Iveson L. Brookes papers, 1792-1884.


Iveson L. Brookes papers, 1792-1884.

Correspondence between with family and others re his work as Baptist minister, teacher, planter, and founding member of Board of Trustees of Furman Institute, [originally in Fairfield District, S.C.]; letters document opinions on slavery and plantation management, notes for sermons; printed matter; genealogical material re Brookes, Byne, Harris, and Lewis families; letters to S.C. Canal and Railroad Co. re dissatisfaction with routing of railroad through his wife's property in Aiken District. Includes 3 letters, 1843-1844, to Brookes, as principal in Penfield, Ga., from B[enjamin] R[yan] Tillman of Edgefield District, inquiring about education of his son at Brookes' school; other topics include 1851 account of religious convention in Nashville, Tenn., where Brookes met the family of President James K. Polk; and admission in letter, 13 June 1859, to [Jacob] Creath, that while at Chapel Hill, Brookes had considered himself an abolitionist. Later correspondence of Brookes' son, Walker J. Brookes, and Walker's wife, Harriet Estes Brookes, and their families reflect Walker's studies at Furman Institute, Columbian College [Washington, D.C.], and Harvard, and his ownership of a cotton plantation near Macon, Ga.; letters discuss news of family and friends at home, while Brookes attended school, circa 1845-1850; business correspondence relating to management of Brookes' plantation; letter, 18 July 1859, to his wife, describing his visit to White Sulfur Springs, Va. Other Correspondents include: Peter Cuttins, Basil Manley, John Davis, N.W. Hodges, W.E. Bailey, William Bullien Johnson, T. Tupper, John Belton O'Neall, and Pharcellus Church.

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