Groton Plantation collection

Groton Plantation collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Groton Plantation (S.C.).
Title: Groton Plantation collection
Dates: 1942-1951
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3308

Biographical/Historical Note

Groton Plantation is located in Hampton County, South Carolina. It covers nearly 23,000 acres. It was established in 1906 by Robert Dudley Winthrop as a hunting retreat. Before this, however, it was a slave plantation. By the 1940s, a considerable number of people worked at Groton Plantation where various farm activities took place.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of three weekly time books (1942-1944) and two ledgers (1943-1946 and 1946-1951) from Groton Plantation in South Carolina. The time books record the hours that employees worked (time in and time out) and their pay rates. The ledgers record the amount of money they spent on various items and who purchased them; sometimes the nature of the purchases is detailed.

Index Terms

Groton Plantation (S.C.). -- Finance
Ledgers (account books)
Plantations--South Carolina--Employees.
Plantations--South Carolina--Finance.
Plantations--South Carolina.
Time books.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Groton Plantation collection. MS 3308. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Time record books (3)
Farm ledger books (2)