William Howerton Scientific Boston

Arrangement: chronological.

Financial, legal, and related papers of the Howerton family of Halifax County, Va. Papers, 1817-1869, pertain chiefly to Philip Howerton, planter and sheriff. These early papers document Howerton's official activities, and consist primarily of receipts and tax lists, including property tax lists, tax receipts, a tax list of "ordinaries and private entertainments," and tax lists of merchants, including peddlers. In addition, there is material relating to the imprisonment of insolvent debtors, including lists of property sold to settle accounts, requests for release from jail, and a list of debtors, 1840-1843.

Items referring to slaves include an 1850 census, tax lists, mortgages on slaves, and references to individual slaves who came in contact with the criminal justice system. Although there is little information about Howerton's own plantations, of interest is an agreement, October 4, 1837 , describing a newly hired overseer's responsibilities on a plantation managed by Howerton and a land survey, 1855, of 1,864 acres owned by Howerton. Also included are business letters from Philip Howerton's commission merchant, Elisha Barksdale.

Papers, 1870-1896, relate primarily to Rufus H. Owen of South Boston, Halifax County, Va., Son-in-law of Philip Howerton, and to Shepherd & Company, tobacco merchants of South Boston. These papers consist of correspondence, accounts with various Richmond, Va., Commission merchants, and miscellaneous items relating to tobacco sales. Also included are business letters from Shepherd & Company to Halifax County tobacco growers and Richmond and Danville Railroad Company receipts for shipment of tobacco.

Other papers relate to Slate Brothers & Jordan, 1896; the legal and financial situation of George W. Purkins and his daughter, Lizzie Purkins Kasey; and to purchases made by Louisa Howerton and Eliza J. Owen.

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1817-1825 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 42

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1826-1833 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 43

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1834-1836 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 44

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1837 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 45-46

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1838 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 47-48

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1839 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 49-50

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1840 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 51-52

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1841 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 53-56

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1841-1852: Elisha Barksdale # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 57

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1842 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 58-61

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1843 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 62-65

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1844-1845 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 66

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1846 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 67

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1847-1849 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 68

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1850 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 69

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1851 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 70

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1852 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 71

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1855 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 72

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1856-1857 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 73

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1858-1859 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 74

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Antebellum undated # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 75

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1862 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 76

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1868-1869 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 77

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1870-1872 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 78

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1873 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 79-82

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1874 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 83-84

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1873-1875 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 85-86

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1878 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 87

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1880-1888 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 88

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1890-1891 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 89

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1892-1895 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 90

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1896 # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 91

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Undated # 00359, Subseries: "2.1. Loose Papers, 1817-1896 and undated." Folder 92