Birth certificates--New York (State)--New York; Slavery--New York (State)--New York; Fugitive slaves--New York (State)--New York
Birth certificate of Horace, born in April 1808, and Bet, born in January 1810, to a 'Negro Woman Slave named Tamer' belonging to New York City merchant James Forrest. Includes note stating that 'the said Tamer absented herself from my Service in...
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Catholic Church;Dammann, Grace Cowardin, 1872-1945;Discrimination in education;Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart;Social action
Letter of protest sent to President Dammann following decision to admit African American student:
I am deeply shocked to learn that Manhattanville has accepted a coloured girl as a Freshman for next year. I feel that this is a very...
Illustration of child in highchair pouring himself or herself a drink from a glass decanter. Gold background. Verso side: text,"Goods sold for cash only. Oliver Johnston, wholesale and retail grocer and tea dealer. Agent for Commins Allen's Flour.