Gilbert Isaac Germond plantation journal
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Gilbert Isaac Germond plantation journal

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Germond, Gilbert Isaac, 1827-1905.
Title: Gilbert Isaac Germond plantation journal
Dates: 1855-1857
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (2 folder)
Identification: MS 1074

Biographical/Historical Note

Gilbert Isaac Germond (1827-1905) was born in Verbank, Dutchess County, New York. For several months during 1855 he was a sawyer for Edwin R. Alburtie of Woodstock (Steam Saw) Mills, Nassau County, Florida. From December 24, 1855, through August 5, 1857, he managed Woodville Plantation in Camden County, Georgia. He died in Jersey City, New Jersey.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of Gilbert Isaac Germond's work journal which he kept while at Woodville Plantation. In the journal, Germond describes work and life on the plantation, including turpentine and timer operations, work assignments of slaves, illnesses among slaves, construction of a new fence around the slave quarters, weather reports, construction of an ox pen, the corn harvest, potato digging, the hunting of wild hogs, and the butchering of cattle. Also included are photocopies of typewritten explanatory (Appendices A-E) about the journal prepared by George W. Buffington. The appendices include typed transcripts of illegible portions of the journal, an index of key words and names, excerpts from a history of Camden County, Georgia, an abstract from a Department of Agriculture bulletin describing turpentine-making in the 19th century, and a photocopy of a map of Florida during the Civil War and photocopy of the expedition from Fernandina to Woodstock and King's Ferry Mills, Florida, December 15-23, 1864, from Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies..., I:35, 359-360.


Index Terms

Camden County (Ga.)
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Germond, Gilbert Isaac, 1827-1905.
Journals (accounts)
Plantation life--Georgia--Camden County.
Plantations--Georgia--Camden County

Location of Originals

Original journal in the possession of Mrs. Hamilton Hicks of Chappaqua, New York, as of 1976.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Gilbert Isaac Germond plantation journal, MS 1074, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George W. Buffington, 1976.


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

 

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1Gilbert Isaac Germond work journal, 1855-1857 ( 74.0 p. )
 

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2Appendices

Appendix A: Portions of the journal, illegible on the photocopy, which have been typed from the original

Appendix B: An Index of key words, including names of persons and places, arranged chronologically

Appendix C: Excerpts from a history of Camden County, Georgia

Appendix D: Abstract from a Department of Agriculture bulletin describing turpentine-making in the nineteenth century

Appendix E: Map of Florida during the Civil War and of the expedition fro Fernandina to Woodstock and King's Ferry Mills, Florida, 1864 December 15-23, Photocopies.
From Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies... I:35, 359-360.