Michael Reed Papers
Michael Reed Papers
Michael Reed (1777–1859), an early settler of Robertson’s Colony and a wealthy landowner in central Texas before the Civil War. This collection features records of Michael Reed’s business endeavors in the Robertson Colony, including promissory notes, receipts, records of payments and bills, and correspondence concerning requests for Reed’s corn and other goods. Included are many bills of sale for slaves as well as Michael Reed’s ledger of the daily activities of his slaves. Other documents include court documents, affidavits, ledgers, petitions, currency, and newspapers.
Special Collections, Smith Library Center at Southwestern University
Ledger detailing the daily activities of those who were slaves to Michael Reed. Names of those enslaved include Jack, Dan, Ed, Gim/Jim, Johan, Gorge/George, Abe, Little Gim/Jim, Bill, Luce, Bet, Sal, Lizzy/Lizey, Nelee[?], Ike, and Johan. Activities…
Receipts of inheritance for the heirs of Michael Reed acknowledging property distributed by William Reed, administrator of the estate. Heirs include his children. Sarah Sparks Reed, John B. Reed, Wilson Reed, William Reed, Jefferson Reed, and Harriet…
Ledger detailing the daily activities of those who were slaves to Michael Reed. Names of those enslaved include Jack, Dan, Ed, Gim/Jim, Johan, Gorge, Abe, Little Gim/Jim, Bill, Luce, Bet, Sal, Lizzy/Lizey, Nelee[?], Ike, and Johan. Activities include…
Letter from J.M.M Costley and Michael Reed arranging the exchange and purchase of Ann, age 13; Amanda, age 11; Mike, age 10; Austin, age 6; and Dicey, age 8, sold as slaves.
Bill of sale for a boy around 16 years old named Owens, sold as a slave to Michael Reed by Mark, William, and Tilford Bean.
Receipt of payment for the sale of a boy around 13 years old named George, sold as a slave from M.A. Britain to Michael Reed.
Bill of sale for a boy around 13 years old named Washington, sold as a slave to Michael Reed by Thomas Medlock on May 30, 1856.
Bill of sale for a woman around 20 years old named Louisa, sold as a slave by John M. Costley to Michael Reed on August 8th, 1856.
Receipt of payment from Michael Reed for a boy around 13 years old named Bill, sold as a slave to Michael Reed by H.M. Bouldin on July 24, 1856.
Letter from J.C. Spence to William Reed regarding the sale of slaves and the division of Michael Reed's estate.