|Creator:||Lamar, J. B., (John Basil), 1812-1862|
|Title:||John B. Lamar plantation book|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 volume in 1 document box)|
John Basil Lamar (1812-1862), lawyer, politician, and planter, born in Milledgeville, Georgia.
For more information, see his congressional biography.
The collection consists of a plantation book of John B. Lamar, for his plantation in Sumter County, Georgia, from 1847-1872. Includes a diagram of crop rotation for cotton, corn, oats, and rye; a map of the plantation; an inventory of plantation items; tax accounts; lists of slaves; clothes given to slaves; and food supplies. During the Civil War, entries become less comprehensive. For 1867-1872, entries list the date, employee's name, and item charged to the account, primarily food.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
John B. Lamar plantation book, MS 131. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.