Keziah Brevard Journal, 1860-1861

South Caroliniana Library

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Records daily activities, 22 July 1860 – 13 Apr. 1861, of a widowed plantation mistress, including the management of slaves; preparation and preservation of food; menus offered to guests; winery procedures; and the distribution of supplies to the slaves at her Sand Hills and Cabin Branch plantations. Volume also contains Brevard’s personal reflections on slavery and secession; will and appraisal of her estate; notes on the summer resort of Adams Hill; and genealogical information on the Adams, Goodwyn, Boykin, Hopkins and related families.

Will Robinson (MLIS 2012) completed the digitization of the Keziah Brevard Diary and uploaded into the content management system. Robinson scanned the manuscript on the Epson 10000XL Scanner. He also created metadata for the collection following Dublin Core Metadata Best Practices. The work could not have been done without the help of Tony Branch, systems administrator for the CONTENTdm database.

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