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1 Title:   Zachariah Lamar papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lamar, Zachariah, 1767-1834  
  Dates:   1814-1858  
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The collection consists of papers of Zachariah Lamar, 1814-1858. Mainly pertaining to his business interests and plantation in Baldwin County, Georgia, the collection includes correspondence, plantation records, cotton records and sales, receipts, land bonds, and tuition records for Scottsboro Academy (Baldwin County, Georgia) and C. P. Beman's school at Mt. Zion (Hancock County, Georgia).
 
  Identifier:   ms1341  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   D. Dickson letter to D. C. Barrow and broadside (photocopy)  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Dickson, David, 1809-1885  
  Dates:   1854, 1855  
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The collection consists of one letter regarding payment for five bushels of cottonseed. Also included in the collection is a photocopy of a broadside advertising, "Boyd's Extra Prolific Cotton, introduced by D. Dickson." The original broadside, Highly improved cotton! Boyd's extra prolific!, (BRO 1854 H5) has been added to the broadside collection.
 
  Identifier:   ms2622  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   William J. Dickey diaries  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Dickey, William J.  
  Dates:   1858-1859, 1879-1889  
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The collection consists of seven diaries kept by William J. Dickey, from 1858-1859, and 1879-1889. Entries discuss agricultural matters (planting and harvesting of cotton and corn); killing hogs; weather conditions; and family matters. The collection also includes a plat of Dickey Plantation (later known as Birdsong Plantation), located in the Rare Books vault, hmap1871j3.
 
  Identifier:   ms47  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Akehurst - Lines family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lines family  
  Dates:   1850-1914  
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The collection consists of correspondence and diaries of the Akehurst and Lines families from 1850-1914. The bulk of the correspondence contains letters between Jennie Akehurst, a teacher at Covington, Georgia and Sylvanus Lines of Fayetteville Georgia during their courtship (1857-1860) and married life (1861-1874). Topics discussed include family matters, life in Georgia, and news of relatives. Another portion of the correspondence consists of letters to and from Daisy Lines while teaching in Irvington, Georgia (1882-1898). Includes drafts of letters to and letters from Jerome Reneau, writing from Greene County, Alabama and Texas; correspondence to Jennie Lines; and correspondence from Daisy's aunt Anna Marie Akehurst Barham. Topics discussed include Reneau and Daisy's friendship, Reneau's farming in Alabama, social events, Daisy's teaching, and family news. The diaries were written by Jennie Akehurst Lines (1859-1861 and 1861-1871) and Anna Maria Akehurst Barham (1861-1871). Jennie's diary entries prior to 1861 mainly concern financial hardships and personal matters. Beginning in 1860, entries discuss the political climate, the 1860 election, abolitionists, and slavery. For 1861-1866, the diary contains information on Georgia's succession from the union, social life and living conditions during the Civil War, problems with slaves, and freedmen. Entries for 1866-1871 again mainly focus on personal matters. The Barham diary contains entries pertaining to the Female Orphans' Asylum (Macon, Ga.), where she was matron, the South's reaction to the Battle of Bull Run, economic and living conditions in Georgia during the Civil War, problems with Confederate currency, cotton planting both during and after the war, and problems hiring and supervising freedmen.
 
  Identifier:   ms73  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm records  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm (Jefferson, Ga.)  
  Dates:   1774-1969  
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This collection contains land grants, legal papers, farm records, photographs, correspondence, and artifacts documenting the history of the farm on which the Shields and Ethridge families ran from Colonial settlement through the 20th Century. Included are plats of the farm as it grew, photographs of daily operations, business receipts reflecting the changing times, and a variety of manuals and catalogs of farm implements as the farm became more mechanized. There are many identified photographs, mainly from the 1920s, recording family trips, farm operations, and portraits.
 
  Identifier:   ms4274  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   Alexander H. Stephens family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883  
  Dates:   1818-1944  
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The collection consists of correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, financial papers, and scrapbooks. The correspondence is divided into family and business with family letters mainly among Alexander H. Stephens, John A. Stephens and Linton Stephens. They discuss family matters, politics and legal cases. Included is a letter from Alexander H. Stephens describing his trip to Athens to take his entrance examination, in which he describes the university and town as well as the countryside between Athens and Washington, Georgia. Business correspondence includes letters from Herschel Johnson, Howell Cobb, Joseph E. Brown, and Joseph H. Lumpkin. There are also items relating to John Stephens' imprisonment at Johnson Island (OH) during the Civil War. Letters during wartime included lists the members of the Stephens Rifles, flag design proposals, petitions for military positions, and discussions on the release of a Union officer from Andersonville. There is a folder of 1851 correspondence concerning a possible duel between Thomas W. Thomas and James M. Smythe, and materials regarding the surveying of Michigan and Texas Territories. Printed material includes several speeches of Alexander H. Stephens. The scrapbooks contain newspapers clippings about Alexander H. Stephens. Included is a plantation account book of the Simpson plantation, in which are lists of enslaved people, a journal of daily farm work, printed rules for managing farms and slaves, and signed contracts with freedmen.
 
  Identifier:   ms3823  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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