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…

William Cooper diaries, 1862; 1865; 1872; 1886.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Cooper, William, b. 1802.
Collection number: 1195-z
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Abstract: William Cooper was a planter of Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala., and Magnolia Plantation, Coahoma County, Miss. He travelled frequently between his home at Tuscumbia, Ala., Read more…

Calvin Jones papers, 1783-1929, 2000.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Jones, Calvin, 1775-1846.
Collection number: 921
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Abstract: Calvin Jones, who moved to Smithfield, N.C., in 1795, was a physician; officer in the North Carolina militia; editor of the “Star,” a Raleigh, N.C., newspaper; and owner of a plantation Read more…

James M. Gage papers, 1835-1868.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Gage, James M.
Collection number: 1812-z
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Abstract: James McKibbin Gage (1813-1855) was a physician and horsebreeder of Union, S.C. He studied medicine in Paris and Charleston, S.C., from 1835 to 1837 before settling permanently in Union. The collection includes family and Read more…

Alexander and Hillhouse family papers, 1758-1976.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Alexander and Hillhouse family.
Collection number: 11
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Abstract: Adam Alexander (1758-1812), a Scottish physician, emigrated to Liberty County, Ga., in 1776, where he acquired land and married Louisa Frederika Schmidt (1777-1846). The Alexanders’ son, Adam Leopold (1803-1882), graduated from Yale and became a successful planter Read more…

Neal Family Papers, 1816-1916.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Neal family.
Collection number: 4370
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Abstract: Members of the Neal family and related Fox and Timberlake families, were planters, businessmen, and farmers in Franklin, N.C.; Fayette and Henderson counties, Tenn.; Tuscaloosa, Read more…

Newstead Plantation records, 1857-1882.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

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…

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…