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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.

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.

MONTH

Month of sale.

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

YEAR

Year of sale.

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

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.

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.

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.

ORIGIN OF SELLER ABBRVTN

Undocumented.

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

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.

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.

ORIGIN OF BUYER ABBRVTN

Undocumented.

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

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.

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.

PRICE

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

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

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.

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.

SKIN COLOR CODE

Skin color of "principal" slave being sold.

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

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.

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.

AGE OF CHILD 1 (4,7)

(see discussion under variable 19).

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

SEX OF CHILD 2 (5,8)

(see discussion under variable 19).

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

AGE OF CHILD 2 (5,8)

(see discussion under variable 19).

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

SEX OF CHILD 3 (6,9)

(see discussion under variable 19).

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

AGE OF CHILD 3 (6,9)

(see discussion under variable 19).

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

SEX OF CHILD 4

(see discussion under variable 19).

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

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