John Hamlin Newton account book

John Hamlin Newton account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Newton, John Hamlin, 1800-1889
Title: John Hamlin Newton account book
Dates: 1855-1868
Quantity: 1.0 v.
Coll. Number: ms228

Biographical/Historical Note

John Hamlin Newton was the president of the Hart County Gold Mining Company in Hart County, Georgia. He resided in Clarke County, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an account book of John Hamlin Newton from 1855-1858 and 1867-1868. Entries from 1855-1858 pertain to the Hart County Gold Mining Company and include amounts paid to workers; expense accounts for workers containing their names, items purchased, and prices; and charges for company supplies. Also includes a running tally of the company's total expenses for 1855-1856. Entries for Newton's plantation, Latimer Place, from 1867-1868, primarily consist of laborers' accounts containing the date, their name, items purchased, and price. Additional entries pertain to "plantation expenses chargeable to the hands" and lists of work to be done on the plantation.


Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Volume
1Account book, 1855-1858, 1867-1868