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Niles' Weekly Register Concerning Nat Turner Slave Rebellion

Collection ID: MG 140

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two issues of Niles' Weekly Register, published in Baltimore, Maryland, concerning Nat Turner's slave rebellion in Southampton, Virginia in 1831. Both issues, dated August 27 and September 3, 1831, give first-hand accounts of the rebellion from letters to the editor of the publication. The story begins on page 455 of the August 27 issue and on page 4 of the September 3 issue.


  • 1831
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/31/2020



0.10 Linear Feet

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

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Physical Access Requirements

The fragile nature of the material may limit handling.

Source of Acquisition

Purchase: Antique Collector's Club

Method of Acquisition

Acc. 2020.003 was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 2017.

Processing Information

The collection was accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archivist, in January 2020.

A Guide to the Niles' Weekly Register Concerning Nat Turner Slave Rebellion
Steven Bookman, University Archivist
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ODU Community Collections Repository

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