William Cooke plantation book

William Cooke plantation book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Cooke, William
Title: William Cooke plantation book
Dates: 1861-1868
Quantity: 1.0 folder (1 book)
Coll. Number: ms1570

Biographical/Historical Note

William Cooke, plantation owner of Creighton Island, Georgia and son-in-law to Thomas Spalding of Sapelo Island.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of “Mr. William Cooke’s plantation book, Creighton Island,” containing handwritten entries dating 1861-1868. Entries include allowance lists for hands on Creighton Island, and information regarding the number of hands assigned to a job. The volume also includes description of the weather, local news and events, and entries and accounts concerning Charles Harris Spalding's probate of his father Thomas Spalding's estate.


Index Terms

Account books.
Creighton Island (Ga.)
Farm management--Georgia.
Plantations--Georgia.
Slavery--Georgia.
Spalding, Charles Harris, 1808-1887
Spalding, Thomas, 1774-1851

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

William Cooke plantation book, ms 1570. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Book, 1861-1868