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Elizafield Plantation record, 1838-1861 (bulk 1838-1858).

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Creator: Grant, Hugh Fraser, d. 1873.
Collection number: 3213-z
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Abstract: Elizafield Plantation on the Altamaha River in Glynn County, Ga., was owned by rice planter Hugh Fraser Grant (d. 1873). Plantation journal, 287 pages, with entries 1838-1861, but chiefly 1838-1858. Included are journal entries on planting and farming, accounts with factors, tax return information, miscellaneous crop records, records relating to slaves, and a few notes on family activities.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights:Included in the front and back of the volume are lists of slaves who belonged to Grant and worked at Elizafield Plantation. Interspersed in the rest of the volume are lists of hoes, axes, and blankets given out to slaves; lists of births of slaves; and a list (page 161) of slaves who had measles in 1852. Seventeen slaves apparently died from the disease.

This volume has been digitized and is available online. Click here to access the finding aid for this collection and to access the digital material.

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