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Francis Withers account book, 1833-1840.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Withers, Francis, fl. 1830-1840.
Collection number: 3573-z
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Abstract: Francis Withers was a rice planter in Georgetown District, S.C. The collection is an account book showing Withers’s accounts with his Charleston factors; expenditures for his rice plantation and for personal goods; contributions for churches and charities; payments of taxes; and proceeds and disbursements from sales and purchases of slaves and bank stocks. Withers’s representative in Charleston was Lewis & Robertson, which became Lewis, Robertson & Thurston in 1838 and Robertson & Thurston in 1839. Some pages in the volume were later used as a scrapbook by members of the Forster family.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The book contains records of sales and purchases of sales.