Ten Years on a Georgia Plantation Since the War

London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1883.

Hardcover. Octavo. xii, 347 pages, [1]. Blueish marbled paper covered boards with leather corners, spine and joints. Raised bands, gilt lines, floral decorations and title on the spine. Marbled end papers and text edges. Light scattered foxing to the end papers. Boards are lightly edge worn. A few small rubs to the leather. Light shelf wear to the marbled paper covered boards. Blue stamp of notable Georgia collector - "George E. Missbach 3650 Nancy Creek Road, NE Atlanta, Ga" located at the bottom of the rear end paper. This book is written by the daughter of Fanny Kemble, author of Life on a Georgia Plantation.

Howes L 241. Very good. Item #14507

From Documenting the South (docsouth.unc.edu):

Frances Butler Leigh was born in Philadelphia in 1838 to Pierce Mease Butler, a slave-holding Georgia planter, and Frances Ann Kemble, a British actress and anti-slavery writer. Her parents' opposing views of slavery and the South contributed to their divorce in 1849. Leigh left Philadelphia for the Georgia sea islands with her father in 1866 in an attempt to salvage the remains of their rice and cotton plantations there. She assisted him with the management of his property on St. Simon's Island and Butler's Island until his death in 1867, at which time she became sole proprietor of the plantations. In 1871 she married English clergyman Reverend John Wentworth Leigh. They initially lived on her St. Simon's Island plantation. However, Frances Leigh's growing concern about the failure of Sea Island cotton and the difficulty of maintaining her rice fields probably influenced the family's decision to move to England in 1877. Settling there, Leigh published Ten Years on a Georgia Plantation Since the War in 1883.

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