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Agriculture--Southern States--History--19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Berkeley Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 B44
Scope and Contents Family correspondence of the Rev. Parke Farley Berkeley, an Episcopal minister, his sister, Ann Butler (Berkeley) Berkeley, and his wife Mary Eppes (Thweatt) Berkeley; and of Mary B. Thweatt. Includes letters from Lewis Minor at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. Letter, 18 February 1835, details a stagecoach ride; letter, 21 December 1844, discusses agricultural meetings and the division and sale of slaves to settle an estate; and letter, 30 August 1862, written by Charles Middleton,...

Dixon Brothers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 D65
Scope and Contents Papers (including correspondence and accounts) of John and David Dixon of Snow Camp, Alamance County, N. C. who were manufacturers and dealers in farm implements. Their company names were David Dixon & Brothers; David Dixon & Co.; John Dixon & Brothers; S. Dixon, Davidson & Co.; and Snow Camp Manufacturing Company.

Gloucester County, Va. Farmer's Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D34
Scope and Contents Diary, 1880-1882, of an unidentified farmer in Gloucester County, Va. It includes weather data and writings concerning religion.

James Galt Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D13
Scope and Contents Diary, 1844-1850, of James Galt, "Point of Fork," Fluvanna County, Va. The volume mostly concerns his farming practices and includes laborers' accounts.

James Galt Diary, 1851-1854

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D16
Scope and Contents Diary, 1851-1854, of James Galt, "Point of Fork," Fluvanna County, Va. which concerns his farming methods, laborers' accounts and household remedies.

James Galt Diary, 1859-1864

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D21
Scope and Contents Diary, 1859-1864, of James Galt, of "Point of Fork," Fluvanna County, Va. which includes plantation memoranda.

Dangerfield Lewis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 L58
Scope and Contents Letters, accounts, and legal papers of Dangerfield Lewis of "Marmion" and "Chatterton," King George County, Northern Neck, Virginia. His correspondence concerns plantation management. The collection includes account books, 1821-1829 as well as agreements with overseers, bonds for the hiring of slaves and papers concerning runaway slaves. Also includes accounts, 1816-1846, of his father George Lewis, son of Col. Fielding Lewis and Betty Washington (sister of George Washington). There is a letter...

William Massie Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 39.1 M39
Scope and Contents Letters and accounts of William Massie, farmer, plantation owner, slave owner, and miller of "Pharsalia" and Tye River Mills, Nelson County, Va. Correspondents include Nathaniel Francis Cabell and Chiswell Dabney. Letters discuss life in Nelson County, agriculture, slavery, milling, and other subjects.

Robert Bolling Willcox Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. MsV D35
Scope and Contents Diary, 1890-1893, of Robert Bolling Willcox of "Flowerdew Hundred," Prince George County, Va. which discusses plantation life, Virginia politics, weather, neighbors, and family.

Moncure Robinson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 R56, 77-14
Scope and Contents Personal and professional papers of Moncure Robinson dealing mostly with management of Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad in which he held controlling interest. Prominent correspondents include James Buchanan, Washington Irving, Dennis Hart Mahan, Winfield Scott and Abel Parker Upshur. Also included is the correspondence of his father, John Robinson (including letters from William C. C. Claiborne), his brothers, Cary, Edwin, Conway and Eustace Robinson and his brother-in-law John C....