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Guide to the William Pinckney Montgomery / Locust Plantation Collection
Wyles Mss 9  
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Description
1834-1870. Includes bills, receipts, indentures, yearly cotton sales records of Montgomery, a planter and plantation owner in Washington County, Mississippi, who declared bankruptcy in 1869. .4 linear feet (1 box).
Background
William Pinckney Montgomery was born on November 27, 1799 in South Carolina, and arrived in southwest Mississippi with his parents sometime in the 1820s. In 1831, he married Catherine Cameron and started a family. They moved north to an area known as "Batchelor's Bend" on the Mississippi River, in Washington County. Then, in 1838, Montgomery and his business partner, Augustus McAllister, purchased a tract of land which they named Locust Plantation, and went into the cotton business.
Extent
.2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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