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Millwood Plantation Journal (Old Long Field, Maryland)

by Barrett Family (1863 – 1865)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This journal was used both as a diary and as a business ledger for a plantation known as Millwood, located in Old Long Field, Prince George's County, Maryland (present day Forestville), between 1863 and 1865. The journal was printed by J.W. Randolph in Richmond, Virginia and was intended as to be a "Plantation and Farm Instruction, Regulation, Record, Inventory, and Account Book For the Use of the Manager on the Estate." The journal begins with 20 pages of printed text that describes how to run a successful plantation including tables, data, and diagrams, as well as a section on the "Treatment of Negroes." Following the printed section are sporadic daily entries written by two different authors, likely from the Barrett family, who recorded the operations of the plantation, family events, and brief comments on the American Civil War between 1863 and 1864. There is also one page that lists six slaves in the inventory: Tom, Jim, John, Gill, Sarah, and Phebe. The transcribed journal is attached.

Identifier: SC2016.080
Repository: Special Collections
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