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Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry

The papers, letters, and family plantation records of this mother-daughter pair from South Carolina span colonial-era America to the early Jacksonian era of the United States. This collection includes the surviving documents – letters , travel notebooks, and the recipe (receipt) books of these women, and legal and business documents relevant to their families’ plantations. Gathered together, these documents witness to nearly a century of domestic and political life, the role of women in the management of plantations and agriculture, travel, and to the changes that occurred in social life as America moved from a colony to a nation. Material may be browsed by topic (documents, travel journals, recipe books) or searched by keyword, person, place, or document type. Excellent introductions to the collection and its sections. UVA- Rotunda

Date Coverage: 
1739 - 1830
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