Scope and Contents
The Elizabeth Donnan Papers consist of copies of letter books, ship logs, and newspaper articles relating to the slave trade after 1806. The originals are in the Library of Congress. The years 1810-1811, 1816-1821, 1850, and 1860-1863 are most fully represented. According to a handwritten note sent with the papers Professor Donnan never used the notes for any of her publications.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the estate of Elizabeth Donnan, 1957.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Manuscripts and typewritten copies of newspaper articles, ships' logs and letterbooks in the Library of Congress relating to the slave trade after 1806, especially during the years 1810-1811, 1816-1821 and 1860-1863. These were collected but not used in connection with her Documents Illustrative of the Slave Trade, published 1930-1934.
Biographical / Historical
Educated at Cornell University and Wellesley College; author of Documents Illustrative of the Slave Trade to America (4 vols.) 1930-1934, Economic Principles and Modern Practice (with H.R. Mussey) 1942.
- Guide to the Elizabeth Donnan Papers
- compiled by Marguerite S. Witkop
- June 1981
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository