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Manuel J. Thouston letter, 1865.

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Creator: Thouston, Manuel J., fl. 1865.
Collection number: 719
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Abstract: Letter from Isabella C. Sourtan, a former slave, of Liberty, Va., asking permission to return Read more…

Louisa Furnace account books, 1831-1860

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Creator: Louisa Furnace (Montgomery Co., Tenn.).
Collection number: 3560
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Abstract: Louisa Furnace was an ironworks, probably in Montgomery County, Tenn., possibly operated in the 1850s by Gilbert Taylor Abernathy (1820-1888) of Pulaski, Tenn. Abernathy was Read more…

Scott family papers, 1839-1867.

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Creator: Scott family.
Collection number: 4638
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Abstract: Letters and a few other items, 1839-1867, chiefly relating to the members of the Scott family of New Hampshire and Vermont. The earliest papers are deeds, 1839 an 1849 copies of Read more…

Newstead Plantation records, 1857-1882.

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Creator: Newstead Plantation records, 1857-1882 [microfilm manuscript].
Collection number: 2339
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Abstract: Brief daily records, 1857-1861, 1873-1882, of crops, weather, slaves’ work, Read more…

John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

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Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856.
Collection number: 63
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Abstract: Lawyer, U.S. senator from Georgia, and U.S. attorney general. Includes legal papers relative to the Florida-Georgia boundary controversy, 1851-1856; financial papers of a rice plantation and farm near Savannah and Clarksville, Ga., Read more…

Forrest family papers, 1847-1898.

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Creator: Forrest family.
Collection number: 2206
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Abstract: Papers of French Forrest (1796-1866), of Maryland, U.S. naval officer during the Mexican War and later an officer in the Confederate Navy; and of his son, Douglas F. Forrest (1837-1902), Confederate naval officer, lawyer in Baltimore, and Read more…

Lewis plantation papers, 1857-1916.

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Creator: Lewis, Ivey Foreman, 1833-1884.
Collection number: 2528
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Abstract: Records of several plantations of the Lewis family of Hale and Marengo counties, Ala., chiefly those of Ivey Foreman Lewis. Plantations mentioned include: Hermitage Place, Read more…

Thomas Legare receipt book, 1767-1774.

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Creator: Legare, Thomas, fl. 1767-1774.
Collection number: 974-z
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Abstract: Thomas Legare was a commission merchant in Charleston, S.C., in the 1760s and 1770s. The volume contains receipts written to Thomas Legare from various individuals whose Read more…

David Franklin Thorpe papers, 1854-1944 (bulk 1854-1870).

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Creator: Thorpe, David Franklin, 1836-1909.
Collection number: 4262
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Abstract: David Franklin Thorpe was plantation superintendent on Saint Helena Island, 1861-1869, and later Rhode Island businessman and state representative. Correspondence, legal Read more…

Farish Carter papers, 1794-1868 (bulk 1830-1860).

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Creator: Carter, Farish, 1780-1861.
Collection number: 2230
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Abstract: Farish Carter was a planter, land speculator, and entrepreneur of Scottsborough Plantation, near Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., and owner of a plantation at Coosawattee, Read more…