Mary A. Hicks interview with Henry Bobbitt

Mary A. Hicks interview with Henry Bobbitt

Dates: 1937

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Bobbitt 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. Bobbitt tells about working and living conditions on the plantation. The slaves were not allowed to read and write or attend church. He talks about the slave trade and marriages. He thinks Lincoln was cruel for emancipating salves and not giving them a place to go.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : (4 p.)
  • Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration. -- Hicks, Mary A.. -- Bobbitt, Henry, 1850. -- Federal Writers' Project
  • Call Number: MSS 2896
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mary A. Hicks interview with Henry Bobbitt 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 2896; Mary A. Hicks interview with Henry Bobbitt; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2896, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was photocopied from reel 79 of the 920 microfilm collection. SCM 000 323.
Subject Terms
Material Types; Oral Histories; Slavery--North Carolina; Slaves--North Carolina--Interviews; Slaves--Emancipation--North Carolina; United States. Works Progress Administration; Hicks, Mary A.; Bobbitt, Henry, 1850-; Federal Writers' Project
Genre / Form
Interviews; Photocopies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Hicks (Mary A.) interview with Henry Bobbitt
Finding Aid Author
Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-07-13 15:10:48 -0600.
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Biographical note

Bobbitt was a former slave living in North Carolina.

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