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William Ervine Sparkman plantation journal, 1833-1888 (bulk 1833-1866).

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Creator: Sparkman, William Ervine, 1813-1846.
Collection number: 681-z
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Abstract: William Ervine Sparkman, South Carolina rice planter of the Georgetown and Williamsburg districts on the Black River, married M.A.E. Burgess in December 1836. He was the Read more…

Rice C. Ballard papers, 1822-1888.

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Creator: Ballard, Rice C. (Rice Carter), d. 1860.
Collection number: 4850
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Abstract: Rice Carter Ballard (c. 1800-1860) was a slave trader based in Richmond, Va., who worked in partnership with the large slave trading firm of Isaac Franklin and John Armfield in the late 1820s and early 1830s. By the early 1840s, Ballard had Read more…

Guion family papers, 1789-1927 (bulk 1795-1815).

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Creator: Guion family.
Collection number: 295-z
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Abstract: The Guion family lived near Natchez, Miss. The collection includes correspondence, business papers, deeds, and military papers, chiefly 1795-1815, of Revolutionary War officer Isaac Guion and members of his family. Included are personal Read more…

Robert Jemison proclamation to slaves, 1827; 1865.

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Creator: Jemison, Robert, 1802-1871.
Collection number: 2331-z
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Abstract: Two proclamations to slaves, granting them a share of plantation earnings under specified conditions, made by Robert and William Jemison of Alabama. Robert’s proclamation is Read more…

Polk, Badger, and McGehee family papers, 1790-1898 (bulk 1822-1898).

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Creator: Polk, Badger, and McGehee family papers, 1790-1898 (bulk 1822-1898).
Collection number: 3979
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Abstract: George Edmund Badger of New Bern, N.C., was a lawyer; politician; North Carolina legislator; superior court judge; Secretary of the Navy; United States senator; member of the North Carolina Convention of 1861-1862; and Read more…

George W. Burwell papers, 1786, 1800-1884.

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Creator: Burwell, George W., d. 1873.
Collection number: 4291
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Abstract: George W. Burwell was a physician, planter, and businessman of Mecklenburg County, Va. He had family and business connections to Henderson, Granville County, N.C., and other locations along the North Carolina-Virginia border, Read more…

John Nevitt diary, 1826-1832.

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Creator: Nevitt, John, fl. 1803-1832.
Collection number: 543
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Abstract: John Nevitt was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and owner of Clermont Plantation near Natchez in Adams County, Miss. The collection is the diary, 1826-1832, of John Nevitt, recording Read more…

Couper family papers, 1827-1955.

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Creator: Couper family.
Collection number: 186-z
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Abstract: The Couper family of Glynn County, Ga., included John Couper (1759-1850), his sons, William Audley Couper (1817-1898) and noted agricultural researcher James Hamilton Couper Read more…

Frank G. Ruffin papers, 1802-1909.

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Creator: Ruffin, Frank G.
Collection number: 640
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Abstract: Francis (“Frank”) Gildart Ruffin (1816-1892), was a planter of Chesterfield County, Va., Confederate colonel, 2nd auditor of Virginia, editor, and political writer. Ruffin served as chairman of the Virginia Sinking Fund 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…