Enslaved persons -- South Carolina
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss 0034-017
Collection Overview Typescript copy of the John Cordes estate book (1764-1798) transcribed during a 1935-1937 W.P.A. project. Inventory and appraisal (1764) of the John Cordes estate contains lists of slaves (names and appraised values), dishes, furniture, linens, animals, rice, indigo, and other items. The volume also includes slaves (with names and valuations) taken by Catharine Cordes of Charleston (S.C.), and by Theodore Gaillard. Memorandums signed by the estate's executor Samuel Cordes are with other...
Identifier: Mss 0034-020
Collection Overview Typescript copies of Charles Alfred DeSaussure's memoirs of plantation life (1850-1870) and life in the Confederate Army. The first manuscript describes special events and experiences primarily at Woodstock Plantation (Beaufort District, S.C.), the distribution of food and goods to slaves, the activities of slaves, names and descriptions of slaves and their work, religious life, Gullah language and people, and DeSaussure's education and recreational activities (swimming, boating, and...
Dates: approximately 1931
Identifier: Mss 0021
Collection Overview Typescript copies (1937-1938) of 17 diaries (1832-1884) kept by John Berkeley Grimball of Pinebury and Old Fort Plantations, transcribed from the original by Frederica B. Keller during a 1935-1938 W.P.A. project.Entries include references to family matters, including the division of Grimball's mother's [Eliza Flinn] estate, social events, religion, a hot air balloon ascension (1834), a duel (1856), and Grimball's trips to Sulphur Srings, Virginia and elsewhere.The...
Identifier: Mss 0034-027
Collection Overview Typescript (1935-1936) copies of five letters written to Isaac Child Harleston from Francis Marion at Bacon Bridge, South Carolina, and James H. Thomson "copied along with other Harleston family correspondence" [not included] by Julia W. Reynolds during a W.P.A. project (1935-1936). Four letters from Francis Marion dated March 1780 are addressed to Major Isaac Harleston, 2nd Regiment, Charleston, South Carolina. The first letter discusses which individuals might be placed in Harleston's...
Dates: between 1935-1936
Identifier: Mss 0027
Collection Overview Pages are missing or damaged. Business and personal accounts (1766 Sept.-1767 Dec., 1768 Feb.-1773 May, 1773 Aug.-Sept.) kept for Henry Laurens. Accounts are with individuals and companies for goods (primarily general merchandise) and services (including commissions). Several include the sale of individual slaves. A number of entries are for New Hope, Mepkin, Broton [Broughton] Island, Wambaw, and Wright's Savannah plantations. Other accounts include expenses for improvements made to brick...
Identifier: Mss 0034-054
Collection Overview Journal entries on pages interleaved in Hoff's Agricultural Almanac (1818). Includes personal and plantation entries by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1818 April 6-May 16, with a few scattered entries in late 1818 and early 1819). The journal records daily activities on Pinckney's plantation. Pinckney not only planted cotton, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, corn, and oats, but relied heavily on fish for food. Many daily entries record the number of drumfish caught and the share of the catch...
Identifier: Mss 0034-057
Collection Overview The marriage settlement of and letters to Samuel Prioleau. Marriage settlement (trust deed) of Hannah Motte Prioleau and Samuel Prioleau for property in trust with Hannah Prioleau's father, Major James Hamilton, property consisting of a fourth part of 65 slaves (listed by name) to which she would be entitled upon his death. A letter (1826 Sept. 15) from S.M. Drayton at Northhampton (Mass.) acknowledges the receipt of money, thanks Prioleau for his help, discusses tenant problems and renting...
Identifier: Mss 0034-061
Collection Overview This small volume appears to have been used by both Thomas Robert and Peter Robert. The back cover is inscribed "Peter Robert, 1781: Memorandum Book." Most entries pertain to Thomas Robert and include receipts (1776-1779), lists of slaves (n.d.), and a note (1778) by William Newman which is addressed to Capt. Samuel Little and certifies that Thomas Robert "enrolled and has done duty in my company this 26th November 1778." One receipt was written in Charleston (S.C.). Other entries include a...