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Guide to the Walter Alves plantation inventory, 1807 Sept 30

Abstract

Landowner, state legislator, and university trustee, of Orange Co., N.C.; had considerable land holdings in several southern states.

Collection comprises an inventory (8 pgs.) with a "List of negroes, stock of horses, cattle, and hogs; and plantation utensils of every kind, belonging to Walter Alves at the Diamond Island plantation, on Ohio, in the County of Henderson and state of Kentucky." Eighteen slaves are listed on the first page, by name; men included Grey, Jim, Lewis ("since sold to Mr. John Standley"), and Tom, and women were listed as Hannah, Lucy ("sold to John Rankin"), Flora, and Fanny. Ten children were noted, including Flora's son John, and Hannah's John or Jack, as well as Tim, Ty, Henry, Dilcy, Charity, Marianne, Jenny, and Winifred. There was an additional notation that "Old Boon & his wife Leah sent out/in Feby 1808 by John Goss." As for horses, the inventory listed 29 work horses, brood mares, fillies, and colts. Alvez also owned 36 head of cattle and 129 hogs. The last two inventory pages listed utensils, including a weaving loom, flat boat, ploughs, axes, saws, and tools.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Alves, Walter, 1768-1819.
Title
Walter Alves plantation inventory, 1807 Sept 30
Language of Materials
English
Extent
0.1 linear feet
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection comprises an inventory (8 pgs.) with a "List of negroes, stock of horses, cattle, and hogs; and plantation utensils of every kind, belonging to Walter Alves at the Diamond Island plantation, on Ohio, in the County of Henderson and state of Kentucky." Eighteen slaves are listed on the first page, by name; men included Grey, Jim, Lewis ("since sold to Mr. John Standley"), and Tom, and women were listed as Hannah, Lucy ("sold to John Rankin"), Flora, and Fanny. Ten children were noted, including Flora's son John, and Hannah's John or Jack, as well as Tim, Ty, Henry, Dilcy, Charity, Marianne, Jenny, and Winifred. There was an additional notation that "Old Boon & his wife Leah sent out/in Feby 1808 by John Goss." As for horses, the inventory listed 29 work horses, brood mares, fillies, and colts. Alvez also owned 36 head of cattle and 129 hogs. The last two inventory pages listed utensils, including a weaving loom, flat boat, ploughs, axes, saws, and tools.

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Contents of the Collection

Diamond Island plantation inventory, 1807
Folder 1

Historical Note

Walter Alves (1768-1819) was a landowner, state legislator, and university trustee, of Orange Co., N.C.. Alves had considerable land holdings in several southern states.

Subject Headings

Related Material

Related Material
  • See also Walter Alves papers (#3792), in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Walter Alves plantation inventory, 1807 Sept 30, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2009

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, July 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, July 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0247

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this guide: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.