About the Collection
The digitized portion of the Alexander Inglis Papers, 1782-1811 (bulk 1800-1802) collection contains two documents concerning enslaved people owned by Inglis. The collection includes a medical bill for the treatment of two enslaved people named Dure and Mammute, and a note about fifteen enslaved people hired out by a “Mr. Wagner.”
Alexander Inglis Jr. was a South Carolina plantation owner, whose father—Alexander Inglis Sr.—worked as a merchant and owned plantations. The state of South Carolina confiscated Alexander Inglis Sr.’s property after the Revolutionary War, but later partially released it for the use of his wife and four children, including Alexander Inglis Jr. The Inglis family owned Washaw Plantation in St. James Santee Parish, S.C., land on the Altamaha River in Georgia, and other properties.
The enslaved people named in this collection include Dure, Mammute, Peter, Saley, Minda, Hatina, Nelly, Bella, Dinah, Mary an, Caty, Hanah, Cumba, Barto, and Betty.