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Collection Number: 00359

Collection Title: Howerton Family Papers (#359) 1817-1901

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Size About 2000 items (4.5 linear feet)
Abstract The Howerton family of Halifax County, Va., included Philip Howerton (1793-1879), tobacco planter and sheriff; his son-in-law Rufus H. Owen (fl. 1870-1890), tobacco planter and merchant of South Boston, Va.; and Howerton's children, Susannah Catharine (1824-1870); William Matthew (1826-1874); Judith Anne Purkins (1828-1874); Eliza Jane Owen (1830-1917); and Louisa Dresser (1833-1882). The collection includes business and family correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other materials relating to the Howerton family. Business correspondence, 1822-1901, includes letters relating to Philip Howerton's position as sheriff of Halifax County, Va.; slaves; accounts, many having to do with the tobacco industry; and other topics. Family correspondence includes letters relating to education, travel, and news of the Howerton, Purkins, Owen, Cabaniss, and other related families. There are also letters, 1844-1851, that Sally J. Brodnax in North Carolina wrote to Eliza J. Howerton. Financial and legal materials are both loose papers and volumes. Loose papers, 1817-1869, pertain chiefly to Philip Howerton and document his sheriff activities. Many items relate to slaves. Loose papers, 1870-1896, relate primarily to family members and to tobacco merchants in South Boston, Va. Volumes, 1819-1881, are account, cash, and other books, many relating to tobacco. Among the other papers are writings by family members, including an 1859 diary; an 1859 songbook; a notebook dated 1882-1884; recipes; printed circulars and advertisements; and clippings.
Creator Howerton family.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
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.
Provenance
Original collection gift of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Webb before 1940. Additions received from Louise Partrick Newton in 1999 and 2000 (Acc. 98407 and 98562).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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The Howerton family of Halifax County, Va., included Philip Howerton 1793-1879), who was born to William Howerton and Caty Edmonson Howerton of Essex County, Va. In 1817, Philip moved to Halifax County, Va., where he became a tobacco planter and served as the sheriff. On 14 November 1822, he married Elizabeth Cunningham Cabiness (1806-1850), daughter of William Matthew Cabaniss and Susannah Carter Cabaniss, daughter of Theodorick and Judith Carter.

Philip and Elizabeth Howerton lived two miles from the town of Halifax on 3,000-4,000 acres in a house named Oakland. They had five children: Susannah Catharine (1824-1870); William Matthew (1826-1874); Judith Anne (1828-1874); Eliza Jane (1830-1917); and Louisa Dresser (1833-1882).

William Matthew married Adrianna Tucker of Raleigh, N.C., in 1848. They had two children: William Philip (1849-1886) and Harriet Eliza (1853-1927?). Judith Anne married Judge George W. Purkins in 1847. They separated in 1854 and were divorced in 1860. They had one daughter, Eliza Anne "Lizzie" (1853-1913), who married William Watson Kasey in 1882. In 1853, Eliza Jane married Rufus H. Owen, tobacco planter of South Boston, Halifax County, Va.

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Business and family correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other materials relating to the Howerton family of Halifax County, Va.

Business correspondence, 1822-1901, includes letters relating to Philip Howerton's position as sheriff of Halifax County, Va.; slaves; accounts, many having to do with the tobacco industry; and other topics. Family correspondence includes letters relating to education, travel, and news of the Howerton, Purkins, Owen, Cabaniss, and other related families. There are also letters, 1844-1851, that Sally J. Brodnax in North Carolina wrote to Eliza J. Howerton.

Financial and legal materials are both loose papers and volumes. Loose papers, 1817-1869, pertain chiefly to Philip Howerton and document his sheriff activities. Many items relate to slaves. Loose papers, 1870-1896, relate primarily to family members and to tobacco merchants in South Boston, Va. Volumes, 1819-1881, are account, cash, and other books, many relating to tobacco.

Among the other papers are writings by family members, including an 1859 diary; an 1859 songbook; a notebook dated 1882-1884; recipes; printed circulars and advertisements; and clippings.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated.

About 650 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Business and family letters of the Howerton family of Halifax County, Va. Business letters relate chiefly to Philip Howerton's position as sheriff of Halifax County; to slaves; and to merchant and tobacco plantation accounts. Materials relating to slaves include correspondence about the boarding and health of a woman and child; a lengthy account by William H. Lanier on the death of one of his slaves; letters about Howerton's hiring of a smith named Israel and his trip across the Blue Ridge Mountains with "my lot of negroes"; and letters from John Thompson, who claimed that a runaway slave in the Halifax County jail belong to him. Family letters are largely of Philip Howerton's children and relatives.

Early correspondence, 1822-1839, consists primarily Philip Howerton's business letters with a few personal letters from his wife Eliza and one to her about his journey across the Blue Ridge mountains. Correspondence, 1840-1859, includes the letters of Philip Howerton, but there is a growing emphasis on his children's letters, especially those of Susannah and William Matthew, and on letters of other family members. 1841 letters include several from William H. Clark at the Virginia House of Delegates in Richmond.

Several letters relate to education, including a letter from G. W. Purkins to his son at college, extolling the advantages of a hard-won education for young men and women; Margaret B. Carter, a relative, asking Philip Howerton to see to the schooling of her daughter; a list of students and teachers at Howard High School near Alexandria, Va.; a list of students, including teachers and servants, at Judy Howerton's school; descriptive letters from Eliza Howerton at St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C.; and letters and grade reports of William Matthew Howerton at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Of note are the letters that Sally J. Brodnax in North Carolina wrote to Eliza J. Howerton, some of which have been published in That Sally Brodnax, As Told in her Letters, 1846-1851. Letters of Eliza Jane Howerton Owen and Lousia Howerton, 1850-1882, include a few about the Civil War.

See also Series 2 for letters directly relating to financial and legal matters.

Folder 1

1822-1835 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 1

Folder 2

1837-1839 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 2

Folder 3

1840-1841 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 3

Folder 4

1842-1844 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 4

Folder 5

1845 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 5

Folder 6

1846 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 6

Folder 7

1847-1849 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 7

Folder 8

1840s: Letters to Eliza J. Howerton #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 8

Folder 9

1844-1851: Sally Brodnax to Eliza J. Howerton, with typed transcripts #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 9

Folder 10

1850-1851 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 10

Folder 11

1852 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 11

Folder 12

1853-1857 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 12

Folder 13

1858-1859 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 13

Folder 14

1860-1862 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 14

Folder 15

1863-1865 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 15

Folder 16

1866-1869 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 16

Folder 17

1870-1875 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 17

Folder 18

1876-1879 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 18

Folder 19

1880-1882 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 19

Folder 20

1883-1884 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 20

Folder 21

1885-1886 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 21

Folder 22

1887-1889 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 22

Folder 23

1880s undated #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 23

Folder 24

1890-1898 and undated #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 24

Folder 25

1900-1901 #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 25

Folder 26

Undated: Adriana to Eliza Owen, Judy Purkins, and Lizzie Purkins #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 26

Folder 27

Undated: A #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 27

Folder 28

Undated: From Bruce family #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 28

Folder 29

Undated: B #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 29

Folder 30

Undated: From Cabaniss family to Philip Howerton #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 30

Folder 31

Undated: C #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 31

Folder 32

Undated: D-G #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 32

Folder 33

Undated: H #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 33

Folder 34

Undated: From Howerton family #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 34

Folder 35

Undated: J-K #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 35

Folder 36

Undated: L-O #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 36

Folder 37

Undated: From Judith Purkins #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 37

Folder 38

Undated: From Lizzie Purkins #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 38

Folder 39

Undated: R-S #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 39

Folder 40

Undated: T-W #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 40

Folder 41

Undated: Unsigned or illegible signatures #00359, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1822-1901 and undated. " Folder 41

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About 1300 items.

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About 1300 items

Arrangement: chronological.

Financial, legal, and related papers of the Howerton family of Halifax County, Va. Papers, 1817-1869, pertain chiefly to Philip Howerton, planter and sheriff. These early papers document Howerton's official activities, and consist primarily of receipts and tax lists, including property tax lists, tax receipts, a tax list of "ordinaries and private entertainments," and tax lists of merchants, including peddlers. In addition, there is material relating to the imprisonment of insolvent debtors, including lists of property sold to settle accounts, requests for release from jail, and a list of debtors, 1840-1843.

Items referring to slaves include an 1850 census, tax lists, mortgages on slaves, and references to individual slaves who came in contact with the criminal justice system. Although there is little information about Howerton's own plantations, of interest is an agreement, 4 October 1837, describing a newly hired overseer's responsibilities on a plantation managed by Howerton and a land survey, 1855, of 1,864 acres owned by Howerton. Also included are business letters from Philip Howerton's commission merchant, Elisha Barksdale.

Papers, 1870-1896, relate primarily to Rufus H. Owen of South Boston, Halifax County, Va., son-in-law of Philip Howerton, and to Shepherd & Company, tobacco merchants of South Boston. These papers consist of correspondence, accounts with various Richmond, Va., commission merchants, and miscellaneous items relating to tobacco sales. Also included are business letters from Shepherd & Company to Halifax County tobacco growers and Richmond and Danville Railroad Company receipts for shipment of tobacco.

Other papers relate to Slate Brothers & Jordan , 1896; the legal and financial situation of George W. Purkins and his daughter, Lizzie Purkins Kasey; and to purchases made by Louisa Howerton and Eliza J. Owen.

Folder 42

1817-1825 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 42

Folder 43

1826-1833 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 43

Folder 44

1834-1836 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 44

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Folder 46

1837 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 45-46

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Folder 48

1838 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 47-48

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Folder 50

1839 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 49-50

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Folder 52

1840 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 51-52

Folder 53-56

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Folder 56

1841 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 53-56

Folder 57

1841-1852: Elisha Barksdale #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 57

Folder 58-61

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Folder 61

1842 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 58-61

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Folder 65

1843 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 62-65

Folder 66

1844-1845 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 66

Folder 67

1846 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 67

Folder 68

1847-1849 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 68

Folder 69

1850 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 69

Folder 70

1851 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 70

Folder 71

1852 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 71

Folder 72

1855 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 72

Folder 73

1856-1857 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 73

Folder 74

1858-1859 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 74

Folder 75

Antebellum undated #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 75

Folder 76

1862 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 76

Folder 77

1868-1869 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 77

Folder 78

1870-1872 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 78

Folder 79-82

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Folder 82

1873 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 79-82

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Folder 84

1874 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 83-84

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Folder 86

1873-1875 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 85-86

Folder 87

1878 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 87

Folder 88

1880-1888 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 88

Folder 89

1890-1891 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 89

Folder 90

1892-1895 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 90

Folder 91

1896 #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 91

Folder 92

Undated #00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated. " Folder 92

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881.

15 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Account books, including administrator accounts; merchant account books of Philip Howerton, Howerton-Fitzgerald, Howerton & Cabaniss, William M. Howerton, William Breedlove, and others in Halifax County, Va.; and records from Philip Howerton's tobacco business, including a letter copybook containing business correspondence and an 1819 cash book of Philip Howerton listing expenses for goods and services.

Folder 93

Volume 1: 1819, 47 p. Cashbook, Philip Howerton, listing customer names and items purchased by date. Four loose additions to the volume include R. O. Griffen's cashbook, 1821, 33 p.; two folded sheets of account notes of P. Howerton, 1821; and Philip Howerton's memorandum book, 1819-1820, 36 p., labeled "what is not entered in full on this is carried to Ledger A." #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 93

Folder 94

Volume S-2: 1828-1834, 84 p. Daybook, Philip Howerton and Abel Lang. Pages 1-43 contain accounts from 1829, with a few 1828 pages; page 49 from 1833; page 66 from 1831; and pages 67-84 from 1833-1834. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 94

Folder 95

Volume 3: 1836-1843, 164 p. Cash account book, Howerton & Cabaniss. Pages 1-91 contain individual accounts, 1836-1837; pages 92-158 from 1837, with a few 1838 dates; page 159 from 1839; and page 160 from 1844. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 95

Folder 96

Volume 4: 1838-1840, 160 p. Cash book, C. H. Griffin. Individual cash accounts with pages 1-62 from 1838; pages 63-155 from 1839; and pages 156-160 from 1840. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 96

Folder 97

Volume 5: 1838-1852, 136 p. Account book and estate records, with an index of names; pages 1-19 estate records from 1838-1843; pages 21-36 from 1845-1852. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 97

Folder 98

Volume 6: 1840-1844, 318 p. Account book, containing individual cash accounts and lists of items and goods purchased, with pages 1-27, 119-129, and 151-175 from 1840; pages 28-57, 130-150, 176-197, and 206-210 from 1841; pages 59-87, 198-199, 211-228, and 255-289 from 1842; pages 88-112, 229-247, and 290-300 from 1843; pages 113-118, 202-203, 248-254, and 301-305 from 1844. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 98

Folder 99

Volume 7: 1843-1844, 42 p. Cash account book with pages 3-30 relating to William Breedlove and pages 41-42 to "West." #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 99

Folder 100

Volume S-8: 1844, 129 p. Daybook and cash accounts. Pages 1-95 contain daily entries for grocery items and dry goods sold in 1844; pages 96-129 contain cash accounts showing itemized monthly sales. The creator of the volume and location of the store are unknown. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 100

Folder 101

Volume 9: 1844-1845, 307 p. "Factory Book," Howerton & Cabaniss tobacco business. Pages 1-294 have merchandise, factory, and store accounts; pages 295-307 show tobacco in pounds purchased and shipping accounts. Also included are an index of names and a loose twelve-page addition of accounts. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 101

Folder 102

Volume 10: 1845-1847, 34 p. Letter book, Howerton & Cabaniss. Letter copybook containing business correspondence relating to tobacco. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 102

Folder 103

Volume S-11: 1845-1847, 146 p. Merchandise account book, Philip Howerton. Pages 1-142 contain individual accounts from 1845; page 143 from January to March, 1846; page 144 from 1847; page 146 contains a list of bacon purchases. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 103

Folder 104

Volume 12: 1847-1881, 196 p. Cash accounts and labor contracts. Pages 1-52 contain cash accounts from 1847-1848 with various individuals for groceries and merchandise. Pages 53-196 contains accounts from 1866 to 1881, apparently entered by William M. Howerton. These entries consist chiefly of accounts with freedmen, and include a copy of a labor contract (p. 65) and a journal of "gardening and farming" showing work accomplished in 1868 (p. 100). #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 104

Folder 105

Volume 13: 1850-1853, 120 p. William M. Howerton, scrapbook and tobacco record. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 105

Folder 106

Volume 14: 1851-1853, 289 p. Account book. Pages 1-199 contain individual merchandise accounts from 1851; pages 200-273 from 1852; and pages 275-289 from 1853. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 106

Folder 107

Volume 15: 1851-1855, 160 p. Philip Howerton and William M. Howerton merchant account book. Pages 1-15 contain an index of names; pages 17-94 accounts from 1851; pages 95-149 from 1852; pages 152-154 from 1855; pages 155-156 from 1854. #00359, Subseries: "2.2. Volumes, 1819-1881. " Folder 107

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated.

About 50 items.

Papers relating to various members of the Howerton family of Halifax County, Va. Included are essays, poems, and speeches; a book of poems handwritten by Miss Howerton in 1838; a songbook and album, 1859, of Henry E. Owen; a handwritten constitution for the Howerton Sabbath School Society; a pocket-sized manufactured diary and memorandum book of Rufus H. Owen; a notebook of Eliza J. Owen, containing lists of grocery items and dry goods purchased; and handwritten recipes.

Circulars include a menu from the Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C.; copies of an advertisement for the Kasey Leaf Tobacco Caser; an advertisement for Mr. Polke Miller, "a delineator of the Old Southern Plantation Negro"; price current circulars for tobacco; and a broadside for the Petersburg and Roanoke Rail Road connection with the Appomattox Rail Road. Political papers include a broadside from George W. Purkins regarding his views on a Virginia constitutional convention.

Also included are handwritten and printed marriage and death notices and newspaper clippings regarding planters and plantations in the South prior to and during the Civil War.

Folder 108

Howerton Sunday School constitution, 1822 #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 108

Folder 109

Book of poems by Miss Howerton, 1838 #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 109

Folder 110

Essays, speeches, poems #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 110

Folder 111

Songbook and album of Henry Owen, 1859 #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 111

Folder 112

Diary and memorandum book of Rufus H. Owen, 1859 #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 112

Folder 113

Notebook of Eliza Owen, 1882-1894 #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 113

Folder 114

Recipes #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 114

Folder 115

Dance card/calling cards, grading chart #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 115

Folder 116

Marriage and death notices #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 116

Folder 117

Political papers, 1850-1865 and undated #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 117

Folder 118

Brochures and programs, 1865-1870 and undated #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 118

Folder 119

Advertising circulars #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 119

Folder 120

Newspaper clippings #00359, Series: "3. Other Papers, 1822-1896 and undated. " Folder 120

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Oversize volumes (S-359/1, 8, 11).

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Processing Information

This collection was re-housed under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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