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Catalog Number MS 1290-01-03-14
Object Name Documents
Scope & Content This collection consists of a typed transcription of plantation records from the Gowrie and East Hermitage Plantations, contained in one ledger. It is divided into eighteen sections: Gowrie and East Hermitage Plantations, may 1861-May 1862, May 1863-December 1864, which provide information on the local situation during the Civil War, as well as the conduct of slaves as war drew closer to the plantations; records for May 1862-May 1863, containing the annual report of plantation events of the year, including events of the war; rice lands planted on the Savannah and Ogeechee Rivers, 1860; the recount of Charles Manigault and his family's first visit to Gowrie and East Hermitage Plantations after the end of the war on March 22, 1867; Season of 1876, describing the disastrous result of the crop that year; plantation jottings, 1845, with various information relating to the running of a plantation and care of slaves; planting tables, 1850-1861 and 1876; and a list of slaves at Gowrie and Hermitage Plantations, April 1855-April 1856, April 1858-April 1861 (sections 9-18). Included are correspondence and business records. Also in the collection are four articles by James Clifton that concentrate on Charles Manigault's papers concerning rice cultivation in the South.
Creator Lane, Mills
Title Plantation Works
Copyrights Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection Manigault family plantation records, 1845-1876
Subjects Argyle Island (Ga.)
Crops--Georgia--Savannah
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Plantation life--Georgia--Savannah
Plantations--Georgia
Slaveholders--Georgia--Savannah
Slavery--Georgia--Savannah
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Ledgers (account books)
People Manigault, Charles Izard, 1795-1874
Manigault, Louis, 1828-1899
Lane, Mills