Originally created 09/09/01

Sources



Information for Part I of From Augusta to Africa was gathered from the following texts, records and other materials:

Dear Master: Letters of Slave Family, edited by Randall M. Miller.

Liberian Dreams: Back-to-Africa Narratives from the 1850s, edited by Wilson Jeremiah Moses; including The Looking Glass by Daniel H. Peterson; Four Months in Liberia by William Nesbit; and Four Years in Liberia by Samuel Williams.

Emily Tubman and the African Colonization Movement in Georgia, by James M. Gifford, published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1975.

From the main library at the University of Georgia: The African colonization movement in Georgia, 1817-1860, by James M. Gifford.

Henry Clay, by Carl Schurz; Henry Clay: statesman for the Union, by Robert V. Remini; The story of cotton and the development of the cotton states, by Eugene Clyde Brooks, Breaking the land: the transformation of cotton, tobacco, and rice cultures since 1880, by Pete Daniel. African Repository and Colonial Journal, Mar. 1825-Aug. 1850, published by the American Colonization Society. The University of Georgia: a Bicentennial History, 1785-1985, by Thomas G. Dyer, Hargrett Library

Maryland in Liberia: a history of the colony...: a paper read before the Maryland Historical Society, March 9th, 1885, by John H.B. Latrobe, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, N.Y.

Day Dawn in Africa; or Progress of the Protestant Episcopal Mission at Cape Palmas, West Africa, by Anna M. Scott, New York Public Library, New York, N.Y.

The personal and business papers of Richard and Emily Tubman (including letters, deeds, receipts and notes), Rare Book, Manuscript, & Special Collections Library, Duke University, Durham, N.C.

The papers of the Maryland Colonization Society (includes annual reports, letters to the society from Emily Tubman and her slaves, deeds, society publications such as The Maryland Colonization Journal, log books and receipts, among many other things), a collection of the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, viewed on microfilm there and at main library, University of Georgia.

The papers of the American Colonization Society, a collection of the Library of Congress, viewed on microfilm at University of Georgia main library.

A history of the State of Maryland in Liberia, by Ernest Eastman, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, N.Y.

The last will and testament of Richard Tubman, Richmond County Probate Court.

Richmond County tax records, 1820-1846, viewed on microfilm at the Georgia State Archives, Atlanta

Land deeds for Charles, Richard and Emily Tubman, Columbia County Probate Court.

Dictionary of Georgia Biography, edited by Kenneth Coleman and Charles Stephen Gurr.

The Augusta Chronicle (various items, including the obituaries of Richard and Emily Tubman), viewed on microfilm at the Chronicle library.

Journal of the Georgia House of Representatives, 1836, located at the state archives, Atlanta.

Historical notes from St. Paul's Church, Augusta.

A Study of the Life and Contributions of Emily H. Tubman, by Richard Bennett, Augusta State University library.