Manuscript Collection

Henry Augustus Middleton Plantation Journal - Accession 806

Title

Henry Augustus Middleton Plantation Journal - Accession 806

Files

Identifier

Accession 806

Inclusive Dates

1841-1861

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

2 Microfiche

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The Henry Augustus Middleton Plantation Journal collection consists of microfiche copies of a journal Henry Middleton began when he took over Weehaw Plantation in 1855 through the early days of the Civil War, when he began recruiting for Hampton’s Legion. The journal does included data that predates his taking over the plantation and includes lists of slaves on the plantation, children vaccinated, tasks assigned, allowances of clothing and provisions, expenses, fields planted, yields (1842-1861), overseers (1841-1861), livestock, tools, rules governing work, “Form Contract with Overseer”, “Supplies purchased, contacts made, clippings re Confederacy and agriculture, and for 1861, a personal diary. Henry Augustus Middleton (1793-1887) was a Georgetown County plantation Owner born to Thomas Middleton (1753-1797) and Anne Manigault Middleton (1762-1811).

Additional Notes

There are digital scans of the microfiche available for use in the Pettus Archives Research Area.

Provenance

The microfiche Henry Augustus Middleton Plantation Journal were purchased for the Archives from the South Carolina Historical Society on August 31, 1992. The original collection is SCHS 184.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Henry Augustus Middleton Plantation Journal - Accession 806

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