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Diaries (Southwest Virginia)

Identifier: SC 00785

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Scope and Contents

Two diaries, 1919-1921 and 1921-1922. In daily entries, writer records weather, chores and daily activities, church and social visits, health of friends and family, etc. At the end of each volume there are lists of deaths and weddings, and some accounts, one of which has the heading 'Ladies Aid.' Based on this particular account and on some of the activities described (like making jam for a neighbor) the writer was most likely a woman.

In front of one volume, and also on some pages scattered throughout the diaries, writer records names and addresses of several people in Clarendon; Chicago, Illinois; Hedgesville, West Virginia; and Bristol, Tennessee.

Some of the diary entries suggest that the writer might have been located in the southwestern part of Virginia, or nearby Bristol, Tennessee, but further research is needed to support this claim.


  • Creation: 1919-1922

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in May 2009 (2009.204)

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository