- This account book contains information relating to the domestic slave trade, compiled by, or for, Alonzo White, an auctioneer, broker, and commission agent in Charleston, SC. It includes lists of enslaved people, one list of agricultural goods, attached lists of enslaved people and calculations. Slave lists include amounts of money received from sales as well as the names, ages and other information related to the enslaved person's physical conditions, occupations, and skills. Sales listed are for the estate of Dr. J.W. Schmidt (plantation in St. Bartholomew's Parish, Colleton District and "city negroes"), J.I.H., W.P. Ingraham (Spring Hill and Benevento Plantations), Lieutenant Shubrick, the estate of Mrs. James Lowndes, J.W. Wilkinson, W.J. Grayson, S. Magwood, Charles Alston Jr., and Capt. D.N. Ingraham. Additional sales are for R. DeTreville, Col. J.P. Alston (of Waccamaw), W.M. Hunt, H.P. Walker, J. Motte Alston, Charles Kerrison, Chas. Bearing, Harmony [Plantation], the estate of Harriett Hamlin (Samuel H. Hamlin, administrator), A. & W. Middleton, the estate of W[illia]m S. Fenell, and J.L. Fabian.
- This account by Peter Timothy (1725 - 1782) entitled “Journal of Observations” describes in great detail the movements of the British Army and Navy from 26 March – 8 April 1780 during the siege of Charleston. Timothy wrote this account for Henry Laurens (1724-1792), who was in Philadelphia representing South Carolina in the Continental Congress. Prior to 1780, Timothy did not regularly correspond with Laurens. As the revolutionary fervor grew in the colonial capitol, divisions among the rebels created factions who were often at odds with each other over the levels and types of resistance to implement against the British authority. Within these divisions, Laurens was identified as a moderate while Timothy was active among the radicals and an outspoken representative of the Sons of Liberty. Timothy was one of several Charleston residents who frequently sent detailed accounts of the activities occurring in the colony.
- This is the diary of Henry Ravenel (1729-1785); René Ravenel 1st (1762-1822); and Henry Ravenel (1790-1867) concerning the years 1731-1860. It covers subjects such as births and deaths of family and slaves; illness; finances; farming rice, corn and indigo; slavery; weather observations; the American Revolution; and building projects. A span of 54 blank pages in the middle of the document is represented by a single image. Further, the latter half of the document appears flipped 90 degrees in the original document but has been rotated for easier online viewing.