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Plantation owners

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85102825

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Berry Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4239
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).
Dates: 1820-1882

Iveson L. Brookes papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0214
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0410
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.
Dates: 1867-1885

Depositions of Peyton and Jane Graves in the Case of Elva v. Edwin Jenkins

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4234
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

John G. Hardin crop lien

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0628
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4231
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

George H. Thompson plantation records

 Collection
Identifier: W-0073
Overview Ledger documenting the expenses of Russell County, Alabama, planter George H. Thompson.
Dates: 1855-1874

Adrian Sebastian Van de Graaff Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1493
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

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0357
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.
Dates: 1864-1887