The plantation subscription book

The plantation subscription book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: The plantation subscription book
Dates: 1873
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 1378 to MS 1386 in 1 box)
Abstract:The collection consists of a subscription book containing numerous names of subscribers arranged by post office and also gives the amount of payments received and owed. Also included is a letter to the editor concerning subscription problems from F.G. Spearman, Silver Street Post Office, Newberry County, South Carolina.
Coll. Number: ms1384
Location: 32108050792210

Biographical/Historical Note

"The plantation: devoted to the interests of agricultural, rural economy, and the benefits of life insurance" was originated and published by General John B. Gordon, president, and M.W.C. Morris, secretary, of the Southern Life Insurance Company. Published in Atlanta, the periodical ran from 1870-1873. Its purposes were to diffuse information about life insurance, to have a house organ for the company (the magazine was sent to policy holders free for one year), and to promote the agricultural and industrial interests of the South. It was originally intended by the company to assume publication of the Farm journal, but, plans for the Journal failing, the Plantation was substituted. T.C. Howard served as the first editor and was followed in January 1871 by C.W. Howard.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

American periodicals--Circulation--Georgia--19th century.
Business records--Georgia--19th century.
Business records.
Spearman, F. G.
Subscription lists.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The plantation subscription book, 1873. MS 1384. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

The printed magazine is also available in the repository's rare book room.