Skidaway Plantation manuscript ledgers

Skidaway Plantation manuscript ledgers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Alden, E. G.
Creator: Newell, James S.
Title: Skidaway Plantation manuscript ledgers
Dates: 1866-1867
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3354

Biographical/Historical Note

Skidaway Plantation is located near Savannah, in Chatham County. It is currently very exclusive, and in the 19th century, it was also for the very affluent. Skidaway Plantation had long been run by elite whites with the labor of slaves, as far back as the colonial era. The plantation has switched hands numerous times in its existence. During the Civil War, E.G Alden and James S. Newell managed Skidaway Plantation, leaving ledgers behind.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two manuscript ledgers, 1866-1867, kept by E. G. Alden and James S. Newell, managers of Skidaway Plantation, Chatham County, Georgia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Account books--Georgia--Chatham County.
Ledgers (account books)
Skidaway Plantation. -- Finance

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Skidaway Plantation manuscript ledgers. MS 3354. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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