Farm management--Virginia--History--19th century
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss. MsV Af27
Scope and Contents Journal of work done on an unknown plantation, perhaps in Brunswick or Greensville County, Virginia, between January 3-June 16, 1853 and June 15-July 1, 1857. Notes on weather are given. The book includes an inventory of slaves in 1864 with their ages and in some cases their birth days recorded. There are inventories of livestock and implements, undated, but probably for 1853. There is a record of slave marriages for 1857 and births and deaths for 1857-1861, and a record of...
Identifier: Mss. MsV Af11
Identifier: Mss. MsV Af12 Oversize
Scope and Contents Account book of an unidentified farmer living at "Rock Spring Farm" perhaps located near Richmond, Va. The account book was kept in a book which had been used in 1809 for accounts concerning the Virginia penitentiary. The volume contains information concerning the names, ages, and value of slaves.
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ap4-MsV Ap5
Scope and Contents Contain oystering accounts; farm accounts for "Porto Bella," York County, Virginia and "New Hope," [?]; cash accounts of Williamsburg, Virginia; list of ages and prices of slaves; records of physician's visits to family and slaves; remedy for colic; and memorandum of a purchase of land from College of William and Mary in October 1847.
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 Sk3
Scope and Contents Business papers, correspondence, accounts and farm notes of Sir Peyton Skipwith of Mecklenburg Co., Va., son Humberstone Skipwith and Humberstone Skipwith's wives and children, especially Fulwar Skipwith. Papers are primarily business in nature and reflect the management of "Prestwould." Papers also concern the development of Lady Skipwith's library, the education of Fulwar Skipwith and his brother Grey Skipwith. Manuscript volumes concern farm accounts, gardening, the study...
Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 Sk4
Scope and Contents Diaries, 1834-1898, of Robert Skipwith kept in Goochland County, Va., Richmond, Va. and Powhatan County, Va. Much of Skipwith's life is documented by these 14 diaries and topics include weather, personal affairs (the loss of his wife, and his aging), farming, social life in his neighborhood, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Virginia politics. He often included genealogical information on individuals when he recorded their deaths. Skipwith's 1862-1865 diary has been digitized and...