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English, John G. (fl. 1827-1869) [Post-war plantation diary and journal of Mississippi cotton planter]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05497 Author/Creator: English, John G. (fl. 1827-1869) Place Written: Aberdeen, Mississippi Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 1865-1869 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: English mentions Confederate generals visiting, Civil War battles, slavery, and Reconstruction, among other topics. Provides a list of all slave families on this Mississippi Cotton plantation. Contains a detailed account of crops planted, weather, and other topics related to plantation life. (Refer to related items GLC05496, an antebellum journal, and GLC05460, English's presidential pardon). There is a space in the front of this manuscript as the result of pages which were cut out. Rebound, but accompanied by original cover.

People: English, John G., fl. 1827-1869.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Slavery, African American History, Cotton, Slave Sale, Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Confederate General or Leader, Battle, Reconstruction

Sub Era: African Americans and Emancipation Reconstruction