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Collection Number: 04991

Collection Title: Jacob Stroman Papers, 1856-1934

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 50 items)
Abstract Jacob Stroman (1787-1877) was a planter in Barnwell County, S.C., at a village named Graham's Turn Out (near present-day Denmark). His grandson, Jacob P. Stroman, was a planter and physician who lived Orangeburg County, S.C., with his wife Carrie Stroman. The original deposit includes papers relating to the business affairs of Jacob Stroman, including an 1856 account for sale of cotton; an 1867 account of corn and molasses at Stepney for Hannah, Grace, Easter, Amy, and Milly; an 1868 letter from F.E. Salinas of Graham T.O., S.C., offering to sell bagging, rope, and iron ties to Stroman and to sell his cotton for him; Daily Market Reports, 1869, with cotton and rice price quotations from A.J. Salinas, factor and commission merchant in Charleston, S.C.; two letters, 1868 and 1869, from Salinas about selling Stroman's cotton; an 1868 request for payment for repair of a watch; a 1917 letter from Charles R. Bowman offering to sell a silver key tag with name and address made by Bowman, who was disabled; and other items. The Addition of 2010 includes correspondence, legal, and financial material related to Jacob Stroman, Jacob P. Stroman, and their families. Included are an 1867 contract between Jacob Stroman and farm laborers and a lien on crops between Jacob P. Stroman and a laborer, circa 1880s. 1860s correspondence is chiefly to Jacob Stroman discussing the sale of cotton and other business. There are also letters to Jacob P. Stroman and Carrie Stroman from family members and associates in various parts of South Carolina discussing family affairs, health, and finances. Included is a 1911 letter about a family member in an asylum. A number of letters were written to Jacob P. Stroman in his capacity as a physician, chiefly calling on him to care for an ill family member. Financial materials include receipts, checks, and money orders. Other materials include a sentence diagram completed by Jacob P. Stroman while attending the Citadel, fragments of a sermon written by Reddick Piece, a circa 1920 photographic postcard of the 10th grade class at the Springfield School in South Carolina, and other items.
Creator Stroman, Jacob, 1787-1877.
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 Jacob Stroman Papers #4991, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Terry Alford of Springfield, Va., in September 1999 (Acc. 98463) and from Robin Hardy in March 2010 (Acc. 101265).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Jacob Stroman (1787-1877) was a planter in Barnwell County, S.C., at a village named Graham's Turn Out (near present-day Denmark). His grandson, Jacob P. Stroman, was a planter and physician who lived Orangeburg County, S.C., with his wife Carrie Stroman.

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The original deposit includes papers relating to the business affairs of Jacob Stroman, including an 1856 account for sale of cotton; an 1867 account of corn and molasses at Stepney for Hannah, Grace, Easter, Amy, and Milly; an 1868 letter from F.E. Salinas of Graham T.O., S.C., offering to sell bagging, rope, and iron ties to Stroman and to sell his cotton for him; Daily Market Reports, 1869, with cotton and rice price quotations from A.J. Salinas, factor and commission merchant in Charleston, S.C.; two letters, 1868 and 1869, from Salinas about selling Stroman's cotton; an 1868 request for payment for repair of a watch; a 1917 letter from Charles R. Bowman offering to sell a silver key tag with name and address made by Bowman, who was disabled; and other items.

The Addition of 2010 includes correspondence, legal, and financial material related to Jacob Stroman, Jacob P. Stroman, and their families. Included are an 1867 contract between Jacob Stroman and farm laborers and a lien on crops between Jacob P. Stroman and a laborer, circa 1880s. 1860s correspondence is chiefly to Jacob Stroman discussing the sale of cotton and other business. There are also letters to Jacob P. Stroman and Carrie Stroman from family members and associates in various parts of South Carolina discussing family affairs, health, and finances. Included is a 1911 letter about a family member in an asylum. A number of letters were written to Jacob P. Stroman in his capacity as a physician, chiefly calling on him to care for an ill family member. Financial materials include receipts, checks, and money orders. Other materials include a sentence diagram completed by Jacob P. Stroman while attending the Citadel, fragments of a sermon written by Reddick Piece, a circa 1920 photographic postcard of the 10th grade class at the Springfield School in South Carolina, and other items.

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Contents list

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Folder 2

Contract with laborers, January 1867 #04991, Series: "Addition of 2010, 1838-1934 (Acc. 101265)" Folder 2

Contract between Jacob Stroman and eleven laborers describing when they would be expected to work, what Stroman would be responsible for providing, and what portion of the laborers' hogs and cotton proceeds Stroman would be entitled to.

Folder 3

Legal materials, circa 1880s-1902 #04991, Series: "Addition of 2010, 1838-1934 (Acc. 101265)" Folder 3

Lien on crops between Jacob P. Stroman and a laborer, circa 1880s; an 1892 deed to land in Chattangee County, Ga.; and a 1902 application for reimbursement for the care and burial of John M. Roberts.

Folder 4

Correspondence, 1867-1869 #04991, Series: "Addition of 2010, 1838-1934 (Acc. 101265)" Folder 4

Business correspondence between A.J. Salinas, a commission merchant, and Jacob Stroman. Other letters discuss the sale of cotton. There are two letters discussing the death of Charles Stroman's wife in 1868.

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Folder 5

Folder 6

Correspondence, 1882-1934 #04991, Series: "Addition of 2010, 1838-1934 (Acc. 101265)" Folder 5-6

Letters are mostly to Jacob P. Stroman and his wife Carrie from family members and associates in various parts of South Carolina, including Orangeburg, Beauford, McClellanville, Bowman, and Charleston, as well as California. Letters discuss family affairs, health, and finances. An 1888 letter to Carrie Stroman discusses domestic life, gardening, and the differences between white and black servants. A 1911 letter to Jacob Stroman from a nephew discusses the state of a family member in an asylum. A 1930 letter to Carrie Stroman, likely from her niece Ethel Jones, describes her discovery of a murdered neighbor.

A number of letters were written to Jacob P. Stroman in his capacity as a physician, chiefly calling him to care for an ill family member. A 1928 letter from the South Carolina Board of Health instructs him to begin registering births by submitting birth certificates.

Folder 7

Financial materials, 1838-1920 #04991, Series: "Addition of 2010, 1838-1934 (Acc. 101265)" Folder 7

Includes an 1838 receipt for farm implements and household goods, as well as other receipts, checks, and money orders.

Folder 8

Other materials, 1882 and undated #04991, Series: "Addition of 2010, 1838-1934 (Acc. 101265)" Folder 8

A sentence diagram completed by Jacob P. Stroman while he was a cadet at the Citadel in 1882 or 1883 and undated fragments of a sermon believed to be written by the Reverend Reddick Piece.

Folder 9

Genealogical materials, undated. #04991, Series: "Addition of 2010, 1838-1934 (Acc. 101265)" Folder 9

Printouts of websites related to Jacob Stroman and photocopies of materials related to the Stroman family.

Image Folder PF-4991/1

Photographic postcard: 10th grade class at Springfield School in South Carolina, circa 1920 #04991, Series: "Addition of 2010, 1838-1934 (Acc. 101265)" PF-4991/1

Annotations identify the first names of students in the photograph.

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Photograph (PF-4991/1)

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Processing Information

Processed by Linda Sellars, June 2002.

Updated by Jennie Clements, March 2011.

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