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1.  Description of the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

Description of the Missouri Compromise of 1820. 




2.  Colton's map of Missouri, 1855.

Colton's map of Missouri from George Washington Colton's 1855 Atlas of the World. 



1855

3.  The Missouri Republican from June 11, 1854 which contains the $400 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw for the return for escaped slave Sarah and her young son.

Page from the Missouri Republican dated June 11, 1854 which contains the $400 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw for the return for escaped slave Sarah and her young son. 



1854

4.  The $400 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw that appeared in the Missouri Republican on June 11, 1854 for the return for escaped slave Sarah and her young son.

The $400 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw that appeared in the Missouri Republican on June 11, 1854 for the return for escaped slave Sarah and her young son. See Image 0139 for full page. 



1854

5.  The Missouri Republican from May 25, 1855 which contains the $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw for the return for escaped slave Jim.

The Missouri Republican from May 25, 1855 iwhich contains the $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw for the return for escaped slave Jim. Ad states that Jim escaped from Shaw's country estate Tower Grove. 



1855

6.  The $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw that appeared in the Missouri Republican on May 25, 1855 for the return for escaped slave Jim. See Image 0141 for full page.

The $300 reward ad placed by Henry Shaw that appeared in the Missouri Republican on May 25, 1855 for the return for escaped slave Jim. Ad states that Jim escaped from Shaw's country estate Tower Grove. See Image 0141 for full page. 



1855

7.  Plat map for the new Shaw's Garden's Subdivision drawn for the Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees in 1923.

Plat map drawn for the Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees in 1923 for the new Shaw's Garden's Subdivision today known as the Southwest Garden neighborhood. See Image 0144 and Image 0145. 



1923

8.  Plat map drawn for the Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees in 1923 for the new Shaw's Garden's Subdivision today known as the Southwest Garden neighborhood.

Textual detail from plat map drawn for the Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees for the Shaw's Garden's Subdivision in 1923. See Image 0143 and Image 0145. 



1923

9.  Plat map drawn for the Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees in 1923 for the new Shaw's Garden's Subdivision today known as the Southwest Garden neighborhood.

Textual detail from plat map drawn for the Missouri Botanical Garden Board of Trustees for the Shaw's Garden's Subdivision in 1923. See Image 0143 and Image 0144. 



1923

10.  Public auction of enslaved people circa 1850.

While a merchant in St. Louis Shaw began buying enslaved people in the 1820s with the earliest existing record being that of Peach in 1828. 1850 census records indicate Shaw owned nine enslaved people and by 1853 that number had grown to eleven, 1860 census records show him with eight enslaved people. Their names were not listed in either the 1850 or 1860 U.S. Census. Please see the historical timeline section for more information on this subject. Image is for reference. 




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