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|Title||John McDonogh papers. Folder 01-02, 1805-1849.|
|Creator||McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.|
Brown, Shepherd, active 1805-1837.
Cocke, John Hartwell, 1780-1866.
Baudouin, A., active 1805-1831.
|Physical Description||27 items.|
|Biographical Information||John McDonogh (1779-1850) was a merchant, land speculator, plantation owner, slaveholder, and philanthropist from Baltimore and New Orleans. From his plantation near New Orleans, McDonoghville, he gave his slaves moral and vocational training as well as the opportunity to purchase their freedom after fifteen years of work. He collaborated with the American Colonization Society to send about 80 of his freed slaves to Liberia in 1842. Born in Baltimore, Maryland to John and Elizabeth Wilkins McDonogh, he lived in New Orleans from 1800 until he died in 1850. In his will, he bequeathed the bulk of his fortune to the cities of Baltimore and New Orleans for the purpose of building public schools for poor white and freed black children.|
|Description||Primarily contains letters written to John McDonogh by business associates regarding the management of plantations and the acquisition of slaves in Louisiana. In one letter, John Hartwell Cocke, the prominent Virginia colonization advocate, brokers the sale of slaves to McDonogh. Another correspondent requests instructions for handling the capture of McDonogh's runaway slave. Some documents are in French.|
McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.
Slaveholders--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.
Slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans--History--19th century.
|Geographic Focus||New Orleans (La.)|
|Digital Collection||Revealing an Unknown Past: Free People of Color in Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley|
|Repository||Louisiana State Museum Historical Center, New Orleans, La., http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/collections/historical_center/|
|Part Of||John McDonogh Papers, RG 13,Louisiana State Museum Historical Center.|
|Repository Collection Guide||Finding aid for this manuscript collection: http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/collections/historical_center/manuscripts/RG_013.pdf|
John McDonogh papers, Manuscripts Collection 30, Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University.
Nicholas Bauer Collection, RG 243, Louisiana State Museum Historical Center.
|Call Number / Shelving Location||RG 13, Box 1|
|Cite As||John McDonogh Papers, Louisiana State Museum Historical Center.|
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