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Re: Tayloe Plantation VA/AL
In Response To: Re: Tayloe Plantation VA/AL ()

Sir,

I don't think anyone was trying to offend your family by referring to Mount Airy as a plantation. Given that the National Parks Service, also, refers to it as a plantation, it is easy to understand why someone else would choose to call it one.

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc22.htm

"...Colonel John Tayloe, for whom the house was built, owned Mt. Airy plantation, located approximately 100 miles south of Washington in Richmond County, Virginia. Tayloe was reputed to be the richest Virginian plantation owner of his time..."

Also:

http://www.lib.unc.edu/cdd/crs/socsci/afro/print/plant.html

“Part 1 includes important details about slave labor at Mt. Airy Plantation in Richmond County, Virginia, and the Tayloes’ other estates, with material on slave labor in the Tayloes’ iron forges, blacksmith and shoe shops, and shipping operations. The transportation of slaves and freedmen from their Virginia holdings to Alabama is also covered.”

http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/m/Mount_Airy_Plantation

“Three plantation journals, 1805-1855, relating to the Mount Airy Plantation, owned by the Tayloe family, near Warsaw in Richmond County, Va., and other plantations in the area.”


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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