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1 Title:   John Ray papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Ray, John, -1868  
  Dates:   1829-1868  
The collection consists of John Ray's day book, docket book, and plantation book. The day book records debts collected from 1831-1844, and contains some notes concerning land; and the docket book contains notes of proceedings and filings in court cases in Coweta County, Georgia Superior Court from 1843-1865. The plantation book records names of people who were enslaved, and account of their clothes, rations, and blankets; notes on legal decisions; and recipes for various illnesses, including heart disease, measles, rheumatism, pneumonia, scarlet fever, and asthma. The collection also includes handwritten papers on heart disease; promissory notes, deeds and indentures for land in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, a bill of sales for two "Negroes" (named "Roland, 2 years old, and Randal, about 7 years old"); tax records; and records of White Oak Plantation (Coweta County, Ga.) and an unidentified plantation. The plantation records record how much cotton was sold (cotton made at White Oak Plantation).
  Identifier:   ms119  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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