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1.  Henry Shaw's townhouse at 7th and Locust Streets in downtown St. Louis, Shaw is visible standing on balcony.

Henry Shaw's townhouse at 7th and Locust Streets in downtown St. Louis, Shaw is visible standing on balcony. Copy of daguerreotype made around 1851. 



1851

2.  Tower Grove House, the country estate of Henry Shaw as it appeared in his lifetime.

View of Tower Grove House showing the original east wing from 1849 which would later be removed and rebuilt. 



1890

3.  Henry Shaw in 1851 on balcony of his townhouse at the corner of 7th and Locust Streets in downtown St. Louis.

Henry Shaw in 1851 on balcony of his townhouse at 7th and Locust image from from daguerrotype. Copy by Erker Bros. Optical Co., dated March 30, 1912. 



1851

4.  Shaw, Henry

Photographic reproduction of painting of Henry Shaw, 1835. 




5.  Shaw, Henry

Emile L. Herzinger watercolor portrait of Henry Shaw, 1859. 



1859

6.  Shaw, Henry

Portrait of Henry Shaw standing holding papers taken in 1858. 



1858

7.  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. 




8.  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

9.  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. 



1855

10.  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

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