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Lewis Thompson papers, 1723-1895.

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Creator: Thompson, Lewis, 1808-1867.
Collection number: 716
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Abstract: Lewis Thompson was the owner of plantations near Woodville (also called Hotel), Bertie County, N.C., and at Bayou Boeuf, near Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Thompson was also a Read more…

Hargrave family papers, 1790-1918.

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Creator: Hargrave family.
Collection number: 4865
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Abstract: Hargrave family of Lexington, N.C. Hargrave family materials include letters, 1839-1918, some from family friends, one of whom moved to Texas; another who had witnessed Zachary Taylor’s 1850 funeral in Washington, D.C., Read more…

Bayside Plantation records, 1846-1866.

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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…

Thomas Whiteside papers, 1829-1875.

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Creator: Whiteside, Thomas, fl. 1866-1871.
Collection number: 775-z
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Abstract: Plantation owner and lawyer of York County, S.C. Scattered items of the Faris and Patton families of York County, S.C., 1829-1875, and of Thomas Whiteside of York County, Read more…

Pinckney Cotesworth Harrington papers, 1829-1893.

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Creator: Harrington, Pinckney Cotesworth, fl. 1853-1893.
Collection number: 1705
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Abstract: Pinckney Cotesworth Harrington and his father, James Harrington (d. 1866), were cotton planters in Franklin County, Miss. The collection is chiefly papers relating to the Harringtons’ cotton plantations. There are Read more…

Bertie County (N.C.) account books, 1833-1849; 1881-1893.

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Creator: Bertie County (N.C.) account books.
Collection number: 1758
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Abstract: Antebellum account books from Bertie County, N.C., including general merchandising accounts of Cherry and Outlaw and of H. Thompson; accounts of Gray and Pierce for wages paid in the production of shingles and for sales of shingles Read more…

William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971.

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Creator: Amberson, William Ruthrauff, b. 1894.
Collection number: 3862
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Abstract: William R. Amberson was a professor at the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis, 1930-1937, advisor to the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and trustee of the Delta and Providence cooperative farms in Mississippi. The collection is primarily personal Read more…

Lucy Tunstall Alston Williams papers, 1827-1979.

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Creator: Williams, Lucy Tunstall Alston, 1869-1940.
Collection number: 4351
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Abstract: Lucy Tunstall Alston Williams was the daughter of Jane Elizabeth Crichton (1840-1891) and Philip Guston Alston (1839-1924), a farmer and Confederate Army captain, of Warren County, Read more…

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

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Creator: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
Collection number: 3472
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Abstract: The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, organized at Poinsett County, Ark., in 1934, was especially active in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. The Union spread into the southeastern states and to California, affiliating off and on Read more…

Delta and Providence cooperative farms papers, 1925-1963.

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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…