Item Details

Papers of the Pocket Plantation [manuscript] 1720-1923 (Bulk 1767-1876).

Calloway Family; Burner, Alexander; Byrne, Archibald; Clement, George W; Coles, Isaac; Cowan, Robert; Fry, Joshua; Hook, John; Innes, Harry; Lyle, James; Payne, Josias; Ross, David; Ross, John; Seay, John H; Smith, Ralph; Stewart, Alexander; Ward, John
Format
Manuscript/Archive; Online
Published
University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA
Language
English
Variant Title
Pocket Plantation papers
Finding Aid Note
Card Index available.
Related Resources
Peter Jefferson surveys: GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Access Restriction
Peter Jefferson survey accounts: Users must use microfilm unless prior permission to use originals has been obtained from senior Special Collections staff.
Summary
The papers consist of business and personal records, 1740-1923, of Pocket Plantation, Pittsylvania County, detailing economic matters, plantation management and life, agricultural concerns, tobacco and hemp culture and trade, iron manufacturing, dealings with Scottish merchants, slavery, and family and social matters.
Documents concerning slavery include account books and slave records of the Smith family and slave account books and a medical record book of the Clements family.
Papers of John Smith, 1740-1776, contain legal papers relating to the estate of Peter Jefferson, the original owner of Pocket Plantation, including twenty receipts signed by Peter Jefferson for surveys 1755 February 4-1756 March 26 and John Smith, Jr.'s list of surveyor's fees owed Peter Jefferson, 1762 October 4.
Other Smith papers contain items pertinent to the early history of Albemarle and Goochland Counties including land surveys, sheriff-fees, claims against the Albemarle Court for wolf bounties (1750), detailed economic records concerning the tobacco and hemp market, and general stores, and Virginia Militia records. Firms, and merchants involved include Callaway & Trent, Samuel Calland & Co., Robert Cowan, John Ross, John Hook, James Lyle, Alexander Burner, Archibald Byrne, Alexander Stewart, Alexander Speirs, and Smith's factor Alexander Banks.
Of interest are two letters, 1755, to Gov. Robert Dinwiddie from George Washington and R. Orme describing General Edward Braddock's defeat and a letter, 1766, mentioning repeal of the Stamp Act.
Papers of Ralph Smith, 1776-1827, contain Revolutionary War records for Pittsylvania and Bedford counties, including tables reflecting depreciation of currency, and lists of food and clothing requisitions for the Continental Army. Account books record tobacco sales to Harry Innes, David Ross, John Ward, James Callaway and John Hook, slave records, and purchases at New London, Va., general stores.
Papers of the Clement family, 1828-1923, chiefly of George Clement, contain papers pertaining to the settlement of Ralph Smith's estate, inventories, slave inventories and accounts, tax receipts, doctors' account books, overseers' agreements, and materials on the Gold Rush of 1849, and westward migration. There are also slave impressment receipts, 1864; and military records, 1890-1897, of Harry Clement for his service with the United States Cavalry, together with his correspondence with the Odd Fellows.
Correspondence of Calloway family members pertains to education, camp meetings and conversions, religion, social life, agricultural matters, and concerns about overseers.
The papers also contain memoirs, 1861-1865, of Isaac Coles, corporal of 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, with anecdotes regarding camp life, a skirmish at Laurel Hill, W. Va. (1861), typhoid fever in camp, the Shenandoah Valley Campaign (1862), Stonewall Jackson, the Battle of Cross Keys, his presence at Turner Ashby's death, and his capture at Brandy Station (1863).
Topics also include imprisonment and escape attempts at various Union prisoner of war camps, hostilities between prisoners and African-American guards, (primarily the 54th Massachusetts), and his decision to take the loyalty oath in 1865.
A letter, 1862, of B.T. Clement to his mother concerns lack of clothing and shoes, low opinion of his captain, and dissatisfaction with army life; and letter, 1863, from Henry W. Clement concerning camp life.
The papers also include copies of the musters of the following regiments and companies from Pittsylvania County, Va.: 38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company H; 53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company I; 46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company C; Chatham (Va.) Home Guards; 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Company E; and Ringgold Battery, Virginia Artillery, Company B.
There are also account books, 1795-1824, of a blacksmith; a lawyer's fee and expense book, 1849-1851; land patents, 1766-1803, for Franklin County, Va.; a book of eighteenth-century colonial quitrents; and a Sunday School primer.
Description
3,000 (ca.) items.
Cite as
Papers of the Pocket Plantation, 1720-1923, Tracy W. McGregor Library, Accession #2027, #2027-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library.
Other Forms
Also available in microfilm Published by University Publications of America, Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations (series E).
Biographical Note
Represented in the collection are: John Smith (1725-1776), sub-surveyor and sub-sheriff of Albemarle County, Va., later a planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.; his son, Ralph Smith, planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.; and his grandson-in-law, George W. Clement, physician and planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.
Cited in
Peter Jefferson survey accounts: Calendared in The Jefferson Papers of the University of Virginia.
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    3| Peter Jefferson survey accounts: a| Calendared in The Jefferson Papers of the University of Virginia.
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    a| The papers consist of business and personal records, 1740-1923, of Pocket Plantation, Pittsylvania County, detailing economic matters, plantation management and life, agricultural concerns, tobacco and hemp culture and trade, iron manufacturing, dealings with Scottish merchants, slavery, and family and social matters.
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    a| Documents concerning slavery include account books and slave records of the Smith family and slave account books and a medical record book of the Clements family.
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    a| Papers of John Smith, 1740-1776, contain legal papers relating to the estate of Peter Jefferson, the original owner of Pocket Plantation, including twenty receipts signed by Peter Jefferson for surveys 1755 February 4-1756 March 26 and John Smith, Jr.'s list of surveyor's fees owed Peter Jefferson, 1762 October 4.
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    a| Other Smith papers contain items pertinent to the early history of Albemarle and Goochland Counties including land surveys, sheriff-fees, claims against the Albemarle Court for wolf bounties (1750), detailed economic records concerning the tobacco and hemp market, and general stores, and Virginia Militia records. Firms, and merchants involved include Callaway & Trent, Samuel Calland & Co., Robert Cowan, John Ross, John Hook, James Lyle, Alexander Burner, Archibald Byrne, Alexander Stewart, Alexander Speirs, and Smith's factor Alexander Banks.
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    a| Of interest are two letters, 1755, to Gov. Robert Dinwiddie from George Washington and R. Orme describing General Edward Braddock's defeat and a letter, 1766, mentioning repeal of the Stamp Act.
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    a| Papers of Ralph Smith, 1776-1827, contain Revolutionary War records for Pittsylvania and Bedford counties, including tables reflecting depreciation of currency, and lists of food and clothing requisitions for the Continental Army. Account books record tobacco sales to Harry Innes, David Ross, John Ward, James Callaway and John Hook, slave records, and purchases at New London, Va., general stores.
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    a| Papers of the Clement family, 1828-1923, chiefly of George Clement, contain papers pertaining to the settlement of Ralph Smith's estate, inventories, slave inventories and accounts, tax receipts, doctors' account books, overseers' agreements, and materials on the Gold Rush of 1849, and westward migration. There are also slave impressment receipts, 1864; and military records, 1890-1897, of Harry Clement for his service with the United States Cavalry, together with his correspondence with the Odd Fellows.
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    a| Correspondence of Calloway family members pertains to education, camp meetings and conversions, religion, social life, agricultural matters, and concerns about overseers.
    520
      
      
    a| The papers also contain memoirs, 1861-1865, of Isaac Coles, corporal of 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, with anecdotes regarding camp life, a skirmish at Laurel Hill, W. Va. (1861), typhoid fever in camp, the Shenandoah Valley Campaign (1862), Stonewall Jackson, the Battle of Cross Keys, his presence at Turner Ashby's death, and his capture at Brandy Station (1863).
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    a| Topics also include imprisonment and escape attempts at various Union prisoner of war camps, hostilities between prisoners and African-American guards, (primarily the 54th Massachusetts), and his decision to take the loyalty oath in 1865.
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    a| A letter, 1862, of B.T. Clement to his mother concerns lack of clothing and shoes, low opinion of his captain, and dissatisfaction with army life; and letter, 1863, from Henry W. Clement concerning camp life.
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    a| The papers also include copies of the musters of the following regiments and companies from Pittsylvania County, Va.: 38th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company H; 53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company I; 46th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company C; Chatham (Va.) Home Guards; 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Company E; and Ringgold Battery, Virginia Artillery, Company B.
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    a| There are also account books, 1795-1824, of a blacksmith; a lawyer's fee and expense book, 1849-1851; land patents, 1766-1803, for Franklin County, Va.; a book of eighteenth-century colonial quitrents; and a Sunday School primer.
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    a| Papers of the Pocket Plantation, 1720-1923, Tracy W. McGregor Library, Accession #2027, #2027-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    a| Also available in microfilm b| Published by University Publications of America, Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations (series E).
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    a| Represented in the collection are: John Smith (1725-1776), sub-surveyor and sub-sheriff of Albemarle County, Va., later a planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.; his son, Ralph Smith, planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.; and his grandson-in-law, George W. Clement, physician and planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.
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    a| Card Index available.
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    a| Ashby, Turner, d| 1828-1862 x| Death and burial.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Callaway, James.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Clement, George W.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Clement, Harry.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Coles, Isaac.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Jackson, Stonewall, d| 1824-1863 x| Public opinion.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Jefferson, Peter, d| 1708-1757 x| Estate.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Ross, David.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Smith, John, d| 1725-1776.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Smith, John, d| 1725-1776 x| Will.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Smith, Ralph d| fl. 1776-1827 x| Estate.
    600
    1
    0
    a| Ward, John.
    600
    3
    0
    a| Cable family.
    600
    3
    0
    a| Clements family.
    600
    3
    0
    a| Lewis family.
    600
    3
    0
    a| Lynch family.
    600
    3
    0
    a| Madison family.
    600
    3
    0
    a| Randolph family.
    600
    3
    0
    a| Smith family.
    600
    3
    0
    a| Taylor family.
    610
    1
    0
    a| Confederate States of America. b| Army x| Military life.
    610
    1
    0
    a| Confederate States of America. b| Army v| Registers.
    610
    1
    0
    a| Confederate States of America. b| Army. b| Virginia Artillery. b| Ringgold Battery. b| Company B.
    610
    1
    0
    a| Confederate States of America. b| Army. b| Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 6th. b| Company E.
    610
    1
    0
    a| Confederate States of America. b| Army. b| Virginia Infantry Regiment, 18th. b| Company I.
    610
    1
    0
    a| Confederate States of America. b| Army. b| Virginia Infantry Regiment, 38th. b| Company H.
    610
    1
    0
    a| Confederate States of America. b| Army. b| Virginia Infantry Regiment, 46th. b| Company C.
    610
    1
    0
    a| Confederate States of America. b| Army. b| Virginia Infantry Regiment, 53rd. b| Company G.
    610
    1
    0
    a| Great Britain. t| Stamp Act (1765)
    610
    1
    0
    a| United States. b| Army. b| Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865)
    610
    1
    0
    a| United States. b| Army x| Appointments and retirements.
    610
    1
    0
    a| United States. b| Continental Army x| Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
    610
    1
    0
    a| Virginia. b| Militia.
    610
    2
    0
    a| Callaway & Trent.
    610
    2
    0
    a| Chatham (Va.) Home Guards.
    610
    2
    0
    a| Franklin & Henry Club of Virginia.
    610
    2
    0
    a| Independent Order of Odd Fellows z| Texas x| History y| 19th century.
    610
    2
    0
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    650
      
    0
    a| African American soldiers z| United States x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865.
    650
      
    0
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    650
      
    0
    a| Blacksmiths z| Virginia.
    650
      
    0
    a| Braddock's Campaign, 1755.
    650
      
    0
    a| Brandy Station, Battle of, Brandy Station, Va., 1863.
    650
      
    0
    a| Christian life x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Commission merchants x| Virginia.
    650
      
    0
    a| Cross Keys, Battle of, Cross Keys, Rockingham County, Va., 1862 v| Personal narratives.
    650
      
    0
    a| Decedents' estates z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Deeds z| Virginia z| Franklin County.
    650
      
    0
    a| Devaluation of currency z| United States.
    650
      
    0
    a| Education z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| General stores z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Hemp z| Virginia z| Pittsylvania County.
    650
      
    0
    a| Hemp industry z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Iron industry and trade z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    7
    a| Laurel Hill (W.Va.), Battle of, 1861.
    650
      
    0
    a| Lawyers z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Medicine x| Practice x| Accounting x| AHistory.
    650
      
    0
    a| Merchants z| Scotland x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Merchants z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Migration, Internal z| United States.
    650
      
    0
    a| Plantation life z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Plantations x| Management z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Religious life z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862.
    650
      
    0
    a| Sheriffs x| Fees z| Virginia x| History y| 19th century.
    650
      
    0
    a| Slave records z| Virginia z| Pittsylvania County.
    650
      
    0
    a| Slaves x| Employment z| Virginia z| Pittsylvania County.
    650
      
    0
    a| Slaves x| Health and hygiene z| Virginia z| Pittsylvania County.
    650
      
    0
    a| Slaves z| Virginia z| Pittsylvania County x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Sunday schools v| Exercises, recitations, etc.
    650
      
    0
    a| Taxation z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Tobacco z| Virginia z| Pittsylvania County.
    650
      
    0
    a| Tobacco industry z| Virginia x| History.
    650
      
    0
    a| Wolves x| Control z| Virginia.
    651
      
    0
    a| Albemarle County (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
    0
    a| Bedford County (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
    0
    a| California x| Gold discoveries.
    651
      
    0
    a| Goochland County (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
    0
    a| New London (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
    0
    a| Pittsylvania County (Va.) x| History.
    651
      
    0
    a| United States x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865 x| African Americans.
    651
      
    0
    a| United States x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865 v| Personal narratives, Confederate.
    651
      
    0
    a| United States x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865 x| Prisoners and prisons.
    651
      
    0
    a| United States x| History y| French and Indian War, 1754-1763
    651
      
    0
    a| Virginia x| Economic conditions x| History.
    651
      
    0
    a| Virginia x| History.
    651
      
    0
    a| Virginia x| History y| Revolution, 1775-1783 x| Confiscations and contributions.
    651
      
    0
    a| Virginia x| Social life and customs.
    700
    3
      
    a| Calloway family.
    700
    1
      
    a| Banks, Alexander, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Burner, Alexander.
    700
    1
      
    a| Byrne, Archibald.
    700
    1
      
    a| Clement, George W.
    700
    1
      
    a| Coles, Isaac.
    700
    1
      
    a| Cowan, Robert.
    700
    1
      
    a| Dinwiddie, Robert, d| 1693-1770 e| recipient.
    700
    1
      
    a| Fry, Joshua, d| approximately 1700-1754
    700
    1
      
    a| Hook, John, d| 1745 or 6-1808.
    700
    1
      
    a| Innes, Harry, d| 1762-1816.
    700
    1
      
    a| Lyle, James.
    700
    1
      
    a| Orme, R., e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Payne, Josias, d| 1705-1785.
    700
    1
      
    a| Ross, David.
    700
    1
      
    a| Ross, John.
    700
    1
      
    a| Seay, John H.
    700
    1
      
    a| Smith, John, d| 1725-1776, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Smith, Ralph x| fl. 1776-1827.
    700
    1
      
    a| Speirs, Alexander, e| correspondent.
    700
    1
      
    a| Stewart, Alexander.
    700
    1
      
    a| Ward, John.
    700
    1
      
    a| Washington, George, d| 1732-1799 e| correspondent.
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