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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)|
|Abstract||Douglas Watson Porter was a Morgan County, Ga., planter. His wife was Annabella Burwell Dawson Watson (1785-1835). These papers are chiefly bills, receipts, estate inventories, and other financial papers of the Porter family and their plantation, presumably Poplar Grove, 1819-1823. Also included is a letter, 20 April 1862, from Otis Smith while serving in the Confederate Army near Richmond, Va.|
|Creator||Porter, Douglas Watson, 1786-1823.|
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Douglas Watson Porter (1786-1823) was a Morgan County, Ga., planter. His wife was Annabella Burwell Dawson Watson (1785-1835).Back to Top
Financial records, 1819-1834, relating to the Porter family of Morgan County, Georgia, and their agricultural enterprises, presumably centering on a plantation called Poplar Grove. Records consist of bills for household and agricultural supplies and receipts, chiefly for the sale of cotton and corn; and inventories, deeds, and other legal and financial items, relating chiefly to Douglas Watson Porter and his wife, Annabella Burwell Dawson Porter. William Porter appears often in the other items.
One letter is included. It is from Otis [D.?] Smith, a Confederate soldier, and is dated 20 April 1862. It describes a train accident, recent encounters with Union forces, and other experiences near Richmond. The writing is very faint, but, for the most part, legible.Back to Top
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