Uncovering Local Sharecropping through a General Store: The Van Brunt Business Records

Around thirteen miles North from downtown Tallahassee is Lake Iamonia. Families such as the Van Brunts historically developed the land around Iamonia as large cotton plantations. R.F. Van Brunt was born in 1862 and from 1902 to 1911 operated a general store and the Van Brunt plantation in the area. The collection primarily comprises storeContinue reading “Uncovering Local Sharecropping through a General Store: The Van Brunt Business Records”