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Samuel B. Clark papers

Samuel B. Clark papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Samuel B. Clark papers
Creator: Clark, Samuel B., 1812-1865
Inclusive Dates: 1787-1869
Language(s): English
Extent: 6 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1497
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Samuel B. Clark (1812-1865) was a plantation owner of Brothersville, Richmond County, Georgia. Clark married Martha Rebecca Walker in 1837.

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel B. Clark papers, ms 1497. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books
Business records.
Farm management -- Georgia.
Plantations -- Georgia.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Land Survey, 1787 April 7 Access Online
Survey of 200 acres of pine land, Richmond, belonging to William Conner bounded on the west by Thomas Walker's lands
12Indenture between William Conner of Burke County and Thomas Walker of the County of Richmond, 200 acres in the County of Richmond, 1793 January 6 Access Online
13Indenture between Zachariah Lamar of Richmond and Alexander Avret containing a spring, 1810 July 30 Access Online
14Estate of Reubin Walker, Richmond County, naming Martha Walker administratrix, 1820 November 6 Access Online
15Expenses for Sandhill Plantation, Dry Creek, 1841-1869 Access Online
Includes food, clothes, building supplies, cotton, etc. Recipe for prescription for epilepsy. Also includes notations related to enslaved people on the plantation: summmer clothes, shoes, blankets, and hiring out enslaved people. For example, "Sent over suits of summer clothes for Abram, Ancil, Cyrus, Lizzy".Taxation of enslaved in Burke and Richmond Counties lists names and prices: in 1852, Nathan, Aaron, Bob, Daniel, Washington, Julia, Jonas, Ginny, Stephen, Henry, Elbert, Milly, Emma, Ron, Tom, Frances, L. Miley, Alfred, Amilla, Rhina, Priscilla, Nathaniel, Sarah, Patty, Amanda, Elsey, Peter Pearce, Joe, Enoch, Motiur, Mary, Hannah, Antoinette, Peter, Rachel, Emma, Harriet, John, Laura, Phillis, Toby, and Mily and Dave (old). The list of names is given for each year until 1864.
16Photograph of Walker-Clark homestead in Richmond County, undated Access Online