John B. Lamar plantation book

The collection consists of a plantation book of John B. Lamar, for his plantation in Sumter County, Georgia, from 1847-1880. The book includes lists containing names of enslaved people; a diagram of crop rotation for cotton, corn, oats, and rye; a map of the plantation; an inventory of plantation items; tax accounts; and food supplies. During the Civil War, entries become less comprehensive. From 1867-1872, entries list the date, employee's name, and item charged to the account, primarily food.

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