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The Florida Historical Society   435 Brevard Ave., Cocoa FL 32922, ph 321-690-1971

El Destino Plantation Papers 1786-1938

GUIDE TO THE

EL DESTINO PLANTATION

PAPERS

1786-1938

Mss. Collection #2001-02

CALL NUMBER:   MSS 2001-02

RECORD GROUP NUMBER:   Records

CREATOR:   El Destino Plantation

TITLE:   Records

DATES:   1786-1938

VOLUME:   4 document boxes (1.5 cubic feet)

MEDIUM:

RESTRICTION ON ACCESS NOTE:

PROCESSING STATUS AND CONDITION:   All the documents are encapsulated. Most of the collection is in pretty good condition. However, a few of the earlier documents were repaired with cellophane tape. For continuing preservation, the tape should be removed.

TERMS GOVERNING USE AND REPRODUCTION NOTE:   Any reproduction of this material must first be approved by archivist.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE:   El Destino was first owned by John Nuttall, a wealthy resident of Virginia and then later North Carolina. He presumably purchased it as a frontier speculation in 1828. In that same year, John sent his son, William B. Nuttall, to operate the plantation. He took with him fifty-two slaves, thirty-two of whom were rated as working hands. Those slaves were property of John and James, another son of John’s. The profits from the plantation were to be divided between the father and two sons. John died a few years later, and in 1832, William B. Nuttall bought El Destino from his father’s estate for $17,000. Besides being a plantation owner, William also had a law office in Tallahassee and was a speculator in Florida lands and bank stocks. On June 20, 1832, William married Mary Wallace Savage, a Savannah heiress who had fifty-four slaves and some other property. They had a daughter, Mary Savage Nuttall, together. However, William died on April 20, 1836 from apoplexy. Before her husband died, Mary Nuttall inherited some more property from an uncle, William Savage. She took it in the form of about eighty slaves. To employ these slaves, Hector Braden, a friend of William’s, sold Mary a plantation six miles north of El Destino. Its name was Chemonie. On May 18, 1840, she married George Noble Jones of Savannah. He bought El Destino and all but one slave from the Nuttall estate.

Noble Jones crossed the Atlantic with Oglethorpe. He was a volunteer colonist of some substance. He settled a plantation called Wormsloe, near Savannah. His son, Wimberly Jones and his grandson, Dr. George Jones maintained the prestige and enhanced the family fortune by marrying heiresses. Dr. George Jones took as his second wife, Sarah Fenwick, widow of Macartan Campbell who had sprung from a mercantile family of Charleston but who in later life was a wealthy citizen of Augusta, Georgia. In addition, Noble Wimberly Jones, son of Dr. George Jones and his first wife, married Sarah Campbell, one of the daughters of Macartan Campbell and Sarah Fenwick, who was thus his stepsister. In 1811, George Noble Jones was born to Noble and Sarah. George Noble Jones married Mary Wallace Savage Nuttall at the age of twenty-nine. By the time he was married, he was already well versed in plantation management. He helped manage a plantation in Jefferson County, Georgia which his mother and two aunts owned. In due course, Jones not only inherited a share of this plantation but also in considerable wharf and mercantile property in Savannah, bank stock and other investments, and a cottage in Newport, Rhode Island. He spent most of his time in Rhode Island and in Savannah. He would occasionally visit El Destino, Chemonie, and the Georgia plantation. After the close of the Civil War, he took up residence on El Destino. To George Noble Jones and Mary were born four children, George Fenwick, Wallace Savage, Sarah Campbell (who renamed herself Lillie Noble instead), and Noble Wimberly. George Fenwick is the only one to have married out of the four children. He married Anna Wylly Habersham in 1871 and died in 1876. He left three children, George Noble (the one who gave the Society the collection), Josephine (the late Mrs. J.A. Crisfield), and Mary Savage (the late Mrs. Clarence G. Anderson Jr.).

SUMMARY AND SCOPE NOTE:  The collection provides vital business documents from 1786 until 1903, legal documents and personal correspondence as well as plantation journals.

There are four boxes. Box I contains 40 folders mainly dealing with business documents. Box II contains 34 folders encompassing correspondence. Box III contains 40 folders dealing with legal documents, operating papers (including lists of slaves), and various correspondence relating to the collection itself and Box IV contains the plantation journals for El Destino and Chemonie There are two oversized items that are in the map case. One is a journal for the year 1862-1865, and the other is a miscellaneous document from Box III. There is also a seven-page paper about El Destino in the filing cabinet upstairs under Plantations – Jefferson County. This paper was written by the WPA.

Many of the business documents were written to or from prominent people in the Tallahassee area. Some of those people were John Gamble, O.H. Gadsden, Catherine Murat, the wife of Prince Murat, Thomas P. Chaires, H.L. Rutgers, and Hector Braden. Hector Braden who assumed control of the plantation in Mrs. Nuttall’s behalf and is the brother of the builder of Braden Castle has many letters in the Collection. In many of the letters and especially in the journals there are lists of slaves and references to their well-being. The journals give a detailed description of purchases of clothing, food and other items for slaves and the day-to-day activities on the plantation. Many of the journals were written by Jonathan Roberson, the plantation’s overseer.

ORGANIZATION NOTE:  Chronological

FINDING AID NOTE:  There is a document-by-document finding guide.

ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL FORM AVAILABLE:

LOCATION OF ORIGINALS NOTE:   Florida Plantation Records edited by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips and James David Glunt; the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis; the Georgia Historical Society in Savannah; and Rhode Island.

LANGUAGE NOTE:   The collection is mainly in English except for three documents. One is in Spanish, and the other two are in French.

PROVENANCE NOTE:   Donated January 1928 by George Noble Jones of Savannah, Georgia. The George Noble Jones Papers have gone on a whirlwind tour of the United States. In 1919, George Noble Jones, the grandson of the George Noble Jones in these records, sold El Destino. The new owner was supposed to take care of the papers until Jones removed them. However, in 1924 a group of Tallahassee antique hunters encountered the papers and one of them told Dr. James O. Knauss, Professor of European History in the Florida Woman’s College at Tallahassee. He went to the plantation to verify his source. He then contacted Jones and asked if he could take the papers and examine them. Jones said yes, but when Dr. Knauss went back to get the papers most of them were gone. The papers that he did find he put in the care of Mr. J.C. Yonge, the editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly. The papers that were missing which included the plantation journals were found later on. The manager’s wife of El Destino had sold them to a stamp dealer in New Jersey. The woman had thought that they were of great value because of Dr. Knauss’ visit. The stamp dealer then sold them to a Michigan dealer in manuscripts. The Michigan dealer then sold them to the Missouri Historical Society of St. Louis. When the Florida State Historical Society found the papers, the Missouri Historical Society wanted to publish them, but the Florida State Historical Society also wanted to publish them. So the Florida State Historical Society contacted George Noble Jones, and he claimed them as his property which had been removed without his knowledge or consent. Jones then made gifts out of his grandfather’s manuscripts. The Missouri Historical Society at St. Louis got the papers that were printed in the book, Florida Plantation Records edited by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of American History in the University of Michigan and James David Glunt, A.M., Instructor in History in the University of Florida. The Florida Historical Society acquired some of the papers in 1928 that dealt with the affairs in Florida. The Georgia Historical Society at Savannah acquired the remainder of the papers, which chiefly dealt with affairs in Georgia.

EL DESTINO PLANTATION COLLECTION

BOX 1 : Business Documents

1795                Bill from Thomas Henderson to Colonel Jonathan Rhea for medical services rendered to Rhea and a number of Negroes. Last date given is November 13, 1795. Covers the period 1768-1795. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Itemizes treatments, drugs, and so forth.Repaired with cellophane tape.

1816                Indenture between John Eppinger and George Jones. Dated “District of Georgia,” April 2, 1816. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to sale of 1,000 acres of land known as “DeanForest” to Jones.

1816                Receipt for payment of N.W. Jones’ taxes. Dated June 17, 1816.1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1828                “List of Negroes sent to Florida.” Dated March 1, 1828. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. In the handwriting of John Nuttall.

1828                Indenture from John Moore and wife to William B. Nuttall. Dated Leon County, June 4, 1828. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to sale of lands.

1828                Agreement between John Nuttall, James Nuttall, and William B. Nuttall. Dated September 18, 1828. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Sets down arrangements for the operation of El Destino Plantation. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1828                Wrapper from a lease between Sarah Jones and John Finn. Probably October, 1828. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Mentions terms of lease.

1831                Receipt for $51 from William B. Nuttall, signed “Saml.” Dated February 23, 1831. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Most of the signature torn away.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1832                                <!–[endif]–>Promissory note from James O’Connell to E. Campbell for $25. Dated Augusta, January 30, 1832. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1832                Promissory note from James O’Connell to E. Campbell for $33.33. Dated Augusta, January 30, 1832. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1833                Copy of a grant of Indian land to Sarah Jones by the State of Georgia. Dated February 26, 1833. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1833                Copy of account of William B. Nuttall with James Hamilton & Son. Dated New York, July 16, 1833. Covers 1831-1833. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1833                Note relating to a 1788 land grant to A. Feors. Dated April 1, 1833. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1833                Promissory note from William B. Nuttall and H. Braden to Nehemiah Tilton. Dated June 1, 1833. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1834                Copy of a promissory note from W.B. Nuttall to J.C. Prioleau. Dated El Destino, February 5, 1834. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1834                Note from William B. Nuttall to the Union Bank of Florida for shares of the Bank’s stock. Dated March 1, 1834. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1834                Indenture between William B. Nuttall and the Union Bank of Florida pledging land and slaves as security for a loan of $27,600. Dated March 1, 1834. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1834                Another indenture, as above, for $15,500. Dated November 22, 1834. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1834                Agreement between William B. Nuttall and Edward Footman. Dated December 15, 1834. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to a land deal. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1835                Indenture between William B. Nuttall and the Union Bank of Florida pledging slaves as security for a loan. Dated January 24, 1835. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1835                Another indenture, as above. Dated January 24, 1835. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1835                Another indenture, as above. Dated May 21, 1835. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Bears stamped seal on page 3.

1835                A copy of the above indenture. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1835                Account of William B. Nuttall with James Hamilton & Son. Dated New York, November 3, 1835. Covers 1833-1835. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1835                Agreement between W.B. Nuttall and James Hamilton & Son relative to Nuttall’s 1836 cotton crop. Dated December 22, 1835. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1836                Protest of a bill for non-payment. Dated New York, January 27, 1836. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1836                Receipt to W.B. Nuttall from T.P. Chaires for $1,000. Dated Tallahassee, February 16, 1836. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1836                Power of attorney from Sarah Jones to George Jones Jr. Dated January 15, 1836. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1837                Bill for $15.50 due to W.T. Carroll for services in a lawsuit. Dated January, 1837. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1838                Indenture between Mary Nuttall and the Union Bank of Florida pledging land and slaves as security for a loan. Dated April 10, 1838. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1838                Account of Mary Nuttall with Hector Braden. Dated June 5, 1838. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1839                “Estate of William B. Nuttall.” Last date given is June 1, 1839. Covers 1837-1839. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1839                Account of M.W. Nuttall with Hamilton & Co. Dated New York, July 10, 1839. Covers 1838-1839. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1840                “Estate of W.B. Nuttall.” Dated April 18, 1840. Covers 1839-1840. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1840                “Estate of W.B. Nuttall Decd.” Dated April 18, 1840. Certified a true copy June 10, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1840                Bill of lading. Dated New York, October 28, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Covering letter from A. Bininger & Co. on blank leaf of printed bill of lading form.

1841                “Mr. Jones’ account rendered by H.W. Braden.” Dated March 15, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1841                Receipt for $5,000 paid by George Jones to H.W. Braden. Dated Tallahassee, March 27, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1841                Copy of George Jones’ promissory note to H.W. Braden with a long explanatory memorandum on the back. Dated Tallahassee, March 27, 1841. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Account of Mary Nuttall with Hector W. Braden. Dated April 1, 1841. Covers 1840-1841. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1841                Notice of protest of a note for $124 for non-payment. Dated Savannah, July 3, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1841                Copy of a receipt from the Union Bank to George Jones as W.B. Nuttall’s executor. Dated Tallahassee, October 25, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1842                Note from George Jones to the cashier of the Union Bank directing that Robert White be paid $100. Dated Tallahassee, February 22, 1842. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Four cuts forming a cross appear in the lower r.h. corner.

1842                Check for $73.50 from George Jones to T. & R. Heyward drawn on the Union Bank of Florida. Dated Tallahassee, March 3, 1842. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed check form with “Central Bank of Florida” printed thereon. “Central” has been crossed out and “Union” written in. On r.h. side are four cuts forming a cross.

1842                Account sheet labeled “Estate of William B. Nuttall to H.W. Braden.” Dated March 29, 1842. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to Braden’s acting as agent for selling some tracts of land belonging to Nuttall.

1842                Account of Hector W. Braden to Mary Jones. Dated April 1, 1842. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Portion of top centerfold torn away with loss of text. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1842                Account of Hector W. Braden to Mary Jones for use of money. Dated April 1, 1842. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1842                Account of the estate of William B. Nuttall in account with George Jones and Mary W. Jones. Dated April 9, 1842. Covers 1841-1842. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1843                Letter from Dennis Paschall to George Jones. Dated September 26, 1843. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Settlement of the Estate of John Nuttall with the Estate of William B. Nuttall.

1844                Itemized list of charges settled with L.H. Branch. Dated June 12, 1844.1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1846                Receipt from A.A. Fisher to George Noble Jones for payment of his county and state taxes. Dated Chemoonie, 1846. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1846                Bill for medicine and soap. Dated Tallahassee, April 15, 1846. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1846                Account of money due to Mary Jones from Hector W. Braden. Dated April, 1846. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1846                Receipt from A.E. Maxwell to George Jones for payment for carriage horses. Dated Tallahassee, December 12, 1846. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1846                Receipt from J.D. Edwards to George Jones for payment for 2 yoke of oxen. Dated Jefferson County, December 23, 1846. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1848                Account of George Jones with Brody & Pettes. Last date given is April 15, 1848. Covers 1847-1848. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1848                Agreement between George Jones and his lawyer, Robert White. Dated May 1, 1848. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1849                Itemized bill of George Jones for purchase of drugs and condiments from A.A. Solomons. Dated Savannah, January 1, 1849. Covers 1848. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1849                Itemized account of Mrs. George Jones with M. Prendergast & Co. in Savannah. Last date given is November 20, 1849. Covers 1849. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Items are mostly textiles and related goods (buttons, etc.).

1850                Itemized bill from James Gamble to George Jones, mostly for dry goods, for 1849. Settled May 19, 1850. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1850                Bill from John Moore to George Jones for purchase of goods. Dated New York, December 24, 1850. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Account of R.H. Gairdner with John Barnes. Dated Augusta, May 1, 1852. Covers 1851-1852. 8 sheets; 14 pages of writing.

1852                Account of S.F. Gairdner’s trustees and Mary Jones with R.H. Gairdner. Dated Augusta, June 10, 1852. Covers 1851-1852. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1852                Account of George Jones with P.L. & E.L. Levy. Dated New Orleans, July 1, 1852. Covers 1851. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Bill for purchase of a dog. Dated July 24, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Bill for a selection of ladies hats, caps, and bonnets bought from B. Long of New York. Dated Newport, August 26, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Request from J.P. Billingsley that George Jones pay T. Turnbull $62.20. Dated October 5, 1852. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1852                Receipt from D.H. Slaton to John Evans for payment for goods. Dated November 2, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1852                Itemized receipt from Mr. Roach to Jesse Whatley for payment for goods and services. Dated November 10, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Itemized receipt from Towle and Myers to George Jones certifying payment for goods and services. Dated December 27, 1852. Covers 1850-1851. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1853                Itemized receipt from A.R. Wright to George Jones certifying payment for goods. Dated January 3, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1853                Receipt from Jesse Whatley to George Jones for his wages for 1852. Dated Jefferson County, January 10, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1853                Bill of lading for a shipment of cotton. Dated Newport, November 2, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1854                Receipt from Berry & Rowles to George Jones certifying payment for supplies. Dated January 21, 1854. Covers 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Bill of lading from Beard & Denham for a shipment of cotton. Dated St. Marks, February 6, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Receipt from I. Elliot to George Jones for payment for bricks. Dated February 28, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Bill for tobacco and bottle of Worcestershire sauce from B.C. Lewis to George Jones. Dated Tallahassee, March 29, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Account of George Jones with McNaught & Ormond. Dated April 19, 1854. Covers 1853-1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1854                Note promising delivery of sweet potatoes from George Jones to Catherine Murat. Dated Jefferson County, April 16, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, April 21, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to cotton shipments.

1854                Promissory note from George Jones to Catherine Murat. Dated Jefferson County, May 20, 1854. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Order on back directing that the note be paid to R.W. White. Note is signed by Catherine Murat and countersigned by White.

1854                Bill from Webster & Palmes to George Jones for syrup, tobacco, and sash weights. Dated Savannah, May 23, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1854                Invoice for a shipment of rope to George Jones. Dated September 30, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Bill of lading from Beard & Denham for a shipment of cotton. Dated St. Marks, November 29, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form. Portion missing with loss of text.

1854                Invoice for 25 ploughs shipped to George Jones. Dated New York, December 8, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1855                Account of George Jones with McNaught & Ormond. Dated April 7, 1855. Covers 1854-1855. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1855                Receipt from Joshua Holt to John Evans for a mule. Dated March 7, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1855                Account of George Jones with John W. Argyle. Dated March 22, 1855. Covers 1854. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1855                Receipt from Morgan Granling to George Jones for fixing a cart and wagon. Received payment June 11, 1855. Covers 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1855                Account of George Jones with McNaught & Ormond. Dated Newport, Florida, December 12, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1855                Notice of arrival of a cargo of goods from McNaught & Ormond. Dated Newport, December 17, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Account of George Jones with D.E. Hull. Dated Tallahassee, January 1, 1856. Covers 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1856                Order by George Jones that John Evans be paid $38.12. Dated Leon County, January 15, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1856                Shipping receipt for 7 bales of cotton by the Tallahassee Railroad Depot. Dated Tallahassee, January 19, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Portion of a shipping certificate of the Tallahassee Railroad Depot. Dated Tallahassee, January 21, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Receipt for goods shipped to George Jones. Dated Newport, February 21, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Receipt from McNaught & Ormond to George Noble Jones for 1 bale of blankets. Dated Newport, April 7, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Bill for a 5-year’s subscription to the FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL. Dated Tallahassee, April 10, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Itemized receipt from B.C. Lewis (curator of John W. Argyle’s estate) to George Jones certifying payment for goods. Dated April 12, 1856. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1856                Note stating that the writer and his crew had cut a certain amount of wood on the land of George Jones. Dated Ocilla River, May 2, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1856                Account of Alfred Cuthbert. Dated June 18, 1856. Covers 1851-1854. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1856                Account of George Jones with James Hammond. Dated October 31, 1856. Covers 1855. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1856                Receipt for George Jones’ state and county taxes. Dated November 29, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1857                Itemized receipt from T. Turnbull to George Jones. Dated January 3, 1857. Covers 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1857                Itemized receipt from William Slusser to George Jones. Dated January 6, 1857. Covers 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1857                Itemized receipt from Hopkins & McGinness to George Jones. Dated January 6, 1857. Covers 1855-1856. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1857                Receipt for 7 bales of cotton from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, Florida, January 30, 1857. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1857                Bill of lading from Beard & Denham for a cotton shipment. Dated St. Marks, February 16, 1857. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1857                Account of George Jones with McNaught & Ormond. Dated Newport, Florida, February 28, 857. Covers 1856-1857. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1857                Bill from T. Hayward to George Jones. Dated Tallahassee, March 19, 1857. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1857                Account of George Jones with G. Parkhill. Dated March 26, 1857. Covers 1856-early 1857. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1858                Receipt (in Spanish?). Dated November (?) 13, 1858. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1859                Account of Edward Bradford with the estate of Henry Bradford. Dated 1859. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1860                Account of George Jones with Habersham & Sons for sale of cotton. Dated Savannah, January 31, 1860. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1860                Account of George Jones with Habersham & Sons for sale of cotton. Dated Savannah, January 31, 1860. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1860                Account of George Jones with R. Habersham & Sons. Dated Savannah, May 12, 1860. Covers 1859-1860. 4 sheets folded; 14 pages of writing.

1860                Account of George Jones with Habersham & Sons for sale of cotton. Dated Savannah, November 29, 1860. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1861                Account of George Jones with Smallwood and Easler. Dated New York, March 16, 1861. Covers 1860-early 1861. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1863                Statement of goods (mostly foodstuffs) shipped to George Jones. Covers period April-October, 1863. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1864                Pedigree of a bull. Dated “West Farms,” November 16, 1864. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1865                Bill of sale for a mare to George Jones from Lee & Co. Dated Jefferson County, January 24, 1865. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1865                Copy of a voucher for $125 from the U.S. Army to George Jones for rental of a building as officer’s quarters. Dated Savannah, November 29, 1865. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1867                Bill from Lathrop & Co. to George Jones. Dated Savannah, March 1, 1867. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1867                Itemized receipt from Lathrop & Co. to George Jones with a 2-cent stamp on the paper. Dated Savannah, April 11, 1867. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1867                Bill from Lathrop & Co. to George Jones. Dated Savannah, April 11, 1867. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1870                List of names, probably of workers. On back is list of “Meat taken up by hands since 1st Jany, 1870.” In pencil. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1871                Invoice for an “Eagle” cotton gin shipped to G. Noble Jones. Dated Bridgewater, Mass., August 12, 1871. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1871                Receipt from William P. Slusser to George Noble Jones. Dated December 12, 1871. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1872                Bill from Crawford & Lovell to George N. Jones. Lists hardware purchases. Dated Savannah, February 1, 1872. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1873                Agreement between G. Noble Jones and John Pride for rental of land. Dated Jefferson County, January 15, 1873. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1873                Account of G. Noble Jones’ receipts and expenditures. Covers November 1, 1872 to March 31, 1873. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1874                Agreement between G. Noble Jones and Barack Nellycliff for the sale of a mule. Dated January 3, 1874. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1874                Agreement between G. Noble Jones and John Pride for the cultivation of Jones’ plantation. Dated February 16, 1874. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Also, an attached printed form-certifying registration of the document with the Circuit Court, Jefferson County. Dated March 2, 1874. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1874                Bill of lading from Atlantic & Gulf Freight Line for a sack of grain (with terms and route of shipment). Dated New York, October 15, 1874. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1875                Bill for a keg of nails from Crawford & Lovell to G. Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, January 29, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1875                Itemized bill for goods from Ordinary Chatham Co. to G. Noble Jones and Alfred Cuthbert. Dated Savannah, December 4, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1877                Statement of the account of the estate of G.N. Jones. Covers January-April, 1877. 4 sheets; 7 pages of writing.

1877                Statement of account of the estate of G.N. Jones. Covers August, 1877. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1877                Bill of lading for the Savannah East Freight Line (Savannah is written in over Fernandina). Dated Lloyd, Florida, September 25, 1877. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1877                Account of sales of cotton for the estate of G.N. Jones from Habersham & Sons. Dated Savannah, December 19, 1877. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1878                Account of the estate of G.N. Jones from Little & Co. Dated January 17, 1878. Covers November, 1877. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1878                Account of George Noble Jones with Robert Habersham, Son & Co. Dated Savannah, January 24, 1878. Covers November-January, 1877-1878. 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Torn down the middle so there are two sheets instead of one sheet folded.

1878                Account of George Noble Jones with Robert Habersham, Son & Co. Dated Savannah, January 24, 1878. Covers same period. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1878                Receipt from a Mr. Brevard to Wallace Jones. Dated Tallahassee, February 2, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1878                Agreement between W.A. and Annie Willy and W.S. Jones. Relates to sale of land. Dated Jefferson County, February 12, 1878. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1878                Itemized bill from Little & Co. to the estate of G. Noble Jones. Dated Louisville, Georgia, July 1, 1878. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1878                Account of cotton sales for G. Noble Jones’ estate with Habersham & Sons. Dated Savannah, November 22, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1878                Account of cotton sales for G. Noble Jones’ estate with Habersham & Sons. Dated Savannah, December 9, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1878                Receipt for cotton shipment from the Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile Railroad. Dated Lloyd, December 16, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1879                Check for $30. Dated Bailey’s Mills, Florida, February 24, 1879. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1879                Itemized bill from Little & Co. to the estate of G.N. Jones. Dated June 2, 1879. 2 sheets; 3 pages of writing. Printed form.

1879                Agreement between Wallace and Noble W. Jones and M.L. Brewer. Hires Brewer to serve as a miller at their mill. Dated July 14, 1879. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1879                Itemized bill from Little & Co. to the estate of G.N. Jones. Dated Louisville, Georgia, August 1, 1879. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1879                Same, as above. Dated September 1, 1879. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Printed form.

1879                Same, as above. Dated October 1, 1879. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1879                Same, as above. Dated November 1, 1879. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1879                Account of cotton sales with R. Habersham, Son & Co. Dated Savannah, November 29, 1879. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1882                Receipt from Andrew Hanley. Dated Savannah, September 30, 1882. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1883                Receipt from Florida Coastal and Western Railroad Co. Dated Lloyd, May 10, 1883. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1903                Lease for some land between G. Noble Jones and F.G. Parnell and Allen Howard. Dated McIntosh County, Georgia, December 24, 1903. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form. 2 stamped seals of the County Court.

Undated           Memo relating to Nuttall’s estate. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Undated           Account sheet for cotton. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Undated           Document relating to monies received by H.W. Braden for Mary Jones. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

Undated           Document labeled “Proposals and specifications for building a store in Augusta.” 2 sheets; 5 pages of writing.

Undated           Sketch labeled “Plan of Augusta lots.” 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           Note relating to Nuttall’s estate’s finances. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Undated           Fragment of a list. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Split along seams.

Undated           Document relating to locations of El Destino lands. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           Document relating to dealings in land. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           Instructions for going from Savannah to Tallahassee. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. In pencil.

Undated           Note from T. Balzett relating to drafts received from H.W. Braden. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

BOX 2: Correspondence

1829                Copies of three letters. 1st from Alexander Telfair to Major Babcock, U.S. Engineers. Dated Savannah, March 28, 1829. Relates to purchase of Cockspur Island by the U.S. for a military post. 1 page of writing. 2nd from Telfair to E. Hamilton. Dated Savannah, May 6, 1829. Relates to the 1760 grant of Cockspur Island. 2/3 page of writing. 3rd from Telfair to Colonel I.A. Cobb. Dated Savannah, June 3, 1829. Relates to the deed for some land. 1/3 page of writing. All together, 1 sheet, 2 pages of writing.

1833                Letter from J. Hamilton (?) to William B. Nuttall. Relates to the affairs of Mrs. Burgess (?). Dated New York, April 25, 1833. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Portions of edge torn away with some loss of text.

1833                Letter from William B. Nuttall to his wife, Mary. Refers to anxiety over her trip, death of her aunt, exchange of slaves with his brother, business at Jackson Court and with Mrs. Hawkins. Dated Tallahassee, December 7, 1833. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1834                Letter from A. Nuttall to William B. Nuttall. Expresses displeasure with the business conducted with William and threatens to seek legal recourse if necessary. Refers to the “discontent of the Negroes.” Dated Level Green, July 25, 1834. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1836                Letter from H.W. Braden to Mrs. Mary Savage. Reports the death of W.B. Nuttall. Also mentions state of Nuttall’s property. Dated Tallahassee, April 22, 1836. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1836                Letter from H.W. Braden to Mrs. Mary Nuttall. Mentions the danger from Indians (Creek and Seminole); discusses debts, and business affairs of the Nuttall estate. Dated Tallahassee, June 6, 1836. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1837                Letter from H.W. Braden to Mrs. Mary Nuttall. Reports on the state of her plantation and upon his projected travels. Dated “Clifford near Tallahassee,” a note on the back giving the date as 1837. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1838                Letter from H.W. Braden to Lewis Webb. Discusses Nuttall’s estate. Dated Tallahassee, February 6, 1838. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. On page 3 is a note from John Parkhill to Lewis Webb. Dated Tallahassee, February 5, 1838. Testifies to reliability of Braden. Page 3 is somewhat disintegrated with some loss of text.

1839                Letter from O.H. Gadsden to H.W. Braden. Transmits to Braden, serving as Mrs. Nuttall’s agent, a bill for lumber used in the construction of her house at El Destino. Also reports that some land in which she expressed an interest is for sale, giving term. Mentions Union Bank stock. Dated December 18, 1839.1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1839                Letter from H.W. Braden to Mary Nuttall. Reports of his handling of her affairs. Mentions possibilities for sale of some of her slaves. Mentions also Union Bank. Dated Clifford, December 23, 1839.

1840                Letter from H.W. Braden to Mary Nuttall. Relates to collection of a debt owed to the Nuttall estate. Reports on the unlikelihood of reimbursement for losses of cattle to Indian raids. Also reports on the “New plantation,” Chemonie. Discusses political and social life in Tallahassee. Dated Clifford, January 26, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1840                Letter probably from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Relates to Mary Nuttall Jones’ property and debts, with much on the Union Bank. Dated Tallahassee, August 16, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. See next item.

1840                Letter from George Jones to H.W. Braden. Refers to Braden’s letter of August 16, which seems almost certainly to be the one proceeding this. Relates to the Florida estates and liabilities. Also reports on the “great Bunker Hill Convention.” Dated Boston, September 10, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1840                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Reports crop losses due to caterpillars. Dated Tallahassee, October 11, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1840                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Relates to crops on the Florida estates and financial conditions in Florida. Dated Savannah, November 26, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1840                Letter from W. Crabtree to George Jones. Crabtree is president of the S.O.& A., Canal Co. The letter is a request for payment with a statement of Jones’ account with the company. Dated Savannah, December 3, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1840                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Mentions the death of Mrs. Savage, danger from Indian attacks, and a difficulty in communication. Mentions Jones as coming to Florida. Dated Tallahassee, December 21, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from George Jones to H.W. Braden. Requests information as to purchase of land from Mrs. Jones two years before by Major Ward. Beneath Jones’ letter, Braden has written a reply in pencil. Dated El Destino, January 1, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from George Jones to W.H. Brackenborough. Relates to financial arrangements between W.B. Nuttall and his wife, now Mrs. Jones. Sums up the condition of Nuttall’s estate and requests Brackenborough’s services in “winding it up.” Dated El Destino, March 4, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from J. Hanfield (?) to George Jones. Relates to a debt. Dated Middletown, March 17, 1841. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter to R. Habersham & Son. Relates to reduction of a bank debt. The letter is probably from George Jones. Dated Jefferson County, March 23, 1841. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Discusses proposition to release the stock upon some slaves. Dated March, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from George Jones to William H. Brackenborough. Relates to the estate of Nuttall. Dated Monticello, April 7, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from Perry A. Barrington to George Jones. Reports on the El Destino cotton crop and the health of the slaves. Dated El Destino, June 11, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from R.L. Gamble to George Jones. Relates to obtaining certificates of patent from the Land Office. Dated Washington City, July 2, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from George Jones to R.L. Gamble. (?). Relates to certificates of patent from the General Land Office. Dated Newport, July 8, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from E.M. Huntington to R.L. Gamble. Transmits certificates of patent from the Land Office. Dated General Land Office, July 16, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from Cammam, Whitehouse & Co. to George Jones. Relates to Jones’ order to purchase “Florida Funds.” Dated New York, July 21, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from J.H. Randolph to George Jones. Requests Jones to pay a bill for medical care for his slaves. Dated Tallahassee, July 27, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from J. Clark & Son to Mrs. Jones. Requests that she remit payment on her account. Dated Boston, August 10, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Reports on his relatives, yellow fever, and various deaths. Mentions yellow fever epidemic in St. Josephs. Also reports on health of plantation personnel and crop conditions. Dated Clifford, August 11, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Discusses a claim against Nuttall’s estate by Martin Hardin (?). Also reports on the health situation, mentioning yellow fever at Port Leon. Reports on the status of the plantation. Piece missing from page 3 with some loss of text. Dated Clifford, August 18, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from Cammam, Whitehouse & Co. to George Jones transmitting the following copy. Dated New York, September 7, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Copy of a letter from Cammam, Whitehouse & Co. to J.G. Gamble (President of the Union Bank). Transmits 5 certificates of deposit for George Jones. Dated New York, September 7, 1841. 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from Cammam, Whitehouse & Co. to George Jones. Relates to financial affairs; mentions Union Bank. Dated New York, September 9, 1841. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from William Perry to Mary Jones. Reports the death of  “Brother Thomas,” various illnesses, and the cotton crop. Addresses her as “Dear Mistis.” Dated Tallahassee, September 23, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from H.L. Rutgers to George Jones. Transmits a statement which appears on page 3 of the sheet. Dated “Union Bank of Florida,” Tallahassee, October 25, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from R.E. Cunningham to George Jones. Relates to Cunningham selling some land. Dated November 9, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from J. Mansfield to George Jones. Relates to a receipt from Mrs. Eliza Jones. Dated Fort Pulaski, December 15, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1842                Letter from George Jones to H.W. Braden. Relates to the transfer of one of Jones’ notes from Braden to another party with possible inconvenience and loss for Jones. Dated El Destino, March 20, 1842. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1842                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Gives Braden’s side in the controversy over the transfer of the above note and presents claims for payment for services. A note in the margin signed “G.J.” tells the arrangement reached. Dated Tallahassee, March 22, 1842. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1842                Letter from G. Jones to John G. Gamble. Relates to Jones’ notes to the Union Banks. Dated April 9, 1842. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Some damage with a slight loss of text.

1844                Portion of a letter to the President of the Union Bank of Florida. Relates to a claim on the Bank. Dated Savannah, June 1, 1844. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Parts torn away with loss of text.

1844                Letter from W. Brackenborough to George Jones. Reports on Jones’ cases with Braden. Dated Tallahassee, November 17, 1844. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape. Large portions of page 3 missing with considerable loss of text.

1845                Letter from N.J. Douglas to George Jones. A copy of Douglas’ opinion in the case of Braden vs. Jones & wife, administrators of Nuttall’s estate. Dated Tallahassee, January 24, 1845. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1845                Letter from Braden’s attorneys to W.H. Brackenborough as attorney for George Jones. Relates to the above-mentioned case. Notes by Brackenborough on back. Dated Tallahassee, March 15, 1845. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1845                Letter from Braden’s lawyers to W.H. Brackenborough as attorney for George Jones. Relates to the above case. Dated Tallahassee, July 9, 1845. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1847                Letter from Parkhill to George Jones. Relates to business affairs. Dated Tuscaurila, January 8, 1847. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1848                Letter from Bolling Baker to George Jones. Sends a copy of Eppes’ deed (included). Dated Quincy, February 15, 1848. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1848                Letter from Parkhill & Co. to Wallace Jones. Relates to lumber purchased by Jones. Dated May 13, 1848. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1850                Letter from R.W. White to George Jones. Relates to five land warrants, a canal, the “Gamble affair,” and slaves. Dated Tallahassee, June 17, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1850                Letter from Bolling Baker to George Jones. Transmits a legal document relative to the “Title of Dr. Robertson.” Mentions the Robertson and his family had been victims of an attempt at poisoning. Dated Quincy, July 4, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1850                Letter from R.W. White to George Jones. Relates to the corn crop, cotton crop, progress of a canal, and the Union Bank. Inquires as to whether Jones would be interesting in investing in a plank road. Dated Lipona, July 17, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1850                Letter from R.W. White to George Jones. Reports on corn and cotton crops on Jones’ plantations. Mentions disciplining of a slave. Reports on Roberson’s progress on the canal. Dated Lipona, July 26, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1850                Letter from R.W. White to George Jones. Discusses corn and cotton crops on Jones’ plantation. Reports on the route of the plank road and Roberson’s progress on the canal. Dated Lipona, August 10, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1850                Letter from R.W. White to George Jones. Reports that “Whatley has again detected Jane in his corn mill with Roberson.” An account of Roberson’s wrong-doings with Jones’ slaves or employees involving misappropriation of meat, sugar, coffee and other supplies. Dated Lipona, September 3, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1851                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to a shipment of cotton. Dated Newport, November 2, 1851. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from S. Spooner to George Jones. Apparently relates to a subscription for a book. Dated January 26, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from R. Habersham & Son to George Jones. Discusses business affairs and reports the results of the “Forrest divorce case.” Dated Savannah, January 29, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1852                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to cotton. Dated Newport, February 4, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from Jonathan Roberson. Relates to conditions on the plantation. Dated Leon County, March 18, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from William Fludden to George Jones. Gives recipe for cement. Dated Newport, March 29, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Reports on a shipment of bacon, progress of the plank road and fears for the crop due to grasshoppers. Dated Newport, April 28, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from Jonathan Roberson. Reports on conditions and activities on the plantation. Tells of a large party of “your” Negroes being baptized in the canal above the bridge. Dated Leon County, May 21, 1852. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1852                Letter from William Delafield to George Jones. Requests information as to suitability for employment of Patrick Casey. Dated New York, May 24, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1852                Letter to “My dear Jones.” Congratulations on the birth of Noble Wimberley Jones, business affairs and reports on travels. Dated “Tours on the Loire,” May 30, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1852                Letter from J. Roberson. Discusses conditions and activities on the plantation. Mentions that Josiah Jacobs is to be hung at Newport for murder. Dated El Destino Mills, June 12, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1852                Letter from W.J.R. Habersham. Relates mainly to shipping some goods to Newport, Florida. Refers to a wedding. Dated New York, July 8, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from E.M. Croan (?) to George Jones. Relates to a Mr. Hardwick, who desires a post as overseer. Dated Louisville, Jefferson County, July 23, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from James M. Sanderson to George Jones. Relates to payment of a draft by Jones. Dated New York, July 30, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from George J. Kollock to George Jones. Refers to economic reprisals by patriotic Southerners against the North as breaking down. Also refers to a marriage and various personal affairs. Dated Woodlands, August 10, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1852                Letter from G.C. Smith to George Jones. Relates to subscription for a book. Dated Newport, August 26, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from J. Roberson to George Jones. Reports on conditions and activities on the plantation. Dated El Destino Mills, September 15, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from J. Roberson. Reports on conditions and activities on the plantation, particularly work on the mill. Dated Leon County, June 20, 1853. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from J. Roberson. Reports on condition of Negroes and work on the mill. Dated July 9, 1853. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from J. Roberson. Reports on condition of Negroes and work on the mill. Dated El Destino Mills, July 23, 1853. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from J. Roberson. Reports on the condition of the hands and the mill. Dated El Destino Mills, August 23, 1853. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from J. Roberson. Reports on the health of himself and the hands and on the progress of work on the mill. Dated Leon County, October 9, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1853                Letter from James Rowe to George Jones. Relates to efficiency of his corn-crushing machine. Dated Greensboro, Georgia, October 31, 1853. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from Beard & Denham to George Jones. Relates to a cotton shipment. Dated St. Marks, December 10, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1853                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Transmits waybills for goods. Dated Newport, December 29, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from Albert Sumner to George Jones. Relates to the title of the “Middleton property.” Dated Newport, January 7, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1854                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to a cotton shipment. Dated Newport, January 16, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from D.N. Moxley to George Jones. Requests a loan of five dollars and wants to send to Tallahassee for his trunk and some oil. Dated February 10, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to shipping difficulties with a cotton shipment. Dated Newport, February 23, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from T. Johnston to George Jones. Relates to fences and the accidental cutting of some of Jones’ timber. Dated Jefferson County, March 26, 1854. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1854                Letter from J.F. Thomas. Offers to sell a tract of land. Dated Tallahassee, March 30, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to inability to provide shipping for Jones’ cotton. Dated Newport, April 3, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to inability to provide shipping for Jones’ cotton. Dated Newport, April 3, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from Bolling Baker to George Jones. Proposal to sell his land and slaves to Jones. Dated Tallahassee, May 17, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1854                Letter from John Evans to George Jones. Dated “Chemoonie,” July 16, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Discusses “Williams,” state of the Negroes, and work planned. Also mentions that Noah Thomson “…has goes deranged from drink…,” and has been taken to an asylum in New York, and that James Williams has “…killed himself drinking.” Comment son the extreme heat of the summer. Appended are two pages from the Chemonie journal covering July 1-16.

1854                Letter from Edwin Walter to George Jones. Dated Philadelphia, August 10, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Walters is an official of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co., and reports a dividend may be claimed on stock formerly owned by Dr. George Jones. The dividend had been suspended due to a “disaster” in 1841, but now is being paid.

1854                Letter from William Watson to George Jones. Dated Providence, August 9, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to authorization for Thomas Baikley to convey real estate. Watson is Secretary of State for Rhode Island. The letter is on a printed letterhead.

1854                Letter from W.H. Drayton to George Jones. Dated Philadelphia, August 11, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to proof of a deed.

1854                Letter from Sidney Brooks to Dr. David King. Dated August 15, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Refusal of an offer by George Jones to sell some land.

1854                Letter from J. Roberson. Dated El Destino Mills, September 1, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on health of himself and the Negroes, and on progress on a dam in the swamp. Mentions purchasing some cattle. Also mentions the “Bonnet land.”

1854                Letter from R. Habersham & Son to George Jones. Dated Savannah, September 7, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Requests that workmen for the “Albany or So. Western Road” to be allowed to use buildings on property belonging to Jones. Reports on the death of James Johnston and a yellow fever epidemic.

1854                Letter from Robert Habersham to George Jones. Dated Savannah, September 19, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to repairs of a building (?). A post-script dated September 10 from Habersham thanks Jones for his concern and relates the course of the yellow fever attack on his wife and daughter.

1854                Letter from J. Roberson. Dated September 30, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on work on the levee, the canal, and on lumber for the mill house.

1854                Letter from William H. Harison to George Jones. Dated Augusta, October 4, 1854. Reports recovery of Jones’ sister Mary from a serious illness.

1854                Letter from W. Buckminster to George Jones. Dated Boston, October 4, 1854. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Relates to cattle for sale.

1854                Letter from Gilbert Butler to George Jones. Dated Savannah, October 13, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Relates to discounting of notes.

1854                Letter from William H. Harison to George Jones. Dated Sand Hills, October 18, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Reports progress of Jones’ sister’s recovery and transmits some funds to Mrs. Jones and others.

1854                Letter to Gilbert Butler from George Jones. Dated Newport, October 19, 1854. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Relates to differences in understanding of the terms of an agreement involving Jones’ notes.

1854                Letter from J. Roberson. Dated November 6, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Discusses work on the levee and mill house.

1854                Letter from N. Hawley. Dated “Chattahoochee,” December 20, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to a sugar mill.

1854                Letter from B.G.M. Davis. A note on the back dates it December, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Says that he is going to Apalachicola, but will be pleased to aid as requested upon his return.

1854                Letter from William Epping to George Jones. Dated Tallahassee, a note gives the date as December, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to Epping’s desire to purchase for his German Evangelical Lutheran congregation, of which he is pastor, Jones’ property known as the “old St. John’s Church, now occupied by a gymnastical association.”

1854                Letter from J.W. Whatley to George Jones. A note dates it December, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Requests $50 to settle his affairs at Newport, as he hopes to be in Texas by February 1. Also requests letters of recommendation.

1854                Letter from D.N. Moxley to George Jones. Dated El Destino, a note dates it 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Requests $125.

1854                Letter or portion of a letter. A note on the back states “Letter to Mrs. J.L. Sheppard, 1854.” 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1855                Letter from George Jones to A.W. White. Dated El Destino, January 15, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Relates to White’s actions while acting as Jones’ agent.

1855                Letter from J. Roberson to George Jones. Dated February 17, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports conditions and activities, especially work on the canal.

1855                Letter from G.F. Headman to George Jones. Dated Savannah, April 13, 1855. 1 sheet ; 1 page of writing. Reports installations of and transmits bill for gas pipes in Jones’ new store.

1855                Letter from L.L. & E.L. Levy to George Jones. Dated New Orleans, April 20, 1855. 2 sheets (1 folded); 2 pages of writing. Transmits an invoice (the unfolded sheet).

1855                Letter from Emma Bronson to George Jones. Dated Sunny Point, Palatka, May 9, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Reports that her father is unable to provide any information about Mr. George Carroll.

1855                Letter from E.C. Cabell to George Jones. Dated Tallahassee, July 1, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Relates to construction of the Pensacola & Georgia Railroad, of which Cabell is president.

1855                Letter from J. Roberson. Dated Leon County, July 13, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Reports conditions and activities, particularly work on the mill.

1855                Letter from George Peabody to George Jones. Dated “22 Old Broad Street near Bank of England,” August 9, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Requests that Jones visit him and dine with him on Saturday.

1855                Letter from J. Roberson. Dated El Destino Mills, August 11, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports conditions and activities, particularly work on the mill.

1855                Letter from E. Houston to George Jones. Dated Belair, August 23, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Discusses a railroad at some length. Mentions a barbecue given for “your Negroes” on July 4 “…in commemoration of their victory over General Grays.”

1855                Letter from Bates, Hyde & Co. to George Jones. Dated Bridgewater, October 20, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Reminder about a bill for a cotton gin.

1855                Letter from Sidney Brooks to George Jones. Dated Newport, November 7, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to inability to agree on terms for the sale of some of Jones’ property.

1855                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, Florida, December 12, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to bills of lading and ships.

1855                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, Florida, December 22, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Transmits a bill, which appears on the third page, and a can of pickled oysters.

1855                Letter from William Robertson to George Jones. Dated Tallahassee, December 29, 1855. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Diagnosis and prescription of medicine for a woman’s illness.

1855                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, December 31, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to articles missing from a box Jones received by the schooner HAZARD.

1856                Letter from John Evans to George Jones. Dated Chemonie, January 4, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing with a note on the back. Reports on activities on the plantation. The note relates to some turkeys sent to Mrs. Jones.

1856                Letter from McNaught & Ormond. Dated Newport, Florida, February 21, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Relates to a waybill and a shipment of goods.

1856                Letter from R. Habersham & Son to George Jones. Dated Savannah, March 3, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to a deed from Habersham to Jones that he cannot locate and mentions the “Florida Road.” Also mentions offer of a loan.

1856                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, Florida, March 21, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to Jones’ claim relative to the HAZARD.

1856                Letter from Beard & Denham to George Jones. Dated St. Marks, March 26, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to passage on the steamers for Key West.

1856                Letter from John Cardy to George Jones. Dated Monticello, April 14, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Transmits ground plans for a gin house.

1856                Letter from J.R. Habersham to George Jones. Dated New York, June 10, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to an engine for one of Jones’ Florida estates, shipment of rope and bagging. Also comments on the danger of traveling on steamboats.

1856                Letter from J. Roberson. Not on back dates it June 21, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates mainly to the mill. Also mentions the railroad. Portion of the top is missing with loss of text.

1856                Letter from W.B. Hodgson to George Jones. Dated Saratoga, July 3, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Relates to construction of building and a wharf. Mentions various people, notably “Major Kearney.” Also mentions politics and a road company.

1856                Letter from W.B. Hodgson to George Jones. Dated “Nahunt by Boston,” August 10, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Reports on the “Jones-Hodgson building,” various personal comments relative to Jones’ trip to Europe, and comment on the American political situation. Mentions talk of dissolving the Union if Fremont is elected. On the first page is a large engraving of the Nahunt House (a hotel). Hodgson has a distressing habit of dropping into French in the middle of sentences.

1856                Letter from J. Roberson to George Jones. Dated Leon County, August 22, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on the health of the hands and work on the levee and mill.

1856                Letter from William H. Harison. Dated Augusta, August 23, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports the birth of his son.

1856                Letter from R. Habersham to George Jones. Dated New York, September 5, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Reports on various business affairs and a violent windstorm on the Atlantic coast. Page 2 is somewhat torn, though nothing is detached.

1856                Letter from Bates, Hyde & Co. to George Jones. Dated Bridgewater, October 17, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.   Acknowledgement of a payment.

1859                Letter from James Allen to Thomas Hunt. Dated Naples, May 7, 1859. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Requests advice on Jones’ behalf as to the advisability of importing some stock or buying American stock.

1862                Letter from Brigadier General H.S. Wright to Colonel W.G.M. Davis. Dated Headquarters, Jacksonville, April 1, 1862. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. States that no restriction has been place on people wishing to leave Jacksonville for the interior. Mentions a proposition made by Davis.

1862                Letter from Colonel W.G.M. Davis to General H.G. Wright. Dated Headquarters, Provisional Forces of Confederate States in East Florida, Camp Langford, April 2, 1862. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Davis mentions his proposition and acknowledges the statement that citizens are free to leave Jacksonville. (Wright is commander of the U.S. forces in Jacksonville).

1862                Copy of a letter from Colonel W.G.M. Davis. Dated Camp Langford, April 4, 1862. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Summation of the military situation of the Confederate forces covering Jacksonville, with suggestions for changes in troop disposition. Also reports on Union forces, with locations of their fortifications.

1862                Letter from Colonel W.G.M. Davis. Dated Headquarters, April 11, 1862. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on the evacuation of Jacksonville by the Union troops and its occupation by his own forces. Mentions a large number of Negroes and Union sympathizers as having left with the U.S. troops.

1862                Letter from S.R. Burritt (?) to Colonel W.G.M. Davis. Dated Jacksonville, April 16, 1862. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on the trip of a delegation of slave-owners to Fernandina to make application for return of runaway slaves supposedly sheltering there.

1865                Letter to George Jones. Dated Augusta, January 21, 1865. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to payment of a draft for $1,000. Mentions a death (Molyneaux?). A large piece torn out of lower right side with loss of text.

1866                Letter from George Jones to President Andrew Johnson. Dated Savannah, April 9, 1866. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to occupation of his property in the city by the U.S. Quartermaster’s Department without compensation.

1867                Letter from George Noble Jones to Wallace S. Jones. Dated Neris, France, August 14, 1867. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Comments on political conditions in the South and on various personal affairs. Accompanying the letter is an envelope bearing diverse French and American postmarks.

1868                Letter from Wallace Jones to Read & Sons. Dated Tallahassee, April 2, 1868. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Orders a rifle and some cartridges.

1868                Letter from D.F. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated June 12, 1868. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Relates to the accounts of various people, probably hands on the plantation.

1868                Letter from D.F. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated July 31, 1868. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on goods for the hands; mentions work on a dam. Reports on work being done.

1868                Letter from D.F. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated August 22, 1868. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on activities and also on theft of stock and the political situation.

1868                Letter from D.F. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated September 13, 1868. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on activities; also on labor troubles with the Negroes and the theft of some stock. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1868                Letter from George Noble Jones to Wallace Jones. Dated August 29, 1868. 1 sheet; 4 pages of writing. Relates to having some barrels made and to various business matters. Includes a one-page list of theatre costs and an envelope. Torn on the left side and loss of text.

1868                Letter from D.M. Hildreth to G. Noble Jones. Dated New York, December 2, 1868. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Informs him of the spoiling of a cask of wine ordered for him. It is written on the letterhead of the New York Hotel.

1869                Letter from Baring Brothers to George Noble Jones. Dated London, February 26, 1869. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Acknowledgement of a credit to his account. Badly faded.

1869                Letter from Baring Brothers to George Noble Jones. Dated March 11, 1869. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Another acknowledgement of a credit to Jones’ account.

1870                Letter from B.F. Vos to George Noble Jones. Dated Baltimore, February 4, 1870.1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on a shipment of guano.

1870                Letter from W.B. Hodgson to George Jones. Dated Savannah, February 18, 1870. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on the social and political situations in Florida and Georgia.

1870                Letter from George Noble Jones to Palmes & Lyons. Dated El Destino, March 21, 1870. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Relates to a wharf owned by Jones.

1870                Letter from John Lyons to George Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, March 29, 1870. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to groceries. On the letterhead of “John Lyons, Dealer in Choice Family Groceries.”

1870                Letter from George Noble Jones to Hodgson. Dated El Destino, April 18, 1870. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to Hodgson founding a town and to the rental of their wharves.

1871                Letter from Hallowell Gardiner to George Jones. Dated July 12, 1871. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Comments on the death of Hodgson and on various business affairs.

1871                Letter from J.N. Bethea to G. Noble Jones. Dated Retreat, August 28, 1871. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Refers to Hodgson’s death; reports on the cotton crop.

1871                Letter from G. Noble Jones to “Rochette.” Dated New York, September 5, 1871. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. In French.

1871                Letter from J. Habersham to G. Noble Jones. Dated New Rochelle, October 7, 1871. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Acknowledges receipt of a note; mentions “Anna.”

1871                Letter from R. Habersham, Son & Co. to G. Noble Jones. Dated October 31, 1871. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Relates to a mistake in shipping.

1872                Letter from R.G. Lay to G. Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, January 9, 1872. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to a shipment of guano. On the letterhead of the Peruvian Guano Agency.

1872                Letter from Robert Habersham’s Son & Co. to G. Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, February 23, 1872. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to sale of cotton.

1872                Letter from R.H. Gamble to G. Noble Jones. Dated Tallahassee, June 5, 1872. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to taxes.

1872                Letter from M.H. Hopkins to G. Noble Jones. Dated Louisville, Georgia, July 15, 1872. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to investing in a railroad. A note describing Jones’ answer is on the back.

1872                Letter from M.H. Hopkins to G. Noble Jones. Dated Louisville, Georgia, August 6, 1872. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Response to the foregoing letter.

1872                Letter from D.N. Cox to G. Noble Jones. Dated “Perry, Taylor County, Florida.” October 30, 1872. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Requests taxes for 1871. Cox is tax collector for Taylor County.

1873                Letter from R. Habersham Son & Co. to George Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, February 3, 1873. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Reports loss or theft of some cotton.

1873                Letter from D.F. Horger to Wallace S. Jones. Dated February 23, 1873. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to a method of spreading guano.

1874                Letter from R. Habersham Son & Co. to George Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, September 24, 1874. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to cotton.

1875                Letter from D.N. Cox to G. Noble Jones. Dated Shady Grove, Taylor County, March 12, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports failure to get Jones’ lands reassessed and mentions possible confiscation for non-payment of taxes. Cox is Collector of Revenue for Taylor County. Mentions difficulty of working with the county commissioners, as they are “radicals.”

1875                Letter from R. Habersham’s Son & Co. to George Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, May 10, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to a phosphate shipment. On a printed letterhead.

1875                Letter from J.H. Sappington to G. Noble Jones. Dated Perry, July 20, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to redeeming lands of Jones’ that had been sold at a tax sale and to rates of taxation.

1875                Letter from George P. Raney to Wallace Jones. Dated Tallahassee, December 28, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to getting lands returned that were sold in an illegal tax sale.

1877                Letter from R. Habersham’s Son & Co. to Wallace Jones. Dated Savannah, January 9, 1877. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Relates to “Robinson’s note.” On a printed letterhead.

1877                Letter M.C. Bird to W.S. Jones. Dated “Junction #3 J.P.&M.” February 13, 1877. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Requests that Jones sign a bond for him as an agent of the Jacksonville, Pensacola, & Mobile Railroad. Written on the letterhead of the J.P.&M. Railroad.

1877                Letter from D.F. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated March 23, 1877. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Reports on “Ely” and his activities, as well as the work on the other hands.

1877                Letter from A.L. Randolph to “Mr. Jones.” Dated Tallahassee, July 31, 1877. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Mentions Horger’s bill and medical treatment for Martha.

1877                Letter from A.L. Randolph to Mr. Jones. Dated Tallahassee, August 6, 1877. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Mentions enclosing a receipt for the amount of Horger’s bill and mentions medical treatment for Martha.

1878                Letter from William Bellinger to Wallace S. Jones. Dated Waukeenah, Florida, January 2, 1878. 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Discusses financial affairs. Refers to Jones’ seeking “admission before the legislature,” and wishes him luck.

1878                Letter from J.P. Grunthen to W.S. Jones. Dated “Waukeniah,” Florida, May 11, 1878. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to taxes an agricultural report. Refers to Jones as running for the Legislature.

1878                Letter from W.J. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated “Chamouni,” December 23, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on cotton.

1879                Letter from Leonorah Ellis to Wallace Jones. Dated Lloyd’s Mills, Jefferson County, February 4, 1879. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Solicits a loan to tide her over until established in her position as a district schoolteacher.

1880                Letter from B. Forrester to Wallace S. Jones. Dated Brooklyn, June 30, 1880. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Requests Jones’ endorsement for his agricultural chemicals operation.

1882                Letter to “Hon.W.W.M.” marked “not sent.” Dated March 17, 1882. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Business affairs.

1882                Letter from R.B. Whitfield to W.S. Jones. Dated Monticello, April 15,1882. Relates to employment for an acquaintance.

1882                Post card from William H.H., Jr. to Wallace Jones. Dated Augusta, August 26, 1882. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports his departure for North Carolina.

1882                Letter from Charles Pratt & Co. to Wallace Jones. Dated New York, December 9, 1882. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to a barrel of oil. On a printed letterhead.

1885                Letter from L. Tasco to W.S. Jones. Dated Monticello, March 9, 1885. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to getting member of a state commission to “unite in my recommendations.”

1899                Letter from J.H. Tucker to W.S. Jones. Dated Monticello, March 31, 1899. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to land. On the letterhead of the Continental Insurance Co.

Undated           Letter from George Jones to William H. Brackenborough. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to Braden and Nuttall’s estate; mentions J. Gamble.

Undated           Letter from George Jones to William Brackenborough. Dated El Destino, Wednesday Morning. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Relates to Braden and Nuttall.

Undated           Note from L. Agasuz (?) to George Jones. Dated New Port, July 23. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Entitled “Memorandum for George Jones Esq. of New Port.” Notes on places to see n Germany.

Undated           Letter from George Jones. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Rejects a proposition relative to some property.

Undated           Letter from W. Morgan to “Mr. Jones.” Dated “2 Brgamton Place,” October 9. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Social letter; mentions Atlantic crossing.

BOX 3: Legal Documents, Operating Papers, and Miscellaneous.

Legal Documents

1832                Articles of agreement between William C. Patten (agent of James Patten, executor of the estate of John Nuttall) and William B. Nuttall. Dated Tallahassee, December 24, 1832. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1834                List of errors in a legal decision. Dated January 9, 1834. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Possibly case is between Nuttall and Armistead. List is written by Braden & Baltzell.

1835                Judgment in the cases of Olive Aiken vs. William B. Nuttall and Olive Aiken vs. Frances B. Whitney. Dated Tallahassee, May 11, 1835. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1835                                <!–[endif]–>Certified copy of a legal document relating to a suit between Nuttall and Armistead. Dated 1835. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Signed by H.W. Braden.

1836                Certified copy of a legal document (bill in equity) in the case of Jones & wife vs. H.W. Braden. Dated June 10, 1836. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1837                Petition of Mrs. Mary Nuttall. Dated December 20, 1837. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Relates to Nuttall’s estate.

1837                Court order relative to a petition by Mary Nuttall as administrator of Nuttall’s estate. Dated December 28, 1837. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1838                Bill in chancery of John Patten (executor of the estate of John Nuttall) involving William B. Nuttall’s estate and the Union Bank. Dated November 15, 1838. 3 sheets tied with ribbon (folded); 8 pages of writing.

1838                Document certifying that Robert W. Pooles is Clerk of the County Court of Chatham County, Georgia. Dated Savannah, November 22, 1838. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Partially split along fold seams.

1838                Document entitled “N.B. Appeal to Supreme Court described by Braden who was security on appeal.” Dated 1838. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Apparently amounts received and disbursed.

1838                “Statement of facts in relation to the suits now pending between Hector Braden and George and Mary Jones, Administrators of the Estate of the late William B. Nuttall.” Ca. 1838. 14 sheets; 27 pages of writing. Tied with ribbon.

1838                “Statement of facts relating to the controversy between George Jones and H.W. Braden.” Ca. 1838. 3 sheets; 6 pages of writing. Number 7-10, 11, and 13.

1839                Summons to Mary Nuttall to appear before the court in the case of James Patten vs. Mary Nuttall and the Union Bank. Dated February 19, 1839. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1839                Answer of the Union Bank in the case of Patten vs. Mary Nuttall and the Union Bank. Dated May 28, 1839. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1839                Answer of Mary Nuttall in the case of Patten vs. Mary Nuttall and the Union Bank. Dated May 28, 1839. 2 sheets folded; 8 pages of writing.

1841                Document summoning George and Mary Jones in a case relative to non-payment of a judgment granted Martin Hardin against Mary Jones. Dated Monticello, March 11, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Summons issued for George and Mary Jones to answer a suit by William P. Duval. Dated March 24, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1841                Letter of administration granting administration of Mary Savage’s estate to George Jones. Dated April 1, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Stamped with seal of the Jefferson County Court.

1841                List of questions and things to be proved in the Braden suit, with an annotation referring to relevant letters and documents. Ca. 1841. 2 sheets; 4 pages of writing.

1841                Testimony of John G. Gamble and William P. Duval. Probably 1841. 6 sheets tied with a ribbon; 12 pages of writing.

1841                Interrogatories in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Probably 1841. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Questions to be asked of various witnesses.

1841                Document relating to the case of Braden vs. Jones. Probably 1841. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from George Jones to William Brackenborough. Probably 1841. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Suggests points to be ascertained in the examination of various witnesses in the case of Braden vs. Jones.

1842                Copy of “Replication and demurrer for defendant’s Attys.” Dated “In Jefferson Superior Court, Fall term, 1842.” 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Relates to Braden vs. Jones suit. Sheets attached with a piece of cellophane tape.

1842                Document in the case of Jones vs. Braden. Dated “Jefferson Superior Court, next after Fall term, 1842.” 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. A note on back is “Dft. of pleas. 6 pleas.” Repaired with cellophane tape.

1842                Document in the case of Jones vs. Braden. Dated “Jefferson Superior Court, next after Fall term, 1842.” 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Apparently plea number 7.

1843                Note stating that notice of additional plea has been given. Dated January 9, 1843. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to case of Braden vs. Jones.

1843                Document containing cross-interrogation questions to be asked in the case of Jones vs. Braden. Dated March 30, 1843. 5 sheets; 10 pages of writing. Tied together with string.

1843                Testimony of John G. Gamble in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated April 15, 1843; certified a true copy May 12, 1843. 11 sheets; 20 pages of writing. Tied together with a ribbon sealed with wax.

1843                Depositions of witnesses in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated April 15, 1843; certified a true copy January 14, 1845. 5 sheets; 9 pages of writing. Testimony of William Wilson, William Craig, and Robert Williams. Tied together with ribbon.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1843                                <!–[endif]–>“Facts relating to the controversy between George Jones and Hector Braden.” Dated Jefferson County, February 1, 1843. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Statement of George Jones relative to Braden’s sale of Jones’ note.

1843                Questions to be put to witnesses in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Possibly 1843. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1843                                <!–[endif]–>“Comparative view of testimony and evidence in the case of Braden vs. G. Jones…M.N. Jones.” Possibly 1843. 8 sheets; 14 pages of writing. Tied together with string.

1844                Note from Brackenborough & Westcott to Hector W. Braden requesting certain letters to be used in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated Tallahassee, February 13, 1844. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Brackenborough & Wescott are Jones’ attorneys.

1844                Report on a court-ordered auction of properties by William Brackenborough as commissioner. Dated Jefferson Superior Court, March 12, 1844. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to case of Jones vs. Braden. Pieces torn away with some loss of text.

1844                Approval of George and Mary Jones’ accounts for Nuttall’s estate and discharge of them from the administratorship. Dated Jefferson County Court, March 25, 1844. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1844                Document relative to the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated Jefferson Superior Court, April 20, 1844. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Apparently an answer to a plea.

1844                Three financial statements relative to the estate of William B. Nuttall. Most recent date given is 1844. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. First statement is money received and expended, 1840-1841. Second is Union Bank money received and expended, 1841-1842. Third is a table of the difference between specie and Union Bank currency.

1845                List of questions to be asked to William P. Craig, a witness in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated Spring Term, 1845. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1845                Cross-interrogation questions asked William P. Craig in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated Spring Term, 1845. 2 sheets; 4 pages of writing.

1857                Ruling of the Florida Supreme Court in the case of Asa May vs. Alvin May. Apparently taken from FLORIDA REPORTS, volume VII, 1857. 17 sheets; 30 pages of writing. Tied together with string.

1893                Ruling of the jury relative to the case of William H. Harison vs. Wallace S. Jones. Dated Chatham County, Georgia, December Term, 1893. 6 sheets; 4 pages of writing. Typed; fastened with brass fasteners.

1893                Another version of the above. Dated Chatham Superior Court, December Term, 1893. 6 sheets; 6 pages of writing. Typed; fastened with metal fasteners.

1893                Another version of the above. Same date. 4 sheets; 4 pages of writing. Typed carbon; fastened with metal fasteners.

1893                Another version of the above with pencil corrections. Same date. 4 sheets; 4 pages of writing. Typed carbon.

1902                Summons issued by G. Noble Jones as Justice of the Peace to Mrs. Mary Groves. Dated Savannah, January 14, 1902. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form. Note by Jones on back.

1902                Bill from DeWitt McCrary to Mrs. W.C. Groves. Dated East Macon, January 6, 1902. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed letterhead. Covers period from 1897-1900. McCrary is a druggist. Attached to previous item.

1902                Statement of W.F. Constantine answering a suit brought against him. Dated Chatham County, Georgia, April 25, 1902. 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Typed.

1906                Transcript of testimony in the case of Daniel Bryan vs. the steamship BYLANDS. Dated Savannah, October 30, 1906. 17 sheets; 16 pages of writing. Attached with metal fasteners; typed.

1906                Petition for incorporation of the Guidon Publishing Company. Dated Savannah, December 24, 1906. 3 sheets; 3 pages of writing. Appended to the bottom of page 3 is the Court’s ruling, dated Effingham County, Georgia, May, 1907.

1906                Power of attorney from Mabelle H. Simkins to G. Noble Jones. Dated Kingdom of Italy, City of Rome, 1906. 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Typed; attached with metal fasteners.

1908                Petition for compensation for cotton seized in 1865 from G. Noble Jones and others. Dated June 24, 1908. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Printed document.

Undated           Two pages of legal advice relative to an estate. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           List of properties, bonds, etc. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           Page of legal advice relative to an estate. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Undated           Power of attorney from Wallace S. and Noble W. Jones to William H. Harison. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

Operational Papers

1838                Note from J.F. Beasley to George Jones. Dated December 5, 1838. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Transmits a load of wood and requests salt for the Negroes.

1849                “Account of Aron’s time…” Covers period May 28 to July 14, 1849. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1849                Agreement between George Jones and Jesse W. Whatley. Relative to Whatley serving as overseer at Chemonie Plantation. Dated December 24, 1849. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Appended is a paragraph stating that if John Evans wishes to stay at Chemonie, Whatley will take charge of El Destino. After this appears a renewal dated December 24, 1850; also a receipt for wages dated December 26, 1850., and a receipt for money received on May 30, 1851. Small pieces torn away.

1852                “List of Negroes at El Destino.” Dated 1852. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1855                “Record of births and deaths of Negroes.” Dated 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. In pencil. Rather faint.

1855                Record of activities and sickness. Dated October 15, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Covers period from October 9-15, 1855.

1855                “List of Negroes at Chemonie who rec’d winter clothes & c. 1855.” 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. In pencil (rather faint).

1856                Receipt from Daniel Felkel to John Evans for payment for putting up a brick chimney on “Chemoonie” Plantation. Dated January 1, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1856                “A list of Negroes on G. Jones’ El Destino Plantation.” Dated January, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1856                Copy of a section of the El Destino journal. September, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1865                “Allowance list of hands at El Destino.” Dated April, 1865. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1878                Note from W.J. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated December 24, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports as to how many rails various people split and that Nat did not get a receipt for his cotton, but will be sent for it.

1879-81           Nine chits or small notes on slips of paper. One dated 1879, others dated 1881. All are requests to Mr. Jones that various people be paid for work. Each is 1 sheet, 1 page of writing. Six are glued to a sheet of paper.

1882                Note from J. Duncan to Mr. Jones. Dated January 25, 1882. Also on same page a receipt from J. Palmer to W. Jones dated Monticello, January 25, 1882. All together, 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1882                Fourteen chits or small notes on slips of paper. Dated 1882. 14 sheets; 14 pages of writing (glued to 3 sheets of paper). All are requests that Jones pay various people for work.

1882                Note from W. Horger to Wallace S. Jones. Dated September 7, 1882. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on stable work.

1883                Three chits or small notes on slips of paper. Dated 1883. 3 sheets; 3 pages of writing (glued to 1 sheet of paper). Requests that Jones pay various people for work. Two are torn with loss of text.

Undated           Bottom half of an account sheet. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Undated           “List of Negroes belonging to the estate of Macartan Campbell…” 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

Journals

1841-42           Journal of Chemonie Plantation

1851-53           Journal of “Chauminoux” Plantation

1862-65           Journal of El Destino Plantation (oversize)

1864-69           Journal of El Destino Plantation.

Undated           Journal (in pencil).

1862-63           Mill Book

Miscellaneous

Correspondence Relating to Collection – Chatham

1937                Post card from Laura Merle Sewell to Watt Marchman. Dated September 4, 1937. 1 card; 1 page of writing. Relates to Katherine Chatham’s thesis.

1937                Carbon Copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Laura Merle Sewell. Dated September 11, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Answer to above card.

1937                Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, September 15, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to use of the collection.

1937                Carbon copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Katherine Chatham. Dated September 17, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to El Destino records published in the QUARTERLY, 1929.

1937                Letter from Laura Merle Sewell to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, September 21, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed; Bartow Public Library letterhead. Relates to inter-library loan for the QUARTERLY for Chatham.

1937                Carbon copy of a letter, probably from Watt Marchman, to Laura Merle Sewell. Dated September 24, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to inter-library loan of the QUARTERLY.

1937                Letter from Laura Merle Sewell to Watt Marchman. Dated September 25, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. On Bartow Public Library letterhead. Relates to the QUARTERLY.

1937                Carbon copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Laura Merle Sewell. Dated September 28, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to the QUARTERLY.

1937                Post card from Laura Merle Sewell to Watt Marchman. Dated October 5, 1937. 1 card; 1 page of writing. Personal.

1937                Carbon Copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Laura Merle Sewell. Dated October 14, 1937.1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Relates to loan of the QUARTERLY.

1937                Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, November 8, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to loan of the QUARTERLY.

1937                Carbon copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Katherine Chatham. Dated November 13, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to loan of QUARTERLY.

1937                Letter from Watt Marchman to Laura Merle Sewell. Dated November 13, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed carbon copy. Relates to loan of QUARTERLY.

1937                Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, December 13, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to loan of QUARTERLY.

1937                Carbon copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Katherine Chatham. Dated December 16, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to the QUARTERLY.

1938                Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, March 8, 1938. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to her thesis on Florida plantations.

1938                Carbon Copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Katherine Chatham. Dated March 11, 1938. Reply to the above letter. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to looking forward to seeing her and giving her some papers.

1938                Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, March 27, 1938. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Personal.

1938                Carbon copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Katherine Chatham. Dated April 12, 1938. Typed. Personal.

Undated           Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to her thesis.

Correspondence Relating to Collection – Fleischman

Undated           Letter from Joseph Fleischman to the Fair Drug Co. Dated Tampa, November 21, 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Sends some “old rare papers” relating to Tallahassee to be sold for him. On letterhead of the Globe Clothing and Tailoring Co. Also in same folder are a blank letterhead sheet and a package insurance receipt.

Correspondence Relating to Collection – Marshall

1925                Carbon copy of a letter to Dr. T.M. Marshall. Dated January 28, 1925. 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Relates to copying of the collection. Second sheet is a list of the materials.

Inventories (superseded)

Undated           Five superseded inventories or lists of the collection. 3 carbon copies, one partial longhand copy, one typed orginial. First, 7 sheets, 7 pages of writing; second, 11 sheets, 11 pages of writing; third, 8 sheets, 15 pages of writing; fourth, 22 sheets, 22 pages of writing; fifth, 36 sheets, 36 pages of writing.

Labels

Undated           Two labels apparently taken from packages used to contain portions of the collection.

Poetry

1854                Poem entitled “Queen of Clubs.” Dated Newport, November 27, 1854. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           Poem entitled “Early Rising.” 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Tax Receipt

1832                Receipt from Watthall Gleatcher to the Sheriff of Chesterfield County. Dated 1832. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Lists how much Gleatcher owns and the taxes for the items listed.

Newspaper Clipping

1878                List of how much certain items cost such as hay, hemp, and etc. Date on the back Jacksonville, January 9, 1878. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Newspaper clipping. This may have been in a journal. There are several of these glued inside the front cover of the El Destino Journals.

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Box 4 – Journals – Page 1

1841-1842

Journal of Chemonie Plantation

Folder 1

The journal starts on April 5, 1841 and ends on December 23, 1841. It tells the day-to-day activities on the plantation like plowing and replanting the corn. The overseer also noted the slaves that were sick every day. The weather report is on the left side of each page. There is also an account of cotton made and gathered on Chemonie in 1842 by E. Harvey. There is a list of Negroes at the Chemonie Plantation on April 5, 1841. On the last page there is a list of working hands and a sick list.

1851-1853

Journal of “Chauminoux” Plantation

Folder 2

There are two parts to this journal. The first part is a fragment of the Chauminoux Journal, and it has a Roman numeral 1 in pencil on the cover. The contents of this first part are of clothing and food items given to the slaves. Another page gives the births and deaths at Chemonie in 1852. There is also an inventory of the land and articles on the plantation. The second part to the Chauminoux Journal is actually a whole journal. On the front cover there is a number three. The journal starts on January 1, 1852 and ends January 9, 1853. It tells the weather report on the left side of the journal, and it gives the day-to-day activities on Chemoonie.

1864-1869

Journal of El Destino Plantation

Folder 3

This journal mainly contains the purchases of clothing, food, and money given out to the Negroes. It also contains the expenses and tax returns for both plantations and the accounts for the cooper shop, saw mill and gristmill. There is also a list of books that were the property of William Neufville. There are newspaper clippings glued on the inside cover, first page and back cover of the journal. They are mainly rates for items used on the plantation.

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Box 4 – Journals – Page 2

1862-1865

Journal of El Destino Plantation

Folder 4 (oversize, see map case)

This journal starts on January 8, 1862 and ends on August 24, 1865. It is mainly about the El Destino Mills and the day-to-day work done at the mill and at the plantation. There are also several pages of accounts for people who used the mills.

On page 159, there is a reference to the Battle of Natural Bridge which was fought near the plantation. There is an acid-free folder in with the journal. Inside the folder, there are five items that were in the journal. The first one is a newspaper article that was in between pages 122 and 123. On the front, there is a piece about a boy who died in the Battle of Missionary Ridge and there is another piece by the Bureau of Conscription. On the back, there is the schedule for the railroad. The second item is a note from J.B. Crump to Jonathan Roberson asking that the wagon take the lumber and that Crump will be down on Thursday. It is dated May 9, 1864. The third item is a slip of paper with Mr. D. Horger’s name on it. The fourth item was a letter from U.B. Phillips giving a description of the journal and saying that this volume has never been printed. It is dated June 7, 1927. The last item is a typed copy of the letter from U.B. Phillips.

1862-1863

Mill Book

Folder 5

The front cover and first two pages are torn. The Mill Book was used by Jonathan Roberson. It tells who used the mill and to whom they delivered the wood to.

Undated

Journal (in pencil)

Folder 6

The journal has slave names in it and inventories of cows and horses. There is even a drawing of a kitchen. This journal looks to have been just a journal for notes. Most of it doesn’t make any sense. The overseer might have carried it for notes and then later put these things in order in his official journal.

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El Destino Plantation Papers 1786-1938

GUIDE TO THE

EL DESTINO PLANTATION

PAPERS

1786-1938

Mss. Collection #2001-02

CALL NUMBER:   MSS 2001-02

RECORD GROUP NUMBER:   Records

CREATOR:   El Destino Plantation

TITLE:   Records

DATES:   1786-1938

VOLUME:   4 document boxes (1.5 cubic feet)

MEDIUM:

RESTRICTION ON ACCESS NOTE:

PROCESSING STATUS AND CONDITION:   All the documents are encapsulated. Most of the collection is in pretty good condition. However, a few of the earlier documents were repaired with cellophane tape. For continuing preservation, the tape should be removed.

TERMS GOVERNING USE AND REPRODUCTION NOTE:   Any reproduction of this material must first be approved by archivist.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE:   El Destino was first owned by John Nuttall, a wealthy resident of Virginia and then later North Carolina. He presumably purchased it as a frontier speculation in 1828. In that same year, John sent his son, William B. Nuttall, to operate the plantation. He took with him fifty-two slaves, thirty-two of whom were rated as working hands. Those slaves were property of John and James, another son of John’s. The profits from the plantation were to be divided between the father and two sons. John died a few years later, and in 1832, William B. Nuttall bought El Destino from his father’s estate for $17,000. Besides being a plantation owner, William also had a law office in Tallahassee and was a speculator in Florida lands and bank stocks. On June 20, 1832, William married Mary Wallace Savage, a Savannah heiress who had fifty-four slaves and some other property. They had a daughter, Mary Savage Nuttall, together. However, William died on April 20, 1836 from apoplexy. Before her husband died, Mary Nuttall inherited some more property from an uncle, William Savage. She took it in the form of about eighty slaves. To employ these slaves, Hector Braden, a friend of William’s, sold Mary a plantation six miles north of El Destino. Its name was Chemonie. On May 18, 1840, she married George Noble Jones of Savannah. He bought El Destino and all but one slave from the Nuttall estate.

Noble Jones crossed the Atlantic with Oglethorpe. He was a volunteer colonist of some substance. He settled a plantation called Wormsloe, near Savannah. His son, Wimberly Jones and his grandson, Dr. George Jones maintained the prestige and enhanced the family fortune by marrying heiresses. Dr. George Jones took as his second wife, Sarah Fenwick, widow of Macartan Campbell who had sprung from a mercantile family of Charleston but who in later life was a wealthy citizen of Augusta, Georgia. In addition, Noble Wimberly Jones, son of Dr. George Jones and his first wife, married Sarah Campbell, one of the daughters of Macartan Campbell and Sarah Fenwick, who was thus his stepsister. In 1811, George Noble Jones was born to Noble and Sarah. George Noble Jones married Mary Wallace Savage Nuttall at the age of twenty-nine. By the time he was married, he was already well versed in plantation management. He helped manage a plantation in Jefferson County, Georgia which his mother and two aunts owned. In due course, Jones not only inherited a share of this plantation but also in considerable wharf and mercantile property in Savannah, bank stock and other investments, and a cottage in Newport, Rhode Island. He spent most of his time in Rhode Island and in Savannah. He would occasionally visit El Destino, Chemonie, and the Georgia plantation. After the close of the Civil War, he took up residence on El Destino. To George Noble Jones and Mary were born four children, George Fenwick, Wallace Savage, Sarah Campbell (who renamed herself Lillie Noble instead), and Noble Wimberly. George Fenwick is the only one to have married out of the four children. He married Anna Wylly Habersham in 1871 and died in 1876. He left three children, George Noble (the one who gave the Society the collection), Josephine (the late Mrs. J.A. Crisfield), and Mary Savage (the late Mrs. Clarence G. Anderson Jr.).

SUMMARY AND SCOPE NOTE:  The collection provides vital business documents from 1786 until 1903, legal documents and personal correspondence as well as plantation journals.

There are four boxes. Box I contains 40 folders mainly dealing with business documents. Box II contains 34 folders encompassing correspondence. Box III contains 40 folders dealing with legal documents, operating papers (including lists of slaves), and various correspondence relating to the collection itself and Box IV contains the plantation journals for El Destino and Chemonie There are two oversized items that are in the map case. One is a journal for the year 1862-1865, and the other is a miscellaneous document from Box III. There is also a seven-page paper about El Destino in the filing cabinet upstairs under Plantations – Jefferson County. This paper was written by the WPA.

Many of the business documents were written to or from prominent people in the Tallahassee area. Some of those people were John Gamble, O.H. Gadsden, Catherine Murat, the wife of Prince Murat, Thomas P. Chaires, H.L. Rutgers, and Hector Braden. Hector Braden who assumed control of the plantation in Mrs. Nuttall’s behalf and is the brother of the builder of Braden Castle has many letters in the Collection. In many of the letters and especially in the journals there are lists of slaves and references to their well-being. The journals give a detailed description of purchases of clothing, food and other items for slaves and the day-to-day activities on the plantation. Many of the journals were written by Jonathan Roberson, the plantation’s overseer.

ORGANIZATION NOTE:  Chronological

FINDING AID NOTE:  There is a document-by-document finding guide.

ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL FORM AVAILABLE:

LOCATION OF ORIGINALS NOTE:   Florida Plantation Records edited by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips and James David Glunt; the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis; the Georgia Historical Society in Savannah; and Rhode Island.

LANGUAGE NOTE:   The collection is mainly in English except for three documents. One is in Spanish, and the other two are in French.

PROVENANCE NOTE:   Donated January 1928 by George Noble Jones of Savannah, Georgia. The George Noble Jones Papers have gone on a whirlwind tour of the United States. In 1919, George Noble Jones, the grandson of the George Noble Jones in these records, sold El Destino. The new owner was supposed to take care of the papers until Jones removed them. However, in 1924 a group of Tallahassee antique hunters encountered the papers and one of them told Dr. James O. Knauss, Professor of European History in the Florida Woman’s College at Tallahassee. He went to the plantation to verify his source. He then contacted Jones and asked if he could take the papers and examine them. Jones said yes, but when Dr. Knauss went back to get the papers most of them were gone. The papers that he did find he put in the care of Mr. J.C. Yonge, the editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly. The papers that were missing which included the plantation journals were found later on. The manager’s wife of El Destino had sold them to a stamp dealer in New Jersey. The woman had thought that they were of great value because of Dr. Knauss’ visit. The stamp dealer then sold them to a Michigan dealer in manuscripts. The Michigan dealer then sold them to the Missouri Historical Society of St. Louis. When the Florida State Historical Society found the papers, the Missouri Historical Society wanted to publish them, but the Florida State Historical Society also wanted to publish them. So the Florida State Historical Society contacted George Noble Jones, and he claimed them as his property which had been removed without his knowledge or consent. Jones then made gifts out of his grandfather’s manuscripts. The Missouri Historical Society at St. Louis got the papers that were printed in the book, Florida Plantation Records edited by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of American History in the University of Michigan and James David Glunt, A.M., Instructor in History in the University of Florida. The Florida Historical Society acquired some of the papers in 1928 that dealt with the affairs in Florida. The Georgia Historical Society at Savannah acquired the remainder of the papers, which chiefly dealt with affairs in Georgia.

EL DESTINO PLANTATION COLLECTION

BOX 1 : Business Documents

1795                Bill from Thomas Henderson to Colonel Jonathan Rhea for medical services rendered to Rhea and a number of Negroes. Last date given is November 13, 1795. Covers the period 1768-1795. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Itemizes treatments, drugs, and so forth.Repaired with cellophane tape.

1816                Indenture between John Eppinger and George Jones. Dated “District of Georgia,” April 2, 1816. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to sale of 1,000 acres of land known as “DeanForest” to Jones.

1816                Receipt for payment of N.W. Jones’ taxes. Dated June 17, 1816.1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1828                “List of Negroes sent to Florida.” Dated March 1, 1828. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. In the handwriting of John Nuttall.

1828                Indenture from John Moore and wife to William B. Nuttall. Dated Leon County, June 4, 1828. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to sale of lands.

1828                Agreement between John Nuttall, James Nuttall, and William B. Nuttall. Dated September 18, 1828. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Sets down arrangements for the operation of El Destino Plantation. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1828                Wrapper from a lease between Sarah Jones and John Finn. Probably October, 1828. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Mentions terms of lease.

1831                Receipt for $51 from William B. Nuttall, signed “Saml.” Dated February 23, 1831. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Most of the signature torn away.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1832                                <!–[endif]–>Promissory note from James O’Connell to E. Campbell for $25. Dated Augusta, January 30, 1832. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1832                Promissory note from James O’Connell to E. Campbell for $33.33. Dated Augusta, January 30, 1832. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1833                Copy of a grant of Indian land to Sarah Jones by the State of Georgia. Dated February 26, 1833. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1833                Copy of account of William B. Nuttall with James Hamilton & Son. Dated New York, July 16, 1833. Covers 1831-1833. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1833                Note relating to a 1788 land grant to A. Feors. Dated April 1, 1833. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1833                Promissory note from William B. Nuttall and H. Braden to Nehemiah Tilton. Dated June 1, 1833. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1834                Copy of a promissory note from W.B. Nuttall to J.C. Prioleau. Dated El Destino, February 5, 1834. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1834                Note from William B. Nuttall to the Union Bank of Florida for shares of the Bank’s stock. Dated March 1, 1834. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1834                Indenture between William B. Nuttall and the Union Bank of Florida pledging land and slaves as security for a loan of $27,600. Dated March 1, 1834. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1834                Another indenture, as above, for $15,500. Dated November 22, 1834. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1834                Agreement between William B. Nuttall and Edward Footman. Dated December 15, 1834. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to a land deal. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1835                Indenture between William B. Nuttall and the Union Bank of Florida pledging slaves as security for a loan. Dated January 24, 1835. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1835                Another indenture, as above. Dated January 24, 1835. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1835                Another indenture, as above. Dated May 21, 1835. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Bears stamped seal on page 3.

1835                A copy of the above indenture. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1835                Account of William B. Nuttall with James Hamilton & Son. Dated New York, November 3, 1835. Covers 1833-1835. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1835                Agreement between W.B. Nuttall and James Hamilton & Son relative to Nuttall’s 1836 cotton crop. Dated December 22, 1835. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1836                Protest of a bill for non-payment. Dated New York, January 27, 1836. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1836                Receipt to W.B. Nuttall from T.P. Chaires for $1,000. Dated Tallahassee, February 16, 1836. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1836                Power of attorney from Sarah Jones to George Jones Jr. Dated January 15, 1836. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1837                Bill for $15.50 due to W.T. Carroll for services in a lawsuit. Dated January, 1837. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1838                Indenture between Mary Nuttall and the Union Bank of Florida pledging land and slaves as security for a loan. Dated April 10, 1838. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1838                Account of Mary Nuttall with Hector Braden. Dated June 5, 1838. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1839                “Estate of William B. Nuttall.” Last date given is June 1, 1839. Covers 1837-1839. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1839                Account of M.W. Nuttall with Hamilton & Co. Dated New York, July 10, 1839. Covers 1838-1839. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1840                “Estate of W.B. Nuttall.” Dated April 18, 1840. Covers 1839-1840. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1840                “Estate of W.B. Nuttall Decd.” Dated April 18, 1840. Certified a true copy June 10, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1840                Bill of lading. Dated New York, October 28, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Covering letter from A. Bininger & Co. on blank leaf of printed bill of lading form.

1841                “Mr. Jones’ account rendered by H.W. Braden.” Dated March 15, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1841                Receipt for $5,000 paid by George Jones to H.W. Braden. Dated Tallahassee, March 27, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1841                Copy of George Jones’ promissory note to H.W. Braden with a long explanatory memorandum on the back. Dated Tallahassee, March 27, 1841. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Account of Mary Nuttall with Hector W. Braden. Dated April 1, 1841. Covers 1840-1841. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1841                Notice of protest of a note for $124 for non-payment. Dated Savannah, July 3, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1841                Copy of a receipt from the Union Bank to George Jones as W.B. Nuttall’s executor. Dated Tallahassee, October 25, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1842                Note from George Jones to the cashier of the Union Bank directing that Robert White be paid $100. Dated Tallahassee, February 22, 1842. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Four cuts forming a cross appear in the lower r.h. corner.

1842                Check for $73.50 from George Jones to T. & R. Heyward drawn on the Union Bank of Florida. Dated Tallahassee, March 3, 1842. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed check form with “Central Bank of Florida” printed thereon. “Central” has been crossed out and “Union” written in. On r.h. side are four cuts forming a cross.

1842                Account sheet labeled “Estate of William B. Nuttall to H.W. Braden.” Dated March 29, 1842. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to Braden’s acting as agent for selling some tracts of land belonging to Nuttall.

1842                Account of Hector W. Braden to Mary Jones. Dated April 1, 1842. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Portion of top centerfold torn away with loss of text. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1842                Account of Hector W. Braden to Mary Jones for use of money. Dated April 1, 1842. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1842                Account of the estate of William B. Nuttall in account with George Jones and Mary W. Jones. Dated April 9, 1842. Covers 1841-1842. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1843                Letter from Dennis Paschall to George Jones. Dated September 26, 1843. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Settlement of the Estate of John Nuttall with the Estate of William B. Nuttall.

1844                Itemized list of charges settled with L.H. Branch. Dated June 12, 1844.1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1846                Receipt from A.A. Fisher to George Noble Jones for payment of his county and state taxes. Dated Chemoonie, 1846. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1846                Bill for medicine and soap. Dated Tallahassee, April 15, 1846. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1846                Account of money due to Mary Jones from Hector W. Braden. Dated April, 1846. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1846                Receipt from A.E. Maxwell to George Jones for payment for carriage horses. Dated Tallahassee, December 12, 1846. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1846                Receipt from J.D. Edwards to George Jones for payment for 2 yoke of oxen. Dated Jefferson County, December 23, 1846. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1848                Account of George Jones with Brody & Pettes. Last date given is April 15, 1848. Covers 1847-1848. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1848                Agreement between George Jones and his lawyer, Robert White. Dated May 1, 1848. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1849                Itemized bill of George Jones for purchase of drugs and condiments from A.A. Solomons. Dated Savannah, January 1, 1849. Covers 1848. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1849                Itemized account of Mrs. George Jones with M. Prendergast & Co. in Savannah. Last date given is November 20, 1849. Covers 1849. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Items are mostly textiles and related goods (buttons, etc.).

1850                Itemized bill from James Gamble to George Jones, mostly for dry goods, for 1849. Settled May 19, 1850. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1850                Bill from John Moore to George Jones for purchase of goods. Dated New York, December 24, 1850. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Account of R.H. Gairdner with John Barnes. Dated Augusta, May 1, 1852. Covers 1851-1852. 8 sheets; 14 pages of writing.

1852                Account of S.F. Gairdner’s trustees and Mary Jones with R.H. Gairdner. Dated Augusta, June 10, 1852. Covers 1851-1852. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1852                Account of George Jones with P.L. & E.L. Levy. Dated New Orleans, July 1, 1852. Covers 1851. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Bill for purchase of a dog. Dated July 24, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Bill for a selection of ladies hats, caps, and bonnets bought from B. Long of New York. Dated Newport, August 26, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Request from J.P. Billingsley that George Jones pay T. Turnbull $62.20. Dated October 5, 1852. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1852                Receipt from D.H. Slaton to John Evans for payment for goods. Dated November 2, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1852                Itemized receipt from Mr. Roach to Jesse Whatley for payment for goods and services. Dated November 10, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Itemized receipt from Towle and Myers to George Jones certifying payment for goods and services. Dated December 27, 1852. Covers 1850-1851. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1853                Itemized receipt from A.R. Wright to George Jones certifying payment for goods. Dated January 3, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1853                Receipt from Jesse Whatley to George Jones for his wages for 1852. Dated Jefferson County, January 10, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1853                Bill of lading for a shipment of cotton. Dated Newport, November 2, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1854                Receipt from Berry & Rowles to George Jones certifying payment for supplies. Dated January 21, 1854. Covers 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Bill of lading from Beard & Denham for a shipment of cotton. Dated St. Marks, February 6, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Receipt from I. Elliot to George Jones for payment for bricks. Dated February 28, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Bill for tobacco and bottle of Worcestershire sauce from B.C. Lewis to George Jones. Dated Tallahassee, March 29, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Account of George Jones with McNaught & Ormond. Dated April 19, 1854. Covers 1853-1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1854                Note promising delivery of sweet potatoes from George Jones to Catherine Murat. Dated Jefferson County, April 16, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, April 21, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to cotton shipments.

1854                Promissory note from George Jones to Catherine Murat. Dated Jefferson County, May 20, 1854. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Order on back directing that the note be paid to R.W. White. Note is signed by Catherine Murat and countersigned by White.

1854                Bill from Webster & Palmes to George Jones for syrup, tobacco, and sash weights. Dated Savannah, May 23, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1854                Invoice for a shipment of rope to George Jones. Dated September 30, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Bill of lading from Beard & Denham for a shipment of cotton. Dated St. Marks, November 29, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form. Portion missing with loss of text.

1854                Invoice for 25 ploughs shipped to George Jones. Dated New York, December 8, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1855                Account of George Jones with McNaught & Ormond. Dated April 7, 1855. Covers 1854-1855. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1855                Receipt from Joshua Holt to John Evans for a mule. Dated March 7, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1855                Account of George Jones with John W. Argyle. Dated March 22, 1855. Covers 1854. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1855                Receipt from Morgan Granling to George Jones for fixing a cart and wagon. Received payment June 11, 1855. Covers 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1855                Account of George Jones with McNaught & Ormond. Dated Newport, Florida, December 12, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1855                Notice of arrival of a cargo of goods from McNaught & Ormond. Dated Newport, December 17, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Account of George Jones with D.E. Hull. Dated Tallahassee, January 1, 1856. Covers 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1856                Order by George Jones that John Evans be paid $38.12. Dated Leon County, January 15, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1856                Shipping receipt for 7 bales of cotton by the Tallahassee Railroad Depot. Dated Tallahassee, January 19, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Portion of a shipping certificate of the Tallahassee Railroad Depot. Dated Tallahassee, January 21, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Receipt for goods shipped to George Jones. Dated Newport, February 21, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Receipt from McNaught & Ormond to George Noble Jones for 1 bale of blankets. Dated Newport, April 7, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Bill for a 5-year’s subscription to the FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL. Dated Tallahassee, April 10, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1856                Itemized receipt from B.C. Lewis (curator of John W. Argyle’s estate) to George Jones certifying payment for goods. Dated April 12, 1856. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1856                Note stating that the writer and his crew had cut a certain amount of wood on the land of George Jones. Dated Ocilla River, May 2, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1856                Account of Alfred Cuthbert. Dated June 18, 1856. Covers 1851-1854. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1856                Account of George Jones with James Hammond. Dated October 31, 1856. Covers 1855. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1856                Receipt for George Jones’ state and county taxes. Dated November 29, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1857                Itemized receipt from T. Turnbull to George Jones. Dated January 3, 1857. Covers 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1857                Itemized receipt from William Slusser to George Jones. Dated January 6, 1857. Covers 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1857                Itemized receipt from Hopkins & McGinness to George Jones. Dated January 6, 1857. Covers 1855-1856. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1857                Receipt for 7 bales of cotton from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, Florida, January 30, 1857. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1857                Bill of lading from Beard & Denham for a cotton shipment. Dated St. Marks, February 16, 1857. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1857                Account of George Jones with McNaught & Ormond. Dated Newport, Florida, February 28, 857. Covers 1856-1857. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1857                Bill from T. Hayward to George Jones. Dated Tallahassee, March 19, 1857. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1857                Account of George Jones with G. Parkhill. Dated March 26, 1857. Covers 1856-early 1857. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1858                Receipt (in Spanish?). Dated November (?) 13, 1858. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1859                Account of Edward Bradford with the estate of Henry Bradford. Dated 1859. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1860                Account of George Jones with Habersham & Sons for sale of cotton. Dated Savannah, January 31, 1860. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1860                Account of George Jones with Habersham & Sons for sale of cotton. Dated Savannah, January 31, 1860. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1860                Account of George Jones with R. Habersham & Sons. Dated Savannah, May 12, 1860. Covers 1859-1860. 4 sheets folded; 14 pages of writing.

1860                Account of George Jones with Habersham & Sons for sale of cotton. Dated Savannah, November 29, 1860. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1861                Account of George Jones with Smallwood and Easler. Dated New York, March 16, 1861. Covers 1860-early 1861. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1863                Statement of goods (mostly foodstuffs) shipped to George Jones. Covers period April-October, 1863. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1864                Pedigree of a bull. Dated “West Farms,” November 16, 1864. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1865                Bill of sale for a mare to George Jones from Lee & Co. Dated Jefferson County, January 24, 1865. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1865                Copy of a voucher for $125 from the U.S. Army to George Jones for rental of a building as officer’s quarters. Dated Savannah, November 29, 1865. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1867                Bill from Lathrop & Co. to George Jones. Dated Savannah, March 1, 1867. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1867                Itemized receipt from Lathrop & Co. to George Jones with a 2-cent stamp on the paper. Dated Savannah, April 11, 1867. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1867                Bill from Lathrop & Co. to George Jones. Dated Savannah, April 11, 1867. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1870                List of names, probably of workers. On back is list of “Meat taken up by hands since 1st Jany, 1870.” In pencil. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1871                Invoice for an “Eagle” cotton gin shipped to G. Noble Jones. Dated Bridgewater, Mass., August 12, 1871. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1871                Receipt from William P. Slusser to George Noble Jones. Dated December 12, 1871. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1872                Bill from Crawford & Lovell to George N. Jones. Lists hardware purchases. Dated Savannah, February 1, 1872. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1873                Agreement between G. Noble Jones and John Pride for rental of land. Dated Jefferson County, January 15, 1873. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1873                Account of G. Noble Jones’ receipts and expenditures. Covers November 1, 1872 to March 31, 1873. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1874                Agreement between G. Noble Jones and Barack Nellycliff for the sale of a mule. Dated January 3, 1874. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1874                Agreement between G. Noble Jones and John Pride for the cultivation of Jones’ plantation. Dated February 16, 1874. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Also, an attached printed form-certifying registration of the document with the Circuit Court, Jefferson County. Dated March 2, 1874. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1874                Bill of lading from Atlantic & Gulf Freight Line for a sack of grain (with terms and route of shipment). Dated New York, October 15, 1874. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1875                Bill for a keg of nails from Crawford & Lovell to G. Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, January 29, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1875                Itemized bill for goods from Ordinary Chatham Co. to G. Noble Jones and Alfred Cuthbert. Dated Savannah, December 4, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1877                Statement of the account of the estate of G.N. Jones. Covers January-April, 1877. 4 sheets; 7 pages of writing.

1877                Statement of account of the estate of G.N. Jones. Covers August, 1877. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1877                Bill of lading for the Savannah East Freight Line (Savannah is written in over Fernandina). Dated Lloyd, Florida, September 25, 1877. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1877                Account of sales of cotton for the estate of G.N. Jones from Habersham & Sons. Dated Savannah, December 19, 1877. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1878                Account of the estate of G.N. Jones from Little & Co. Dated January 17, 1878. Covers November, 1877. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1878                Account of George Noble Jones with Robert Habersham, Son & Co. Dated Savannah, January 24, 1878. Covers November-January, 1877-1878. 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Torn down the middle so there are two sheets instead of one sheet folded.

1878                Account of George Noble Jones with Robert Habersham, Son & Co. Dated Savannah, January 24, 1878. Covers same period. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1878                Receipt from a Mr. Brevard to Wallace Jones. Dated Tallahassee, February 2, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1878                Agreement between W.A. and Annie Willy and W.S. Jones. Relates to sale of land. Dated Jefferson County, February 12, 1878. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1878                Itemized bill from Little & Co. to the estate of G. Noble Jones. Dated Louisville, Georgia, July 1, 1878. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1878                Account of cotton sales for G. Noble Jones’ estate with Habersham & Sons. Dated Savannah, November 22, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1878                Account of cotton sales for G. Noble Jones’ estate with Habersham & Sons. Dated Savannah, December 9, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1878                Receipt for cotton shipment from the Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile Railroad. Dated Lloyd, December 16, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1879                Check for $30. Dated Bailey’s Mills, Florida, February 24, 1879. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1879                Itemized bill from Little & Co. to the estate of G.N. Jones. Dated June 2, 1879. 2 sheets; 3 pages of writing. Printed form.

1879                Agreement between Wallace and Noble W. Jones and M.L. Brewer. Hires Brewer to serve as a miller at their mill. Dated July 14, 1879. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1879                Itemized bill from Little & Co. to the estate of G.N. Jones. Dated Louisville, Georgia, August 1, 1879. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1879                Same, as above. Dated September 1, 1879. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Printed form.

1879                Same, as above. Dated October 1, 1879. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1879                Same, as above. Dated November 1, 1879. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form.

1879                Account of cotton sales with R. Habersham, Son & Co. Dated Savannah, November 29, 1879. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1882                Receipt from Andrew Hanley. Dated Savannah, September 30, 1882. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1883                Receipt from Florida Coastal and Western Railroad Co. Dated Lloyd, May 10, 1883. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1903                Lease for some land between G. Noble Jones and F.G. Parnell and Allen Howard. Dated McIntosh County, Georgia, December 24, 1903. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form. 2 stamped seals of the County Court.

Undated           Memo relating to Nuttall’s estate. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Undated           Account sheet for cotton. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Undated           Document relating to monies received by H.W. Braden for Mary Jones. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

Undated           Document labeled “Proposals and specifications for building a store in Augusta.” 2 sheets; 5 pages of writing.

Undated           Sketch labeled “Plan of Augusta lots.” 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           Note relating to Nuttall’s estate’s finances. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Undated           Fragment of a list. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Split along seams.

Undated           Document relating to locations of El Destino lands. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           Document relating to dealings in land. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           Instructions for going from Savannah to Tallahassee. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. In pencil.

Undated           Note from T. Balzett relating to drafts received from H.W. Braden. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

BOX 2: Correspondence

1829                Copies of three letters. 1st from Alexander Telfair to Major Babcock, U.S. Engineers. Dated Savannah, March 28, 1829. Relates to purchase of Cockspur Island by the U.S. for a military post. 1 page of writing. 2nd from Telfair to E. Hamilton. Dated Savannah, May 6, 1829. Relates to the 1760 grant of Cockspur Island. 2/3 page of writing. 3rd from Telfair to Colonel I.A. Cobb. Dated Savannah, June 3, 1829. Relates to the deed for some land. 1/3 page of writing. All together, 1 sheet, 2 pages of writing.

1833                Letter from J. Hamilton (?) to William B. Nuttall. Relates to the affairs of Mrs. Burgess (?). Dated New York, April 25, 1833. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Portions of edge torn away with some loss of text.

1833                Letter from William B. Nuttall to his wife, Mary. Refers to anxiety over her trip, death of her aunt, exchange of slaves with his brother, business at Jackson Court and with Mrs. Hawkins. Dated Tallahassee, December 7, 1833. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1834                Letter from A. Nuttall to William B. Nuttall. Expresses displeasure with the business conducted with William and threatens to seek legal recourse if necessary. Refers to the “discontent of the Negroes.” Dated Level Green, July 25, 1834. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1836                Letter from H.W. Braden to Mrs. Mary Savage. Reports the death of W.B. Nuttall. Also mentions state of Nuttall’s property. Dated Tallahassee, April 22, 1836. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1836                Letter from H.W. Braden to Mrs. Mary Nuttall. Mentions the danger from Indians (Creek and Seminole); discusses debts, and business affairs of the Nuttall estate. Dated Tallahassee, June 6, 1836. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1837                Letter from H.W. Braden to Mrs. Mary Nuttall. Reports on the state of her plantation and upon his projected travels. Dated “Clifford near Tallahassee,” a note on the back giving the date as 1837. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1838                Letter from H.W. Braden to Lewis Webb. Discusses Nuttall’s estate. Dated Tallahassee, February 6, 1838. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. On page 3 is a note from John Parkhill to Lewis Webb. Dated Tallahassee, February 5, 1838. Testifies to reliability of Braden. Page 3 is somewhat disintegrated with some loss of text.

1839                Letter from O.H. Gadsden to H.W. Braden. Transmits to Braden, serving as Mrs. Nuttall’s agent, a bill for lumber used in the construction of her house at El Destino. Also reports that some land in which she expressed an interest is for sale, giving term. Mentions Union Bank stock. Dated December 18, 1839.1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1839                Letter from H.W. Braden to Mary Nuttall. Reports of his handling of her affairs. Mentions possibilities for sale of some of her slaves. Mentions also Union Bank. Dated Clifford, December 23, 1839.

1840                Letter from H.W. Braden to Mary Nuttall. Relates to collection of a debt owed to the Nuttall estate. Reports on the unlikelihood of reimbursement for losses of cattle to Indian raids. Also reports on the “New plantation,” Chemonie. Discusses political and social life in Tallahassee. Dated Clifford, January 26, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1840                Letter probably from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Relates to Mary Nuttall Jones’ property and debts, with much on the Union Bank. Dated Tallahassee, August 16, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. See next item.

1840                Letter from George Jones to H.W. Braden. Refers to Braden’s letter of August 16, which seems almost certainly to be the one proceeding this. Relates to the Florida estates and liabilities. Also reports on the “great Bunker Hill Convention.” Dated Boston, September 10, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1840                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Reports crop losses due to caterpillars. Dated Tallahassee, October 11, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1840                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Relates to crops on the Florida estates and financial conditions in Florida. Dated Savannah, November 26, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1840                Letter from W. Crabtree to George Jones. Crabtree is president of the S.O.& A., Canal Co. The letter is a request for payment with a statement of Jones’ account with the company. Dated Savannah, December 3, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1840                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Mentions the death of Mrs. Savage, danger from Indian attacks, and a difficulty in communication. Mentions Jones as coming to Florida. Dated Tallahassee, December 21, 1840. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from George Jones to H.W. Braden. Requests information as to purchase of land from Mrs. Jones two years before by Major Ward. Beneath Jones’ letter, Braden has written a reply in pencil. Dated El Destino, January 1, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from George Jones to W.H. Brackenborough. Relates to financial arrangements between W.B. Nuttall and his wife, now Mrs. Jones. Sums up the condition of Nuttall’s estate and requests Brackenborough’s services in “winding it up.” Dated El Destino, March 4, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from J. Hanfield (?) to George Jones. Relates to a debt. Dated Middletown, March 17, 1841. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter to R. Habersham & Son. Relates to reduction of a bank debt. The letter is probably from George Jones. Dated Jefferson County, March 23, 1841. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Discusses proposition to release the stock upon some slaves. Dated March, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from George Jones to William H. Brackenborough. Relates to the estate of Nuttall. Dated Monticello, April 7, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from Perry A. Barrington to George Jones. Reports on the El Destino cotton crop and the health of the slaves. Dated El Destino, June 11, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from R.L. Gamble to George Jones. Relates to obtaining certificates of patent from the Land Office. Dated Washington City, July 2, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from George Jones to R.L. Gamble. (?). Relates to certificates of patent from the General Land Office. Dated Newport, July 8, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from E.M. Huntington to R.L. Gamble. Transmits certificates of patent from the Land Office. Dated General Land Office, July 16, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from Cammam, Whitehouse & Co. to George Jones. Relates to Jones’ order to purchase “Florida Funds.” Dated New York, July 21, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from J.H. Randolph to George Jones. Requests Jones to pay a bill for medical care for his slaves. Dated Tallahassee, July 27, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from J. Clark & Son to Mrs. Jones. Requests that she remit payment on her account. Dated Boston, August 10, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Reports on his relatives, yellow fever, and various deaths. Mentions yellow fever epidemic in St. Josephs. Also reports on health of plantation personnel and crop conditions. Dated Clifford, August 11, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Discusses a claim against Nuttall’s estate by Martin Hardin (?). Also reports on the health situation, mentioning yellow fever at Port Leon. Reports on the status of the plantation. Piece missing from page 3 with some loss of text. Dated Clifford, August 18, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from Cammam, Whitehouse & Co. to George Jones transmitting the following copy. Dated New York, September 7, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Copy of a letter from Cammam, Whitehouse & Co. to J.G. Gamble (President of the Union Bank). Transmits 5 certificates of deposit for George Jones. Dated New York, September 7, 1841. 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from Cammam, Whitehouse & Co. to George Jones. Relates to financial affairs; mentions Union Bank. Dated New York, September 9, 1841. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from William Perry to Mary Jones. Reports the death of  “Brother Thomas,” various illnesses, and the cotton crop. Addresses her as “Dear Mistis.” Dated Tallahassee, September 23, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from H.L. Rutgers to George Jones. Transmits a statement which appears on page 3 of the sheet. Dated “Union Bank of Florida,” Tallahassee, October 25, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from R.E. Cunningham to George Jones. Relates to Cunningham selling some land. Dated November 9, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1841                Letter from J. Mansfield to George Jones. Relates to a receipt from Mrs. Eliza Jones. Dated Fort Pulaski, December 15, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1842                Letter from George Jones to H.W. Braden. Relates to the transfer of one of Jones’ notes from Braden to another party with possible inconvenience and loss for Jones. Dated El Destino, March 20, 1842. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1842                Letter from H.W. Braden to George Jones. Gives Braden’s side in the controversy over the transfer of the above note and presents claims for payment for services. A note in the margin signed “G.J.” tells the arrangement reached. Dated Tallahassee, March 22, 1842. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1842                Letter from G. Jones to John G. Gamble. Relates to Jones’ notes to the Union Banks. Dated April 9, 1842. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Some damage with a slight loss of text.

1844                Portion of a letter to the President of the Union Bank of Florida. Relates to a claim on the Bank. Dated Savannah, June 1, 1844. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Parts torn away with loss of text.

1844                Letter from W. Brackenborough to George Jones. Reports on Jones’ cases with Braden. Dated Tallahassee, November 17, 1844. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape. Large portions of page 3 missing with considerable loss of text.

1845                Letter from N.J. Douglas to George Jones. A copy of Douglas’ opinion in the case of Braden vs. Jones & wife, administrators of Nuttall’s estate. Dated Tallahassee, January 24, 1845. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1845                Letter from Braden’s attorneys to W.H. Brackenborough as attorney for George Jones. Relates to the above-mentioned case. Notes by Brackenborough on back. Dated Tallahassee, March 15, 1845. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1845                Letter from Braden’s lawyers to W.H. Brackenborough as attorney for George Jones. Relates to the above case. Dated Tallahassee, July 9, 1845. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1847                Letter from Parkhill to George Jones. Relates to business affairs. Dated Tuscaurila, January 8, 1847. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1848                Letter from Bolling Baker to George Jones. Sends a copy of Eppes’ deed (included). Dated Quincy, February 15, 1848. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1848                Letter from Parkhill & Co. to Wallace Jones. Relates to lumber purchased by Jones. Dated May 13, 1848. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1850                Letter from R.W. White to George Jones. Relates to five land warrants, a canal, the “Gamble affair,” and slaves. Dated Tallahassee, June 17, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1850                Letter from Bolling Baker to George Jones. Transmits a legal document relative to the “Title of Dr. Robertson.” Mentions the Robertson and his family had been victims of an attempt at poisoning. Dated Quincy, July 4, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1850                Letter from R.W. White to George Jones. Relates to the corn crop, cotton crop, progress of a canal, and the Union Bank. Inquires as to whether Jones would be interesting in investing in a plank road. Dated Lipona, July 17, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1850                Letter from R.W. White to George Jones. Reports on corn and cotton crops on Jones’ plantations. Mentions disciplining of a slave. Reports on Roberson’s progress on the canal. Dated Lipona, July 26, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1850                Letter from R.W. White to George Jones. Discusses corn and cotton crops on Jones’ plantation. Reports on the route of the plank road and Roberson’s progress on the canal. Dated Lipona, August 10, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1850                Letter from R.W. White to George Jones. Reports that “Whatley has again detected Jane in his corn mill with Roberson.” An account of Roberson’s wrong-doings with Jones’ slaves or employees involving misappropriation of meat, sugar, coffee and other supplies. Dated Lipona, September 3, 1850. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1851                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to a shipment of cotton. Dated Newport, November 2, 1851. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from S. Spooner to George Jones. Apparently relates to a subscription for a book. Dated January 26, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from R. Habersham & Son to George Jones. Discusses business affairs and reports the results of the “Forrest divorce case.” Dated Savannah, January 29, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1852                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to cotton. Dated Newport, February 4, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from Jonathan Roberson. Relates to conditions on the plantation. Dated Leon County, March 18, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from William Fludden to George Jones. Gives recipe for cement. Dated Newport, March 29, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Reports on a shipment of bacon, progress of the plank road and fears for the crop due to grasshoppers. Dated Newport, April 28, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from Jonathan Roberson. Reports on conditions and activities on the plantation. Tells of a large party of “your” Negroes being baptized in the canal above the bridge. Dated Leon County, May 21, 1852. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1852                Letter from William Delafield to George Jones. Requests information as to suitability for employment of Patrick Casey. Dated New York, May 24, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1852                Letter to “My dear Jones.” Congratulations on the birth of Noble Wimberley Jones, business affairs and reports on travels. Dated “Tours on the Loire,” May 30, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1852                Letter from J. Roberson. Discusses conditions and activities on the plantation. Mentions that Josiah Jacobs is to be hung at Newport for murder. Dated El Destino Mills, June 12, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1852                Letter from W.J.R. Habersham. Relates mainly to shipping some goods to Newport, Florida. Refers to a wedding. Dated New York, July 8, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from E.M. Croan (?) to George Jones. Relates to a Mr. Hardwick, who desires a post as overseer. Dated Louisville, Jefferson County, July 23, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from James M. Sanderson to George Jones. Relates to payment of a draft by Jones. Dated New York, July 30, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from George J. Kollock to George Jones. Refers to economic reprisals by patriotic Southerners against the North as breaking down. Also refers to a marriage and various personal affairs. Dated Woodlands, August 10, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1852                Letter from G.C. Smith to George Jones. Relates to subscription for a book. Dated Newport, August 26, 1852. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1852                Letter from J. Roberson to George Jones. Reports on conditions and activities on the plantation. Dated El Destino Mills, September 15, 1852. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from J. Roberson. Reports on conditions and activities on the plantation, particularly work on the mill. Dated Leon County, June 20, 1853. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from J. Roberson. Reports on condition of Negroes and work on the mill. Dated July 9, 1853. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from J. Roberson. Reports on condition of Negroes and work on the mill. Dated El Destino Mills, July 23, 1853. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from J. Roberson. Reports on the condition of the hands and the mill. Dated El Destino Mills, August 23, 1853. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from J. Roberson. Reports on the health of himself and the hands and on the progress of work on the mill. Dated Leon County, October 9, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1853                Letter from James Rowe to George Jones. Relates to efficiency of his corn-crushing machine. Dated Greensboro, Georgia, October 31, 1853. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1853                Letter from Beard & Denham to George Jones. Relates to a cotton shipment. Dated St. Marks, December 10, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1853                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Transmits waybills for goods. Dated Newport, December 29, 1853. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from Albert Sumner to George Jones. Relates to the title of the “Middleton property.” Dated Newport, January 7, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1854                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to a cotton shipment. Dated Newport, January 16, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from D.N. Moxley to George Jones. Requests a loan of five dollars and wants to send to Tallahassee for his trunk and some oil. Dated February 10, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to shipping difficulties with a cotton shipment. Dated Newport, February 23, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from T. Johnston to George Jones. Relates to fences and the accidental cutting of some of Jones’ timber. Dated Jefferson County, March 26, 1854. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1854                Letter from J.F. Thomas. Offers to sell a tract of land. Dated Tallahassee, March 30, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to inability to provide shipping for Jones’ cotton. Dated Newport, April 3, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Relates to inability to provide shipping for Jones’ cotton. Dated Newport, April 3, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1854                Letter from Bolling Baker to George Jones. Proposal to sell his land and slaves to Jones. Dated Tallahassee, May 17, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1854                Letter from John Evans to George Jones. Dated “Chemoonie,” July 16, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Discusses “Williams,” state of the Negroes, and work planned. Also mentions that Noah Thomson “…has goes deranged from drink…,” and has been taken to an asylum in New York, and that James Williams has “…killed himself drinking.” Comment son the extreme heat of the summer. Appended are two pages from the Chemonie journal covering July 1-16.

1854                Letter from Edwin Walter to George Jones. Dated Philadelphia, August 10, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Walters is an official of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co., and reports a dividend may be claimed on stock formerly owned by Dr. George Jones. The dividend had been suspended due to a “disaster” in 1841, but now is being paid.

1854                Letter from William Watson to George Jones. Dated Providence, August 9, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to authorization for Thomas Baikley to convey real estate. Watson is Secretary of State for Rhode Island. The letter is on a printed letterhead.

1854                Letter from W.H. Drayton to George Jones. Dated Philadelphia, August 11, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to proof of a deed.

1854                Letter from Sidney Brooks to Dr. David King. Dated August 15, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Refusal of an offer by George Jones to sell some land.

1854                Letter from J. Roberson. Dated El Destino Mills, September 1, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on health of himself and the Negroes, and on progress on a dam in the swamp. Mentions purchasing some cattle. Also mentions the “Bonnet land.”

1854                Letter from R. Habersham & Son to George Jones. Dated Savannah, September 7, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Requests that workmen for the “Albany or So. Western Road” to be allowed to use buildings on property belonging to Jones. Reports on the death of James Johnston and a yellow fever epidemic.

1854                Letter from Robert Habersham to George Jones. Dated Savannah, September 19, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to repairs of a building (?). A post-script dated September 10 from Habersham thanks Jones for his concern and relates the course of the yellow fever attack on his wife and daughter.

1854                Letter from J. Roberson. Dated September 30, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on work on the levee, the canal, and on lumber for the mill house.

1854                Letter from William H. Harison to George Jones. Dated Augusta, October 4, 1854. Reports recovery of Jones’ sister Mary from a serious illness.

1854                Letter from W. Buckminster to George Jones. Dated Boston, October 4, 1854. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Relates to cattle for sale.

1854                Letter from Gilbert Butler to George Jones. Dated Savannah, October 13, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Relates to discounting of notes.

1854                Letter from William H. Harison to George Jones. Dated Sand Hills, October 18, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Reports progress of Jones’ sister’s recovery and transmits some funds to Mrs. Jones and others.

1854                Letter to Gilbert Butler from George Jones. Dated Newport, October 19, 1854. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Relates to differences in understanding of the terms of an agreement involving Jones’ notes.

1854                Letter from J. Roberson. Dated November 6, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Discusses work on the levee and mill house.

1854                Letter from N. Hawley. Dated “Chattahoochee,” December 20, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to a sugar mill.

1854                Letter from B.G.M. Davis. A note on the back dates it December, 1854. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Says that he is going to Apalachicola, but will be pleased to aid as requested upon his return.

1854                Letter from William Epping to George Jones. Dated Tallahassee, a note gives the date as December, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to Epping’s desire to purchase for his German Evangelical Lutheran congregation, of which he is pastor, Jones’ property known as the “old St. John’s Church, now occupied by a gymnastical association.”

1854                Letter from J.W. Whatley to George Jones. A note dates it December, 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Requests $50 to settle his affairs at Newport, as he hopes to be in Texas by February 1. Also requests letters of recommendation.

1854                Letter from D.N. Moxley to George Jones. Dated El Destino, a note dates it 1854. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Requests $125.

1854                Letter or portion of a letter. A note on the back states “Letter to Mrs. J.L. Sheppard, 1854.” 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1855                Letter from George Jones to A.W. White. Dated El Destino, January 15, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Relates to White’s actions while acting as Jones’ agent.

1855                Letter from J. Roberson to George Jones. Dated February 17, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports conditions and activities, especially work on the canal.

1855                Letter from G.F. Headman to George Jones. Dated Savannah, April 13, 1855. 1 sheet ; 1 page of writing. Reports installations of and transmits bill for gas pipes in Jones’ new store.

1855                Letter from L.L. & E.L. Levy to George Jones. Dated New Orleans, April 20, 1855. 2 sheets (1 folded); 2 pages of writing. Transmits an invoice (the unfolded sheet).

1855                Letter from Emma Bronson to George Jones. Dated Sunny Point, Palatka, May 9, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Reports that her father is unable to provide any information about Mr. George Carroll.

1855                Letter from E.C. Cabell to George Jones. Dated Tallahassee, July 1, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Relates to construction of the Pensacola & Georgia Railroad, of which Cabell is president.

1855                Letter from J. Roberson. Dated Leon County, July 13, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Reports conditions and activities, particularly work on the mill.

1855                Letter from George Peabody to George Jones. Dated “22 Old Broad Street near Bank of England,” August 9, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Requests that Jones visit him and dine with him on Saturday.

1855                Letter from J. Roberson. Dated El Destino Mills, August 11, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports conditions and activities, particularly work on the mill.

1855                Letter from E. Houston to George Jones. Dated Belair, August 23, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Discusses a railroad at some length. Mentions a barbecue given for “your Negroes” on July 4 “…in commemoration of their victory over General Grays.”

1855                Letter from Bates, Hyde & Co. to George Jones. Dated Bridgewater, October 20, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Reminder about a bill for a cotton gin.

1855                Letter from Sidney Brooks to George Jones. Dated Newport, November 7, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to inability to agree on terms for the sale of some of Jones’ property.

1855                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, Florida, December 12, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to bills of lading and ships.

1855                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, Florida, December 22, 1855. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Transmits a bill, which appears on the third page, and a can of pickled oysters.

1855                Letter from William Robertson to George Jones. Dated Tallahassee, December 29, 1855. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Diagnosis and prescription of medicine for a woman’s illness.

1855                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, December 31, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to articles missing from a box Jones received by the schooner HAZARD.

1856                Letter from John Evans to George Jones. Dated Chemonie, January 4, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing with a note on the back. Reports on activities on the plantation. The note relates to some turkeys sent to Mrs. Jones.

1856                Letter from McNaught & Ormond. Dated Newport, Florida, February 21, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Relates to a waybill and a shipment of goods.

1856                Letter from R. Habersham & Son to George Jones. Dated Savannah, March 3, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to a deed from Habersham to Jones that he cannot locate and mentions the “Florida Road.” Also mentions offer of a loan.

1856                Letter from McNaught & Ormond to George Jones. Dated Newport, Florida, March 21, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to Jones’ claim relative to the HAZARD.

1856                Letter from Beard & Denham to George Jones. Dated St. Marks, March 26, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to passage on the steamers for Key West.

1856                Letter from John Cardy to George Jones. Dated Monticello, April 14, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Transmits ground plans for a gin house.

1856                Letter from J.R. Habersham to George Jones. Dated New York, June 10, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to an engine for one of Jones’ Florida estates, shipment of rope and bagging. Also comments on the danger of traveling on steamboats.

1856                Letter from J. Roberson. Not on back dates it June 21, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates mainly to the mill. Also mentions the railroad. Portion of the top is missing with loss of text.

1856                Letter from W.B. Hodgson to George Jones. Dated Saratoga, July 3, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Relates to construction of building and a wharf. Mentions various people, notably “Major Kearney.” Also mentions politics and a road company.

1856                Letter from W.B. Hodgson to George Jones. Dated “Nahunt by Boston,” August 10, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Reports on the “Jones-Hodgson building,” various personal comments relative to Jones’ trip to Europe, and comment on the American political situation. Mentions talk of dissolving the Union if Fremont is elected. On the first page is a large engraving of the Nahunt House (a hotel). Hodgson has a distressing habit of dropping into French in the middle of sentences.

1856                Letter from J. Roberson to George Jones. Dated Leon County, August 22, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on the health of the hands and work on the levee and mill.

1856                Letter from William H. Harison. Dated Augusta, August 23, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports the birth of his son.

1856                Letter from R. Habersham to George Jones. Dated New York, September 5, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Reports on various business affairs and a violent windstorm on the Atlantic coast. Page 2 is somewhat torn, though nothing is detached.

1856                Letter from Bates, Hyde & Co. to George Jones. Dated Bridgewater, October 17, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.   Acknowledgement of a payment.

1859                Letter from James Allen to Thomas Hunt. Dated Naples, May 7, 1859. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Requests advice on Jones’ behalf as to the advisability of importing some stock or buying American stock.

1862                Letter from Brigadier General H.S. Wright to Colonel W.G.M. Davis. Dated Headquarters, Jacksonville, April 1, 1862. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. States that no restriction has been place on people wishing to leave Jacksonville for the interior. Mentions a proposition made by Davis.

1862                Letter from Colonel W.G.M. Davis to General H.G. Wright. Dated Headquarters, Provisional Forces of Confederate States in East Florida, Camp Langford, April 2, 1862. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Davis mentions his proposition and acknowledges the statement that citizens are free to leave Jacksonville. (Wright is commander of the U.S. forces in Jacksonville).

1862                Copy of a letter from Colonel W.G.M. Davis. Dated Camp Langford, April 4, 1862. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Summation of the military situation of the Confederate forces covering Jacksonville, with suggestions for changes in troop disposition. Also reports on Union forces, with locations of their fortifications.

1862                Letter from Colonel W.G.M. Davis. Dated Headquarters, April 11, 1862. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on the evacuation of Jacksonville by the Union troops and its occupation by his own forces. Mentions a large number of Negroes and Union sympathizers as having left with the U.S. troops.

1862                Letter from S.R. Burritt (?) to Colonel W.G.M. Davis. Dated Jacksonville, April 16, 1862. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on the trip of a delegation of slave-owners to Fernandina to make application for return of runaway slaves supposedly sheltering there.

1865                Letter to George Jones. Dated Augusta, January 21, 1865. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to payment of a draft for $1,000. Mentions a death (Molyneaux?). A large piece torn out of lower right side with loss of text.

1866                Letter from George Jones to President Andrew Johnson. Dated Savannah, April 9, 1866. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to occupation of his property in the city by the U.S. Quartermaster’s Department without compensation.

1867                Letter from George Noble Jones to Wallace S. Jones. Dated Neris, France, August 14, 1867. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Comments on political conditions in the South and on various personal affairs. Accompanying the letter is an envelope bearing diverse French and American postmarks.

1868                Letter from Wallace Jones to Read & Sons. Dated Tallahassee, April 2, 1868. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Orders a rifle and some cartridges.

1868                Letter from D.F. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated June 12, 1868. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Relates to the accounts of various people, probably hands on the plantation.

1868                Letter from D.F. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated July 31, 1868. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on goods for the hands; mentions work on a dam. Reports on work being done.

1868                Letter from D.F. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated August 22, 1868. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on activities and also on theft of stock and the political situation.

1868                Letter from D.F. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated September 13, 1868. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on activities; also on labor troubles with the Negroes and the theft of some stock. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1868                Letter from George Noble Jones to Wallace Jones. Dated August 29, 1868. 1 sheet; 4 pages of writing. Relates to having some barrels made and to various business matters. Includes a one-page list of theatre costs and an envelope. Torn on the left side and loss of text.

1868                Letter from D.M. Hildreth to G. Noble Jones. Dated New York, December 2, 1868. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Informs him of the spoiling of a cask of wine ordered for him. It is written on the letterhead of the New York Hotel.

1869                Letter from Baring Brothers to George Noble Jones. Dated London, February 26, 1869. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Acknowledgement of a credit to his account. Badly faded.

1869                Letter from Baring Brothers to George Noble Jones. Dated March 11, 1869. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Another acknowledgement of a credit to Jones’ account.

1870                Letter from B.F. Vos to George Noble Jones. Dated Baltimore, February 4, 1870.1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on a shipment of guano.

1870                Letter from W.B. Hodgson to George Jones. Dated Savannah, February 18, 1870. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Reports on the social and political situations in Florida and Georgia.

1870                Letter from George Noble Jones to Palmes & Lyons. Dated El Destino, March 21, 1870. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Relates to a wharf owned by Jones.

1870                Letter from John Lyons to George Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, March 29, 1870. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to groceries. On the letterhead of “John Lyons, Dealer in Choice Family Groceries.”

1870                Letter from George Noble Jones to Hodgson. Dated El Destino, April 18, 1870. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to Hodgson founding a town and to the rental of their wharves.

1871                Letter from Hallowell Gardiner to George Jones. Dated July 12, 1871. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Comments on the death of Hodgson and on various business affairs.

1871                Letter from J.N. Bethea to G. Noble Jones. Dated Retreat, August 28, 1871. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Refers to Hodgson’s death; reports on the cotton crop.

1871                Letter from G. Noble Jones to “Rochette.” Dated New York, September 5, 1871. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. In French.

1871                Letter from J. Habersham to G. Noble Jones. Dated New Rochelle, October 7, 1871. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Acknowledges receipt of a note; mentions “Anna.”

1871                Letter from R. Habersham, Son & Co. to G. Noble Jones. Dated October 31, 1871. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Relates to a mistake in shipping.

1872                Letter from R.G. Lay to G. Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, January 9, 1872. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to a shipment of guano. On the letterhead of the Peruvian Guano Agency.

1872                Letter from Robert Habersham’s Son & Co. to G. Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, February 23, 1872. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to sale of cotton.

1872                Letter from R.H. Gamble to G. Noble Jones. Dated Tallahassee, June 5, 1872. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to taxes.

1872                Letter from M.H. Hopkins to G. Noble Jones. Dated Louisville, Georgia, July 15, 1872. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to investing in a railroad. A note describing Jones’ answer is on the back.

1872                Letter from M.H. Hopkins to G. Noble Jones. Dated Louisville, Georgia, August 6, 1872. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Response to the foregoing letter.

1872                Letter from D.N. Cox to G. Noble Jones. Dated “Perry, Taylor County, Florida.” October 30, 1872. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Requests taxes for 1871. Cox is tax collector for Taylor County.

1873                Letter from R. Habersham Son & Co. to George Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, February 3, 1873. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Reports loss or theft of some cotton.

1873                Letter from D.F. Horger to Wallace S. Jones. Dated February 23, 1873. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to a method of spreading guano.

1874                Letter from R. Habersham Son & Co. to George Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, September 24, 1874. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to cotton.

1875                Letter from D.N. Cox to G. Noble Jones. Dated Shady Grove, Taylor County, March 12, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports failure to get Jones’ lands reassessed and mentions possible confiscation for non-payment of taxes. Cox is Collector of Revenue for Taylor County. Mentions difficulty of working with the county commissioners, as they are “radicals.”

1875                Letter from R. Habersham’s Son & Co. to George Noble Jones. Dated Savannah, May 10, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to a phosphate shipment. On a printed letterhead.

1875                Letter from J.H. Sappington to G. Noble Jones. Dated Perry, July 20, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to redeeming lands of Jones’ that had been sold at a tax sale and to rates of taxation.

1875                Letter from George P. Raney to Wallace Jones. Dated Tallahassee, December 28, 1875. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to getting lands returned that were sold in an illegal tax sale.

1877                Letter from R. Habersham’s Son & Co. to Wallace Jones. Dated Savannah, January 9, 1877. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Relates to “Robinson’s note.” On a printed letterhead.

1877                Letter M.C. Bird to W.S. Jones. Dated “Junction #3 J.P.&M.” February 13, 1877. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Requests that Jones sign a bond for him as an agent of the Jacksonville, Pensacola, & Mobile Railroad. Written on the letterhead of the J.P.&M. Railroad.

1877                Letter from D.F. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated March 23, 1877. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Reports on “Ely” and his activities, as well as the work on the other hands.

1877                Letter from A.L. Randolph to “Mr. Jones.” Dated Tallahassee, July 31, 1877. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Mentions Horger’s bill and medical treatment for Martha.

1877                Letter from A.L. Randolph to Mr. Jones. Dated Tallahassee, August 6, 1877. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Mentions enclosing a receipt for the amount of Horger’s bill and mentions medical treatment for Martha.

1878                Letter from William Bellinger to Wallace S. Jones. Dated Waukeenah, Florida, January 2, 1878. 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Discusses financial affairs. Refers to Jones’ seeking “admission before the legislature,” and wishes him luck.

1878                Letter from J.P. Grunthen to W.S. Jones. Dated “Waukeniah,” Florida, May 11, 1878. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Relates to taxes an agricultural report. Refers to Jones as running for the Legislature.

1878                Letter from W.J. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated “Chamouni,” December 23, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on cotton.

1879                Letter from Leonorah Ellis to Wallace Jones. Dated Lloyd’s Mills, Jefferson County, February 4, 1879. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Solicits a loan to tide her over until established in her position as a district schoolteacher.

1880                Letter from B. Forrester to Wallace S. Jones. Dated Brooklyn, June 30, 1880. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Requests Jones’ endorsement for his agricultural chemicals operation.

1882                Letter to “Hon.W.W.M.” marked “not sent.” Dated March 17, 1882. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Business affairs.

1882                Letter from R.B. Whitfield to W.S. Jones. Dated Monticello, April 15,1882. Relates to employment for an acquaintance.

1882                Post card from William H.H., Jr. to Wallace Jones. Dated Augusta, August 26, 1882. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports his departure for North Carolina.

1882                Letter from Charles Pratt & Co. to Wallace Jones. Dated New York, December 9, 1882. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to a barrel of oil. On a printed letterhead.

1885                Letter from L. Tasco to W.S. Jones. Dated Monticello, March 9, 1885. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to getting member of a state commission to “unite in my recommendations.”

1899                Letter from J.H. Tucker to W.S. Jones. Dated Monticello, March 31, 1899. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to land. On the letterhead of the Continental Insurance Co.

Undated           Letter from George Jones to William H. Brackenborough. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to Braden and Nuttall’s estate; mentions J. Gamble.

Undated           Letter from George Jones to William Brackenborough. Dated El Destino, Wednesday Morning. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Relates to Braden and Nuttall.

Undated           Note from L. Agasuz (?) to George Jones. Dated New Port, July 23. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing. Entitled “Memorandum for George Jones Esq. of New Port.” Notes on places to see n Germany.

Undated           Letter from George Jones. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Rejects a proposition relative to some property.

Undated           Letter from W. Morgan to “Mr. Jones.” Dated “2 Brgamton Place,” October 9. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Social letter; mentions Atlantic crossing.

BOX 3: Legal Documents, Operating Papers, and Miscellaneous.

Legal Documents

1832                Articles of agreement between William C. Patten (agent of James Patten, executor of the estate of John Nuttall) and William B. Nuttall. Dated Tallahassee, December 24, 1832. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. Repaired with cellophane tape.

1834                List of errors in a legal decision. Dated January 9, 1834. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Possibly case is between Nuttall and Armistead. List is written by Braden & Baltzell.

1835                Judgment in the cases of Olive Aiken vs. William B. Nuttall and Olive Aiken vs. Frances B. Whitney. Dated Tallahassee, May 11, 1835. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1835                                <!–[endif]–>Certified copy of a legal document relating to a suit between Nuttall and Armistead. Dated 1835. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Signed by H.W. Braden.

1836                Certified copy of a legal document (bill in equity) in the case of Jones & wife vs. H.W. Braden. Dated June 10, 1836. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1837                Petition of Mrs. Mary Nuttall. Dated December 20, 1837. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Relates to Nuttall’s estate.

1837                Court order relative to a petition by Mary Nuttall as administrator of Nuttall’s estate. Dated December 28, 1837. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1838                Bill in chancery of John Patten (executor of the estate of John Nuttall) involving William B. Nuttall’s estate and the Union Bank. Dated November 15, 1838. 3 sheets tied with ribbon (folded); 8 pages of writing.

1838                Document certifying that Robert W. Pooles is Clerk of the County Court of Chatham County, Georgia. Dated Savannah, November 22, 1838. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Partially split along fold seams.

1838                Document entitled “N.B. Appeal to Supreme Court described by Braden who was security on appeal.” Dated 1838. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Apparently amounts received and disbursed.

1838                “Statement of facts in relation to the suits now pending between Hector Braden and George and Mary Jones, Administrators of the Estate of the late William B. Nuttall.” Ca. 1838. 14 sheets; 27 pages of writing. Tied with ribbon.

1838                “Statement of facts relating to the controversy between George Jones and H.W. Braden.” Ca. 1838. 3 sheets; 6 pages of writing. Number 7-10, 11, and 13.

1839                Summons to Mary Nuttall to appear before the court in the case of James Patten vs. Mary Nuttall and the Union Bank. Dated February 19, 1839. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1839                Answer of the Union Bank in the case of Patten vs. Mary Nuttall and the Union Bank. Dated May 28, 1839. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1839                Answer of Mary Nuttall in the case of Patten vs. Mary Nuttall and the Union Bank. Dated May 28, 1839. 2 sheets folded; 8 pages of writing.

1841                Document summoning George and Mary Jones in a case relative to non-payment of a judgment granted Martin Hardin against Mary Jones. Dated Monticello, March 11, 1841. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Summons issued for George and Mary Jones to answer a suit by William P. Duval. Dated March 24, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed form.

1841                Letter of administration granting administration of Mary Savage’s estate to George Jones. Dated April 1, 1841. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Stamped with seal of the Jefferson County Court.

1841                List of questions and things to be proved in the Braden suit, with an annotation referring to relevant letters and documents. Ca. 1841. 2 sheets; 4 pages of writing.

1841                Testimony of John G. Gamble and William P. Duval. Probably 1841. 6 sheets tied with a ribbon; 12 pages of writing.

1841                Interrogatories in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Probably 1841. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Questions to be asked of various witnesses.

1841                Document relating to the case of Braden vs. Jones. Probably 1841. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1841                Letter from George Jones to William Brackenborough. Probably 1841. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. Suggests points to be ascertained in the examination of various witnesses in the case of Braden vs. Jones.

1842                Copy of “Replication and demurrer for defendant’s Attys.” Dated “In Jefferson Superior Court, Fall term, 1842.” 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Relates to Braden vs. Jones suit. Sheets attached with a piece of cellophane tape.

1842                Document in the case of Jones vs. Braden. Dated “Jefferson Superior Court, next after Fall term, 1842.” 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. A note on back is “Dft. of pleas. 6 pleas.” Repaired with cellophane tape.

1842                Document in the case of Jones vs. Braden. Dated “Jefferson Superior Court, next after Fall term, 1842.” 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Apparently plea number 7.

1843                Note stating that notice of additional plea has been given. Dated January 9, 1843. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to case of Braden vs. Jones.

1843                Document containing cross-interrogation questions to be asked in the case of Jones vs. Braden. Dated March 30, 1843. 5 sheets; 10 pages of writing. Tied together with string.

1843                Testimony of John G. Gamble in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated April 15, 1843; certified a true copy May 12, 1843. 11 sheets; 20 pages of writing. Tied together with a ribbon sealed with wax.

1843                Depositions of witnesses in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated April 15, 1843; certified a true copy January 14, 1845. 5 sheets; 9 pages of writing. Testimony of William Wilson, William Craig, and Robert Williams. Tied together with ribbon.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1843                                <!–[endif]–>“Facts relating to the controversy between George Jones and Hector Braden.” Dated Jefferson County, February 1, 1843. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Statement of George Jones relative to Braden’s sale of Jones’ note.

1843                Questions to be put to witnesses in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Possibly 1843. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1843                                <!–[endif]–>“Comparative view of testimony and evidence in the case of Braden vs. G. Jones…M.N. Jones.” Possibly 1843. 8 sheets; 14 pages of writing. Tied together with string.

1844                Note from Brackenborough & Westcott to Hector W. Braden requesting certain letters to be used in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated Tallahassee, February 13, 1844. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Brackenborough & Wescott are Jones’ attorneys.

1844                Report on a court-ordered auction of properties by William Brackenborough as commissioner. Dated Jefferson Superior Court, March 12, 1844. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Relates to case of Jones vs. Braden. Pieces torn away with some loss of text.

1844                Approval of George and Mary Jones’ accounts for Nuttall’s estate and discharge of them from the administratorship. Dated Jefferson County Court, March 25, 1844. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1844                Document relative to the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated Jefferson Superior Court, April 20, 1844. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Apparently an answer to a plea.

1844                Three financial statements relative to the estate of William B. Nuttall. Most recent date given is 1844. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing. First statement is money received and expended, 1840-1841. Second is Union Bank money received and expended, 1841-1842. Third is a table of the difference between specie and Union Bank currency.

1845                List of questions to be asked to William P. Craig, a witness in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated Spring Term, 1845. 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing.

1845                Cross-interrogation questions asked William P. Craig in the case of Braden vs. Jones. Dated Spring Term, 1845. 2 sheets; 4 pages of writing.

1857                Ruling of the Florida Supreme Court in the case of Asa May vs. Alvin May. Apparently taken from FLORIDA REPORTS, volume VII, 1857. 17 sheets; 30 pages of writing. Tied together with string.

1893                Ruling of the jury relative to the case of William H. Harison vs. Wallace S. Jones. Dated Chatham County, Georgia, December Term, 1893. 6 sheets; 4 pages of writing. Typed; fastened with brass fasteners.

1893                Another version of the above. Dated Chatham Superior Court, December Term, 1893. 6 sheets; 6 pages of writing. Typed; fastened with metal fasteners.

1893                Another version of the above. Same date. 4 sheets; 4 pages of writing. Typed carbon; fastened with metal fasteners.

1893                Another version of the above with pencil corrections. Same date. 4 sheets; 4 pages of writing. Typed carbon.

1902                Summons issued by G. Noble Jones as Justice of the Peace to Mrs. Mary Groves. Dated Savannah, January 14, 1902. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Printed form. Note by Jones on back.

1902                Bill from DeWitt McCrary to Mrs. W.C. Groves. Dated East Macon, January 6, 1902. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Printed letterhead. Covers period from 1897-1900. McCrary is a druggist. Attached to previous item.

1902                Statement of W.F. Constantine answering a suit brought against him. Dated Chatham County, Georgia, April 25, 1902. 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Typed.

1906                Transcript of testimony in the case of Daniel Bryan vs. the steamship BYLANDS. Dated Savannah, October 30, 1906. 17 sheets; 16 pages of writing. Attached with metal fasteners; typed.

1906                Petition for incorporation of the Guidon Publishing Company. Dated Savannah, December 24, 1906. 3 sheets; 3 pages of writing. Appended to the bottom of page 3 is the Court’s ruling, dated Effingham County, Georgia, May, 1907.

1906                Power of attorney from Mabelle H. Simkins to G. Noble Jones. Dated Kingdom of Italy, City of Rome, 1906. 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Typed; attached with metal fasteners.

1908                Petition for compensation for cotton seized in 1865 from G. Noble Jones and others. Dated June 24, 1908. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Printed document.

Undated           Two pages of legal advice relative to an estate. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           List of properties, bonds, etc. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           Page of legal advice relative to an estate. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Undated           Power of attorney from Wallace S. and Noble W. Jones to William H. Harison. 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

Operational Papers

1838                Note from J.F. Beasley to George Jones. Dated December 5, 1838. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Transmits a load of wood and requests salt for the Negroes.

1849                “Account of Aron’s time…” Covers period May 28 to July 14, 1849. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1849                Agreement between George Jones and Jesse W. Whatley. Relative to Whatley serving as overseer at Chemonie Plantation. Dated December 24, 1849. 1 sheet folded; 3 pages of writing. Appended is a paragraph stating that if John Evans wishes to stay at Chemonie, Whatley will take charge of El Destino. After this appears a renewal dated December 24, 1850; also a receipt for wages dated December 26, 1850., and a receipt for money received on May 30, 1851. Small pieces torn away.

1852                “List of Negroes at El Destino.” Dated 1852. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1855                “Record of births and deaths of Negroes.” Dated 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. In pencil. Rather faint.

1855                Record of activities and sickness. Dated October 15, 1855. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Covers period from October 9-15, 1855.

1855                “List of Negroes at Chemonie who rec’d winter clothes & c. 1855.” 1 sheet folded; 2 pages of writing. In pencil (rather faint).

1856                Receipt from Daniel Felkel to John Evans for payment for putting up a brick chimney on “Chemoonie” Plantation. Dated January 1, 1856. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

1856                “A list of Negroes on G. Jones’ El Destino Plantation.” Dated January, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1856                Copy of a section of the El Destino journal. September, 1856. 1 sheet folded; 4 pages of writing.

1865                “Allowance list of hands at El Destino.” Dated April, 1865. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

1878                Note from W.J. Horger to W.S. Jones. Dated December 24, 1878. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports as to how many rails various people split and that Nat did not get a receipt for his cotton, but will be sent for it.

1879-81           Nine chits or small notes on slips of paper. One dated 1879, others dated 1881. All are requests to Mr. Jones that various people be paid for work. Each is 1 sheet, 1 page of writing. Six are glued to a sheet of paper.

1882                Note from J. Duncan to Mr. Jones. Dated January 25, 1882. Also on same page a receipt from J. Palmer to W. Jones dated Monticello, January 25, 1882. All together, 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

1882                Fourteen chits or small notes on slips of paper. Dated 1882. 14 sheets; 14 pages of writing (glued to 3 sheets of paper). All are requests that Jones pay various people for work.

1882                Note from W. Horger to Wallace S. Jones. Dated September 7, 1882. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Reports on stable work.

1883                Three chits or small notes on slips of paper. Dated 1883. 3 sheets; 3 pages of writing (glued to 1 sheet of paper). Requests that Jones pay various people for work. Two are torn with loss of text.

Undated           Bottom half of an account sheet. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Undated           “List of Negroes belonging to the estate of Macartan Campbell…” 1 sheet folded; 1 page of writing.

Journals

1841-42           Journal of Chemonie Plantation

1851-53           Journal of “Chauminoux” Plantation

1862-65           Journal of El Destino Plantation (oversize)

1864-69           Journal of El Destino Plantation.

Undated           Journal (in pencil).

1862-63           Mill Book

Miscellaneous

Correspondence Relating to Collection – Chatham

1937                Post card from Laura Merle Sewell to Watt Marchman. Dated September 4, 1937. 1 card; 1 page of writing. Relates to Katherine Chatham’s thesis.

1937                Carbon Copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Laura Merle Sewell. Dated September 11, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Answer to above card.

1937                Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, September 15, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to use of the collection.

1937                Carbon copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Katherine Chatham. Dated September 17, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to El Destino records published in the QUARTERLY, 1929.

1937                Letter from Laura Merle Sewell to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, September 21, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed; Bartow Public Library letterhead. Relates to inter-library loan for the QUARTERLY for Chatham.

1937                Carbon copy of a letter, probably from Watt Marchman, to Laura Merle Sewell. Dated September 24, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to inter-library loan of the QUARTERLY.

1937                Letter from Laura Merle Sewell to Watt Marchman. Dated September 25, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. On Bartow Public Library letterhead. Relates to the QUARTERLY.

1937                Carbon copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Laura Merle Sewell. Dated September 28, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to the QUARTERLY.

1937                Post card from Laura Merle Sewell to Watt Marchman. Dated October 5, 1937. 1 card; 1 page of writing. Personal.

1937                Carbon Copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Laura Merle Sewell. Dated October 14, 1937.1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Relates to loan of the QUARTERLY.

1937                Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, November 8, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to loan of the QUARTERLY.

1937                Carbon copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Katherine Chatham. Dated November 13, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to loan of QUARTERLY.

1937                Letter from Watt Marchman to Laura Merle Sewell. Dated November 13, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed carbon copy. Relates to loan of QUARTERLY.

1937                Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, December 13, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to loan of QUARTERLY.

1937                Carbon copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Katherine Chatham. Dated December 16, 1937. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to the QUARTERLY.

1938                Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, March 8, 1938. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to her thesis on Florida plantations.

1938                Carbon Copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Katherine Chatham. Dated March 11, 1938. Reply to the above letter. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Relates to looking forward to seeing her and giving her some papers.

1938                Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. Dated Bartow, March 27, 1938. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Personal.

1938                Carbon copy of a letter from Watt Marchman to Katherine Chatham. Dated April 12, 1938. Typed. Personal.

Undated           Letter from Katherine Chatham to Watt Marchman. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Typed. Relates to her thesis.

Correspondence Relating to Collection – Fleischman

Undated           Letter from Joseph Fleischman to the Fair Drug Co. Dated Tampa, November 21, 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Sends some “old rare papers” relating to Tallahassee to be sold for him. On letterhead of the Globe Clothing and Tailoring Co. Also in same folder are a blank letterhead sheet and a package insurance receipt.

Correspondence Relating to Collection – Marshall

1925                Carbon copy of a letter to Dr. T.M. Marshall. Dated January 28, 1925. 2 sheets; 2 pages of writing. Relates to copying of the collection. Second sheet is a list of the materials.

Inventories (superseded)

Undated           Five superseded inventories or lists of the collection. 3 carbon copies, one partial longhand copy, one typed orginial. First, 7 sheets, 7 pages of writing; second, 11 sheets, 11 pages of writing; third, 8 sheets, 15 pages of writing; fourth, 22 sheets, 22 pages of writing; fifth, 36 sheets, 36 pages of writing.

Labels

Undated           Two labels apparently taken from packages used to contain portions of the collection.

Poetry

1854                Poem entitled “Queen of Clubs.” Dated Newport, November 27, 1854. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing.

Undated           Poem entitled “Early Rising.” 1 sheet; 1 page of writing.

Tax Receipt

1832                Receipt from Watthall Gleatcher to the Sheriff of Chesterfield County. Dated 1832. 1 sheet; 1 page of writing. Lists how much Gleatcher owns and the taxes for the items listed.

Newspaper Clipping

1878                List of how much certain items cost such as hay, hemp, and etc. Date on the back Jacksonville, January 9, 1878. 1 sheet; 2 pages of writing. Newspaper clipping. This may have been in a journal. There are several of these glued inside the front cover of the El Destino Journals.

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Box 4 – Journals – Page 1

1841-1842

Journal of Chemonie Plantation

Folder 1

The journal starts on April 5, 1841 and ends on December 23, 1841. It tells the day-to-day activities on the plantation like plowing and replanting the corn. The overseer also noted the slaves that were sick every day. The weather report is on the left side of each page. There is also an account of cotton made and gathered on Chemonie in 1842 by E. Harvey. There is a list of Negroes at the Chemonie Plantation on April 5, 1841. On the last page there is a list of working hands and a sick list.

1851-1853

Journal of “Chauminoux” Plantation

Folder 2

There are two parts to this journal. The first part is a fragment of the Chauminoux Journal, and it has a Roman numeral 1 in pencil on the cover. The contents of this first part are of clothing and food items given to the slaves. Another page gives the births and deaths at Chemonie in 1852. There is also an inventory of the land and articles on the plantation. The second part to the Chauminoux Journal is actually a whole journal. On the front cover there is a number three. The journal starts on January 1, 1852 and ends January 9, 1853. It tells the weather report on the left side of the journal, and it gives the day-to-day activities on Chemoonie.

1864-1869

Journal of El Destino Plantation

Folder 3

This journal mainly contains the purchases of clothing, food, and money given out to the Negroes. It also contains the expenses and tax returns for both plantations and the accounts for the cooper shop, saw mill and gristmill. There is also a list of books that were the property of William Neufville. There are newspaper clippings glued on the inside cover, first page and back cover of the journal. They are mainly rates for items used on the plantation.

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Box 4 – Journals – Page 2

1862-1865

Journal of El Destino Plantation

Folder 4 (oversize, see map case)

This journal starts on January 8, 1862 and ends on August 24, 1865. It is mainly about the El Destino Mills and the day-to-day work done at the mill and at the plantation. There are also several pages of accounts for people who used the mills.

On page 159, there is a reference to the Battle of Natural Bridge which was fought near the plantation. There is an acid-free folder in with the journal. Inside the folder, there are five items that were in the journal. The first one is a newspaper article that was in between pages 122 and 123. On the front, there is a piece about a boy who died in the Battle of Missionary Ridge and there is another piece by the Bureau of Conscription. On the back, there is the schedule for the railroad. The second item is a note from J.B. Crump to Jonathan Roberson asking that the wagon take the lumber and that Crump will be down on Thursday. It is dated May 9, 1864. The third item is a slip of paper with Mr. D. Horger’s name on it. The fourth item was a letter from U.B. Phillips giving a description of the journal and saying that this volume has never been printed. It is dated June 7, 1927. The last item is a typed copy of the letter from U.B. Phillips.

1862-1863

Mill Book

Folder 5

The front cover and first two pages are torn. The Mill Book was used by Jonathan Roberson. It tells who used the mill and to whom they delivered the wood to.

Undated

Journal (in pencil)

Folder 6

The journal has slave names in it and inventories of cows and horses. There is even a drawing of a kitchen. This journal looks to have been just a journal for notes. Most of it doesn’t make any sense. The overseer might have carried it for notes and then later put these things in order in his official journal.

‹ Drane, H. J. Papers 1917-1944 up Fleming, Francis P. Papers 1694-1912 ›

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Family
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Institutional
$75

Founding Fellow
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Contributing
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Corporate
$500

Student
$30

GIFT
$50

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Frontiers Articles

The Weekly Frontiers Articles

Florida Frontiers “The People of Windover Exhibition”

Florida Frontiers “Remembering Patrick Smith”

Florida Frontiers “Florida Folklorist Peggy Bulger”

Florida Frontiers “William Culyer Hall’s Florida Boy”

Florida Frontiers “The 450th Anniversary of St. Augustine”

Florida Frontiers “Floridanos, Menorcans, Cattle-Whip Crackers: Poetry of St. Augustine”

Florida Frontiers “The Labor Day Hurricane of September 2, 1935”

Florida Frontiers “Benjamin Dehart, The Cracker Tenor”

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Funding: The Florida Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. Operating funds for expenses are generated through membership dues, special fundraising events, bookstore sales, grants, and the generous contributions of members and the general public.

Individual
$50

Family
$75

Institutional
$75

Founding Fellow
$100

Contributing
$200

Corporate
$500

Student
$30

GIFT
$50

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