The Resource Lunenburg County (Va.) Freedmen's Contracts

Lunenburg County (Va.) Freedmen's Contracts

Label
Lunenburg County (Va.) Freedmen's Contracts, 1865-1866
Title
Lunenburg County (Va.) Freedmen's Contracts
Inclusive dates
1865-1866
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Lunenburg County (Va.) Freedmen's Contracts, 1865-1866, consist of employment contracts between formerly enslaved African Americans and their employers. Contracts usually specify the dates of the expected employment, the occupation of the employee, expected wages and housing arrangements and any rent that is to be paid to the employer
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Lunenburg County was named for George II, duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, a German possession of the Hanoverian kings of England. It was formed from Brunswick County in 1745.
  • The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands was a federal agency created by the Freedmen's Bureau Bill, passed on March 3, 1865. Also known as the "Freedmen's Bureau", this agency was responsible for aiding refugees of the Civil War, especially former slaves, in the areas of education, employment and health care. Meant to last for only one year after the war, the bureau was operational from June 1865 to December 1868.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Lunenburg County Court Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Lunenburg County (Va.) Freedmen's Contracts
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Lunenburg County Circuit Court
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.90
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Lunenburg County Circuit Court
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001620230
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (2 boxes)

Library Locations

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