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Sparkman family papers, 1811-1904.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Sparkman family.
Collection number: 2791
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Abstract: Microfilm of papers of Sparkman family members, especially James A. Sparkman, physician and rice planter of Georgetown District, S.C. Correspondence, legal and financial documents, and writings relate to Sparkman’s patients and colleagues; the settlement of the estate of Sparkman’s father-in-law, Edward Thomas Heriot; plantation business; agricultural societies; military occupation during the Civil War; and problems during Recontruction.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains slave lists (1854, 1845-1848, 1851, 1853-1861) and physician’s accounts, which include several entries for free blacks. Microfilm only.

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