Collection Number: 00702-z

Collection Title: James Reeve Stuart Recollections of Christmas at Roupelmond Plantation, undated

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Abstract Consists of recollections of James Reeve Stuart (1834-1915), a member of the white Stuart and Barnwell families, of Beaufort, S.C., of his family’s antebellum plantation Roupelmond (misspelled “Ronplemonde”). “’Cousin Jimmie’ Christmas on the Plantation,” written sometime after the Civil War, contains descriptions of Stuart’s visits to Roupelmond during school vacations, including the holiday activities of both his family and the people they enslaved. Stuart mentions several enslaved people by name, including a coachman named Sam and a houseboy named Dick. Stuart notes that after the Civil War, part of the plantation was owned by people who had previously been enslaved by his family.
Creator Stuart, James R.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the James Reeve Stuart Recollections of Christmas at Roupelmond Plantation #702-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [Note: title changed in July 2020 from James R. Stuart's Cousin Jimmie Christmas on the Plantation]
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James Reeve Stuart (1834-1915) was a member of the white Stuart and Barnwell families of Beaufort, S.C., who enslaved people, including a coachman named Sam and a houseboy named Dick. Stuart’s family owned the South Carolina plantation Roupelmond, previously owned by George Roupell. After the Civil War, a large portion of Roupelmond was sold to freedmen, with another part passing to the McLeod family.

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Consists of recollections of James Reeve Stuart (1834-1915), a member of the white Stuart and Barnwell families, of Beaufort, S.C., of his family’s antebellum plantation Roupelmond (misspelled “Ronplemonde”). “’Cousin Jimmie’ Christmas on the Plantation,” written sometime after the Civil War, contains descriptions of Stuart’s visits to Roupelmond during school vacations, including the holiday activities of both his family and the people they enslaved. Stuart mentions several enslaved people by name, including a coachman named Sam and a houseboy named Dick. Stuart notes that after the Civil War, part of the plantation was owned by people who had previously been enslaved by his family.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

Conscious Editing Work by: Dawne Howard Lucas, July 2020. Updated title, abstract, subject headings, scope and content note, and historical note.

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