About the Digital Collection
Collection comprises an inventory (8 pgs.) with a "List of negroes, stock of horses, cattle, and hogs; and plantation utensils of every kind, belonging to Walter Alves at the Diamond Island plantation, on Ohio, in the County of Henderson and state of Kentucky." Eighteen slaves are listed on the first page, by name; men included Grey, Jim, Lewis ("since sold to Mr. John Standley"), and Tom, and women were listed as Hannah, Lucy ("sold to John Rankin"), Flora, and Fanny. Ten children were noted, including Flora's son John, and Hannah's John or Jack, as well as Tim, Ty, Henry, Dilcy, Charity, Marianne, Jenny, and Winifred. There was an additional notation that "Old Boon & his wife Leah sent out/in Feby 1808 by John Goss." As for horses, the inventory listed 29 work horses, brood mares, fillies, and colts. Alvez also owned 36 head of cattle and 129 hogs. The last two inventory pages listed utensils, including a weaving loom, flat boat, ploughs, axes, saws, and tools.