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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Archive of Confederate general & family re: plantation and slaves
|Alfred Gibson to Tobias Gibson regarding a ruined cotton crop
|18 May 1857
|Gibson, Alfred (fl. 1857)
|Hailstorms ruined some of the cotton crop. The cotton gin processes about 12 bales a day. Sickness on the plantation has taken the lives of five slaves, all under the age of four. Albert lost two slaves, one 17 years old and the other 20. A monument was erected at the grave site of Tobias Gibson, the first Methodist Preacher in Mississippi, who has been dead for 50 years. The citizens of Vicksburg are having a reception for Colonel Jeff Davis.
|Slave Life Extreme Weather Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Cotton Science and Technology Invention Slavery African American History Health and Medical Death Monument Religion Confederate General or Leader
|Gibson, Alfred (fl. 1857) Gibson, Tobias (fl. 1842-1865)
|Slavery & Abolition; Agriculture; Science, Technology, Invention; African Americans; Health & Medicine; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Tobias Gibson was a plantation owner and owned four estates: Greenwood, Magnolia, Hollywood, and Live Oak. He resided primarily in Lexington, Kentucky, but was one of the wealthiest cotton and sugar planters of the Mississippi Valley.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859