South Carolina, Charleston, Free Negro Capitation Books, 1811-1860
This collection consists of 29 books documenting free blacks who resided in Charleston, South Carolina between 1811 and 1860. Most of these residents belonged to one of two city parishes, St. Philips and St. Michaels. The books most often list residents in alphabetical order and include notations indicating the persons tax status. At the end of the first set of images there is a small explanatory pamphlet written by Judith M. Barlow and Michael E. Stevens. Images are originally housed at the South Carolina Archives.