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1 Title:   William Cooke plantation book  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cooke, William  
  Dates:   1861-1868  
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The collection consists of "Mr. William Cooke's plantation book, Creighton Island," containing handwritten entries dating 1861-1868. Entries include allowance lists for enslaved people on Creighton Island, and information regarding the number of hands assigned to a job. The volume also includes description of the weather, local news and events, and entries and accounts concerning Charles Harris Spalding's probate of his father Thomas Spalding's estate. Many of the early entries discuss the enslaved population on the plantation including who works in the field, cooks, nurses, attends to the horses, and serves as blacksmith.
 
  Identifier:   ms1570  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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