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Baton Rouge, Louisiana Family Diary (MS-01108)

Abstract

The Baton Rouge, Louisiana Family Diary (1848-1860) is a single item that contains personal accounts, diary entries, as well as handwritten and newspaper recipes, in different hands, by approximately three individuals. The first diary section begins in 1848 and mostly contains personal religious reflections and meditations on church sermons and activities. The second set of diary entries cover the years 1858 through 1860 and concerns farming, crops, and general accounts. The farm was located in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area and its primary crops were cotton, sugar cane, and corn. The third section of diary entries contain pages of handwritten recipes and some clipped from a local Baton Rouge newspaper. All the diarists are unidentified, but it was likely kept within a single family.

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Date
1848 to 1860
Extent
0.10 Cubic Feet (1 box)
0.10 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Baton Rouge, Louisiana Family Diary (1848-1860) is a single item that contains personal accounts, diary entries, as well as handwritten and newspaper recipes, in different hands, by approximately three individuals. The first diary section begins in 1848 and mostly contains personal religious reflections and meditations on church sermons and activities. The second set of diary entries cover the years 1858 through 1860 and concerns farming, crops, and general accounts. The farm was located in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area and its primary crops were cotton, sugar cane, and corn. In the diary entries there are mentions of farm "hands" but no specific reference to slaves. The third section of diary entries contain pages of handwritten recipes and some clipped from a local Baton Rouge newspaper. All the diarists are unidentified, but it was likely kept within a single family. There is no provenance information for this collection.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single item.

Preferred Citation

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Family Diary, 1848-1860. MS-01108. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f1f19w

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS01108
Acquisition Note

Material was acquired by UNLV Special Collections in an unknown year; accession number 2022-092. There is no deed of gift on file for this collection.

Processing Note

In 2022, Sarah Jones created the finding aid in ArchivesSpace.

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