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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 330 items)|
|Abstract||Bills, receipts, estate Papers, legal Papers, slave Records, and other business Papers, relating to the plantations of Thomas C., James M., and Lewis W. Perrin of Abbeville District, S.C., chiefly 1830-1862; and manuscript speeches, mostly religious lectures.|
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Almost entirely business papers of Thomas C. Perrin, James M. Perrin, and Lewis W. Perrin, centering on cotton planting, the settling of estates, legal matters, and commercial activities. Papers consist of bills, receipts, notes, bonds, indentures, contracts, subpoenas, tax returns, a few business letters, accounts, slave Records, lists of cotton raised by each slave, births and deaths of slaves, shoes and blankets given to slaves, accounts, and bills of sale.
Throughout the collection, there are estate papers relating to Alexander McDowall, Patrick McDowall, Joel Smith & Co., R. Campbell, Sanders Williams, and other, 1825-1839; Patrick McDowall, 1849, and William Chiles, 1849-1850; John McClinton, 1860-1863; and Joel Smith, 1862. Other papers include merchant and doctor bills of Patrick McDowall, 1840-1849; papers of Thomas C. Perrin, planter and president of the Greenville and Columbia Railroad, 1850-1856; Perrin's correspondence with David Rush and James W. Lyon, 1856; slave accounts and itemized bills from a shopping trip North with a list of household furnishing, clothes, linens, silver, curtains, china, etc., 1860-1863; an order, 1861, from Captain James M. Perrin to Private Lewis W. Perrin to report to Summerville; and accounts of Lewis W. Perrin with White Brothers, general merchants in Abbeville, S.C.
There are vouchers and receipts for estate accounts in bundles in Folder 7 for Patrick McDowall, John Rush, Johnetta F. Byrd, Alexander Gray, and Joel Smith & CO., and indentures, mortgages and decrees for Wardlaw, Cheatham, Richey and White. Documents concerning the affairs of James Lyon and David Rush, 1838-1864, are in Folder 8. Folder 9 consists of speeches and articles made on religious topics. Folder 10 contains three slight volumes of notes of Perrin & McGowan planation Records, 1840-1857, Perrin & Wardlaw plantation Records, 1839-1859, and irregular notes and accounts of Thomas C. Perrin.Back to Top
Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, September 1996
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top