McElveen, A. J., d. 1874 -- Correspondence.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Collection — Container: MS Am. 322
Call Number: MS Am. 322
Abstract The 652 letters in this collection document the business dealings of Ziba B. Oakes, an enslaver and broker of enslaved persons, who lived in Charleston, South Carolina. The letters were written by several business associates and cover all aspects of the trade of enslaved persons such as financial transactions, sales instructions, and fugitives from slavery. Oakes’s real estate business and other financial matters are also documented. There is no correspondence from Oakes.