----, WILLIAM
    by Julia Munro

JUEL ID/KEY: P47560
William (last name unknown), adult male. 
 
Arthur Spice Brockenbrough (A.S.B.) (P43627) was Proctor of the University of Virginia from 1819 to 1831. In this position, particularly during the years of the academical village's construction, he was frequently part of early transactions in hiring slaves, as detailed in his own records in the Proctor's Daybook. Most of the transactions detail his hiring slaves on behalf of the university, while some record payments to overseers involved in procuring slaves for labor. Numerous entries were recorded in his Daybook from 1822 through 1827, involving the slaves Aaron (1826-7), Davey (1823, 1825-7), Dick (1827), "hands" (CB0931) (1825), "Harry of A. S. B." (1822), Henry (1822, 1827), "Jack of A. S. B." (1827), John (1827), Moses (1825), Ned (1827), Reubin (1825-6), "Old Sam" or Sam (1822-1827), "Young Sam" or "Sam jr." (1823, 1825-7), Simon (1823, 1825, 1827), and William (1823, 1824). 
 
The following entry records William's work at the University (in chronological order):

  • "Hire of William from June 15h to Oct. 1st: 3.5 months: making a $18 per month including board - $63.00" (September 16, 1823)
  • "Hire of William 1 month and board 17.00 + 2 months 24$ - $41.00" (December 29, 1823)
  • "Building expenses credit to A. S. Brockenbrough for hire of Old Sam & William from the 1st to 16 Oct a[t] 10 p[er] m[onth] $10-" (November 27, 1824)

 
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Proctor's Daybook=NOT YET DIGITIZED 
 
2. Library Call Numbers/Bibliographic Records
 
Proctor's Daybook [Manuscript], 1821-1828. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library. RG-5/3/2.102
 
 
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