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Plantation Record Book

 Collection — Box: 155
Identifier: MSS 1-10

Scope and Contents

This item is a plantation record book and appears to be the financial records of William Armistead, who either owned or managed one or more large plantations or farms. He also acted as guardian for several children, as indicated by entries for tuition and books, as well as entries for Orphans Court. He was also involved in land deals and skilled blacksmith work. Some places mentioned, Candy's Landing and Greensboro, can be located on an early map of Alabama, indicating that the activities recorded took place somewhere in west Alabama.

A large number of persons are named in the record book, and some of the locations and subjects mentioned include: cotton, Candy's Landing, Fenwick Plantation, Greenboro, Linwood farm, Macon farm, Macon plantation, Mobile, groceries from Mobile, Plymouth, Sumter, and Tuskaloosa Bank.

Dates

  • 1836-1841

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Extent

1.00 folders (1 folder.)

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Found with Lewis Bank Papers

Processing Information

Processed May 1979.

Title
Plantation Record Book
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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