Contact Us | Log In | View Cart
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

Brabson Family Papers, 1829-1941 | Archives of Appalachia

Title: Brabson Family Papers, 1829-1941Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1831-1880
ID: 500/AppMs 167
expand icon Show Family History
Arrangement: The papers are arranged alphabetically by type of material. Please note that all five account books of African-Americans were kept together under the title "Freedman's Books," and placed alphabetically under the letter "F," even though the first two books' titles do not begin with the letter "F." The oversized certificates and photographs have been removed from the collection and placed in oversized storage by accession number. Five books have been removed also and cataloged into Special Collections.
Extent: 2.0 linear feet
Other Note: Click on the URL below for Index to collection.
expand icon Show Administrative Information
Contact us about this collection | Printer-friendly view
Scope and Contents: The Brabson Family Papers contain day books and ledgers belonging to Dr. A. W. Brabson; a family Bible; elementary and high school certificates belonging to Lyle E. Brabson, Jr. and his wife Sarah Ruth Anderson; property deeds; receipts and I. O. Us from D. B. Barkley's general store; and other miscellaneous family papers. In addition to these items, there are letters scattered throughout the collection, an undated survey map, and five freedman's books, which document purchases and labor contracts made by free African-Americans in both antebellum and postbellum periods. The papers date between 1829 and 1941, but the bulk of the collection falls predominantly between 1831 and 1880.

Index to collection available.

Page Generated in: 0.057 seconds (17% SQL in 71 queries).
Using 2165688B of memory. (Peak of 2464184B.)

Powered by Archon Version 2.23
Copyright ©2009 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign