Archive for the ‘Labor’ Category

Thomas Crawford Papers, 1842-1844

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Crawford, Thomas, b. 1817.
Collection number: 5473-z
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Abstract: Thomas Crawford, who was owned by Thomas Mosley of Mount Sterling in Montgomery County, Ky., was sold as a slave by Mosley to James Crawford, also of Read more…

Garber Family Letters, 1901-1936

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Garber family.
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Abstract: Members of the Garber family lived in Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Va. J.S. Garber worked on a labor gang and for the United States Corps of Engineers at Read more…

Houmas Plantations and William Porcher Miles materials collection, 1760-1927.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Gaudet, James Am?d?e, 1861-1939.
Collection number: 2334
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Abstract: Secretary-treasurer of the Miles Planting and Manufacturing Company, which controlled 13 large sugar plantations; developer of a subdivision of New Orleans; and business representative of William Porcher Miles. Business papers and Read more…

Bayside Plantation records, 1846-1866.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bayside Plantation (Bayou Teche, La.).
Collection number: 53
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Abstract: Daily records of the extensive and varied agricultural activities and family and neighborhood happenings at Bayside, a large plantation on Bayou Teche (near New Iberia), La., and also, during part of the Civil War, at another plantation on Bayou Read more…

James Jones Philips papers, 1814, 1832-1892.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Philips, James Jones, 1798-1874.
Collection number: 972
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Abstract: James Jones Philips was a physican and scientific farmer of Edgecombe County, N.C., and his cousin Ethelred Philips (1801-1870) was a physician and farmer of Mariana, Fla. The Read more…

Nims, Rankin, and Spratt family papers, 1824-1995.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Nims, Rankin, and Spratt family papers, 1824-1995 [manuscript].
Collection number: 4255
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Abstract: Chiefly correspondence of Nims, Rankin, and Spratt family members, most in Mount Holly, Gaston County, N.C., and Fort Mill, York County, S.C. Included are several letters, 1850s, describing railroad building in the South; Read more…

John Houston Bills papers, 1843-1871.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Bills, John Houston, 1800-1871.
Collection number: 2245
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Abstract: John Houston Bills was a Tennessee planter who was active in the Democratic Party, the Freemasons, a temperance society, and was a friend of President James K. Polk (1795-1849). The collection includse a diary of Bills, 1843-1871, and a few Read more…

Hannibal Augustus Johnson letters, 1865.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Johnson, Hannibal Augustus, b. 1841.
Collection number: 3086
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Abstract: Letters, 14 July 1865 and 9 September 1865, from Johnson, a federal soldier from Maine serving with U.S. Army forces occupying South Carolina, to a friend, recounting Read more…

Hairston and Wilson family papers, 1800-1906.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Hairston and Wilson family.
Collection number: 3149
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Abstract: The family of George Hairston (1750-1827) of Beaver Creek Plantation, near Martinsville, Henry County, Va., and Elizabeth Perkins Letcher (d. 1818) included their children Read more…

Springs family papers, 1772-1924 (bulk 1845-1870).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Springs family.
Collection number: 4121
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Abstract: The Springs family of Mecklenburg County, N.C., and York District, S.C., included John Springs III (1782-1853) and his son, Andrew Baxter Springs (1819-1886), both of whom resided at Read more…