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Collection Number: 03213-z

Collection Title: Elizafield Plantation Record, 1838-1861 (bulk 1838-1858)

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Abstract Elizafield Plantation on the Altamaha River in Glynn County, Ga., was owned by rice planter Hugh Fraser Grant (d. 1873). The collection is a plantation journal, 287 pages, with entries 1838-1861, but chiefly 1838-1858. Included are journal entries on planting and farming, accounts with factors, tax return information, miscellaneous crop records, records relating to slaves, and a few notes on family activities.
Creator Elizafield Plantation (Ga.)
Language English.
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Elizafield Plantation Record #3213-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J .
Provenance
Received from Albert V. House of Harpur College, Endicott, N.Y., in May 1956.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Elizafield Plantation on the Altamaha River in Glynn County, Ga., was owned by rice planter Hugh Fraser Grant (d. 1873) was a rice planter. Grant came into possession of Elizafield Plantation on the Altamaha River in Glynn County, Ga., upon the retirement of his father, Robert Grant (d. 1843) in 1833.

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This collection consists of a journal, 287 pages, for the Elizafield Plantation, Glynn County, Ga., which belonged to Hugh Fraser Grant. The entries, 1838-1861, were made chiefly between 1838 and 1858.

Most of the volume consists of journal entries and records of Grant's accounts with his factors. Included in the journal entries are notations on the weather, planting crops, ploughing fields, and sending rice to factors. Grant occasionally mentioned family events, such as the death of his father or taking his family to the mountains for the summer for his wife's health.

Grant also kept records of cultivation for individual acres, including crops planted and other work completed on them. Other accounts are included in the volume. Pages 6-7 are labelled "Tax Returns" and appear to be lists of property owned by Grant made for tax purposes, 1845-1856. Pages 34-35 list how much rice and cotton was grown each year, 1841-1845. Pages 211-212 show rice sales, 1855-1858.

Also included in the front and back of the volume are lists of slaves who belonged to Grant and worked at Elizafield Plantation. Interspersed in the rest of the volume are lists of hoes, axes, and blankets given out to slaves; lists of births of slaves; and a list (page 161) of slaves who had measles in 1852. Seventeen slaves apparently died from the disease.

Other entries includes a recipe for cholera medicine (page 192); a copy of an address delivered by H. F. Grant, Captain of the Glynn Rangers, on presenting their colors in 1849 (pages 195-197); and instructions on how to grow rice (page 222).

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This collection consists of a journal, 287 pages, for the Elizafield Plantation, Glynn County, Ga., which belonged to Hugh Fraser Grant. The entries, 1838-1861, were made chiefly between 1838 and 1858.

Most of the volume consists of journal entries and records of Grant's accounts with his factors. Included in the journal entries are notations on the weather, planting crops, ploughing fields, and sending rice to factors. Grant occasionally mentioned family events, such as the death of his father or taking his family to the mountains for the summer for his wife's health.

Grant also kept records of cultivation for individual acres, including crops planted and other work completed on them. Other accounts are included in the volume. Pages 6-7 are labelled "Tax Returns" and appear to be lists of property owned by Grant made for tax purposes, 1845-1856. Pages 34-35 list how much rice and cotton was grown each year, 1841-1845. Pages 211-212 show rice sales, 1855-1858.

Also included in the front and back of the volume are lists of slaves who belonged to Grant and worked at Elizafield Plantation. Interspersed in the rest of the volume are lists of hoes, axes, and blankets given out to slaves; lists of births of slaves; and a list (page 161) of slaves who had measles in 1852. Seventeen slaves apparently died from the disease.

Other entries includes a recipe for cholera medicine (page 192); a copy of an address delivered by H. F. Grant, Captain of the Glynn Rangers, on presenting their colors in 1849 (pages 195-197); and instructions on how to grow rice (page 222).

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Plantation record #03213-z, Series: "Plantation Record, 1838-1861." Folder 1

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