John B. Lamar plantation book

John B. Lamar plantation book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Lamar, J. B., (John Basil), 1812-1862
Title: John B. Lamar plantation book
Dates: 1847-1880
Quantity: 1.0 Volume(s) 1 plantation book
Coll. Number: ms131

Biographical/Historical Note

John Basil Lamar (1812-1862) was a lawyer, politician, and planter, born in Milledgeville, Georgia.

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a plantation book of John B. Lamar, for his plantation in Sumter County, Georgia, from 1847-1880. The book 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 containing names of enslaved people; and food supplies. During the Civil War, entries become less comprehensive. From 1867-1872, entries list the date, employee's name, and item charged to the account, primarily food.

Index Terms

Farm management--Georgia.
Plantation life--Georgia.
Sumter County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

John B. Lamar plantation book, ms 131, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Plantation book, 1847-1880