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Journal, 1853 - 1861

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Scope and Content From the Collection:

This collection includes a journal of an unidentified overseer with names of enslaved people and amount of crops each person picked, including cotton, peas, corn. It also lists when and which enslaved person was sick each day, money obtained for a crop, home remedies for common illnesses, and the journey itinerary for a cargo ship.

The name Erastus R. Bishop of Petersburg, Virginia, appears several times throughout the journal, and Bishop may be the creator.

Dates: 1853 - 1861