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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…

Alexander Boyd Andrews papers, 1859-1891.

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Creator: Andrews, Alexander Boyd, 1841-1915.
Collection number: 3245
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Abstract: Confederate Army officer, planter, and railroad executive, of North Carolina. Papers, 1859-1891, consist of correspondence and other business papers of A. B. Andrews relating to his career as a railroad executive and capitalist, chiefly correspondence, bills, routine reports Read more…

Heyward and Ferguson family papers, 1806-1923.

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Creator: Heyward and Ferguson family.
Collection number: 2754-z
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Abstract: Heyward and Ferguson family members included Nathaniel Heyward (1766-1851) of South Carolina, whose estate included 45,000 acres of Low Country plantations and over 2,000 Read more…

Boykin family papers, 1748-1932, 2001 (bulk 1830-1862).

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Creator: Boykin family.
Collection number: 78
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Abstract: The Boykin family of Camden, S.C., included Alexander Hamilton Boykin (1815-1866), cotton planter, state legislator, and Confederate officer. Family, business, and military papers of Boykin family members, chiefly 1830s through Read more…

Andrew McCollam papers, 1792-1935 (bulk 1852-1891).

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Creator: McCollam, Andrew, fl. 1836-1872.
Collection number: 449
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Abstract: Andrew McCollam was a sugar planter, deputy surveyor, and member of the Louisiana Secession Convention of 1861. He married Ellen Elleonori and lived first in Donaldsonville, La., Read more…