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Collection Number: 03573-z

Collection Title: Francis Withers Account Book, 1833-1840

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Abstract Francis Withers was a rice planter in Georgetown District, S.C. The collection is an account book showing Withers's accounts with his Charleston factors; expenditures for his rice plantation and for personal goods; contributions for churches and charities; payments of taxes; and proceeds and disbursements from sales and purchases of slaves and bank stocks. Withers's representative in Charleston was Lewis & Robertson, which became Lewis, Robertson & Thurston in 1838 and Robertson & Thurston in 1839. Some pages in the volume were later used as a scrapbook by members of the Forster family.
Creator Withers, Francis, fl. 1830-1840.
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 Francis Withers Account Book #3573-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is 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.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc., of Rutland, Vermont, in April 1962.
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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The collection is an account book showing Withers's accounts with his Charleston factors; expenditures for his rice plantation and for personal goods; contributions for churches and charities; payments of taxes; and proceeds and disbursements from sales and purchases of slaves and bank stocks. Withers's representative in Charleston was Lewis & Robertson, which became Lewis, Robertson & Thurston in 1838 and Robertson & Thurston in 1839. Some pages in the volume were later used as a scrapbook by members of the Forster family.

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