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: 1847-1872
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 volume in 1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms131

Biographical/Historical Note

John Basil Lamar (1812-1862), 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 1847-1872. 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.

Index Terms

Farm management--Georgia.
Plantation life--Georgia.
Sumter 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 B. Lamar plantation book, MS 131. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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