Graves, Jeremiah White Diary A Guide to the Jeremiah White Graves Diary, 1820-1878 Ms.1990.033

A Guide to the Jeremiah White Graves Diary, 1820-1878 Ms.1990.033


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Laura Katz Smith

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1990.033
Title
Jeremiah White Graves Diary,1820-1878
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
General Physical Description note
0.1 cubic feet, 1 folder manuscript
Creator
Graves, Jeremiah White (Pittsylvania County, Va.)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.

Administrative Information

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This collection is open to research.

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Biographical Note

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

Scope and Contents

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Graves, Jeremiah White Diary by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Graves, Jeremiah White (Pittsylvania County, Va.)

Container List

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

    Unpublished partial transcription of Graves' diary by Anna Kenney and Katie Elliott.