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Collection Reference Number GLC04501.082
From Archive Folder Archive of Confederate general & family re: plantation and slaves 
Title Alfred Gibson to Tobias Gibson regarding a ruined cotton crop
Date 18 May 1857
Author Gibson, Alfred (fl. 1857)  
Recipient Gibson, Tobias  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects 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  
People Gibson, Alfred (fl. 1857)  Gibson, Tobias (fl. 1842-1865)  
Place written Clinton, [?]
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Agriculture; Science, Technology, Invention; African Americans; Health & Medicine; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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