A Guide to the Jeremiah White Graves Diary, 1820-1878 Graves, Jeremiah White Diary Ms1990-033

A Guide to the Jeremiah White Graves Diary, 1820-1878

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1990-033


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms1990-033
Title
Jeremiah White Graves Diary, 1820-1878
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cubic feet, 1 folder manuscript
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

This collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Jeremiah White Graves Diary must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Graves, Jeremiah White Diary, 1820-1878, Ms1990-033, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Biographical/Historical Information

Jeremiah White Graves was a farmer in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Scope and Content Information

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of Graves' extensive diary, and a typescript manuscript of selected transcribed passages from that diary. In his diary, Graves refers to working his farm, the sale of Negroes in the area, and his children's schooling. During the Civil War years Graves mentions the fighting and the war's end. After the war he comments that Negroes could vote while he could not.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Diaries

Contents List

Folder 1-1
Diary and Diary Transcription 1820-1878
  • 1: Microfilm copy of complete diary, which was originally three volumes totaling 1000 pages.
  • 2: "Excerpts from the Diary of Jeremiah White Graves."

    Unpublished partial transcription of Graves' diary by Anna Kenney and Katie Elliott.