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Frederic Seip papers, 1808-1908.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Seip, Frederic.
Collection number: 3413-z
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Abstract: Frederic Seip (b. 1818) was a doctor in Natchez, Miss. Also represented in the collection is his grandson, Frederic Seip (1840-1911), a Confederate Army officer and planter at Oak Isle Plantation near Alexandria, La. The collection includes accounts, bills, receipts, and promissory notes of Frederic Seip (b. 1818), including accounts payable to him for medical services and accounts of merchandise purchased at Natchez, New Orleans, and Philadelphia, and a few documents relating to his ginning and selling cotton. Also present is a fragment of a diary kept by Seip’s grandson, Frederic, for a few months in 1860, in which he recorded information about his slaves, the weekly cotton-picking schedule, and work done on other crops; and a typed transcription of a speech about Alexandria, La., during the Civil War, which was delivered by the younger Seip in 1908.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains a diary fragment written by Seip’s grandson that records information about enslaved individuals at Oak Isle Plantation in Alexandria, Louisiana. The final item in the collection is a typescript of “The Burning of Alexandria, Louisiana, in May 1864,” a paper delivered before a Confederate reunion that describes the history of Alexandria during the Civil War (See Folder 3).

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