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1.  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

2.  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

3.  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

4.  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

5.  Receipt from bounty hunter, Bernard Lynch to Henry Shaw itemizing costs incurred boarding captive enslaved persons, Sarah and Esther. Costs incurred arresting Esther and her subsequent sale to John D. Fondren of Vicksburg for $350. Dated July, 1855.

Receipt from bounty hunter, Bernard Lynch to Henry Shaw itemizing costs incurred boarding captive enslaved persons, Sarah and Esther. Costs incurred arresting Esther and her subsequent sale to John D. Fondren of Vicksburg for $350. Dated July 30th, 1855. Back of record. See PHO2020-043. 



1855

6.  Receipt from bounty hunter Benard Lynch for $100 to Henry Shaw itemizing costs incurred capturing enslaved person, Esther in Illinois and returning her to Saint Louis. Dated May 21st, 1855.

Receipt from bounty hunter Benard Lynch for $100 to Henry Shaw itemizing costs incurred capturing enslaved person, Esther in Illinois and returning her to Saint Louis. Dated May 21st, 1855. 



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7.  Shaw, Henry

Portrait of Henry Shaw standing holding papers taken in 1858. 



1858

8.  Henry Shaw and slavery.

While a young merchant in St. Louis Shaw began buying enslaved persons in the 1820s. In 1850 Shaw owned nine and by 1853 eleven; 1860 census records list eight enslaved persons. As with the 1850 census, their names were not listed. Please see the historical timeline for more information. 




9.  Receipt from bounty hunter, Bernard Lynch to Henry Shaw for tracking and return of escaped enslaved person, Sarah and her child, dated June 17th, 1854.

Receipt from bounty hunter, Bernard Lynch to Henry Shaw for tracking and return of escaped enslaved person, Sarah and her child, dated June 17th, 1854. 



1854

10.  Receipt from bounty hunter, Bernard Lynch to Henry Shaw itemizing costs incurred boarding captive enslaved persons, Sarah and Esther. Costs incurred arresting Esther and her subsequent sale to John D. Fondren of Vicksburg for $350. Dated July 30th, 1855.

Receipt from bounty hunter, Bernard Lynch to Henry Shaw itemizing costs incurred boarding captive enslaved persons, Sarah and Esther. Costs incurred arresting Esther and her subsequent sale to John D. Fondren of Vicksburg for $350. Dated July 30th, 1855. See PHO2020-0044. 



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