Alfred W. Jones collection on Southern plantations
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Alfred W. Jones collection on Southern plantations

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jones, Alfred W., 1925-1994.
Title: Alfred W. Jones collection on Southern plantations
Dates: 1803-1861
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0447

Biographical/Historical Note

The Marquis de Montalet left Saint Domingo in 1797 after a slave uprising. He bought "The Hermitage" in 1798, but relocated after the death of his wife to Sapelo Island, where he owned the plantation, "le Chatelet." Kelvin Grove plantation, located on St. Simons Island, was the location of the Battle of Bloody March. The plantation was owned by the Caters family, originally from South Carolina. Thomas Cater had one son, Benjamin Franklin Cater, who married Anne Armstrong, a niece of the Wyllys family of The Village plantation on St. Simons. Benjamin and Ann had a daughter, Ann, who married James P. Postell. No information is available on Magnolia Plantation.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of various items relating to people and plantations in Georgia. Included are a promissory note from Marquis de Montalet on Sapelo Island; another, a plantation book from Kelvin Grove, the plantation of James P. Postell on St. Simons Island, containing an allowance list, list of field hands, statement of stock, "Catalogue of Eggs - Names from Wilson's American Ornithology," and daily work schedules; and one page of a work schedule from Magnolia Place, location unknown (possibly South Carolina), including an entry for June 13 of a prayer in observance of the day set aside for fasting and prayer by President Jefferson Davis, CSA. The locations of originals of the photostats in this collection are unknown.


Index Terms

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.
Eggs.
Jones, Alfred W., 1925-1994.
Plantation life--Georgia--Saint Simons Island.
Plantation life--South Carolina.
Prayers.
Promissory notes.
Schedules (time plans)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Alfred W. Jones collection on Southern plantations, MS 447, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alfred W. Jones, 1974.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 
Item 1: Promissory note, Marquis de Montalet to Ralph Clay, 1803 January 13 ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 2: Kelvin Grove Plantation Book, 1853 January-December ( 25.0 p. )
Contains allowance list, list of field hands, statement of stock, "Catalogue of Eggs - Names from Wilson's American Ornithology," and daily work schedules. Negative photostat.
 
Item 3: Work schedule, Magnolia Place, 1861 June 10-14 ( 1.0 p. )
The entry for June 13 is a prayer in observance of the day set aside for fasting and prayer by President Jefferson Davis, CSA. Positive photostat.