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Mary A. Hicks interview with David Blount

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2885

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Blount was interviewed by Mary A. Hicks in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Blount tells a detailed story of how his master fired an abusive overseer. He also tells of how he stopped a slave revolt from occuring on the plantation. He acompanied his master to the Civil War as his "personal servant." Blount talks about Jim, a slave who was the personal servant of the master's son, and how he (Jim) carried the son's dead body back to the master after the "Battle of Manassas."


  • 1937


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Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oral history interview with David Blount must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Blount was a former slave living in North Carolina.


1 item (6 p.)

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Custodial History

This item was photocopied from reel 79 of the 920 microfilm collection. SCM 000 323. Andronicus Publ. Co., 1941. Five reels of microfilm were purchased for $115 in 1971.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from; Andronicus Publ. Co.; 1971.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Oral history interview with David Blount
Rose Frank
19 May 2011
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States