Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: People or groups of people who own and oversee the high-level operation of plantations, which are agricultural complexes usually worked by resident labor, often reserved for those in tropical or sub-tropical locations. The term often has negative connotations in modern usage, because many plantations relied upon the labor of enslaved people in the 17th through 19th centuries.
Found in 3 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 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 0034-054
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...