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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Freedman's labor contract

Collection number: ahc.MSS586f
Scope and Content

This collection contains one freedman's labor contract (January 1, 1866) between John M. McNeel, plantation owner, and Ned and his family of eight. The indenture stipulates that Ned and his family will work for John McNeel for one year for a salary of $120, as well as housing, food, and cotton to weave clothes.

Dates: 1866 January 1

Fulton County, Georgia, Freedmans' bonds

Collection number: ahc.MSS589f
Scope and Content

This collection consists of three Freedman's bonds issued by Fulton County, Georgia: to Virginia M. Jordan for the eleven year old, black, female orphan, Celia Walker; to John M.C. Reed for eleven year old, black girl named Julia; and to Larkin H. Davis for eleven year old Savannah Brown for their apprenticeship until they reach the age of eighteen.

Dates: 1866-1868

Perry family correspondence

Collection number: ahc.MSS174
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence between the Perry family and extended family members including the Carters and the Chisolms. Transcription is available for the letters dated between 1852 and 1869. The topics include the experiences of the Perry children in school in Monroe, Georgia, as well as plantation and farming life after the Civil War. Other topics include difficulties with freedmen after the Civil War, failing banks in Georgia, poor health, and development in Atlanta.

Dates: 1852-1901, undated