Guide to the Iveson L. Brookes Papers, 1817-1888
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.
- Iveson L. Brookes papers
- Brookes, Iveson L., 1793-1865
- 1.5 linear feet, 3 boxes, 720 items (inc. 11 volumes)
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
- Materials in English
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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Iveson L. Brookes was a Baptist clergyman and planter, of Hamburg (Aiken County), South Carolina.
- Brooks family
- Baptists -- Clergy
- Baptists -- South Carolina
- Confederate States of America -- Social conditions
- Cotton growing -- South Carolina
- Rome (Ga.) -- History
- South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950
- Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865
- Southern States -- Race relations
- Washington (D.C.) -- Description and travel
[Identification of item], in the Iveson L. Brookes Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Iveson L. Brookes papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1956 and 1959.
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