A Guide to the Amherst County (Va.) Loose Free Negro Papers, 1844-1860 Amherst County (Va.) Loose Free Negro Papers, 1844-1860 Amherst County (Va.) Reel 89

A Guide to the Amherst County (Va.) Loose Free Negro Papers, 1844-1860

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the Library of Virginia
Microfilm reel number: Amherst County (Va.) Reel 89


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Microfilm reel number
Amherst County (Va.) Reel 89
Title
Amherst County (Va.) Loose Free Negro Papers, 1844-1860
Physical Characteristics
1 microfilm reel (12 images)
Collector
Amherst County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Amherst County (Va.) Loose Free Negro Papers, 1844-1860. Amherst County (Va.) Reel 89, Local government records collection, Amherst County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items were microfilmed by the Library of Virginia Photographic Services Department.

Historical Information

Amherst County was formed in 1761 from Albemarle County.

Scope and Content

Amherst County (Va.) Loose Free Negro Papers, 1844-1860, consist of rough drafts of free negro registrations and copies of Amherst County registrations that would have been handed out to the free person to carry to prove free status. One 1851 register is from Lynchburg and is marked through with the word "Removed."

These items were probably found loose in the Amherst County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1822-1864.

Related Material

Additional Amherst County Free Negro and Slave Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Amherst County (Va.). Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Amherst County.
  • Free African Americans -- Virginia -- Amherst County.
  • Free African Americans -- Virginia -- Lynchburg.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Amherst County -- History -- 19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Free negro and slave records -- Virginia -- Amherst County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Amherst County.
  • Registers (lists) -- Virginia -- Amherst County.
  • Registers (lists) -- Virginia -- Lynchburg.
  • Registrations -- Virginia -- Amherst County.
  • Registrations -- Virginia -- Lynchburg.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Amherst County -- History -- 19th century.