The Resource Records of ante-bellum Southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series C | Part 1, Selections from holdings of the Library of Congress | Virginia, general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp, (microform)

Records of ante-bellum Southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series C | Part 1, Selections from holdings of the Library of Congress | Virginia, general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp, (microform)

Label
Records of ante-bellum Southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series C | Part 1, Selections from holdings of the Library of Congress | Virginia
Title
Records of ante-bellum Southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War
Title number
  • Series C
  • Part 1
Title part
  • Selections from holdings of the Library of Congress
  • Virginia
Statement of responsibility
general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Shirley Plantation journals, 1816-1872, were started by Hill Carter (1796-1875) in 1816 when he resigned from the navy and returned from New York to assume the ancestral estate in Charles City County, Virginia. An early agricultural experimenter, he records fallowing and crop rotations, techniques in the application of gypsum, lime, and marl, and attempts at direct marketing of agricultural produce in New York. Also included are crop notes, a record of devastations including a cholera epidemic among his slaves, an inventory of farming utensils, and Civil War entries marking the departure of 80 slaves for federal lines
  • William B. Randolph papers, 1696-1884, include records of William B. Randolph (1793-1874), and earlier records relating to his great-grandfather, Peter Randolph; grandfather William Randolph; and parents Peter Shipwith Randolph and Elizabeth Randolph, all of whom in their turn resided at "Chatsworth," on the James River near Richmond in Henrico County. Personal papers in the collection refer to plantation matters, farming, and slavery, including a letter of April 1833 relating an attempt to purchase a slave so as to unite the man and his wife. Correspondence with an overseer in August and September 1833 notes an apparent mutiny among slaves at Chatsworth. There is also a wealth of family correspondence on subjects including courtship, marriage, illness, death, remarriage, parenting, and education. Legal papers contain contracts, deeds, wills, court warrants, depositions, and legal opinions. Financial papers contain bills and receipts, guardianship accounts, and canceled checks
  • Bruce family papers, 1792-1865, relate for the most part to Charles Bruce (1826-1896), planter, of Charlotte County, Virginia, and pertaining to tobacco and wheat plantations including "Turnip Creek," "Turnip Creek Mill," "Branch Quarter," "Halifax," and "Staunton Hill." Correspondents and business contacts ranged as far as New York and Philadelphia, but included nearby Halifax Court House, Lynchburg, and Richmond. Includes notations on slave purchases and sales, and the distribution of blankets, cloth, and shoes to the families. Other materials pertain to Bruce's father, James Bruce (1763-1837) and mother, Elvira (1788-1858). The earliest entries in the collection concern Bruce family participation in the general merchandise business in Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia
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  • Described
Cataloging source
VIC
Location of originals duplicates
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Label
Records of ante-bellum Southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series C | Part 1, Selections from holdings of the Library of Congress | Virginia, general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp, (microform)
Publication
Note
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Printed guide
Extent
  • 8
  • 1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Friends of the Virginia State Archives
Organization method
Organized into the following collections: 1. Shirley Plantation Journals, 1816-1872 (Misc. Reel 6183); 2. William B. Randolph Papers, 1696-1884 (Misc. Reels 6184-6189); 3. Bruce Family Papers, 1792-1865 (Misc. Reels 6189-6190).
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001690124
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Type of unit
  • reels of microfilm and
  • volume printed guide to collection.

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