Article of apprenticeship

Article of apprenticeship

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Article of apprenticeship
Dates: 1868 September 16
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 2431 to MS 2532)
Coll. Number: ms2484(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection consists of a document explaining the apprenticeship of Judy Smith. Judy, a 10-year-old former slave, was found abandoned and she was thus conscripted into an apprenticeship until she was 18. This appears to be an example of a standard 19th century contract between slave owners and slaves.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an article of apprenticeship dated September 16, 1868 between J. L. Peterson and a 10-year-old African-American girl, abandoned by her parents, named Judy Smith. The agreement would be in effect until Smith turned 18.

Index Terms

Peterson, J. L.
Records (documents)
Slave records--Specimens.
Slavery--History--19th century--Sources.
Smith, Judy

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Article of apprenticeship, MS 2484. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Article of apprenticeship, 1868 September 16