James Harvey Joiner papers, 1852-1924.

Creator: Joiner, James Harvey, 1819-1881.
Collection number: 1602
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers of Joiner, editor and publisher of the Talladega (Ala.) “Democratic Watchtower.” Joiner was also an active Baptist and Grand High Priest of the Alabama Masonic Grand Lodge. Personal and business papers include bills and receipts of a publishing company; slave purchase records; a list, 1860, of contributors to the Democratic Party in Talladega County, Ala.; Civil War records of the Talladega Home Salt Company; a letter, 24 November 1864, about William T. Sherman’s movements in Georgia; material on Masons, including a manuscript of rituals; materials on the Baptist Church in Talladega; and personal correspondence.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Folder 1 contains documentation of the purchases of enslaved individuals.