About the Collection

The Accounts and Estate Administration Book, 1824-1852 contains loose papers belonging to S.C. attorney Samuel Gaillard Barker (1799-1863). These papers include a list of slaves with their dates of birth, gender, their work as a full or half-time field hand and their “usefulness” as a slave. Also included is a mortgage for seven slaves, a newspaper clipping on the South Carolina legislature, notes on money, and a document titled “500 White Registered Citizens” with notes from a meeting on property laws for White and Blacks. The physical collection also contains two bound volumes that are not yet included in the digital collection. 

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