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Preliminary Guide to the of the James Burchell Richardson papers, 1803-1910 and undated, bulk 1822-1910

Abstract

James Burchell Richardson was a plantation owner, of Sumter District, S.C. This collection contains family letters and business papers of James B. Richardson, plantation owner and slaveholder, and of his descendants. The letters and papers contain references to the allotment of slave labor for road and railroad construction; the impressment of slaves for work on fortifications during the Civil War; political wrangles; James B. and Richard C. Richardson's activities in the Confederate Army; social and economic conditions on South Carolina plantations before, during, and after the Civil War; the postwar depression and poverty in the South; and tenant farming during the postwar period.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Burchell Richardson papers
Creator
Richardson, James Burchell
Extent
3.5 Linear feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This collection contains family letters and business papers of James B. Richardson, plantation owner and slaveholder, and of his descendants. The letters and papers contain references to the allotment of slave labor for road and railroad construction; the impressment of slaves for work on fortifications during the Civil War; political wrangles; James B. and Richard C. Richardson's activities in the Confederate Army; social and economic conditions on South Carolina plantations before, during, and after the Civil War; the postwar depression and poverty in the South; and tenant farming during the postwar period.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1822-1858
Box 1
Correspondence, 1859-1885
Box 2
Correspondence, 1886-1910 and undated
Box 3
Financial Papers, 1819-1849
Box 4
Financial Papers, 1850-1887
Box 5
Financial Papers, 1888-1909 and undated
Box 6
Account Books, 1834-1903
Box 6
Account Books, 1894-1897
Box 7
Legal Papers, 1803-1909 and undated
Box 7
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 7

Historical Note

James Burchell Richardson was a plantation owner, of Sumter District, S.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Burchell Richardson papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The James Burchell Richardson papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1939-1940.

Processing Information

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