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Mount Airy Plantation books, 1805-1855.

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Creator: Mount Airy Plantation books, 1805-1855 [manuscript].
Collection number: 964
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Abstract: Three plantation journals relating to the Mount Airy Plantation, owned by the Tayloe family, near Warsaw in Richmond County, Va., and other plantations in the area. One volume, the first page of which carries the name John Tayloe, contains a daily record of work completed at Mount Airy in 1805. A second volume contains similar information for Mount Airy, 1813-1818 and 1825-1826, and also contains similar information for work completed during this period for Forkland, Old House, Doctors Hall, and Marske plantations, perhaps also in Richmond County. The third volume contains similar information for Mount Airy for 1814, an inventory of slaves, and a crop record for Mount Airy, Landsdown plantation, and the other plantations noted above, 1840-1845.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The first two volumes contain records of work completed by slaves (1805; 1815-1818) and the second and third volumes contain slave lists (1825-1826, 1840-1855). Microfilm only.

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