About the Collection

The Richmond Plantation Journal, 1859-1860 collection is comprised of a bound volume kept by Richmond Plantation overseer Anthony Weston between 1859-1860. Weston moved to the plantation on January 13th, 1859 under the supervision of the plantation’s owner Dr. Benjamin Huger. Weston began recording activities on the rice plantation related to rice cultivation, vegetable farming and livestock. The journal also records information on the enslaved men, women and children documenting their names, slave allowances, the number of slaves with illnesses, deaths, runaway slaves, and instances of violence towards enslaved people including imprisonment, beating, and flogging.

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