John Hamlin Newton account book

John Hamlin Newton account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hart County Gold Mining Company (Ga.)
Creator: Newton, John Hamlin, 1800-1889
Title: John Hamlin Newton account book
Dates: 1855-1868
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.
Coll. Number: ms228

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Index Terms

Account books
Business records.
Farm management--Georgia.
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Hart County.
Hart County (Ga.)
Latimer Place (Plantation : Ga.)
Mining corporations and mineral industries--Georgia--Hart County.
Plantation life--Georgia.

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 Hamlin Newton account book. MS 228. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Account book, 1855-1858, 1867-1868