Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838- 1839

By Frances Anne Kemble; John A. Scott | Go to book overview
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Abbott, Mary, visited by Fanny, 330-2
abolition movement: and British Empire, xxiv-xxviii; and Fanny Kemble, xlix-l, 369-70; denounced by Henry Clay, 209; home in New England, 356
Abraham: carpenter, 190, 194; and grandfather's purchase of freedom, 190-1; learns preparation of carcass, 236-7; conversation with Fanny, 308; and suspected theft, 320, 328 Acacia, 330
Adams, John Quincy: xv, 372; and conversation with Mrs. Kemble, 121
Aleck, house servant, 62; washes salad, 253; asks to be taught reading, 271; reading lessons, 302, 330; rides with Fanny, 326
alligators, 173, 321
Altamaha River: development of region of, xxxviii; described, 47, 49, 86-7, 118; softness of water, 189; encroachment of at Hampton Point, 232
Aristocracy, Southern, see Slaveholders, Southern
Armstrong, Caroline, 290
Ashantilly, home of Sarah Spalding, 182-3
Auber, aged slave, 235-6
Barrett, Jacob, and rice threshing, 117
Bartow, Rev. Theodore, 310, 326
bears, in the woods of Georgia, 173
Ben, son of Minda and R. King, Jr., 273-4, 282
Betty, wife of headman Frank, 91; petitions to be baptized, 175-6; as concubine of R. King, Jr., 176n, 249-50
birds: profusion of, 58-9, 109, 128-9, 168, 292, 331; songs of, 241; see also blackbirds, crane, eagle, duck, heron, mockingbirds, partridges, snipe, woodcocks
Bissett, Alexander, xxii
blackbirds, 84
Bowen, Bishop Nathaniel, acting head of Georgian diocese, 310
Brailsford, William, xli
Bran: Hampton Point driver, 201; relationship to R. King, Jr., 201; flogs Louisa, 215; works for wages, 303; talks with Fanny, 317
Branchtown, xxviii
Brooks, Preston S., 372
Broughton Island, Thomas Bryan's estate: xli; Butler's visit to, 278-80
Brown, John, 373
Brunswick: encounter of Wylly and Hazzard at, 325, 331-2
Brunswick Advocate, lvii, 104n, 325n
Brunswick Canal: project for digging of, 104, 122; use of slave and free labor on, 104-5, 122-5, 129; discussed, 279
Bryan, Thomas, owner of Broughton Island, xli, 117n, 278n
Buckingham, James Silk, lv n
Burr, Aaron, at Hampton Point, lvii
Busson Hill, slave settlement at, 268-9, 275, 298-9, 317-18
Butler, Elizabeth, xix, xxi
Butler, Frances, xviii, xix, xxi, xxiii
Butler, Frances (Fan), xxi, xxxvi, xlv, 195
Butler, Harriet, xix, xxi
Butler, John: heir to Georgia plantation, xviii-xix, xxii; family relationships, xx-xxi; mentioned, xxxvi; forbids Fanny to go South, xliv; and condition of estate infirmary, 71-2
Butler, Major Pierce: life and family of, xix-xxiii, 251; mentioned, xli, 274; feudal magnificence of, 220; owner of "Hampton," 228; discussed by John Couper, 265-7; as absentee owner, 283; and childbearing women, 293, 315; and Morris's silver cup, 317
Butler, Pierce Mease: courtship and marriage, xvi, xvii-iii; heir to Georgia plantation, xviii-xix, xxii; family re


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