Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85102825
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Berry Family Papers
Overview The Berrys were a plantation- and slave-owning family from Coweta County, Georgia. This collection contains correspondence and other materials related to several Berry family members, particularly Judge Andrew J. Berry (1798-1883) and his sons William, Thomas, and Joel Berry. Materials document the family’s economic situation both before and after the US Civil War (1861-1865).
Iveson L. Brookes papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1811-1911; Majority of material found within 1825 - 1865
Edgar G. Dawson papers
Abstract A letter testamentary to Edgar G. Dawson, naming him executor of the estate of William Eliza Terrell, June 3, 1867, one to “My darling,” June 4, 1885 written while on a trip to Italy, and the plantation book for “Ravenswood,” January 1869-January 1, 1873.
Depositions of Peyton and Jane Graves in the Case of Elva v. Edwin Jenkins
Overview These depositions, which total fourteen pages, contain the August 1853 testimony of plantation owner Peyton L. Graves and his wife, Jane, regarding the case brought by their neighbor Elva Jenkins against her husband Edwin Jenkins, in Wilcox County, Alabama. The depositions include accounts of a violent dog attack against Elva, as well as her resentment over Edwin’s favoritism toward their slave Becky.
Dates: 1853 August 21
George H. Thompson plantation records
Overview Ledger documenting the expenses of Russell County, Alabama, planter George H. Thompson.
Dates: 1855 - 1874
John G. Hardin crop lien
Overview Copy of a crop lien for $50 against the crop John G. Hardin will harvest on a plantation in Elmore County, Alabama, owned by B.S. Walkley.
Dates: 1875 July 19
Isaiah Garrett Business Records
Overview A business ledger belonging to Isaiah Garrett (1812-1874)--a lawyer, politician, and plantation owner in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. The ledger contains entries on 326 pages, in which both Mr. Garrett’s legal practice and his plantation are covered.
Dates: 1838 - 1861
Letter from Clement to Ralph, 1885 February 13
File — Box 4267.001: , Folder: 48
Scope and Contents This file contains a single letter from Clement, in Puehuehu, to his brother Ralph, discussing a plantation and the payment of a debt.
Dates: 1885 February 13
Adrian Sebastian Van de Graaff Papers
Abstract This collection contains plantation ledgers, law notes, and personal and business correspondence of Adrian Sebastian Van de Graaff between 1882 and 1917. It also includes a scrapbook on Robert Van de Graaff's accelerator made in 1966 by Mrs. Welch's Fourth Grade class at Northington Elementary School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dates: 1832 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1898 - 1917
William Cooper Diaries and Photograph
Abstract The collection consists of six diaries for 1864, 1867, 1876, 1882, 1884, and 1887, and a photograph of Cooper, an attorney from Tuscumbia, Alabama. The diaries contain daily entries made by Cooper and, in his absence from home, his wife, and give a great deal of information about the community, his activities, and his family.