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Thomas Middleton plantation book, 1734-1813.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Middleton, Thomas, 1753-1797.
Collection number: 506-z
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Abstract: Thomas Middleton, son of Henry Middleton (1717-1784) and grandson of Arthur Middleton (1681-1737), was a planter on the Combahee River, which forms the border between Colleton and Beaufort counties, S.C. The collection is a volume with the inscription, “Thomas Middleton’s Plantation Book,” on the first page. The volume contains lists of slaves owned by Thomas Middleton and by the estate of his father, Henry, as well as a copy of an act establishing a free school at Dorchester, S.C., in 1734, and miscellaneous accounts, perhaps of Arthur Middleton (1785-1837).

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The book includes lists of slaves owned by Middleton and by the estate of his father, Henry Middleton, as well as a copy of an act establishing a free school at Dorchester, South Carolina in 1784.

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