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South Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Registered Letters Received, Entered in Registers 4 & 5, A–E, Nov. 1866–Dec. 1867, Part 2

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Series 4: Registered Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page including a list of Freedmen’s Bureau staff in South Carolina. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in South Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.

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101 Total Pages 67 Contributing Members

North Carolina Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Henderson, Register of Complaints, Vol. 126, Jan.–Dec. 1868

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 4.18: Subordinate Field Offices: Henderson (Assistant Subassistant Commissioner). Additional resources including a list of Freedmen's Bureau staff in North Carolina are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.

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281 Total Pages 119 Contributing Members

South Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Registered Letters Received, Entered in Registers 4 & 5, A–E, Nov. 1866–Dec. 1867, Part 3

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Series 4: Registered Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page including a list of Freedmen’s Bureau staff in South Carolina. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in South Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.

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300 Total Pages 145 Contributing Members

North Carolina Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Henderson, Records Relating to Complaints and Court Cases, Part 3

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 4.18: Subordinate Field Offices: Henderson (Assistant Subassistant Commissioner). Additional resources including a list of Freedmen's Bureau staff in North Carolina are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.

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282 Total Pages 70 Contributing Members

South Carolina Assistant Commissioner, Registered Letters Received, Entered in Registers 4 & 5, A–E, Nov. 1866–Dec. 1867, Part 1

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Series 4: Registered Letters Received. Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page including a list of Freedmen’s Bureau staff in South Carolina. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women in South Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.

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227 Total Pages 166 Contributing Members

Project PHaEDRA - Williamina P. Fleming - Reductions of Photographic Observations #9

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. In these books, follow the work of Williamina Fleming who discovered over 310 variable stars as well as discovering the first white dwarf. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions about transcribing. NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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299 Total Pages 163 Contributing Members

North Carolina Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Henderson, Records Relating to Complaints and Court Cases, Part 2

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Series 4.18: Subordinate Field Offices: Henderson (Assistant Subassistant Commissioner). Additional resources including a list of Freedmen's Bureau staff in North Carolina are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the experiences of formerly enslaved men and women in North Carolina during the Reconstruction Era.

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206 Total Pages 295 Contributing Members

Doris Holmes Blake - Correspondence with Arthur Lake Holmes and Lucy Wentworth Holmes, undated (Folder 2 of 4)

The prolific nature of the correspondence between Doris and her parents is perhaps most charmingly evident in the varied assortment of writing substrates in use in their letters. Doris's mother, Lucy, seems particularly prone to using whatever came to hand at the time to dash off a note or letter to her daughter—postcards, scraps of bulk mail, a wide variety of stationery—and reveals deeper insight into Lucy as a person. Discover the contents of these letters alongside your fellow volunpeers!

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4 Total Pages 19 Contributing Members

Deed of sale for an enslaved man named John

The history of enslaved persons is often difficult to uncover. Printed material provides us with clues about individuals and their history. This deed records the purchase of an enslaved boy aged seventeen named John sold by Martha A. Briggs to James Roberts in order to pay off a note of $1,200.00 owed by Briggs to H. S. Blood. Help us transcribe this deed and shed light on the stories of not just the institution of slavery, but the individual men, women, and children who helped shape America.

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225 Total Pages 107 Contributing Members

Project PHaEDRA - Evelyn F. Leland - Miscellaneous Observations - Variables M5 #2

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), women computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they catalogued stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. In these books, follow the work of Evelyn F. Leland who worked extensively on stellar spectra, finding objects with unual spectral lines, and discovered many new variable stars. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest. Have questions? Want to start a discussion? Head over to our blog posts to make comments about notebooks and ask questions about transcribing. NOTE: Please follow these special instructions when transcribing these notebooks.

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