Sandy Island Plantation Journals / Almanacs 1792–1798
These three almanacs provide an in-depth look at life and labor on an 18th century plantation, but the books are worn, with faded ink and torn pages. Dating from 1792, 1797, and 1798, the handwritten plantation journal entries were kept by Allard Belin near Georgetown, South Carolina. Entries pertain to planting and harvesting, maintaining ditches and drains, problems with an overseer, as well as a list of the names of slaves and number of blankets they received.
These materials are frequently requested by researchers but their fragile condition prohibits access. After treatment, the text will be available through digitization and the items will be part of our physical exhibit.
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