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Collection Number: 05208-z

Collection Title: William James Payne Journal, 1857-1861

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Abstract William James Payne (1827-1901) owned the Pleasant View plantation in Fluvanna County, Va. He married Elizabeth Virginia Jones on 28 February 1854. The collection is William James Payne's plantation journal for Pleasant View plantation in Fluvanna County, Va. The journal contains daily entries of a few sentences each, 7 October 1857-27 March 1861, with information about the buying and selling of slaves and their daily work, Payne's daily tasks, the weather, family news, and crops including corn and tobacco. The last few pages of the journal have account information, some of it related to corn transactions. There are also Payne's comments on the national political situation and the impending Civil War.
Creator Payne, William James, 1827-1901.
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.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the William James Payne Journal #5208-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum of Watchung, N.J., in May 2005 (Acc. 100068).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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William James Payne (1827-1901) owned the Pleasant View plantation in Fluvanna County, Va. He married Elizabeth Virginia Jones on 28 February 1854.

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The collection is William James Payne's plantation journal for Pleasant View plantation in Fluvanna County, Va. The journal contains daily entries of a few sentences each, 7 October 1857-27 March 1861, with information about the buying slaves, selling slaves, the daily work of slaves, Payne's daily tasks, the weather, family news, and crops including corn and tobacco. The last few pages of the journal have account information, some of it related to corn transactions. There are also Payne's comments on the national political situation and the impending Civil War.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nathalie Wheaton, December 2005

Encoded by: Nathalie Wheaton, December 2005

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