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1 Title:   Noble Jones family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805  
  Dates:   1754-1838  
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The collection consists of papers of the Noble Jones family of Savannah, Georgia from 1754-1838. Bound in a volume, the papers contain legal instruments including wills and indentures, business records, sales and dispensations of enslaved people, and correspondence documenting land transactions, legal matters, political matters, and family concerns. The materials document three generations of the Jones family including Noble Jones, Noble Wymberly Jones, and George Jones. The last will and Testament of Noble Jones includes the bequest of Wormslow [Wormsloe] and enslaved people.
 
  Identifier:   ms1127  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   John B. Lamar plantation book  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lamar, J. B. (John Basil), 1812-1862  
  Dates:   1847-1880  
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The collection consists of a plantation book of John B. Lamar, for his plantation in Sumter County, Georgia, from 1847-1880. The book includes lists containing names of enslaved people; a diagram of crop rotation for cotton, corn, oats, and rye; a map of the plantation; an inventory of plantation items; tax accounts; and food supplies. During the Civil War, entries become less comprehensive. From 1867-1872, entries list the date, employee's name, and item charged to the account, primarily food.
 
  Identifier:   ms131  
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3 Title:   Agenoria (ship) records  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Agenoria (Brig)  
  Dates:   1797-1798  
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The collection consists of records of the slave ship Agenoria, 1797-1798. The volume records the sale of sixty-seven enslaved people brought from Africa to Savannah, Georgia, and includes the number and gender of enslaved people sold, to whom they were sold, price paid, and the auction of remainder. Additional entries contain itemized accounts of expenses for food, clothing, nursing, and selling the enslaved people.
 
  Identifier:   ms2114  
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4 Title:   Richard M. Johnston legal document  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898  
  Dates:   1859  
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The collection consists of a legal document transferring property from Richard M. Johnston of Hancock County, Georgia, to Willie Edwards Bonner. Property includes "a negro woman" and her children, piano, spectacles, and other personal items.
 
  Identifier:   ms2391  
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5 Title:   Slavery in Georgia collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1802-1856  
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The collection consists of materials relating to enslaved people and slavery in Georgia. The materials include estate appraisals for the estate of Brittain Smith (1802) and Valentine Hatcher (1812); an inventory of the estate of Valentine Hatcher (1812); and a property list of the estate of Brittain Smith (1802); a bill from Lusk, Lathrop, and Co. documenting items purchased for slaves' use (1834); and a letter (1856) from Linton Stephens in Sparta (Ga.). The appraisals and property list give the enslaved peoples' name and value. The letter (16 Dec. 1856) lists enslaved people Linton has for sale including their price, name, and age and discusses the health of several slaves.
 
  Identifier:   ms2923  
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6 Title:   Junius Hillyer memoir  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hillyer, Junius, 1807-1886  
  Dates:   1874-1990  
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The collection consists of the original memoir of Junius Hillyer, dated February 25, 1894. The memoir describes life on the family plantation, slavery, thefamily's move to Athens, Georgia in 1821, Junius' attendance at grammar school, and activities at Franklin College. The collection also includes photocopies of papers concerning a memorial dedication at the site of the Freeman-Hillyer home place in Wilkes County, Georgia; photocopies of family history; and photocopies of letters from William Dickerson Martin and Peter Wellborn Martin.
 
  Identifier:   ms76a  
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7 Title:   Waller and Killion typescripts  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Waller, Charles Thomas  
  Dates:   1971  
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The collection consists of two typescripts titled A Treasury of Georgia Folklore and Interviews with Former Slaves, by Ronald Gene Killion and Charles Thomas Waller, Athens, Georgia, 1971.
 
  Identifier:   ms796  
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8 Title:   Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Georgia Writers' Project  
  Dates:   1936-1939  
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The collection consists of interviews organized by Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project, with women and men born into slavery. Transcripts, dated 1936-1939, are in multiple formats, and mostly contain name of person interviewed, date of interview (or date of interview submission), date of birth, and name of research worker, editor or author. Interviews recount experiences of being enslaved, and are full of anecdotes, folklore, and authentic history. The collection also contains information concerning the organization and design of the original interview structure.
 
  Identifier:   ms916  
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9 Title:   Samuel B. Clark papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Clark, Samuel B., 1812-1865  
  Dates:   1787-1869  
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The collection consists of papers of Samuel B. Clark, from 1787-1869. Included are indentures, a land survey, legal documents, and a plantation journal (1841-1869) containing business records pertaining to the Richmond County homestead, the Burke County (Georgia) farm, and land in Dooly County (Georgia). Entries include information on slave values, outlays for crops and household supplies, tax returns for Richmond and Burke counties, financial reports on building the McBean canal, and cotton sales.
 
  Identifier:   ms1497  
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10 Title:   Judy Smith Articles of Apprenticeship  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Peterson, J. L.  
  Dates:   1868 September 16  
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The collection consists of one Article of Apprenticeship of the Atlanta Intelligencer Book and Job Office. Dated Georgia, Fulton County, September 16, 1868, J. L. Peterson has applied to have Judy Smith, a 10-year-old orphaned African-American girl "bound and apprenticed." The terms of the apprentiship include that Smith may not leave service or consent to marry until the end of her term at age 18 without permission. Peterson agrees to clothe, feed, and maintain Smith including medical attention, teaching her to read, and teaching her housekeeping and sewing.
 
  Identifier:   ms2484  
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11 Title:   Theodore G. Sledge estate document  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Sledge, Theodore G.  
  Dates:   1864 October  
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The collection consists of documents pertaining to the estate of Theodore G. Sledge. Sledge died leaving behind six enslaved men and women, Maria, Lucinda, Spencer, Hester, Minerva, and Francey, and fifteen hundred and thirty six dollars of Confederate currency. Several family members sought legal action, but the case was dismissed in November 1864.
 
  Identifier:   ms4094  
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12 Title:   Hugh Lawson family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Brown family  
  Dates:   1801-1974  
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The collection consists of papers of Hugh Lawson and Lawson family descendants from 1801-1974. The papers include correspondence, indentures, and genealogical materials. Materials relating to Hugh Lawson include indentures (1801-1837, with gaps) and correspondence (1837-1895). The correspondence includes letters (1837-1857) from Lawson to his daughters Sarah Penelope and Martha J. while at school in Jeffersonville, Twiggs County, Georgia and later (1847-1857) to Sarah Penelope Oliver after her marriage. The letters discuss family activities, the girls schooling, and some farm news. Correspondence (1868-1871) relates to the Brown family and contains information on slave activities, schools, and family news. The bulk of the collection consists of genealogical materials of Mary C.R. Davis relating to the Lawson family.
 
  Identifier:   ms1213  
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13 Title:   Benjamin Perley Poore letter to Gorham Parsons  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887  
  Dates:   1840 February 18  
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The collection consists of one letter: dated Coosawattee, Murray County, Georgia, February 18, 1840, to Gorham Parsons, Fatherland Farm, near Newburyport, Massachusetts, regarding plantation activities, agriculture, slavery, and the status of the Cherokee Indians.
 
  Identifier:   ms1222  
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14 Title:   Andrew Maybank Jones family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Andrew Maybank  
  Dates:   1803-1874, 1939  
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The collection consists of papers of Andrew Maybank Jones and Jones family members from 1803-1874. Materials relating to Andrew Maybank Jones include correspondence, reports of the University of Georgia, bills of sale, promissory notes, a prayer book, and an account book of Jones' plantations. Further correspondence are between Charles West and Joseph Jones, Joseph Jones and Charlton Hines, W. Fleming and Captain Joseph Jones, and Mrs. Electra Dodge and Mary Ann Dodge. The collection also includes records of cotton sales for Joseph Jones, Confederate States of America money, and newspaper clippings concerning the Confederacy.
 
  Identifier:   ms1289  
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15 Title:   Champion family letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   none  
  Dates:   1816-1869  
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The collection consists of correspondence of the Champion family from 1816-1869. The bulk of the collection contains letters written by Aaron Champion of Savannah (Georgia) or Moses Champion of Monticello (Georgia) to Dr. Reuben Champion, Jr. of West Springfield (Massachusetts). The Champions comment on the social, political, and economic situations occurring in Georgia during. The collection also contains an 1816 letter from H. Stebbins of Savannah to Dr. Reuben Champion, Jr. pertaining to Savannah, the people, commerce, and slavery; three letters from Henry Champion of Montgomery (Alabama) to Dr. Champion discussing the proposed statehood of what was then the western territory; and a series of letters written from Savannah during the Civil War discussing the formation of the Confederacy, the progress of the war, and its effect upon the civilian population.
 
  Identifier:   ms1301  
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16 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 hands 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.
 
  Identifier:   ms1570  
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17 Title:   Thomas Carr family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Carr family  
  Dates:   1730-1891  
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The collection consists of the papers of Thomas Carr and his son, William A. Carr of Columbia County, Georgia from 1730-1891. Includes correspondence, bills, receipts, land grants, court records, bonds, and slave records. Materials mainly related to late 18th and early 19th century land speculation in Camden County (Ga.), Yazoo purchase, and northeast Georgia. Also includes some material relating to William Low (Mrs. Carr's grandson by her first husband).
 
  Identifier:   ms21  
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18 Title:   Affidavits regarding importation and sale of enslaved people  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Savannah (Ga.)  
  Dates:   1801 July 3, August 26  
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The collection consists of two affidavits regarding the importation and sales of enslaved people. Sworn and sealed July 3, 1801, Camden County, Georgia, signed "David Garvin", the first affidavit respects the sale of six enslaved people (delivered in the year 1799) to John Kinnard [sic]. The second affidavit (3 pages in length) dated August 26, 1801, Savannah, consists of testimony of Savannah slave traders Hector Mitchell and Mr. Gairdner, who swore that "sometime in the year [1797] a parcel of [thirty-six enslaved people] was picked up at sea." Mitchell and Gairdner, agents for John and James McBurney, the fugitives' owners, had the runaways put in jail; an ordinance of the Savannah city council arranged their sale to David Garvin. This statement goes on to mention that John Kinnard is now the legal owner of six of the [thirty-six enslaved people] named in the earlier affidavit of July 3.
 
  Identifier:   ms2599  
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19 Title:   "Some Observations of Plantation Life in Coastal Georgia Before and After the Civil War" by Olin Talley McIntosh  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   McIntosh, Olin Talley, 1881-1996  
  Dates:   1963-1965  
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The collection consists of the transcript of an oral expository by Olin Talley McIntosh. The narrative discusses the history and fortunes of the McIntosh family in McIntosh County, Georgia during the Colonial, Civil War, and post-Civil War periods. Topics include the influx of corrupt Carpetbaggers, apologist accounts of slavery and the advent of the Klu Klux Klan (sic), and the harsh conditions of poverty and rampant joblessness in the South directly following the Civil War.
 
  Identifier:   ms3652  
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20 Title:   James M. Adams family history scrapbook  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Adams, James Monroe, 1849-1931  
  Dates:   1911-1931  
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This collection contains a scrapbook of the Adams family history written by James M. Adams of Monroe, Georgia in 1911. The scrapbook includes a lengthy and detailed autobiographical manuscript describing his life, transcriptions of family letters, newspaper clippings, a genealogical chart, and detailed biographies of numerous individual family members that include births, deaths, marriages, and anecdotes.
 
  Identifier:   ms4267  
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