The Resource Ledger for Berkeley Plantation, Va.,, (manuscript)

Ledger for Berkeley Plantation, Va.,, (manuscript)

Label
Ledger for Berkeley Plantation, Va.,, 1839-1877
Title
Ledger for Berkeley Plantation, Va.,
Inclusive dates
1839-1877
Title variation
Berkeley Plantation ledger
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Account and ledger book from Berkeley Plantation, Va., is divided into four sections: Berkeley Fishery, 1839-1845; Farm worker entries, 1876-1877; harvest records, 1843-1844; and accounts for the sale of corn, 1862
  • Berkeley fishery records include entries for money received and paid, workers including slave and free hands, fish caught and sold, trips made, and comments on weather and tides. Entries were made by Benjamin Harrison and Dr. John Minge. Of interest is a note concerning a trip to Washington following the death of "Uncle" William Henry Harrison
  • Harvest records, 1843-1844, contain notes on wheat thrashing and payments to hired hands. Philip Norborne Nicholas is mentioned
  • Corn accounts, 1862-1863, include entries for corn delivered to the government and to the poor house
  • Farm accounts, 1876-1877, written over the fishery accounts, record items and costs supplied farm hands and number of days worked
  • Loose in the volume are a slave pass for "Joe," n.d, signed by Martha G. Bishop; and a clipping of a poem
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Ledger for Berkeley Plantation, Va.,, (manuscript)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/vivadoc.pl?file=viu01347.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • Special Collections
Cumulative index finding aids
Summary available.
Extent
1
Note
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Byrd Fund, 1996/1997.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2618859
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2618859
  • (OCoLC)52960455
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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