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James Pleasants Waddel diary

James Pleasants Waddel diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Pleasants Waddel diary
Creator: Waddell, James Pleasants, 1801-1867
Inclusive Dates: 1845-1847
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 volume(s)
Collection Number: ms102
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Pleasants Waddell, the oldest son of Dr. Moses Waddell and Eliza Woodson Pleasants Waddell, was born on January 5, 1801 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1822 and returned to teach ancient languages from 1836 until 1856. Wadell married Frances (Fannie) W. Hull on October 28, 1822 and they had four children: Ann Pleasants, William Henry, Moses H., and Elizabeth. He died in Athens, Georgia on May 26, 1876.

Scope and Content

The diary of James Pleasants Waddell with entries from September 1845-October 1847. Entries include temperature readings for morning, noon, and evening along with weather conditions and details of daily life in Athens, Georgia. Waddel discussed family, friends, University of Georgia personnel and students, what he was reading, and plantings in his garden or greenhouse.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Pleasants Waddel diary, ms102, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

This collection is digitized and available through the Digital Library of Georgia:

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Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.) -- Climate.
Athens (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
College students -- Georgia.
Gardening -- Georgia.
Gardens, American -- Georgia.
Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
Universities and colleges -- Georgia.
University of Georgia -- Faculty

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary, 1845-1847 Access Online