Zenas Preston Papers

Authors

Zenas Preston

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Description

Diary kept by plantation owner Zenas Preston from 1850-1853. Preston's plantation, Leftwich, was situated on Lake St. Peter in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and Preston describes frequent trips to Waterproof, Saint Joseph, and Natchez via the steamboats on the Mississippi River. The diary includes details about levees and flooding in the parish, planting concerns, and details about the births, illnesses, and deaths of his slaves.

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Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Publication Date

1-13-1850

Keywords

CHARM

Geographic Location

Tensas Parish (La.)

Object Type

text

Format (original)

document: 305 p. ; 31 x 19 cm.

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

Diary

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Preston (Zenas) Papers

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, e-mail sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Zenas Preston Diary

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