Bacot family papers, 1767-1887.

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Creator: Bacot family.
Collection number: 916-z
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Abstract: Members of the Bacot family were cotton planters of the Mars Bluff Plantation near Florence in the Darlington District, S.C., and, beginning in 1865, partners in the Jarrot & Bacot Drug Store in Florence. The collection includes correspondence, financial and legal materials, and other items of the Bacot family. Materials relate chiefly to the business dealings of Peter S. Bacot, who ran Mars Bluff plantation, and to Mary H. Brockinton, a relative who lived at Mars Bluff. Topics include the sale of cotton through factors in Charleston, S.C.; plantation life; and family and social affairs. Also included are slave lists, and, after the Civil War, contracts relating to the employment of freedmen on the plantation. There is also a small number of items relating to the Jarrot & Bacot Drug Store in Florence, S.C., which opened in 1865. Currency issued by South Carolina in 1775 through 1862 is included, as are typed transcriptions of articles about Huguenots in South Carolina, from whom the Bacots were descended.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other items of the Bacot family, cotton planters of the Mars Bluff Plantation near Florence in Darlington District, South Carolina, and partners in the Jarrot and Bacot Drug Store in Florence, South Carolina. Materials relate chiefly to plantation management. Included are slave lists (1853); documents relating to freedmen working at Mars Bluff (1866, 1867); and a medical services contract between freedmen and a local physician (1866-1867). Microfilm available.

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