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Rebecca Foy diaries

Rebecca Foy diaries

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rebecca Foy diaries
Creator: Foy, Rebecca
Inclusive Dates: 1778-1864, 1933, 1936
Bulk Dates: 1778-1869
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2787
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two diaries kept by Rebecca Foy consisting of handwritten accounts of marriages, births, deaths, illnesses, and remedies for illnesses and nosebleeds. The earliest birth recorded is "Anne Dasher, born Sept. 21, 1778." The final entry ("My ducks began to lay"), dated 1864. The collection also includes Book I – Vol. I, dated 1936, titled Fay Family of Effingham County, Georgia. Assorted family papers include: Biography of Edward Edwin Foy (1842-1907), written by Eloise Eugenia Foy Ward; one letter dated Jan. 31, 1933, addressed to Mrs. Ella Cordona, regarding a letter she had written attempting to locate George Foy, who had owned Cordona as a slave; and miscellaneous handwritten accounts of births and deaths of Foy family descendants.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rebecca Foy diaries, ms 2787, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Family papers.
Foy family
Georgia -- Genealogy.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diaries and geneologies, 1778-1869, 1933, 1936, 1778-1869