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D. Dickson letter to D. C. Barrow and broadside (photocopy)

D. Dickson letter to D. C. Barrow and broadside (photocopy)

Descriptive Summary

Title: D. Dickson letter to D. C. Barrow and broadside (photocopy)
Creator: Dickson, David, 1809-1885
Inclusive Dates: 1854, 1855
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2622
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Better farming practices were introduced by innovative planters like David Dickson, who designed a plow and began the practice of using bat guano for fertilizer. Dickson, along with other progressive planters, founded the Hancock County Planters Club in 1837 to encourage improved agricultural achievements. It had a statewide influence on planters who witnessed the club's enthusiasm and successful yields, and it helped turn the tide of emigration to western lands after cotton farming had depleted the soil.

For more information, see the article Hancock County in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter regarding payment for five bushels of cottonseed. Also included in the collection is a photocopy of a broadside advertising, "Boyd's Extra Prolific Cotton, introduced by D. Dickson." The original broadside, Highly improved cotton! Boyd's extra prolific!, (BRO 1854 H5) has been added to the broadside collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

D. Dickson letter to D. C. Barrow and broadside (photocopy), ms2622, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Barrow, David Crenshaw, Sr., 1815-1899 -- Correspondence
Broadsides (notices)
Cotton farmers -- Georgia.
Dickson, David, 1809-1885 -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter and broadside (photocopy), 1854, 1855