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Pate family papers


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Title: Pate family papers, 1796-1850Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 039

Primary Creator: Pate family

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by document type.

Subjects: Cotton farmers - History - 19th century, Pate, Anthony, Pate, Perlemon

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Ephemera., Ledgers (account books)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of an arithmetic exercise book, correspondence dated from 1839 to 1850, and a newspaper article on the death of Anthony Pate, son of Perlemon Pate, Sr.  The majority of the correspondence is from Anthony in Louisiana.  These letters relate many of the hardships of a cotton farmer in the 1840's.  In the letters, Anthony describes the successes and failures of his crops, the prices that he gets for them, and the births, deaths, and illnesses of his large family.

Biographical Note

Perlemon Pate, Sr. pioneered in Jackson County, Illinois, in 1841.  He had migrated to Southern Illinois from Tennessee and bought a large farm north of Murphysboro from the government where he raised his family of nine sons.

Subject/Index Terms

Cotton farmers - History - 19th century
Pate, Anthony
Pate, Perlemon

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote form this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Pate family papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois Univeristy Carbondale.

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Letter from Anthony Pate to Perlemon Pate. 9-17-1850

Letter from Sally Thackerton. 8-27-1847


Letter from Anthony Pate to Perlemon Pate 9-1-1844


Letter from Anthony Pate to Perlemon Pate 4-7-1844

Letter from Anthony Pate to Perlemon Pate 9-10-1843

Letter from Anthony Pate to Perlemon Pate 7-31-1842

Letter from Anthony Pate to Perlemon Pate 1-27-1842

Articles of agreement between Anthony Pate and Robert Hutson regarding transfer of land.


copy of obituary of Perlemon Pates' son Anthony 9-20-1926

Volume 1: Arithmetic exercise book, 1796Add to your cart.

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