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1.

CONSTANT (NO2)

Data Type: For this file, the constant NO2 (for New Orleans Sample) appears here in all records.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

2.

INITIALS OF NOTARY

Initials of notary: Two alphabetic characters represent the initials of the notary public which appeared on the bill of sale.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

3.

MONTH

Month of sale.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

4.

YEAR

Year of sale.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

5.

INVOICE CODE

The last three digits of the invoice number are presented here. Most values for this variable contain alphabetic characters and blanks. ... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

6.

SELLERS INITIALS

Two alphabetic characters represent the initials of the seller which appeared on the bill of sale.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

7.

ORIGIN OF SELLER CODE

This variable represents in summary form the place of origin of the seller of the slaves listed in the invoice. The general place of origin categories were created by the principal investigators by collapsing the specific places of origin ... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

8.

ORIGIN OF SELLER ABBRVTN

Undocumented.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

9.

BUYERS INITIALS

Two alphabetic characters represent the initials of the buyer of the slaves listed in the invoice.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

10.

ORIGIN OF BUYER CODE

This variable represents in summary form the place of origin of the buyer of the slaves listed in the invoice.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

11.

ORIGIN OF BUYER ABBRVTN

Undocumented.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

12.

NUM OF SLAVES ON INVOICE

Frequencies presented below tabulate the number of data records which contain each specific value of "Number of Slaves on the Original Invoice." The frequencies should not be interpreted as the number of invoices listing a particular number of ... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

13.

NUM OF PRICE QUOTATIONS

Frequencies presented below tabulate the number of data records which contain each specific value of "Number of Price Quotations on the Original Invoice." The frequencies should not be interpreted as the number of invoices listing a particular ... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

14.

PRICE

Price of Slave(s) as Recorded on the Invoice, in Whole Dollars.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

15.

SEX OF SLAVE

This variable records the sex of the "principal" slave of record, most frequently an adult. Information about child slaves was attached to the data record of the "principal" slave with whom the children "belonged", if appropriate. See variables... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

16.

AGE (YEARS)

This variable is also pertinent to the "principal" slave of record (see discussion of variable 15 above). Age is recorded with one implied decimal place; eg., a code of 215 is to be interpreted as "21.5 years of age." Frequencies are presented ... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

17.

SKIN COLOR CODE

Skin color of "principal" slave being sold.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

18.

NUMBER OF CHILDREN

This variable provides a count of the number of children who, on the original invoice, were sold in a group headed by a "principal" slave of record. ... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

19.

SEX OF CHILD 1 (4,7)

The following variables (19 through 34) document the sex and age of children listed on the invoice who were sold in a group with a principal slave of record. The missing data value for each of these variables denotes that the particular c... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

20.

AGE OF CHILD 1 (4,7)

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

21.

SEX OF CHILD 2 (5,8)

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

22.

AGE OF CHILD 2 (5,8)

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

23.

SEX OF CHILD 3 (6,9)

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

24.

AGE OF CHILD 3 (6,9)

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

25.

SEX OF CHILD 4

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

26.

AGE OF CHILD 4

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

27.

SEX OF CHILD 5

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

28.

AGE OF CHILD 5

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

29.

SEX OF CHILD 6

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

30.

AGE OF CHILD 6

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

31.

SEX OF CHILD 7

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

32.

AGE OF CHILD 7

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

33.

SEX OF CHILD 8

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

34.

AGE OF CHILD 8

(see discussion under variable 19).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

35.

FAMILY RELATION CODE

This variable records the family relation between the "principal" slave of record and another slave being sold at the same time, if that relationship could be determined from the original invoices. Frequencies presented below tabulate the numbe... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

36.

TERMS OF SALE

Terms of sale.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

37.

AMOUNT OF DOWN PMNT

Amount of down payment for credit sales (in whole dollars). Frequencies are presented for ranges of code values.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

38.

MONTHS (LNGST PRD FR CR)

Longest period of credit (in months).

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

39.

INTEREST RATE

This variable is expressed as a proportion with two implied decimal. For example, 6 percent interest would be represented by the code value 06 and would be interpreted as .06. ... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

40.

GUARANTEE

This variable documents whether the "principal" slave of record was "guaranteed" or not (see Variable 41 for reasons slave were listed as "not guaranteed"). ... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

41.

REASON FOR NO GUARANTEE

Reason given on the invoice for the slave being "Not Guaranteed".

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

42.

OCCUPATION (SKILL) CODE

Occupation or skill of "principal" slave of record, as listed on the invoice.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

43.

OUT OF STATE CODE

This variable provides information (with various degrees of certainty) on the import status or local origin of the slave being sold.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

44.

IMPORTATION CODE

Geographical origin of slave being sold.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

45.

PREVIOUS TRANSACTN CODE

This variable describes the prior transaction or circumstances under which the slave being sold arrived for sale in the New Orleans Slave Market. ... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

46.

INDEX OF INDIV PRICE

This variable permits the identification of data records in which the sale price (Variable 14) pertains only to the principal slave of that record. It was constructed by ICPSR from Variables 12 (Number of Slaves on the Original Invoice) and 1... (view details)

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

47.

SEQUENCE NUMBER

A four-digit number assigned to each of the 5,009 transactions in the data file. This variable was created by ICPSR.

Taken from: New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862.

48.

IDENTIFICATION

Taken from: Slave Hires, 1775-1865.

49.

STATE CODE

Taken from: Slave Hires, 1775-1865.

50.

COUNTY CODE

Taken from: Slave Hires, 1775-1865.

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