Charles F. Heartman Manuscripts of Slavery Collection Guide at Xavier University

The Charles F. Heartman Manuscripts of Slavery Collection consists of over 6000 pieces dating from 1724 to 1897, and relate directly to the social, economic, civil, and legal status of enslaved Negroes and Free People of Color in Louisiana an especially in New Orleans. The manuscripts are written in French, Spanish, and English.”

Records included from states such as South Carolina, Virginia, and Louisiana. 

Index to Proper/Family Names mentioned in the collection.

Collection Statistics:

  • Total Discoverable Items on ContentDM = 6,074 Items
  • Total Scanned Pages = 12,289 Pages
  • Total Digital Backup Space Used = 1.32 TB

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