John Ray papers

John Ray papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Ray, John, 1792-1868
Title: John Ray papers
Dates: 1829-1867
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of John Ray from 1829-1867. Includes deeds, receipts, bills, slave bills of sale, sales of cotton, tax records, an account book and a plantation book. The account book contains listings of debts collected by Ray as an attorney (1831-1844). The plantation book (1839-1861) contains lists of slaves and the distribution of clothes, rations, and blankets for White Oak Plantation; notes on legal decisions; and recipes for various illnesses including heart disease, measles, rheumatism, pneumonia, scarlet fever, asthma, etc.
Coll. Number: ms119

Biographical/Historical Note

John Ray (1792-1868), lawyer and planter, owner of White Oak Plantation, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Account books
Business records.
Cotton trade--Georgia.
Coweta County (Ga.)
Newnan (Ga.)
Plantation life--Georgia.
Practice of law--Georgia.
Slave bills of sale--Georgia.
White Oak Plantation (Coweta County, Ga.)

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Ray papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Day Book, 1831-1844-1867 & 1868
2Papers on Heart Disease
3Plantation Book, 1839-1861
6Docket of Cases, 1843-1851