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Alex Haley Papers

Identifier: MS-1888

This collection houses manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, cassette tapes, videotapes, trial transcripts, and other materials documenting Alex Haley's literary career. Of particular interest are those materials showing Haley's Roots and the subsequent plagiarism trials related to the book.

Dates: 1870-1991

Andrew Gray Indenture

Identifier: MS-0541

An indenture for Andrew Glave, an enslaved man, to Mordecai Lewis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dated October 15, 1794. At the bottom of the document is an added handwritten note by Joseph Lewis, dated December 20, 1800, stating that Andrew Gray is granted his freedom.

Dates: 1794 October 15

Charles E. Haven Letter to Annie (Earp) Haven

Identifier: MS-1864
Abstract Charles E. Haven begins this letter to his wife, Annie (Earp) Haven, with a description of the business that he conducted in Nashville, Tennessee. He is anxious for this business to succeed, as his dislikes depending on his wife's relatives for money. He assures her that he has done all he can to ensure his success. Haven then describes his subsequent travels in Tennessee and Kentucky, tells his wife that he hopes to be home by the first of February, and provides her with several pieces of...
Dates: 1844 January 7-9