At the beginning of the registers, students were to sketch the layout of their gardens. On the next pages they were to record the kinds of fruits and vegetables grown; the dates of planting and harvesting; the type of work done; the cost of seeds,...
In the letter Bullard, an overseer for Dellet, describes harvesting and shipping crops; weather and river conditions; and supplies needed for the slaves. He plans to order hats and handkerchiefs from Destia, Sheppard and Company in Mobile. At the...
In the letter Davison, an overseer for Dellet, discusses weather, livestock, and harvesting crops. He also describes punishing two slaves. He whipped a woman and shot a man in the leg; according to Davidson, "...I went to whip him and he told me if...
The book includes tables for calculating cotton prices and recording harvesting and processing activity; "helpful hints" for the home and farm; and statistics about cotton prices for the past ten years. Blank pages have been omitted.
The booklet begins by explaining the importance of victory gardens: "Food is always a vital weapon of war, but this year the demands are greater than even before. We must have Victory Gardens--better Victory Gardens--and larger Victory Gardens than...
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