Samuel B. Clark papers

Samuel B. Clark papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Clark, Samuel B., 1812-1865
Title: Samuel B. Clark papers
Dates: 1787-1869
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (6 folders; housed with minor collections MS 1497 to MS 1499)
Coll. Number: ms1497(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel B. Clark (1812-1865), plantation owner of Brothersville, Richmond County, Georgia. Married Martha Rebecca Walker in 1837.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Samuel B. Clark of Brothersville, Richmond County, Georgia, from 1787-1869 (with gaps). Includes indentures, a land survey, legal documents, and a plantation journal (1841-1869) containing business records pertaining to the Richmond County homestead, the Burke County (Ga.) farm, and land in Dooly County (Ga.). Entries include information on slave values, outlays for crops and household supplies, tax returns for Richmond and Burke counties, financial reports on building the McBean canal, and cotton sales.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Account books
Brothersville (Ga.)
Burke County (Ga.)
Business records.
Dooly County (Ga.)
Farm management--Georgia.
Richmond 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

Samuel B. Clark papers, MS 1497. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111787 April 7
21793 January 6
31810 July 30
41820 November 6
5Plantation expenses book, 1841-1869
6Photograph of Walker-Clark homestead in Richmond County