Slaveholders in Kings County, Flatbush 1799-1826

Slaveholders in Kings County, Flatbush 1799-1826


When the 'Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery' was passed in New York in 1799, careful records were kept to track the births of slaves. The volume for adoption contains hand-written birth certificates of those born into slavery in Flatbush, Brooklyn between 1799 and 1826. Carefully written in iron gall ink, the documents were later bound during the 1940s to keep them together in a single volume. Over time, the binding has caused considerable damage to the certificates. These important documents require conservation treatment to stabilize the paper and provide a new binding to ensure their long-term preservation.

This item has been adopted.

Adopted by:

  • Pauline Toole