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…

Farish R. Betton papers, 1952-1963.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Betton, Farish R.
Collection number: 3939
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Abstract: Letters received by Betton, vice president of the National Agricultural Workers Union at St. Louis, Mo., from Harry Leland Mitchell and others, concerning the Southern Tenant Farmers Union and its successor organizations, and related Read more…

George W. Bryan papers, 1851-1899.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bryan, George W., fl. 1860-1880.
Collection number: 3570
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Abstract: Family correspondence, scattered business papers, and account books of Bryan, a planter and lawyer of Henry and Worth counties, Ga., and his wife Cornelia Stokes Bryan. Most correspondence is dated 1859-1873, with a few Civil War items. Read more…

Frederick’s Hall Plantation ledgers and other volumes, 1727-1862, 1981.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Frederick’s Hall Plantation (Louisa Co., Va.).
Collection number: 1422
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Abstract: The collection includes account books from Hanover and York counties, Va., 1727-1775, and from Frederick’s Hall Plantation in Louisa County, Va., 1849-1862. The relationship, if any, between the former and the Read more…

Peter Evans Smith papers, 1738-1944.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Smith, Peter Evans, 1829-1905.
Collection number: 677
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Abstract: Peter Evans Smith of Halifax County, N.c., civil and mechanical engineer, inventor, surveyor, cotton planter, and railroad employee. The collection includes personal and business Read more…

William Louis Criglar papers, 1847-1867 (bulk 1866-1867).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Criglar, William Louis, fl. 1848-1867.
Collection number: 1196
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Abstract: Correspondence, chiefly 1866-1867, of William Louis Criglar with firms in Mobile and New Orleans concerning supplies, equipment, and financing for Criglar, Batchelder and Co., his lumber milling business in Escambia County, Ala., and Read more…

Howard Kester papers, 1923-1978.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Kester, Howard, 1904-1977.
Collection number: 3834
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Abstract: Howard Anderson Kester was a theologian, educator, and administrator active in Christian movements relating to race relations, pacifism, and economic reform in the South from the 1920s until his retirement in 1970. Correspondence of 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…