SOUTHERN HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS: PLANTATION RECORDS, 1748-1901 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1971
Personal papers of southern families, both wealthy landowners and freed slaves, provide insights into everyday life in the South before and after the Civil War. The papers include diaries, land deeds, tax receipts, correspondence, bills and invoices, newspaper clippings, school programs, handbills, almanacs, account books, and pamphlets. Topics include life on the plantations, education and student life, financial transactions, agriculture, attitudes toward slavery, religious beliefs, health concerns, Civil War battles, and travel at home and abroad.
An uncataloged guide, Southern Historical Manuscripts: Plantation Records, 1748-1901 From the Department of Archives, Louisiana State University, located in the Special Collections Office, indicates holdings.