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William Polk papers, 1840-1867.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Polk, William, 1821-1898.
Collection number: 604-z
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Abstract: William Polk was a planter of Rapides Parish, La. Papers of William Polk chiefly related to the contested estate of his father-in-law, Jefferson J. Lamar (d. 1840) of Macon, Ga., with a few papers about his own lands and slaves.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Much of the collection relates to estates held by Polk’s in-laws. Included are an appraisal of Jefferson J. Lamar’s slaves; slave bills of sale; and two letters concerning the purchase of slaves between 1857- 1860 (See folders 1-3).

Categories: 19th Century, Georgia, Slavery