Iveson L. Brookes papers
Scope and Contents note
This collection contains approximately 555 letters written between 1811 and 1911. They are mostly business related (plantations, slaves, church, etc). However, there are 42 letters about family matter written by other members of the family, some of them well after Brookes's death, to third parties.
- Majority of material found within 1825 - 1865
- Brookes, Iveson L. (Person)
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Iveson Lewis Brookes (1793-30 March 1865) was a Baptist clergyman, planter, and a southern sectionalist. While in school at the University of North Carolina, he was very much against slavery and had optimistic view of the future. As he grew older his views shifted, and he became quite wealthy in land, money, and slaves. By the time of his death he had turned in a hard nosed southern sectionalist and had written many articles defending slavery.
4.9 Linear Feet (4.6 linear feet + 2 volumes)
Language of Materials
A large collection of letters to and from this Baptist clergyman, planter and southern sectionalist, including defenses of the South, Brookes's business transactions, and family matters.
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Unknown; revised by Kevin Ray, 2013
- Baptists -- Clergy -- Correspondence
- Brookes, Iveson L.
- Business records
- Church records
- Commercial correspondence
- Daily Life and Family
- Ledgers (account books)
- Personal correspondence
- Plantation owners
- Receipts (financial records)
- Slave bills of sale
- Southern Life and Culture
- Guide to the Iveson L. Brookes papers
- Coll Lvl Complete
- April 2016
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