Lytle Davis, Collector, Papers

Lytle Davis was born in Paris, Kentucky, and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in the late 1950s. He is a collector of African-American history next hit documents. This collection focuses on documents related to American slavery. The collection consists of photocopies of bills of sale for slaves, a warranty for a slave and her children, checks, receipts, a will, and correspondence. The collection pertains to slavery in Kentucky before and during the Civil War, especially the sale and transference of slaves by John and Esther Hume, Robert Hume, Gano Henry, Sarah Ritchie, Thomas Parker, and John Gudgell.