Mary A. Hicks interview with David Blount

Mary A. Hicks interview with David Blount

Dates: 1937

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Blount was interviewed by Mary A. Hicks in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Blount tells a detailed story of how his master fired an abusive overseer. He also tells of how he stopped a slave revolt from occuring on the plantation. He acompanied his master to the Civil War as his "personal servant." Blount talks about Jim, a slave who was the personal servant of the master's son, and how he (Jim) carried the son's dead body back to the master after the "Battle of Manassas."

  • Extent: 1 item (6 p.)
  • Creator: Blount, David. -- Federal Writers' Project. -- Hicks, Mary A.. -- United States. Works Progress Administration
  • Call Number: MSS 2885
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oral history interview with David Blount must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2885; Mary A. Hicks interview with David Blount; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2885, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was photocopied from reel 79 of the 920 microfilm collection. SCM 000 323. Andronicus Publ. Co., 1941. Five reels of microfilm were purchased for $115 in 1971.
Acquisition Information
Purchased from; Andronicus Publ. Co.; 1971.
Subject Terms
Civic Activism; Freedmen--North Carolina--Interviews; Politics, Government, and Law; Slavery--North Carolina--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Interviews
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS2885
Finding Aid Title
Blount (David), Oral history interview with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-29T04:10-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Blount was a former slave living in North Carolina.



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Ryan Lee
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