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

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