African Association of New Brunswick Minute Book

Item

Identifier
NJS-SRC-00644
Source Type
Meeting Minutes
Title
African Association of New Brunswick Minute Book
Location Created
New Brunswick, NJ
Date
1817 – 1824
Description
Minute book maintained by the Secretary of the African Association of New Brunswick from 1817 to 1824. This bound manuscript volume includes the constitution of the organization, meeting minutes, member rolls, and dues paid. The book contains copies of two speeches given by guests at the annual meetings of the association: the address delivered by the Rev. Jeremiah Gloucester of the Second African Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, on January 1, 1820, and the address delivered by Gustavus V. Caesar, then a student at the Parsippany African School, on January 1, 1821. Additionally, a copy of a letter from Gustavus V. Caesar, read at a meeting of the association's standing committee on February 3, 1821, is in the minute book.

Related to the minute book are several permission slips from enslavers who allowed enslaved Black persons to join the organization. One permission slip is glued inside the book, and several loose permission slips are kept in an unmarked folder inside the same archival collection. Permission slips have been digitized as separate items in the New Jersey Slavery Records database and are listed under Linked Resources.

The full minute book has been scanned by the New Jersey Slavery Records project and is made available using an Archive.org viewer above. Additionally a typed transcript has been created and published as a PDF document and is linked below.
Language
English
Format
Bound manuscript volume
Archive
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries
Archival Collection
African Association of New Brunswick (N.J.). Minute Book, 1817-1824 (MC 50)
Record Contributor
Pamela Walker
Kendra Boyd
Jesse Bayker

Linked resources

Items with "transcript of: African Association of New Brunswick Minute Book"
Title Class
Transcript of the African Association of New Brunswick Minute Book Text
Items with "Is Part of: African Association of New Brunswick Minute Book"
Title Class
Permission slip for Cato to join the African Association, by Abraham Beach Document
Permission slip for Harry to join the African Association, by Abraham Staats Document
Permission slip for Mark Harris to join the African Association, by James Neilson Document
Permission slip for Phillis to join the African Association, by John Neilson Document
Permission slip for Samuel Lane to join the African Association, by Andrew Kirkpatrick Document
Items with "Source: African Association of New Brunswick Minute Book"
Title Class
1817 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1817 Membership or participation: Samuel Lane Event
1818 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1819 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
1819 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1819 Membership or participation: Samuel Lane Event
1820 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
1820 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
1820 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1820 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1820 Membership or participation: Phillis Neilson Event
1820 Membership or participation: Phillis Neilson Event
1820 Membership or participation: Samuel Lane Event
1821 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
1821 Membership or participation: Mark Harris Sr. Event
1821 Membership or participation: Phillis Neilson Event
1822 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event
1822 Membership or participation: Phillis Neilson Event
1824 Membership or participation: Henry Staats [or Harry] Event