University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Cane Brake Plantation Records



Descriptive Summary

Creator Cane Brake Plantation
Title Cane Brake Plantation Records
Dates: 1856-1858
Abstract Cane Brake Plantation was owned and operated by James Green Carson (1815-1863) until he moved across the Mississippi River to Airlie Plantation in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, around 1846. Collection is made up of record books for 1856, 1857, and 1858 that contain information about the affairs of Cane Brake Plantation in Adams County, Mississippi.
OCLC Record No. 21216811
Extent 3 volumes
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Cane Brake Plantation was owned and operated by James Green Carson (1815-1863) until he moved across the Mississippi River to Airlie Plantation in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, around 1846.


Scope and Contents

Record books for 1856, 1857, and 1858 contain information about the affairs of Cane Brake Plantation in Adams County, Mississippi. Books include a daily record of events, a daily record of cotton picked, and lists of livestock, equipment, and births and deaths of slaves entered by the overseers. The books, printed by Thomas Affleck of New Orleans, also contain contemporary advertising.


 

Arrangement

Record books arranged chronologically under topics within books.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Affleck, Thomas, 1812-1868.
Diamond, R.S.
Meek, M.H.
Williams, F. M.
Subjects
Cotton growing--Mississippi.
Plantations--Mississippi--Adams County.
Slavery--Mississippi.
Adams County (Miss.)--History--Sources.
Cane Brake Plantation (Adams County, Miss.)

Administrative Information

Cite as

Cane Brake Plantation Records, 1856-1858, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Alternate Format Available

Available on microfilm as part of Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations, Series G, from University Publications of America, 44 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Original records

box
2B177 Cane Brake Plantation Records



 

Microfilm of records

film
18,355 Series G, Part 1, Reel 11 of the Records of Antebellum Southern Plantations microfilm