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Farm Journal, 1820-1835

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coverage
1820-1835
creator
Jones, Calvin, 1775-1846
date
2019-10-09T20:01:55Z
2019-10-09T20:01:55Z
2019-10-09 (issued)
description
Index of topics followed by several pages of daily entries of work done on Calvin Jones's plantations between 1820 and 1834. There are only a few entries for each year. Initially, he wrote about his plantations in Wake Forest, N.C., and later about his plantations in Tennessee. The rest of the volume is devoted to daily entries or miscellaneous jottings on various topics. Headings include Plows, Plowing, Farming Enquiries, Miscellaneous Enquiries (sic) to be made in the American Farmer, and Hogs. Jones wrote on various farming techniques as well as his own research and observations. Under Spinning and Weaving, he noted the total production of "his slaves" (the people he enslaved) for the year and wrote that he would pay a woman $60 a year to supervise them. There is also a section on overseers in that describes in detail the faults of several of his overseers and also their good qualities. He wrote about agricultural experiments with corn, tips on growing cotton, and cotton machines and equipment. Towards the end of the volume, there is a list, in another handwriting, of enslaved people held captive on E. Polk's farm. E. Polk was probably Edwin Polk, husband of Calvin's daughter Octavia Jones.
format
application/pdf
345 pages
diaries
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/95461
language
English
relation
Southern Historical Collection
Wilson Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Calvin Jones Papers (#921, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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source
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/27889
subject
Jones, Calvin, 1775-1846
Plantations--North Carolina
Slavery--United States--History--19th century
Livestock farms
Corn
Cotton growing
title
Farm Journal, 1820-1835
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