Creator: Stoney and Porcher family papers, 1799-1862.
Collection number: 823
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Abstract: Records of a Charleston District, S.C., plantation, comprised of five parts: 1) Ophir plantation diary, notes, and records in five volumes, representing the years 1788, 1824, and 1826-1829; 2) miscellaneous letters and documents of members of the Porcher, Dubose, Croft, and Jenkins families of South Carolina, including genealogical records, letters and documents written between 1833 and 1861, and one undated letter written after the Civil War; 3) papers belonging to Peter Gaillard Stoney, including an arithmetic notebook of C. M. Stoney and plantation notes, 1832-1860, which record the names and activities of slaves at “Back River” during the years 1835, 1844, 1854, and 1858-1860; 4) diary of Isaac DuBose Porcher, January 1855-June 1860, moral philosophy lecture notes, and a contract for Ophir Plantation; and 5) a roster, belonging to Captain T. Gaillard Croft of Co. C, 16th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, C.S.A., 1862.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Stoney’s papers include the names and records of slaves held at Back River in 1835, 1844, 1854, and 1858-1860. Microfilm only.