Location: Concordia, Louisiana, United States
Surnames/tags: Britton Slavery Black_Heritage
Audley Clark Britton owned Eutaw Plantation in Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Audley’s brother, William A. Britton, was a partner in W. A. Britton & Co., a Natchez banking house with interests in New Orleans, La.; in addition, as an agent for the Nautilus Insurance Company of New York, he issued life insurance policies on slaves. Audley and William Britton joined with George M. Koontz in 1866 in consolidating their financial interests to organized Britton & Koontz Bank in Natchez, Miss.
See also: Audley Clark Britton and family papers, 1830 - 1929: https://researchworks.oclc.org/archivegrid/data/122467791 (14 Manuscript volumes) Letters, some by a plantation overseer (1862-1864), describe plantation operations, the treatment of slaves, civilian life during the Civil War, the hiring of slaves by the Confederate Army during the war, and social, economic, and political changes in Natchez during Reconstruction. An inventory of the Black Hawk Plantation contains remarks on the plantation's ownership by Britton & Koontz and by the firm's partner, George W. Koontz. Personal papers and correspondence of William A. Britton and family are included.
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