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Records and correspondence
Personal narratives, Confederate
|Named Person:||Walter Hazard; Maurice Harvey Lance; Elizabeth LaRoche; Mitchell King; James Louis Petigru; James Harleston Read; James Simons; John Mann Taylor|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Read family.; Lance family.
|Reproduction Notes:||Read-Lance Papers appear in the microfilm edition of "Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations." Originals restricted due to fragile condition.|
|Description:||1,350 items and 6 volumes.|
Includes letter, 1 Dec. 1753, Charleston, S.C., Elizabeth Laroche, to John Mall, requesting that funeral costs of her cousin, Charlotte Lewis, to be included in expenses of estate.
Roster, 26 Dec. 1861, listing officers and privates of the Pee Dee Home Guard who volunteered for 12 month muster into Confederate service for local defense; commission, 24 June 1864, Richmond, Va., issued to J[ames] H[arleston] Read as major in the 21st S.C. Regiment; letter, 26 Aug. 1865, Aiken, S.C., Andrew McDowall, to Reverend M.H. Lance, re disasters of the war.
Two letters, 24 Dec. 1866, Charleston, S.C., James Simons, to J.H. Read, re copy of his father's will, serving as executor of the estate, a trust for Reads' mother, securing money for planting purposes, and recommendations on planting and labor; labor agreement, 20 Apr. 1868, A. Morgan and M.H. Lance, for planting on shares including a lien on a crop; account, 2 Jan. 1869, J.H. Read, listing 1868 crop statement for Wedgefield Plantation, reckoning amount received by each worker, and fines deducted.
Premiere issue of newspaper, 11 July 1888 (Vol. 1, No. 1) of the Plantersville Gathered Scraps, a community newspaper; contract, 26 Dec. 1907, between J.H. Read and Daniel A. Hooks, contracting Hooks to reside on the Maryville Plantation, and work for J.H. Read; undated documents include plans of Palmetto Tram Way and Steam Mill Company including organizational objectives, and company dealings in lumber and naval stores; draft of amendment to establish ferry service on Sampit River in Georgetown County, S.C.
Volumes include journal, 1850-1858, re weather, plantation activities, crop yields, and travel; letter book, 1867-1882, J.H. Read, re religious writings, plantation production, and accounts, 1870-1874, for M.H. Lance estate; volume, 1845-1861, re rice crop statistics, planting cycles, yields, and sales; record of laborers, 1852-1860 and 1867-1869, identifying African Americans by name, age, sex, occupation, and supplies received at Mauricena Plantation (Orangeburg, S.C.) and elsewhere during antebellum and Reconstruction eras.
- Hazard, Walter, -- 1859-1930 -- Correspondence.
- Lance, Maurice Harvey, -- 1793-1870 -- Correspondence.
- LaRoche, Elizabeth -- Correspondence.
- King, Mitchell, -- 1783-1862 -- Correspondence.
- Petigru, James Louis, -- 1789-1863 -- Correspondence.
- Read, James Harleston -- Correspondence.
- Simons, James, -- 1813-1879 -- Correspondence.
- Taylor, John Mann -- Estate.
- Confederate States of America. -- Army. -- South Carolina Infantry Regiment, 21st.
- Palmetto Tram Way and Steam Mill Company.
- Winyah Indigo Society -- Records and correspondence.
- African Americans -- South Carolina -- Georgetown County.
- African Americans -- South Carolina -- Orangeburg County.
- Plantations -- South Carolina -- Georgetown County -- Management.
- Reconstruction -- South Carolina -- Georgetown County.
- Slaveholders -- South Carolina -- Georgetown County.
- Charleston (S.C.) -- Social life and customs.
- Georgetown County (S.C.) -- Social life and customs.
- South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate.