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Plantations--Southern States

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Bird and Ulmer Papers

 Collection — Box 138
Identifier: 01-MSS 1964-020
Scope and Contents The Bird and Ulmer papers consist of photocopies of correspondence, land deeds, tax papers, political and other speeches, resolutions, and papers pertaining to church, lodges, last will, accounts of executors of estates, reports of estate, division of land, and division of slaves with values assigned. These papers pertain chiefly to the plantations of Bunker Hill, Nacossa, and Freelawn, which flourished before the Civil War. The majority of the papers are dated from the 1850s through the late 1800s, although a handful are from the 1920s.

Also known as MSS 0-20.
Dates: Created: 1851-1922; Other: Date acquired: 10/30/1964

Clement Acton Griscom Papers

 Collection — Box 516
Identifier: MSS 1988-009
Scope and Contents These papers include a letter from Clement Acton Griscom to his son Lloyd, who served as a foreign diplomat to Japan in the early 1900s. Also included is a small Christmas gift card signed "From Bronson Winthrop," and a small envelope addressed to Col. Lloyd Griscom, care of Miss Griscom, Water Oak Plantation, Tallahassee, Florida. The fourth item in the collection is a letter from G. Leslie Isaac to "Col. Griscom" at Luna Plantation, Tallahassee, concerning a trip to a fair and a car purchase. Includes MSS 0-304.
Dates: Created: 1904, 1940

Dr. Edward Bradford Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1964-028
Scope and Contents Contains personal and business correspondence, documents, bills, receipts, etc., of Dr. Edward Bradford, general merchant and plantation owner. Collection also includes a letter of introduction of James E. Broome, Tallahassee, Fla., to Hon. Jacob Thompson, Washington City, and a long handwritten letter of Governor Bragg, Raleigh, N.C., and other important papers show that Dr. Bradford was a well-known and prominent citizen. For the period before 1840 there are only a few scattering bills, receipts, and notes, but from 1840 to 1866 records of the plantation, commission merchants, forwarding agents, and New York cotton brokers evidence that a prosperous business was transacted....
Dates: Created: 1830-1871

El Destino and Chemonie Plantation Papers

 Collection — Box 516
Identifier: MSS 0-85
Scope and Contents The collection relates to the El Destino and Chemonie plantations located a short distance from Tallahassee, Florida. These papers consist of records and documents of the executors and administrators of the estate of William B. Nuttall. The materials discuss sale of cotton and other agricultural products, conveyance of land and slaves, as well as reports and accounts related to the estate. Some papers are signed by Mary W. Savage (Nuttall), Hector W. Braden and George Noble Jones.
Dates: Created: 1822-1859; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1969

Fairbanks Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-104
Scope and Contents Personal, business and family correspondence, books, business records (account books), and writing materials of George R. Fairbanks. This collection contains 1473 original material items, as well as 567 items which are copies of original materials. The collection contains biographical sketches of George Rainsford Fairbanks and his family history, his will, papers about personal matters, the Civil War, St. Augustine before and during the war, sale of slaves, photographs of Fairbanks, Charles Locke Beard, Charles Massey, and sketches of places such as a church in Palatka, Florida. There is a great deal of Civil War correspondence, including persons such as Senator David Levy Yulee and James...
Dates: Created: 1817-1942; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1966

Gamble Family Papers

 Collection — Box 147
Identifier: 01-MSS 1-05
Scope and Contents Biographical information, extracts from the journal of Major Robert Gamble, plantation record book, and "Gambles Hill: a Rebirth of and Elegant Richmond" by Vera Palmer.
Dates: Created: 1818-1853, 1898, 1962

Hollingsworth Papers

 Collection — Box 513
Identifier: MSS 1968-140
Scope and Contents The Mount Vernon Plantation (the name was later changed to Pickney Hills) was located in Jefferson County about seven miles east of Monticello, Florida with a view overlooking "Razor Lake," so named by Mr. Hollingsworth because of its shape. The number of slaves listed, the livestock listed, records of sales of farm products, purchases of supplies, and descriptions of different parcels of land shown in the Last Will of John Hollingsworth indicate that Mount Vernon Plantation covered rather extensive acreage. The will also shows that he owned a home near Edgefield, South Carolina, which was situated on "about eleven hundred acres." The papers consist of...
Dates: Created: 1768-1887, 1916; Other: Majority of material found in 1788-1887

J. S. Lester Plantation Papers

 Collection — Box 516: Series 1
Identifier: MSS 1965-167
Scope and Contents The J.S. Lester Plantation Papers include an 1895 doctor's bill, a transmittal letter, and a 4-page list of receipts (1868) for money received by fourteen ex-slaves; the plantation was located in Leon County, Fla. Also known as MSS 0-167.
Dates: Created: 1868-1895; Other: Date acquired: 08/31/1965

Mary Simpson Yarbrough Papers

 Collection — Box 158a
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-274
Scope and Contents These papers consist of materials relating to lands, a mercantile business, the plantation of Mary Simpson's grandfather, Theodore Turnbull, an Indian Wars Pensions document, and several deeds, including a land deed of her great grandmother, Mary Ann Perkins.
Dates: Created: 1850-1894; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/1968

M.C. Stephens Letter

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 1964-236
Scope and Contents Typed copy of letter by Mr. M. C. Stephens (1835) to his daughter, Sarah, at Newburn, North Carolina. From content of the letter, it is clear that Mr. Stephens came to Florida and acquired a plantation at Rosanna, near Quincy, and was in the process of building a house which he hoped to have nearly completed by the time his family would arrive. They were to travel by coastal vessel and disembark at St. Marks or Apalachicola Bay, and travel to Tallahassee by "Hack...from whence it will be easy to get home." He asked to be advised of the time of arrival of the vessel so as to "time my wagon and team to be at St. Marks with cotton to take return freight of our household stuff up...
Dates: Created: 1835

Notes By The Way - Journal of a New York State Monument Manufacturer on a trip to Florida

 Collection — Box 153
Identifier: MSS 0-193
Scope and Contents 14 page journal written by unknown man who was a New York State monument manufacturer. It contains many vivid descriptions of his travels, centered around Jacksonville and on the St. Johns River. He describes visits to plantations, fishing and hunting trips and gives a good description of Florida at the time.
Dates: 1855-1856; Other: Date acquired: 02/18/1958

Philip St. George Cocke Plantation Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-66
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection deal with Philip St. George Cocke's plantations. There is a plantation record book entitled "Plantation & farm, instruction, regulation, record, inventory & account book". This book is "for use of the managers on the estate of Philip St. George Cocke, and for the better ordering and management of plantation and farm business in every particular," and contains holograph daily records of work and production on the plantation, as well as an inventory of slaves, live stock, implements and supplies. The collection also contains a letter from Robert G. V. Smith to Mr. Cocke, dated July 30, 1852, and a holograph note from the...
Dates: Created: 1855-1856; Other: Date acquired: 07/18/1967

Pine Hill Plantation Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-204
Scope and Contents Includes materials on the American Civil War, the Bradford-Eppes family including Susan Bradford Eppes and Dr. Edward Bradford, plantation life, land and mortgages, banking, tomb inscriptions from the cemetery in Pine Hill, Florida, sheet music for "Twenty Years Ago" by J. E. McCullune, pamphlets from Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida, as well as genealogical data on the Eppes-Bradford family. Photographs include members of the Bradford-Eppes family, John Wilkes Booth, Louise Covington, and a United States Coast Guard Signal Service Station in Palm Beach, Florida. Includes manuscripts for the books Negro of the Old South and ...
Dates: Created: 1832-1926; Other: Date acquired: 07/31/1965

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...
Dates: 1836-1841

Red Hills of Florida Collection

 Collection — OS Box 1
Identifier: 01-MSS 1994-002
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of the background files, notes, correspondence, permission, maps, manuscripts, and other materials that were collected or created by Clifton Paisley during the writing of his work, Red Hills of Florida. Included among these items are biographical sources, census data, maps and surveys of the Red Hills region, letters to and from local organizations and persons, newspapers, and interviews. The majority of the collection consists of those materials which actually played a part in the publication of the book. These items include notes, manuscripts, galley proofs, camera ready copies, and photographs mainly dating from the 1970s and...
Dates: Created: 1820-1994

Roderick Kirkpatrick Shaw collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 0-223
Scope and Contents This collection consists of original manuscripts related to Joseph Finegan, the estate of John D. Bellechasse, the Florida Railroad Company, and General H. S. Sanford. These materials should be useful as a biographical sketch of Joseph Finegan. Other subjects covered by the collection include: Jacksonville, Cuba, Lake Monroe, auctions, mill property, Joseph Oliver, St. Mary's Parish in Louisiana, debts, David L. Yulee, Confederate States District Court of Florida, George W. Call, railroad construction, Joseph Finegan & Co, Fernandina, William Phelan, orange groves in Mellonville, Florida, land sales, Orange County, John Forbes, St. Augustine, and Savannah. The collection also contains...
Dates: Created: 1851-1884; Other: Date acquired: 12/02/1964

Weymouth Tyree Jordan Papers

 Collection — Box 857
Identifier: 01-MSS 79-7
Abstract This collection contains a wide variety of materials realted to Weymouth Tyree Jordan, his life and his career. Includes biographical materials, correspondence, articles, photographs, writings, research materials, announcements, books, and related materials.
Dates: Created: 1822-1970

Winthrop Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 0-266
Scope and Contents Business, personal, family and military papers, correspondence, orders, bills, pictures, publications, engineering diagrams and blueprints. This collection contains the business papers of John S. Winthrop and Mrs. Susan Winthrop, including correspondence, plantation records, bills, orders, mortgages, tax information and bookkeeping records. There are also personal and family papers of the Winthrop family, including pictures of persons such as Sindey Alder and members of the Winthrop family, as well as the military papers for Captain Guy L. Winthrop. The collection contains a set of eight blueprints and designs, the business papers of Francis B. Winthrop, and a map of Burrow Hill...
Dates: Created: 1592-1970; Other: Majority of material found in 1841-1941; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1969