Guide to Research CollectionsUniversity of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1853-1859, 1 volume.
Plantation journal, 1853-1859, of John Durant Ashmore, relating to plantations in the Sumter and Anderson districts, S.C. Entries, made on a daily basis, consist of short remarks on the planting of cotton, corn, potatoes, peaches, and other crops. At times, individual laborers, presumably slaves, are named, but most entries describe groups of workers in terms of hands.