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Finding Aid for the Locust Grove Plantation Slave Ledger
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|Title:||Locust Grove Plantation Slave Ledger|
|Physical Extent:||1 oversize box (0.75 linear feet)|
|Repository:||University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections.University, MS 38677, USA|
|Location:||General Special Collections|
|Language of Material:||English|
|Abstract:||The collection is a ledger, 1825-1845, containing the names, marriages, births, and deaths of slaves on the Locust Grove Plantation in Jefferson County, Miss. The ledger also contains cotton harvest data for each slave.|
Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, January 2012.
No further additions are expected to this collection.
Locust Grove Plantation was located in Jefferson County, Miss. The plantation was founded in 1777 under the name Mount Locust; the name was changed by Samuel Postlethwait when he purchased the plantation.
The collection is a ledger, 1825-1845, containing the names, marriages, births, and deaths of slaves on the Locust Grove Plantation in Jefferson County, Miss. The ledger also contains cotton harvest data for each slave. Some pages contain pasted-in newspaper articles, mostly discussing agricultural and domestic techniques and advice.
Enclosed with the ledger is an article written about the ledger:
Barney, D., & Flesher, D.L. (1994). Early nineteenth-century productivity accounting: the Locust Grove Plantation Ledger. Accounting, Business and Financial History, 4(2), 275-294.
Locust Grove Plantation Slave Ledger, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi
The Locust Grove Plantation Slave Ledger is open for research.
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Postlethwaite (A.J.) Records. Collection number M39. McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
|Box 1||Ledger, 1825-1845|