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Guide to the Lee Family papers, 1780-1851

Summary

Delaware and Maryland residents and owners of Louisiana sugar plantation. Chiefly letters and papers of John Lee, lawyer and Federalist politician, and his brother-in-law, Outerbridge Horsey, attorney general of Delaware and U.S. senator from Delaware, relating to their joint ownership of a sugar plantation in Thibodeauville, Louisiana, 1828-1834, including a number of items from the lawsuit which ended the partnership pertaining to the management of the plantation. There is also a plantation account book (with index), dated 1829-1836, for the sugar plantation, which includes information about overseers, inventories, slave lists, debts, purchases (both slaves and land), expenses for provisioning slaves and for operations, planting and harvesting dates for crops, production totals, and crop sales, and more. Also contains a few papers of Thomas Sim Lee concerning his service as governor of Maryland, 1779-1783.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00802
Title
Lee Family papers
Date
1780-1851
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 224 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Chiefly letters and papers of John Lee, lawyer and Federalist politician, and his brother-in-law, Outerbridge Horsey, attorney general of Delaware and U.S. senator from Delaware, relating to their joint ownership of a sugar plantation in Thibodeauville, Louisiana, 1828-1834, including a number of items from the lawsuit which ended the partnership pertaining to the management of the plantation. There is also a plantation account book (with index), dated 1829-1836, for the sugar plantation, which includes information about overseers, inventories, slave lists, debts, purchases (both slaves and land), expenses for provisioning slaves and for operations, planting and harvesting dates for crops, production totals, and crop sales, and more. Also contains a few papers of Thomas Sim Lee concerning his service as governor of Maryland, 1779-1783.

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[Identification of item], Lee Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Plantation account book, 1829-1836
Box 1
Legal papers: Horsey vs. Lee
(3 folders)
Box 1
Thomas Sim Lee papers, 1780-1794
Box 1
Bills and receipts, 1833-1836
Box 1
Correspondence, 1833-1851
Box 1
Financial papers and accounts, 1834-1836
Box 1
 


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Provenance

The Lee Family papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1967.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1967

Encoded by Elizabeth Shesko, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 67-147

This collection has been given basic processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.