AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[DE] Article - 1890 Federal Census Fragment
"The 'new' 1890 census fragment for Delaware by Claire Prechtel-Kluskens
(NARA) Microfilm PUblication M1919
For the most part the 99.9% of the 1890 Federal Census for the US was destroyed.......however bits and pieces did survive. The article refers to information contained in the 1890 federal census that relates to AA farmers, which was discovered "buried deep within the Bureau of the census administrative records transfered to the National Archives decades ago ...and why this fragment was created in 1901"
" Following the taking of the 12th census in 1900, the Census Office published a variety of statistical reports based upon the data collected" One report was the Census Bulletin no. 100 on Agriculture in the State of Delaware...apparently there was some disagreement concerning the information about the "Negro" farmers. "As a result a search was undertaken to locate all Negro farmers in the 12th census (1900) and then locate as many as possible on the 11th census, 1890"