John Peter Broun papers, 1819-1939.
Creator: Broun, John Peter, 1806-1895.
Collection number: 2448
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Abstract: John Peter Broun was a planter of Richland County, S.C., and Lowndes County, Ala. His wife was Abby Hinman Day Broun of New York, N.Y. Family correspondence of Broun, planter of Richland County, S.C., and Lowndes County, Ala., and of his wife, Abby Hinman Day Broun of New York, before and after the Civil War. Included are letters from Broun in New York to his children; letters from his granddaughter, Decca Coles Singleton (Mrs. Leroy) Halsey, on family history and recollections of her childhood; earlier correspondence on plantation life; and slave lists.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Correspondence includes a letter advising Broun to sell southern property due to the impending abolition of slavery (1842), and a letter recollecting past days of “loved and trusted slaves” (1933). The collection also includes a list of slaves and their supposed ages and valuations (1843). Microfilm available.