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Burnside Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-154

Scope and Contents

Four receipts: Receipt for Wm. Burnside’s taxes on two slaves for 1841, paid by T.J. Burnside; John Ward sells to Jane Burnside a 17 year old named Henry, 1845; R. B. Vernon sells to William A. Burnside a 9-10 year old boy named Gabrel, 1845; Note from William Robertson for monies due to James G. Burnside or bearer, 1850.


  • 1841 - 1850


Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


0.01 Cubic Feet (: 4 items.)

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Burnside Family Papers
June 2012; updated 2021
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Revision Statements

  • 2021: This collection was initially titled "Antebellum receipts for the sale and tax of negroes" and was renamed in 2021 to more accurately reflect the source of the material.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts Repository