A Guide to the Haller Nutt Account Book, 1849-1850
Haller Nutt (1816-1864) was born to Dr. Rush Nutt and Eliza Ker Nutt at Laurel Hill Plantation in Jefferson County, Mississippi. After attending the University of Virginia between 1832 and 1835, he returned to Mississippi to assist his father in plantation management. Haller Nutt inherited and purchased several plantations including Araby, Evergreen, and Winter Quarters in Louisiana and Cloverdale and Laurel Hill in Mississippi. Nutt owned approximately 43,000 acres of land and 800 slaves.
Source: Nutt Family Papers, Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
This volume consists of a series of hoggery, real estate, and slave memoranda relating to Nutt’s Araby and Winter Quarters plantations in northeastern Louisiana. The note on the first page, “Account kept of the Hoggery for Old Joe Chinn,” suggests it was kept by or for Joe Chinn.
Forms part of the Natchez Trace Collection.
Haller Nutt Account Book, Natchez Trace Collection, 1849-1850, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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