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Tombee Portrait of a cotton planter
Tombee was an unlucky slave owner and cotton planter on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. His real name was Thomas B. Chaplin, and we know him because of his plantation journal, kept between 1845 and 1858. The fascination of this journal is enhanced by notes that Chaplin added periodically after 1865, bringing the lives of his characters up-to... more »