Archive for the ‘Labor’ Category

Thomas Crawford Papers, 1842-1844

February 25, 2011 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…

Edwin Edmunds account book, 1838-1892.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Edmunds, Edwin.
Collection number: 3138
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Abstract: Scattered plantation memoranda, probably from Prince Edward County, Va., chiefly after 1865 and chiefly relating to accounts for provisions and accounts with laborers, domestic Read more…

Manigault family papers, 1824-1897.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Manigault family.
Collection number: 484
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Abstract: The Manigault family of Charleston, S.C., and plantations in the Berkeley District, S.C., and on Argyle Island in the Savannah River, Ga., included Charles, merchant and rice planter; and his sons Gabriel Edward, planter, physician, and curator Read more…

Jackson and Prince family papers, 1784-1947.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Jackson and Prince family.
Collection number: 371
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Abstract: The Rootes family of Fredericksburg, Va., and the Cobb, Jackson, and Prince families of Athens, Macon, and other locations in Georgia belonged to the elite of the southern planter artistocracy. Henry Jackson(1778-1840) Read more…

Peter Wilson Hairston papers, 1773-1965; 1986.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Hairston, Peter Wilson, 1819-1886.
Collection number: 299
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Abstract: Peter Wilson Hairston (1819-1886), tobacco planter of southwestern Virginia and north central North Carolina, Confederate soldier, and commission merchant. Other prominent family members include Peter Wilson Hairston’s great- Read more…

Delta and Providence cooperative farms papers, 1925-1963.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Delta and Providence cooperative farms.
Collection number: 3474
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Abstract: Delta Cooperative Farm, started in 1936 in the community of Hillhouse (later called Rochdale) in Bolivar County, Miss., and Providence Cooperative Farm, started in 1939 near Cruger in Holmes County, Miss., were attempts by Cooperative Read more…

Washington Mining Company account book, 1845- 1846.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Washington Mining Company account book, 1845- 1846.
Collection number: 2161-z
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Abstract: The Washington Mining Company ran the Washington Mine, which was probably the precursor of the Silver Hill Mine in Davidson County, N.C. The collection is a daybook, 1845-1846, 225 pages, of a general merchandise Read more…

Edward Ward Carmack papers, 1850-1942.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Carmack, Edward Ward, 1858-1908.
Collection number: 1414
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Abstract: Editor of Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., newspapers, prohibitionist, U.S. representative, 1897-1901, and senator, 1901-1907. Papers, chiefly from 1890, of Edward Ward Carmack, the bulk pertaining to elections: 1896 and 1898 when Carmack Read more…

Kemp Plummer Lewis papers, 1908-1946.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Lewis, Kemp Plummer, 1880-1952.
Collection number: 3819
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Abstract: A lifelong textile executive with Erwin Mills in Durham, N.C., Kemp Plummer Lewis was the son of Richard Henry Lewis and Cornelia Viola Battle. He attended the Read more…