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John B. Lamar plantation book

John B. Lamar plantation book

Descriptive Summary

Title: John B. Lamar plantation book
Creator: Lamar, J. B. (John Basil), 1812-1862
Inclusive Dates: 1847-1880
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 volume(s)
Collection Number: ms131
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Basil Lamar (1812-1862) was a lawyer, politician, and planter, born in Milledgeville, Georgia.

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John B. Lamar plantation book, ms131, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Enslaved persons -- Georgia
Farm management -- Georgia.
Plantation life -- Georgia.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.
Sumter County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Plantation book, 1847-1880 Access Online