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John Hamlin Newton account book

John Hamlin Newton account book

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Hamlin Newton account book
Creator: Newton, John Hamlin, 1800-1889
Inclusive Dates: 1855-1868
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 volume(s)
Collection Number: ms228
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Hamlin Newton was the president of the Hart County Gold Mining Company in Hart County, Georgia. He resided in Clarke County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of an account book of John Hamlin Newton from 1855-1858 and 1867-1868. Entries from 1855-1858 pertain to the Hart County Gold Mining Company and include amounts paid to workers; expense accounts for workers containing their names, items purchased, and prices; and charges for company supplies. Also includes a running tally of the company's total expenses for 1855-1856. Entries for Newton's plantation, Latimer Place, from 1867-1868, primarily consist of laborers' accounts containing the date, their name, items purchased, and price. Additional entries pertain to "plantation expenses chargeable to the hands" and lists of work to be done on the plantation.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Hamlin Newton account book, ms228, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Business records.
Farm management -- Georgia.
Gold mines and mining -- Georgia -- Hart County.
Hart County (Ga.)
Hart County Gold Mining Company (Ga.)
Latimer Place (Plantation : Ga.)
Mining corporations -- Georgia.
Plantation life -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Account book, 1855-1858, 1867-1868