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Bennet H. Barrow diary transcript

Identifier: SC-9-MS

Scope and Contents

Typewritten transcript of Barrow's diary. Daily record of the operation of Barrow's Locust Grove (now Highland) Plantation in West Feliciana Parish. Includes detailed information on slavery, cotton, and politics. This transcription differs in many respects from the published version of the diary, "Edwin A. Davis, Plantation Life in the Florida Parishes of Louisiana, 1836-1846, as Reflected in the Diary of Bennet H. Barrow" (New York: Columbia University Press, 1943).


  • Creation: 1830-1846


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1 Volumes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Leo C. Browne, 1955.

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