This plantation diary includes day-to-day management of Drayton plantations, (particularly Drayton Hall and Jehossee), focusing on crops, livestock, labor, and the movement of these between estates. Includes details on the unsatisfactory work of overseers, marriage of Charlotte Drayton, building of a new barn and slave houses, slave deaths from snake/spider bites and lightning strikes.
Nathaniel Russell Middleton was a student (B.A. 1828; M.A. 1832), trustee and president (1857-1880) of the College of Charleston. In an undated address, ""An Essay on the Federalist"", expounds upon the beauty of the Federalist Papers and argues for their inclusion in the college curriculum. 7 pages.