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Kean and Prescott family papers, 1779-1881.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Kean and Prescott family.
Collection number: 2851
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Abstract: Scattered personal correspondence of the Hill and Kean families of Caroline County, Va., and the Prescott and Moore families of Louisiana. Topics include the War of 1812, economic conditions in the 1840s, and planting in Louisiana; slavery in Virginia; and Reconstruction in both states. Included are scattered papers of Robert Garlick Hill Kean (1822- 1898) of Virginia, but no papers relating to his service in the Confederate government, and of John Moore (1788-1867), U.S. representative from Louisiana.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Chiefly letters of families and connections of R. G. Hill Kean of Caroline County, Virginia, and of his wife, Adelaide Demarest Prescott of Louisiana. Included are Civil War accounts, accounts of slave sales (1856-1858), and records of the hire of free blacks (1866). Some letters are written in French. Microfilm only.

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