Borough House books, 1815-1910.

Creator: Borough House (Stateburg, S.C.) books.
Collection number: 1597
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Abstract: Records of several generations of the Anderson family, physicians and planters near Stateburg, S.C., chiefly their account books containing records of physicians’ fees, planting, advances to freedmen, estates, and lumber. Also included are a diary, 1853-1857, of John Benjamin Anderson at Stateburg; Stateburg tavern accounts, 1834-1838; plantation records of Samuel Porcher Gaillard, 1863-1868; minutes of the Stateburg Democratic Club, 1890-1910; and a letterbook of Col. Thomas Childs (1796-1853) of Massachusetts as U.S. military governor of Puebla, Mexico, 1848.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included are a slave book and notes (1830); a contract for labor with free blacks (1865); and store accounts and advances made to free blacks (1866-1868). Microfilm available.