Groton Plantation records

Groton Plantation records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Groton Plantation (S.C.).
Title: Groton Plantation records
Dates: 1942-1951
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3308

Biographical/Historical Note

Groton Plantation is located in Hampton County, South Carolina, and covers nearly 23,000 acres. It was originally a slave plantation, but in 1906 by Robert Dudley Winthrop as a hunting retreat, and by the 1940s, a considerable number of people worked on farming activities there.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of three weekly time books (1942-1945) and two ledgers (1943-1946 and 1946-1951) from Groton Plantation. Time books record the hours that employees worked and their pay rates. The ledgers record the amount of money spent on various items and who purchased them; sometimes the nature of the purchases is detailed.


Index Terms

Ledgers (account books)
Plantations--South Carolina.
Time books.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Groton Plantation records, ms3308, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxVolume
11-3Time record books, 1942-1945
 
Farm ledger books, 1943-1951