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Guide to the Walter Alves plantation inventory, 1807 Sept. 30

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Summary

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.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.30042
Title
Walter Alves plantation inventory
Date
1807 Sept. 30
Creator
Alves, Walter, 1768-1819
Extent
0.1 linear feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

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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Walter Alves plantation inventory, 1807 Sept. 30, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Walter Alves plantation inventory, 1807 Sept. 30
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

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

Related Material

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


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Provenance

Purchase 2009, 2009-0247

Processing Information

Processed by: Rubenstein Staff

This finding aid was derived from a MARC record using a crosswalk defined in marc2ead_section.xsl. The finding aid was generated as part of a larger project to digitize several thousand small collections housed in Section A, January 2017.

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