons and places are referred to in the speech.

Forty of the photographs were published in William Sidney Drewry The Southampton Insurrection.

Several photographs were published in Henry Irving Tragle, The Southampton Slave Revolt of 1831: a Compilation of Source Material.


Contents List

Nat Turner Rebellion Photographs
  • Nat Turner (portrait)

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  • "Belmont" (Dr. Simon Blunt's residence)

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  • Old shop at Wallers

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  • Home of Mrs. Catherine Whitehead

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  • Cypress Bridge over Nottoway River, 5 miles S.E. of Jerusalem, VA

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  • Cross Keys (showing old store house in which some of the insurgents were imprisoned)

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  • Choctaw Williams' School House

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  • Giles Reese's home and farm

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  • Trajan Doyle's home

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  • House in which Gen. Wm. Mahone was born (People's Hotel, owned by Mr. Henry Vaughan, and where many women & children assembled in August 1831)

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  • Maj. Thomas Ridley's residence

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  • Pretlow's Mill-pond

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  • Southampton County Poorhouse, Bowers, VA

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  • Home of Mr. Jacob Williams

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  • County Jail, Jerusalem, VA

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  • Home of Nathaniel Francis

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  • Keller residence

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  • Home of Richard Porter

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  • Collin Kitchen (born Sept. 12, 1806)

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  • Capt. Newit Harris' brandy cellar

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  • Peter Edwards' residence

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  • Home of Thomas Pretlow (Magist.). The man is Mr. Denson Pretlow, son of Thomas. See the old cider press-an old way of making apple brandy.

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  • Home of David Westbrook

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  • Home of Benjamin Phipps

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  • Elm growing on grave of John T. Barrow [Tom Barrow] grave

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  • Home of Mrs. Sallie Newsom

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  • Residence of James W. Parker (Magist.)

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  • Home of Mrs. Rebecca Vaughan

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  • Home/birthplace of Gen. Geo. H. Thomas

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  • Blackhead sign-post

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  • The Doyle farm

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  • Parker's gate

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  • The Harris farm

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  • Home of Salathiel Francis

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  • The Quaker church

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  • Site of Mrs. Reese's home

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  • Barnes Methodist Church

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  • Hardie Musgrave

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  • Residence of J.D. Darden, Newsom's Depot

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  • Dr. Benjamin Blunt's lane and residence "Belmont"

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  • The Spencer place, Newsoms, VA

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  • Home of Col. Trezvant (Magist.)

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  • Ridley's Quarters

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  • Site of home of Capt. John T. Barrow [Tom Barrow}

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  • The Capture of Turner, illustration from the 1895[?] July 23 Richmond Dispatch

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  • Mrs. Claudia Wall (neé Jones) and her husband (book illustration)

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  • Mrs. Lavinia Francis (book illustration)

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  • Nat Turner's sword (book illustration)

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  • Person's mill-pond where Nat was baptized

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  • Clerk's Office, Jerusalem, VA

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  • Nat Turner's Bible

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  • Nat Turner's cave

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  • The bridge over Nottoway River, Jerusalem

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  • Site of residence of Joseph Travis

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  • Cuddy in which Mrs. Lavinia Francis was hid from the insurgent Negroes

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  • Site of the graveyard where those murdered at Waller's are buried, and the foundation of the kitchen showing the sill of the fireplace in the chimney, up which Lucinda Jones ran and behind which Clarinda, her sister, hid

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  • Southampton County Courthouse

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  • Tree under which Nat was hung

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  • Residence on Turner farm (residence of Mrs. Samuel Turner)

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  • Turner's M.E. Church

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  • Tree marking place of burial of insurgents, near tree under which they were hung

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  • Battlefield in J.W. Parker's field

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