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Drayton family papers, 1837-1869

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Poetry: The Fine Old Maiden Lady
Poetry: The Fine Old Maiden Lady Handwritten poem by member of Drayton Family about a elderly neighbor
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Slave and clothing inventory
Slave and clothing inventory Cloth and blanket list for slaves. Divided by sex and location (Drayton Hall or country; or "town")
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Slave and clothing inventories
Slave and clothing inventories Slaves at Drayton Hall and slaves working in town ("Town List"). Slaves are listed along with clothing allocation (in yards). Divided into "Men, Women & Children" categories. Plantation slaves also divided by field and "House servants".
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Sketches
Sketches Plan of building faade and roof. Structure very similar to (if not), Drayton Hall mansion. Miscellaneous calculations included.
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Clothing inventory
Clothing inventory Clothing inventory for an individual. Includes under shirts, night gown, stockings, handkerchief, etc.
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Name in print
Name in print Multiple prints of J. S. Drayton
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John Drayton to R.L. Singletary
John Drayton to R.L. Singletary Copy. Drayton complains that military personnel are siphoning the rations of the enslaved laborers. Correspondence is forwarded several times.
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Simon [?] Taylor to John Drayton
Simon [?] Taylor to John Drayton Note accompanying a mare sent to Drayton in Columbia.
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Clifford and Matthews to John Drayton
Clifford and Matthews to John Drayton Clifford and Matthews discuss the lease of Drayton Hall to F.H. Trenholm, his poor performance, and their hopes of replacing him as a lessee
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F.H. Trenholm to John Drayton
F.H. Trenholm to John Drayton Trenholm requests that Drayton agree to extend his mining lease at Drayton Hall. Estimates of mining machinery are included.
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Clifford and Mattthews to John Drayton
Clifford and Mattthews to John Drayton Drayton's attorneys reveal a new lease for Drayton Hall has been agreed with a mining company from the North. They hope to remove the current lessee, F.H. Trenholm, as soon as possible. Fees are due for ejecting Moulton Emery and John Prentice (the first lesses).
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F.H. Trenholm to John Drayton
F.H. Trenholm to John Drayton Trenholm requests his lease of Drayton Hall be extended.
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J. Fraser Matthews to John Drayton
J. Fraser Matthews to John Drayton Matthews writes concerning the mining lease for Drayton Hall by a Philadelphia Company
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Instructions
Instructions Directions on stiching gloves
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Thomas Semmes to John Drayton
Thomas Semmes to John Drayton Semmes instructs Drayton to receipt for the medical supplies received.
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Invoice
Invoice Medicines recieved
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Invoice
Invoice Invoice of medicine issued to John Drayton at James Island
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Poetry: Untitled; "Poetry"; "The Newspaper"; "Beautiful Ballad"
Poetry: Untitled; "Poetry"; "The Newspaper"; "Beautiful Ballad" Handwritten poems by James Drayton. One is untitled, the others: "Poetry"; "The Newspaper"; "Beautiful Ballad" (incomplete)
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Poetry: The Indian's Complaint
Poetry: The Indian's Complaint Printed poem by Goldreef
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James S. Drayton to "Charlotte"
James S. Drayton to "Charlotte" A lengthly and searching "sketch of my life", by James Drayton. Written in the form a of confessional, Drayton reflects on his childhood, education, the death of his first wife (Louisa Elford), the purpose of his existence and his strong feelings for the recipient.