Francis Terry Leak Papers

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Francis Terry Leak was a cotton planter and businessman of Tippah (now Benton) County, Miss. The collection includes manuscript volumes containing entries of various types, most of which are presumed to have been written by Francis Terry Leak. With the exception of one volume consisting chiefly of work records of plantation hands, largely slaves, the greater portion of each volume contains Leak's diary/plantation journal. Some entries contain brief references to the number of acres plowed and the weather on a given day, while others are substantive narrative passages about plantation, family, and community life, ranging from trips through the South that were undertaken by family or friends to the progress of the Civil War. Other sections of these volumes are devoted to records of miscellaneous accounts, including those relating to cotton shipped and sold, goods and services purchased from various sources, transactions involving the loaning or collecting of money, and other activities having to do with finances.
Manuscript Volume 2, 1839-1850

Manuscript Volume 2, 1839-1850

202 pages: 0% indexed, 0% corrected
Manuscript Volume 2, 1846-1852

Manuscript Volume 2, 1846-1852

314 pages: 0% indexed, 0% corrected
Manuscript Volume 3, 1852-1854

Manuscript Volume 3, 1852-1854

360 pages: 0% indexed, 1% corrected
Manuscript Volume 3, 1855

Manuscript Volume 3, 1855

289 pages: 0% indexed, 0% corrected
Manuscript Volume 4, 1855-1858

Manuscript Volume 4, 1855-1858

226 pages: 0% indexed, 0% corrected
Manuscript Volume 5, 1859-1862, part 1

Manuscript Volume 5, 1859-1862, part 1

347 pages: 0% indexed, 0% corrected
Manuscript Volume 5, 1859-1862, part 2

Manuscript Volume 5, 1859-1862, part 2

324 pages: 0% indexed, 0% corrected
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