The Weston Family Ledger (1764-1769) contains accounts of credit and estates with numerous individuals and businesses. The ledger was also used by an unidentified author as a plantation journal and contains entries and accounts (1830-1847, 1851, 1855) pertaining to Weston family plantations. Many of the 19th century notes list food, clothing and fabric rations distributed to slaves on the plantations.
Letter from Edward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, with news from South Carolina College. Barnwell writes of avoiding dancing at a recent party and gives his opinion of Charleston "beer." May 15, 1850.
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to his mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, about his current academic standing as he attempts to graduate from South Carolina College with the highest marks in his class. March 2, 1850.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, informing her of the studious habits of his brother, Edward, who has recently joined him at South Carolina College. January 14, 1850.
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, halfway through his final examination at South Carolina College and gives his opinion regarding the competition for highest honors he is engaged in with James Rion. November 14, 1850.
Robert Woodward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, with news from South Carolina College. Barnwell writes of discouraging his brother, Edward, from dancing and describes his competition with James Rion for highest honors. October 5, 1850.
Edward Barnwell writes to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, from South Carolina College describing the various societies he has joined, including a military company. Included in the letter is a note to his younger brother, William. February 19, 1850.
Letter from Edward Barnwell to sister, Elizabeth Barnwell, discussing news from South Carolina College. Barnwell reports a recent fire in the school chapel that he helped extinguish and describes his participation in a serenade of female students at the Barhamville Academy. 1850.
Printed circular announcing a special meeting of the Board of Trustees for the General Theological Seminary in New York to elect a Professor of Systematic Divinity, with a list of candidates. October 2, 1850.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to father, William H. W. Barnwell, concerning financial accounts at South Carolina College, preparations for a school sponsored eulogy for John C. Calhoun and Robert's plans after graduation. April 5, 1850.
Letter from Robert Woodward Barnwell to mother, Catherine Osborn Barnwell, with updates on the close competition between Barnwell and James Rion for High honors at graduation. Barnwell notes that some students are "betting as much as $100 on either side." October 25, 1850.
1850-1859, 1840-1849, 1830-1839, 1800-1809, 1810-1819, 1820-1829, and 1790-1799
The A.B Flagg Medical Day Book, 1792-1853, is the medical account of Doctor Arthur Belin Flagg. This book includes descriptions of medical treatments and a list of fees for medical services for plantation families and slaves. The details includes the names of the plantation owners and the names of the enslaved peoples. Also recorded in this account book is Dr. Flagg's visit to the military location Camp Magill in Waccamaw, South Carolina to treat wounded soldiers during the Civil War in 1861.The last section of the book was written starting from the back of the book resulting in upside down pages. The names of the enslaved people are listed as:
Amelia, Ananias, Aplira, Beck, Ben, Betsy, Betty, Beu, Billy, Bina, Bob, Brutus, Caesar, Carolina, Catty, Charles, Charlotte, Chrysilla, Clara, Cyrus, Delia, Dianah, Emiline, Flora, Francis, Gabriel, Hampton, Hariet, Henrietta, Henry, Hep, Jack, James, Jane, Jenny, Johny, Joseph, Judy, Juno, Letty, Louisia, Lucy, Lydia, Margaret, Martha, Mary, May, Melia, Mia, Monday, Note, Nurse, Patty, Peggy, Polly, Prince, Priscilla, Rhina, Rose, Sally, Sam/Samuel, Sarah, Scripio, Smart, Stewart, Tom, and Will/William
1850-1859, 1870-1879, 1860-1869, 1840-1849, 1830-1839, and 1820-1829
This is the plantation register by Mathurin Guerin Gibbs (1788-1849) for Rice Hope Plantation (January 1, 1824 to December 1844) and Jericho Plantation (December 1844 to 1875). Gibbs, a lawyer before becoming a planter, used the first several pages of the manuscript dating January 1824 to May 1829 for summarizing legal cases. The plantation register primarily documents daily labor activities on the plantation including cultivation and harvesting of staple crops such as corn, cotton (Sea Island Cotton and Santee black seed cotton), rice and potatoes, livestock, and building fences. Gibbes also writes about the use and management of slave labor, the movement of enslaved people between the plantation and Charleston, and selling and purchasing of enslaved people. Slave names are included in portions of the register. Gibbs notes throughout the register the struggles he encounters as a planter including being unable to pay the mortgage of Rice Hope Plantation and the property going into foreclosure. Most of the entries at the end of the register are regarding slave births, slave deaths and distribution of blankets. Gibbs died in 1849 and the management of the plantation was carried out by his son.
Fragments and narratives describing cities visited, often with notations re principal industries, amusements, transportation, etc. Cities visited include Paris, Ghent, Frankfurt, London, Liverpool, Sheffield, & Birmingham.
From 1850 to 1851, Thomas Small captained the English merchant ship "Robert Small" on his 11th voyage to China and the East. In this private diary, Captain Small reveals the intense loneliness of command and details the longing he feels for the wife and newborn son he left behind. He comments on marriage, child-rearing, and religion, and frequently expresses his desire to find employment "ashore" to better provide for his family. In addition to these personal entries, he provides rich details of a mid-nineteenth century life at sea. Daily nautical annotations are augmented with comments about the crew, rations, frequent communications with passing ships, and his waning hope in obtaining a profitable cargo of tea in China. 126 pages. Full text.
Detailed notebook with lists of slaves and cloth (in yards?) assigned to them at Rotterdam, Myrtle Grove, Hamburgh and Copenhagen Plantations from 1850 -1852. Also includes lists of "Blankets to Infants" and "Blankets to young negroes". 17p.
Letter from William Henry Heyward to James Heyward about his travels in Rome. He describes the coliseum and St. Peter's Basilica in detail, writes about attending Christmas mass held by the Pope and comments on what news he has heard about secession talk in America. 8p.
Slaves at Drayton Hall and slaves working in town ("Town List"). Slaves are listed along with clothing allocation (in yards). Divided into "Men, Women & Children" categories. Plantation slaves also divided by field and "House servants".
The Andrew Hasell Medical Account Book between the years 1845-1856 is a book listing Dr. Andrew Hasell's visitations to ill or injured patients on various plantations throughout Georgetown County, South Carolina. His book documents the diseases, injuries, surgical procedures, medical fees and deaths of patients that include enslaved men, women, and children.