Richard Stanford papers, 1767-1842 (bulk 1804-1816).

Creator: Stanford, Richard, 1767-1816.
Collection number: 2096-z
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Abstract: Planter, of Hawfields, Person County, N.C., and Democratic- Republican U.S. representative, 1797-1816. Chiefly letters, 1804-1816, to Stanford in Washington, D.C., from his family at home in Person County, giving news of the family and plantation; and a smaller number of Stanford’s letters home, discussing public affairs and giving advice on how to manage the family’s slaves. There are also scattered family papers, including correspondence between Cornelia Adeline (Stanford) Webb and her mother, Mary (Moore) Stanford.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Family letters relay instructions on the care of slaves (1806-1808) and discuss sicknesses among slaves (1842). See Folders 1 and 2.