|Creator:||Hart County Gold Mining Company (Ga.)|
|Creator:||Newton, John Hamlin, 1800-1889|
|Title:||John Hamlin Newton account book|
|Quantity:||0.5 Linear feet (1 volume)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of an account book of John Hamlin Newton from 1855-1858 and 1867-1868. The early entries (1855-1858) pertain to the Hart County Gold Mining Company and include amounts paid to workers; expense accounts for workers containing their name, item purchased, and price; and charges for company supplies such as machinery, parts, or hardware. Also includes a running tally of the company's total expenses for 1855-1856. Entries for Newton's plantation, Latimer Place (1867-1868) primarily consist of laborers' accounts containing the date, their name, items purchased (mostly food stuffs), and price. Additional entries pertain to "plantation expenses chargeable to the hands" and lists of work to be done on the plantation.|
John Hamlin Newton was the president of the Hart County Gold Mining Company (Hart County, Ga.) and planter. He resided in Clarke County, Georgia. He had his own plantation, Latimer Place, after the Civil War.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
John Hamlin Newton account book. MS 228. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.