Organized into the following seven record groups: I. John Howard Furman. II. Susan Miller Furman. III. Kate Furman. IV. Richard Baker Furman. V. Susan Furman. VI. Elizabeth Furman. VII. Other creators.
Letters arranged by author rather than recipient, with the exception of John Howard Furman's received correspondence; letters with more than one author are arranged by initial author.
Includes correspondence, financial records, speeches, contracts, drawings and other creative works, and ephemera chronicling the daily life and community involvement of a rural South Carolina family -- Topics include John Howard Furman's medical practice, the economic and political climate in the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, managing the Furman family plantation, slavery, cotton trade, and agriculture in South Carolina and elsewhere in the South. Other persons represented include David Dickson and Susannah Landrum.
Physician and plantation owner; b. in St. Luke's Parish, S.C.; lived in Georgia (1845-1851) where he practiced medicine; moved with his family to Privateer, S.C., in 1859, where he owned a plantation and continued to practice medicine.
Cite As: John Howard Furman Family Papers, 1854-1891, Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas.
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Finding aid in the repository and on the internet http://www.nav.cc.tx.us/library/civilwar/finding%5Faids/a%5Ff/furman.htm.
Forms part of: Pearce Civil War collection.