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Guide to the Iveson L. Brookes Papers, 1817-1888

Abstract

Collection includes correspondence of a Baptist preacher and landholder in South Carolina and Georgia and his family and descendants. Topics include the management of cotton plantations, tariff and the nullification controversy, missionary work among slaves, student life in Washington, D.C., and a student's view of antebellum politics. Also discussed are diseases, health, and remedies, Baptist doctrine and doctrinal disputes, the impact of the Civil War on civilian life, the work of aid societies, destruction of Rome, Georgia, by Union troops, and wartime economic problems along with Brookes' family genealogy and his sermon notes.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Iveson L. Brookes papers
Creator
Brookes, Iveson L., 1793-1865
Extent
1.5 linear feet, 3 boxes, 720 items (inc. 11 volumes)
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains correspondence of Iveson L. Brookes, a Baptist preacher and landholder in South Carolina and Georgia and his family and descendants. Topics include the management of cotton plantations; tariff and the nullification controversy; transportation conditions; banking; missionary work among slaves; student life in Washington, D.C., and a student's view of ante-bellum politics; diseases, health, and remedies.

His later correspondence also discusses Baptist doctrine and doctrinal disputes, religious revivals, the impact of the Civil War on civilian life, the work of aid societies, the destruction of Rome, Georgia, by Union troops, and wartime economic problems. Correspondence by descendants includes mining near Potosi, Missouri, race relations in marriage and religion, politics in South Carolina in 1877, Columban College in Washington, D.C.; Brookes' family genealogy, and his sermon notes.

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Contents of the Collection

Letters, 1817-1856
(3 folders)
Box 1
Letters, 1857-1888 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Sermons, legal papers, bills and receipts, miscellaneous, undated
(4 folders and 11 volumes)
Box 3

Historical Note

Iveson L. Brookes was a Baptist clergyman and planter, of Hamburg (Aiken County), South Carolina.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Iveson L. Brookes Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Iveson L. Brookes papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1956 and 1959.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff.