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Identifier: A0272

Title: R.B. Chinn Collection, 1820-1892


Colonel John R. White resided in Howard County, Missouri, but spent considerable time in New Orleans on business. The collection was accumulated by R.B. Chinn.

Collection contains four account books, receipts, and bills of sales, 1840-1860, of Colonel White who was a dealer in slaves. The account books include purchase and selling prices, jailor and turnkey fees, boarding fees for slaves sold on commission, clothing and medical fees, transportation costs, burial fees and such expenses associated with the slave trade.; his account books for a stay in 1842 give both personal and business expenses.

1 box

Cite as: R.B. Chinn Collection, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1820-1892

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Chinn, R. B.

Subjects: Accounts
Clothing and dress
Medical care
African Americans


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