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Plantation life -- Mississippi -- History -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Farar papers

Identifier: LaRC-65
Scope and Contents The collection consists correspondence to and from Benjamin Farar. Many of the letters are from New Orleans, from Farar's wife, Mary Ellis, and her sister Jane Ellis Rapalje, and his daughters Mary Farar and Anna Farar Mercer, wife of Dr. William N. Mercer. The letters contain information on family matters, comments on local news, relations of balls, races, theatre and other amusements. The letters from Farar are for the most part written from Laurel Hill plantation, near Natchez, and...
Dates: 1773-1826

Burruss family papers

Identifier: LaRC-105
Scope and Contents The Burruss family papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, bills and receipts, and other printed matter. The correspondence is made up of three main groups: letters from Mary Burruss McGehee to her brother John W. Burruss while he was a student at Wesleyan University, Connecticut (1834-1835); letters from John W. Burruss to his father John C. Burruss discussing work and activities on the plantation (1840-1859); and letters from John T. Semple and W.W. Semple, Confederate...
Dates: 1827-1902

Plantation collection

 Collection — Oversize folder 1
Identifier: LaRC-531
Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of surveys, crop reports, a scrapbook, plantation record books, land sale records, correspondence, plantation histories, reminiscences, and photographs.

Dates: 1780-1969

Semple family papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: LaRC-406
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal papers of members of the Semple family in Mississippi and Louisiana. Included are correspondence, legal and financial documents, hand-drawn maps, certificates, photographs, a poem, newspaper clippings, deeds, and land transactions. Correspondence includes descriptions of economic conditions and statements about the sale of slaves. Family papers include land deed documents from Francisco Luis Hector, Baron de Carondelet. Some documents are in damaged...
Dates: 1794-1936