University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group

The University of Mississippi

1850—Unnamed Enslaved Workers on Campus

According to the 1850 Slave Schedules, 55 enslaved people were claimed as the property of faculty members or stewards of the University of Mississippi. It is not clear whether these people lived on campus, or elsewhere in the county.

University of Mississippi President Augustus B. Longstreet claimed 10 enslaved people in the 1850 Slave Schedules. These enslaved people probably lived on campus, although their dwelling is unknown. They may have lived in the President’s residence on south side of circle:

Unnamed, 50, M, B
Unnamed, 35, M, B
Unnamed, 30, M, B
Unnamed, 25, M, B
Unnamed, 10, M, B
Unnamed, 52, F, B
Unnamed, 50, F, B
Unnamed, 50, F, B
Unnamed, 53, F, B
Unnamed, 30, F, B
Unnamed, 28, F, B

Language Professor John Waddell claimed 7 enslaved people in the 1850 Slave Schedules. These enslaved people probably lived on campus, although their dwelling is unknown.

Unnamed, 70, F, B
Unnamed, 5, M, B
Unnamed, 45, F, B
Unnamed, 28, F, B
Unnamed, 14, F, B
Unnamed, 10, F, B
Unnamed, 15, F, B

Mathematics and Astronomy Professor Albert Taylor Bledsoe claimed 2 enslaved people in the 1850 Slave Schedules. These enslaved people probably lived on campus, although their dwelling is unknown. They may have lived in in a faculty residence.

Unnamed, 40, F, B
Unnamed, 4, F, B

Chemistry and Natural Sciences Professor John Millington claimed 7 enslaved people in the 1850 Slave Schedules. These enslaved people probably lived on campus, although their dwelling is unknown. They may have lived in in a faculty residence.

Unnamed, 55, M, B
Unnamed, 50, F, B
Unnamed, 40, M, B
Unnamed, 22, F, B
Unnamed, 18, F, B
Unnamed, 4, F, B
Unnamed, 2, F, B

College Steward A.G. Ellis claimed 15 enslaved people in the 1850 Slave Schedules. These enslaved people probably lived on campus, although their dwelling is unknown. They may have lived in in the Steward’s Hall. It is also unclear whether Ellis owned these slaves or he was listed as the owner on behalf of the University of Mississippi.

Unnamed, 45, F, Black
Unnamed, 32, F, Mulatto
Unnamed, 25, F, B
Unnamed, 25, F, B
Unnamed, 25, M, B
Unnamed, 18, M, B
Unnamed, 13, M, B
Unnamed, 4, M, B
Unnamed, 4, M, B
Unnamed, 2, M, B
Unnamed, 42, F, B
Unnamed, 30, F, B
Unnamed, 30, F, B
Unnamed, 28, F, B
Unnamed, 4, F, B

Mathematics Professor L.Q.C. Lamar claimed 14 enslaved people in the 1850 Slave Schedules. These enslaved people probably lived on campus, although their dwelling is unknown. They may have lived in in a faculty residence.

Unnamed, 28, F, B
Unnamed, 28, F, B
Unnamed, 24, F, B
Unnamed, 16, F, B
Unnamed, 15, F, B
Unnamed, 12, F, B
Unnamed, 11, F, B
Unnamed, 9, F, B
Unnamed, 6, F, B
Unnamed, 7, F, B
Unnamed, 6, M, B
Unnamed, 4, M, B
Unnamed, 4, M, B
Unnamed, 2, M, B