Floyd L. Whitehead papers, 1830-1886.

Creator: Whitehead, Floyd L.
Collection number: 1307
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Abstract: Floyd L. Whitehead was a merchant and tobacco planter of Nelson County, Va. The collection includes usiness, financial, and legal material, including letters from tobacco dealers, records of tobacco sales, tax and other receipts, slave bills of sale, and promissory notes relating to Floyd L. Whithead’s business concerns; and legal documents concerning the settlment of estates, land and property disputes, and the collection of debts. Personal papers include several letters in the 1860s from Floyd’s son, Alexander R. Whitehead, in Jackson County, Ala., describing family news and economic conditions, and his impressions of the Confederate Army and its officers during his service in the Civil War. There are also a few miscellaneous items relating to Floyd’s brother, John Whitehead, and printed material, including advertising circulars and an 1855 broadside relating to local elections.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains several slave bills of sale in the 1830s (Folder 1).