The Resource Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series F | Part 5, Selections from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University | William Patterson Smith Collection, general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp, (microform)

Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series F | Part 5, Selections from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University | William Patterson Smith Collection, general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp, (microform)

Label
Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series F | Part 5, Selections from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University | William Patterson Smith Collection, 2001
Title
Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War
Title number
  • Series F
  • Part 5
Title part
  • Selections from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University
  • William Patterson Smith Collection
Statement of responsibility
general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp
Inclusive dates
2001
Title variation
Records of antebellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War
Title variation date
2001
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This collection contains the business and personal papers, 1773-1904, of William Patterson Smith (1796-1878), a Gloucester County, Virginia merchant and planter. Approximately one-half of these papers documents the business activities of William Patterson Smith and his partner and brother Thomas Smith (1785-1841) regarding their mercantile and plantation firm based in Gloucester, Virginia and the grain trade throughout the Chesapeake Bay area. As a whole these papers contain information on myriad social, economic, religious, political, and military topics relating to Virginia and the South during this period. There are also documents concerning the Smith families' involvement with land speculation; infrastructure advancements in Virginia and North Carolina; and agricultural improvements
  • The collection consists of three series: SERIES I (misc. reels 2563-2574), correspondence, 1804-1903, includes letters exchanged between William Patterson Smith and his wife Marion Seddon Smith and his immediate and extended family; letters to and from Thomas Smith and his family; business correspondence of William Patterson Smith and Thomas Smith; the correspondence of the related Bruce, Seddon, and Tabb families; and the letters, 1878-1903, of Judge Beverly Randolph Wellford, Jr. (1828-1911)
  • SERIES II (misc. reels 2574-2575), legal papers, 1773-1877, includes surveys, plats, deeds, judgments, wills, indentures, affidavits, agreements, powers of attorney, subpoenas, and acts and articles of incorporation concerning the Smith family and the Smiths' business enterprise. It also contains estate records related to the Lewis, Smith and Sparks families for whom Thomas and William Patterson Smith acted as administrators. In some cases the estate records also contain some slave records. Also within this series are checks, 1868-1869, and insurance company policies
  • SERIES III (misc. reels 2575-2582), business and financial papers, 1789-1878, principally consisting of invoices, receipts, promissory notes, account books, and slave records related to the Smiths' plantation and mercantile enterprise. Within this series is a copy of the estate account of Thomas Smith. These business records also contain some information regarding the business interests of the related families of Lewis, Sparks, and Tabb
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Cataloging source
Vi
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xxToII87z94
Label
Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series F | Part 5, Selections from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University | William Patterson Smith Collection, general ed., Kenneth M. Stampp, (microform)
Publication
Base of film
unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Cumulative index finding aids
Printed guide
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
diazo
Extent
20
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
University Publications of America
Organization method
Correspondence (Misc. Reels 2563-2574); legal papers (Misc. Reel 2574-2575); and business and financial papers (2575-2582).
Positive negative aspect
negative
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000501551
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unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Special permission for reproduction or extensive quotation must be obtained through written application to the Duke University, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Durham, North Carolina.
Type of unit
reels. (Misc. Reels 2563-2582).

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