Minor family papers, 1763-1900.

Creator: Minor family.
Collection number: 1564
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Abstract: Minor family members included Stephen Minor (fl. 1786-1816), cotton planter near Natchez, Miss.; his wife, Katharine Lintot Minor (fl. 1815-1843); their son, William J. Minor (fl. 1815-1868), sugar planter at Waterloo Plantation, possibly in Iberville Parish, La.; and Stephen’s brother, John Minor (fl. 812-1831), also a cotton planter near Natchez. Business and other papers of three generations of the Minor family of Mississippi and the related Lintot family. Included is business correspondence from cotton factors in Liverpool, describing market conditions in England, and from factors in New Orleans. Also included are many estate papers and deeds for purchases of land in the vicinity of Natchez, Miss., and lists of slaves. There are also some letters to Katherine Minor from her children and friends.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included are a few documents pertaining to Stephen Minor’s ownership and use of slaves in 1815 (Folder 13), and several undated slave lists (Folders 39-41). ¬†Also included¬†is an 1853 receipt for payment to an individual who had captured and returned a runaway slave to him (Folder 38).