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Incidents in the life of a slave girl

Title
Incidents in the life of a slave girl / written by herself ; edited by L. Maria Child.
Author
Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897.
Publication
Boston : Published for the Author, 1861.

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TextRestricted use Sc Rare 326.92-J (Jacobs, H. A. Incidents in the life of a slave girl. 1861)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
TextRestricted use Sc Rare 326.92-J (Jacobs, H. A. Incidents in the life of a slave girl. 1861)Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Additional Authors
  • Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880.
  • Boston Stereotype Foundry, stereotyper.
Description
306 pages; 20 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Slave narratives.
  • Inscriptions (Provenance)
Note
  • Author's preface signed, page 6: Linda Brent [pseudonym of Harriet A. Jacobs].
  • "Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by L. Maria Child, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts."--copyright statement, verso of title page.
  • "Stereotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry."--verso of title page.
  • By Mrs. Harriet Jacobs. cf. Cushing, Initials and pseudonyms.
Indexed In (note)
  • Davis & Joyce. Personal writings by women,
  • Dumond, D.L. Bibliography of antislavery in America,
  • Wright, L.H. American fiction, 1851-1875,
  • Library Company of Philadelphia. Afro-Americana, 1553-1906,
Additional Formats (note)
  • Available as part of The Digital Schomburg, a project providing electronic access to collections on the African Diaspora and Africa from The New York Public Library.
Source (note)
  • from Arthur A. Schomburg;
Provenance (note)
  • inscribed: in pencil on recto of first free endleaf "This book was written by a woman named Harriet Jacobs. She was born a slave in North Carolina-- escaped from there, and lived eighteen years, in the family of N.P. Willis at Idewild. This volume was bought from herself. She is a mulatto, and of a very intelligent countenance. She brought introductions from Mrs. Willis and Mrs. Child. May 11th 1861." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Call Number
Sc Rare 326.92-J (Jacobs, H. A. Incidents in the life of a slave girl. 1861)
LCCN
11021729
OCLC
  • 1172152
  • 1172152
  • NYPGR1172152-B
Author
Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897.
Title
Incidents in the life of a slave girl / written by herself ; edited by L. Maria Child.
Imprint
Boston : Published for the Author, 1861.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Indexed In:
Davis & Joyce. Personal writings by women, 2473
Dumond, D.L. Bibliography of antislavery in America, p. 68
Wright, L.H. American fiction, 1851-1875, 1333
Library Company of Philadelphia. Afro-Americana, 1553-1906, 5191
Additional Formats
Available as part of The Digital Schomburg, a project providing electronic access to collections on the African Diaspora and Africa from The New York Public Library.
Provenance
Copy in Sc Rare 326.92-J (copy 1) (accession no. B526632) inscribed: in pencil on recto of first free endleaf "This book was written by a woman named Harriet Jacobs. She was born a slave in North Carolina-- escaped from there, and lived eighteen years, in the family of N.P. Willis at Idewild. This volume was bought from herself. She is a mulatto, and of a very intelligent countenance. She brought introductions from Mrs. Willis and Mrs. Child. May 11th 1861." ; This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Local Note
Researchers are restricted to the electronic resource.
Source
Purchase; from Arthur A. Schomburg; 1926. Copy in Sc Rare 326.92-J (Jacobs, H. A. Incidents in the life of a slave girl. 1861) (copy 1), Schomburg Center, Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books.
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Plain text PDF available via the African American Women Writers of the 19th Century Project
Full text available via HathiTrust (University of California copy)
Added Author
Black author.
Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880.
Boston Stereotype Foundry, stereotyper.
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938, former owner.
Added Title
Home to Harlem Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Research Call Number
Sc Rare 326.92-J (Jacobs, H. A. Incidents in the life of a slave girl. 1861)
*WIY 97-255
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